Tommy Farr

88 34 19
25 KOs 6 KOs
Box-pro
division heavy
status inactive
bouts 143
rounds 1284
KOs 17.48%
career 1926-1953
debut 1926-12-17

ID# 012096
birth name Thomas George Paul Farr
sex male
alias Tonypandy Terror
nationality United Kingdom
stance orthodox
height 6′ 1½″   /   187cm
reach 81″   /   206cm
residence Clydach Vale, Wales, United Kingdom
birth place Blaenclydach, Wales, United Kingdom

Boxing Pro 143 bouts

datew-l-dlast 6result
1953-03-09 Don Cockell 58 11 1
Ice Rink, Nottingham
L-TKO
Final Eliminator for BBBofC British Heavyweight Title
1952-11-02 Werner Wiegand 22 2 4
Westfalenhalle, Dortmund
L-PTS
1952-09-10 Al Hoosman 31 11 3
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
W-PTS
1952-07-26 Jo Weidin 31 12 1
Football Ground, Worcester
W-PTS
1952-05-26 Georges Rogiers 13 11 2
Drill Hall, Abergavenny
W-PTS
1952-03-17 Giorgio Milan 12 16 8
Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff
W-PTS
Milan cut below the eye in the 6th round
1951-12-03 Georges Rogiers 13 9 2
Sports Stadium, Brighton
W-PTS
1951-11-16 Al Hoosman 30 10 2
King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester
L-PTS
1951-10-04 Robert Eugene 12 19 2
Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff
W-PTS
Farr cut above and below the eye
1951-08-30 Steve McCall 2 7 0
Athletic Ground, Bangor
W-PTS
1951-07-07 Dennis Powell 33 18 4
West Midland Showground, Shrewsbury
W-TKO
3:00    ref: Ike Powell

Powell halted with a badly cut left eye
1951-04-24 Gerry McDermott 10 15 1
Harringay Arena, Harringay
W-PTS
McDermott cut below the left eye
1951-03-21 Frank Bell 10 3 0
Rhondda Transport Co. Garage, Porth
L-KO
0:55    

Farr down once in the 2nd round prior to being ko'd by a right to the jaw
1950-12-04 Lloyd Marshall 69 22 4
Market Hall, Carmarthen
L-PTS
1950-11-06 Piet Wilde 24 11 0
Granby Halls, Leicester
W-KO
Wilde ko'd by a short right
1950-09-27 Jan Klein 8 8 3
Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd
W-KO
1:12    

Klein, down in the 5th round, ko'd by a right hook to the jaw
1940-08-07 Zachary Nicholas 32 6 2
Market Hall, Barnstaple
W-TKO
Boxing August 15, 1940 P 14
1939-11-10 Manuel Kid Abrew 50 18 1
Theatre Royal, Dublin
W-KO
1:18    
Abrew down three times in third round Source: Irish Independent, 11 November, 1939
1939-05-17 Larry Gains 116 18 5
Ninian Park, Cardiff
W-TKO
Gains retired at the end of the 5th round with an injured hand "after Farr had piled up a big lead." (Associated Press)
1939-04-13 Red Burman 64 15 2
Harringay Arena, Harringay
W-PTS
Daily Herald 14 April 1939
1939-01-13 Red Burman 63 15 2
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-MD
1938-12-16 Lou Nova 20 1 4
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-PTS
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.
1938-03-11 Max Baer 62 11 0
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-UD
Farr was knocked down in the 2nd and 3rd. Scoring: 13-2, 11-3-1, 9-5-1
1938-01-21 Jim Braddock 51 26 7
Madison Square Garden, New York
L-SD
ref: Johnny McAvoy 4-4   George LeCron 4-6   Charley Lynch 6-4
Referee had it 4-4-2, but Braddock on points
1937-08-30 Joe Louis 32 1 0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx
L-UD

1937-06-15 Walter Neusel 45 4 5
Harringay Arena, Harringay
W-KO
1937-04-15 Max Baer 61 10 0
Harringay Arena, Harringay
W-PTS
1937-03-15 Ben Foord 35 8 4
Harringay Stadium, Harringay
W-PTS

1937-02-08 Joe Zeman 28 21 8
Colston Hall, Bristol
W-KO
1936-12-21 Charles Rutz 25 3 4
Earls Court Arena, Kensington
W-PTS
In January 1937, the FFB suspends Rutz, causing him a long layoff.
1936-09-14 Jim Wilde 19 8 2
Vetch Field, Swansea
W-KO
Welsh Heavyweight Title
Eliminator for British Heavyweight Title
Attendance: 20, 000
1936-05-18 Jim Wilde 19 8 1
Vetch Field, Swansea
D-PTS
1936-04-02 Bob Olin 48 17 4
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
W-PTS
Dundee Courier - Friday 03 April 1936 P 4
1936-03-05 Piet van Gool 14 28 6
Mannesmann Hall, Swansea
W-PTS
1936-01-15 Tommy Loughran 118 29 11
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
W-PTS
1935-12-21 Frank Moody 128 56 17
Greyfriars Hall, Cardiff
W-KO
1935-12-16 Rienus de Boer 34 12 13
Colston Hall, Bristol
W-PTS
Western Daily Press - Tuesday 17 December 1935
1935-12-02 Eddie Wenstob 8 5 2
The Ring, Blackfriars Road, Southwark
W-PTS
Dundee Courier - Tuesday 03 December 1935 P 9
1935-10-25 George Brennan 10 6 0
Granby Halls, Leicester
W-PTS
1935-08-14 Frank Moody 128 56 16
White City, Cardiff
D-PTS

1935-07-20 George Brennan 10 5 0
Welford Road Stadium, Leicester
W-PTS
1935-06-28 Presidio Pavesi 7 13 10
Stade Roland Garros, Paris
W-PTS
1935-05-13 Eddie Wenstob 7 0 2
Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn
W-PTS
1935-05-08 Manuel Kid Abrew 22 8 1
White City
W-RTD
Dundee Courier - Thursday 09 May 1935 P 4
1935-02-04 Eddie Phillips 19 3 2
Pavilion, Mountain Ash
L-PTS

Title vacated by Len Harvey
Dundee Courier - Tuesday 05 February 1935 P 8
1935-01-11 Arthur Novell 3 6 2
Judge's Hall, Trealaw
W-KO
1934-12-21 Pat McAuliffe 5 11 1
Judge's Hall, Trealaw
W-KO
1934-10-22 Eddie Peirce 17 8 6
Olympia, Bradford
W-PTS
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 23 October 1934 P 3
1934-10-20 Seaman Albert
Harvey
25 18 8
Workingmens' Institute, Llanelli
W-TKO
Western Mail - Monday 22 October 1934 p 5
1934-09-19 Dave Carstens 6 3 2
Greyhound Stadium, Wandsworth
L-PTS
1934-09-14 Charlie Bundy 20 19 5
Judge's Hall, Trealaw
W-PTS

Western Mail - Saturday 15 September 1934
1934-09-03 Del Fontaine 58 32 8
Mannesmann Hall, Swansea
W-PTS
1934-08-22 Charley Belanger 85 38 18
Greyhound Stadium, Wandsworth
W-PTS
1934-08-09 Ernie Simmons 11 7 4
Wimbledon Stadium, Wimbledon
D-PTS
1934-06-13 Eddie Phillips 17 3 2
Wandsworth Stadium, Wandsworth
L-DQ
Final Eliminator for British Light-Heavyweight Title Boxing 20 June 1934 p12
1934-05-07 Charley Belanger 81 38 18
New St James Hall, Newcastle
L-PTS
1934-04-23 Jack Casey 141 47 15
New St James Hall, Newcastle
L-PTS
1934-03-26 Jim Winters 25 1 2
Greyfriars Hall, Cardiff
W-PTS
Eliminator British Light-Heavyweight Title
Dundee Courier - Tuesday 27 March 1934 P 9
1934-02-01 Eddie Phillips 16 2 2
Holborn Stadium Club, Holborn
L-PTS
1934-01-14 Kid Scott 19 8 0
The Ring, Belfast
W-KO
2:15    
Belfast Telegraph - Monday 15 January 1934 p 8
1933-12-02 Leo Evans 1 8 1
Labour Stadium, Merthyr Tydfil
W-PTS
1933-11-06 Ernie Simmons 6 4 1
Central Workingmens Club, Blackpool
L-PTS
1933-11-04 Steve McCall 24 7 2
Labour Stadium, Merthyr Tydfil
W-TKO
1933-10-27 Seaman Albert
Harvey
25 13 7
Judge's Hall, Trealaw
W-PTS
1933-10-07 Jack Marshall 11 35 1
Merthyr Tydfil
W-TKO
Western Mail - Monday 09 October 1933
1933-09-30 Charlie Chetwynd 20 25 2
Swansea
W-TKO
Western Mail - Monday 02 October 1933
1933-09-22 Tom Benjamin 7 15 8
Judge's Hall, Trealaw
W-PTS
1933-08-01 Ernie Simmons 3 3 1
L-PTS
Date + Venue ??
1933-07-29 Jack O'Brien 1 6 0
Grosvenor Park, Belfast
W-TKO
Western Mail - Monday 31 July 1933
1933-07-21 Randy Jones 8 7 2
Empire Theatre, Tonypandy
W-PTS

Western Mail - Saturday 22 July 1933

1933-07-15 Cyril Eddington 10 15 8
Drill Hall, Ebbw Vale
W-PTS
Western Mail - Monday 17 July 1933
1933-07-08 Ernie Simmons 3 2 1
Merthyr Tydfil
W-PTS
Western Mail - Monday 10 July 1933
1933-06-30 Tiger Ellis 12 11 4
Tredegar
W-PTS
Western Mail - Saturday 01 July 1933
1933-06-26 Gunner Mick Bennett 15 19 6
Ninian Park, Cardiff
W-RTD
Western Mail - Tuesday 27 June 1933
1933-06-03 George Smith 5 14 3
Labour Stadium, Merthyr Tydfil
W-PTS
Western Mail - Monday 05 June 1933
1933-05-22 Tony Arpino 6 13 0
Pontypridd
W-PTS
Western Mail - Tuesday 23 May 1933
1933-05-19 Billy Thomas 30 27 12
Judge's Hall, Trealaw
W-PTS
Western Mail - Saturday 20 May 1933
1933-05-15 Eddie Steele 21 7 2
Selhurst Park Football Ground, Crystal Palace
L-RTD
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 16 May 1933 P 16
1933-05-13 Charlie Bundy 14 12 4
Coliseum, Bargoed
W-PTS
ref: I Powell
Western Mail - Monday 15 May 1933
1933-05-06 Randy Jones 7 6 2
Labour Stadium, Merthyr Tydfil
W-RTD
Western Mail - Monday 08 May 1933
1933-04-21 Jerry Daley 17 20 9
Judge's Hall, Trealaw
W-PTS
Western Mail - Saturday 22 April 1933
1933-04-08 Dai Beynon 15 15 4
Gorseinon
W-KO
Western Mail - Monday 10 April 1933
1933-03-24 Cyril Eddington 9 13 8
Judge's Hall, Trealaw
W-PTS
Western Mail - Saturday 25 March 1933
1933-02-18 Billy Thomas 25 26 12
Pavilion Rink, Bargoed
L-PTS
Western Mail - Monday 20 February 1933
1932-12-31 Charlie Bundy 12 8 4
Scarrott's Pavilion, Treherbert
W-PTS
Western Mail - Monday 02 January 1933
1932-12-30 Jerry Daley 17 19 8
Judge's Hall, Trealaw
D-PTS
1932-12-10 Jim Wilde 1 3 1
Pontardulais
W-PTS
Western Mail - Monday 12 December 1932 p5
1932-11-26 Bert Mellin 0 1 0
Pontardulais
W-PTS
Western Mail - Monday 28 November 1932
1932-09-19 Tiger Ellis 6 7 3
Joe Gess's Pavilion, Ystradgynlais
L-TKO
Farr was stopped with a badly cut left eye.--Western Mail - Tuesday 20 September 1932
1932-08-27 Albert Donovan 1 0 2
Tredegar
L-PTS
1932-08-08 Cyril Eddington 8 11 6
Pontycymer
D-PTS
1931-03-28 Jack Powell 4 1 0
Pavilion Rink, Bargoed
W-PTS
1931-03-14 Chris Shea 0 1 0
Coliseum, Bargoed
D-PTS
1931-02-07 Bryn Powell 4 6 3
Gess Pavilion, Blackwood
D-PTS
1931-02-02 Jack Powell 4 0 0
Welfare Hall, Ebbw Vale
W-DQ
Powell was disqualified for low blow.
1930-12-27 Herbie Nurse 0 2 0
Labour Hall, Penygraig
W-PTS
1930-06-14 Josh Sullivan 0 2 1
Llanelli
L-RTD
Western Mail - Monday 16 June 1930
1930-05-31 Steve Donoghue debut
Tonypandy
W-PTS
1930-04-19 Walt Saunders 5 2 1
Tonypandy
L-PTS
1930-04-12 Emlyn Jones 1 8 0
Tonypandy
W-PTS
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