Sculpture Saturday

Statue of John Joseph ‘Rinty’ Monaghan (1918-1984), a Belfast flyweight boxer who won British, European and World titles. He always sang ‘When Irish Eyes are Smiling’ after fights.

Statue

“You never lose until you actually give up.” Mike Tyson

Belfast City Council erected a statue to Monaghan at Cathedral Gardens on 20 August 2015. The 10-foot high bronze statue on a granite plinth was designed by Alan Beattie Herriot and features Monaghan holding a microphone and singing “When Irish Eyes are Smiling”Belfast City Council erected a statue to Monaghan at Cathedral Gardens on 20 August 2015. The 10-foot high bronze statue on a granite plinth was designed by Alan Beattie Herriot and features Monaghan holding a microphone and singing “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” <http://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/statue-boxing-legend-rinty-monaghan-9893604>Source-Wikipedia

In boxing sport, you can never take things for granted and Mike Tyson’s quote is apt. The attitude should be that you are not going to give up because of your will power.

This post is part of Chasing memory’s- Sculpture Saturday photo challenge, which the creator wishes not to continue any longer as a host

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  5 comments for “Sculpture Saturday

  1. July 11, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    I like the Tyson Quote. Due to my medical condition it has become my mantra

    Stay well and laugh

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    • July 11, 2020 at 7:31 pm

      Thank you my friend .Please take care,I understand and feel sorry for your medical condition. As you said the mantra of ‘never give up’ gives us the hope and strength.
      Every comment from you keeps me enerzized.You have charm.👍👍👍

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  2. July 11, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    What a cool story and great photo 😀

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