Jak Boxing & Freaks Of The Ring Promotions Proudly Presents JUMPING JACKS

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Jumping Jacks at Neath Sport Centre The Racing Horse has been mightily impressed with the work coming out of John Kaighin’s Boxing Gym in Manselton, Swansea. We had previously travelled with the team to Bristol but after a year on the road with his boxers Kaighin (Jak Boxing), staged a home meeting in association … Continue reading


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JAKFitness & Boxing Gym Moving Forward We were delighted to be invited by JAKFitness & Boxing Gym to travel to Bristol with three Swansea boxers and witness the fine work coming out of the Manselton Gym. The boxers included the experienced amateur Jamie Paton who was a former Light-Welterweight Welsh Finalist, the Rome-born Romanian … Continue reading


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Romelu Lukaku says he did not have to “think twice” about moving to Manchester United from Everton as it represents “the perfect opportunity” and of course he is right! The 24 year-old striker has signed for United for an initial £75m, despite former club Chelsea matching the bid and this is the most perfect … Continue reading

2015 European Champions League Final

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The biggest match in club football, this year’s European Champions League final, is between the champions of Spain and Italy. In a classic bout of offence versus defence Barcelona play Juventus on Saturday 6th June 2015 in Berlin’s Olympiastadion (19.45). The Racing Horse asks the most pertinent, without divine intervention to assist them, how … Continue reading

British Light Welterweight title: Jenkins v Nurse

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British Light Welterweight Title (April 2015) The vacant British Light Welterweight Title (12 x 3) had promised genuine combat between Scottish veteran Willie Limond (2 February 1979) and Welsh Chris Jenkins (14 August 1988) at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on 11th April 2015, live on Sky Sports. However, Limond has since cried … Continue reading

The Night the ‘Rumble In The Jungle’ came to Swansea (by Jeff Burns)

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On 30th October 1974 Swansea businessman and boxing promoter the late Eddie Richards, brought to his hometown a live showing of one of the greatest World Heavyweight contests in the history of professional boxing! He had astutely negotiated a deal with London entrepreneur Jarvis Astaire to have the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ relayed direct … Continue reading

50th Anniversary of Swansea Boxer’s Gallant Effort to win World Welterweight Title by Jeff Burns

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On the 24th September 1964 the British and Commonwealth (then Empire) welterweight champion Brian Curvis was to challenge Emile Griffith for the welterweight championship of the World on a Jack Solomon’s promotion at the Empire Pool, Wembley. Packed with a capacity crowd of 10,000 boxing enthusiasts, a large number of which had travelled up … Continue reading

Le pen is dead – long live the sword!

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The Racing Horse believed Arsenal missed a chance in August 2012 to change an erroneous mindset. We penned a piece titled ‘Le Professeur de Strasbourg’ and it is as relevant today as it was over two years ago. See: http://theracinghorse.co.uk/2012/08/28/arsene-wenger-is-a-flawed-genius/ Jam tomorrow Genuine football fans universally concur that under Wenger’s stewardship Arsenal’s exquisite style of play made … Continue reading

Ashes – the ultimate disgrace!

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Boycott almost right! Australia sealed only the third 5-0 whitewash in the Ashes’ 130-year history on Sunday, winning the fifth test in Sydney by 281 runs with more than two days to spare. In a sporting sense the generic English supporter is used to huge disappointment but this debacle rated as the biggest shambles … Continue reading

Giggs disqualified!

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Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has been around longer than the Premier League and is the only player to have played in it and scored every season (so far). He has won just about every club honour up for grabs but where does he rank alongside the greatest United legends?   Ryan Joseph Giggs … Continue reading