Butty Sugrue

Posted on Saturday, March 30th, 2013 by John Wood

Butty Sugrue: Barrel Lifting

Ireland’s Strongest Man, Michael “Butty” Sugrue, used to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by performing feats of strength in his pub in Kilburn. One of them was to lift a two-hundredweight barrel of beer overhead. Sugrue was a colorful character and led a pretty interesting life, among other accomplishments, he promoted the Muhammad Ali versus Al “Blue” Lewis fight in Croke Park in Dublin in July, 1972.
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