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McGoorty
09-30-2011, 04:19 PM
The LEGENDARY SYDNEY STADIUM - The BIG Fights & The Great Fighters to have graced "Baker's Stadium"Sydney Stadium was one of the world's greatest ever Boxing Stadiums in boxing history. Hugh D. "Huge Deal" McIntosh was the first owner of the Stadium, and it was Hugh who staged the fight that began the legend, everybody knows of the famous 1908 bout between Johnson and Burns. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There have been so many great fights held there, and no wonder when the names of the fighters are a who's who of the old-timers,..... Fitzsimmons, Langford, McVea, Darcy, Clabby, Ted Kid Lewis, Owen Moran, Johnny Summers, Tommy Uren, McGoorty, The Smiths, Cyclone Johnny Thompson, Dave sands, Freddie Dawson, and a hundred others. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For Starters I found an article from a Canadian newspaper in 1916,..... The writer talks about how "Legendary" Sydney Stadium was,......... less than 10 years old by that time........ It is a very good article, and it may bring some great but almost forgotten names, that 97 % of you may never have heard of. I hope you might be inspired to look into a few of them..... have a read of it and I'll find more Stadium articles shortly......... Here's the link for it... http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=newssearch&cd=17&ved=0CDQQqQIwBjgK&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.google.com%2Fnewspapers%3Fid %3Dzl8DAAAAIBAJ%26sjid%3D_igDAAAAIBAJ%26pg%3D1617% 2C3946069%26dq%3Dles%2Bdarcy%2Bgus%2Bchristie%26hl %3Den&ei=riOGTpaJA6e4iQfgre27Dw&usg=AFQjCNGOGKQloUjD8RFXpxXiJmE7J8y4Dw&sig2=pb0dSov8eai-EGSroc0chA

McGoorty
09-30-2011, 04:26 PM
The LEGENDARY SYDNEY STADIUM - The BIG Fights & The Great Fighters to have graced "Baker's Stadium"Sydney Stadium was one of the world's greatest ever Boxing Stadiums in boxing history. Hugh D. "Huge Deal" McIntosh was the first owner of the Stadium, and it was Hugh who staged the fight that began the legend, everybody knows of the famous 1908 bout between Johnson and Burns. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There have been so many great fights held there, and no wonder when the names of the fighters are a who's who of the old-timers,..... Fitzsimmons, Langford, McVea, Darcy, Clabby, Ted Kid Lewis, Owen Moran, Johnny Summers, Tommy Uren, McGoorty, The Smiths, Cyclone Johnny Thompson, Dave sands, Freddie Dawson, and a hundred others. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For Starters I found an article from a Canadian newspaper in 1916,..... The writer talks about how "Legendary" Sydney Stadium was,......... less than 10 years old by that time........ It is a very good article, and it may bring some great but almost forgotten names, that 97 % of you may never have heard of. I hope you might be inspired to look into a few of them..... have a read of it and I'll find more Stadium articles shortly......... Here's the link for it... http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=newssearch&cd=17&ved=0CDQQqQIwBjgK&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.google.com%2Fnewspapers%3Fid %3Dzl8DAAAAIBAJ%26sjid%3D_igDAAAAIBAJ%26pg%3D1617% 2C3946069%26dq%3Dles%2Bdarcy%2Bgus%2Bchristie%26hl %3Den&ei=riOGTpaJA6e4iQfgre27Dw&usg=AFQjCNGOGKQloUjD8RFXpxXiJmE7J8y4Dw&sig2=pb0dSov8eai-EGSroc0chA
SYDNEY STADIUM Great Fight #1 (1st, not necessarily best)... Johnson V Burns.... NEW YORK TIMES 1908. the LINK.. http://www.google.com/url?url=http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html%3Fres%3DF5081EFB3A5A17738DDDAF0A94DA 415B888CF1D3&rct=j&sa=X&ei=7CSGTpiWE4SQiAe4hKG2Dw&sqi=2&ved=0CDAQ-AsoADAA&q=sydney+stadium+boxing&usg=AFQjCNE0SeF6K1O7UcaEZhIttnqxGY2Bjw

McGoorty
09-30-2011, 04:34 PM
SYDNEY STADIUM Great Fight #1 (1st, not necessarily best)... Johnson V Burns.... NEW YORK TIMES 1908. the LINK.. http://www.google.com/url?url=http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html%3Fres%3DF5081EFB3A5A17738DDDAF0A94DA 415B888CF1D3&rct=j&sa=X&ei=7CSGTpiWE4SQiAe4hKG2Dw&sqi=2&ved=0CDAQ-AsoADAA&q=sydney+stadium+boxing&usg=AFQjCNE0SeF6K1O7UcaEZhIttnqxGY2Bjw
Here's a great link about "The Old Tin Shed"...... a.k.a. Sydney Stadium,..... for officianados only........ seriously, you will enjoy this... http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=5&sqi=2&ved=0CEIQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fsydneystadium.blogspot.com%2F&ei=ziaGTuLtE6bPmAWY3q0B&usg=AFQjCNFxzvG5HJVgFIhy0HZnjkt13NKZrQ&sig2=FHP8fD_QKCROW1YUeOW74g

McGoorty
10-01-2011, 02:12 PM
The LEGENDARY SYDNEY STADIUM - The BIG Fights & The Great Fighters to have graced "Baker's Stadium"Sydney Stadium was one of the world's greatest ever Boxing Stadiums in boxing history. Hugh D. "Huge Deal" McIntosh was the first owner of the Stadium, and it was Hugh who staged the fight that began the legend, everybody knows of the famous 1908 bout between Johnson and Burns. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There have been so many great fights held there, and no wonder when the names of the fighters are a who's who of the old-timers,..... Fitzsimmons, Langford, McVea, Darcy, Clabby, Ted Kid Lewis, Owen Moran, Johnny Summers, Tommy Uren, McGoorty, The Smiths, Cyclone Johnny Thompson, Dave sands, Freddie Dawson, and a hundred others. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For Starters I found an article from a Canadian newspaper in 1916,..... The writer talks about how "Legendary" Sydney Stadium was,......... less than 10 years old by that time........ It is a very good article, and it may bring some great but almost forgotten names, that 97 % of you may never have heard of. I hope you might be inspired to look into a few of them..... have a read of it and I'll find more Stadium articles shortly......... Here's the link for it... http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=newssearch&cd=17&ved=0CDQQqQIwBjgK&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.google.com%2Fnewspapers%3Fid %3Dzl8DAAAAIBAJ%26sjid%3D_igDAAAAIBAJ%26pg%3D1617% 2C3946069%26dq%3Dles%2Bdarcy%2Bgus%2Bchristie%26hl %3Den&ei=riOGTpaJA6e4iQfgre27Dw&usg=AFQjCNGOGKQloUjD8RFXpxXiJmE7J8y4Dw&sig2=pb0dSov8eai-EGSroc0chA
Sydney Stadium has also had some very controversial decisions, one of the most hated decisions by the Stadium crowd was a fight between Eddie McGoorty and Jeff Smith. Referee Harald Baker strikes again, when he awarded the decision to McGoorty the crowd went ballistic.. Here are 3 sources for the controversial fight.. try reading these links. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=newssearch&cd=19&ved=0CEwQqQIwCDgK&url=http%3A%2F%2Fpaperspast.natlib.govt.nz%2Fcgi-bin%2Fpaperspast%3Fa%3Dd%26d%3DEP19140328.2.169&ei=dSaGTtfkJ6nzmAWXrdj8Dw&usg=AFQjCNEYeshD6G5s-HoGNfS_vrXJJ_TyWw&sig2=cA06zvrhiwbk2XR9FxDDtw http://www.google.com/url?url=http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast%3Fa%3Dd%26d%3DTC19140326.2.6&rct=j&sa=X&ei=dSaGTtfkJ6nzmAWXrdj8Dw&ved=0CE4Q-AsoADAIOAo&q=sydney+stadium+boxing&usg=AFQjCNEph2qnNUDFHm-Jq20OJ2Z1DKWdEg http://www.google.com/url?url=http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast%3Fa%3Dd%26d%3DMEX19140330.2.5&rct=j&sa=X&ei=dSaGTtfkJ6nzmAWXrdj8Dw&ved=0CE8Q-AsoATAIOAo&q=sydney+stadium+boxing&usg=AFQjCNHOIc-7aeFxWx3IXr9MgeGVrvUAGw

McGoorty
10-01-2011, 03:23 PM
Some of you may know Bob Whitelaw as the 1st man to beat Les Darcy, some of you might wonder how could this guy be able to beat Darcy. Well to tell you the truth he was a very dangerous man as well as being a very good boxer. Whitelaw is one of those very unlucky boxers who have killed a man in the ring. The poor fighter who died was one of Australia's best fighters..... here is a link for that tragic night in Sydney Stadium,,,,,,http://www.google.com/url?url=http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast%3Fa%3Dd%26d%3DPBH19110328.2.76&rct=j&sa=X&ei=LWiHTsfiJ9CViQfrsZGeDw&ved=0CDYQ-AsoADACOCg&q=sydney+stadium+boxing&usg=AFQjCNEcBrz6GUBn_yYxhpnRmReBhz-s7g Could somebody make a comment in this thread ??????????????

McGoorty
10-07-2011, 07:38 AM
bump.............................................. ..............

McGoorty
10-07-2011, 08:14 AM
Australian Boxing History . Boxing in Australia started under Broughton's Rules in 1743. These were bare knuckled bouts that resembled more of a modern day street fight.

It is believed that the first recorded fight in Australia was on the 7th of January 1814. It is thought that Charles Lifton was one of the fighters. The venue would have been the Sydney Racecourse (Hyde Park).

The first Australian born fighter to become popular was known as Kable or “Young Kable” from Windsor NSW. In 1824 Kable knocked out Sam Clark an English boxer.

The favorite boxing grounds in the 1830s were Parramatta, Windsor, Surry Hills and Como. Notable boxers from the 1830s included Young Bailey, Ned Chalker, Young Kable and George Hough.

Notable boxers from the 1840s included Bill Sparkes, Tom Sparkes (aka Sprig of Myrtle), lzaac Gorrick (aka "Bungaree"). Gorrick was the very first Australian boxer to fight in England in 1842. Bill Sparkes also fought in England in 1847 and went 67 rounds against the undefeated Nat Langham. Sparkes broke his right arm in the 62nd round of this fight.

In the early 1800s boxing in Australia underwent some changes and inducted the London Prize Ring Rules in 1838, later revised in 1853. Under these rules we know that opponents were often thrown to the ground and fights were fought to the finish, the bouts sometimes lasted for hours. The boxing would only stop if the opponent was knocked out or the police were called in to break it up. Sometimes the crowd would get involved and the fight would be stopped.

The longest recorded bare knuckle bout lasted an amazing 6 hours and 15 minutes. The fight took place on the 3rd of December 1855 at Fiery Creek (near Daylesford) Victoria. An Irishman by the name of James Kelly defeated the English soldier Jonathan Smith. The prize money was £400 and the bare knuckle bout went 17 long rounds.

It was 1884 when fights in Australia were conducted with the use of boxing gloves, ushering in the Queensberry rules. Australia at that time was in the lime light, breaking new ground in boxing innovation. The boxing trainer Billy Palmer (a former boxer) was starting to teach new defensive techniques to boxers in Australia. These new boxing techniques were recognized worldwide. Peter Jackson a West Indian who fought James Corbett in 1891 traveled to Australia to learn these new techniques. Bob Fitzsimmons a New Zealand boxer who took the 1897 title also moved to Australia at a young age to sharpen his boxing technique under Larry Foley.

Possibly the most famous bout to take place in Australian boxing history was held in Sydney on December 26, 1908. A fighter by the name of Jack Johnson took Tommy Burns to the 14th round before knocking him out. Johnson became the very first black heavyweight champion. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This was from an article I found....... Hope there was something to learn.

McGoorty
10-07-2011, 10:36 AM
SYDNEY STADIUM has seen many great grudge fight series. Two of the greatest Middleweights Australia has produced who had TEN savage bouts. These two were Ron Richards, one of the hardest punchers of all time and Fred Henneberry. These fights got so rough that Henneberry lost FIVE on Fouls...... Here are a few reports of these classic fights and a Canadian story on Henneberry, here are the links.. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=newssearch&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CCwQqQIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.google.com%2Fnewspapers%3Fid %3DAlFVAAAAIBAJ%26sjid%3DxJUDAAAAIBAJ%26pg%3D7021% 2C3917636%26dq%3Dron%2Brichards%2Bfred%2Bhenneberr y%26hl%3Den&ei=sQuPTqfpCY2ziQfZ8OmGDg&usg=AFQjCNHoXx5x0UgRYTxMjOlH8dyuSAU20A&sig2=k2ir97XCyUXuGutoR3MbJw http://www.google.com/url?url=http://news.google.com/newspapers%3Fid%3DA1FVAAAAIBAJ%26sjid%3DxJUDAAAAIB AJ%26pg%3D6260,4167856%26dq%3Dron%2Brichards%2Bfre d%2Bhenneberry%26hl%3Den&rct=j&sa=X&ei=sQuPTqfpCY2ziQfZ8OmGDg&sqi=2&ved=0CC4Q-AsoADAA&q=ron+richards+fred+henneberry&usg=AFQjCNElBSfGI6NN-F4FaBaz49YH6Y6OAA http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=newssearch&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0CDEQqQIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.google.com%2Fnewspapers%3Fid %3DwbVVAAAAIBAJ%26sjid%3DspYDAAAAIBAJ%26pg%3D3373% 2C5562461%26dq%3Dron%2Brichards%2Bfred%2Bhenneberr y%26hl%3Den&ei=sQuPTqfpCY2ziQfZ8OmGDg&usg=AFQjCNEzttIHzI-Ku6LV76pIu6FoM46dkg&sig2=2gwZ1HA6MwAgukpZuU3Q3g http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=newssearch&cd=6&sqi=2&ved=0CDkQqQIwBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.google.com%2Fnewspapers%3Fid %3DdTJlAAAAIBAJ%26sjid%3DNYkNAAAAIBAJ%26pg%3D4173% 2C2807327%26dq%3Dron%2Brichards%2Bfred%2Bhenneberr y%26hl%3Den&ei=sQuPTqfpCY2ziQfZ8OmGDg&usg=AFQjCNHLdW5ZH_grhMvebOltEJehnxuj-Q&sig2=q7Rbj4Ea9gpEu9hXVhp6UA http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=newssearch&cd=8&sqi=2&ved=0CD0QqQIwBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.google.com%2Fnewspapers%3Fid %3DZapWAAAAIBAJ%26sjid%3D--cDAAAAIBAJ%26pg%3D5779%2C3359707%26dq%3Dron%2Brich ards%2Bfred%2Bhenneberry%26hl%3Den&ei=sQuPTqfpCY2ziQfZ8OmGDg&usg=AFQjCNFuzkLF4B24xvYmHFEuIf1UOUyIag&sig2=uo3qVAQPAdoRdpFXP41lSw