Some of the great names from Irish amateur boxing history are featured in a two-part documentary to be shown on Setanta Sports this week.
‘Tales from a Neutral Corner’, by Midas Productions, celebrates the centenary this year of the founding of the Irish Amateur Boxing Association.
It includes unique film footage dating back to the 1920s and shows popular favourites like Michael Carruth, Mick Dowling, Fred Tiedt, Jim McCourt, Phil Sutcliffe, Ollie Byrne, Kenny Egan and Katie Taylor in ring action, as well as interviews with other greats of the past and present.
Writer-director Andrew Gallimore is delighted to have got Liam Neeson, who boxed as an amateur for the All Saints club in Ballymena before turning to acting, as narrator for the documentary.
“Tales from a Neutral Corner” will be shown on Setanta Sports on Wednesday and Thursday next (December 14-15) at 9.45 pm.