Frank Markey was a professional boxer from Blantyre who was active between 1926 and 1944. He boxed at flyweight; bantamweight; featherweight and took part in 159 professional contests.
On Saturday 2nd February 1929, Frank Markey took part in the final for the bantam weight championship of Scotland fighting against opponent Johnny Smith. It wasn’t to be his night with Johnny winning on points much to the displeasure of the crowd. The match was fought at Waverley Market, Edinburgh.
The fight took place over 20 rounds each 3 minutes, which went the full distance, each opponent exhausted. It was a clean fight, which had over 3,000 people attending to watch. 1933 saw a return to form, after a slump in performance.