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By John Harding

ISBN-10: 1785311956

ISBN-13: 9781785311956

For a couple of hundred years the Lonsdale Belt, first provided in 1909 by means of the mythical nationwide wearing membership and because 1936 via the British Boxing Board of regulate, has encircled the waists of all of the nice names in British boxing background: Freddie Welsh and Ted 'Kid' Lewis; Benny Lynch and Jimmy Wilde; Freddie generators, Randolph Turpin and Terry Downes; Henry Cooper, Barry McGuigan, Lennox Lewis and Joe Calzaghe. Drawing upon a wealth of resources - interviews and recollections, boxing-board mins and programmes, modern magazines and newspapers, even archive movie, activities historian John Harding tells the soaking up and interesting tale of the belt's origins and improvement and the way the procedure the belt represents has persevered to supply an unambiguous degree of excellence within the chaotic and infrequently murky global of British specialist boxing.

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