Albert Wall, wrestler



Albert Wall, who has died at 81, was a champion wrestler from Doncaster who fought across the globe.
The former British heavyweight champion known professionally as Rocky, was one of the biggest stars of the sport in the 1960s and 1970s and billed himself as the Doncaster Panther on wrestling bills as far-flung as Japan, Kuwait and Germany.
He made his name after overcoming rheumatic fever, training in a gym above a pub close to home in Bentley, and was taught the basics of wrestling by the leading practitioner, Johnny King.
After a spell in the judo ring he began training with the... read more

 
20 January 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 44
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