Opinion

The 10 best Liverpool boxers of all time

This great fight city has produced many notable performers, writes Daniel Herbert

8. WALLY THOM

This Birkenhead southpaw was successful in three distinct phases of the sport. First, he won middleweight silver at the 1947 European Amateur Champs when really only a welterweight; then as a pro he held British, Empire (now Commonwealth) and European welter crowns; and finally he became a prominent referee, handling the Rodrigo Valdez-Bennie Briscoe world middleweight title bout in 1977.

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