Boxer Brian London’s Cause of Death Revealed as Long Illness
It is sad news. British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion has died aged 87. Brian London’s cause of death has been revealed to fans.
British heavyweight champion, Known as “The Blackpool Rock,” London, passed away on June 23, 2021. His death comes just four days from his birthday.
Brian London, whose full name was Brian Sidney Harper, was born on June 19, 1934. He was the son of fighter Jack London – a heavyweight boxer who defeated Freddie Mills to become British champ in 1944.
During his professional career, London twice fought for the world heavyweight title, losing to American professional boxer Floyd Patterson in 1959 and Muhammad Ali in 1966.
The former heavyweight boxer was one of a quartet of British boxers, with Joe Erskine, Dick Richardson, and Henry Cooper, who dominated the British boxing scene throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
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Brian London’s Cause of Death; A Long Illness
While many fans are searching for Brian London’s cause of death, his death cause was revealed as a long illness. The exact cause has not been revealed, and his family also has not released any statement on his passing just yet.
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Words cannot express our deep sadness from the heartbreaking loss of the legendary boxer. US day News mourns the loss of Blackpool Rock, and we ask you all to keep London, his family, his friends, and all of his loved ones in your thoughts through this agonizing time.
After the heartbreaking news of Brian London’s death was revealed, many fans shared their condolences and sympathies through social media to honor his legacy and life.
“Bye Bye Brian London. We had a lot of laughs together, particularly in your Blackpool club. Never quite world class as a fighter but you and your Dad left your mark on British boxing history. #RIPBrianLondon,” Norman Giller wrote on Twitter.
“Sad news that former British Heavyweight Champion Brian London has died, always remember his fight with Dick Richardson in Porthcawl when almost everyone got in the ring fighting. Deepest sympathy to Brian’s family 🙏,” the former Rugby player Jim Mills tweeted.
Brian London’s Biography, Career, personal life
London, who was born in Hartlepool, County Durham, in 1934, moved to Blackpool when he was 16 years old. He lived there until his death on June 23, 2021.
Both his father, Jack London, and brother, Jack Junior, were boxers. His father won the British heavyweight title in 1944.
Brian, who was known as the British Bulldog, fought as an amateur before turning professional in 1955. He won the opening 12 bouts of his career, but he finally lost when he came up against British boxer Henry Cooper in May 1956.
In August 1966, London challenged for the world title against the sport’s greatest fighter of all time Muhammad Ali. Klay won the fight by securing a knockout in the third round.
In an interview, London, who was 32-year-old said: “He’s big, fast and he could punch, whereas I was smaller, fatter and couldn’t punch. He stopped me in three rounds and that was it, I don’t think I hit him.”
“It was good money and I got well paid for it – that’s all I fought for. Every fight I ever had I always had a go, but with Muhammad Ali I thought don’t get hurt Brian, and I therefore didn’t try, which was wrong, totally wrong,” Brian added.