Driscoll Peerless Jim, sportsman with a connection to Wales (Cardiff)

Driscoll Peerless Jim

'Peerless' Jim was the first ever boxer to win the 'Londsdale Belt' outright, having successfully defended his world featherweight title three times in a row.
Connection: Born in Cardiff.

comment by:durhamcardiff
When he died in 1925, it is claimed that 250,000 people lined the streets of Cardiff for his funeral. There is now a statue of 'Peerless' Jim at the top of Cardiff's Bute Street.

comment by:harry1999
I only know what my mum tells me about JD, he was my grandads second cousin, apparently.




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