Johnny Owen, sportsman with a connection to Wales (Merthyr Tydfil)

Johnny Owen

Boxing European, British and Commonwealth Bantamweight champion 1977 - 1980.
Connection: Born Merthyr Tydfil, 7th January 1956. Died Los Angeles U.S.A. 4th November 1980.

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Lost his life attempting to win the world title from Lupe Pintor. Falling heavily in the ring he failed to regain consciousness and died around a month later.

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