Nosher Powell

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Nosher Powell (born Frederick Powell; 15 August 1928) is known both as an actor (credited variously as Nosher Powell, Freddie Powell, Frederick Powell or Fred Powell) and as a boxer. Powell was born in Camberwell, London, England. His younger brother, Dinny Powell (b.Dennis Powell, 1931, Camberwell), followed a similar career, acting and stunt co-ordinating many films, as have his sons Greg Powell and Gary Powell. Powell has had an extensive but mostly uncredited career in acting, and, in his autobiography, Nosher!, he is described as the ultimate hard man – a boxer, bouncer, minder, a stunt man and a force to be reckoned with. In 1969, he portrayed the role of the powerful thug Lord Dorking in Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). Apart from his acting career, Powell was a heavyweight boxing champion in the worlds of unlicensed fighting and the professional arena. He also worked as a sparring partner for Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali, among others. The last fight of his career was against Menzies Johnson. Nosher won the fight on points, over eight rounds.
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