The Krays were notoriously big on boxing, showing a real aptitude for it in their youth – Ronnie was said to overpower every opponent he came across whereas Reggie would take them down with cold, calculated blows.

Ronnie and Reggie in their youth, ready to fight!

Some have even argued that if they hadn’t gone on to become London’s most FEARED gangsters that they would have been successful professional boxers.

After they stepped into the criminal UNDERWORLD, they boxed less and less – but were still very fond of the sport. These boxing gloves signed by the Kray Twins were donated to a charity auction for underprivileged children in 1985.