23rd August 2011
|Derek Lloyd and the picture of him at The Kings Ford pub|
Derek “The Punching Postman” Lloyd passed away in his sleep at Whipps Cross University Hospital on August 16 aged 75 after contracting pneumonia.
Derek, known as ‘Del’, went on to represent the army and was crowned ABA flyweight champion in 1955 after beating Slough Centre’s K Langford at Wembley Arena.
Derek had stepped in as a very late reserve to face the champion.
“Everyone at the club is very saddened by this loss, as he really was Mr Waltham Forest Boxing Club.
Chingford welterweight and Prizefighter winner Michael Lomax, who knew Derek well from his amateur days, was full of praise for Derek’s boxing ability.
Derek’s funeral will be held at the City of London Crematorium in Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, on Friday September 2nd at 1.45pm.