Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Knight, Arthur, 1910 - , Interviewee, Male, Boxer, Trainer
Speaker: Leigh, J, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Describes becoming a boxer at the Sanvey Gate 'mission school', Leicester, names some opponents such as Alf Tate. Mentions Leicester ex-Boxers Association, details training regime, payments for fighting. Reflects on his career, which ended 1938, mentions local promoters such as George Biddles. Mentions big fights in Leicester, names pubs where there were gyms. Describes what he looks for in trainees, names some of the best such as Tony Sinson, Chris Pyatt. Explains how boxing booths worked, how boxing can improve character and circumstances.
Place of birth: Belgrave, Leicester
Education: Catherine Street School
Marital Status: , Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 3/7/1987
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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