Bernard Pugh Liverpool's featherweight contender 100 plus contests black & white 5" x 3 1/4" fighting stance promotional photo (facsimile signature) from the archives of Boxing News assistant editor & historian Ron Olver.
The photo is very likely to have been used in Ron's “Old Timers Column” of Boxing News a central point for news concerning all the Ex-Boxers’ Associations.
Bernard Pugh (1926-96)
An outstanding amateur boxer, winning 108 of 177 bouts with the old SFX ABC in Shaw Street, Pugh was a losing finalist at the 1944 ABA finals.
As a pro he won the Army’s title, met the likes of Ronnie Clayton, Tony Lombard and Ray Famechon and was ranked in the top 10 featherweights in the World by the respected Ring magazine. Despite these achievements, he was never handed a title shot.
Condition very good (bottom edge vertical crease & handwritten pencil notations on reverse "Please Return To Ron Olver")
Nationality: United Kingdom
Death date: 01-05-1996 / age 70
Residence: Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Birth place: Birkenhead, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Won 63 - 25 K0s / Lost 34 - 5 KOs / Drawn 4
BOXING BOARD LEAD TRIBUTES TO THE LATE RON OLVER
29th March 2007
Press release courtesy of the British Boxing Board Of Control
The Trustees and Members of the Grants Committee of the British Boxing Board of Control Charitable Trust extend to the family of the late Ron Olver their most sincere sympathies at his passing.
Ron’s service to the sport of boxing over so many years took many forms. He was Assistant Editor of the trade newspaper “Boxing News”, served on the Commonwealth Boxing Council as a representative for New Zealand Boxing, provided in his “Old Timers Column” a central point for news concerning all the Ex-Boxers’ Associations and in his role as a member of the Grants Committee of the Board’s Benevolent Fund, later incorporated into the British Boxing Board of Control Charitable Trust, Ron did valuable work providing much needed support where needed most to those who had been involved in boxing and required assistance. Despite diminishing health in recent years he maintained his enthusiasm until the very end and boxing has lost a very good friend.
Not a big man in stature, Ron was a big man in his beloved sport, and to all those who knew him.