South Yorkshire Times February 22
Conisbrough Boxer to represent the North.
Tommy Joyce, the 16 years old Conisbrough boy who does is boxing under the Doncaster Plant Works ABC banner, won the North of England title at York on Saturday.
He will meet the southern champion at Solihull (Warwickshire) on March 6 to decide who is a national class B 9 stone champion for 1964.
Already a Yorkshire champion, he had to dispose of the Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumberland, Northumberland and Durham representatives.
Having had very little competitive boxing the season, Tommy boxed magnificently in his two bouts, beating A Kyle (Durham), and M. Rushworth (Lancs) decisively.
This was just reward for his diligence and arduous training spells aided by such experienced campaigners as Stuart Pearson and Pat O’Rourke.
He is entered for the Junior ABA championships and is expected to do well as these championships do not start until April 18 which gives him time to tune up after the youth Championships. He must be the best youth prospect the locality has produced since Pat O’Rourke reach the Jr ABA finals in 1958, and has made many friends in the amateur boxing world by his modesty in success and dedication to the task which he has in hand.
Tommy lives at 87 Chestnut Grove and is the son of Mr and Mrs S Joyce