Thursday, 21 July 2016

Jimmy Wilde - Weird War 1 instructor - The Ghost With A Hammer In His Hand

Jimmy Wilde (15 May 1892 – 10 March 1969) was a British professional boxer and world boxing champion from Wales, often regarded as the greatest British fighter of all time. He was the first official World Flyweight Champion and was rated by American boxing writer Nat Fleischer, as well as many other professionals and fans including former boxer, trainer, manager and promoter, Charley 'Broadway' Rose, as "the greatest flyweight boxer ever." Wilde earned various nicknames such as, "The Mighty Atom," "Ghost with the Hammer in his Hand" and "The Tylorstown Terror" due to his near superhuman punching power for such a small man, Wilde could knock out opponents that were over a stone heavier than him.  As well as his professional career, Wilde participated in 151 bouts judged as 'newspaper decisions', of these he boxed 70 rounds, won 7 and lost 1, with 143 being declared as 'no decisions wilde had the longest recorded unbeaten streak in boxing history having gone 93 and 0.

Jimmy Wilde's birth certificate shows he was born in the Taff Bargoed Valley community of Pentwyn Deintyr) (now known as the Graig), Quakers Yard, Treharris, in the county borough of Merthyr Tydfil but his parents later moved to the village of Tylorstown in the Rhondda Valley when Wilde was twelve years old.  Wilde was the son of a coal miner and worked in the coal pits himself. Wilde was small enough to crawl through gullies impassable to most of his colleagues. Wilde started boxing at the age of sixteen in fairground boxing booths, where crowds were amazed by his toughness and ability to knock down much larger opponents, most of which were local toughmen weighing around 200 lbs. In 1910, Wilde married his wife Elizabeth and was a father the same year. He left Tylorstown Colliery in 1913. In 1916, Wilde joined the British Army and was sent to Aldershotas a PT instructor.

Attributes: Agility d10, Smarts d6, Spirit d8, Strength d10,Vigor d12

Skills: Fighting d12, Knowledge (Boxing) d6, Notice d8, Shooting d6,Stealth d6, Streetwise d4, Throwing d6

Charisma: 0; Pace: 6; Parry: 9; Sanity: 6; Toughness: 8

Edges: Berserk, Block, Brawler, Brawny, Counter attack, Elan, First strike, Level headed, Martial artist, Improved Martial artist

Gear: Uniform, copy of Boxing News

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