Saturday, 10 March 2012


Nosher Powell (born 15th August, 1928 in Camberwell, London, England - died 20th April, 2013) is known both as an actor (credited variously as Nosher Powell, Freddie Powell, Frederick Powell or Fred Powell) and as a boxer.
Powell has had an extensive but mostly uncredited career in acting, and, in his biography, 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.
According to his autobiography, Nosher had a total of seventy-eight fights: fifty-one as a professional, with nine losses, though he was never knocked out., though, lists Nosher as losing sixteen times as a professional, with nine of those losses being by KO, two by TKO and five on points.
Nosher passed away in his sleep, on April 20th, 2013.

My Nosher Powell autograph display.

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