16 Oct joe erskine obituary
Erskine was a small heavyweight who outmaneuvered rather than overpowered his opponents. I also remember little Joe. Marian!Get in touch please- the last time I saw you was to wave you off on a Cardiff bus to go off to Australia in 1963 or thereabouts. On 24 June 1959, he fought another Welsh boxer, Dick Richardson in a ten-round bout at Coney Beach Arena, Porthcawl, Wales, and won on points. On 27 August 1956, Erskine won the British heavyweight title, which had been vacated by the retirement of Don Cockell. Would you like to offer Joe Erskine’s loved ones a condolence message? Father and friend of his children Marcy, Jeff and his wife Sonja, and Andrew Erskine and remembered also by their mother Mary. On 15 December 1955, Erskine had his first fight against Henry Cooper, at Harringay Arena, in an eliminator for the British heavyweight title, and won the ten-round fight on points. (24 years old). Mum sadly passed away in 2014. Prepare a personalized obituary for someone you loved.. March 10, 1980 - Big-punching rough-house Richardson sent Erskine to the canvas for the first time in his career in the fifth, but the Cardiff man was in control for much of the fight and won a wide points verdict. © 2020 Welsh boxers. Joseph "Joe" Erskine (26 January 1934 – 18 February 1990) was a heavyweight boxer from the Butetown district of Cardiff, Wales. I will look for you on the Web baby. Joe Erskine was the cousin of the rugby union, and rugby league footballer of the 1950s and 1960s for Cardiff IAC (RU), Wales (RL), and Halifax; Johnny Freeman. Loving grandfather to Ryan and Emily. He was an Amateur Boxing Association Champion, Inter-Services Champion, and British Army Champion in 1953. ERSKINE, John Clinton 'Joe' - Joe Erskine, son of the late Clinton and Isabell (n e Arthur) Erskine, died at the Meaford Hospital on Sunday, December 25, 2011 at the age of 68. Unfortunately, there are no events for Joe Erskine at this time. The Welshman triumphed to set up a huge bout with another fast-rising young Welsh heavyweight, Newport’s Dick Richardson. His last fight was against Billy Walker on 27 October 1964 at the Empire Pool, Wembley. On 17 September 1957, he added the British Empire (Commonwealth) heavyweight title, when he beat Henry Cooper for the second time. As he rose, Cooper stepped in with a vicious left hook that sent the Welshman crashing back down. Three months later the 22-year-old Erskine was back at the Maindy Stadium to fight for the vacant British heavyweight title, the first time that belt had been contested in Wales. Find the obituary of Joe Erskine Young (2019) from Greensboro, NC. So sad that he died so young. The bout was held at the Earls Court Arena, London. On 24 February 1959, Erskine fought and defeated the talented American boxer Willie Pastrano, who was later (in 1964) to become World light-heavyweight champion. I remember Joe Erskine very well. If Mum and Dad are alive, and I sincerely hope so – give them my love. He successfully defended his British Empire (Commonwealth) against Jamaican-born heavyweight Joe Bygraves on 25 November 1957, again winning over fifteen rounds on points. The importance of saying "I love you" during COVID-19, Effective ways of dealing with the grieving process, Solutions to show your sympathy safely during the Covid-19 pandemic. *In Peter Stead and Gareth Williams (eds. He was an outstanding personality to know, with a brave hart. Search by name or location to find online obituaries On 2 April 1962, he fought Cooper for the fifth and last time, this time at the Ice Rink, Nottingham. If you know of an upcoming event for Joe Erskine, please add one now. Much love. He was an Amateur Boxing Association Champion, Inter-Services Champion, and British Army Champion in 1953. Receive obituaries from the city or cities of your choice. Erskine went to Toronto, Ontario, Canada to fight George Chuvalo, who was hoping to show that he had the talent to fight for the world title against Floyd Patterson.