CBC Sporting Lunch Auction Lots

Our Chester Business Club Sportsman’s Lunch is just around the corner, taking place on Friday March 4 in the Pavilion Suite at Chester Racecourse.

We are pleased to have guest of honour and former World Heavyweight Champion, Frank Bruno, in attendance.

Below is a list of items that we will be selling at auction during the event:


Lot Number 1 – Frank Bruno Autobiography

A personally signed copy of Frank’s new book, Frank Bruno: 60 Years A Fighter.At times harrowing, at times hilarious, but always 100 per cent honest, it is the sporting memoir of the year which pulls no punches. In it Frank opens up on his journey to becoming a World Champion and the fight which has come after retirement with mental ill health.

He lets us in on a lifetime on stage and screen and the thrills-and- spills of life in the public eye. Featuring tributes by Prince Charles, Mike Tyson, Ricky Hatton and a foreword from Piers Morgan. PLUS an interview with Tyson Fury, an unseen ringside chat with Frank & ‘Arry’s, and Bruno’s verdict on ALL of his 45 fights.


Lot Number 2 – Bruno Fight Poster: A rare collector’s item

An actual fight poster from the Frank v. Oliver McCall fight in 1995. The rare thing with this item is that the date is incorrect which puts the value of the item much higher than the actual correctly dated posters.

Frank actually fought and won the fight on the 2nd September 1995 and these are dated July 1995.

Frank  has signed this rare piece of boxing memorabilia.


Lot Number 3 – History-Making Canvas

An actual piece of canvas from the ring used at Wembley when Frank won the World Championship in September 1995.

Signed by Frank Bruno and in a frame with an image of Frank holding the World Championship Belt


Lot Number 4 – Bruno/Tyson Glove

A signed Bruno/Tyson Boxing glove presentation.

With the signatures of Frank Bruno & Mike Tyson on the glove in a dome frame with image from the fight, and Fight programme.


Lot Number 5 – Unique drawing of Frank Bruno by Award-Winning artist

This is an unique opportunity to own an exquisite, one-of-a-kind, hyper-realistic pencil drawing masterpiece of the world renowned British former boxer Frank Bruno by
Samantha Messias multi-award winning hyper-realistic artist specialising in pencil portraits of renowned figures, family loved ones and pets.

Each one of her works is entirely constructed with graphite, charcoal and black coloured pencil, and the results are incredibly remarkable giving the viewer the illusion of looking at a high resolution photograph.

Part of the proceeds from this piece will be going towards the Frank Bruno Foundation supporting healthy bodies and healthy minds as both Frank and Samantha are both huge advocates of mental health awareness and mental wellbeing.

Featured in this piece are two portraits of Frank Bruno, one a headshot and the other in a boxing stance from his days as a champion boxer.


How to submit an auction bid

Bidding will take place at a designated time at our Sportman’s Lunch event.

If you are unable to attend the CBC Sportman’s lunch, but would like to submit an auction bid, you can do so in advance by emailing Bob Clough-Parker at [email protected].