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Melanie Lloyd Dec 9
"During my National Service in Korea, our position was to defend a bloody great hill the size of a mountain known as Kamak-San. To all those who knew it, it was called 'The bastard.' We were more like monkeys than soldiers!" Joe Somerville
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Melanie Lloyd Apr 2
Chilling out at a London Ex Boxers Association meeting with former Olympian and British & Commonwealth welterweight champ, Sylvester Mittee, and former lightweight contender and A-Class referee, Bob 'BF' Williams ...😊
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Melanie Lloyd Apr 29
"The skinheads wanted to be rebellious and they viewed reggae music as such, talking about Babylon. I don't know if that rigid racism thing was for real. They were anti anything that wasn't one of them." Bunny Johnson (first black British heavyweight champion)
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Melanie Lloyd May 9
"Ernie Fossey was someone who genuinely cared about what he did. I love a bloke who can take the piss out of himself, take the piss out of you, and have a good laugh with both of them, and Ernie was like that." Sylvester Mittee
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Melanie Lloyd Apr 25
Former Olympian and British & Commonwealth welterweight champion, Sylvester Mittee, after he became the first black boxer to win the senior ABAs at Repton ABC ... πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯πŸ’₯😊
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Melanie Lloyd Oct 29
"Boxers are a rare breed. We ain't normal. We don't think normal." Billy Schwer
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Melanie Lloyd Nov 27
"Larry O'Connell was one of the best referees I've seen. You wouldn't know he was in there - unless you tried to pull a fast one!" Joe Somerville
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Melanie Lloyd Dec 1
"I didn't do well at school but being with Brendan Ingle in Sheffield was like school. I didn't make it as a world champion, but I'll achieve other things. I was the best fighter I could have been, and I never ducked a soul." Jon Thaxton
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Melanie Lloyd Jan 25
Yours truly with James Cook MBE and Sylvester Mittee. I think Sylvester is having a little snooze ... 😴xx
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Melanie Lloyd Nov 15
As the other boxers on the show would be shadowboxing around him, Joe Somerville used to "warm up" for his fights by doing crosswords in the changing room.
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Melanie Lloyd Jul 15
You are top of the shop ... πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯πŸ’₯😊
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Melanie Lloyd Feb 12
This is an article I wrote based on an interview with James Cook MBE and the Borough Commander of Hackney ... πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯πŸ’₯❀️❀️ ... enjoy ...
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Melanie Lloyd Feb 9
Some beautiful feedback on from ... 😊xxx
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Melanie Lloyd Jan 20
Here is another article with a face from the past, Tony Rabbetts, former Middlesex welterweight from the 80s and amateur coach for 30 years. enjoy ... πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯πŸ’₯
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Melanie Lloyd Dec 9
Colin Lake cut a waif-like figure in his jockey silks, although the steely determination in his eyes and the penetrating stare projected anything but fragility. (Sweet Fighting Man - Ring of Truth)
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Melanie Lloyd Dec 9
"Psidium went on to win the Epsom Derby. I used to look after him, but he was a right randy bugger. I took him to Kempton Park on his first time out, and he was trying to get on top of me!" Former jockey, boxer and renowned trainer, Colin Lake
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Pitch Publishing πŸ“š Sports Books Nov 30
πŸ’¬ Nice mention for ’s πŸ“šπŸ₯Š in latest issue of in piece by on Bunny Johnson. More details and a sample chapter πŸ“–πŸ‘€ of Mel’s ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read here ➑️
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Pitch Publishing πŸ“š Sports Books Nov 21
KNOCKOUT! WELL DONE MEL! πŸ₯Š Great review from a notoriously tough reviewer of reads πŸ‘πŸ» . πŸ“–πŸ‘€ Read a free sample of here ➑️
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Melanie Lloyd Nov 16
"When people ask me what's the best fight I've ever been in, I always tell them it was Ricky Hatton, because that night I couldn't have gave no more." Jon Thaxton
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Melanie Lloyd Nov 16
"Sometimes, it's easier being in the ring than outside of it. Retirement is really challenging for us people and not all of us pull through it. A lot of us get left by the wayside." Billy Schwer
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