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Birmingham boxers?

alandeej

knowlegable brummie
I've been given some photo's that my late dad had, as he was a keen boxing fan the photo's I have are of boxers.
Does anyone know who they are:

Roy Baird & Ray Corbett ring any bells (pardon the pun)?
I think their promotor was Al Lawley and the address on the photo's is 267 Icknield Port Road, B'ham 16.
 

Mayfield

Burbury Brummie
I remember a rumour going around the playground at school that the great Wally Swift was drinking in the Queens Head Pub (see picture below). We ran around to the pub at play-time from school and I recall being lifted-up above the window cill to catch a glimpse of the great man... The rumour was correct. mabz


 
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Catkin

Guest
I knew a boxer he owned a shop on the corner of six ways Erdington, his first name was David, cannot recall his second. Boy was he to die for Yummyyyyyyyyyyy...Cat
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
I remember Tommy Jennings from Catherine street Aston he was my friends brother. Dave Bath put a photo on of him last week when he bowled in the same team. He had to give up boxing but I can't remember the reason?. Jean.
 

Louis Dalby

The Ham Man
I remember a rumour going around the playground at school that the great Wally Swift was drinking in the Queens Head Pub (see picture below). We ran around to the pub at play-time from school and I recall being lifted-up above the window cill to catch a glimpse of the great man... The rumour was correct. mabz



I think Jack Hood came from Birmingham, I know he ran a pub at Tanworth- in - Arden.
 

Mayfield

Burbury Brummie
Although not a true Brummie, Pat Cowdell came from the black country and used to work at Fisher & Ludlow's at Castle Bromwich. mabz

Taken from news.bbc.uk


CLASS OF '74 - CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND

Pat Cowdell (England) - Bantamweight
Black Country boy Cowdell was one of three English gold medallists in New Zealand, and he would eventually share a ring with two of the greatest featherweights in history.
In 1981, he came within a whisker of dethroning WBC king and Mexican legend Salvador Sanchez, a 15th-round knockdown probably costing him the decision. Four years later, he was sparked in one round by Ghanaian world champion Azumah Nelson.
 

mossg

master brummie
Owen Moran-Born Hospital Street,Hockley,Birmingham.
Born 1884 Died 1949 in Birmingham.
Became World Bantamweight Champion.Fighting many times in America in fights lasting 20 rounds.
Mike Tyson once said Owen was the best pound for pound fighter ever.

Maurice.
 
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Mossy

Guest
Tommy Pardoe was a Birmingham boxer of the 1920s he boxed from where i used to work Metro Cammell he boxed in the Olympic games before turning Pro

He boxed the great Benny Lynch and boxed his ears off but never got the decision

Mau-reece
 
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oldun

Guest
Jonny Mann ( lightwieght ) won 54 (KO 15) + lost 24 (KO 3) + drawn 13 = 91 born birmingham 04-11-1932 after he retired he worked for Turner bros cliveland st aston.
 

The Baron

master brummie
JOHNNY PRESCOTT the Upper Thomas St School lad coached by Mr Millner school sports teacher. Remember his Fight with Henry Cooper.
 
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d38uh32

Guest
Does anyone remember a boxer called John Henry Coope or Cope back in the late 50's early 60's ?
 

Emmie Germishuys

master brummie
Hi, my grandfather was a Birmingham boxer - do you have more photos of the boxers?

Grandfather's name was Len (Tiger) Smith and his proffessional boxing bouts took place during 1926 and 1940. He had over 200 bouts.

Any info/photos PLEASE?? - THANKS!!
Emmie
 
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