John Conteh


Former world light-heavyweight champion of the world, John Conteh is one of the most successful British boxers ever and at his peak was considered to be a worthy opponent Muhammad Ali on multiple occasions. Conteh experienced great fame in Britain, often featuring on the back and front pages of daily newspapers at the same time. A wonderful boxing speaker, John is an entertaining and engaging character, delivering after dinner speeches of anecdotal and motivational demeanour.

John began boxing at the age of 10 at The Kirkby Club – home to some of the best amateur boxers including Joey Singleton and Stuart Morton. John won the WBC Light-heavyweight Title in 1974 after defeating Jorge Ahumada and went on to hold the title until 1977. John retired from boxing in 1980 after suffering from hand injuries, his charm and nature within and outside the ring make him one of the nation’s favourite sportsmen.

Aside from his exploits as a boxer, John is also a keen golfer, playing off a handicap of eight and enjoys participating in celebrity golf days as much as he does at events as a boxing speaker. He has also gone on to make appearances in films including Man at the Top and Tank Malling as well as TV programmes including The Weakest Link, Boon and Justice before being awarded MBE in the 2017 Birthday Honours for his services to boxing.

Conteh’s quick wit and scouser attitude make him a favourite event host with corporate and entertainment clients. John can entertain and interact with audiences whilst ensuring proceedings run smoothly to plan and everyone has a good time. John adds real value to events and is a wonderful personality to have on hand. Whether you book John as an after dinner speaker or event host, he is sure to make your function a success.

To book John Conteh as the boxing speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, John is known to cover the following topics:

  • Boxing Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Achieving Success
  • Motivation & Drive