Tony wrestled regularly on the independent circuit facing other wrestlers such as Al Tarzo, Johnny Eagles and Ronnie Knight. During the first half of the 1960s Tony was a very busy wrestler, and as he gained experience and weight came face to face with more experienced opponents such as Harry Bennett, Bobo Matu and Spike O'Reilly. Tony also faced former world middleweight boxing champion, Randy Turpin, in a number of wrestler v boxer matches.
He disappeared from the wrestling scene in 1965. Just why we do not know. His son David can offer no reason oher that his father was devoted to family life and he was born that year.
Away from wrestling Tony loved marching bands and founded a marching band called "The Millfield Militia" in Braunstone Leicester.
Tony also worked as a machine tools sales man upto the time of his death in March, 1986.
With thanks to Tony's sons, David and Neil Payn.
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