Tommy Farr, sportsman with a connection to Wales (Tonypandy)

Tommy Farr

Boxer who fought the famed Joe Lewis for the World Heavyweight title.
Connection: Born and brought up in Tonypandy.

comment by:FreshPrince
He was one the few boxers to face Lewis and stay on his feet for the whole fight!

comment by:Cobblers
He claimed to be from Tonypandy. Was a publican in Brighton right up to the time of his death.

comment by:gasman
Fresh Prince, Tommy did not fight Joe Lewis for the middle weight title he fought for the heavyweight title. Tommy also made some seventy-eight records and a very good singer he was as well, as a boxer.

comment by:Emma_Farr
Tommy Farr was my great uncle :) and I couldn't be more proud. Never got to meet him because he died six days before I was born.

comment by:DericJaques
I was a RAF apprentice at Cranwell and Halton 1939 to 1941. I have a vague memory of Tommy Farr being one of our physical training instructors.

comment by:jamiefarr
Tommy Farr was my great grandfarthers brother and would very much like to talk to other relatives to get an insight into his life, I didn't know much about him as my grandad past away when I was young.

comment by:contender
I have just met somebody related to the late great Tommy Farr, as I am a Farr I wondered how I could find out if I was related. I have heard said within my family that we are related to a branch of the tree. My father is Kenneth Farr who lived in Wiltshire as did my grandfather although they lived in Ireland in the 50's.

comment by:snowball
I read somewhere that Tommy Farr's father came from Ireland. I live in County Cork and my surname is Farr. I would be very interested to know what Tommys' links are to Ireland and from what area his family came from and are any remaining relatives still in that area.




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