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You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeOne of Liverpool most talented boxers was not allowed to compete for a national championship title “he would have undoubtedly won” because of the colour of his skin.Liverpool legend Peter Banasko was prevented from competing for a national title because of the Colour Bar a ban on black British boxers competing for national titles, which had been instigated by the British Boxing Board of Control in 1911 and wasn lifted until 1947.Read MoreHeritage Development Company Liverpool has launched Black Punch, an exhibition of Liverpool Black boxers at Liverpool Central LibraryBorn in Liverpool in 1915, Peter Banasko attended St Malachy School in Toxteth and the nearby boxing club of the same name. By the age of 14 he had competed in over 100 fights and was quickly garnering a fearsome reputation.He became a professional boxer when he was 17 and won a range of titles.However, he was banned from competing for a national title which, with his talent and reputation, many people believe he would easily have won.Heritage Development Company Liverpool has now launched an exhibition for Black History Month, featuring 200 years of Liverpool based Black boxers called Black Punch.The exhibition will be at Liverpool Central Library until the end of the year. The group have also produced a book, which will be published at the end of this month.The launch night was a packed out event held at Liverpool Central Library and was attended by some of the boxers featured, including one of the most recent Natasha Jonas, who in 2012 became the first woman ever to box competitively at the Olympic games.Many of the boxers in the exhibition lived in Liverpool 8, a postcode that has been home to at least 30 national and international championship beltsFamily members of some of the boxers also attended the launch, as well as recently appointed Lord Mayor of Liverpool Anna Rothery, who became Liverpool first black mayor just this year.Louis and his colleagues pieced together the remarkable story of Liverpool Black boxers through interviews with veteran boxers or their family members, and from archives both online and at Liverpool Central Library a story which they trace from 1813 to the present day.Read MoreJames was a remarkable middleweight boxer and won every one of his 89 fights, including 54 KOs..

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