Eastleigh Boxing Club is in mourning following the passing of Michael Uzebu-Isje MBE, aged 83.

A Commonwealth Games bronze medal winner in 1958, he moved to England from Nigeria as a 12 year-old cabin boy before settling in Eastleigh.

After winning more than 200 fights as an amateur light-welterweight he became a respected coach and was awarded an MBE for services to the sport nine years ago.