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Shaw's Champions - GBS and Prizefighting

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from Cashel Byron to Gene Tunney
'A poet friend of mine, who, like all poets, delighted in combats, insisted on my sharing his interest in pugilism, and took me about to all the boxing competitions of the day. I was nothing loath; for, my own share of original sin apart, anyone with a sense of comedy must find the art of self-defence delightful.'
Benny Green tells the little-known storv of Bernard Shaw's fascination with boxing and drawing upon the writings of GBS, shows just how. much of a connoisseur of the ' noble art' Shaw was. Producer
JOHN KNIGHT

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Shaw's Champions - GBS and Prizefighting

BBC Radio 4 FM, 19 May 1978 16.05






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