Monday, 18 March 2013

Golden Gate Exposition 1939

These three fascinating photographs show Irish boxing legend Tom Sharkey as a guest of honour at the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939.
The fair was held in San Francisco and celebrated, among other things, the city's two newly-built bridges: the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge which had been dedicated in 1936 and the Golden Gate Bridge (1937).
The exposition featured months of events - but what was Sharkey’s role?

Anyone know anymore?

Monday, 4 March 2013


Really enjoyed Danny Leigh's Boxing at the Movies documentary from the BBC.

Danny wisely didn't try to rate the films for the punch they packed - but if we were to try which movie would take the title?

'Top 10' lists are always subjective - for instance, I - gulp - don't really like Rocky that much... (ducks)

For what it's worth, here's my top 3:

1) Raging Bull (predictable, I know)

2) When We Were Kings

3) The Fighter (because Christian Bale is immense)

Agree or disagree? Let me know. I can take it.

* By the way, you can see Danny Leigh's documentary on the BBC i-Player. Follow BOXING AT THE MOVIES.