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10 of the best boxers from Leeds – Boxing News


1 Josh Warrington, 31-1-1 (8)

Referred to as “The Leeds Warrior”, Warrington has emerged as one of many world’s finest featherweights lately, twice profitable an IBF belt and beating some good names alongside the best way. Standout wins embody these in opposition to Carl Frampton, Kiko Martinez (twice) and Child Galahad.

2 Henry Wharton, 27-3-1 (20)

Robust and bodily with a depraved left hook, Wharton fought each Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn in world title fights, in addition to Robin Reid, however got here up quick in opposition to all three. He did, nevertheless, win British, Commonwealth and European super-middleweight belts.

3 Crawford Ashley, 33-10-1 (28)

A British light-heavyweight champion, Ashley fought Michael Nunn and Virgil Hill for world titles in 1993 and 1995 respectively however misplaced in opposition to each. He would after these fights once more win the Lonsdale belt and likewise beat Roberto Dominguez to seize the European title in ’97 (a belt he gained a second time the next 12 months).

4 George “Child” Nicholson, 58-41-7 (7)

Over the course of 113 professional fights, Nicholson, a professional from 1919 to 1934, fought most of the finest home featherweights of that period. He misplaced a British title battle in opposition to Alf “Child” Pattenden in 1928, however handed Teddy Baldock his first defeat in ’26.

5 Carl Johanneson, 32-7 (20)

After spending the early a part of his professional profession in America, Johanneson returned to Britain in 2004 and two years later gained the British super-featherweight title, a belt he defended 3 times. He additionally fought for the European title in 2007.

6 Denzil Browne, 22-8-2 (9)

Browne, a cruiserweight all through his profession, was stopped in 11 rounds by Dennis Andries in a British title battle in 1995. He later went on to win the Central Space title twice.

7 Nicola Adams, 5-0-1 (3)

Revered extra for her newbie exploits than what she achieved within the professional sport, Adams did nonetheless win 5 of six fights as a professional and outpointed Isabel Millan in 2018 to assert a fringe WBO flyweight belt.

8 Jack Bateson 17-1 (4)

A brand new inclusion to the checklist, Bateson gained 17 professional fights in a row earlier than being stopped by Shabaz Masoud within the last spherical of his final battle. Beforehand he beat Ramez Mahmood to win the English super-bantamweight title in 2021.

9 Nick Manners, 11-5-1 (10)

Heavy-handed light-heavyweight Manners ended 10 of his 11 professional wins inside the space. He gained the Central Space title in 1997, when beating Paul Mason inside 4 rounds, then stopped Kevin Burton inside a spherical in his first defence.

10 Johnny McGowan, 21-11-1 (13)

McGowan turned professional again in 1946 and gained the Central Space light-heavyweight title in 1951 with a seventh-round retirement stoppage of Jimmy Carroll.


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