Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Benny John Lynch

Is generally considered to one of the finest flyweight boxers
to come out of Great Britain.

He was born in Florence Street
in the Gorbals district of Glasgow on 2nd April 1913.

He turned professional in 1931 at the age of 18 and in 1935 won the Scottish Flyweight Title going on to win British, European and World Titles.

He died on 6th August 1946, aged 33
from pneumonia brought on by malnutrition and alcoholism.

The stone in the above photograph was erected in Section 15
of  St. Kentigern’s Cemetery in Glasgow by his fans.

Benny was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1998.

St. Kentigern's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Glasgow.

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