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09 Nov 16 20:57
Date Joined: 28 Dec 11
| Topic/replies: 9,353 | Blogger: geordie1956's blog
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.

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Report Burton-Brewers November 10, 2016 11:40 AM GMT
some history here geordie if you're interested
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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