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Johnny Owen

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Subject(s): Johnny Owen
Sport: Boxing

Location: St Tydfil's Shopping Center, Merthyr Tydfil
Unveiled: 2/11/2002
Sculptor: James Done
Material: Bronze
Status: In Situ

Inscription(s):
Plaque: JOHNNY OWEN 1956-1980. THE MATCHSTICK MAN. TRUE SON OF WALES. WELSH AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL. PROFESSIONAL RECORD UNDEFEATED WELSH BRITISH COMMONWEALTH & EUROPEAN BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION. FIRST WELSHMAN TO WIN THE COMMONWEALTH AND EUROPEAN BANTAMWEIGHT TITLES. THE MEASURE OF A MAN IS NOT IN THE NUMBER OF YEARS HE HAS LIVED IT IS IN THE WAY HE HAS LIVED THEM. SCULPTED BY ROBERT JAMES DONE.

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