Barry McGuigan "New to Top Class Boxing"

EXHIBITION : BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS

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Barry McGuigan age 17 from Clones, Co. Monaghan wins the title as national senior bantamweight champion.

  • Title
    Barry McGuigan Bantamweight Champion
  • 1st Broadcast
    08/04/1978
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:33
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Sports Stadium
  • Clip title
    Barry McGuigan "New to Top Class Boxing"
  • Extended description

    In their first season in senior boxing both Barry McGuigan, from Smithborough Amateur Boxing Club, Co. Monaghan, and Mick Holmes, from the Phoenix Club in Dublin, fight it out for the title as senior boxing bantamweight champion. At the age of just 17 McGuigan goes into the final round ahead of his opponent in points and takes the title, the first of many that would see him go on to become World Boxing Association featherweight champion.

    Since retiring from boxing McGuigan has appeared on many television shows and was the winner of Hell's Kitchen in 2007. McGuigan now works as a boxing pundit for Sky TV.

  • Information

    This episode of 'Sports Stadium' was broadcast on 8 April 1978.

    'Sports Stadium' was a RTÉ's flagship sports programme from 1973 to 1997.

  • Local keywords
    Boxing, Fame, Barry McGuigan, Mick Holmes, World Boxing Association, Featherweight, Bantamweight
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Production year
    1978
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    LX4079
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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