Pepe Forbes

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Pepe Forbes
Born Joseph Forbes
(1917-09-17)September 17, 1917
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.


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.


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


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