C.H. 'Pickles' Douglas

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Cecil Herbert 'Pickles' Douglas (28 June 1886 – 30 September 1954) [is] the sole remaining member of a family famous in the annals of boxing and the old National Sporting Club.

His father, John H. Douglas was a prominent personality at the old Covent Garden club, and his brother J.W.H.T. won the Amateur middle-weight boxing championship in 1905 and afterwards captained the Essex county cricket eleven and England. He played for Essex between 1912 and 1919. He was a right-handed bowler.

'Pickles' Douglas has been a leading boxing referee for many years, the contests he has handles including Jack Doyle v. Jack Petersen, 1933; the two Len Harvey v. Jack Petersen fights, 1933 and 1934; Primo Carnera v. George Cook, 1932; and George Cook v. Joe Beckett, 1922.

He was born in Clapton, London, England and died in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, England

 



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