Great Boxers From Wales # 3- Freddie Welsh

Freddie Welsh
(Frederick Hall Thomas)
(1886- 1927)
Total fights 166 Won 78 (32) Lost 5 Drawn 7 No Contest 81
World Lightweight Champion 1914-1917
When I think of the size of our little country, and then think again how small that portion of it is that we call South Wales, I am lost in wonderment and filled with pride at the recollection of the things that have been done by the men of our race.

Freddie Welsh's fascinating life story is well worth a browse. Being middle-class and privately educated he didn't conform to the stereotypes of the boxing world, and was one of the few vegetarian world boxing champions. He began his career in the USA.

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