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WELSH CHAMPIONS LIST PAST AND PRESENT

 

FLYWEIGHT

1924 Johnny Jones - Pentre 1928 Terence Morgan - Newport 1928 Phineas John - Pentre 1929 Phineas John - Pentre 1929 Freddy Morgan 1930 Jerry O'Neill - Merthyr 1931 Freddy Morgan 1932 Bob Fielding - Wrexham 1933 Billy Hughes - Maesteg 1933 Bobby Morgan - Ammanford 1938 Jack Kiley - Swansea 1939 Ronnie Bishop - Markham 1940 Jack Kiley - Swansea 1947 Billy Davies 1948 George Sutton - Cardiff 1949 Norman Lewis - Nantymoel 1950 Glyn David - Caerau 1951 George Sutton - Cardiff 1989 David Afan Jones - Neath 1991 Robbie Regan - Bargoed

 

BANTAMWEIGHT

1927 Tosh Powell - Aberdare 1928 Nobby Baker - Trealaw 1929 Minty Rose * 1929 Dan Dando - Merthyr 1929 Cuthbert Taylor - Merthyr 1929 Phineas John -Pentre 1930 Stanley Jehu - Maesteg 1931 Terence Morgan - Newport 1932 Len Beynon - Swansea 1933 George Williams 1934 Len Beynon - Swansea 1934 Mog Mason 1936 Len Beynon - Swansea 1937 Mog Mason 1944 Norman Lewis - Nantymoel 1945 Norman Lewis - Nantymoel 1949 Jackie Sutton - Cardiff 1950 Jackie Sutton - Cardiff 1951 Jackie Sutton - Cardiff 1952 Hughie Thomas 1965 Terry Gale - Cardiff 1966 Gerald Jones - Merthyr 1969 Steve Curtis - Cardiff 1970 Colin Miles - Merthyr 1971 Colin Miles - Merthyr 1973 Tony Davies - Caerphilly 1974 Tony Davies - Caerphilly 1977 Johnny Owen - Merthyr 1979 Glyn Davies - Merthyr 1980 Pip Coleman - Neath 1997 Ian Turner - Tredegar

 

SUPER-BANTAMWEIGHT

2011 Robbie Turley - Cefn Fforest

 

FEATHERWEIGHT

1929 Billy Evans - Pentre 1929 Ginger Jones - Ammanford 1930 Ginger Jones - Ammanford 1931 Ginger Jones - Ammanford 1932 Ginger Jones - Ammanford 1933 Stanley Jehu - Maesteg 1934 George Morgan 1935 Stanley Jehu - Maesteg 1936 Len Beynon - Swansea 1937 Len Beynon - Swansea 1938 Len Beynon - Swansea 1944 Syd Worgan - Llanharan 1949 Jackie Hughes - Pontypridd 1950 Jackie Hughes - Pontypridd 1951 Dai Davies - Skewen 1953 Haydn Jones - Tiryberth 1959 Terry Rees *** 1964 Lennie Williams - Maesteg 1966 Lennie Williams - Maesteg 1974 Colin Miles - Merthyr 1975 Les Pickett - Merthyr 1976 Les Pickett - Merthyr 1981 Don George - Swansea 1986 Peter Harris - Swansea 1991 Steve Robinson - Cardiff 1994 Peter Harris - Swansea 1999 David Morris - Cardiff 2009 Dai Davies - Merthyr 2010 Lee Selby - Barry

 

SUPER-FEATHERWEIGHT

1985 Steve Sims - Newport 1986 Russell Jones -Gilfach Goch 1989 James Hunter - Port Talbot 1990 Andy DeAbreu - Cardiff 1992 Neil Haddock - Llanelli 1993 Barrie Kelley - Llanelli 1993 John Williams - Cwmbran 1994 John Williams - Cwmbran 1995 John Williams - Cwmbran 1999 Chrissie Williams - Merthyr 2006 Dai Davies - Merthyr 2008 Jamie Arthur - Cwmbran

 

LIGHTWEIGHT

1921 Billy Fry - Blaenllychan 1924 Billy Moore - Penycraig 1925 Billy Ward - Llwynypia 1927 Edgar Evans 1928 Gordon Cook - Penycraig 1929 Haydn Williams 1930 Gordon Cook - Penycraig 1931 Alby Kestrell - Pentre 1932 Billy Quinlan - Ammanford 1933 Billy Quinlan - Ammanford 1934 Boyo Rees - Abercwmboi 1935 Boyo Rees - Abercwmboi 1936 Boyo Rees - Abercwmboi 1937 George Reynolds - Swansea 1938 Boyo Rees - Abercwmboi 1944 Warren Kendall - Tonyrefail 1948 Warren Kendall - Tonyrefail 1949 Reg Quinlan - Ammanford 1950 Reg Quinlan - Ammanford 1951 Selwyn Evans - Newbridge 1952 Selwyn Evans - Newbridge 1953 Dai Davies - Skewen 1954 Willie Lloyd - Brecon 1955 Emrys Jones - Four Crosses 1956 Willie Lloyd - Brecon 1957 Teddy Best - Cardiff 1963 Teddy Best - Cardiff 1968 Bryn Lewis - Porthcawl 1976 Martyn Galleozzie - Merthyr 1977 Johnny Wall - Merthyr 1978 Kelvin Webber - Tonypandy 1978 Martyn Galleozzie - Merthyr 1983 Ray Hood - Queensferry 1986 Andy Williams - Garndiffaith 1987 Keith Parry - Swansea 1993 Mervyn Bennett - Cardiff 1995 Mervyn Bennett - Cardiff 2007 Damian Owen - Swansea

 

LIGHT-WELTERWEIGHT

1978 Billy Vivian - Merthyr 1982 Ray Price - Swansea 1983 Geoff Pegler - Swansea 1984 Michael Harris - Swansea 1988 Dave Griffiths - Cardiff 1989 Dave Griffiths - Cardiff 1999 Jason Cook - Maesteg 2000 Jason Cook - Maesteg 2007 Gary Buckland - Cardiff 2010 Jason Cook - Maesteg WELTERWEIGHT 1926 Tom Thomas - Deri 1927 Ben Marshall - Newport 1928 Ben Marshall - Newport 1930 Billy Fry - Blaenllychan 1931 Danny Evans - Ammanford 1932 Tiger Ellis - Ystradgynlais 1932 Danny Evans - Ammanford 1934 Ivor Pickens - Caerau 1935 Ivor Pickens - Caerau 1936 Ivor Pickens - Caerau 1937 Jack Moody 1938 Johnny Houlston - Cardiff 1939 Taffy Williams - Swansea 1945 Gwyn Williams - Pontycymmer 1948 Eddie Thomas - Merthyr 1953 Rees Moore - Maerdy 1955 Rees Moore - Maerdy 1956 Rees Moore - Maerdy 1957 Les Morgan 1965 Terry Phillips 1978 Horace McKenzie - Cardiff 1980 Horace McKenzie - Cardiff 1982 Billy Waith - Cardiff 1983 Billy Waith - Cardiff 1986 Geoff Pegler - Swansea 1990 John Davies - Swansea 1999 Michael Smyth - Barry 2002 Keith Jones - Cefn Hengoed 2003 Jason Williams - Swansea 2004 Bradley Pryce - Newport 2008 Tony Doherty - Pontypool

 

LIGHT-MIDDLEWEIGHT

1974 Dave Davies 1977 Pat Thomas - Cardiff 1981 Gary Pearce - Newport 1984 Rocky Feliciello - Rhyl 1986 Steve Davies - Pembroke 1989 Michael Harris - Swansea 1991 Carlo Colarusso - Llanelli 1992 Carlo Colarusso - Llanelli 1998 Paul Samuels - Newport 2009 Taz Jones - Abercynon

 

MIDDLEWEIGHT

1929 Billy Green 1929 Jerry Daley - Penygraig 1930 Jerry Daley- Penygraig 1931 Glen Moody 1931 Jerry Daley - Penygraig 1932 Glen Moody 1933 Glen Moody 1934 Billy Thomas - Newport 1935 Danny Evans - Ammanford 1935 Billy Thomas - Newport 1936 Dai Jones - Betws 1937 Dai Jones - Betws 1938 Dai Jones - Betws 1943 Tommy Davies - Ammanford 1946 Tommy Davies - Ammanford 1948 Tommy Davies - Ammanford 1949 Tommy Davies - Ammanford 1952 Ron Cooper - Kenfig Hill 1952 Jimmy Roberts - Newbridge 1952 Roy Agland - Tir y Berth 1957 Freddie Cross - Abertillery 1957 Phil Edwards - Cardiff 1958 Phil Edwards - Cardiff 1968 Carl Thomas - Cardiff 1969 Carl Thomas - Cardiff 1973 Mike McCluskie - Cardiff 1983 Doug James - Llanelli 1987 Dennis Cronin - Caerphilly 1992 Wayne Ellis - Cardiff 1994 Barry Thorogood - Cardiff 1995 Barry Thorogood - Cardiff

 

SUPER-MIDDLEWEIGHT

1993 Darron Griffiths - Pontypridd 1995 Darron Griffiths - Pontypridd

 

LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT

1933 Randy Jones - Ammanford 1933 Tommy Farr - Tonypandy 1934 Tommy Farr - Tonypandy 1939 Glenn Moody 1948 Jack Farr - Abertillery 1949 Dennis Powell - Llandewi 1953 Ken Rowlands 1953 Dave Williams - Barry 1955 Ken Rowlands 1956 Noel Trigg - Newport 1957 Noel Trigg - Newport 1958 Redvers Sangoe - Cardiff 1959 Redvers Sangoe - Cardiff 1960 Redvers Sangoe - Cardiff 1964 Derek Richards 1966 Derek Richards 1978 Chris Lawson - Cardigan 1979 Chris Lawson - Cardigan 1980 Kenny Jones - Swansea 1981 Bonny McKenzie - Cardiff 1983 Aneurin Williams - Gilwern 2008 Shon Aled Davies - Towy

 

CRUISERWEIGHT

1999 Darron Griffiths - Pontypridd 1986 Abner Blackstock

 

HEAVYWEIGHT

1932 Jack Petersen - Cardiff 1935 Jim Wilde - Abertawe 1936 Tommy Farr - Tonypandy 1938 George James - Cwm 1939 George James - Cwm 1949 Dennis Powell - Llandewi 1951 Tommy Farr - Tonypandy 1965 Carl Gizzi - Rhyl 1971 Dennis Avoth - Cardiff 1972 Dennis Avoth - Cardiff 1973 Dennis Avoth - Cardiff 1976 Neville Meade - Swansea 1980 Neville Meade - Swansea 1985 Chris Jacobs - Llanelli 1989 Chris Jacobs - Llanelli

 

by: Amici Annie Flares

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'World' Champions

 

Percy Jones - Porth

World Flyweight Champion 1914

 

Freddie Welsh - Pontypridd

World Lightweight Champion 1914

 

Jimmy Wilde - Merthyr

World Flyweight Champion 1916

 

Howard Winstone - Merthyr

WBC World Featherweight Champion 1968

 

Steve Robinson - Cardiff

WBO World Featherweight Champion 1993

 

Robbie Regan - Bargoed

WBO World Bantamweight Champion 1996

 

Barry Jones - Cardiff

WBO World Super-Featherweight Champion 1997

 

Joe Calzaghe - Newbridge - World Super Middleweight Champion

1997 WBO / 2006 IBF / 2007 WBA / 2007 WBC

 

Enzo Maccarinelli - Swansea

WBO World Cruiserweight Champion 2006

 

Gavin Rees - Newbridge

WBA World Light-Welterweight Champion 2007

 

Nathan Cleverly - Cefn Forest

WBO World Light Heavyweight Champion 2010

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  • 4 weeks later...

Rhondda's Percy Jones (26 December 1892 - 25 December 1922) became the first Welshman ever to win a World Boxing title when he took the World Flyweight Championship from Bill Ladbury in 1914. Appropriately born on Boxing Day, the diminutive Jones also took the British and European Flyweight Championships from Ladbury in the same match.

He has been voted number 6 in a BBC poll of Welsh boxing greats

 

Raised in a Porth coal mining family, Jones made his name at a local level, fighting in boxing booths, before winning the first 27 fights of his professional career. He successfully defended his World Flyweight belt once, against Eugene Criqui - a man who had beaten him six weeks before in a non-title bout. This time, with the European & World titles at stake Jones beat Criqui with a points decision over 20 rounds. Jones was knocked out in his next non-title bout by Joe Symonds and lost the belt to Tancy Lee in the second defence of his titles prompting a move to bantamweight. Jones had had difficulties staying within the Flyweight weight limit. He engaged in catchweight non-title bouts; with mixed fortunes. After again fighting Criqui, this time at bantamweight, the Porth fighter never again made the flyweight limit.

His last contest was a fifth round KO of the man he took the World title from, Bill Ladbury, in 1914. In his short, illustrious career Percy Jones had reached the pinnacle of his sport and established himself as one of Wales' finest ever boxers.

World War I interrupted his boxing career and Percy enlisted in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He was serving as a sergeant when he was badly wounded in the leg. After almost 30 operations to save the leg it was eventually amputated. Jones was also badly affected by poison gas.

He died of trench fever in 1922 on Christmas Day, one day short of his 30th birthday.

 

referenced from wiki... interesting story

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