“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Sunday, 12 February 2012

The Brawl in Porthcawl.

Compared to many sports, and certainly compared to premier league football these days, professional boxing is a disciplined affair. The very nature of the game encourages self control so respect for opponents and never losing your temper are axioms of the ring. This holds true almost all of the time but on the rare occasions when things do turn sour the result can be not only a "disgrace to boxing" but, and nobody wants to admit this, hugely entertaining at the same time. Both Brian London and Welsh heavyweight Dick Richardson were good value for money fighters but when they got together in this 1960 match at Porthcawl they surpassed themselves.
Switch to full screen, turn the volume up and enjoy the full British Pathe experience. The girl with the ices will be round shortly.

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