Willy "Uppercut" O'Shea was born in 1915 in Dublin, Ireland. Heading to Australia at the tender age of 15, Willy made his way out west to the coal mines, after 3 years in the mines he then joined the Jimmy Sharman boxing tent in 1933. He toured Australia, fighting week after week for close to a decade.
It was during this time that he earned his nickname "Uppercut O'Shea". These years were tough for Willy as it was the time of the Great Depression. Despite this, Willy always made an effort to look sharp and always had a clean tie in his bag, as well as a tub of home-made hair grease.
Today Willy's legacy loves on through Uppercut Deluxe, a family owned and operated company commited to creating products that will go the distance and keep you looking sharp.
R.I.P Willy "Uppercut" O'Shea. Born in Ireland; made in Australia.