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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Unbeaten British bantamweight champ Farooq took the Lonsdale Belt outright with a first-round destruction of Duane Winters last weekend.
Only 16 Scots have won a Lonsdale Belt outright and if the Glasgow bantamweight beats Englishman Duane Winters next month he'll add his name to that illustrious list.
WITH regard to my piece on the famed Cardiff boxer Jim Driscoll (Echo, June 7, 2019) I asked if any readers knew of the whereabouts of his valuable Lonsdale belt. Well, Echo reader Bernard Rowlands writes: "We were very interested to read your article.
The 14-year-old Huddersfield Gladiators fighter (pictured) added the Lonsdale Belt to his increasingly growing list of titles by beating Harry Avis of Training Centre ABC by unanimous decision in the final.
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.
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.
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.
By derick aLLsOP BOxiNG The kid who so captivated his townsfolk they lifted a boxing ban repaid them last night with the Lonsdale Belt.
"This will only be my ninth fight but, like James DeGale, I want that Lonsdale belt.'' Coincidentally, Daws defends his title on Mick Hennessy's opromotion at Wembley, also on Saturday night.
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.