1962 John McDermott vrs VA Juma

I have a wee treat! Following the tribute posted earlier today, there’s a silent film on Pathe News, which features John’s gold winning boxing match in Australia’s Commonwealth Games.

Filmed in 1962, it has now been colourised, and I’ve added sound effects and some music and edited it to 2 minutes. Courtesy of course to Pathe News, this remarkable footage shows the world class skills of John McDermott, MBE. John went on to become a trainer of many local children in Blantyre Miner’s Welfare. Blantyre should be very proud.

His incredible story is told here on Blantyre Project:

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