Frank Borrington

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Frank Borrington
Statistics
Nickname(s)The Borrington Bomber
Rated atheavyweight (96 kg[1])
Height191 cm
NationalityBritish (or Irish[2])
Born1909 (1909)
Died22 August 1989(1989-08-22) (aged 79–80)
Boxing record
Total fights63[3] (or 72 [4])
Wins24
Losses34
Draws5

Frank Borrington also known as The Borrington Bomber (1909 — 22 August 1989) was a professional British boxer from Derby. He competed in the heavyweight category between 1931 and 1937. He was heavy weight champion of the Midlands.[1][5]

Borrington made his debut on 28 October 1931 in Derby against George Frost. During his career he had 63 fights (or 72 [4]), winning 24 of them (34 losses, 5 draws).[3]

In 1934, Borrington went knock out in the first round after 83 seconds in a match against Jack Doyle.[2] In October 1934 it was mentioned in the newspaper that of his last 28 matches he 17 of them won with a knock out.[1] Most of his fights were in the United Kingdom, but he also went to Rotterdam in the Netherlands to fight against Harry Staal.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Boksen. Jef Diickson heeft Harry Staal in het vizier". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 4 October 1934. Retrieved 16 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "JACK DOYLE BEATS FRANK BORRINGTON". British Movietone. 1934. Retrieved 16 June 2022 – via aparchive.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Frank Borrington". boxerlist.com. Retrieved 16 June 2022.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Frank Borrington (Derby)". boxinghistory.org.uk. Retrieved 16 June 2022.
  5. "Newspaper articles of Frank Borrington". compilation of multiple newspapers. Retrieved 16 June 2022 – via Youtube.

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