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|
|Born||August 31, 1889, Stepney, London, England|
|Died||June 12, 1967, Ealing, London, England|
|Wins by KO||30|
Heavyweight boxer who was crowned as the British champion an amazing 14 times. He held the title 9 consecutive years, from 1911 to 1919.
He was a bombardier in the Royal Artillery, which is where his famous nickname comes from.
He wrote the book "Modern Boxing: a Practical Guide to Present Day Methods" in 1911, just one year into his professional boxing career.
He was born William Thomas Wells and was one of nine children born to Emily Farrier and William Wells, Sr..
He and Danny Williams are both former British heavyweight boxing champions.
- Soldiers of the Welch Regiment
- Royal Artillery Soldiers
Latest information about Bombardier Billy Wells updated on June 14 2021.