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His professional boxing career began on May 27th 1993 when he beat Rick North on a unanimous decision in his home town of Bristol.
Within his first year, Catley had notched up 7 straight wins and was given the opportunity in November 1994 to compete against an iconic British Boxing Legend - Kirkland Laing. Glenn stopped Laing within 5 rounds which elevated him up through the British Rankings and a step closer to his first goal within the paid ranks of becoming a British Champion.
The next three years would see him develop as a recognisable charismatic figure on the British Boxing scene and on January 10th 1998 Catley had positioned himself as the Mandatory Challenger to face long standing British Middleweight Champion Neville Brown.
After eight compelling rounds, Brown failed to come out for the 9th round and Glenn was declared the winner and British Middleweight Champion. The explosive fight was noted as being one of the best British Championship fights ever to be screened on Sky Sports.
In the same year, Glenn was unexpectedly given the opportunity to contest for the WBC Super Middleweight World Championship with only 11 days’ notice against fellow Brit Richie Woodhall. Glenn lost to a 12 round controversial decision, which was noted from media and boxing critics alike as being a complete travesty of justice for British Boxing.
This controversial loss enabled Glenn to gain in defeat and positioned him to fight Eric Lucas for the WBC Super Middleweight Final Eliminator. The fight took place in Montreal on December 10th 1999, where Glenn stopped Lucas in the 12th and final round to secure his position as the WBC Super Middleweight Mandatory Challenger and challenger to new Champion Marcus Bayer.
Catley’s second opportunity for World title success came on May 5th 2000. He left nothing to chance and relieved the judges from determining their decision as Glenn knocked out Bayer in the 12th and final round to become the WBC Super Middleweight Champion of the World.
Since retiring from the ring, Glenn is a regular co-commentator on Eurosport, commentating on Boxing Contest’s throughout Europe where he shares his insight knowledge and experience of Championship fights throughout Europe.
"To see you speak about what you did was the most inspiring thing I've ever seen. Made me realise that if I put the effort in, quite a few things are possible. I've never felt that from a speaker before. Probably because I couldn't identify with them".
Glenn accredits a lot of his success in the ring down to Clinical Hypnotherapy, which is why now, since hanging up his gloves, he has since qualified as a clinical Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist.
Glenn has a natural tallent to hold an audience. Having the right after dinner speaker for any event, is fundamental in leaving your guests inspired, entertained and walking away satisfied they’ve had value for money.
I offer a 3 hour presentation to many of CPHT’s schools across the UK, usually in person, but where schools are logistically difficult to attend in person I offer a condensed 90 minute presentation via Skype or Zoom.
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