Jimmy Lloyd

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Jimmy Lloyd
Jimmy Lloyd, Leszek Drogosz, Giovanni Benvenuti, Yuri Radonyak 1960.jpg
Lloyd (left) at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born5 July 1939
Liverpool, England
Died (aged 73)
Skelmersdale, Lancashire, England
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Sport
SportBoxing
ClubArmy Boxing Association

James "Jimmy" Lloyd (5 July 1939 – 22 March 2013) was an English boxer. He won a bronze medal in the welterweight division at the 1960 Olympics, losing in the semifinals to the eventual winner Nino Benvenuti. After winning the Amateur Boxing Association of England light middleweight title in 1962 he turned professional and retired in 1966 with a record of 10 wins, 7 losses and 3 draws.[1]

Lloyd took up boxing following his two elder brothers. In the early 1960s he served in the British Army and later worked as a truck driver and security guard. He co-founded a boxing club in Skelmersdale and for 35 years trained young boxers there.[2] He died of a heart attack, aged 73, and was survived by four children.[3] His grandson James Lloyd was named after him, and now currently competes for Cambridge University Boxing Club.[citation needed]

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