This page is completely dedicated to what Johnny Oliver has to say. All of Johnny Oliver’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to Johnny Oliver came from an article called When Anthony Joshua, James DeGale and George Groves fought in Las Vegas: “We had some fantastic fun. We made a dream come true.”.
Yeah, we did that completely wrong. It came to £12,000 in total, to take a team out there. We went to the committee [of Finchley Boxing Club] and they said no.
Me and Jimmy had a second-hand furniture shop and one day Jimmy comes into the shop and tells me he met a bloke who would give us some money for Las Vegas. I said 'we'll see' and sure enough about an hour later Jimmy comes back and says 'John, this [...]
The Americans always tried to swindle us, a lot of their boxers were boxing under different names. They had a kid, Tim Coleman, who boxed on several of the shows we put on. A few years later he was boxing in London and I said to the person sat next [...]
Had Jimmy not passed away, he would have collected those two awards with me and it would have meant as much to him as it does to me.
He turned to me and said, I want to bring a team of amateurs out here and have them box some Americans. I said 'are you f***ing mad?' The Americans start boxing at the age of eight and we'd seen plenty of them in Vegas, they're phenomenal. Jimmy and[...]
We had some fantastic fun. We made a dream come true.
It became a monster. The shows would take 12 months to organise. Every year we'd get back and have to start planning the next one straight away.