EX-BOXER ASSOCIATION NEWS
BILLY AIRD AND PAT THOMPSON
ESSEX EBA is hosting a presentation night for Liverpool ex-pros Billy Aird and Pat Thompson, who will receive replica Central Area title belts to mark their title wins in 1970 and ’76 respectively. John Conteh and Colin Dunne will make the presentations on October 14 at the Conservative Club, 16-18 Clarence Street, Southend-on-sea, Essex, RM13 7HD. If any former opponents of Billy or Pat wish to attend, they should call Ray on 07807 739 560 or Tommy on 07917 142 409.
ARTHUR ‘AL’ WORRALL, 1928-2017
ARTHUR “Al” WORRALL, the 1949 ABA heavyweight champ, has died aged 88. Born December 23, 1928, in Ipswich, Worrall held the distinction of beating future world heavyweight champion Ingemar Johansson in 1951, and future British, Commonwealth and European titlist Henry Cooper in ’53. But “Big Al” never turned pro.