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Marcellus Baz

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Marcellus Baz
Born24 September 1975
The Meadows, Nottingham, England
🏳️ Nationality
Other names
💼 Occupation
Boxing teacher, Public Speaker
💵 Salary :
📆 Years active  2013–present
🏅 AwardsBritish Empire Medal; BBC Sports Unsung Hero Award
🌐 Websitewww.marcellusbaz.co.uk

Marcellus Baz BEM (24 September 1975), is the founder and CEO of two organisations; Nottingham School of Boxing and Switch Up. In 2016, "Baz" was named the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards for his support of young people in Nottingham, UK. The same year he also received the British Empire Medal for services to youth boxing and the community.

Baz has been interviewed about youth violence[1], knife crime[2] and UK drug culture[3][4].

Early Life[edit]

Baz was born and raised in the Meadows, Nottingham.

Charitable work[edit]

Baz set up the Nottingham School of Boxing[5] in 2013. It is the sister organisation of Switch Up, a charity that uses sport, mentoring, counselling and education to deliver outreach services to young people in Nottingham.

Switch Up has a number of notable patrons including Olympic Skaters Torvill and Dean and Frank Bruno[6].

Awards and Honours[edit]

  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award: 2016[7]
  • British Empire Medal: 2016[8]


  1. Walter, Stephen (2017-03-04). "Gangland stabbing victims 'pay vets to stitch up wounds to avoid police over snitch fears'". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  2. "Jaden Moodie: Family of murdered 14-year-old deny he had gang links as they warn London's streets are no longer safe for anyone". BBC News. Retrieved 2020-04-20. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "Middle class drug use". Channel 4. Retrieved 2020-04-20. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "From selling drugs to meeting the Queen – one man's extraordinary story | Article | News". UNISON National. 2018-10-12. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  5. Dunkerley, Jennifer (2018-08-17). "Man on the front line of gang crime". Dailystar.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  6. "British Boxing News: Nigel Benn, Frank Bruno, Billy Joe Saunders". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  7. "Sports Personality 2016: Marcellus Baz wins BBC Unsung Hero award". BBC Sport. 18 December 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  8. "Inspiring Nottingham boxing coach among New Year's Honours". The Times. 30 December 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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