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The brawl in Porthcawl: Dick Richardson v Brian London


In one of the notorious incidents in British boxing history, a post-fight riot erupts at Coney Beach Arena, Porthcawl, on 29 August, 1960.

It followed the European heavyweight title fight between champion Dick Richardson and challenger Brian London.

London had been stopped by a cut at the end of the eighth round and felt that a Richardson head-butt had done the damage.


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