Terry O'Connor (of Liverpool)

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Name: Terry O'Connor
Born: 1927-02-25
Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Died: 2012-08-20 (Age:85)
Hometown: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Height: 6′ 2″   /   188cm
Boxing Record: click

  • Born in Liverpool on 25th February 1927
  • Served with the Merchant Navy from the age of 14 until 22
  • Boxed whilst on board the ship and boxed as an amateur in South Africa
  • Had three fights in South Africa before deciding to return to Liverpool
  • Met Johnny Williams and Jackie Marr, stablemates of Freddie Mills in South Africa and as a result came under the management of Ted Broadribb
  • Was a cousin of Jimmy Molloy, the Liverpool welterweight, and had two cousins who won amateur championships
  • Father was a keen boxer and had contests in Liverpool, Australia, South Africa and the USA
  • Acted as a sparring partner for Freddie Mills
  • Spoke Norwegian, having learnt it during his time with the Merchant Navy Service.