Sunday, September 2, 2012

jimmy sharman's boxing troupe (2) 1947 old newspaper articles

Rockhampton Morning Bulletin 18 June 1947

Sportsmen visiting the Show this week will welcome the reappearance in Rockhampton of  Jimmy Sharman and his troupe of boxing and wrestling stars.By special permission of Stadiums Ltd, Jimmy is bringing to the Show the famous little Australian dual championship winner, Micky Miller. This great little scrapper will tackle all-comers up to 11 st. in weight. Mickey recently returned to Melbourne after knocking out the champions of Tasmania and Western Australia at the Hobart and Perth Stadiums respectively. Among themany: highly-rated fighters Mickey has beaten is Eddie Miller, now in England. Another topliner in this year's troupe is the coloured KO king, "The Black Bomber" who is also a noted hillbilly singer. The international, John Sampson, will also be here to provide wrestling thrills. Other members of the troupe, weighing from 8 st to heavyweights will be prepared to meet all-comer.

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