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Brian London boxer

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

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 Titles Result
May 12, 1970 Joe Bugner WWWWWW Empire Pool, Wembley LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 3, 1969 Jerry Quarry WWWWLW Oakland Arena, Oakland LOSS
KO
April 10, 1969 Jim Fletcher LWLWWL The Stadium, Liverpool LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 6, 1969 Henry Clark WWWWLW The Stadium, Liverpool DRAW
Points
June 10, 1968 Jack Bodell WLWWWW The Stadium, Liverpool Eliminator for BBBofC British Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 29, 1968 Roberto Davila LWLLLL The Stadium, Liverpool LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 13, 1967 Zora Folley WWWLWW The Stadium, Liverpool WIN
Points
Aug. 15, 1967 James J Woody WWWWLL The Stadium, Liverpool WIN
Points
March 9, 1967 Jerry Quarry DLWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 6, 1966 Muhammad Ali WWWWWW Earls Court Arena, Kensington World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
June 21, 1966 Amos Johnson WDWWWW The Stadium, Liverpool WIN
DQ
May 2, 1966 Thad Spencer WWLWWW King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester LOSS
Points
Sept. 20, 1965 Roger Rischer WWWWWL The Stadium, Liverpool WIN
KO
March 30, 1965 Billy Walker LWLWWW Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
Points
Feb. 2, 1965 Giorgio Masteghin WLLWLW Tower Circus, Blackpool WIN
Corner retirement
Dec. 15, 1964 Matthew Johnson WWLWDW Civic Hall, Wolverhampton WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 13, 1964 Johnny Prescott WLWWLW The Stadium, Liverpool LOSS
Points
Feb. 24, 1964 Henry Cooper LWWWWL King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester BBBofC British Heavyweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

vacant EBU European Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
Dec. 2, 1963 Bill Nielsen WWLWWL New St James Hall, Newcastle WIN
KO
May 8, 1963 Don Warner LLWLWD Winter Gardens, Blackpool WIN
Points
April 21, 1963 Ingemar Johansson WLLWWW Johanneshov Ice Stadium, Stockholm LOSS
Points
Jan. 29, 1963 Tom McNeeley WLLWWL Olympia, Kensington WIN
Points
Oct. 11, 1962 Von Clay WWLWLL Tower Circus, Blackpool WIN
Points
Aug. 14, 1962 Howard King LLWLLL Stanley Park, Blackpool WIN
KO
July 7, 1962 Santo Amonti WWLWWW Rigamonti Stadium, Brescia LOSS
Points
Feb. 26, 1962 Young Jack Johnson WLWLLW King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester WIN
Points
Oct. 17, 1961 Eddie Machen LWWWLW Empire Pool, Wembley LOSS
Corner retirement
April 24, 1961 Billy Hunter WWWLWL Manchester WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 29, 1960 Dick Richardson WWLLWL Coney Beach Arena, Porthcawl EBU European Heavyweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
April 26, 1960 Pete Rademacher WWWWWD Empire Pool, Wembley WIN
KO
Dec. 1, 1959 Nino Valdes WWLWLL Empire Pool, Wembley LOSS
Corner retirement
May 1, 1959 Floyd Patterson WWWWWW Fairgrounds Coliseum, Indianapolis World Heavyweight

LOSS
KO
Jan. 12, 1959 Henry Cooper LWDLWW Earls Court Arena, Kensington BBBofC British Heavyweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

LOSS
Points
Sept. 30, 1958 Willie Pastrano WWWWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Technical knockout
June 3, 1958 Joe Erskine WLWWWL White City Stadium, White City BBBofC British Heavyweight

Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 25, 1958 Willie Pastrano WWLWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay LOSS
Points
Dec. 10, 1957 Howie Turner WLWLLD Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Points
Aug. 12, 1957 Kitione Lave WWWLWW Greyhound Stadium, West Hartlepool Eliminator for Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight

WIN
Points
July 1, 1957 Peter Bates WLWLWL Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool WIN
KO
May 27, 1957 Willy Schagen WLWWWL Maindy Stadium, Cardiff WIN
KO
March 5, 1957 Robert Duquesne WLWWWL Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham WIN
KO
Feb. 3, 1957 Heinz Neuhaus LWLWLW Westfalenhalle, Dortmund LOSS
Points
Nov. 19, 1956 Werner Wiegand WLLWWL New St James Hall, Newcastle WIN
KO
Aug. 27, 1956 Trevor Snell LWWWWL Maindy Stadium, Cardiff WIN
KO
July 9, 1956 George Naufahu LWWWLW Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool WIN
Technical knockout
May 1, 1956 Henry Cooper WLWWLW Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington LOSS
Technical knockout
March 13, 1956 Jose Peyre WWLWWL Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 17, 1956 Jim Cooper WLLWWW Streatham Ice Rink, Streatham WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 6, 1955 Basil Kew LWDWLW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 11, 1955 Prosper Beck LDLLLD King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester WIN
KO
Oct. 24, 1955 Simon Templar WWLDLL Middlesbrough WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 7, 1955 Jose Gonzalez LWLLWL King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 8, 1955 Robert Eugene LLLLLL Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool WIN
Points
July 11, 1955 Paddy Slavin LLLWWL Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool WIN
Technical knockout
June 6, 1955 Dinny Powell LLLDWL New St James Hall, Newcastle WIN
KO
May 23, 1955 Hugh McDonald DLLLLL Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool WIN
KO
April 18, 1955 Frank Walshaw LWDLDL Birmingham WIN
KO
March 22, 1955 Dennis Lockton WLLLWL Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington WIN
Technical knockout