World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Ronnie Clayton (boxer)

Article Id: WHEBN0012124784
Reproduction Date:

Title: Ronnie Clayton (boxer)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Blackpool, Lonsdale Belt
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Ronnie Clayton (boxer)

Ronnie Clayton
Statistics
Real name Ronnie Clayton
Rated at Featherweight
Nationality England English
Born 9 February 1923
Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Died 2007
Boxing record
Total fights 114

Ronnie Clayton (9 February 1923 – 2007) was a British boxer, born in Blackpool, Lancashire whose career highlight was winning the European Featherweight championship in 1947.[1]

Boxing career

Clayton was one of three brothers all who were boxers. All three brothers once boxed on the same boxing show held at Blackpool tower.

He became a professional boxer in 1941 and was trained by his brother, Jackie at their gym in Blackpool. He was managed throughout his thirteen-year boxing career by George Dingley. In total he had thirteen Championship bouts against boxers including, World Champion Jackie Patterson, South African champion Vic Toweel, Jackie Turpin, Manuel Ortiz and Spider Kelly.[1]

In 1947 Clayton won three boxing championships. He won the British featherweight boxing championship, a title which he held for seven years, until 1954. He also became British Empire featherweight champion, which he held from 1947 to 1951 and he also became European featherweight champion which he held until 1948.[1]

Clayton was also the outright winner of two Lonsdale belts.[1]

In October 2006 the Silver-Gilt Featherweight Lonsdale Belt won outright by Clayton in 1953 was auctioned by Bonhams as part of a sporting memorabilia sale for £2,938.[2]

See also

References

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.