Forget wimp rock, the thing to get into is the ring. Everywhere you look people are toughening up their image, risking life and limb —
Spandau Ballet didn’t fancy the idea of actually getting into the ring, but they’re never ones to miss out on a new trend. Here Tony Hadley settles for a nice mean ’n’ moody shot with boxer John Conteh.
When the UB40 boys get in the ring they don’t pussyfoot around. Brothers Ali and Robin Campbell show that they’re still good buddies despite the cuts, bruises and bumps. (Don’t worry, its all done with make-up.)
Even the old ‘uns are getting in on the act. David Bowie goes for another hit. but judging by the state of his hands he hasn’t quite got the hang of it.
George performs his own distinctive version of ‘I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts’. The gloves are either the latest line in neckwear, or for fending off over boisterous fans after the show…
Would you tangle with this lady? Toyah proved she was more than a match for any man in the play Trafford Tanzi. Here, she prepares to do battle, and God help anyone who gets in her way…
One of the original boxer boys, Dig Wayne wonders whether they shouldn’t have called the band JoGolfers instead. Champion British boxer Frank Bruno pulls the punches.