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Mills uncovered (?)

If you were a sports-mad young kid in the 1950s and early 1960s (as I was) and to some degree or another you followed the sport of boxing, the all-action lifestyle of British boxer Freddie Mills – who occasionally also appeared on kids’ TV programmes as a ‘one size fits all’ all-round celebrity light entertainer – had a certain appeal.

Separately, unknown to me at the time, Freddie had connections to the London underworld and, according to rumour, suffered from headaches and possibly some mental issues. He died in 1965 at the age of 46, officially from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Here’s a report with rather darker and more sinister overtones that appears today on the website of the – DAILY MAIL

About James Westacott

James Westacott, a former City investment banker, acquired his love of the Noble Art as a schoolboy in the 1970s. For many years he attended boxing events in and around London and more recently became a subscriber to the Box Nation satellite/cable channel. His all-time favourite boxer is Carlos Monzon. More Posts