Pompey's Boxing Past

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Unsurprisingly for a city that has for centuries sent men to war, Portsmouth has produced numerous great fighters, and Pompey's Boxing Past takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the lives of renowned fighting men of the past such as Billy Streets, Kid Connor, Harry Vine, Stoker Reynolds, Johnny Smith, and Steve Goldring, right through to the stars of the modern era such as Tony Oakey, Mickey Driscoll, and Floyd Moore. Honest first-hand accounts from many of the fighters themselves give the reader an insight into the toughest sport of all, while in-depth research and contributions from surviving family members illuminate the lives and times of the great men of Pompey's proud boxing past.


Andrew Fairley is an occasional boxing writer and contributor to Boxing News magazine and Portsmouth newspaper The News.