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Brian London

W L D
37 20 1
26 KOs 11 KOs
last 6


bouts 58
rounds 361
KOs 45%
 
global ID 9380
birth nameBrian Sydney Harper
aliasBlackpool Rock
born 1934-06-19
debut1955-03-22 / age 20
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 0″   /   183cm
reach
72″   /   183cm
residence
Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom
birth place
Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1970-05-12
200½Joe Bugner21425 2 0
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
LTKO5/10
 L 
TKO
5/10
  
1969-09-03
207Jerry Quarry197½32 3 4
Oakland Arena, Oakland, California, USA
LKO2/10
 L 
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:30   referee: Rudy Ortega
London was knocked down twice in the 2nd round.
1969-04-10
199½Jim Fletcher21110 7 3
Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
LTKO1/12
 L 
TKO
1/12
  
time: 1:20   referee: Billy Simpson
1969-02-06
214½Henry Clark201½16 4 2
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: George Smith 49-49
1968-06-10
198Jack Bodell202½45 9 0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
LTKO9/12
 L 
TKO
9/12
  
Eliminator for BBBofC British Heavyweight Title
1968-02-29
197½Roberto Davila198½17 11 0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
LTKO6/10
 L 
TKO
6/10
  
referee: Harry Warner
1967-11-13
198¾Zora Folley21276 8 4
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Harry Gibbs 50-49
1967-08-15
198½James J Woody20110 2 0
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Roland Dakin 49-49
1967-03-09
203Jerry Quarry19421 1 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: John Thomas 1-8   judges: George Latka 2-8, Dick Young 2-9
1966-08-06
201½Muhammad Ali209½24 0 0
Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
LKO3/15
 L 
KO
3/15
  
time: 1:40   referee: Harry Gibbs
World Heavyweight Title
1966-06-21
199Amos Johnson20022 3 2
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W DQ7/10
 W  
DQ
7/10
  
referee: Ike Powell
Referee Powell disqualified Johnson for persistent use of the head.
1966-05-02
197¼Thad Spencer19728 4 0
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Bill Williams
1965-09-20
198Roger Rischer196½27 9 2
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 0:50   referee: George Smith
1965-03-30
200½Billy Walker195¼14 3 1
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1965-02-02
199Giorgio Masteghin22215 4 0
Tower Circus, Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom
W RTD4/10
 W  
RTD
4/10
  
time: 0:55
1964-12-15
198¾Chip Johnson192¾9 5 1
Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Chris Maggs
1964-08-13
214½Johnny Prescott194¾25 4 2
The Stadium, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Wally Thom
1964-02-24
209½Henry Cooper188¾27 9 1
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Frank Wilson
vacant EBU (European) heavyweight title
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1963-12-02
210Bill Nielsen19719 3 1
New St James Hall, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
referee: Jim Folland
1963-05-08
204Don Warner18613 7 3
Winter Gardens, Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1963-04-21
207¼Ingemar Johansson200½25 2 0
Johanneshov Ice Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
referee: Andrew Smyth
1963-01-29
209Tom McNeeley20326 5 0
Olympia, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Harry Gibbs
1962-10-11
209Von Clay18616 7 2
Tower Circus, Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1962-08-14
214Howard King20538 25 8
Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 2:17   referee: Wally Thom
1962-07-07
Santo Amonti43 3 2
Rigamonti Stadium, Brescia, Lombardia, Italy
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1962-02-26
213½Young Jack Johnson24523 16 1
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1961-10-17
209Eddie Machen20038 4 1
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
LRTD5/10
 L 
RTD
5/10
  
referee: Andrew Smyth
1961-04-24
209¼Billy Hunter198¾19 8 3
Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
1960-08-29
210Dick Richardson20428 11 2
Coney Beach Arena, Porthcawl, Wales, United Kingdom
LTKO8/15
 L 
TKO
8/15
  
referee: Andrew Smyth
EBU (European) heavyweight title
1960-04-26
214Pete Rademacher2036 2 1
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
time: 0:15   referee: Ike Powell
1959-12-01
211Nino Valdes21847 18 3
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United Kingdom
LTKO7/10
 L 
TKO
7/10
  
1959-05-01
206Floyd Patterson182½34 1 0
Fairgrounds Coliseum, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
LKO11/15
 L 
KO
11/15
  
time: 0:51   referee: Frank Sikora
World Heavyweight Title
1959-01-12
208¼Henry Cooper192½17 7 1
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
LPTS15/15
 L 
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Ike Powell
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
BBBofC British heavyweight title
1958-09-30
207Willie Pastrano187½47 5 5
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Jack Hart
A bad cut on Pastrano's left eye led to the stoppage.
1958-06-03
204Joe Erskine195½32 2 1
White City Stadium, White City, London, United Kingdom
W KO8/15
 W  
KO
8/15
  
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1958-02-25
204½Willie Pastrano187¾43 5 5
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Bill Williams
1957-12-10
Howie Turner20 5 6
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1957-08-12
197½Kitione Lave19731 7 2
Greyhound Stadium, West Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Eliminator for Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight Title
1957-07-01
197Peter Bates19523 8 1
Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:14
Bates down three times in 1st and twice in 2nd
1957-05-27
Willy Schagen25 13 4
Maindy Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1957-03-05
201¾Robert Duquesne19214 6 2
Embassy Sportsdrome, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
W KO1/8
 W  
KO
1/8
  
1957-02-03
Heinz Neuhaus37 6 6
Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1956-11-19
198Werner Wiegand22134 14 5
New St James Hall, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
1956-08-27
194Trevor Snell185¾7 3 0
Maindy Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
1956-07-09
195George Naufahu1964 3 0
Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
1956-05-01
194Henry Cooper190½12 2 0
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
LTKO1/10
 L 
TKO
1/10
  
1956-03-13
197½Jose Peyre201½7 2 0
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 1:10
1956-01-17
Jim Cooper1945 2 0
Streatham Ice Rink, Streatham, London, United Kingdom
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
1955-12-06
193½Basil Kew1905 2 1
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
W TKO2/8
 W  
TKO
2/8
  
1955-11-11
191½Prosper Beck221½1 15 4
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
1955-10-24
191Simon Templar23121 25 4
Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
W TKO7/8
 W  
TKO
7/8
  
1955-10-07
190¾Jose Gonzalez184½14 7 6
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
W TKO3/8
 W  
TKO
3/8
  
1955-08-08
190Robert Eugene2339 28 4
Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1955-07-11
189½Paddy Slavin197½22 23 1
Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom
W TKO2/8
 W  
TKO
2/8
  
1955-06-06
190¾Dinny Powell185¾6 13 2
New St James Hall, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
W KO4/6
 W  
KO
4/6
  
1955-05-23
191½Hugh McDonald2425 16 3
Engineer's Club, West Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom
W KO2/8
 W  
KO
2/8
  
1955-04-18
189Frank Walshaw1937 7 4
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
W KO2/6
 W  
KO
2/6
  
1955-03-22
Dennis Lockton5 10 0
Earls Court Empress Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
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