BRITISH BOXING CURRENTLY BOASTS 12 WORLD CHAMPIONS
Billy Joe Saunders was the latest to win a title, when he defeated Andy Lee to lift the WBO world middleweight crown on Saturday night in Manchester (19th Dec 2016) more..
Manchester’s Tyson Fury added to the distinguished list when he won the world heavyweight title defeating Wladimir Klitschko last month. The other esteemed boxers holding world honours are…
Kell Brook, James DeGale, Lee Selby, Scott Quigg, Carl Frampton, Jamie McDonnell, Liam Smith, Terry Flanagan, Lee Haskins, and Anthony Crolla.
The country that gave boxing to the world has always punched it’s weight when it comes to competitors representing this island race on the world stage and pound for pound the UK rates above all for the amount of current world champions.
With many other boxers on the verge of world title action and other former champions like Amir Khan, and Ricky Burns, seeking world title shots again. There is Liverpool’s Callum Smith who is showing world class potential and it wont be long before he rises to the top of the rankings and a shot at a world title.
At heavyweight and possible future domestic threats to Fury’s crown, we have former world champion David Haye on the comeback trail. Olympic gold medallist, Anthony Joshua now as a pro British and Commonwealth champion with a formidable record of 15-0, 15KO’s, all inside 3-rounds.
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Staying at heavyweight Tyson Fury’s cousin Hughie Fury remains unbeaten in 17 fights, with 9 KOs, this former world amateur champion is another world ranked heavyweight who many think can join Tyson in ruling the boxing world and sharing the belts like the Klitschko brothers did for many years.
Notable mentions on the world title fringes are the likes of Tony Bellew, George Groves, Nathan Cleverly, Paul Butler, Chris Eubank Jr, Stephen Smith, Brian Rose, Josh Warrington, Luke Campbell and Derry Mathews, to name a few.
Professional and amateur boxing is thriving in this country and the talent being produced in the GB teams will only strengthen the future potential to produce pugilists of high standard.
With many domestic talents coming through the future of British boxing looks very bright indeed.