Sunday, 22 March 2015

Cutting - Tommy Farr from Happy! (1937)

8th September 1937
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If you thought punning headlines were a modern invention think again.
Tommy Farr was born in Blaenclydach in 1913 and had a boxing career from from the age of thirteen until 1953 during which he had 84 wins, 34 losses and 17 draws. He fought as a Light-heavyweight up until 1936 and then switched to Heavyweight. Ted Broadribb managed him from 1935 but they didn't get on and the American trainer Babe Culnan took over after the failed attempt to take the World Championship off Joe Louis in August 1937. Broadribb went on to manage (and become father-in-law of) Freddie Mills among others. 

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