British boxerDied when: 72 years 354 days (875 months)
Star Sign: Pisces
Thomas George (Tommy) Farr (12 March 1913 – 1 March 1986) was a Welsh boxer from Clydach Vale, Rhondda, nicknamed "the Tonypandy Terror".Prior to 1936, Farr boxed in the light heavyweight division, in which he was the Welsh champion.
He became British and Empire heavyweight champion on 15 March 1937.He challenged for the world title against Joe Louis in the same year and gave Louis one of the toughest fights of his career, hurting him numerous times and lasting the full 15 rounds on his way to a wide unanimous decision loss, with the referee awarding Louis the fight thirteen rounds to one, while the judges scored the fight eight to five and nine to six, both in Louis's favour.
The decision was booed by spectators.Farr is considered to be one of the greatest British heavyweight fighters ever.Farr was inducted into the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.