Pepe Forbes

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Pepe Forbes
Born Joseph Forbes
(1917-09-17)September 17, 1917
Gibraltar
Died September 25, 2013(2013-09-25) (aged 96)
Residence London
Nationality British (Gibraltarian)
Occupation Matchmaker
Boxing agent
Years active 1940s - present
Known for Working for promoters Jack Solomons, Barry Hearn and Frank Warren
Home town Gibraltar
Awards EBU special recognition

Joseph "Pepe" Forbes (17 September 1917, Gibraltar - 25 September 2013[1]) is a Gibraltarian matchmaker and boxing agent based in London.

Career[edit]

Forbes began his working life training race horses in Spain. At the outbreak of World War II he moved to England where he found work as a boxing agent.[2]

Forbes has worked with all the major British promoters of the last 60 years, including Jack Solomons, Barry Hearn and Frank Warren.

Awards[edit]

In 2009 Forbes was presented a special recognition by the European Boxing Union for his long and meritorious services to boxing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pepe Forbes passes away, aged 96". BoxRec News. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Boxrec - Pepe Forbes