Subject(s): Teddy Baldock
Location: Langdon Park, Poplar, London
Sculptor: Carl Payne
Status: In Situ
Plaque: "The Pride of Poplar". Erected in Memory of Teddy Baldock. World Bantamweight Champion 1927. Born 23.05.1907. Died 08.03.1971. [Frieze of Teddy Baldock's head]. On 5th May 1927, at the Albert Hall, London, Teddy Baldock was crowned Bantamweight Champion of the World after defeating Archie Bell of America for the vacant title. Aged just 19 and 347 days he became Britain's youngest ever World Boxing Champion of the modern era. European Champion 1928-1931, Undefeated Commonwealth Champion 1928-1930, and British Bantamweight Champion 1928-1931. Sculptor: Carl Payne.
Links: Sculptor Project