Bristol's Glenn Cately won the British Middleweight crown on the 17th January 1998 with an eighth round technical decision over Neville Brown. The "Catman" never defended, relinquishing the title to challenge Richie Woodhall for the WBC World Super-middleweight title in September losing by majority decision The fight created controversy with even Richie Woodhall stating “Glenn deserved to win the fight”. Glenn was nominated to box Canada’s Eric Lucas in a final eliminator for the WBC World Title; the contest took place in Montreal, Canada. With the fight in the balance Glenn stopped Eric Lucas in the twelfth round in spectacular fashion to earn his shot at the world title.
On the 6th May 2000 Glenn stopped Markus Beyer in the twelfth and final round at the Ballsporthalle, Frankfurt,Germany to win the WBC World Super-middleweight championship. Glenn became the first boxer from Bristol to hold a WBC World Championship. In his first defence of the World Title, Glenn was stopped in South Africa in the 12th round by "The Rose of Soweto" Dingaan Thobela on the 1st September 2000. The contest was shrouded in controversy as allegations were made of Thobela having loaded bandages. The WBC granted Glenn another shot at the title but he was knocked out in July 2001 by former foe Eric Lucas in Canada. Glenn twice lost out on points in controversial manner to Germany's Danilo Haussler for the European title. Glenn retired in 2003 but made a comeback with 2 stoppage victories in November 2006 and February 2007 before finishing with a record of 29-7 (21 KOs).
Since Retiring from Boxing Glenn has now qualified as a clinical Hypnotherapist and psychotherapist and is a fellow member of the National Council of Hypnotherapists where his aim is to help client’s with Sporting Performance Anxiety, Stress, Panic Attacks, Phobias Smoking and much more.
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