Friday, May 22, 2015

My sport hero - Peter FitzSimons' tribute to Les Darcy

From the Maitland Mercury report:
A very special commemoration will take place in Maitland this Tuesday evening to honour one of Maitland’s most famous sons.
At the Maitland Regional Art Gallery, noted author and historian Peter FitzSimons will pay tribute to boxer Les Darcy who died in the United States 98 years ago after an illustrious career that was dogged by some controversy.
Mr FitzSimons, who wrote an autobiography about Darcy five years ago, has promised to reveal some new information about the famous fighter.
 Mr FitzSimons’ appearance at Maitland Regional Art Gallery has been arranged with Maitland Library as part of the “Look Who’s Talking?” program.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, May 21, 2015.