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beckettjim
post 16th Dec 2004, 07:10pm
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does anybody remember the bantaskin boxing club in the butney.this would be early to late fifties. john[cowboy ]mccormack boxed there. he was the british and european middleweight champion. remember him boxing and beating terry downs. his mother lived right across the street next to the bantaskin bar.the club later became carney's the bookie, which was run my the mcmanus family. one of the brothers also played for maryhill harp, which i also played for in 1962, later it was disbandoned when the pitch was used for housing.
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post 16th Dec 2004, 07:45pm
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Cannie mind any boxing club in the Butney, mind you, I am jist the boay on this board.
I don't even know if Bantaskin Street is still on the go.
I remember Sonny Liston coming into our club. in Brigton, when I had just turned 16. He lifted Walter McGowan up in one arm.
Boxing hardly exists in Glasgow anymore.
Though I think Strathclyde Uni. have a club

Here is an interesting wee site.
http://www.kazan3.freeserve.co.uk/boxers.htm
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post 19th Dec 2004, 01:43pm
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Hello beckettjim replied to your query yesterday I,m new to this game just finding my feet or should i say finger[s].? Another good one they had was Malkie Hannah he was a couple years afore Cowboy Aaah the bookies there was a woman who lived next door to me she was in McManus's nearly every day except when the POLIS wis gonny raid I knew Jerry McManus the youngest brother when it was raid day he was absent fae the shoap that woman was caught umpteen times but the polis always let her go
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post 21st Dec 2004, 07:42am
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Where is Butney? I've never heard of it. My father-in-law was a trainer in boxing clubs in Bridgeton and Finnieston in the 50's and 60's. His name was Alex Farries. Do you know him Davie? I noticed that you said you went to a club in Bridgeton. Was it the same one?
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post 31st Oct 2008, 09:59pm
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can any-one recommend a good boxing club in glasgow for a 9 year old boy. thaking you.
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post 1st Nov 2008, 01:09am
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I remember the NB Loco boxing club on Flemington St in Springburn
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post 1st Nov 2008, 01:18am
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I remember when Cowboy McCormack was boxing, although never knew him,
does anyone remember what he did in life after boxing


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post 1st Nov 2008, 06:32pm
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QUOTE (angel @ 1st Nov 2008, 03:26am) *
I remember when Cowboy McCormack was boxing, although never knew him,
does anyone remember what he did in life after boxing


My dad was in the same year at St Mungo's Academy as John 'Cowboy' McCormack. McCormack came from Bantaskin Street in the Butney in Maryhill and was one of Scotland's finest boxers in the 1950s and early 1960s. I think he stays in the Paisley area these days.

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post 1st Nov 2008, 08:45pm
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thankyou Paul, ... Cowboy McCormack was a big boxing favourite with my
father in those days. tongue.gif


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post 15th Nov 2008, 07:49pm
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can any-one recommend a good boxing club in glasgow for a 9 year old boy. thaking you.



There is a list of boxing clubs here

Scottish Boxing Clubs with a good number based in Glasgow.
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post 20th Nov 2008, 10:59pm
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Anybody remember McHargs or any other boxing club in the Calton in the 40s>
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post 23rd Nov 2008, 10:45pm
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in the seventies i attended noble arts boxing club in ashley st st georges x my trainers were vince okein from the butney and peter kennan and when jim watt was world champ he used to be leaving the gym as we started training vincy worked on the buses so we never paid for buses from butney to st georges cross
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post 4th Dec 2008, 12:47am
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my wee pal cut it sue in gg she goes to boxing with carlton ac and she loves it as it helps her athritus and other stuff ,a bet it would be great to do a would love to get a punch bag and when i get a new life a will go to a boxing club for women and men. a bet its a laugh my wee da was a boxer in the army a love boxing the gentlemens sport with the queensbury rules kind no the punch up efter a few to many swallies wink.gif


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post 4th Dec 2008, 12:49am
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QUOTE (angel @ 1st Nov 2008, 01:17am) *
I remember when Cowboy McCormack was boxing, although never knew him,
does anyone remember what he did in life after boxing

how old was he as my granda was a McCormack but it wouldny be him but he might have had brothers and came from maryhill


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post 4th Dec 2008, 01:04am
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QUOTE (beckettjim @ 17th Dec 2004, 04:39am) *
does anybody remember the bantaskin boxing club in the butney.this would be early to late fifties. john[cowboy ]mccormack boxed there. he was the british and european middleweight champion. remember him boxing and beating terry downs. his mother lived right across the street next to the bantaskin bar.the club later became carney's the bookie, which was run my the mcmanus family. one of the brothers also played for maryhill harp, which i also played for in 1962, later it was disbandoned when the pitch was used for housing.

vincent kine or o'kine was a good boxer also from the butney around the same time


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