I’d like to take this opportunity to recognise the career of Gary Sykes.
I know his decision to retire from the sport he loves was not taken easily, but he can be confident that he was not only a great boxer but also a stand-out ambassador for Dewsbury and in particular Dewsbury Moor.
I got to know Gary well over his career and his dedication, resilience and his ability to remain down to earth are to be admired.
Due to his roots he was able to connect to people young and old and always had to time give back to the community.
Gary was a very humble champion to us all and I wish him and his young family well for the future.
Gary - Dewsbury appreciates you, your career and what you have done for the town.
Coun Darren O’Donovan