1938 Lord Lonsdale Featherweight Championship Trophy presented to Spider Kelly
Lot 12
1938 Lord Lonsdale Featherweight Championship Trophy presented to Spider Kelly
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 4,182) inc. premium
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20 Feb 2013 11:00 GMT

Auction 21119
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1938 Lord Lonsdale Featherweight Championship Trophy presented to Spider Kelly
1938 Lord Lonsdale Featherweight Championship Trophy presented to Spider Kelly
A silver 2 handled trophy on ebonised plinth, engraved to the front 'LORD LONSDALE TROPHY PRESENTED BY BRITISH BOXING BOARD OF CONTROL' above figures of two boxers fighting in the ring, to the other side with 'FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 15 rounds - 3 minutes each round PENNY CAPLAN (LONDON) v SPIDER KELLY (Londonderry) AT KINGS HALL BELFAST 23rd November 1938. PROMOTER: JOHN SHOLDS (BELFAST) REFEREE: JACK DARE (LIVERPOOL) Won by SPIDER KELLY (ON POINTS). Hallmarked, silver.
Height approx. 32.5 cm

Footnotes

  • Jim Spider Kelly born in Derry 1912, fought in 168 boxing fights from 1928 to 1948, winning 120 (Knock outs 26), losing 35 (Knock outs 14) and drawing 12 of the contests. The contest came about after Johnny McGrory forfeited the titles for failing to make weight. Jim Kelly passed the trophy into private ownership in the early 1950's after his retirement and it has remained in their possesion for over 60 years up to the present day.
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