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Melanie Lloyd
Boxing writer for 20 years. Author of the Sweet Fighting Man trilogy. Currently working with James Cook MBE on his autobiography out next spring.
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Melanie Lloyd 6h
Replying to @2460David
Same to you ... X
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Melanie Lloyd 6h
If was an actor, he would be Richard Beckinsale ... 👊👊💥💥
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London Boxing History 6h
Primo Carnera and Larry Gains face off as they meet before their 70,000 sellout 1932 heavyweight clash at London’s White City Stadium. Canadian Gains would get a referee’s decision win at the end of 10RDs
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London Boxing History 6h
Welsh heavyweight Joe Erskine works the punchball as he prepares to take on Henry Cooper for a fifth and final time in 1962. Erskine would be stopped in the ninth round at The Nottingham Ice Arena, losing to Cooper for a third time in their five fight series
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Melanie Lloyd Dec 10
Replying to @theboxingbrain
It really is a wonderful piece of work, Martin. I've watched it twice and I still haven't erased it. It is definitely one to keep.
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Melanie Lloyd Dec 10
Replying to @theboxingbrain
I recently watched the excellent Out of Their Skin documentaries on ITV. It really took you on to the pitch with the black pioneer football players of the 70s and gave us a glimpse at what those fine men had to go through. I can't believe we haven't moved on in 50 years ... ☹️
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Melanie Lloyd Dec 9
Thanks for the lovely feedback ... 😊x
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Melanie Lloyd Dec 9
Replying to @essexlondoner27
Merry Christmas Denise ... 🌟
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Melanie Lloyd Dec 9
Replying to @Tyson_Fury @robcass333
Hey Tyson, I hope you and your lovely family have a smashing Christmas. We are all so very proud of you ... 👊👊💥💥🌟🌟
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Melanie Lloyd Dec 9
“George Francis showed solidarity with us black fighters. He seemed sympathetic to our situation, so obviously we were going to go in the direction where sympathy was strong.” Bunny Johnson ...
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Melanie Lloyd Dec 9
If you or your loved ones are boxing fans and you haven't checked out Sweet Fighting Man (Ring of Truth), Santa reckons you'd be barking mad not to click on to this link, especially as it is 12 days before Christmas ...
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Melanie Lloyd Dec 9
“I gave Dixie Dean some photos of our fight to put up on the wall of his pub. They were all of me hitting him. He said ‘Haven’t you got one of me hitting you?’ I said, ‘Yes, but I tore it up and threw it away.’” Colin Lake ...
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Melanie Lloyd Dec 9
“My last fight was the day before my 50th birthday and it’s out of my system now. I don’t ever have to worry about putting on a boxing glove again.” Steve Holdsworth ...
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Melanie Lloyd Dec 9
“They were telling me that Clinton McKenzie had shot his bolt and he was ready for the taking. When I climbed into the ring that night at Wembley, I was honestly expecting a shot fighter.” Sylvester Mittee ...
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Melanie Lloyd Dec 9
You two together are definitely a winning team ... 👊👊💥💥
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Melanie Lloyd Dec 9
“Even if you earn all the money in the world, you’ve still got to have other interests outside of boxing. It’s a short career and, when it finishes, you’ve got to have a reason to get up in the mornings.” Jon Thaxton
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Melanie Lloyd Dec 9
It is 12 days to go before Christmas. If you or your loved ones are boxing fans who haven't read Sweet Fighting Man (Ring of Truth), Santa reckons you'd be round the bend not to click on this link ...
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Melanie Lloyd Dec 9
A great endorsement from fellow writer ... 👊👊💥💥
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Melanie Lloyd Dec 9
High praise indeed from , a true boxing fan ... 👊👊💥💥
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Melanie Lloyd Dec 8
Replying to @stuartwatt63
I know what you mean Stuart ... 💔
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