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Tommy Farr
Global ID12096
sexmale
birthdate 1913-03-12
death date 1986-03-01 (72)
divisionheavyweight
height6′ 1″   /   185cm
reach78″   /   198cm
aliasTonypandy Terror
country United Kingdom
residenceClydach Vale, Wales, United Kingdom
birth placeBlaenclydach, Wales, United Kingdom
won 84 (KO 24) + lost 34 (KO 6) + drawn 17 = 137
rounds boxed 1229 KO% 17.52
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1953-03-09Don Cockell58-11-1
Ice Rink, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United KingdomLTKO712x3
Final Eliminator for BBBofC British Heavyweight Title
1952-11-02Werner Wiegand22-2-4
Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyLPTS88
1952-09-10Al Hoosman32-10-3
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1952-07-26Jo Weidin31-12-1
Football Ground, Worcester, Worcestershire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1952-05-26Georges Rogiers1-10-1
Drill Hall, Abergavenny, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1952-03-17Giorgio Milan12-16-8
Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1951-12-03Georges Rogiers1-8-1
Sports Stadium, Brighton, Sussex, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1951-11-16Al Hoosman31-9-2
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1951-10-04Robert Eugene7-16-2
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1951-08-30Steve McCall2-7-0
Drill Hall, Bangor, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1951-07-07Dennis Powell33-18-4
Showground, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United KingdomWTKO612x3
BBBofC Welsh Area heavyweight title
Cut Eye
1951-04-24Gerry McDermott11-13-2
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1951-03-21Frank Bell10-3-0
Welsh Athletic Club, Porth, Wales, United KingdomLKO28x3
1950-12-04Lloyd Marshall69-22-4
Market Hall, Carmarthen, Wales, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1950-11-06Piet Wilde20-11-0
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWKO310x3
referee: Moss Deyong
1950-09-27Jan Klein8-8-2
Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd, Wales, United KingdomWKO610x3
1940-08-07Zachary Nicholas33-6-2
Market Hall, Barnstaple, Devon, United KingdomWTKO310x3
Boxing August 15, 1940 P 14
1939-11-10Manuel Kid Abrew51-18-2
Theatre Royal, Dublin, IrelandWKO310
time: 1:18
Abrew down three times in third round Source: Irish Independent, 11 November, 1939
1939-05-17Larry Gains114-18-5
Ninian Park, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWTKO610x3
Gains retired at the end of the 5th round with an injured hand "after Farr had piled up a big lead." (Associated Press)
1939-04-13Red Burman64-15-1
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
1939-01-13Red Burman63-15-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1938-12-16Lou Nova20-1-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1515
referee: Eddie Joseph
This was a sizzling battle. Nova had Farr near a knockout in the 14th round when Referee Eddie Josephs started counting as he lay in the rope. However, Farr resumed the fight after the count reach two. Both men were in a state of exhaustion in the last round.
1938-03-11Max Baer60-11-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Arthur Donovan
Farr was knocked down in the 2nd and 3rd. Scoring: 13-2, 11-3-1, 9-5-1
1938-01-21Jim Braddock45-24-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALSD1010
referee: Johnny McAvoy 4-4 | judge: Charley Lynch 6-4 | judge: George LeCron 4-6
Referee had it 4-4-2, but Braddock on points
1937-08-30Joe Louis32-1-0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALUD1515
referee: Arthur Donovan 1-13 | judge: Charley Lynch 5-8 | judge: Billy 'Kid' McPartland 6-9
World Heavyweight Title
1937-06-15Walter Neusel45-4-5
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWKO312x3
1937-04-15Max Baer59-10-0
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United KingdomWPTS1212
1937-03-15Ben Foord35-8-4
Harringay Stadium, Harringay, London, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
BBBofC British heavyweight title
Commonwealth (British Empire) heavyweight title
1937-02-08Joe Zeeman20-20-6
Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon, United KingdomWKO812x3
1936-12-21Charles Rutz20-3-4
Earls Court Arena, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
In January 1937,the FFB suspends Rutz, causing him a long layoff.
1936-09-14Jim Wilde19-7-2
Vetch Field, Swansea, Wales, United KingdomWKO715x3
Welsh Heavyweight Title
Eliminator for British Heavyweight Title
Attendance: 20,000

1936-05-18Jim Wilde19-7-1
Vetch Field, Swansea, Wales, United KingdomDPTS1212x3
1936-04-02Bob Olin48-17-4
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
With Farr down twice, the verdict evoked a protest from Olin's manager. (Associated Press)
1936-03-05Piet Van Gool5-21-3
Mannesmann Hall, Swansea, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
1936-01-15Tommy Loughran84-21-9
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1935-12-21Frank Moody124-52-17
Greyfriars Hall, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWKO412x3
1935-12-16Rienus De Boer34-12-13
Colston Hall, Bristol, Avon, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
Western Daily Press - Tuesday 17 December 1935
1935-12-02Eddie Wenstob5-5-2
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
Boxing 4 December 1935 p24
1935-11-15Presidio Pavesi5-14-10
Salle Wagram, Paris, Paris, FranceWKO410
1935-10-25George Brennan10-6-0
Granby Halls, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1935-08-14Frank Moody124-52-16
White City, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomDPTS1515x3
BBBofC Welsh Area light heavyweight title
1935-07-20George Brennan10-5-0
Welford Road Stadium, Leicester, Leicestershire, United KingdomWPTS88x3
1935-06-28Presidio Pavesi5-11-10
Stade Roland Garros, Paris, Paris, FranceWPTS1010
1935-05-13Eddie Wenstob4-0-2
Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn, London, United KingdomWPTS66x3
1935-05-08Manuel Kid Abrew22-8-2
White City, London, United KingdomWRTD68x3
1935-02-04Eddie Phillips11-3-2
Pavilion, Mountain Ash, Wales, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
vacant BBBofC British light heavyweight title
Title vacated by Len Harvey
1935-01-11Arthur Novell1-2-0
Judges Hall, Trealaw, Wales, United KingdomWKO112x3
1934-12-21Pat McAuliffe3-8-0
Judges Hall, Trealaw, Wales, United KingdomWKO212x3
1934-10-22Eddie Peirce17-8-5
Olympia, Bradford, Yorkshire, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 23 October 1934 P 3
1934-10-20Seaman Albert Harvey19-18-4
Working Men's Club, Llanelli, Wales, United KingdomWTKO912x3
1934-09-19Dave Carstens6-3-2
Greyhound Stadium, Wandsworth, London, United KingdomLPTS1010x3
1934-09-14Charlie Bundy19-20-5
Judges Hall, Trealaw, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
Welsh Light Heavyweight Title
1934-09-03Del Fontaine52-29-8
Mannesmann Hall, Swansea, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1212x3
1934-08-22Charlie Belanger83-35-17
Greyhound Stadium, Wandsworth, London, United KingdomWPTS1010x3
1934-08-09Ernie Simmons6-3-2
Wimbledon Stadium, Wimbledon, London, United KingdomDPTS1010x3
1934-06-13Eddie Phillips10-3-2
Wandsworth Stadium, Wandsworth, London, United KingdomLDQ315x3
Final Eliminator for British Light-Heavyweight Title Boxing 20 June 1934 p12
1934-05-07Charlie Belanger79-35-17
New St James Hall, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomLPTS1212x3
1934-04-23Jack (Kid) Casey141-47-15
New St James Hall, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United KingdomLPTS1212x3
1934-03-26Jim Winters23-1-2
Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
Eliminator British Light-Heavyweight Title
Dundee Courier - Tuesday 27 March 1934 P 9

1934-02-01Eddie Phillips9-2-2
Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn, London, United KingdomLPTS1515x3
1934-01-21Kid Scott12-7-0
The Ring, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomWKO115x3
1933-12-02Leo Evans0-4-1
Labour Stadium, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1933-11-04Steve McCall21-7-2
Labour Stadium, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United KingdomWTKO1215x3
1933-10-28Seaman Albert Harvey19-13-4
Judges Hall, Trealaw, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1933-10-07Jack Marshall5-21-1
Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United KingdomWTKO715x3
1933-09-30Charlie Chetwynd16-23-1
Swansea, Wales, United KingdomWTKO915x3
1933-09-23Tom Benjamin4-11-3
Judges Hall, Trealaw, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1933-08-01Ernie Simmons1-1-1
United KingdomLPTS?
Date + Venue ??
1933-07-29Jack O'Brien1-6-0
Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United KingdomWTKO515x3
1933-07-22Randy Jones5-4-0
Tonypandy, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
Welsh Light Heavyweight Title
1933-07-15Cyril Bunny Eddington1-7-0
Sports Ground, Ebbw Vale, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1933-07-08Ernie Simmons1-0-1
Drill Hall, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1933-07-01Tiger Ellis9-7-2
Tredegar, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
1933-06-26Gunner Mick Bennett10-15-4
Ninian Park, Cardiff, Wales, United KingdomWTKO515x3
1933-06-03George Smith3-4-0
Drill Hall, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United KingdomWPTS1515x3
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