Bombardier Billy Wells

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Birthday
31, 1889
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 11, 1967 (77)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
31, 1889
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 11, 1967 (77)

About

Heavyweight boxer who was crowned as the British champion an amazing 14 times. He held the title 9 consecutive years, from 1911 to 1919.

Before Fame

He was a bombardier in the Royal Artillery, which is where his famous nickname comes from.

Trivia

He wrote the book "Modern Boxing: a Practical Guide to Present Day Methods" in 1911, just one year into his professional boxing career.

Family Life

He was born William Thomas Wells and was one of nine children born to Emily Farrier and William Wells, Sr..

Associated With

He and Danny Williams are both former British heavyweight boxing champions.