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50th Anniversary of Swansea Boxer’s Gallant Effort to win World Welterweight Title by Jeff Burns

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On the 24th September 1964 the British and Commonwealth (then Empire) welterweight champion Brian Curvis was to challenge Emile Griffith for the welterweight championship of the World on a Jack Solomon’s promotion at the Empire Pool, Wembley. Packed with a capacity crowd of 10,000 boxing enthusiasts, a large number of which had travelled up … Continue reading

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