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Latest Black Country Boxing news plus a history of boxing on the Black Country Bugle. Read about boxing fights through the years and current day bouts. From featherweight boxing greats to the heavyweights, you can read all about it on the Black Country Bugle.

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    The Bonny Evans Story

    The portrait of a Black Country lad who had 300 fights – but faced his toughest battle after his ring career was finished...  A faded photo in...

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    The Tipton Slasher

    His Vital Statistics: William Perry was born at Tipton in 1819 and died on December 24, 1880. In his fighting prime he stood exactly six feet in height and...

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    The Hal Cartwright Story

       Hal Cartwright was born on September 15th 1912, in Rifle Row, Tipton – a tough neighbourhood where the ring exploits of "The Tipton Slasher"...

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    Bert Adey Wolverhampton Featherweight

      Bert Adey entered the schoolboys 150 yards sprint event at Molineux in 1907. Bert was "down the field" on that occasion but persevered. In 1908 he...

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    Tom Whitehouse - The Tipton Tornado

    Tom Whitehouse, born at Eve Hill, Dudley, but better known for his Tipton connections as mine-host at The Doughty Arms, crammed 298 fights into a career which...

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    Barney Tooley

      We published a semi-fictional article on The Boxing Booths, featuring that great old-time Brierley Hill scrapper, Barney Tooley. In so doing it appears...

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    The Bare-Knuckle Battlers

      Many of today's fight-game enthusiasts look back upon 19th century prize-ring "greats" as a breed of teak-tough supermen who died out with the...

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    Joe Goss

    a great Black Country bare-fist battler In the 19th century annals of the Prize Ring there is little doubt that the towering figure of William Perry - The...

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    Charlie Mitchell

    The Black Country fighter who was the first man to knock John L. Sullivan off his feet Charlie Mitchell, Joe Goss and Tom Allen are just three of the World-Clas...

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    The Only Man Who Beat Tom Sayers

    from The Great Bare-knuckle Days   Few students of the 18th century Prize-ring history would argue with the contention that Tom Sayers was the greatest...

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    Perry v Paddock - 1850

    Great Fights from the Bare-Knuckle Days........ Although the London and Bristol pugilists held sway for many years in the  prize-ring, by 1850 "The...

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    Neat v Hickman - 1821

    Great Fights from the Bare-Knuckle Days....... The Bill Neat - Tom Hickman fight which took place on Hungerford Downs, on December 12, 1821, has gone down in...

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    Bill Perry v Tom Sayers - 1857

    Great Fights from the Bare-Knuckle Days....... The career and background of each fighter provide clues on which we shall base the story of the fight and its...