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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 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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Ted
Dec. at 77 (1893-1970)
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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Amir Khan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from England
age 33
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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David Haye is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boxers from England
age 39
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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Carl Froch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from England
age 42
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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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 (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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Trevor Goddard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Dec. at 41 (1962-2003)
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) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from England
age 54
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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Ricky Hatton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Ricky Hatton age 41
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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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 (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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Johnny Nelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from England
age 52
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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Barney Aaron is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Dec. at 107 (1800-1907)
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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Arthur Chambers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Dec. at 77 (1846-1923)
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) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Dec. at 68 (1891-1959)
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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Audley Harrison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boxers from England
age 48
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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Gary Stretch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from England
age 54
Gary Stretch (born 4 November 1965) is an English former actor, boxer and model.
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David Price is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boxers from England
age 36
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) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from England
age 59
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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James DeGale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boxers from England
age 33
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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Tony Jeffries is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boxers from England
age 34
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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Luke Campbell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boxers from England
Luke Campbell age 32
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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Matthew Macklin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boxers from England
age 37
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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Chris Eubank is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boxers from England
age 53
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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Curtis Woodhouse is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boxers from England
age 39
Curtis Woodhouse (born 17 April 1980) is an English former professional footballer turned professional boxer and football manager, currently in charge of Tadcaster Albion. Woodhouse played ...more
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Jack Bodell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from England
age 79
Jack Bodell (11 August 1940 – 9 November 2016) was an English professional boxer, active during the 1960s and 1970s. Born in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, Bodell started out as a light heavyweight, ...more