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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1857: Lord Lonsdale (Henry Cecil Lowther), president of the National Sporting Club, who gave boxing its rules and Lonsdale Belts to its champions, was born in London.
1857: Lord Lonsdale (Henry Cecil Lowther), |president of the National Sporting Club, who gave boxing its rules and Lonsdale Belts to its champions, was born in London.
The losses reportedly led to Our 'Enry, as he was known, selling off the three Lonsdale belts he won from 1959 to 1970.
He will always be remembered as the first British boxer after WW2 to win three Lonsdale belts outright, as well as one of the games.
Fattorini have been in business since 1827 and official makers of Lonsdale Belts for the last 20 years.
Russell's achievements always trigger the names of two other Northern Ireland-born boxers, Freddie Gilroy and Sam Storey, who both also own Lonsdale belts.
Other items on sale at the Knightsbridge sales include the three Lonsdale belts won by Sir Henry Cooper, the British boxer who famously floored Muhammed Ali in a fight at Wembley in 1963.
1857: Lord Lonsdale (Henry Cecil Lowther), who gave boxing its rules and Lonsdale Belts to its champions, was born in London.
1857 - Lord Lonsdale (Henry Cecil Lowther), president of the National Sporting Club, who gave boxing its rules and Lonsdale Belts to its champions, was born in London.
The gold-plated Lord Lonsdale Belts cost pounds 5,000 to make and have been sold for over pounds 70,000 on the rare occasions fighters have put them up for sale.
The 33-year-old Scot completed the double of Lonsdale belts at different weights on Saturday night, having claimed the bantamweight title earlier in the decade.
The SAD news is that Peter has taken the decision to sell the two Lonsdale Belts he won in the 1950s.