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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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Ted "Kid" Lewi... is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Joe Calzaghe is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Amir Khan is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 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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Ricky Hatton is listed (or ranked) 5 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) 6 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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Jack Kid Berg is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Trevor Goddard is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Victor McLaglen is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Henry Akinwande is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Gary Stretch is listed (or ranked) 11 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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David Price is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Tony Willis is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Audley Harrison is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Audley Hugh Harrison, (born 26 October 1971) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 2001 to 2013. As an amateur he represented Great Britain at the 2000 Olympics, winning a ...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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Johnny Nelson is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Charley White is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Paul Hodkinson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Featherweight
Paul Hodkinson (born 14 September 1965 in Kirkby, Liverpool, England) is a former professional boxer. Hodkinson fought at Featherweight and is the former British, European and World (WBC) ...more
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Michael Jennings is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Welterweight
Michael Jennings (born 9 September 1977) is a British former professional boxer. He is a former British, English, and WBU welterweight champion, as well as a world title challenger. As well as ...more
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Steve Sims is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Featherweight
Steve Sims may refer to: Steve Sims (footballer) (born 1957), English footballer Steve Sims (boxer) (born 1958), Welsh boxer Steve Sims (entrepreneur) (born 1966), founder and CEO of the ...more
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Barney Aaron is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Johnny Douglas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boxers from England
John William Henry Tyler Douglas (3 September 1882 – 19 December 1930) was an English cricketer who was active in the early decades of the twentieth century. Douglas was an all-rounder who ...more
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James DeGale is listed (or ranked) 23 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
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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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Paul Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Paul Smith Jr. (born 6 October 1982) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 2003 to 2017. He held the English middleweight title in 2008, the British super-middleweight title ...more