Johnny 'Butt' Butterworth

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Johnny 'Butt' Butterworth

Post  SammyT on Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:51 am

Hi Dave,

I was just remembering that a while back you mentioned a guy - Johnny Butterworth - who was literally having a fight or three every weekend for most of his life!

I think you described him as a 'psychopath' Shocked

Was he a doorman or prizefighter - or just a lunatic, weekend pub brawler?
What was his fighting style - was he a boxer, wrestler, not formally trained etc?
Did he win most/all of his fights or did he lose a lot and just not care?

Anyway he sounds like an interesting character to say the least!! I like to remind myself from time to time that these types of guys are out there...

Thanks in advance,

SammyT

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Re: Johnny 'Butt' Butterworth

Post  David Turton on Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:43 am

Hi Sammy

Yes Johnny Butt was a real character ...
He was a former British Lightweight Boxing champ from the 1950's to 1960 who sadly liked a drink.
He lost his British title through drink and eventually his boxing licence for the same reason. He became a bouncer (they werent 'doormen' back in those days ha ha) .. was very handy with his fists, very fast. He also started taking part in unlicenced 'behind the pub' matches

He was always pretty quick to get in.. used mainly quick accurate and strong punches.. the times I saw him, he was never a nasty guy, quite the opposite, but was prone to the 'gunfighter challlenges stuff', and rarely backed down

the 'psycho' bit was when he 'kicked off'.. he was like the tasmanian devil

I dont remember him having lots of losses though

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Re: Johnny 'Butt' Butterworth

Post  cartmelpete on Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:10 pm

Is he the guy you mentioned that was still getting into scraps every week when he was in his 60's or at least up until he was 60 or am I confusing him with another ''character"?

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Re: Johnny 'Butt' Butterworth

Post  David Turton on Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:03 am

nope thats him

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Re: Johnny 'Butt' Butterworth

Post  SammyT on Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:59 am

Thanks for the reply Dave.

He sounds like an interesting character to say the least!

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