It's twenty years next month since the death of Haystacks.
In contrast to another big man I always liked Haystacks. His size made him genuinely frightening and at least there was variety to his matches. I first saw him on Blackpool Pier on an independent show. His appearance when he began walking to the ring took breath away. Klondyke Bill was big, but the sheer presence of Haystacks was something else.