Jimmy Day

Name: Jimmy Day
Location: Unknown
Year: 1921
Occupation(s): Professional Boxer
Photographer: Unknown

‘Jimmy is my great grandfather. I never met him but heard plenty of stories from my nana (his daughter) and continue to hear them from my mum and aunties (his granddaughters). He was a professional boxer from 1919 to 1929 competing under the name Jimmy Corp. In the photo he’s wearing the Blackfriars Ring belt which he won on the 21st July 1921 at The Ring on Blackfriars Road, Southwark, which was later destroyed in the Blitz. Born in Spitalfields in March 1901 he was 20 when this photo was taken.’

Submitted by Hannah Tarling.

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