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 William “Tipton Slasher” Perry

William “Tipton Slasher” Perry

Birth
Tipton, Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell, West Midlands, England
Death 24 Dec 1880 (aged 61)
Bilston, Metropolitan Borough of Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
Burial Dudley, Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, West Midlands, England
Memorial ID 4612 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 24 Feb 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4612
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William “Tipton Slasher” Perry (21 Mar 1819–24 Dec 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4612, citing St John Churchyard, Dudley, Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, West Midlands, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .