Llew Edwards

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For the Australian politician, see Llewellyn Edwards.
Llew Edwards
Real name Llewellyn Edwards
Rated at Featherweight
Nationality Welsh
Born (1894-10-22)22 October 1894
Porth, Wales
Died 1965
Boxing record
Total fights 61
Wins 48
Wins by KO 26
Losses 10
Draws 3

Llewellyn "Llew" Edwards (22 October 1894 - 1965) was a Welsh boxer who fought professionally between 1913 and 1922. He is most notable for winning both the British and the British Empire featherweight boxing titles in 1915.

Boxing career[edit]

Born in Porth in the Rhondda Valley in 1884, Edwards began his boxing career in Wales, but by 1914 he was travelling to Liverpool to face opponents. In early 1915 Edwards fought at Covent Garden in London to challenge for the vacant British Empire Featherweight title, left vacant by Ted "Kid" Lewis. Edwards beat Young Joe Brooks, which then allowed him to face Owen Moran in the title decider on 31 June 1915 at the National Sporting Club. Edwards beat Moran and then successfully defended his title seven months later when he faced Jimmy Hill at the Sydney Stadium in Australia. The match was stopped after thirteen rounds, when Hill's corner threw in the towel after their fighter was knocked down for the eighth time during the bout. The title was released in 1916.

Edwards spent the majority of his boxing career in Australia, winning the Australian Lightweight Championship, but also fought in the United States and returned to the United Kingdom to fight towards the end of his professional career. Edwards spent so much time boxing in Australia, he was sometimes misrepresented as an Australian, as was reported in the Milwaukee Sentinel in 1920 when he faced Jack Lawler.

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