[ Boxing Booth; printed ] Business card of Billy Wood, sometime Scoittish featherweight champion.

Billy Woods, boxer [ boxing booth ]
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SKU: 18357

Business Card, 9 x 6cm, a little grubby. On one side, "The largest travelling Boxing Show | BILLY WOOD | International Boxing Academy | Clean British Sport| 7, Cuttings Avenue |Fulkwood| Sutton-in-Ashfield | Notts. " On the reverse, a faint representation of his elaborate travelling booth, with broad steps, images of boxers in action, and the words "Billy Wood | International Boxing Academy." over the entrance.Note: "Billy Wood was a fighter who ran a boxing booth, a fair ground attraction in which the operator would fight any willing opponent. The winner would win a £1 (back then a decent sized purse). Billy Wood set up his ring at the Durham Miners’ gala (also known as the ‘Big Meet’) in 1919. Opening at 7am and closing at 1am the next night. In those 18 hours he fought 18 colliers, knocking out 15 of them. Billy became featherweight champion of Scotland and later became a boxing promoter."