Tommy Farr: Profile, Age, Height, Achievements, And Career Stats

We’ll talk about Tommy Farr, his life and his achievements in this article along with Career statistics and some interesting personal life information

“The Tonypandy Terror” was the moniker given to Welsh fighter Thomas George (Tommy) Farr, who was from Clydach Vale, Rhondda. Prior to 1936, Farr competed in boxing as the Welsh champion in the light heavyweight class. On March 15, 1937, he was crowned the heavyweight champion of the British Empire. In the same year that he challenged Joe Louis for the world title, he gave Louis one of the most difficult fights of his career, hurting him repeatedly and going the full 15 rounds before losing by a wide margin of unanimous decision. The referee gave Louis the fight thirteen rounds to one, while the judges gave Louis scores of eight to five and nine to six, both in his favor.

The boxing record of Tommy Farr are as follows, 

Total Fights 137
Wins 84
Wins by KO 24
Losses 34


Tommy Farr Biography

  • Real Name: Thomas George Farr
  • Nickname: The Tonypandy Terror
  • Profession: British Former Professional Boxer
  • Nationality: British 
  • Net Worth : $ 1 Million –  $ 3 Million 
  • Professional Debut : December 1926

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Tommy Farr Physical Status

  • Height : 1.87 m
  • Weight : 89 Kg
  • Body Measurements : Not Available 
  • Build : Athletic
  • Eye color : Black
  • Hair color : Black

Tommy Farr Personal Life

  • Date of Birth : 12 March 1913
  • Place of Birth : Clydach Vale, United Kingdom   
  • School : Not Available 
  • College : Not Available 
  • Highest Educational Qualifications : Not Known
  • Zodiac Sign : Pisces 
  • Sexual Orientation : Straight 
  • Hobbies : Watching Movies and Reading Books 

Tommy Farr Family Life

  • Mother’s Name : Not Available 
  • Father’s Name : George Farr
  • Sibling’s Name : John, Douglas, Richard, Phyllis, Elizabeth Ellen, Sally, and Doreen 
  • Marital Status : Married
  • Spouse Name : Muriel ‘Monty’ Montgomery Germon
  • Children’s Name : Gary Farr, Ricki Farr and Rosalind A. Germon

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Tommy Farr Achievements

  • The Welsh Sports Hall of Fame honored Farr in 1997.
  • He had boxed in the light heavyweight class before 1936, where he was the Welsh champion; on March 15, 1937, he changed his title to British and Empire heavyweight champion.
  • At the height of his prowess, Farr faced off against world heavyweight champion Joe Louis at Yankee Stadium in New York City on August 30, 1937.
  • He defeated former champion Max Baer in 1937, earning a title matchup with Joe Louis.

Here are some lesser known facts about Tommy Farr

  • Following his boxing career, Tommy remained committed to maintaining his fitness. He would get up at 5.45 in the morning at the age of 65 and go swimming in the sea.
  • The Rhondda Valley was seized by big fight fever when Tommy faced Joe Louis in the wee hours of August 31, 1937.Following preparations made by the BBC for a commentary to be carried from the US via a radio-telephone system, the combat was broadcast on the radio.
  • Gary was the lead vocalist of a band named the T Bones, who took over as the house band at London’s renowned Crawdaddy Club from The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds.
  • The band dissolved in 1967

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