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John Claridge’s Boxers (Round Five)

November 20, 2012
by the gentle author

Photographer and Ex-Boxer John Claridge has been making regular trips to the East End to take on members of London Ex-Boxers Association. John distinguished himself with some fine shots in Round One, proved a class act with a bravura display of his singular talent in Round Two, commanded the ring in Round Three with spirit blazing, showed himself as a potential champion in Round Four, and  continues his astonishing performance in Round Five.

Len Bateman (First fight 1956 – Last fight 1978)

John Kramer (First fight 1959 – Last fight 1970)

Danny Wells (First fight 1960 – Last fight 1966)

Mark Delaney (First fight 1993 – Last fight 2000)

Peter McCann (Time Keeper, British Boxing Board of Control)

Ivor “The Engine” Jones (First fight 1980 – Last fight 1986)

Teddy Lewis (First fight 1947 – Last fight 1952)

Charlie Pryor (First fight 1947 – Last fight 1950)

Fred Botham (First fight 1950 – Last fight 1960)

Johnny Oliver (First fight 1955 – Last fight 1970)

Pat Thompson (First fight 1972  – Last fight 1981)

Bill Nankeville (Champion Runner, won AAA mile title four times between 1948 and 1952)

Photographs copyright © John Claridge

Take a look at

John Claridge’s Boxers (Round One)

John Claridge’s Boxers (Round Two)

John Claridge’s Boxers (Round Three)

John Claridge’s Boxers (Round Four)

and these other pictures by John Claridge

John Claridge’s East End

Along the Thames with John Claridge

At the Salvation Army with John Claridge

In a Lonely Place

A Few Diversions by John Claridge

This was my Landscape

John Claridge’s Spent Moments

Signs, Posters, Typography & Graphics

Working People & a Dog

Invasion of the Monoliths

Time Out with John Claridge

Views from a Dinghy by John Claridge

People on the Street & a Cat

In Another World with John Claridge

A Few Pints with John Claridge

A Nation Of Shopkeepers

Some East End Portraits by John Claridge

Sunday Morning Stroll with John Claridge

John Claridge’s Cafe Society

Graphics & Graffiti

Just Another Day With John Claridge

At the Salvation Army in Eighties

11 Responses leave one →
  1. Matt Johnson permalink
    November 20, 2012

    Another series of knock outs from the wonderful John Claridge.

  2. Alice permalink
    November 20, 2012

    Wow, another incredible round. John is very clever in making each portrait look totally unique, with no two the same. Again, the textures are simply beautiful. Once I get my breath back I’ll be ready for Round 6!

  3. Lee permalink
    November 20, 2012

    More Knock Out photographs !



  4. November 20, 2012

    They said it all above John, another great set of characters. G

  5. Adrian Taylor permalink
    November 20, 2012

    Thanks again, John-O,
    are you planning to go ten rounds with this.
    Would make a helluva book!


  6. Earl Mann permalink
    November 21, 2012

    This series is nothing less than Great. There must be a million stories in the faces of your chosen subjects. One can imagine what they must be like from the richness of your images. Truly a talent, John. I am a fan and admirer. Don’t stop…..

  7. November 21, 2012

    Round 5 . . . “stop the contest!” . . . JC’s consistent pictorial punching has exhausted this viewer’s range of superlative comments!

  8. John in Paris. permalink
    November 21, 2012

    Another candid display of the visual talent of JC….one can only admire his capacity” to get right in there where it all happens”.
    Keep rocking JC.

  9. Olga Secerov permalink
    November 24, 2012

    fabulous Portraits. each one is unique.

  10. Marien de Goffau permalink
    November 25, 2012

    Round five: A unique and wonderful series.

  11. Steve L permalink
    October 10, 2013

    Delighted to see my dad in the “rogues’ gallery”!!!

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