30 April 2013

Dave McCleave and the Union Tavern in Camberwell


Dave McCleave represented Great Britain in the 1932 Olympics and won the British Welterweight title in 1936.
After his retirement from boxing he ran the Union Tavern in Camberwell and maintained a boxing gym in the pub itself.
This clip shows him training the next generation of South London sluggers with some brilliant voice over action.

'Now let's introduce the smallest scrappers we've had on on Pathe Pictorial since the boxing chimps...'

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