Tag: boxing

Clark Street Boxing Match, 1909

Heavy penalties were dished out in Hamilton Sheriff Court to several individuals at the end of April 1909, after they set up and participated in an illegal outdoor boxing event Blantyre. Standing in court was Daniel McGoldrick of Airdrie, John Boyle of Burnbank, Thomas Maxwell of Hamilton, Joseph Smith of High Blantyre and Thomas Connelly […]

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 […]