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Homepage of Torpedo Billy Murphy

Welcome to the official website of Thomas William Murphy, also known as "Torpedo Billy".

From a schoolboy to a tailor and on to become a world champion, Billy Murphy's story will amaze boxers, athletes and sport enthusiasts of all ages.

Read about Torpedo Billy and his exploits which carried him from his home in New Zealand to Australia and onto America where he became New Zealand's first world champion boxer.

For a man of small stature, his fight statistics are truly amazing.

Help the relatives of Torpedo Billy plan to erect a statue recognising this champion New Zealander.

Read the numerous articles, abstracts and media mentions about Torpedo Billy.


If you have any further information about Torpedo Billy, his life, his friends or his family, Billy's descendants would like to hear from you.

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