WATCH: The stories of greatest fighters from Portsmouth's golden era of boxing

Jack Smith

Fighting Jack Smith set to be added to city’s boxing memorial

Jack Bishop aged 21 in the Airborne Division

‘If ever I had a hero in my life then Jack was it’

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They epitomise the fighting spirit of Portsmouth itself.

Our video shows the stories of the area's greatest boxers from a golden era. Research is by Andrew Fairley, the mastermind behind the granite memorial to the famous fighters that was unveiled earlier this month in Guildhall Square.

Billy Streets

Billy Streets

Andrew said: 'The boxers profiled are representative of our greatest boxing era from 1910 to 1960 when our city had numerous professionals and boxing shows were held far more regularly than today.'