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geordie1956
09 Nov 16 20:57
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Must be a few on here (including myself) who remember him  - never the best boxer but still came back for more despite his limitations

The Derbyshire-born fighter won amateur honours at light-heavyweight and claimed the British heavyweight title as a professional in October 1969.

He lost the belt to Henry Cooper but won it back in 1971 when a victory over Joe Bugner also secured the Commonwealth and European titles.

His career ended in 1972 after 58 wins and 13 losses, and in later life he suffered with dementia.

RIP
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Report Burton-Brewers November 10, 2016 11:40 AM GMT
some history here geordie if you're interested
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http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/swadlincote-boxing-legend-jack-bodell-dies-at-the-age-of-76/story-29882448-detail/story.html
Report Des Pond November 10, 2016 5:10 PM GMT
As a sidenote, Jack once beat the American actor Jack O'Halloran who played the hulking ex-con Moose Malloy in Farewell my Lovely.
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