Johnny Owen, sportsman with a connection to Wales (Merthyr Tydfil)
Johnny OwenBoxing European, British and Commonwealth Bantamweight champion 1977 - 1980.
Connection: Born Merthyr Tydfil, 7th January 1956. Died Los Angeles U.S.A. 4th November 1980.
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.
Tommy Farr, Boxing contenders.