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Annual May Dinner/Boxing tickets at The Brewery Now Available We are pleased to announce that our Annual May Boxing/Dinner Show, tournament against Belfast will take place this year on Friday 17thMay, 2013 at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD This year’s Annual Boxing/Dinner Show promises to be an exciting evening of Boxing, showing off our National Champs and future hot boxing prospects ! Ticket price for this Event will remain the same as last year at £100 per person. Tables of 8, 10 & 12 are available. As usual Dress code is Black tie or regular Suit & tie . Order of the evenings events/times /Details will be finalised and released in the coming weeks. If you would like to book a table please could you let us know as soon as possible as this event sells very quickly and there is only a limited amount of tables at this venue. We would require a deposit of £60 per person on reserving a table and the balance by 3rdMay, 2013. Cheques to be made payable to ‘Repton Boys Club’ and sent to 2/10 Ezra St, London, E2 7RH Please do not hesitate to contact Myself at firstname.lastname@example.org or our club sec Christine Veatrite on 0207 739 8567 or email@example.com If you require any further information about the show or direct payment details. May we take this opportunity to say your kind support is very much appreciated and without you The Repton would not be able to be one of England’s top amateur boxing clubs. We do hope you will be able to support us again this year ! We look forward to hearing from you Best Wishes Mark Newman Repton Boxing Club
...Juniors Win Well for Repton The Repton Junior Squad proved they can do Well for the club with 10 out 12 going through to the next round of The 2013 Junior ABA's. The Full results and weights of our boxers are listed below : Myley Doran 50 kgs...Winner Jimmy Smith 63kgs...Winner...Boxed twice won twice Alfie Smith 70 kgs...Winner Billy Beer 57 kgs...Winner Jordan Flynn 63 kgs...Winner Callum Eade 54 kgs...Lost Sunny Edwards 48kgs class 5...Bye Harvey Horne 48 kgs class 6...Bye Reggie Thrower 54 kgs ...Bye James Branch 86 kgs... Bye Andreas Wallace 60 kgs...Lost Joe Keller 66 Kgs...Winner...Boxed twice won twice Well Done to those boys who got through...Boxed well won well! Unlucky to those boys who got beat...they go on to gain the strength to win next time! ...The next round of the Junior ABA's will beat Feltham in 2 weeks time on Sunday 28th April
12 Repton Boys in 2013 Junior ABA's So far this season we have enjoyed some success and produced some worthy Champions. Now it s the turn of the Juniors to show us what they can do in this years Junior ABA's. We have 12 entries for the preliminaries this year. The boxers competing are listed below : Myley Doran, Jimmy Smith, Alfie Smith, Billy Beer, Jordan Flynn, Callum Ede, Sunny Edwards, Harvey Horne, Reggie Thrower,Andreas Wallace, Joe Keller and James Branch The venue for this years preliminaries is Hayes Working Men's Club, Pump Lane, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 3NB. Times TBC, for more information contact the London ABA: 020 7252 7008. On 26th April we will be staging our Annual Open Class Junior/Senior Show at East Ham working mans club The Address for the venue is: East Ham Working Men's Club 2 Boleyn Road London,E6 1QE Phone: 020 8472 0712 Finally on the 3rd May we will be sending a Squad of Boxers to Sunderland for the reurn match against Sunderland. We wish all our boys the Best of Luck in the ABA Championships this year. Details of all results will be posted on this Blog site.
Sam McNess in this years ABA Elite Final We have a busy month with Championship Boxing most weekends in April. This weekend, the preliminaries of the Junior London ABA's start. Details of all Repton Entries and Venue are available on a seperate Blog on this site. The Finals of the Elite ABA's will be taking place on the 20th April. Repton Boxer Sam McNess will be in the Final. On the 26th April ReptonBC will be staging a Junior/Senior Open Class Show at The East Ham Working Mans Club. On The 3rd May Repton will be travelling to Sunderland for the Annual Repton vs Sunderland Match. Details of all ABA Elite Finalists on 20th April and Venue are below: 48kg Waleed Din (Sheffield Lane Top) v Luqmaan Patel (Earlsfield) 51kg Jack Bateson (Burmantofts) v Joel Spragg (Brighton City) 54kg Marc Leach (Ardwick Lads) v Lucien Reid (West Ham) 57kg Jack Daniel (Kellys) v Reece Bellotti (South Oxhey) 60kg Ryan Fillingham (Army) v Isaac Dogboe (Territorial Army) 63.5kg Josh Kelly (Houghton and District) v Chris Mbwakongo (Lynn) 67kg Jeff Saunders (Army) v Sam McNess (Repton) 71kg Scott Fitzgerald (Larches and Savick) v Luke Saunders (West Ham) 75kg Adam Farrell (Salisbury) v Felix Cash (Guildford) 81kg Ashley Vanzie (KBW Dewsbury) v Ricky Crotty (Hoddesdon) 86kg Jack Massey (Northside) v Christopher Billam-Smith (Poole) 91kg Declan Fusco (South Durham) v Greg Bridet (Heart of Portsmouth) 91kg+ Anthony Richardson (Army) v Nicholas Webb (Woking) The finals take place at Rainton Meadows Arena at 4pm Saturday 20 April. Tickets for the 2013 ABAE Elite Championship Finals are now on sale. Tickets are only available by calling 0114 223 5639 or 0114 223 5636. If you are unable to get through please try again as we are unable to return answerphone messages. Ticket lines are open from 10am until 3pm. Ringside tickets are now sold out, but you can buy stalls tickets for £20 and we have a limited number of VIP tickets available at £50. A limited number of tickets are also available to buy in person from Rainton Meadows Arena
...Sam McNess Through to ABA Elite Finals! After digesting the devastating News about former Repton Boxer Michael Norgrove, we had to get 2 Repton boys through the semi-finals of the Senior ABA Elite Finals. First up Chris Ali. He had a difficult hurdle to overcome in the shape of last years ABA Champ, Reece Bellotti. Chris gave his all and boxed his heart out, but last years champ, Bellotti proved too strong on the day and got the decision. Next up Sam McNess. Sam (pictured right) boxed well and won well, giving the club the only ABA finalist this year which will be taking place on Saturday 20th April 2013 Venue : Rainton Meadows Arena, Mercantile Road, County Durham, DH4 5PH. Weigh In: - 12.30 - 14.30. Boxing 15.00. Other Calender events are The Junior ABA's where we have 11 boys boxing Saturday 13th April Venue : Lawrence ABC Marsh Lane Lymington Weigh In 11.00-1pm boxing to start 1.30pm On April 26th We have The Repton BC 'Open Class' Juniors and Seniors Show at East Ham Working mans Club. More details in Next weeks Blog.
R.I.P....Michael Norgrove loses fight for his Life We are saddened to hear that Ex Repton Boxer Michael Norgrove has died nine days after collapsing in the ring at The Blackfriars Venue London, doing what he loved. ...The Following article was on 'Boxing Rec' The 31 year-old light-middleweight (5-0) from Woodford Green passed away nine days after being admitted to hospital following his collapse in the ring during a bout in London. On Thursday 28th March, unbeaten 31 year-old Norgrove boxed Sedgley’s Tom Bowen (3-4-1) in a contest the Zambia-born man was expected to win. It was the second fight of the evening on what was the first bill at the Ring, Blackfriars, for 73 years. It turned out to be the last bout of the night. The fights scheduled to follow Norgrove v Bowen were cancelled after a completely unexpected tragedy ensued. Norgrove made a good start, knocking Bowen down in the first round. However, he was pulled out of the bout by referee Jeff Hinds after 29 seconds of the fifth round with the official reportedly noticing something unusual about the fighter’s appearance. Hinds made a prescient decision. The boxer then collapsed and received immediate medical attention. He was then rushed to hospital where he was operated on to treat a bleed on the brain. Boxer Phil Gill was the house second on the night and posted on the BoxRec forum the morning after the tragedy unfolded. “It was a horrible thing to see happen he hadn’t taken a single big shot so makes you wonder where the damage was done,” wrote Gill. “[He] was up in the fight having dropped the other lad in the first round. “I know refs and the board get slagged a lot but I felt Jeff Hinds [the contest’s referee] was spot on in calling a halt to the fight before Mike collapsed and never got hit with anything. [It] was well spotted. The oxygen and docs were in there within seconds.” Gill posted this afternoon: “He put up a hard fight. [There were] lots of complications after surgery [he] was up and down they took him off the sedation and ventilators few days ago and it was a matter of waiting for him to wake up but .. xxxxx” Norgrove’s first five fights were on shows promoted by Steve Goodwin. Goodwin told BoxRec News this afternoon: “I am proud to have been associated with Michael. He was always a kind and warm human being, a very talented boxer and it is a very sad loss to everyone who ever met him. “My thoughts go out to his family.” Jon Briggs, who specialises in interviewing novice pros for this website, spoke to Michael Norgrove back in September 2010. Having turned over five months earlier, Norgrove had won his first two contests. Norgrove said: "I know it’s a bit early to start talking belts and titles just yet but aside from getting paid isn’t that why boxers step into the ring?... I want to move up quite quickly, I want to step up a good level every fight. I haven’t got time to waste as I’m 30 in January.” The headline of the piece was taken from his last quote – ‘Michael Norgrove: I haven’t got time to waste’. A tragedy that no one knew, least of all Michael himself, that he would have such little time at all. Our thoughts from all at The Repton are with Michaels Family & Friends at this sad time. Article by Submitted by Ian McNeilly on 6 April, 2013 - 12:06
Chris Ali & Sam McNess in ABA Semi's After a well earned Easter break, its back to business as usual for The Repton and its Busy squad of Boxers. This weekend Chris Ali and Sam McNess will be Boxing in the Elite ABA semi-finals. For those of you who would like to come along and give your support, the address & details of the venue is below Semi Finals South 57kg Chris Ali (Repton) v Reece Bellotti (South Oxhey) 67kg Sam McNess (Repton) v Adam Grigg (Golden Ring) Saturday 6 April 2013 TA & Army ABC, Napier House, Baring Road, Grove Park, S12 5PH Weigh-in: 11am-1pm Boxing: 1.30pm.We wish Chris and Sam the Best of luck on Saturday
Michael Norgrove in Hospital Light middleweight boxer Michael Norgrove (5-0), from Woodford Green, has been rushed to hospital and is undergoing surgery after collapsing in the ring and suffering suspected bleeding on the brain. Michael boxed for The Repton between 2008 and 2010. He represented the club as an 'OpenClass' Boxer on a number of occasions. During his amateur days 'crowdpleaser' Michael was a powerful boxer and everyone of his contests was an 'all action' humdinger of a bout. Michael was boxing at the Newly refurbished venue 'The Ring' in Blackfriars, the first professional boxing to be staged at the venue in 73 years. The remaining bouts on the card were cancelled. The undefeated 31-year-old, who has five wins from five, was contesting his sixth professional fight when he fell to the ground. With suspected bleeding on the brain, the Zambia-born fighter was immediately taken to hospital where he was operated on. Everyone at The Repton wishes Michael a full recovery and our thoughts are with his family.
Chris Ali and Sam McNess in ABA QuarterFinals Our 2 London ABAE Champs will be in The QuarterFinals of the ABAE 2013 taking place at Harlow Stadium Although some boxers from other regions are boxing in a different part of the country on Saturday, Chris Ali and Sam McNess will be boxing at Harlow Stadium tomorrow (Sunday 24th March.) Below is the entire programme of all the boys boxing in this years ABAE quarter finals this weekend 2013 National ABAE Elite Championships - The quarter finalists Following a weekend of preliminaries all over England, the national stages of the 2013 National ABAE Elite Championships will get underway this weekend; Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March. The quarter finalists are: 48kg Dale Doody (Wednesbury) v Waleed Din (Sheffield Lane Top) - Semi final 48kg Luqmann Patel (Earlsfield) v Paul Tupper (Hoddesdon) - Semi final 51kg Jamie Williams (Trinity) v Joe Maphosa (Middlesborough) 51kg Jack Bateson (Burmantofts) v Adam Whitfield (Army) 51kg Joel Spragg (Brighton City) v Marcus Hodgson (Launceston) 54kg Raza Hamza (Aston) v Alex Foulkes (Wirral Community Police) 54kg Marc Leach (Ardwick Lads) v Shamim Khan (Army) 54kg Jake Avenal (Harwich) v Lucien Reid (West Ham) 54kg Joshua Pritchard (Moneyfields) v Kyle England (Bideford) 57kg Alimaan Hussain (Aston) v Michael Hatfield (Headland) 57kg Jack Daniel (Kellys) v James Allen (Army) 57kg Danny May (Norwich Diamonds) v Chris Ali (Repton) 57kg Jimmy Cooper (Golden Ring) v Reece Bellotti (South Oxey) 60kg Jordan Cooke (Triumph) v Josh Leather (Wellington) 60kg Joe Knight (Sandygate) v Ryan Fillingham (Army) 60kg Kieron Reading (Chalvedon) v Isaac Dogboe (Territorial Army) 60kg Joe Yugi (Moulsecoomb) v Tyler Davies (NSC) 63.5kg Samuel Bowden (Earl Shilton) v Josh Kelly (Houghton and District) 63.5kg Darren Tetley (Platinum) v Martin Stead (Army) 63.5kg Martin Hansell (Brentwood) v Chris Mbwakongo (Lynn) 63.5kg Ashley Leigh (Stacey) v Alfie Price (Hoddesdon) 67kg Ryan Fields (South Normanton SOB) v Tom Simpson (Knowsley Vale) 67kg Connor Loftus (Burmantofts) v Jeffrey Saunders (Army) 67kg Ryan Frost (Harwich) v Sam McNess (Repton) 67kg Adam Grigg (Golden Ring) v Oshane Clarke (Reading) 71kg Ekow Essuman (Bilborough Community) v Louis Cunningham (Wellington) 71kg Scott Fitzgerald (Larches and Savick) v Adam Watson (Royal Air Force) 71kg Liam Goodjohn (Haddenham) v Luke Saunders (West Ham) 71kg Bradley Pauls (Golden Ring) v Jack Bellingham (Pilgrims) 75kg Otis Treasure (The Studio) v Adam Farrell (Salisbury) 75kg Martin Mongon (Bridgewater Salford) v Trevor Littler (Army) 75kg Christopher Goddard (Canvey Island) v Lerrone Richards (Earlsfield) 75kg Felix Cash (Guildford) v Adam Harper (Tewksbury) 81kg Connor Robson (Bulkington Sports and Social) v Dean Laing (Birtley) 81kg Ashley Vanzie (KBW Dewsbury) v John Pontone (Army) 81kg Karl Tansley (Ferry Street) v Joshua Buatsi (South Norwood And Victory) 81kg Chevron Clarke (Gravesham) v Ricky Crotty (Hoddesdon) 86kg Callum Power (Melton Mowbray) v Michael Watson (Toothill) 86kg Jack Massey (Northside) v Christian Flynn (Army) 86kg Christopher Reddon (Southend) v Ricardo Slue (Fitzroy Lodge) 86kg Biola Kudos (Heart of Portsmouth) v Chris Billam-Smith (Poole) 91kg Simon Barclay (Corby) v Declan Fusco (South Durham) 91kg Charlie Schofield (Northside) v Chezerae Nihell (Army) 91kg Gary Daley (Southend) v Martin McDonagh (Lynn) 91kg Greg Bridet (Heart of Portsmouth) Walkover 91kg+ Joshua Quailey (Melton Mowbray) v Alan Johnson (Sutton) 91kg+ Danny Williamson (St Vincents) v Antony Richardson (Army) 91kg+ Osamuede Omoregie (Fitzroy Lodge) Walkover 91kg+ Nicholas Webb (Woking) Walkover The Quarter finals at Harlow are at 'Harlow Stadium' The Pinnacles, Roydon Rd, Harlow, CM19 5DY Tickets £15 Weigh-In 12-2pm Boxing commences 2:30pm for more info Phone:01279 426804 We wish our boys The Best of Luck...Come along and support ReptonBC and Help Keep Amateur Boxing Alive !
Result for Repton ! The Annual Belfast trip started with a difficult journey to Belfast in Blizzard conditions and power cuts. The tournament was hit with no shows and 3 of our team unable to box through lack of opponents. The boys who did box were Tommy Tear, Karol Ozimkowski, Steve Addison, Lawrence Okoele, Jordan Blake and Bobby Foreman. All our boys boxed well and had convincing wins, including a 2nd round stoppage from Steve Addison. Results were Tommy Tear (Repton) beat Petru Ursu on points Karol Ozimkowski (Repton) beat James McDonaugh on points Steve Addison (Repton) stopped L.Doherty in the second round Lawrence Okoele9Repton) beat on points C.Devaney Jordan Blake (Repton) beat on points C.Forward Bobby Foreman (Repton) beat on points P.Knocker 6 Bouts with 6 wins was an impressive nights work from our 'Reptonites' who were definately on form, while steamrolling the 'Dockers' under tricky conditions. Superb performance ! Well done boys ...Safe journey home !
2 New London ABA Champs & Belfast Trip Congratulations to our 2 New London Champs... Chris Ali... at Under 57kgs Sam McNess ... at Under 67 kgs Both boys Boxed well and won well. Disappointment for Umar Sadiq, Simon Lewis & Romario Wallace who lost thier bouts, but carry on to box another day! We have our team in place for the Belfast tournament. The Squad will be travelling to Belfast on the 21st March, Boxing on the 22nd and returning on the 23rd. The team is as follows ...Team Captain Ryan Pickard, Lawrence Okoele, Bobby Foreman, Tommy Tear, Jordan Blake, Steve Addison, Robert Garvey, Michael Dymitrshak and Karol Ozimkowski. We wish them all the best of Luck. On Sunday 24th The ABA Senior quarter Finals will be taking place at Harlow Stadium, The Pinnacles Roydon Rd, Harlow, CM19 5DY 01279 426804 The Weigh-in is between 12 midday and 2pm...Boxing Commences at 2:30pm tickets on the door £15 Our Featherweight Champ Chis Ali will be boxing, but Sam McNess gets a bye to the Semi-Finals which will be on 6th April at the T.A.Army ABC, Napier house, Grove Park, Baring Rd, SE12 0B8...weigh-in 11am - 1pm (No Under14's) Best of Luck to Chris Ali on Sunday...come along to Harlow to support the club and Amateur Boxing !
Barker aims for big guns after blitzing Rotolo - 11/03/2013 Darren dazzles at Wembley Former Repton Warrior Darren Barker is aiming for a big summer showdown after he dismantled Simone Rotolo in four rounds at the Wembley Arena A beautiful uppercut from Barker rocked the Italian in the second half of the opener and he hit the deck as Barker dug in a body shot after picking some terrific shots in a calculated assault. Rotolo survived the round but was shaken by spiteful work in the second and third rounds from the former European champion who moved into top gear in the fourth round, hurting the Italian champion on several occasions, and ultimately forcing him to retire on his stool. Barker was clinical and powerful in the ring as he boxed for the second time in three months, and the new IBF Inter-Continental middleweight champion is eyeing big fights with the likes of Andy Lee, Matthew Macklin, Martin Murray and Peter Quillin. “I want to fight these World class fighters, whether they’re the World champions or the domestic guys,” said Barker. “It's exciting times as there are big fights out there for me and I'll get back in the gym in a couple of weeks and Tony Sims and Eddie Hearn will sit down and sort that out for me. “I'm game and I'll fight anyone, I proved that when I went to America and fought Sergio Martinez and I'm ready for a big fight now. “I haven't fought twice in three months since I started, but I feel so good right now, I was so sharp in the gym and training has been going well. I'm buzzing, I feel like a young man again and I don't want to be out of the gym,”
...London ABA's on Saturday & Belfast Trip Next week Right in the middle of a busy National title campaign for our Open Class seniors, we have selected the team to go to Belfast next week The team is as follows ...Team Captain Ryan Pickard, Lawrence Okoele, Bobby Foreman, Tommy Tear, Jordan Blake, Steve Addison, Robert Garvey, Michael Dymitrshak and Karol Ozimkowski. The boys will be flying to Belfast on the 21st March, Boxing on the 22nd and back on the 23rd. On Saturday 16th March 5 Repton boxers will be making thier bid to become this year's London ABA Champs at Croydon's Fairfield Halls. The Semi-Finals will take place in the afternoon and the Finals in the evening. The Repton ABA title Squad is as follows... Chris Ali... Under 57kgs Ramario Wallace ...under 63.5 kgs Sam McNess ...under 67 kgs Umar Sadiq ...under 81 kgs Simon Lewis ...under 86 kgs We wish all our boys The Best of Luck on Saturday and for next week in Belfast !
Repton Vs Belfast May Boxing/Dinner Show Tickets Now Available ! We are pleased to announce that our Annual May Boxing/Dinner Show, tournament against Belfast will take place this year on Friday 17thMay, 2013 at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD To give you a brief update of our progress, so far this season the hard work and dedication has paid off for our Boxers. Repton BC have produced 11 Gold Medalists & 1 Silver Medal at The ‘Hancock BoxCup’ Multi-National Games in Denmark, 19 Junior NE Divs Champs, 8 Junior London Champs, 5 NABC National Champions, 1 ABA National Novice Champ and just last week 7 National ABA Schoolboy Champs, equalling a 30 year old record set by The Repton in 1983. On March 21stwe will be sending a team to Belfast and the return match will take place at this venue on May 17th This year’s Annual Boxing/Dinner Show promises to be an exciting evening of Boxing, showing off our National Champs and future hot boxing prospects ! Ticket price for this Event will remain the same as last year at £100 per person. Tables of 8, 10 & 12 are available. As usual Dress code is Black tie or regular Suit & tie . Order of the evenings events/times /Details will be finalised and released in the coming weeks. If you would like to book a table please could you let us know as soon as possible as this event sells very quickly and there is only a limited amount of tables at this venue. We would require a deposit of £60 per person on reserving a table and the balance by 3rdMay, 2013. Cheques to be made payable to ‘Repton Boys Club’ and sent to 2/10 Ezra St, London, E2 7RH Please do not hesitate to contact Myself at firstname.lastname@example.org or our club sec Christine Veatrite on 0207 739 8567 or email@example.com If you require any further information about the show or direct payment details. May we take this opportunity to say your kind support is very much appreciated and without you The Repton would not be able to be one of England’s top amateur boxing clubs. We do hope you will be able to support us again this year ! We look forward to hearing from you Best Wishes Mark Newman Repton Boxing Club
Repton BC are proud to announce, we now have 'The Legendary' Boxing Writer and Sun Columnist, writing a monthly blog for The Repton Website... ...Bethnal Green's Finest ! Repton will always have a special place in the heart of every East Londoner who loves boxing - and I'm no exception. I have been privileged to have covered the careers of some of the greatest fighters of all time in the fifty years I've been writing about the sport. Muhammad Ali,Larry Holmes, Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler,Tommy Hearns, Roberto Duran are just a few of the giants of the ring who had me travelling the world to report on their finest triumphs. But nothing has given me more pleasure than reporting on the successes of the men who learned to box at Bethnal Green's finest. Repton has produced so many champions you would need to produce a book as thick as War and Peace to name them all. But there's no doubt in my mind that John H.Stracey, will rank as Repton's most accomplished graduate. John was a national schoolboy champion,junior and senior ABA champion and when he turned pro British, European and world welterweight champion. What still hurts me nearly forty years after the event is the fact I wasn't allowed to go to Mexico City to see Stracey's glorious world title victory over the peerless Jose Napoles. My Sports Editor had got it into his head John had no chance against Napoles. He told me "I'm not sending you on a week's holiday to Merico to see Stracey knocked out". Despite a blazing row he wouldn't budge. Instead I listened to Des Lynam's BBC radio commentary and when Napoles floored Stracey in the first round I had visions of my Sports Editor gloating "I told you so". But the rest as they say is history. Stracey picked himself up off the canvas and was crowned champion of the world after battering Napoles to a six round defeat. At least my Sports Editor learned his lesson - he never stopped me going abroad with a British fighter again. Being around Stracey was certainly never dull. The night he knocked out RogerMenetrey in Paris to win the European championship provided a hilarious finale to a magnificent occasion. The whole of the East End seemed to be celebrating John's memorable victory at the Meridien hotel's crowded bar - including some notorious faces from the Bethnal Green area. Well after midnight when everyone was extremely happy to say the least a little fella went round the bar with a hat requesting "Give a bung for the barman" Cockneys always a generous lot and grateful to the extremely efficient and hard-working bar tender soon filled the hat with thousands of francs. When the barman closed up just before dawn someone shouted "Where's the bung for the barman". It didn't take long for us to realize the little geezer had scarpered with the cash. I was expecting an explosion of rage but nothing could have been further from the truth. Sid Cain.one of John's mates and himself a professional fighter, along with many others, was full of admiration for the tea-leaf Cain said "B----- me. I didn't realise the geezer was earning". Till next time …Best wishes Colin Hart