Five spars at the Spurs: Tottenham’s ground has been staging big boxing matches for almost a century, comparable to Frank Bruno successful the first big battle promoted by Barry Hearn and Michael Watson’s tragic defeat to Chris Eubank
- Anthony Joshua meets Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
- Tottenham’s outdated ground White Hart Lane staged some legendary bouts
- Bruce Woodcock received an epic Battle of Britain over Jack London in 1945
- Frank Bruno stopped Joe Bugner in eight rounds in entrance of 40,000 followers in 1987
- Michael Watson’s tragic loss to Chris Eubank was the final big battle at the Lane
Anthony Joshua prepares to fulfill Oleksandr Usyk at the spanking new Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Saturday.
But the historical past of boxing at Tottenham’s soccer ground goes again almost a century.
Sportsmail seems to be at 5 important fights at Spurs’ outdated dwelling White Hart Lane.
Anthony Joshua (pictured) will battle Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium
It’s the first battle to be held at Spurs’ new stadium however White Hart Lane staged many bouts
JIM SMITH v PAT KING (April 13, 1922)
In the first open-air battle staged in London, 7,000 followers noticed Smith beat King for the Dockland Settlements Championship.
FREDDIE MILLS v LEN HARVEY (June 20, 1942)
The occasion needed to end in daylight to keep away from lights in the ground breaching the blackout imposed throughout the Blitz. Fearless Freddie obliged by knocking out British and Empire light-heavyweight champion Harvey in the second spherical.
Frank Bruno beat Joe Bugner in eight rounds at White Hart Lane in 1987 in entrance of 40,000 followers
BRUCE WOODCOCK v JACK LONDON (July 17, 1945)
In a highly-anticipated Battle of Britain, Woodcock inflicted three knockdowns in the sixth spherical to alleviate Jack London of the British and Empire heavyweight titles.
FRANK BRUNO v JOE BUGNER (Oct 24, 1987)
Forty thousand flocked to the first big battle to be promoted by Barry Hearn. Only household and pals supported Bugner, who had by no means been forgiven for his factors defeat of heavyweight favorite Henry Cooper. Bugner had come out of retirement however made a battle of it till Bruno stopped him in the eighth spherical.
Chris Eubank’s battle with Michael Watson in 1991 noticed Watson find yourself in a coma
CHRIS EUBANK v MICHAEL WATSON (Sept 24, 1991)
This tragic world super-middleweight title battle ended with Watson preventing for his life after which harrowingly disabled. Watson was forward on all scorecards however was caught by an upper-cut in the eleventh spherical from which he had not recovered when he was despatched out for the twelfth. The battle was stopped and minutes later he collapsed. With no ambulance current, important minutes had been lost earlier than he acquired oxygen and was taken to hospital. Watson got here out of a coma unable to talk or stroll.