In 1927 at just 19 years of age Teddy Paddock was crowned bantamweight champion of the world. Having defeated Archie Bell of America for the vacant title. He retained the title until 1931. He also held the titles of European Champion from 1928-1931, Commonwealth champion from 1928-1930 and British champion 1928-1931.
All this information is on the plaque that accompanies the statue that stands in Langdon Park. Yet I can't find any other information about this local icon. Does anyone out there know about him?