Boxing at White Hart Lane 17th july 1945 Jack London takes on Bruce Woodcock with the British and Commonwealth titles at stake. A packed house see's Woodcock win by a knockout in the sixth round.
Jack London is watched by his wife and two sons John and Brian, who both became boxers themselves. Brian went on to unsuccessfully fight Floyd Patterson for the World Heavyweight title in 1959 and Muhammad Ali for the same title in 1966.
I was there too! Made sure I got my ticket. I think I sneaked out to queue overnight for that one, much to my mum's shock - she made me go straight to bed for a few hours to catch up on my sleep when I got back home. :grin:
2nd may 1934. A terraced house being demolished in Paxton road to make way for a new stand at White Hart Lane.
A two teir terrace will be errected that will provide 5,000 seats, and standing for 14,000 below.
I just posted this 1935 photo of George Hunt, Arthur Rowe (centre half and later successful manager, who was born today in 1906 and died on 5 November 1993) and W G Hall in training at the Lane in the Footballers' Birthday Thread and thought it well worthy of a place in this thread too as a small slice of our history.