Mick Basten – Charnwood Street boxer…

After posting my previous item about the Victorian boxer Joseph Collins, I remembered that the professional boxer Mick Basten lived in Charnwood Street, between Flint Street and Fareham Street. According to the BoxRec website at http://boxrec.com/index.php, he was active as a heavyweight between 1960 and 1964, and took part in 13 professional contests, winning five, drawing one and losing seven. They included two at Granby Halls in Leicester, and one at Cossington Street baths, where the swimming pool was covered over to hold boxing and wrestling matches.

Thank you to Dave Bent for the original information about Mick Basten. I wonder if anyone else remembers him?

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