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Top 10 Best British Boxers of All Time

Ricky Hatton

Ricky Hatton has held several world championships during his boxing career, including a light world weight and one welterweight. Hatton is the 11th greatest fighter ever from Europe, the 5th greatest fighter ever from the UK, pound for pound, receiving a 5-star rating to two of the victorious fights. The Ring magazine, the Boxing Writers Association of America, and ESPN named him in 2005 Fighter of the Year.
Hatton lost only twice, to Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, a relatively good career. He also boasts victories over fighters like Paulie Malignaggi, Urango, and Famer Kostya Tszyu.

Randolph Turpin

Randy Turpin had been an English boxer from the 1940s and 1950s. In 1951 when he defeated Sugar Ray Robinson he became the world middleweight champion. In 2001 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The name of Randolph Turpin is still famous for a world title win over the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson in British boxing history.
After his professional debut in September 1946, Turpin regained 14 straight wins but paused after a draw and two defeats stalled in a couple of fights. Turpin took weight training, a rare regime for a fighter then, but he managed to increase his strength and force, which Robinson later realized.

Barry McGuigan

Barry McGuigan is an Irish retired boxer and the current promoter of boxing. He established his reputation – and his rabid fan base – primarily in Belfast as a dynamic and hard-punching prospect. He won numerous British and European titles but his first high-profile win over ex-126 pounds Juan LaPorte was recorded in 1985.

Ted Lewis

Ted Lewis was a professional English boxer who has won the World Welterweight Championship twice (147 lb). Lewis is often ranked amongst the greatest, with ESPN ranking him 41st in its list of the 50 most successful boxers of all time and boxing historian, Bert Sugar placing him 46th in his Top 100 Fighters catalog.

Ken Buchanan

Ken Buchanan is a former, undisputed world lightweight champion, a retired Scottish professional boxer from Edinburgh. He fought  On five occasions in Madison Square Garden including once with Muhammad Ali. He has been voted the best fighter to ever fight in the USA. The only British fighter ever wins the American Boxing Writers Fighter of the Year and that year, he defeated Ali and Frazier.

Jimmy Wilde

Jimmy Wilde, who competed from 1911 to 1923, was a Welsh professional boxer. He held the IBU flyweight world title in 1916, twice the EBU flyweight world title; first place; 1914, again within 1916 and 1917, the BBBofC British flyweight title; 1916, and the National Sporting Club’s British flyweight title; between 1916 and 1918. He was the first official flyweight world champion and often seen to be the greatest British fighter of all time.

Lennox Lewis

One man who took Tyson in his lifetime was Lennox Lewis, and he fought a prime Tyson at both meetings, It was Lewis’s second-last fight and Tyson’s fourth last. He is a three-time heavyweight world champion and a two-time lineal champion and the last heavyweight to hold the undisputed championship. Lewis won several regional heavyweight championships, including the European, British and Commonwealth titles, during his first three years as a professional. He defeated Donovan Ruddock in the WBC rankings in 1992 after winning his first 21 fights.

Joe Calzaghe

Joe Calzaghe is a former Welsh boxer who competed between 1993 and 2008.
Calzaghe could be the only boxer recently to hold world championships in two weight classes at a time.
This includes the unified WBC, WBO, WBA (Super), IBF, Ring magazine and the Ring light-heavyweight title, and lineal super-middleweight titles.
Calzaghe was ranked by The Ring among the pound for pound top best 10 active boxing players in the world between 2006 and 2008, reaching the third position as the highest level in January 2009.
He retired in February 2009 as a reigning World champion with an undefeated record.
As of 2020, according to the BoxRec, he is the 7th greatest fighter ever, pound for pound, and greatest European boxer of all time.

Bob Fitzsimmons

The British professional boxer Bob Fitzsimmons was the first world champion of the sport. He was also famous for beating Gentleman Jim Corbett and he is the lightest Heavyweight Champion in the Guinness Book of World Records, weighing only 165 pounds when the title was won. Fitzsimmons has been classified as one of the hardest punchers in boxing history, as he was ranked No. 8 on the 100 greatest punchers of all time, in the Ring magazine. Although he was just a middleweight, he bore the upper body of a heavyweight built and a heavyweight’s strong punch. He knew how to draw his attacker in his deadly blows as a great feinter. He was stable and patient, and excellent accuracy in striking vital points.

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