Tommy Farr boxer

Tommy Farr boxer
bouts
142
won
86
lost
35
draw
19
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1926-12-18
Height
6′ 1″/185cm
Reach
78″/198cm
Age
72
Born
1913-03-12
Death
1986-03-01
Nationality
United Kingdom

Thomas George Farr (12 March 1913 – 1 March 1986) was a Welsh boxer from Clydach Vale, Rhondda, nicknamed "the Tonypandy Terror". Prior to 1936, Farr boxed in the light heavyweight division, in which he was the Welsh champion. He became British and Empire heavyweight champion on 15 March 1937. He challenged for the world title against Joe Louis in the same year and gave Louis one of the toughest fights of his career, hurting him numerous times and lasting the full 15 rounds on his way to a wide unanimous decision loss, with the referee awarding Louis the fight thirteen rounds to one, while the judges scored the fight eight to five and nine to six, both in Louis' favor. The decision was booed by spectators. Farr is considered to be one of the greatest British heavyweight fighters ever. Farr was inducted into the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1953-03-09 Don Cockell WLWLWW Ice Rink, Nottingham LOST
Technical knockout
1952-11-02 Werner Wiegand WWWDDW Westfalenhalle, Dortmund LOST
Points
1952-09-10 Al Hoosman DDWWDL Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff WIN
Points
1952-07-26 Jo Weidin LLWWLW Football Ground, Worcester WIN
Points
1952-05-26 Georges Rogiers LLLWLL Drill Hall, Abergavenny WIN
Points
1952-03-17 Giorgio Milan WDLLLL Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff WIN
Points
1951-12-03 Georges Rogiers DLLLLW Sports Stadium, Brighton WIN
Points
1951-11-16 Al Hoosman WLLDDW King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester LOST
Points
1951-10-04 Robert Eugene WLWDLL Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff WIN
Points
1951-08-30 Steve McCall LWLLLL Drill Hall, Bangor WIN
Points
1951-07-07 Dennis Powell LWLWWW Showground, Shrewsbury WIN
Technical knockout
1951-04-24 Gerry McDermott WLLWLL Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Points
1951-03-21 Frank Bell WLWLLW Welsh Athletic Club, Porth LOST
KO
1950-12-04 Lloyd Marshall LWLWDL Market Hall, Carmarthen LOST
Points
1950-11-06 Piet Wilde LLWLWW Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
KO
1950-09-27 Jan Klein WLWLDW Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd WIN
KO
1940-08-07 Zachary Nicholas WWWWDL Market Hall, Barnstaple WIN
Technical knockout
1939-11-10 Manuel Kid Abrew LLLWWW Theatre Royal, Dublin WIN
KO
1939-05-17 Larry Gains WWWDWL Ninian Park, Cardiff WIN
Technical knockout
1939-04-13 Red Burman WWWWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Points
1939-01-13 Red Burman WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Majority decision
1938-12-16 Lou Nova DLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Points
1938-03-11 Max Baer WWLWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Unanimous decision
1938-01-21 Jim Braddock WWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Split-decision
1937-08-30 Joe Louis WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOST
Unanimous decision
1937-06-15 Walter Neusel DWWLWW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
KO
1937-04-15 Max Baer WWWWLW Harringay Arena, Harringay WIN
Points
1937-03-15 Ben Foord WWWWWL Harringay Stadium, Harringay WIN
Points
1937-02-08 Joe Zeman DLLDLL Colston Hall, Bristol WIN
KO
1936-12-21 Charles Rutz WLWWWW Earls Court Arena, Kensington WIN
Points
1936-09-14 Jim Wilde WWWWWD Vetch Field, Swansea WIN
KO
1936-05-18 Jim Wilde WWWWWW Vetch Field, Swansea DRAW
Points
1936-04-02 Bob Olin LWLWLL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Points
1936-03-05 Piet Van Gool LDDWLW Mannesmann Hall, Swansea WIN
Points
1936-01-15 Tommy Loughran WWWDWD Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Points
1935-12-21 Frank Moody WDWWLD Greyfriars Hall, Cardiff WIN
KO
1935-12-16 Rienus De Boer WLWWWW Colston Hall, Bristol WIN
Points
1935-12-02 Eddie Wenstob LLLLWL The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark WIN
Points
1935-10-25 George Brennan WWLLWL Granby Halls, Leicester WIN
Points
1935-08-14 Frank Moody DWDWWL White City, Cardiff DRAW
Points
1935-07-20 George Brennan LWWLLW Welford Road Stadium, Leicester WIN
Points
1935-06-28 Presidio Pavesi DLWDD Stade Roland Garros, Paris WIN
Points
1935-05-13 Eddie Wenstob WWDDWW Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn WIN
Points
1935-05-08 Manuel Kid Abrew LWWWLW White City WIN
Corner retirement
1935-02-04 Eddie Phillips WLWLW Pavilion, Mountain Ash LOST
Points
1935-01-11 Arthur Novell LLDWDL Judge's Hall, Trealaw WIN
KO
1934-12-21 Pat McAuliffe LLWWWL Judge's Hall, Trealaw WIN
KO
1934-10-22 Eddie Peirce LLWLWL Olympia, Bradford WIN
Points
1934-10-20 Seaman Albert Harvey LLLLLL Working Men's Club, Llanelli WIN
Technical knockout
1934-09-19 Dave Carstens LWWWWW Greyhound Stadium, Wandsworth LOST
Points
1934-09-14 Charlie Bundy LWWWWW Judge's Hall, Trealaw WIN
Points
1934-09-03 Del Fontaine LWLDLL Mannesmann Hall, Swansea WIN
Points
1934-08-22 Charley Belanger WLWWWW Greyhound Stadium, Wandsworth WIN
Points
1934-08-09 Ernie Simmons DLWLWD Wimbledon Stadium, Wimbledon DRAW
Points
1934-06-13 Eddie Phillips DWLWL Wandsworth Stadium, Wandsworth LOST
1934-05-07 Charley Belanger LLWWWL New St James Hall, Newcastle LOST
Points
1934-04-23 Jack Kid Casey WWWWWW New St James Hall, Newcastle LOST
Points
1934-03-26 Jim Winters WWWWWD Cardiff WIN
Points
1934-02-01 Eddie Phillips LWWDWL Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn LOST
Points
1934-01-14 Kid Scott WLWWWL The Ring, Belfast WIN
KO
1933-12-02 Leo Evans LLDLLL Labour Stadium, Merthyr Tydfil WIN
Points
1933-11-06 Ernie Simmons WWLWWW Central Workingmens Club, Blackpool LOST
Points
1933-11-04 Steve McCall LWWWLW Labour Stadium, Merthyr Tydfil WIN
Technical knockout
1933-10-27 Seaman Albert Harvey LWLDWL Judge's Hall, Trealaw WIN
Points
1933-10-07 Jack Marshall LWLLLL Merthyr Tydfil WIN
Technical knockout
1933-09-30 Charlie Chetwynd LWLLLL Swansea WIN
Technical knockout
1933-09-22 Tom Benjamin DLLLLD Judge's Hall, Trealaw WIN
Points
1933-08-01 Ernie Simmons DWWL LOST
Points
1933-07-29 Jack O'Brien LLWLLL Grosvenor Park, Belfast WIN
Technical knockout
1933-07-21 Randy Jones LWWLLW Empire Theatre, Tonypandy WIN
Points
1933-07-15 Cyril Eddington LDLLLL Sports Ground, Ebbw Vale WIN
Points
1933-07-08 Ernie Simmons DWW Drill Hall, Merthyr Tydfil WIN
Points
1933-06-30 Tiger Ellis LWWWLL Tredegar WIN
Points
1933-06-26 Gunner Mick Bennett WWLDDL Ninian Park, Cardiff WIN
Technical knockout
1933-06-03 George Smith WWLLLW Drill Hall, Merthyr Tydfil WIN
Points
1933-05-22 Tony Arpino LWLLLL Pontypridd WIN
Points
1933-05-19 Billy Thomas LWLWWW Judge's Hall, Trealaw WIN
Points
1933-05-15 Eddie Steele WDWLWL Selhurst Park Football Ground, Crystal Palace LOST
Corner retirement
1933-05-13 Charlie Bundy LWLLLW Coliseum, Bargoed WIN
Points
1933-05-06 Randy Jones WWLWWL Labour Stadium, Merthyr Tydfil WIN
Technical knockout
1933-04-21 Jerry Daley LLLDDL Judge's Hall, Trealaw WIN
Points
1933-03-24 Cyril Eddington WLLDLL Judge's Hall, Trealaw WIN
Points
1933-02-18 Billy Thomas LLLWLL Pavilion Rink, Bargoed LOST
Points
1932-12-31 Charlie Bundy WLDWWW Scarrott's Pavilion, Treherbert WIN
Points
1932-12-30 Jerry Daley LLLLLD Judge's Hall, Trealaw DRAW
Points
1932-09-19 Tiger Ellis WLDWWL Joe Gess's Pavilion, Ystradgynlais LOST
Technical knockout
1932-08-27 Albert Donovan W Tredegar LOST
Points
1932-08-08 Cyril Eddington LLLWLL Pontycymer DRAW
Points
1932-06-01 Jim Wilde DLWW WIN
Points
1931-03-28 Jack Powell WWWWL Pavilion Rink, Bargoed WIN
Points
1931-03-14 Chris Shea L Coliseum, Bargoed DRAW
Points
1931-02-07 Bryn Powell DLWLWL Gess Pavilion, Blackwood DRAW
Points
1931-02-02 Jack Powell WWWW Welfare Hall, Ebbw Vale WIN
1930-12-27 Herbie Nurse LL Labour Hall, Penygraig WIN
Points
1930-06-14 Josh Sullivan LL Llanelli LOST
Corner retirement
1930-05-31 Steve Donoghue Tonypandy WIN
Points
1930-04-19 Walter Saunders WWWWLW Tonypandy LOST
Points
1930-04-12 Emlyn Jones WLLLLL Tonypandy WIN
Points
1930-04-05 Billy Thomas Penygraig WIN
Corner retirement
1930-01-25 Rees Owen LWDL Nanthir Boxing Club, Blaengarw WIN
Technical knockout
1930-01-24 Llew Haydn WWWL Clydach LOST
Points
1930-01-18 Billy Pritchard LWLDWD Blaengarw DRAW
Points
1930-01-17 Billy Pritchard LLWLDW Nanthir Boxing Club, Blaengarw DRAW
Points
1929-12-26 Cliff Llewellyn Pillgwenlly Labour Hall, Newport WIN
Points
1929-12-21 Billy Jones LL Tonypandy WIN
Points
1929-12-14 Phil Gardner DWWLDL Pontycymer WIN
Points
1929-12-06 Young Teddy Baldock Nanthir Boxing Club, Blaengarw WIN
Points
1929-11-16 Tommy Howley Court Athletic Club, Tonypandy WIN
Points
1929-10-05 Trevor Herbert LD Welsh Athletic Club, Porth DRAW
Points
1929-09-28 Eddie Worton Welsh Athletic Club, Porth WIN
Technical knockout
1929-09-14 Kid Evans LLLLLL Tonypandy WIN
Points
1929-06-15 Idris Pugh LWWD Ex-Servicemens Club, Ferndale LOST
Points
1929-06-01 Trevor Herbert L Ferndale DRAW
Points
1929-05-18 Trevor Herbert Ferndale & Blaenllechau Ex-Servicemens Club, Ferndale WIN
Points
1929-05-08 Herbie Hill Blaengwynfi WIN
Points
1929-05-04 Idris Pugh LWW Mardy DRAW
Points
1929-04-27 Kid Spurdle Porthcawl LOST
Points
1929-03-23 Len Jones Porth DRAW
Points
1929-02-23 Tom Thomas DLLLWW Ystrad Mynach WIN
Points
1928-09-29 Alby Davies W Pontypridd LOST
Points
1928-07-04 Evan Lane WWDWWD Workmens Hall, Blaengwynfi LOST
Technical knockout
1928-06-30 Young Howe Tonypandy
1928-05-31 Young Baldock L Pavilion, Ogmore Vale DRAW
Points
1928-05-03 Evan Lane WWWWDW Cardiff Arms Park AC, Treorchy LOST
Points
1928-04-09 Young Grocutt LD Porthcawl LOST
Points
1928-02-25 Young Grocutt L Bridgend DRAW
Points
1928-01-28 Young Hazell LL Stadium, Pontypridd WIN
Points
1928-01-21 Evan Lane WWDLD Judge's Hall, Trealaw LOST
Points
1927-12-12 Cliff Smith LD Cardiff WIN
Points
1927-11-28 Young Grocutt White Hart Hotel, Pontypridd WIN
Points
1927-11-22 D Flowers Gess Pavillon, Pontypridd DRAW
Points
1927-11-19 Cliff Smith L Pavilion, Tonyrefail DRAW
Points
1927-09-10 Jack Moody D Gess Pavillon, Pontypridd LOST
Points
1927-09-09 Evan Lane DWWW Pavilion, Penygraig DRAW
Points
1927-08-29 Evan Lane DWDW Premier AC, Treorchy LOST
Points
1927-08-20 Young Wilkins Bridgend WIN
Points
1927-07-16 Cliff Smith Colliers' Athletic Club, Trealaw WIN
Points
1927-04-02 Alby Davies Gilfach Goch LOST
Points
1927-03-12 Dai Davies Cwmparc
1927-01-15 Kid Denham Tonypandy DRAW
Points
1926-12-26 Young Snowball LLDWWW Tonypandy WIN
Points
1926-12-18 Jack Jones LLLLWL Tonypandy WIN
Points