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Frank Bruno

(1961-), Boxer

Franklin Roy ('Frank') Bruno

Sitter in 6 portraits
British, London-born heavyweight boxer of Jamaican and Dominican descent. He started boxing when he was nine years old at Wandsworth Boys Club in London, he began his professional boxing career in 1982. He went onto win twenty-one consecutive fights through knockout, becoming well known for his punching prowess. During his career he made unsuccessful bids for the world title against Tim Witherspoon (1986), Mike Tyson (1989) and Lennox Lewis (1993) before taking the WBC title on a unanimous point's decision over Oliver McCall at Wembley on 2 September 1995. He was awarded an MBE in 1990. In 2003 he was diagnosed as having Bipolar disorder and helped to raise awareness of the stigma attached to mental health. He remains one of Britain's best-loved sports personalities.

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Frank Bruno, by Tom Wood - NPG 6566

Frank Bruno

by Tom Wood
coloured etching, 1983
NPG 6566

Frank Bruno, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P802

Frank Bruno

by Lord Snowdon
vintage bromide print, 11 February 1983
NPG P802

Frank Bruno, by Chris Moyse - NPG x199251

Frank Bruno

by Chris Moyse
bromide print, November 1983
NPG x199251

Frank Bruno, by Don McCullin - NPG x26502

Frank Bruno

by Don McCullin
bromide print on card mount, 1983
On display in Room 28 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x26502

Frank Bruno, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x30333

Frank Bruno

by Trevor Leighton
bromide print, 24 November 1987
NPG x30333

Lenny Henry; Frank Bruno, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x35346

Lenny Henry; Frank Bruno

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 24 November 1987
NPG x35346


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