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Written by Rob Snell   
Wednesday, 08 April 2009

Name: Bill Beynon
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Nationality: United Kingdom
Birthplace: Taibach, Wales
Hometown: Wales, United Kingdom
Born: 1891-04-08
Died: 1932-07-20
Age at Death: 41

Complete Record: Bouts 192, Won 70, Drew 30, Lost 91, No contest 1

British Bantamweight Champion 1913

Many great fighters came out of the Welsh mining pits and one of the most rugged and durable of them was Bill Beynon. He just loved fighting, and when he had made a name for himself in his own locality, he set off to find contests all across England in the many boxing halls that were flourishing in his day.

He became the British bantam champion in his third year, causing an upset by outpointing the renowned Digger Stanley in a twenty round contest. His success was short lived however, as Digger Stanley was to take the verdict in a return title bout.

In all the years that followed Beynon did not get another title shot and when he retired at the age of 39 he expected to be able to live on his fight memories fo a long time. Alas, he was killed in a colliery accident soon after.

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