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John Claridge’s Boxers (Round Eleven)

February 23, 2013
by the gentle author

Just in case you feared Contributing Photographer & Ex-Boxer John Claridge had substituted slap for punches, swapped the boxing ring for the circus ring and run away to join the Clowns, I am publishing Round Eleven of his monumental series of intimate portraits of Boxers, taken courtesy of our good friends at London Ex-Boxers Association.

Tim Cowen (First fight 1952 – Last fight 1958)

Tony Barrett (First fight 1952 – Last fight 1957)

Alan Wood (First fight 1955 – Last fight 1956)

Charles Jeffries (First fight 1946 – Last fight 1952)

James Wise (Fought in 1968)

John Micallef –“I’m Maltese, I came here to turn professional but they wouldn’t give me a licence. It was the end of my career.” (First fight 1946 – Last fight 1947)

Ken Selleck (Sports Writer, Hackney Gazette, & Boxer in 1956)

Peter Shevlane (Schoolboy champion 1956)

John Madden (First fight 1947 – Last fight 1951)

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)

John Claridge’s Boxers (Round Five)

John Claridge’s Boxers (Round Six)

John Claridge’s Boxers (Round Seven)

John Claridge’s Boxers (Round Eight)

John Claridge’s Boxers (Round Nine)


John Claridge’s Clowns (Act One)

John Claridge’s Clowns (Act Two)

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

6 Responses leave one →
  1. February 23, 2013

    Every round a knockout..but still on my feet.

  2. Lee permalink
    February 23, 2013

    More Great portraits !


  3. Marien de Goffau permalink
    February 23, 2013

    A great unique way. Beautiful impressive series.

  4. Olga Secerov permalink
    February 24, 2013

    remarkable characters. a fabulous collection of photographs.

  5. David Drakes permalink
    February 25, 2013

    Just knew JC’s lens couldn’t stay away from his Pugilistic friends for more than a couple of weeks . . . bet the Clowns aren’t laughing quite so loudly now!

  6. john edwards permalink
    May 14, 2013

    The battle of Life – Aftermath ….. which means After Mowing …….
    Brave faces meticulously and gently illuminated in a kind and silent
    light …. Far from the madding crowd or lowing herd that bayed –
    full of the sound & fury that signifies … a prayer for release from
    time and an end – for a moment suspended .

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