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.
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
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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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