Boxers Weigh-In

Boxers Weigh-In

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Details

Location

Belfast, Ulster Hall

Year

1964

Date

Production 15/12/1964

Length

01min 05sec

Audio

sound

Format

16mm

black and white

Source

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Archiving Scheme 2

Courtesy

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Cyril Panther of Nigeria and Henry Turkington of Ballyclare are weighed in before their bout in the Ulster Hall. 

Henry was one of the Fighting Turkingtons along with his brother Billy.  

Notes

Henry Turkington was a very successful amateur and professional boxer. He won three All Ireland Senior Titles in one season.

Boxing at the Ulster Hall: Throughout the Forties and Fifties, the Ulster Hall became Northern Ireland’s premier boxing venue. Many home-grown champions lit up the boxing ring, while international boxing legends like World Heavyweight Champion, Sonny Liston, traded blows with local stars. Today, the flame has been relit and the Ulster Hall plays host to internationally-broadcast boxing fights with the venue being noted as 'unrivalled' and 'atmospheric' among boxing fans.   

Credits

An Ulster Television Production.

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