Time that All Know who Barbara Buttrick was and is

World champion boxer Barbara Buttrick, 87, from Hull inspires girls to ‘never give up’

By Hull Daily Mail  |  Posted: March 09, 2017


Tommy Coyle and Barbara Buttrick

 Tommy Coyle and Barbara Buttrick


She weighed just 7stone and was fed steak and beer to help her “beef up” but that did not stop Barbara Buttrick becoming a world champion boxer.

Standing at a petite 4ft 11ins, Barbara, who was born in Cottingham in 1930, became known as the Mighty Atom during her reign as the world’s unbeaten flyweight and bantamweight between 1950 and 1960.


But she says her biggest challenge was being “a woman in a man’s world”.

Today, she was presented with a plaque at the Tommy Coyle Boxing Academy in Geneva Way, bringing her scrapbook along as a reminder of the legends she has met in her lifetime, including Mike Tyson, Mohammad Ali’s daughter and many more.

Barbara Buttrick – Wikipedia

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Barbara Buttrick – BoxRec


Jun 16, 2015 – Name: Barbara Buttrick Alias: The Mighty Atom of the Ring Born: 1930-00-00. Birthplace: Cottingham, Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Barbara Buttrick: World pays tribute to Brit champ boxer – Mirror Online

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