Friday, April 14, 2006

Remembering Jack Bodell

A glimpse of the glory days of British heavyweight boxing from Harry Pearson in today's Guardian:
The Swadlincote southpaw was British heavyweight champion in the 70s. The US fighter Jerry Quarry once knocked Bodell out in 64 seconds. Asked if the Englishman had been an awkward opponent, Quarry famously responded: "Well, he sure fell awkwardly."

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