History | Issue | Premium | Oct 08 2019

Celebrating John Conteh, Hogan Kid Bassey and more

A exhibition to celebrate the contribution of black boxers to Liverpool heritage
John Conteh
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LAST year I was approached by Ray Quarless who asked me if I could assist with an exhibition that the Liverpool Heritage Development Company was planning to celebrate the contribution that black boxers had made to the city’s boxing history. Now there is a name that may conjure up some memories. Ray is related to Noel Quarless who at one time, not so many years ago, looked like becoming a heavyweight sensation.  

Ray had previously produced a similar celebration of the black influence on the Liverpool music scene and this had been received with great acclaim, and on October 9, Ray’s boxing exhibition will open and I urge anyone with an interest in boxing to go along and see it.  

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