Jimmy Clark: Boxing Champion
25 years ago – 1989
‘On edge of stardom’ Chadwell and Tilbury’s teenage boxer Jimmy Clark was praised as having “what it takes to be featherweight boxing champion ” according to Jimmy Tibbs, one of the country’s top boxing trainers. Jimmy Clarke had only had five bouts before this claim was made however, although all five of them were wins and three of which were knockouts. Jimmy followed in a long line of boxing talent from the area, with many National School Boy Champions hailing from the area.
Thanks to Jonathan Catton and the Thrrock Remembers from the Enquirer for this information.