Rugby's blue plaques - Jonny Williams

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Jonny Williams

Williams was born in Wales, moved to Rugby when he was three and began his boxing career in fairground booths collecting money by passing around a hat. After training in Rugby locations such as the Old Co-op building at this site (formerly Lawrence Sheriff Arms), He became British and Empire Heavyweight Champion in 1952. On retiring in 1960, he had a record 60 wins and 38 knock-outs to his name. Williams then became a full time farmer in Newton, Rugby, where his family still live and work.

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