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Flooring a Legend?

Jake Bower has supplied this great photograph.

Johnny Frankham

Former light middleweight champion "Gypsy" Johnny Frankham standing over Muhammed Ali (then Cassius Clay).'

This image was supplied to us Jake Bowers; his great aunt Janie Frankham's son was Johnny Frankham. Jake believes the image showing former light middleweight champion "Gypsy" Johnny Frankham standing over Muhammed Ali (then Cassius Clay) having just floored him in an exhibition match.

Thanks to Johnny's son who has confirmed that this did take place in an exhibition match. More details will follow!

Contributions to this site like the above are most welcome. In time we may be able to feature more sporting stories; boxing in particular has strong connections with Gypsies and Travellers.

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Travellers Post

Travellers Post TasterThe first issue of Traveller Post, the magazine produced by the Gypsy Roma Traveller Achievement service had a couple of boxing stories. Find out more about the magazine and get your own copy.

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