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Famous Boxers from England

Updated June 14, 2019 2.9k votes 312 voters 252.8k views90 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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    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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    Joe Calzaghe

    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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    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 career...  more
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    Chris Eubank

    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 and...  more

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    Ted "Kid" Lewis

    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 ranked among...  more
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    Carl Froch

    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 multiple...  more

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    David Haye

    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 British...  more

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    Nigel Benn

    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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    Amir Khan

    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 the...  more

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    Jack Kid Berg

    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 1930....  more
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    Johnny Nelson

    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 champion of all...  more
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    Arthur Chambers (born 6 December 1846 in Salford, Lancashire, England – 7 April 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an Anglo-American boxer....  more
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    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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    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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    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 with...  more

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    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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    Henry Akinwande

    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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    Tony Willis

    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 held the British...  more
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    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 lightweight...  more
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    Gary Stretch (born 4 November 1965) is an English former actor, boxer and model....  more
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    Terry Marsh

    Light welterweight
    Terry Marsh (born 7 February 1958) is an English former professional boxer who was an undefeated world champion in the light welterweight division. Marsh was a three-time ABA senior amateur champion...  more
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    David Price

    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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    Jamie Moore (born 4 November 1978) is a British former professional boxer. He is a former European light middleweight champion, a two-former British light middleweight champion and a former...  more
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    Herol Graham

    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 Commonwealth...  more
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    Tony Jeffries

    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 former...  more