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Colin Jones, sportsman with a connection to Wales (Gorseinon, Penyrheol, Swansea)

Colin Jones

Boxer of note. Defeated Kirkland Laing tp become the British Champion and went on to beat Mark Harris for the Commonwealth title too. He later went up against Henrik-Palm for the European Welterweight Championship, a match lasting just two rounds. Could have taken the World title but for a split descision from the judges!
Connection: Born 21 March 1959. From Gorseinon, Swansea. Went to Penyrheol Primary School.

comment by:SansDune
What a tough man this guy was. He fought in three world title fight's against Milton McCrory twice. One was a draw. (A lot of people thought he won it) Then he was pitted against Donald Curry who at the time was the top pound for pound in the world. I would just like to say that at the time when he was in his prime I was only about ten years of age. But I remember him scrapping in the ring. Good fighter and know doubt a good man.

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