Cuthbert Taylor

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Cuthbert Taylor
Rated at Bantamweight
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1909-12-11)11 December 1909
Georgetown, Wales
Died 15 November 1977(1977-11-15) (aged 67)
Boxing record
Total fights 247
Wins 151
Wins by KO 14
Losses 69
Draws 22

Cuthbert Taylor (11 December 1909 – 15 November 1977) was a Welsh boxer who competed for Great Britain in the 1928 Summer Olympics. He was Welsh Bantamweight Champion.

Boxing career[edit]

Cuthbert Taylor won the Amateur Boxing Association's flyweight title in 1928, and was selected to represent Britain in the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam.[1] He defeated Juan José Trillo of Argentina but he was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the flyweight class after losing his fight to the upcoming silver medallist Armand Apell.

On returning to Wales he turned professional fighting Manchester's Jackie Brown at Merthyr Tydfil on 29 December 1928. The contest ended in a draw, which was followed by his first professional win, over Lud Abella and a loss to Phineas John. By May 1929 Taylor was invited to fight at the National Sporting Club in London, losing by points in a 15-round match against Bert Kirby.

On 29 July 1929, Taylor had moved up a weight division, and challenged Dan Dando for the Welsh Bantamweight Championship, defeating Dando on points. His reign was short lived when he lost the title just over a month later to Phineas John. Taylor challenged twice more for the Welsh Bantamweight belt, failing on both occasions, both against Stanley Jehu, first for the vacant title in 1930 and then an unsuccessful challenge in 1931.

In total Taylor fought 247 professional bouts, with 151 wins, 69 loses and 22 draws. In all his fights he was knocked out only once, by Tommy Hyams at Selhurst Park in 1932. None of Taylor's fights were conducted outside Britain. Including amateur fights he recorded over 250 victories.


  1. ^ "Cuthbert Taylor biography". BoxRec. Retrieved 27 October 2010. 

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