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TRIBUTES to very memorable friends.
Johnny Butterworth formerly British Lightweight Champion.
Johnny Butterworth vs George Bracken
I made my major impression in boxing in 1960 through sparring and training with this colourful boxer from the UK
This is when I truly became a fighter, I was previously ringshy and finally discovered I could punch hard.
He introduced rock and roll music while training in Snowy Sullivan's gym.
Hope you are well Johnny - I wish you all the best anyone can get.
My boxing experiences with you led me to achieve the PPBA most improved fighter of the year during 1960.
I was his main sparring partner and he was mine. What I learned from Johnny was how to combine fighting with boxing.
If you ever see this, Johnny, make sure you contact me. Johnny Butterworth had returned to the UK (Rochdale)
10th December 2006
I have recently been contacted by his nephew Colin Johnson and he told me that Johnny was his uncle and that Johnny is still alive and happily spends his time at the pub from 11: 00am every day which is common in the UK as its a social thing.
I have placed this movie so Johnny can see himself fighting a very loved by me and fans alike Aussie champion George Bracken.
George Edwards - RIP - usher at the Stadium attended to opening, timekeeping and closing Snowy's gym.
We arrived in many wet and cold winter training sessions by ourselves, no sparring partners, George always showed up.
Snowy Sullivan - RIP (William Peter "Snowy" Sullivan)
Young Victor says - My trainer was very larrikin like with cheeky blue eyes and liked his drink, he had a very nice family, very clean, well kept and held his job, he was a forklift driver at the government printing office in North Melbourne for a long time where nobody seemed to know he was associated with boxing, he always kept his family very private from his boxing life.
He arrived every Friday night at Festival Hall dressed immaculately in a dark suit with a white shirt and bow tie, he sat right next to Bill Read the matchmaker in the weighing room with Norm Foster then a young man learning to be a matchmaker, I also used this as my dressing room, I saw all the boxers billed to fight on Friday nights getting officially weighed in. ( with some funny remarks made by boxers to their opponents whenever they ran into one another and heard some great threats )
At about the time when I went to Laurie Schwind to train for my last fight, Snowy had told the Stadium promoters I was having "feints" in the gym. ( whatever feints were, according to Ambrose Palmer whom told me personally ) This was totally untrue and I suspect he made it up as he was personally fond of me, and did not want me to go on with boxing in case of getting seriously hurt. He had indicated to me that although I did not have many fights, the ones I had were very hard. This also explains why my last fight was in the country ( Benalla ) and not at the stadium.
God Bless you Snowy because we were good friends and I always knew we had a soft spot within us for one another and I stuck by him.
But I loved the man, there was something about Snowy, I was begged to leave him and get what they called a proper trainer but keeping in mind what I did after boxing it was for the better.
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