His visited coincided with the opening of the GMB union’s new offices on College Grove Road.
The lunion helped the ex-boxer set up his organisation.
Jerry Nelson, regional secretary of the GMB said: “We have been pleased to help Barry set up the boxers’ union.”
The GMB Union moved its office to the Merrie City from Leeds in November 2000. The spent £150,000 refurbishing Grove Hall, which became their new home.
Mr Nelson added: “We moved from Leeds to improve facilities for our staff and members. The Wakefield premises provides us with more space and better parking.”