Boxing’s top 10 hard men: number five

Our list of the toughest men in the history of the sport

5. Jock McAvoy

The “Rochdale Thunderbolt” was an  explosive puncher with a rock-hard chin. He had 148 fights (1927-45) but lost only two inside the limit – one being from a broken nose in his second year as a pro and the other to Freddie Mills towards the end.

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