Jackie Paterson

(B.1920 - D.1966)
Boxing
Inducted in 2002

Jackie Paterson won the world flyweight boxing title on 19 June 1943. He defeated Peter Kane in just 61 seconds at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Paterson was a Corporal in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. In 1946, he defended his title against Liverpool’s Joe Curran at Hampden Park in front of 45,000 people. After this, Paterson struggled with his weight and lost his title to Rinty Monaghan in Belfast in 1948. Paterson was also European bantamweight champion in 1946, Commonwealth flyweight champion in 1940-1941, Commonwealth bantamweight champion in 1945 and 1947, and British flyweight champion in 1939 and 1943. He died whilst in South Africa in 1966.

Jackie Paterson