Brian London Rip

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  1. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

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    Just read the very sad news of the passing of Brian London.For us of a certain age London will always be remembered as being an important part of the british heavyweight scene in the 50`s and 60`s
     
  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    R.I.P. Brian

    He had a good innings.
    He wasn't a greatest boxer in the world but he scored top marks for effort.
    A plucky warrior.
     
  3. im sparticus

    im sparticus He's a good kid. Full Member

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    Havnt heard Brian's name for sooo long.
    yes he's had a good innings and a career to be proud of. RIP Brian.
     
  4. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

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    RIP Brian London. My dad loved him, alwsys told me how London when criticesed said he earned money for a fancy car and a hotel from fighting.
     
  5. Odins beard

    Odins beard Fentanyl is one hell of a drug.... Full Member

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    RIP

    According to my grandparents when I was little Cooper and London were the best British heavyweight fighters there ever was, obviously not big boxing fans but nostalgic all the same.
     
  6. sid

    sid Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Rip Brian london a true gent from where i now live.
     
  7. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood When I'm drinking you leave me well alone Full Member

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  8. JOSEY WALES

    JOSEY WALES Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    My Father went to his grave telling me stories of the night he attended Brian Londons fight with Newports D ick Richardson , "utter carnage " he used to describe it as with a chuckle , that fight has gone down in Welsh Boxing folklore as the ' Brawl in Porthcawl ' ....Rip Brian & condolenses to Family & Friends.
     
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  9. DavidC77

    DavidC77 Active Member Full Member

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    I was very sorry to hear that Brian London had passed away.

    He always seemed like a nice bloke with a great sense of humour.

    Rest in peace, sir.
     
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  10. split_decision

    split_decision Electronic information tampers with your soul Full Member

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    Very sad news RIP The Blackpool Rock
     
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  11. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Brilliant !

    RIP Brian London
     
  12. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

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    Fantastic thanks for posting
     
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  13. crixus85

    crixus85 Active Member Full Member

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    Don’t let it be forgotten how Brian was butted out of that by the Billy goat. He was well ahead until the 60’s version of Fireman Jim Flynn, stuck the nut on him, as he had done to DeJohn and Cleve Williams.
    Valdez resorted to the same tactics, robbing London of another win!
     
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  14. JOSEY WALES

    JOSEY WALES Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Aye that's the one mate quality ain't it and not a bottle or chair thrown , even the hooligans were gentlemen in the 1960's .
     
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  15. LoadedGlove

    LoadedGlove Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Sad news. Brian was an utter professional who said he Boxed for three reasons, " Pounds, Shillings and Pence ".
    Brian never drank or smoked and still ran every morning until well into his 70's.
    He was known around the Black Country and Shropshire for turning up at Boxing Booths. Giving his name as Aircraftsman Harper, ( London did his National Service at RAF Stanmore near Bridgnorth ), he seldom failed to knock out the pro and win the money.
    Never anything less than honest, in what I think was his last public interview, he spoke of his fear going into his fight with Muhammad Ali and his lifelong regret at not really giving it a go. Hearing him choke up brought a tear to the eye.
    RIP Champ.
     
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