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Old 02-11-2010, 06:39 AM   #1
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The other day lads i was loaned a copy of an old ( November 59 ) Boxing Illustrated Mag and inside was a fantastic article on one of Australia's greatest ever boxers ,,Les Darcy . The article was entitled "Don't say Darcy died of a broken heart " the said article was written by a bloke named Johnny Brannigan , has anyone ever read this article before? .
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The other day lads i was loaned a copy of an old ( November 59 ) Boxing Illustrated Mag and inside was a fantastic article on one of Australia's greatest ever boxers ,,Les Darcy . The article was entitled "Don't say Darcy died of a broken heart " the said article was written by a bloke named Johnny Brannigan , has anyone ever read this article before? .
Love a copy of it Josey..
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Yep, Flamengo, the day it was issued.
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Love a copy of it Josey..
It belongs to a mate of my late Grandad whowas locked up with him ( Second world war Jap POW's mate) i have been loaned about 30 Boxing Ill and Ring mag's from the 40's to late 50's , when he dies i get them or so he says when i lash him up with enough grog lol , If the old ******* does it yours Flamer .
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yep, flamengo, the day it was issued.
lmao .
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It belongs to a mate of my late Grandad whowas locked up with him ( Second world war Jap POW's mate) i have been loaned about 30 Boxing Ill and Ring mag's from the 40's to late 50's , when he dies i get them or so he says when i lash him up with enough grog lol , If the old ******* does it yours Flamer .
I am willing to lend you one of my .44's... Its our secret.
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:52 AM   #7
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I am willing to lend you one of my .44's... Its our secret.
Mate no need he's 89 years old now "The Mynachdy Express" i call him, he's in the ale house everyday ..I shout to him , "won't be long now" his reply ? well its a family site so i won't go there....
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I am willing to lend you one of my .44's... Its our secret.



But seriously Josey, any way we can get a copy ?
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But seriously Josey, any way we can get a copy ?
I could PhotoCopy it and send it to Tony to pass around or failing that i could ask my daughter to type it out and paste it here but i gotta leave to get back down to West Wales for Work in about 30 mins and She ain't here either . i will try and sort something out Sat morning when i get an hour or so ....
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Or you could try Ebay etc to obtain a copy for yourselves as i'm sure you would prefer that ie to actually own a copy of it , Its in The November 1959 issue of Boxing Illustrated and has a picture of Yvon Durelle getting his v Archie Moore ( Round 3 ) on the front cover.And for good measure it has four Photos of Darcy in .
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If you can mate it would be much appreciated.
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If you can mate it would be much appreciated.
No Probs mate i just wish i had copies of it to pass around to you blokes , Darcy looked a fantastic young fighter , apparentley in this article he absoulutley ruined the next HEAVYWEIGHT champ of the world in sparring ...
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I just always wonder how good he could have been. I mean hes rated so highly and he died at the age of 21.
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I just always wonder how good he could have been. I mean hes rated so highly and he died at the age of 21.
Mate probably one of the greatest ever old time fighters had he lived , same as Villa both died a similar tragic death through the same cause .

Ps Have you ever read a book entitled "Black Ajax" by George MacDonald Fraser ? based roughly Pre Tom Cribb v Tom Molineaux 1&2 ,lol or am i a bit weird like Ash suggests ?
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I havent read the book but have read about the Molineaux Cribb fights.
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