Glen Moody

Glen Moody (1909-89) was a Welsh middleweight and light-heavyweight champion and – beyond his boxing skills – was a stalwart of the Welsh boxing scene throughout his life.

Moody was from a fighting family of 13 children born to miner and former mountain fighter George Moody.

They were raised in Trallwn, near the old bridge in Pontypridd, and the most renowned of the seven boxing brothers would prove to be the eldest, Frank.

Glen – in a somewhat mixed 17-year career – won 34 fights, lost 43 and drew six of his 83 recorded bouts.

His heroics outside the ring were more remarkable and won him an appearance on TV programme ‘This is Your Life’.

Moody had been a bomb-disposal expert in World War II and had also helped the evacuation at Dunkirk, where he rescued Welsh boxer Ronnie James.

In 1941 he was awarded the British Empire Medal for rescuing a civilian from a bombed building.

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One Response to Glen Moody

  1. Anthea Jones December 10, 2017 at 10:27 am #

    Trying to trace my family tree..Glen and his family were my cousins on my dads side.turns out i bought my house across the road from where he lived in 94′..just never went to ask if the family are still there after he passed.

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