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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
Joe Calzaghe age 46 Joseph William "Joe" Calzaghe, CBE is a retired Welsh professional boxer. He is a former WBO, IBF, WBC, WBA & The Ring Super Middleweight Champion and The Ring Light Heavyweight ...more

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Ted
Ted "Kid" Lewis Died at 77 (1893-1970) Ted "Kid" Lewis was an English professional boxer who twice won the World Welterweight Championship. Lewis is often grouped alongside the all-time greats, with ESPN ranking him 41st on ...more

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Amir Khan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Amir Khan age 32 Amir Iqbal Khan is a British professional boxer. He is a former two time world champion by winning WBA, WBA and IBF Light Welterweight titles. Khan is the youngest British Olympic boxing ...more

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David Haye is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boxers from England
David Haye age 38 David Deron Haye is a retired professional boxer. He was nicknamed "The Hayemaker" for his hand-speed and punching power. Haye is a former undisputed world cruiserweight champion, and ...more

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Carl Froch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Carl Froch age 41 Carl Martin Froch is an English professional boxer. He is a four-time world champion in the super-middleweight division, having won the WBC title twice, and is the former IBF champion, having ...more

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Victor McLaglen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Victor McLaglen Died at 73 (1886-1959) Victor Andrew de Bier Everleigh McLaglen was an English boxer and World War I veteran who became a successful film actor. Towards the end of his life he was naturalised as a U.S. citizen.

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Trevor Goddard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Trevor Goddard Died at 41 (1962-2003) Trevor Goddard was an English actor. He was best known for playing Kano in the first Mortal Kombat film and Lieutenant Commander Mic Brumby in the television series JAG.

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Henry Akinwande is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Henry Akinwande age 53 Henry Akinwande is a retired English professional heavyweight boxer and former WBO heavyweight champion.

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Ricky Hatton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Ricky Hatton age 40 Richard John "Ricky" Hatton, MBE is an English former professional boxer who is also a boxing promoter. He is a former WBA, IBF, IBO and The Ring Light Welterweight Champion, and WBA ...more

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Jack Kid Berg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Jack Kid Berg Died at 82 (1909-1991) Judah Bergman, known as Jack Kid Berg or Jackie Kid Berg, was an English boxer born in the East End of London.

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Johnny Nelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Johnny Nelson age 51 Ivanson Ranny "Johnny" Nelson is a former professional boxer from Sheffield, England. He was the WBO cruiserweight champion for over seven years, having successfully defended the title ...more

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Barney Aaron is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Barney Aaron Died at 107 (1800-1907) Barney Aaron was an English bare-knuckle boxer. The father of Hall of Famer Young Barney Aaron began boxing in 1819 and became a Lightweight Champion in the 1820s. Called The Star of the East, ...more

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Arthur Chambers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Arthur Chambers Died at 77 (1846-1923) Arthur Chambers was an Anglo-American boxer.

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Charley White is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Charley White Died at 68 (1891-1959) Charley White who was born Charles Anchowitz on March 25, 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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Audley Harrison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Audley Harrison age 47 Audley Harrison MBE is a retired British professional boxer from Harlesden, England who fought in the heavyweight division. At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney he became the first British fighter to ...more

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Gary Stretch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Gary Stretch age 53 Gary Stretch is an English actor, former boxer and former model.

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David Price is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boxers from England
David Price age 35 David Price is an professional boxer from Liverpool, England. As a professional, he has captured the English, British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles. Price is currently ranked #26 in the ...more

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Tony Willis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Tony Willis age 58 Anthony "Tony" Willis is a British former boxer who won a Light Welterweight Bronze medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics. As a professional, he held the British lightweight boxing title ...more

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James DeGale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boxers from England
James DeGale age 32 James Frederick DeGale MBE is a British boxer and Olympic gold medalist. He was born in Harlesden, London. He started amateur boxing at the Trojan club at the age of 10 before moving to Dale ...more

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Tony Jeffries is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Tony Jeffries age 33 Tony David Jeffries is an English former professional boxer who won a bronze medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics. In 2012, an undefeated Jeffries was forced to retire through hand injuries.

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Luke Campbell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Luke Campbell age 31 Luke Campbell, MBE is an English professional boxer. As an amateur he won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in the bantamweight division. In April 2013 he agreed to turn professional.

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Matthew Macklin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Matthew Macklin age 36 Matthew Macklin, known as "The Tipperary Tornado", is a British-Irish professional boxer, who represents Britain and Ireland in the ring. He fights at middleweight or the divisions ...more

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Pat Coombs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Pat Coombs Died at 76 (1926-2002) Patricia Doreen "Pat" Coombs was an English actress. Coombs specialised in the portrayal of the eternal downtrodden female – comically under the thumb of stronger personalities. She ...more

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Chris Eubank is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Chris Eubank age 52 Christopher Livingstone Eubanks, best known as Chris Eubank, is a British former boxer who held world titles at middleweight and super middleweight. He was a world champion for over five years, ...more

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Curtis Woodhouse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Curtis Woodhouse age 38 Curtis Woodhouse is an English former professional footballer turned professional boxer and football manager. He is currently manager of Hull United AFC. Woodhouse played football as a central ...more

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Jack Bodell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Jack Bodell age 78 Jack Bodell is a retired English professional boxer who was active during the 1960s and 1970s. Bodell started out as a Light heavyweight, winning the 1961 ABA championships and a bronze medal at ...more

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Tyson Fury is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Tyson Fury age 30 Tyson Luke Fury is a professional boxer who fights in the heavyweight division. Having initially been denied the opportunity to fight for Ireland at the Olympic Games, he was permitted to ...more

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Kevin Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Kevin Mitchell age 34 Kevin Martin Mitchell is a British professional boxer based in Dagenham, London, England. In 2003 whilst still an amateur, he won the ABA featherweight championship when aged 18. After ...more

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Jamie Moore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Jamie Moore age 40 Jamie Moore is a retired professional boxer from Walkden, Salford and is the former European light middleweight champion. Moore fights at Light Middleweight but has competed in the divisions ...more

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Paul Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Paul Smith age 36 Paul Smith Jr is an English professional boxer from Liverpool, England, competing in the super middleweight division. He is the reigning British super middleweight champion. Paul is currently ...more

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Johnny Douglas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Johnny Douglas Died at 48 (1882-1930) John "Johnny" William Henry Tyler Douglas was a cricketer who was captain of the England team and an Olympic boxer.

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Nigel Benn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Nigel Benn age 54 Nigel Gregory Benn, known as the "Dark Destroyer", is an English former boxer who held world titles in the middleweight and super-middleweight divisions. Benn was also in the British ...more

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Nosher Powell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Nosher Powell Died at 85 (1928-2013) Fred Powell was a stunt performer.

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Danny Williams is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Danny Williams age 45 Daniel Peter Williams is an English professional boxer. He is a former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion. Williams became a mandatory challenger for the WBC world heavyweight title ...more

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Don Cockell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Don Cockell Died at 55 (1928-1983) Donald John Cockell was an English boxer. He fought for most of his career as a light-heavyweight and became the British and European champion at that weight. Later in his career he moved up to ...more

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Herol Graham is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Herol Graham age 59 Herol "Bomber" Graham is generally acknowledged as one of the best British boxers of the post-war era never to have won a world title. In 1978, after winning the ABA middleweight ...more

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Robin Reid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Robin Reid age 47 Robin Reid is a British boxer whose greatest successes came in the world of boxing when winning the light middleweight bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics for Great Britain, and the WBC ...more

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Terry Marsh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Terry Marsh age 60 Terry Marsh 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 who went on to ...more

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Gary Mason is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Gary Mason Died at 49 (1962-2011) Gary Mason was a British boxer who was based in Chatham, Kent, England. He was born in Jamaica. Mason fought at the heavyweight level and became the British heavyweight champion in 1989. Mason ...more

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Jack Bloomfield is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Jack Bloomfield Died at 62 (1899-1961) Jack Bloomfield was an English light heavyweight professional boxer, whose birth name was Sol Blumenfeld, and who was also known as "Basking" Jack Bloomfield during his career. He took ...more

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Ronnie Clayton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Ronnie Clayton Died at 84 (1923-2007) Ronnie Clayton was a British boxer, born in Blackpool, Lancashire whose career highlight was winning the European Featherweight championship in 1947.

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Dave Charnley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Dave Charnley Died at 77 (1935-2012) David Fraser Charnley was an English lightweight boxer considered to be one of the greatest British fighters in his weight class. Known as "The Dartford Destroyer", the left-handed ...more

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Michael Jennings is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Michael Jennings age 41 Michael Jennings is a professional boxer. He fights as a welterweight, and is a former British champion and World title challenger at the weight.

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Nicky Cook is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Nicky Cook age 39 Nicky Cook is an English professional boxer who fights at featherweight he is the former British, Commonwealth, European featherweight and WBO super featherweight champion.

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Gary Thornhill is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Gary Thornhill age 50 Gary Thornhill, is a former English professional boxer who fought at featherweight and super featherweight. He is a former British Lonsdale belt holder at featherweight, World Boxing Foundation ...more

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Steve Sims is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Steve Sims age 61 Steve Sims is a former English football defender, probably most famous for his time at Watford. He started his career at Leicester City in 1975 and, after 3 seasons he was transferred to Watford ...more

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Paul Hodkinson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Paul Hodkinson age 53 Paul Hodkinson aka Hoko is a former professional boxer. Hodkinson fought at Featherweight and is the former British, European and World Featherweight Title holder. Paul Hodkinson first caught ...more

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Adam Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Adam Fogerty age 49 Adam Heywood Fogerty is an English actor and former boxer and rugby league player. He is the son of Terry Fogerty, a rugby league player during the 1960s and '70s who played at club level for ...more

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Nicholas Gargano is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Nicholas Gargano age 84 Nicholas Gargano is a former English boxer, who won the bronze medal in the welterweight division at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. Two years earlier he captured the gold ...more

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Peter Buckley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Peter Buckley age 49 Peter Buckley is a retired English journeyman boxer in the Welterweight division. Although he most commonly fought in the Welterweight division, he has competed at a number of weight divisions ...more