Nicknamed The Leamington Licker, he dominated British middleweight boxing through the entire middle-20th century. He 1st began teaching at Leamington Kids’ Golf club as a teenager. He received the globe middleweight tournament in 1951. His old brother Dick influenced him to start out boxing and would provide as his trainer throughout his profession. He defeated Sugars Ray Robinson for the globe middleweight name in 1951, but he dropped the title inside a rematch by the end from the same yr. He dedicated suicide in 1966.