Lonsdale Belt

The Lonsdale Belt was a boxing prize introduced by Hugh Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale, to be awarded to British boxing champions. It is still awarded to British champions today.

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Digger Stanley - Lonsdale Belt
... In 1909, the National Sporting Club began awarding a Lonsdale Belt to the British champion at each weight ... The belts were made from 22 carat gold and enamel ... Digger Stanley was awarded the first bantamweight belt and was allowed to retain it after successfully defending his British title ...
Johnny Basham - Boxing Career - The Lonsdale Belt and The European Title
... Basham was awarded the Lonsdale Belt on 21 December 1914 at the National Sporting Club after winning it from Johnny Summers becoming the first outright winner of the welterweight version of ... Jim Driscoll, Newport's Johnny Basham and Jimmy Wilde had all won the Lonsdale Belts outright" ... County Council heritage site records Basham taking the belt both in 1914 and in 1916 ...
Freddie Welsh - Boxing Career - Return To America and First International Belt, 1907–1909
... With his sights now on the Lonsdale Belt, Welsh travelled back to Britain ... Club in Covent Garden, with a purse of £2,200 and the Lonsdale Belt at stake ... The fight went the distance, with Welsh winning on points in taking the Lonsdale Belt he was the pride of Wales and America, but many in the boxing fraternity of England saw in Welsh ...

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