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AULD EN­E­MIES

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Crolla v Burns fol­lows these fa­mous Eng­land v Scot­land fights, writes

Daniel Her­bert

1. TOMMY MIL­LI­GAN W PTS 20 TED KID LEWIS

Ed­in­burgh’s In­dus­trial Hall was the venue for this 1924 battle, which saw ris­ing lo­cal Mil­li­gan win the Bri­tish, Em­pire and Euro­pean wel­ter belts.

2. BENNY LYNCH W RSF 2 JACKIE BROWN

Manchester’s Brown was reign­ing world cham­pion, but the lit­tle Gor­bals ter­ror Lynch dropped him eight times when wip­ing him out in 1935.

3. JACKIE PATERSON W KO 1 PETER KANE

Lanc­ahire’s Kane was world champ, but south­paw Paterson took just 61 sec­onds to de­throne him in 1943.

4. PETER KEENAN W KO 6 DANNY O’SUL­LI­VAN

In 1951, Scot Keenan took the Bri­tish ban­tam crown from O’sul­li­van, the grand­fa­ther of snooker great Ron­nie.

5. TERRY SPINKS W KO 14 BOBBY NEILL

Former Olympic gold medal­list Spinks floored a weight-weak­ened Neill three times in 1960.

6. WAL­TER MCGOWAN W PTS 15 ALAN RUDKIN

Scouser Rudkin would have his re­venge two years later, but this 1966 Bri­tish ban­tam ti­tle win was re­mark­able when you con­sider Mcgowan was only re­ally a fly­weight.

7. KEN BUCHANAN W KO 11 MAU­RICE CULLEN

In February 1968 bril­liant Buchanan an­nounced him­self at ti­tle level by tak­ing the Bri­tish 135lbs crown.

8. RAY CATTOUSE W RSF 15 DAVE MCCABE

South Lon­doner Cattouse re­tained his Bri­tish light­weight ti­tle with just 27 sec­onds re­main­ing in March 1981.

9. MICHAEL GOMEZ W RSF 5 ALEX ARTHUR

Gomez ven­tured to Arthur’s Ed­in­burgh patch to drop him three times and win the Bri­tish su­per­feather crown in 2003.

10. LIAM WALSH W RTD 10 PAUL AP­PLEBY

Cromer’s Walsh got off the deck to drop and stop Ap­pleby to re­tain the Com­mon­wealth 130lbs belt.

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