Vernon Scannell

British boxer and poet

Vernon Scannell (23 January 1922 – 16 November 2007) was a British poet and author. He was at one time a professional boxer, and wrote novels about the sport. He published 53 poems during his career which began in 1961. He was born in Spilsby, Lincolnshire.

Scannell died in Otley, West Yorkshire, England from a long-illness, aged 85.[1][2]


  1. "News in brief", The Observer, 18 November 2007.
  2. "Poet Vernon Scannell dies at 85". BBC News. 17 November 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2010.