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Morris Phelan

j.hirons1

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Does anyone have any information regarding Morris Phelan, a bare knuckle boxer apparently well known in Birmingham, but cannot find any info regarding his career circa 1890/1900?.
 

mikejee

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I think you may have the wrong period, as the newspaper archives give only one mention of him in the period 1890-1900, and that is as a friend of another boxer who had just died. ( shown below). However , for the period 1860-1869 there are 240 hits (though it is possible that some are for others with the same name)
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j.hirons1

New Member
I think you may have the wrong period, as the newspaper archives give only one mention of him in the period 1890-1900, and that is as a friend of another boxer who had just died. ( shown below). However , for the period 1860-1869 there are 240 hits (though it is possible that some are for others with the same name)
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I think you may have the wrong period, as the newspaper archives give only one mention of him in the period 1890-1900, and that is as a friend of another boxer who had just died. ( shown below). However , for the period 1860-1869 there are 240 hits (though it is possible that some are for others with the same name)
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Thank you so much for heading me in the right direction, obviously boxed much earlier than I thought. appears to have been a member of my Phelan family, whose Gt nephew George Phelan was a boxing promoter during the 20/30s in Birmingham.
 
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