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 […]

Eddie Miller, Featherweight Boxer

Thank you to Michael Gillan who nominated Blantyre boxer, Eddie Miller into our Hall of Fame.Michael emailed me, “Eddie was a Blantyre person who moved to Australia and became featherweight champion of Australia, beating Ronnie clayton for the british empire featherweight championship.” Eddie Miller was born in Blantyre, Scotland on May 10th 1917. At the height of his […]

1967 Blantyre Thistle Football Club

This photo is shared with written permission from Margaret McGaulley. Pictured in the 1960s is Blantyre Thistle and features her dad. Blantyre Thistle 1967— with Jimmy Perry, Joe Stoney, Davey French, George Longmuir, Hugh Swan, John Agnew, James Robertson, Terry Murphy, John Gorrance, Pat Cleary, Bill McMahon, Derek Burns, Eddie O’farrell, Dendy McCarroll (Manager), Walter […]