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Robert Rimmer Jr. biography: 10 things about boxing trainer from Manchester, England

Robert “Rob” Rimmer Jr. is a professional boxing trainer originally from Ashton-Under-Lyne, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom. Here are 10 more things about him:

Robert Rimmer Jr. (©Humberside Police)
Robert Rimmer Jr. (©Humberside Police)
  1. Aside from Manchester, he has known links to other parts of England including Hull, Cheshire, Liverpool and Blackpool.
  2. His father Robert “Bobby” Rimmer Sr. is one of the best known boxing coaches in the U.K.  
  3. He boxed as an amateur.
  4. He was on the professional books of both Oldham Athletic and Bury FC.
  5. He dated Amy Broadbent before she became former Manchester United player Ronnie Wallwork‘s girlfriend.
  6. On November 30, 2006, he used a fish knife to stab Wallwork seven times in the hand, back and stomach while Wallwork was on a night out with Broadbent at the Sugar Lounge night club in Manchester. 
  7. On December 7, 2006, he handed himself into a police station in Manchester.
  8. On December 21, 2007, he was sentenced to five and a half years in prison for stabbing Wallwork.
  9. On November 26, 2022, he was in the corner of his fighter Jack Massey, who won the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) Cruiserweight World Title by beating Bilal Laggoune via technical knockout at Whites Hotel in Bolton, England.
  10. He was 36 years old when the Humberside Police announced on December 6, 2022 that he was wanted in relation to a string of drugs offences in Manchester.

Anyone with information about Robert Rimmer Jr.‘s whereabouts is asked to contact the Humberside Police on its non-emergency 101 line quoting investigation reference 20900368291 or report information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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