Tag: boxing

Jacob Naismith – Scottish Intermediate Boxing Champ

A Blantyre boy has been crowned Scottish Intermediate Boxing Champion! Straight into Blantyre’s ‘Ultimate Hall of Fame’ and a mention in the “Blantyre People” forthcoming book. Jacob Naismith (11) lives in Blantyre and trains and fights with O’Neils Amateur Boxing Club in Cambuslang. In an exciting match, Jacob who weighs 35.5 kg was fighting in […]

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 […]

1978 Boxing Successes

A good show was put on by Blantyre Boxers in April 1978 at Meadowbank where the Scottish Youth Boxing Championships were being held. Three were among the medals. Sixteen year old Hugh Kelly who boxed with the Blantyre Miner’s Welfare Club lifted the Bantamweight Class B title. Fellow colleague William Johnstone (16), boxing lightweight just […]