Boxing Famous Boxers from United Kingdom

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List of famous boxers from United Kingdom, listed alphabetically with photos of the boxers when available. United Kingdom has produced some very talented boxers over the years, including heavyweights, light heavyweights, cruiserweights, featherweights and flyweights. These are some of the best British boxers to ever live, so if you're a native of United Kingdom and are aspiring to box professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular boxer from United Kingdom then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List ranges from John Conteh to Jack Bodell, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest British boxers?" and "Which boxers are from United Kingdom?"

You can click on the names of these legendary boxers of United Kingdom in order to get more information about each one. If you box or just love the sport then use this list of talented British boxers to find some new athletes to watch.

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Lennox Lewis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
age 53
Lennox Claudius Lewis, CM, CBE is a retired boxer and the most recent undisputed world heavyweight champion. He holds dual British and Canadian citizenship. As an amateur he won gold ...more

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Joe Calzaghe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
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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Bob Fitzsimmons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
Died at 54 (1863-1917)
Robert James "Bob" Fitzsimmons was a British born New Zealand professional boxer who made boxing history as the sport's first three-division world champion. He also achieved fame for ...more

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Jimmy McLarnin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
Died at 97 (1907-2004)
James McLarnin, known as Jimmy McLarnin, was an Irish-Canadian professional boxer who became two-time welterweight world champion and an International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee. BoxRec ranks ...more

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Freddie Welsh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
Died at 41 (1886-1927)
Freddie Welsh was a Welsh lightweight boxing champion. Born in Pontypridd, Wales, and christened Frederick Hall Thomas, he was nicknamed the "Welsh Wizard". Brought up in a tough ...more

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Ted
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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Jimmy Wilde is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
Died at 77 (1892-1969)
Jimmy Wilde was a Welsh professional boxer and world boxing champion. He was the first official World Flyweight Champion and was rated by American boxing writer Nat Fleischer, as well as many ...more

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Tommy Farr is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
Died at 73 (1913-1986)
Thomas George Farr was a British boxer from Clydach Vale, Wales, nicknamed "the Tonypandy Terror". Prior to 1936, he had boxed in the light heavyweight division, in which he was the ...more

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Ken Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
age 73
Ken Buchanan is a Scottish boxer and the former Boxing Undisputed World Lightweight Champion.

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Amir Khan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
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) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
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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Benny Lynch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
Died at 33 (1913-1946)
Benny Lynch was a Scottish professional boxer who fought in the flyweight division. He is considered by some to be one of the finest boxers below the lightweight division in his era and often ...more

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Naseem Hamed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
age 44
Naseem Hamed is a British former professional boxer from Sheffield, England. He is the former WBO, WBC, IBF, and Lineal featherweight champion, and European bantamweight champion. He also ...more

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Jim Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
Died at 45 (1880-1925)
James "Jim" Driscoll commonly known as Peerless Jim was a Welsh boxer who learned his trade in the boxing ring and used it to fight his way out of poverty. Driscoll was British ...more

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Wayne McCullough is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
age 48
Wayne Pocket Rocket McCullough is a former professional boxer from Northern Ireland. During his professional career, which began in 1993, he held the WBC title in the bantamweight category. In ...more

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Frank Bruno is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
age 57
Franklin Roy "Frank" Bruno MBE is an English former professional boxer who was known for his good punch power and whose career highlight was winning the WBC heavyweight championship in ...more

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Jim Watt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
age 70
Jim Watt is a Scottish former boxer, who became world champion in the lightweight division when Roberto Durán left the title vacant in 1979 and the WBC had him fight Alfredo Pitalua. Watt ...more

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Barbados Joe Walcott is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
Died at 62 (1873-1935)
Joe Walcott, also known as Barbados Joe Walcott to distinguish him from the American known by the same name, was a Barbadian boxer who held the World Welterweight Title. Nicknamed "The ...more

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Victor McLaglen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
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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Henry Cooper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
Died at 77 (1934-2011)
Sir Henry Cooper OBE KSG was an English heavyweight boxer known for the sheer power of his left hook, "Enry's 'Ammer", and his knockdown of the young Muhammad Ali. Cooper held the ...more

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Henry Akinwande is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
age 53
Henry Akinwande is a retired English professional heavyweight boxer and former WBO heavyweight champion.

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Michael Bentt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
age 53
Michael A. Bentt is an English film and television actor and retired heavyweight boxer. Of Jamaican lineage, he was born in East Dulwich, London, but raised in the Cambria Heights section of ...more

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Ricky Hatton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
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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Colin Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
age 59
Colin Jones was a Welsh boxer, who became British, Commonwealth and European welterweight champion. Before turning professional he represented Great Britain at the 1976 Summer Olympics in ...more

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Johnny Nelson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from United Kingdom
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