History | Jan 09 2018

On This Day: Welsh legend Brian Curvis died in 2012

Gareth Jones pays tribute to a Welsh hero of the ring – Brian Curvis
Brian Curvis

BRIAN CURVIS, the former British and Empire welterweight champion from Swansea, died on January 9, 2012 in his adopted Middlesbrough, aged 74.

A stylish southpaw, he also challenged for the world title, losing a points decision to the outstanding Emile Griffith at Wembley in September 1964.

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