Howard Winstone

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Birthday
15, 1939
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Sep 30, 2000 (61)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
15, 1939
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Sep 30, 2000 (61)

About

He held the WBC World Featherweight title in 1968. He compiled a career record of 61-6.

Before Fame

He was a wildly successful amateur, and won the Amateur Boxing Association bantamweight title in 1958, as well as a gold medal at that year's Commonwealth Games.

Trivia

Following his career he was voted the greatest citizen in his hometown of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

Family Life

His brother, Glyn Winstone, owned a boxing-themed cafe.

Associated With

He failed multiple times to take the world title from Vicente Saldivar, but finally took it when Saldivar retired.