Lonsdale Belt


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Lonsdale Belt

(ˈlɒnzˌdeɪl)
n
(Boxing) (in Britain) a belt conferred as a trophy on professional boxing champions, in various weight categories: if a champion wins it three times it becomes his personal property
[named after Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale (1857–1944), who presented the first one]
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NEWCASTLE boxer Lewis Ritson has set his sights on winning the Lonsdale belt outright after signing a new deal with promoter Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing.
If Ritson can dethrone new champion Robbie Barrett he can go on and do something McCrory never did - win a Lonsdale Belt outright.
That's because Coyle is not only stepping up a weight to challenge for the Lonsdale Belt, but he is smaller and lighter than Nurse, who significantly outreaches him as well.
He became the first man to win the Lonsdale Belt in his weight category, when he beat Vic Andreetti in 1968, and also fought for the European title.
Hopefully Barry's British and Commonwealth featherweight champion will get his reward by winning the Lonsdale Belt outright against Ryan Walsh at London's O2.
FRANKIE Gavin enjoyed the rare distinction of becoming the proud owner of a prestigious Lonsdale Belt.
But in British boxing in the 20th century it was the ornate and decorated Lonsdale belt that was the most visible sign of success in the ring.
KENNY ANDERSON last night launched a X-rated rant at George Groves after the former British champion refused to hand back his Lonsdale Belt.
By derick aLLsOP BOxiNG The kid who so captivated his townsfolk they lifted a boxing ban repaid them last night with the Lonsdale Belt.
He bids to win the Lonsdale Belt outright against challenger Ashley Theophane.
The Greenock boxer also lost his Lonsdale Belt in Friday's narrow defeat to Paul Appleby and is still fuming over the key ruling that swung the fight his opponent's way.
At the time Froch labelled Dodson a "bottle job" but has accepted the grudge match at the Nottingham Arena as he looks to win the Lonsdale belt for keeps with a third defence before relinquishing both that title and his Commonwealth crown to move up to European and world level.