Jackie Paterson 9 carat gold and enamel Lonsdale belt by Mappin & Webb, approx 1090grms the central panel surmounted by figure of a lion and inscribed LORD LONSDALE CHALLENGE BELT THE BRITISH BOXING BOARD OF CONTROL (1929) FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP OF GREAT BRITAIN PROFESSIONAL BOXING, the reverse of the panel inscribed This Belt Is The Sole Property Of Jackie Paterson (Glasgow) Who Has Won The Flyweight Championship of Great Britain Three Times in Succession The 3rd Win Being At Hampden Park, Glasgow, June 19th 1943, Jackie Paterson v. Peter Kane, Won By Jackie Paterson (In First Round) with four further 9 carat gold panels depicting the national flowers of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, cast in relief, two further oval enamel panels featuring boxing scenes and four rectangular panels inscribed 3RD FEBRUARY 1941 JACKIE PATERSON V PADDY RYAN AT ICE STADIUM NOTTINGHAM JACKIE PATERSON In Eight Rounds, the second, 8TH OCTOBER 1937 BENNY LYNCH V PETER KANE AT GLASGOW won by BENNY LYNCH in 10 Rounds, the third 16TH SEPTEMBER 1936 BENNY LYNCH V PADDY PALMER AT GLASGOW won by BENNY LYNCH in 8 rounds and the fourth 30TH SEPTEMBER 1939 PADDY RYAN V JACKIE PATERSON AT CARTYNE SCOTLAND won by JACKIE PATERSON IN 13 ROUNDS, with Garrard & Co Insurance document dated 1st June 1956, stating belt was valued at £615 and letter stating purchase, 1st July 1956, in original red leather fitted case stamped Mappin & Webb and with leather carry case Jackie Paterson was born in Springside, Ayrshire on September 5th 1920, and the family emigrated to Scranton, Pennsylvania eight years later but Paterson returned to Scotland to work in the Clyde shipyards, beginning a a boxer firstly as an amateur for the Anderston Club in Glasgow at the age of 13, turning professional at 17, beating Joe Kiely in his first professional fight against Joe Kiely in 10 rounds. He went on to lose just one of his next 17 bouts, fighting mostly in Glasgow, but also visiting cities such as Belfast, Newcastle and Dundee as he toured whilst building up an impressive record. The Southpaw, on September 30th 1939 and under barrage balloons in an open air fight in Glasgow fought Northern area champion Paddy Ryan for the vacant British Flyweight title, which the referee stopped in the 13th round, handing him his first major belt. Almost 6 months later, he added the vacant Commonwealth Flyweight title to his collection by beating Kid Tanner in Manchester, notching up another 7 straight wins that year. On February 3rd 1941 in Nottingham, he gave Ryan a re- match putting his British and Commonwealth titles up for grabs in the process, finishing him in just 8 rounds. It would be Kane he met on June 19th 1943 when he placed his title on the line at Hampden Park, Glasgow, and he finished him a just over a minute to give Scotland its first ever southpaw Flyweight Champion of the world. Paterson died in tragic circumstances on November 19th 1966 in Natal, South Africa.