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Wally Thom

born: 14/06/1926, Birkenhead, Merseyside
died: 1980

Fight History
42 (KO's 19)
Divisions fought in

Southpaw Wally Thom followed a highly successful amateur career, which included representing England, losing two ABA finals (one against Randolph Turpin) and reaching the finals of the European Championships, by turning professional in 1949. As a professional, he fought against and beat some of the world's top boxers. He won the British welterweight title in 1951, before losing it in 1952 on his first defence to Cliff Curvis: in 1953, however, he regained the vacant title by beating Peter Fallon following Curvis's retirement. Two more achievements came in 1954: first a European title, then a successful British title defence to earn him the Lonsdale Belt outright. He then lost the European crown in 1955 and, after briefly moving up to middleweight, the British crown also, in 1956. He then retired and became a top-class referee.

Wally Thom with Lonsdale Belt
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⊕  Wally Thom with Lonsdale Belt

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Weigh-in 8 April 1952
⊕  Wally Thom and Danny Womber
Liverpool Stadium 24/11/1955
⊕  Wally Thom v Jean Ruellet

⊕  Wally Thom Boxing Referee
Liverpool Stadium 26/8/1954
⊕  Wally Thom v Gilbert Lavione
Harringay Arena, 10/10/1954
⊕  Lew Lazar v Wally Thom
Final eliminator for the BBBofC British middleweight title at the Liverpool Stadium, 17 September 1968. Wally Thom was the referee.
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