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Christopher

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #45 on: August 16, 2006, 07:33:38 PM »
I just remembered George Connell. He promoted matches in the Ulster Hall.
I don't know much about boxing .. I read about local boxers in the press occasionally. I never heard the name Arthur Anderson. 

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #46 on: August 16, 2006, 07:50:56 PM »
Hi, I don't know any famous Belfast Boxers but my great uncle, William Boyd McGrath was a member of the Corinthians Boxing Club in Belfast in the 30's. I hope that this is of interest to you
Bob

ps I have another with the names on but the file is too big to post at the moment

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #47 on: August 16, 2006, 08:01:59 PM »
Recognise this fella?

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #48 on: August 16, 2006, 08:59:00 PM »
Chris  yes there was a guy by yhe name of Connell a promoter----  he could have been  lepreacaun or a giant -I never sighted him ;)

Christopher

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2006, 10:19:05 PM »
The first National Woman's Boxing summer camp is taking place at the University of Ulster this weekend.
One of those taking part is the young daughter of Belfast born, super middleweight  Ray Close

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #50 on: August 19, 2006, 11:23:07 PM »
I have only been to one live boxing match in my life.Circa 1974,a group of us were passing the KGV1 Youth Centre one Saturday afternoon and noticed that an ABA contest was in place.In we went and when I saw the first heavy punch land,the receiver's head rock,and heard the punch landing I was shaken.Not at all like watching a bout on T.V. We stayed for a while and when the heavy weight boxers were announced the whole proceedings became rather 'excited" .a boxer from the Albert Foundry Club was matched against a boxer who most likely got a long lie in on the 12th.
        "Bate his pan in ,he's only an   rebel". resounded from the Albert Foundry camp.Yes,there was a retort from the opposition but I did not make it out due to a sharp exit from the Hall.

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #51 on: August 19, 2006, 11:41:56 PM »
LOL.   All in the name of sport, eh?   ;D

Y'know, I'm all for the people making their own fun and entertainment.  So what if two guys want to get into a ring and have a bare knuckle fight?  They both know the risks and consequences before they agree to fight.

Our beloved Government is supporting drinking 24 hrs a day and encouraging gambling on a big scale.  How long before they support the other vices?

"I may not agree with you, but I respect your opinion"   "You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it"

Christopher

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #52 on: August 20, 2006, 01:20:19 AM »
The Labour Party is highly addictive, don't start :D
The Labour Party seriously harms you and others around you :D


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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #53 on: August 20, 2006, 10:43:48 AM »
Les,John Prescott for Minister of Vice.
              As for the pugilists,yes,let them' bate' each other senseless(or knack their blaks aff )if they so desire.Anyone who engages in a dangerous sport is welcome to do so.I remember one of my brothers thumping me re a dispute over the prices of rent on Park Lane in a frenzied Monopoly game.Ban all Board games and queue up for your Methadone instead(after you've been to an all night casino and had breakfast in a pub).
                  What was this thread about?

Christopher

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #54 on: August 20, 2006, 02:09:10 PM »
Something to do with pugilism and pugilists giannineo. If you'd like to read about some pugilists
from Newry, Co. Down fighting some Philadelphian pugilists about a month ago click here

giannineo

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #55 on: August 20, 2006, 11:29:27 PM »
Cheers Christopher,you come up with some excellent sites.

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #56 on: October 18, 2006, 06:57:25 PM »
hi i am new to this site and was going over all the threads when i happened on this one about boxers, my granda was paddy brady born in the markets area married and lived in servia st in the falls he was a great boxer in his time, his ring name was jim o brien and was nicknamed" irelands box of tricks " his sons followed in his footsteps, his son tommy bradys ring name was also jim o brien does any one remember them?

Christopher

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #57 on: October 18, 2006, 11:19:28 PM »
Hiya Liz,

Could you put an approximate date on the time when Paddy or Tommy were boxing?

Christopher

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #58 on: October 19, 2006, 02:02:50 AM »
the Boxers O'Briens???????
Jim O,brien  Belfast featherweight had 12 fights------wonn 3 lost 9 rteen 1938------51

 Jim O'brien Belfast    lightweight had 13 fights tween  1950-------57      won 5 lost 8and Bunty Doran beat him twice

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Re: Belfast boxers
« Reply #59 on: October 19, 2006, 05:03:28 AM »
Remember Garnett Denny , I used to go to his house in Mountpottinger  to get his  messages order when I worked in the Co-oP  in Templemore Ave in the 50,s real nice family.
Stan Sloan.