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Archive: Hugh McIlvanney’s report on Johnny Owen’s final fight

In 1995, the late sports writer Hugh McIlvanney read aloud one of his most famous pieces; on the tragic, fatal injuries suffered by Welsh boxer Johnny Owen in a world title fight.

McIlvanney, widely considered to be one of Britain's greatest sports journalists, died last week at the age of 84.

This clip is originally from 5 Live Boxing with Costello and Bunce on Monday 28 January 2019.

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