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Tommy (Thomas George) Farr (12 March 1914-1 March 1986) was one of the most famous Welsh boxers of the twentieth century. He was born at Clydach Vale in the Rhondda, South Wales, and nicknamed "The Tonypandy Terror". He became British and Empire Heavyweight Champion in March 1937; on 30 August 1937 he fought World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis but failed to beat him. He retired in 1940 but made a brief comeback ten years later.
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