Duke McKenzie was born in 1963 in Croydon, South London, the youngest of five brothers including the former British & Commonwealth Light Welterweight Champion, Clinton.
During an illustrious Amateur career, he represented his country on many occasions and won the highly prestigious London ABA flyweight title. Duke naturally turned professional and in 1982 won his debut fight at Wembley, which was the beginning of one of the most distinguished Boxing careers ever known in Britain since the great Bob Fitzimmons at the turn of the century.
Duke went on to win World titles at three different weights, an achievement matched by only a handful of fighters in the long history of the sport.
Duke is full of wonderful stories to tell, and is a very good after dinner speaker.