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Famous Boxers from England

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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
age 47
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
Dec. 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
age 33
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
age 39
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
age 42
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 54
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
age 41
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
Dec. 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
age 52
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 48
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
age 54
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
age 36
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
age 59
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
age 33
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
age 34
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 32
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
age 37
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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Chris Eubank is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boxers from England
age 53
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) 24 on the list Famous Boxers from England
age 39
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) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from England
age 79
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