Nick Manners has an ambition. “I want a piece of history. I boxed on the Elland Road pitch as a fighter and won. I want to go on the pitch as a trainer and win,” he told Boxing Monthly. Manners is one of the Leeds boxing scene’s most colourful and well-known figures, who debuted in 1990 and compiled a record of 11-5-1 (10 KOs). His experience has led to him opening a thriving gym, Precise Accurate Training, and also becoming part of popular Leeds ticket-seller Josh Warrington’s camp. “I started boxing when I was 20,” Manners told BM. “It was a fantastic experience, taking me to places I wouldn’t pay my own money to go. I was in Romania two weeks prior to the revolution. Not sure if that was owt to do with me, like! I was in East Germany, still dust falling from the wall coming down."