Statue of Howard Winstone
Bronze statue of Howard Winstone seated wearing one of his Lonsdale belts with another draped over his shoulder. Inscription plaques on front and rear of pedestal, other two sides have relief plaques depicting his home and gym.
David Petersen based the statue on a famous photograph of Howard Winstone. The memorial was organised by a special committee formed by Don James. The work was unveiled by Howard Winstone's widow, Bronwen.
Howard Winstone was born in Merthyr Tydfil in 1939. He held the Welsh and British A.B.A. title and was Gold Medallist at the Empire Games in Cardiff in 1958. He turned professional in 1959. He won the British Featherweight Crown in 1961 and the European title in 1963. He became Featherweight world champion in 1968. He earned two Lonsdale belts outright. He was awarded the MBE in 1968.
Inscription on front plaque: THE / WELSH / WIZARD / HOWARD WINSTONE MBE / WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION
Inscription on rear plaque: HOWARD WINSTONE MBE / 15TH APRIL 1939 30TH SEPTEMBER 2000 / COMMONWEALTH GOLD MEDALLIST / UNDEFEATED BRITISH & EUROPEAN CHAMPION / WINNER OF TWO LONGSDALE BELTS / FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPTION OF THE WORLD 1968 / FREEMAN OF THE COUNTY BOROUGH / OF MERTHYR TYDFIL / "THE PEOPLE'S CHAMPION"
(NB: The spelling error (LONGSDALE) is to be rectified)
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