Joe Erskine (Welsh boxer), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Joe Erskine (Welsh boxer)

British boxer

Date of Birth: 26-Jan-1934

Place of Birth: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 02-Feb-1990

Profession: boxer

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Joe Erskine (Welsh boxer)

  • For Joe Erskine, the American welterweight boxer and long distance runner, see Joe Erskine.Joseph "Joe" Erskine (26 January 1934 – 18 February 1990) was a heavyweight boxer from the Butetown district of Cardiff, Wales.
  • He was an Amateur Boxing Association Champion, Inter-Services Champion, and British Army Champion in 1953.
  • He began fighting as a professional in 1954 and was trained by Freddie Elvin.
  • He held the British heavyweight title from August 1956 to June 1958.
  • In all, he won 45 of his 54 professional bouts, losing 8, with one drawn.
  • His best wins were against George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, Dick Richardson, Uli Ritter, Jack Bodell, Johnny Williams, Joe Bygraves and Willie Pastrano. Erskine was a small heavyweight who outmaneuvered rather than overpowered his opponents.
  • Angelo Dundee who saw his prospect Pastrano defeated by Erskine said he was surprised by his skill – further remarking that if Erskine had been just a bit bigger he could have been a world beater.

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