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Bombardier Billy Wells

Bombardier Billy Wells Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1889
Place of Birth England
Death day June 11, 1967 (77 years old)
Zodiac Sign Virgo
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Bombardier Billy Wells

William Thomas Wells, also known as Bombardier Billy Wells, is an English heavyweight boxer. Fighting under the name "Bombardier Billy Wells", he was Champion of England and the British Empire from 1911 to 1919, defending his title fourteen times. In 1911 he became the first heavyweight to win the Lonsdale belt, which was presented to British champions in all weight classes in 1909. Wells, who is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 182 to 192 pounds, fights in mainstream style.

Real name William Thomas Wells
Nickname(s) Bombardier
Born August 31, 1889, Stepney, London, England
Died June 12, 1967, Ealing, London, England
Stance Orthodox
Total fights 59
Wins 48
Wins by KO 30
Losses 11
Draws 0
No contests 0

About Bombardier Billy Wells

Heavyweight boxer who was crowned as the British champion an amazing 14 times. He held the title 9 consecutive years, from 1911 to 1919.

Bombardier Billy Wells before fame

He was a bombardier in the Royal Artillery, which is where his famous nickname comes from.

Achievement of Bombardier Billy Wells

He wrote the book "Modern Boxing: a Practical Guide to Present Day Methods" in 1911, just one year into his professional boxing career.

Bombardier Billy Wells family life

He was born William Thomas Wells and was one of nine children born to Emily Farrier and William Wells, Sr..

Associations of Bombardier Billy Wells

He and Danny Williams are both former British heavyweight boxing champions.

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