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Wally Thom v Gilbert Lavione

Liverpool Stadium 26/8/1954

Lavoine (left) hooks Wally Thom in the 3rd round and causes Thom to fall into the ropes. Thom eventually stopped Lavione in the tenth round to win the European welterweight title. Thom successfully defended his title, as well as his British and British Empire titles, against Lew Lazar at the Harringay Arena on 19, October 1954. Thom KO Lazar in round 6. Thom lost his European title at his next defence to Idrissa Dione of France at the Liverpool Stadium on 23 June 1955. Dione won on points.


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