The Pavilion

The Pavilion was renowned in its heyday of holding many major boxing torments. Here is a list of the many great fighters who fought at the Pavilion, which held 15000 people more than The Albert Hall in London.
Fred Hall Thomas (Freddie Welsh) from Pontypridd fought Henri Young Piet for the first European Lightweight Contest; Freddie Welsh won the contest in 9 rounds in 1909.
Jim Driscoll fought Francis Rossi in 1919, which ended in a draw.
Tommy Farr lost on points to Eddie Phillips for the British light heavy weight title in 1935. Boyo Rees (Born in Abercwmboi in 1912) Welsh lightweight champion fought against George Daly (London)
Other famous people who were also appeared at the Pavilion were Paul Robeson the singer from America also Arthur Horner and Gracie Fields. Sir Malcolm Sargent the famous conductor played concerts here plus other famous singers of the day sang at this magnificent place.