On This Day: August 23rd

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1958: Belfast lightweight Jim Jordan defeated England’s future British and Commonwealth champion Johnny Cooke to secure silver at the Commonwealth Games in Cardiff. Jordan had defeated home favourite Bernard Robson in the previous round but would be outpointed in the final by Scottish legend and reigning Olympic champion Dick McTaggart.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie