Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua MBE (born 15 October 1989) is a British professional boxer. He is currently a unified heavyweight world champion, and holds three of the four major world championships in the sport: the IBF title since 2016, the WBA (Super) title since 2017, and the WBO title since March 2018.
David Deron Haye (born 13 October 1980) is a British professional boxer who has held world championships in two weight classes. He is the first British boxer to reach the final of the World Amateur Boxing Championships, where he won a silver medal in 2001.
By September 1995, Calzaghe had won thirteen out of thirteen fights, including seven in the first round and two in the second, including quickfire victories over the highly experienced American duo of Frank Minton and Robert Curry, with only the fully fledged British Light Heavyweight Bobbie Joe Edwards lasting the distance.
Carl Froch knocks out George Groves at Wembley Stadium in 2014. Photograph: Tom Jenkins So where does he sit in the pantheon of great British fighters? It depends who you ask. For discipline and dedication to his profession, it is impossible to fault him.
Anthony Lewis Bellew (born 30 November 1982) is a British professional boxer. He held the WBC cruiserweight title from 2016 to 2017, and previously the British and Commonwealth light-heavyweight titles between 2010 and 2014, and the European cruiserweight title from 2015 to 2016.
James Frederick DeGale, MBE (born 3 February 1986) is a British professional boxer. He has held the IBF super-middleweight title since April 2018, and previously from 2015 to 2017. At regional level he held the European and British super-middleweight titles between 2010 and 2012.
Nigel Gregory Benn (born 22 January 1964) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1987 to 1996. He is a two-weight world champion, having held the WBO middleweight title in 1990, and the WBC super-middleweight title from 1992 to 1996.
Christopher Livingstone Eubank (born 8 August 1966), is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 1998. He held the WBO middleweight and super-middleweight titles, and is ranked by BoxRec as the fourth best British super-middleweight boxer of all time.
Ezekiel "Kell" Brook (born 3 May 1986) is a British professional boxer. He held the IBF welterweight title from 2014 to 2017, and has challenged once for the unified middleweight titles in 2016. In May 2017, Brook was ranked as the world's best active welterweight by The Ring magazine.
Franklin Roy "Frank" Bruno, MBE (born 16 November 1961) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1982 to 1996. Bruno had a highly publicised and extremely eventful career. The pinnacle of his boxing career was winning the WBC heavyweight title, in what was his fourth world championship challenge.
Naseem Hamed (Arabic: نسيم حميد ; born 12 February 1974), commonly known as "Prince" Naseem or "Naz", is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1992 to 2002. He held multiple world championships at featherweight, including the WBO title from 1995 to 2000; the IBF title in 1997; and the WBC title from 1999 to 2000.
Sir Henry Cooper OBE (3 May 1934 – 1 May 2011) was an English heavyweight boxer. Cooper held the British, Commonwealth, and European heavyweight titles several times throughout his career, and unsuccessfully challenged Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight championship in 1966.
Finbar Patrick 'Barry' McGuigan MBE (born 28 February 1961) is an Irish retired professional boxer and current boxing promoter. Born in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland, McGuigan was nicknamed The Clones Cyclone and became the WBA and lineal featherweight world champion.
Billy Joe Saunders (born 30 August 1989) is a British professional boxer. He has held the WBO middleweight title since 2015, and previously the European, British, and Commonwealth middleweight titles between 2012 and 2015. As an amateur, Saunders represented Great Britain at the 2008 Olympics, reaching the second round of the welterweight bracket.
Ted "Kid" Lewis (born Gershon Mendeloff; 28 October 1893 – 20 October 1970) was an English professional boxer who twice won the World Welterweight Championship (147 lb). Lewis is often grouped alongside the all-time greats, with ESPN ranking him 41st on their list of the 50 Greatest Boxers of All-Time and boxing historian Bert Sugar placing him 46th in his Top 100 Fighters catalogue.
Terry Flanagan (born 11 June 1989) is a British professional boxer. He held the WBO lightweight title from 2015 to 2017, becoming the first Englishman to win a world title in that weight class. Flanagan also held the British lightweight title in 2014, and won the Prizefighter tournament in 2012.
Randolph Adolphus Turpin (7 June 1928 – 17 May 1966), better known as Randolph Turpin, and in the United States also as Randy Turpin, was the undisputed Middleweight Champion of the World. Turpin was an English boxer who was considered by some to be Europe's best middleweight boxer of the 1940s and 1950s.
Khalid "Kal" Yafai (Arabic: خالد يافعي ; born 11 June 1989) is a British professional boxer who has held the WBA super-flyweight title since December 2016. As an amateur, he represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics and won a silver medal at the 2010 European Amateur Boxing Championships as a flyweight.
John Anthony Conteh, MBE (born 27 May 1951) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1971 to 1980. He held multiple light-heavyweight championships, including the WBC title from 1974 to 1978; and the European, British, and Commonwealth titles between 1973 and 1974.
Lloyd Honeyghan (born 22 April 1960) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1980 to 1995. He reigned as the undisputed welterweight champion from 1986 to 1987, and held the WBC, Ring magazine, and lineal welterweight titles twice between 1986 and 1989.
Ryan Burnett (born 21 May 1992) is a professional boxer from Northern Ireland. He is a former unified bantamweight world champion, having held the WBA (Super) title since 2017 and previously the IBF bantamweight title from 2017 to 2018. At regional level he held the British bantamweight title from 2015 to 2017.
Ricky Burns (born 13 April 1983) is a British professional boxer from Scotland. He is one of only three British boxers to have won world titles in three weight divisions and the first from Scotland, having held the WBO super-featherweight title from 2010 to 2011; the WBO lightweight title from 2012 to 2014; and the WBA super-lightweight title from 2016 to 2017.
Wilde had been away from the ring for months, and was outweighed by Sharkey by seven pounds. Sharkey's blows were said to land more frequently and with greater force. Sharkey's win was at least a minor upset as Wilde led in the early betting 2 to 1. The American newspaper's decisions were questioned by many British boxing journalists.
Howard Winstone, MBE was a Welsh world champion boxer, born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. As an amateur, Winstone won the Amateur Boxing Association bantamweight title in 1958, and a Commonwealth Games Gold Medal at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff.
Martin Murray (born 27 September 1982) is a British professional boxer. He held the WBA interim middleweight title from 2012 to 2014, the British and Commonwealth middleweight titles between 2010 and 2012, and has challenged four times for a world title.
Dereck Chisora (born 29 December 1983) is a British professional boxer. He held the WBA International, WBO International, European, British, and Commonwealth heavyweight titles between 2010 and 2014, and has challenged once for the WBC heavyweight title in 2012.
Thomas George Farr (12 March 1913 – 1 March 1986) was a Welsh boxer from Clydach Vale, Rhondda, nicknamed "the Tonypandy Terror". Prior to 1936, he had boxed in the light heavyweight division, in which he was the Welsh champion, he became British and Empire heavyweight champion on 15 March 1937.