LEBA News

Welcome to our News Page. Check in here for regular updates on all LEBA events, meetings and activities. If you have any news relating to LEBA or to boxing in London generally that you’d like to share with us, then please contact us at info@londonexboxers.org.uk

 

JIMMY CLEGG 31/5/1926 - 5/2017

Posted by Paul Fairweather on 29th May 2017From Stephen Powell Jim takes his ‘Final Bow’. Such sad news, Jimmy Clegg well known at LEBA as the man that handed out the ‘Seconds Out’ news sheet each month for over 30 years has passed away. Born May 31st 1926 he died just short of his 91st birthday. What a great character he was, a real dapper dresser, nice suit, collar and tie, with slicked down side hair, and small moustache, he always cut a dash. Jim was a close friend of Charlie Webster, mine host of the Tollington Pub, in Hornsey Road, where LEBA was formed in 1971....more...

ANTHONY JOSHUA MBE 30TH APRIL 2017

Posted by Paul Fairweather on 1st May 2017Congratulations go to AJ on his great win at Wembley on Saturday 30th April,IBO,IBF and WBA CHAMPION,good to see both boxers have respect for each other. In this photo try and pick out John Oliver and Carol Armstrong

Fighting Men of London: Voices from Inside the Ropes

Posted by Alex Daley on 14th Apr 2014My second book, Fighting Men of London, will be published in June 2014 by Pitch Publishing. Set around a series of in-depth interviews, it tells the compelling life stories of seven London-based former professional boxers (five of them LEBA members) who fought between the 1930s and 60s, a golden age of boxing....more...

Book on Boxing Wonderboy out now

Posted by Alex Daley on 27th Feb 2011A biography of 1920s and '30s boxing Wonderboy Nipper Pat Daly, one of our featured East End Boxing Lives fighters, is now available to buy. Nipper Pat was one of Britain's most talented and popular pro boxers of the pre-war era, and is arguably our most gifted young boxer ever. He made his pro debut aged nine, was topping bills in top-line 15-round fights at 14, was ranked in the world's top-10 by America's The Ring magazine aged 16, yet sadly was 'burnt out' by age 17....more...

BRITISH BOXING HISTORY ON FACEBOOK

Posted by Alex Daley on 22nd Aug 2010Fans of Britain's boxing past can share their knowledge and opinions on a new facebook group set up in tribute to the British boxers and fights of yesteryear. There are already some interesting posts on the likes of Ted Kid Lewis, Jimmy Wilde, Jock McAvoy, Len Wickwar and Dave Charnley. Fancy getting involved? Simply follow the link below, sign in to facebook, then click 'Like' to join the group: ...more...

Tom Sayers plaque unveiled

Posted by Alex Daley on 28th Apr 2010
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Our friends at SEBA (the Sussex Ex-Boxers' Association) have unveiled a plaque to honour nineteenth-century world heavyweight champion Tom Sayers. The event took place on 17 April before a crowd that included several generations of Sayers's descendants. The plaque – sculpted by Carl Payne and designed by SEBA president Tommy Mellis – is a fitting tribute to one of boxing's pioneers, and marks the 150th anniversary of his world-title battle with the American John C. Heenan....more...