Which Brit ?

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  1. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Active Member Full Member

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    Wilde / Lynch
    Owen / Rudkin
    Mcguigan / Tarleton
    Charnley / Buchanan
    Stracey / Kid Lewis
    Turpin / Downes
    Conteh / Mills
    Cooper / Fury
    Some easy, some less so. keep well.
     
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  2. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Fury by murder for a start.

    180lb vs 280lb.

    Kid Lewis wins.
     
  3. im sparticus

    im sparticus He's a good kid. Full Member

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    I do like mills but conteh is over him imo.
    Wilde.
    Mcguigan
    Buchanan
    Kid Lewis
    Turpin
    Fury
    Rudkin challenged for a world title a number of times. Not sure who Owen is tbh' so based on that summary I'm going Rudkin.
     
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  4. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Owen Moran?

    He has the best Brit win ever maybe by crossing the Atlantic to do Battling Nelson.
     
  5. im sparticus

    im sparticus He's a good kid. Full Member

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    I know Owen Moran. Wasn't Owen the surname tho, from OP?
     
  6. Skyver

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    I know there was a wee Welsh guy called Johnny Owen might be him?think he died tragically after a fight.
     
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  7. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It has to be The Merthyr Matchstick, who fought at the same weight as Rudkin, heartbreaking story, has a statue in Merthyr, ran a fruit and veg store juggling that with his boxing.
     
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  8. Skyver

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    don't know much about the wee fella as my boxing knowledge only goes from the late 2000's on.i seen a documentary about Owen and his tragic death and it was sad right enough..same story with benny lynch.
     
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  9. im sparticus

    im sparticus He's a good kid. Full Member

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    Oh ye of course. BW iirc. Wasn't he fighting some Mexican in a world title shot and he got put down a couple of times. He got a bleed on the brain. Tragic. Might of been sometime in the 60s.
    I have a recollection of him and the event, but that's all I really know about him. If that's who it is.
     
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  10. jimmyonebomb

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    Think it was 1980, have a brilliant book about it somehwere i havent read for a few years called "the big if". Very sad
     
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  11. Journey Man

    Journey Man Journeyman always. Full Member

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    Yes, against Lupe Pintor. I really recommend the book “The Big If” about them both and the fight itself - really good read.
     
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  12. Journey Man

    Journey Man Journeyman always. Full Member

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    Didn’t see you’d said this before I posted, but yes really recommend that book it’s as you say, brilliant.