Teddy Baldock
Born 24th May 1907
Died 8th March 1971


Plaque Location

Langdon Park
By Langdon Park DLR Station

Further Information

Plaque reads:
“The Pride of Poplar”
Erected in memory of Teddy Baldock world
bantamweight champion 1927
Born 23.05.1907 Died 08.03.1971
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 1928-1937, undefeated
Commonwealth champion 1928-1930, and British
bantamweight champion 1927-1937
Sculptor Carl Payne