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Quick facts for kidsBrian London
London fighting Muhammad Ali in 1966
|Real name||Brian Sydney Harper|
|Nickname(s)||The Blackpool Rock
The British Bulldog
19 June 1934|
West Hartlepool, County Durham, England
|Died||23 June 2021(aged 87)|
|Wins by KO||26|
He held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight title from 1958 to 1959, and twice challenged for the world heavyweight title, losing to Floyd Patterson in 1959 and Muhammad Ali in 1966, both times via knockout. He was one of a quartet of British boxers, with Henry Cooper, Joe Erskine, and Dick Richardson, who dominated the British boxing scene throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Following a long illness, he died on June 23, 2021, four days after his 87th birthday.
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