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Teddy Baldock

Person  Male  Born 24/5/1907  Died 8/3/1971

Categories: Sport / Games

Boxer. Born Poplar. From British Boxers: "World Bantamweight Champion 1927. He remains Britain’s youngest ever World Champion after defeating the American, Archie Bell for the then vacant bantamweight title on the 5th May, 1927 at the Royal Albert Hall, at just 19 years old. He was the only British boxer to win a world title during the 1920’s." "Teddy Baldock died in poverty, having often spent periods living rough on the streets of London, his ring earnings long gone. His passing went unnoticed by the national press and there was nothing to mark the resting place of the fighter who in the 1920's had been the hero of British boxing."

More details of this life at our picture source, View from the Mirror. Died Rochford, Essex.

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Teddy Baldock - plaque

When we first visited, September 2014, there was no plaque, just two holes dr...

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Teddy Baldock - statue

{Big letters on the left leg of the shorts:} TB

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