Grant Waters - Julius "Big Dog" Francis with Lonsdale Belt

Julius Francis with Lonsdale Belt

January 24, 2014

Title: Julius Francis with Lonsdale Belt

Medium: Oil on Canvas

I am proud of this one but what a subject! Julius was British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion. He is depicted with the belt that he¬†won outright¬†for three consecutive title wins. He has shared a ring with four world champions. The painting was the centre-piece for my 2012 exhibition “Noble Art”.

An update: June 2022. Julius is currently trending online and appearing in all the papers following an incident whilst working as a security guard at Boxpark Wembley. Great right hand, Julius!