Information reaching our news desk has it that legendary British boxer, Brian London has sadly passed away at the age of 87. Brian reportedly died on June 22 2021.
He held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion from 1958 to 1959, One of the top reigning professional boxers in the 1950s and 1960s.
One of his popular fights was in 1966 with Muhammad Ali when he challenged for the World heavyweight title, though he lost the fight, that paced his name high in the boxing sphere.
After hanging his boxing gloves as a boxer, Brian retired and became a businessman in his hometown of Blackpool where he established several nightclubs.
Circumstances surrounding his death has not been made known to the public at the time of filing this report.
The Discounts Blackpool took to their official Facebook page to announce the death of the retired star.
Read Below Excerpts From What They Posted On Facebook:-
It’s with a heavy heart that we are announcing the death of a Blackpool legend (aged 87)
Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight titleholder, Brian London, (The Blackpool Rock) was a professional boxer whose most famous fight was with Mohammed Ali for the world title (6 Aug 1966).
He is also well known locally to encourage and inspire young boxers and even offer them free lessons in his home near Stanley Park. He was also described by locals as a ‘true gentleman.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time.
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