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William "Tipton Slasher" Perry
Birth: Mar. 21, 1819
Tipton
Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell
West Midlands, England
Death: Dec. 24, 1880

Professional Boxer. He was a 19th Century bare knuckle heavyweight prize fighter, dubbed “The Tipton Slasher” for the namesake of his home town in England. One of his most noted fights was a 74 round bout with American heavyweight boxer Charles Freeman in 1842. He was the heavyweight pugilist Champion of England, (1850-56). He was finally defeated by Tom Sayers in 1857. After losing his Champion of England title, he became the landlord of the Bricklayer's Arms. He died at age 61 in Bilston, England. In May 1993, a bronze statue was erected in his honor at Coronation Gardens, Tipton, England and remains were removed from St John's Churchyard and re-interred at the foot of the statue. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Lung problems
 
Burial:
St John Churchyard *
Dudley
Metropolitan Borough of Dudley
West Midlands, England
*Former burial location
 
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Record added: Feb 24, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 4612
William Tipton Slasher Perry
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Fight, fight wherever you may be, we are the boys of the Black Country!
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