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VIDEO: Tyson Fury joins boxing fans in paying tribute to Morecambe fight trainer

Tyson Fury and Isaac Lowe with young boxers at Saturday's show. Dave Harrison from Coastal is pictured bottom right.

Tyson Fury has joined other members of the Morecambe boxing community in paying tribute to a highly-respected trainer and promoter.

The world heavyweight champion attended the Coastal Amateur Boxing show in Morecambe on Saturday night where the audience paid their respects to the club's founder Frank Harrington.

A traditional '10-bell salute', where the ring bell was rung 10 times as the crowd stood in respectful silence, took place before the show to honour the former professional fighter from Morecambe, who died in December aged 61.

This was the first show at the Red Rose Community Centre in Morecambe since Frank (pictured below on the left with trainer Dave Higham and boxer Josh Sharp) passed away.

He set up the community centre and boxing club more than 10 years ago, and was a successful trainer of many promising young boxers.

Related Story: True legend of local boxing dies aged 61 - Beyond Radio

At the interval, Frank Harrington's partner Marian Love was presented with a special award - Frank's official coaching badge.

He had applied for the badge before he died, and was awarded it posthumously by England Boxing - North West.

Marian was joined in the ring by Coastal trainers Dave Higham, Bob Howard and Jamie Wakeman.

Here is video footage of the 10-bell salute before the show.

Fury, the WBC Heavyweight Champion, and his training partner, featherweight fighter 'Westgate Warrior' Isaac Lowe, were among the spectators at Saturday's event, and posed for photographs with fans, boxers and coaches. 

They watched as many of Frank's proteges did him proud with superb displays on the night.

Troy Gallagher from Coastal won a unanimous decision in an elite seniors bout against a tough opponent in Ahmed Mohsin from Longsight Amateur Boxing Club.

Here is video of Troy in action.

Dave Reay put in a slick performance to beat Sufian Shahzad from Longsight via unanimous decision.

Coastal's Billy Thompson and Dave Harrison also caught the eye with their displays in 'skills' contests where the judges do not score.

There were defeats on the night for England Schoolboys Champion Josh Sharp (pictured below, right), who lost a unanimous decision to Isa Hussain from Longsight, Leo Mountain who lost on points to Jack Burrows from Carlisle Villa, and Aimal 'Milo' Sherifi who was beaten by an extremely quick and talented opponent in Chara Ruaengprat from Carlisle Villa.

Lancaster Boxing Club was also represented at the show, as William Johnson beat Josh Taylor from Ormskirk on points, and Gordie Beveridge took part in a 'skills' contest.

*Coastal's Declan Wakeman will be in action this coming weekend at the national amateur boxing finals in Oxford.

Declan won his third North West regional title last weekend, beating an opponent who was runner-up in the country last season.

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