Ricky Hatton

One the best British fighters of all time, Ricky Hatton is universally regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world and his all-action style has earned him a huge fan base in his native Manchester and far beyond. Nicknamed 'The Hitman' after Canadian wrestler Bret Hart, Hatton made a spectacular professional debut...

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Frank Bruno

At the height of his powers, Frank Bruno was the most popular sportsmen in the country and to this day the former world heavyweight champion remains a national icon. Born in London in 1961, Bruno turned professional in 1980 and 21 consecutive wins by knockout quickly earned him a reputation as one of boxing's most...

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Joe Calzaghe

Nicknamed the 'Pride of Wales', Joe Calzaghe currently holds the WBO, WBC and WBA world super middleweight titles to make him the undisputed champion in his division and is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in the world today. He has held the WBO title for more than a decade to earn him...

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John Conteh

A winner at a range of weights from middleweight to heavyweight, John Conteh first donned the gloves as a 10-year-old in Kirkby, Liverpool. His obvious flair helped him claim a record three Commonwealth gold medals and the World Light Heavyweight Championship by the time he was 22. Arguably the most talented British boxer in years,...

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Barry McGuigan

Barry McGuigan won the hearts of a divided Ireland and the whole of the UK with his magnificent feats in the ring during the 1980s. He first came to national prominence when he won the bantamweight gold medal in the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, and reached the Everest peak of his career in 1985...

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Alan Minter

Alan Minter was world middleweight champion back in the days when there were not a host of ‘ABC’ titles. A solid-punching southpaw with a good chin, he won 39 of his 49 professional fights after a distinguished amateur career during which he was ABA middleweight champion and a bronze medallist in the 1972 Munich Olympics....

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Duke McKenzie

Duke McKenzie was born in 1963 in Croydon, South London, and is the youngest of five brothers. During an illustrious amateur career, he represented his country on many occasions and won the highly prestigious London ABA Flyweight Title. Duke turned professional in1982 and won his debut fight at Wembley, this was to become the beginning...

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Charlie Magri

Charlie Magri was the little boxer with the big heart who won the British, European and world flyweight titles after an outstanding amateur career. Born in Tunisia but brought up in the East End, he won four ABA championships before turning professional in 1977. A viciously hard and accurate combination puncher, he had his greatest...

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Jim Watt

Jim Watt had a fairytale boxing career, winning the world lightweight title at the age of thirty-one – two years after considering retirement to concentrate on his secondhand car sales business. His life changed when he moved to London to join the Terry Lawless stable, and within two years he snatched the world title from...

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Ken Buchanan

Arguably the greatest Scottish boxer of all time, Ken Buchanan was the undisputed lightweight world champion between 1968 and 1972. He was a clever fighter who managed 62 wins in 70 professional bouts, including 28 knockouts. He won his world title in a fifteen round epic against Ismael Laguna in the 100 degree Puerto Rican...

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Nicky Piper

• Former Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Champion. • Boxed 3 times for the World Championship, including Nigel Benn • British ABA Light Heavyweight Champion 1989 • Commentator for Sky Sports Boxing • Presented Wales on Saturday (all sports) and Scrum V (rugby) for BBC Wales • Director of the British Boxing Board of Control • Member

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Paul ‘Silky’ Jones

Paul “Silky" Jones is a private man, but in public Paul is a charismatic outgoing person with a huge presence. Paul is an accomplished speaker and can hold an audience with his charm and interesting anecdotes about his boxing career. Paul can converse on most subjects, and with a slight sense of humour and a...

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Richie Woodhall

Richie Woodhall won a bronze medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics at light-middleweight and a gold in the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland before becoming a top-flight professional. Birmingham-born Richie won 26 of 29 professional contests, capturing the Commonwealth and European middleweight championships. The highlight of his career came when he took the world WBC...

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Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson was arguably the most devastating world heavyweight champion of all-time at the peak of his rollercoaster career. He made bigger headlines outside than inside the ring with his often wild and controversial life style. At 20 years and four months Brooklyn-born Mike became the youngest ever heavyweight champion and he was such a...

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