Brian London boxer

Brian London boxer
bouts
58
won
37
lost
20
draw
1
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1955-03-22
Height
6′ 0″/183cm
Reach
72″/183cm
Age
-
Born
1934-06-19
Death
-
Nationality
United Kingdom

Brian Sidney Harper (born 19 June 1934), known professionally as Brian London, is an English retired heavyweight boxer. He was the British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion from 1958 to 1959, and twice challenged for the world heavyweight title, losing to Floyd Patterson in 1959 and Muhammad Ali in 1966, both times via knockout. He was one of a quartet of British boxers, with Henry Cooper, Joe Erskine, and Dick Richardson, who dominated the British boxing scene throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1970-05-12 Joe Bugner WWWWWW Empire Pool, Wembley LOST
Technical knockout
1969-09-03 Jerry Quarry WWWWLW Oakland Arena, Oakland LOST
KO
1969-04-10 Jim Fletcher LWLWWL The Stadium, Liverpool LOST
Technical knockout
1969-02-06 Henry Clark WWWWLW The Stadium, Liverpool DRAW
Points
1968-06-10 Jack Bodell WLWWWW The Stadium, Liverpool LOST
Technical knockout
1968-02-29 Roberto Davila LWLLLL The Stadium, Liverpool LOST
Technical knockout
1967-11-13 Zora Folley WWWLWW The Stadium, Liverpool WIN
Points
1967-08-15 James J Woody WWWWLL The Stadium, Liverpool WIN
Points
1967-03-09 Jerry Quarry DLWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOST
Unanimous decision
1966-08-06 Muhammad Ali WWWWWW Earls Court Arena, Kensington LOST
KO
1966-06-21 Amos Johnson WDWWWW The Stadium, Liverpool WIN
1966-05-02 Thad Spencer WWLWWW King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester LOST
Points
1965-09-20 Roger Rischer WWWWWL The Stadium, Liverpool WIN
KO
1965-03-30 Billy Walker LWLWWW Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Points
1965-02-02 Giorgio Masteghin WLLWLW Tower Circus, Blackpool WIN
Corner retirement
1964-12-15 Matthew Johnson WWLWDW Civic Hall, Wolverhampton WIN
Technical knockout
1964-08-13 Johnny Prescott WLWWLW The Stadium, Liverpool LOST
Points
1964-02-24 Henry Cooper LWWWWL King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester LOST
Points
1963-12-02 Bill Nielsen WWLWWL New St James Hall, Newcastle WIN
KO
1963-05-08 Don Warner LLWLWD Winter Gardens, Blackpool WIN
Points
1963-04-21 Ingemar Johansson WLLWWW Johanneshov Ice Stadium, Stockholm LOST
Points
1963-01-29 Tom McNeeley WLLWWL Olympia, Kensington WIN
Points
1962-10-11 Von Clay WWLWLL Tower Circus, Blackpool WIN
Points
1962-08-14 Howard King LLWLLL Stanley Park, Blackpool WIN
KO
1962-07-07 Santo Amonti WWLWWW Rigamonti Stadium, Brescia LOST
Points
1962-02-26 Young Jack Johnson WLWLLW King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester WIN
Points
1961-10-17 Eddie Machen LWWWLW Empire Pool, Wembley LOST
Corner retirement
1961-04-24 Billy Hunter WWWLWL Manchester WIN
Technical knockout
1960-08-29 Dick Richardson WWLLWL Coney Beach Arena, Porthcawl LOST
Corner retirement
1960-04-26 Pete Rademacher WWWWWD Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
KO
1959-12-01 Nino Valdes WWLWLL Empire Pool, Wembley LOST
Corner retirement
1959-05-01 Floyd Patterson WWWWWW Fairgrounds Coliseum, Indianapolis LOST
KO
1959-01-12 Henry Cooper LWDLWW Earls Court Arena, Kensington LOST
Points
1958-09-30 Willie Pastrano WWWWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Technical knockout
1958-06-03 Joe Erskine WLWWWL White City Stadium, White City WIN
KO
1958-02-25 Willie Pastrano WWLWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay LOST
Points
1957-12-10 Howie Turner WLWLLD Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Points
1957-08-12 Kitione Lave WWWLWW Greyhound Stadium, West Hartlepool WIN
Points
1957-07-01 Peter Bates WLWLWL Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool WIN
KO
1957-05-27 Willy Schagen WLWWWL Maindy Stadium, Cardiff WIN
KO
1957-03-05 Robert Duquesne WLWWWL Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham WIN
KO
1957-02-03 Heinz Neuhaus LWLWLW Westfalenhalle, Dortmund LOST
Points
1956-11-19 Werner Wiegand WLLWWL New St James Hall, Newcastle WIN
KO
1956-08-27 Trevor Snell LWWWWL Maindy Stadium, Cardiff WIN
KO
1956-07-09 George Naufahu LWWWLW Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool WIN
Technical knockout
1956-05-01 Henry Cooper WLWWLW Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington LOST
Technical knockout
1956-03-13 Jose Peyre WWLWWL Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Technical knockout
1956-01-17 Jim Cooper WLLWWW Streatham Ice Rink, Streatham WIN
Technical knockout
1955-12-06 Basil Kew LWDWLW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Technical knockout
1955-11-11 Prosper Beck LDLLLD King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester WIN
KO
1955-10-24 Simon Templar WWLDLL Middlesbrough WIN
Technical knockout
1955-10-07 Jose Gonzalez LWLLWL King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester WIN
Technical knockout
1955-08-08 Robert Eugene LLLLLL Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool WIN
Points
1955-07-11 Paddy Slavin LLLWWL Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool WIN
Technical knockout
1955-06-06 Dinny Powell LLLDWL New St James Hall, Newcastle WIN
KO
1955-05-23 Hugh McDonald DLLLLL Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool WIN
KO
1955-04-18 Frank Walshaw LWDLDL Birmingham WIN
KO
1955-03-22 Dennis Lockton WLLLWL Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout