BEYNON, WILLIAM ('BILL') (1891 - 1932), former British bantam-weight champion

Name: William Beynon
Date of birth: 1891
Date of death: 1932
Gender: Male
Occupation: former British bantam-weight champion
Area of activity: Sports and Leisure Pursuits
Author: Moelwyn Idwal Williams

Born 1891 at Port Talbot, he lived in later years at Llangynwyd, Maesteg, Glamorganshire. Beynon had boxed continuously from 1912 to 1928 and had, during that time, met the foremost boxers of Europe and America. His greatest achievement was in 1913, when he won the Lonsdale belt by defeating the famous Digger Stanley for the British bantam-weight title. Later in the same year, however, Stanley reversed the decision.

Beynon was killed in a colliery accident at Bryn, near Port Talbot, 20 July 1932.


Published date: 1959

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