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Famous Boxers from England

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Updated June 14, 2019 1.5k votes 127 voters 236.7k views 90 items

Get in the ring with a list of the most popular, renowned, and famous boxers from England. This list includes the most notable boxers from England, along with photos when available. This list of English boxers is alphabetical, making it an easy-to-use factual resource on British boxers. The list helpfully answers the questions, "Which famous boxers are from England?" and "Who are the most famous UK boxers?"

For a country with a rich sporting history like England, it shouldn't be too surprising that they have a slew of famous boxers, including several champions. Some of the well known boxers to hail from England include former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, retired light-welterweight champ Ricky Hatton, and the old-fashioned boxing legend Bob Fitzsimmons. Boxers also include everyone from Matthew Hatton to Frankie Gavin.

Click on the names of these famous boxers of England in order to view more information about each, including their places of birth, so you can see which British boxers hail from London and which come from far corners of the United Kingdom.
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Joe Calzaghe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Super middleweight, Light heavyweight
Joseph William Calzaghe, ( kal-ZAH-gee; born 23 March 1972) is a Welsh former professional boxer who competed from 1993 to 2008. He held world championships in two weight classes, including the ...more

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Tyson Fury is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Tyson Luke Fury (born 12 August 1988) is a British professional boxer. In 2015, he won the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring magazine, and lineal heavyweight titles by defeating ...more

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Ted "Kid" Lewi... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Featherweight
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 ...more

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Ricky Hatton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Ricky Hatton Welterweight, Light welterweight
Richard John Hatton, (born 6 October 1978) is a British former professional boxer who competed between 1997 and 2012, and has since worked as a boxing promoter and trainer. During his boxing ...more

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David Haye is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Cruiserweight, Heavyweight
David Deron Haye (born 13 October 1980) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 2002 to 2018. He held multiple world championships in two weight classes, and was the first ...more

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Amir Khan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Light welterweight
Amir Iqbal Khan (Urdu: عامر اقبال خان‎; born 8 December 1986) is a British professional boxer, promoter and philanthropist. He is a former unified light-welterweight world champion, having held ...more

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Carl Froch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Super middleweight
Carl Martin Froch, (born 2 July 1977) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 2002 to 2014, and has since worked as a boxing analyst and commentator for Sky Sports. He held ...more

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Jack Kid Berg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Lightweight, Light welterweight
Judah Bergman, known as Jack Kid Berg or Jackie Kid Berg (28 June 1909 – 22 April 1991), was an English boxer born in the East End of London, who became the World Light Welterweight Champion in

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Chris Eubank is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Super middleweight, Middleweight
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 between 1990 ...more

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Trevor Goddard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Trevor Joseph Goddard (14 October 1962 – 7 June 2003) was an English actor. He was best known for playing Kano in the martial arts film Mortal Kombat, Lieutenant Commander Mic Brumby in the ...more
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Henry Akinwande is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Heavyweight
Henry Adetokunboh Akinwande (born 12 October 1965) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2008. He held the WBO heavyweight title from 1996 to 1997, as well as the ...more
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Johnny Nelson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Cruiserweight
Ivanson Ranny "Johnny" Nelson (born 4 January 1967) is a British retired professional boxer who competed from 1986 to 2005. He is currently the longest reigning cruiserweight world ...more
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Nigel Benn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Super middleweight, Middleweight
Nigel Gregory Benn (born 22 January 1964) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1987 to 1996. He held world championships in two weight classes, including the WBO middleweight ...more

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Victor McLaglen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Victor Andrew de Bier Everleigh McLaglen (10 December 1886 – 7 November 1959) was a British-American film actor. He was known as a character actor, particularly in Westerns, and made seven films ...more

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Arthur Chambers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Arthur Chambers (born 6 December 1846 in Salford, Lancashire, England – 7 April 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an Anglo-American boxer.
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Charley White is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Charley White who was born Charles Anchowitz on 25 March 1891 in Liverpool, England was considered one of the best boxers of his era. White fought from 1906 until 1923. He made one ill-fated ...more
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Barney Aaron is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Barney Aaron (21 November 1800 at Aldgate – 1850 in London, England) was an English bare-knuckle boxer. The father of Hall of Famer Young Barney Aaron began boxing in 1819, and became a ...more
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Tony Willis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Lightweight, Light welterweight
Anthony "Tony" Willis (born 17 June 1960 in Liverpool, England) is a British former boxer who won a Light Welterweight Bronze medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics. As a professional, he ...more
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Luke Campbell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Luke Campbell
Luke Campbell, (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 The ...more
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Gary Stretch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Gary Stretch (born 4 November 1965) is an English former actor, boxer and model.
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Herol Graham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Middleweight
Herol Graham (born 13 September 1959) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1978 to 1998. He held many regional championships, including the European, British, and ...more

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Tony Jeffries is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Light heavyweight
Not to be confused with the British motorcyclist, Tony Jefferies or the American corporate lawyer, Tony JeffriesTony David Jeffries (born 2 March 1985 in Sunderland, England) is an English ...more
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David Price is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Super heavyweight
David Price (born 6 July 1983) is a British professional boxer. He held the British, English, and Commonwealth heavyweight titles between 2012 and 2013, and was one of the division's top-rated ...more
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Matthew Macklin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Matthew Macklin (born 14 May 1982) is an Irish former professional boxer who competed from 2001 to 2016, and has since worked as a boxing manager and commentator. He challenged three times for ...more
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James DeGale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from England
James Frederick DeGale, (born 3 February 1986) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 2009 to 2019. He held the IBF super-middleweight title twice between 2015 and 2018, and ...more