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1038, LO/393/344
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Ewart, Ralph (Jock), 1912 - , Interviewee, Male, Boxer
Speaker: Leigh, J, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Describes introduction to boxing, training at various pubs, being signed by Ernest Biddles. Recalls making little money. Mentions fights around the country, getting to semi-final of championships, Leicester venues. Remembers feeling beaten up even when won fight. Mentions Joe Jacobs' gym at Haunch of Venison, training regime, camaraderie among boxers, fighting frequently. Mentions boxing booths although never fought in one.
Place of birth: Berwickshire, Scotland
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s
Language: English

Recording Date: 9/7/1987
Playing time: 23 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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