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 Benny Lynch

Benny Lynch

Birth
Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Death 6 Aug 1946 (aged 33)
Govan, Glasgow City, Scotland
Burial Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
Memorial ID 10975 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Professional Boxer. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he was a flyweight fighter and the first Scotsman to win a World Championship. In 1931, at age 18 he began his professional career and was soon a favorite on the European boxing circuit. He won the Scottish Flyweight Title in 1934, followed by the British and European Flyweight Titles that same year. On September 9, 1935, he defeated Jackie Brown for the Flyweight World Championship and held his title until 1938. By age 25, his boxing career was over ending with a record of 81 wins, 34 by knockout, 12 loss and 15 draws. He battled with alcoholism for the rest of his life and died of malnutrition at age 33 in Govan, Scotland. In 1998, he was posthumously inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10975
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benny Lynch (2 Apr 1913–6 Aug 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10975, citing Saint Kentigerns Cemetery, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .