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Top Ten British Boxers

Tyson Fury​
Tyson Fury​

Tyson Luke Fury (born 12 August 1988) is a British professional boxer. In 2015 he won the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, Ring magazine and lineal heavyweight titles, after defeating long-reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko.

Anthony ​Joshua​
Anthony ​Joshua​

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 Haye​
David Haye​

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.

Lennox Lewis​
Lennox Lewis​

The Lennox Lewis vs. Frank Bruno fight was the first time two British-born boxers fought for a version of the world heavyweight title in the modern era.

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Joe Calzaghe​
Joe Calzaghe​

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.

Ricky Hatton​
Ricky Hatton​

Hatton has been lauded as one of the most beloved and popular British boxers of all time, ... Mayweather commented post-match that "Ricky Hatton is one tough fighter.

Carl Froch​
Carl Froch​

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.

Amir Khan​
Amir Khan​

Amir Khan is a champion British boxer. He has hit the headlines for cheating with a beautician named Sophia Hammani just 17 days after his wife Faryal Makhdoom gave birth to their second child on April 24, 2018.

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Carl Frampton​
Carl Frampton​

Carl Frampton, MBE (born 21 February 1987) is a professional boxer from Northern Ireland.

George ​Groves​
George ​Groves​

George Groves (born 26 March 1988) is a British professional boxer. He has held the WBA (Super) super-middleweight title since 2017, and previously the European, British, and Commonwealth super-middleweight titles between 2010 and 2014.

Tony Bellew​
Tony Bellew​

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 ​DeGale​
James ​DeGale​

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 Benn​
Nigel Benn​

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.

Lee Selby​
Lee Selby​

Lee Selby (born 14 February 1987) is a Welsh professional …

Chris Eubank​
Chris Eubank​

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.

Kell Brook​
Kell Brook​

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.

Chris Eubank ​Jr
Chris Eubank ​Jr

Christopher Livingstone Eubank (born 18 September 1989) is a British professional boxer. He held the IBO super-middleweight title from 2017 to 2018, and previously the WBA interim and British middleweight titles between 2015 and 2016.

Frank Bruno​
Frank Bruno​

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​
Naseem ​Hamed​

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.

Ken ​Buchanan​
Ken ​Buchanan​

Mickey Vann names Buchanan ahead of Lennox Lewis as the best British fighter in history

Henry Cooper​
Henry Cooper​

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.

Barry ​McGuigan​
Barry ​McGuigan​

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​
Billy Joe ​Saunders​

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 Lewis​
Ted Lewis​

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.

Jamie ​McDonnell​
Jamie ​McDonnell​

Jamie McDonnell (born 30 March 1986) is a professional boxer from Hatfield, Doncaster, England. He is the former WBA, IBF World Bantamweight champion, European, Commonwealth and BBBofC bantamweight champion.

Anthony ​Crolla​
Anthony ​Crolla​

Anthony Crolla (born 16 November 1986) is a British professional boxer. He held the WBA lightweight title from 2015 to 2016, and the British lightweight title from 2011 to 2012.

Bob ​Fitzsimmons​
Bob ​Fitzsimmons​

Robert James Fitzsimmons (26 May 1863 – 22 October 1917) was a British professional boxer who made boxing history as the sport's first three-division world champion.

Terry ​Flanagan​
Terry ​Flanagan​

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 ​Turpin​
Randolph ​Turpin​

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 Yafai​
Khalid Yafai​

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.

Scott Quigg​
Scott Quigg​

Scott Quigg (born 9 October 1988) is a British professional boxer.He held the WBA (Regular) super-bantamweight title from 2013 to 2016, and the British super-bantamweight title from 2011 to 2012.

John Conteh​
John Conteh​

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.

Callum Smith​
Callum Smith​

Callum Smith (born 23 April 1990) is a British professional boxer who held the European, British, and WBC Silver super-middleweight titles between 2015 and 2017.

Lloyd ​Honeyghan​
Lloyd ​Honeyghan​

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.

Josh ​Warrington​
Josh ​Warrington​

Josh Warrington (born 14 November 1990) is a British professional boxer who has held the IBF featherweight title since May 2018. He has previously held the WBC International, European, Commonwealth, British, and English featherweight titles.

Ryan Burnett​
Ryan Burnett​

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.

Dillian Whyte​
Dillian Whyte​

Dillian Whyte (born 11 April 1988) is a British professional boxer. He has held the WBC Silver heavyweight title since 2017, and previously the British heavyweight title from 2016 to 2017.

Hughie Fury​
Hughie Fury​

Hughie Lewis Fury (born 18 September 1994) is a British professional boxer. He has held the British heavyweight title since May 2018, and has challenged once for the WBO heavyweight title in 2017.

Ricky Burns​
Ricky Burns​

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.

Lee Haskins​
Lee Haskins​

Lee Haskins (born 29 November 1983) is a British professional boxer from Bristol in England who has fought in the flyweight, super flyweight and bantamweight divisions and is the former IBF bantamweight world champion.

Jimmy Wilde​
Jimmy Wilde​

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.

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Josh Taylor​
Josh Taylor​

Josh Taylor is a Scottish professional boxer. Taylor turned professional in 2015 after an amateur career taking in selection for the 2012 Olympics and winning the gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the light welterweight division.

Luke ​Campbell​
Luke ​Campbell​

Luke Campbell, MBE (born 27 September 1987) is a British professional boxer. He held the WBC Silver and Commonwealth lightweight titles from 2016 to 2017, and has challenged once for the WBA and Ring magazine lightweight titles in 2017.

Anthony ​Yarde​
Anthony ​Yarde​

Anthony Yarde (YARD; born 13 August 1991) is a British professional boxer.As of February 2018, he is ranked second in the light-heavyweight division by the WBO

Robin Reid​
Robin Reid​

Robin Reid (born 19 February 1971) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1993 to 2012. He held the WBC super-middleweight title from 1996 to 1997, and the IBO super-middleweight title from 2004 to 2005.

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Michael ​Watson​
Michael ​Watson​

Michael Watson, MBE (born 15 March 1965) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 1991. He held the Commonwealth middleweight title from 1989 to 1991, and challenged three times for a world title between 1990 and 1991.

Howard ​Winstone​
Howard ​Winstone​

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​
Martin Murray​

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​
Dereck ​Chisora​

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.

Jim Watt​
Jim Watt​

Jim Watt MBE (born 18 July 1948) is a Scottish former boxer and commentator who became world champion in the lightweight division when Roberto Durán left the title vacant in 1979 and the WBC had him fight Alfredo Pitalua.

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Tommy Farr​
Tommy Farr​

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.

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