Tommy Farr

Tommy Farr (12 March 19131 March 1986) was one of the most famous Welsh boxers of the 20th century.Born at Clydach Vale in the Rhondda, South Wales, and nicknamed "The Tonypandy Terror". He became British and Empire Heavyweight Champion in March 1937. On 30 August 1937 he fought World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis at the height of his powers at Yankee Stadium, New York City; gaining much respect despite losing a points decision over 15 rounds.

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