Percy Frank Goddard (27 November 1891- 8 December 1957) was a British boxer who became the heavyweight boxing champion in 1923. Goddard's career begin in 1914 and it soon became apparent that he was one of the best boxers in the UK. He became the British heavyweight boxing champion on 26 May 1919 having beaten Jack Curphey for the vacant British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) British heavyweight title. Goddard lost the British heavyweight championship on 17 June 1919 to Joe Beckett.
Goddard won back the title on 21 November 1923, beating Jack Bloomfield to win the vacant BBBofC British heavyweight title. On 29 May 1924, Goddard made a successful defence of the title against Jack Stanley at the Royal Albert Hall. He fought his last fight against Phil Scott on 18 March 1926, losing his title and ending his career. After his retirement he lived in The Cross Inn, Great Bromley, Essex. It was detailed on his death certificate that he was "formerly a publican".
Frederick Percival Mills was an English boxer, and the world light heavyweight champion from 1948 to 1950. Mills was 5 feet 10+1⁄2 inches (179 cm) tall and did not have a sophisticated boxing style; he relied on two-fisted aggression, relentless pressure, and the ability to take punishment to carry him through, and in more cases than not these attributes were sufficient.
Joseph Patrick Bamford, better known by his ring name Jock McAvoy, was a British boxer who fought from 1927 to 1945. He held the British Empire Middleweight Championship from 1933 to 1939, and took the British Empire Light Heavyweight Title in April 1937 by knocking out Eddie Phillips.
The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) is the governing body of professional boxing in the United Kingdom.
William Thomas Wells, better known as Bombardier Billy Wells, was an English heavyweight boxer. Fighting under the name "Bombardier Billy Wells", he was British and British Empire Champion from 1911 until 1919, defending his title fourteen times. In 1911 he became the first Heavyweight to win the Lonsdale Belt, which had been introduced for British champions at all weights in 1909.
Professional boxing, or prizefighting, is regulated, sanctioned boxing. Professional boxing bouts are fought for a purse that is divided between the boxers as determined by contract. Most professional bouts are supervised by a regulatory authority to guarantee the fighters' safety. Most high-profile bouts obtain the endorsement of a sanctioning body, which awards championship belts, establishes rules, and assigns its own judges and referees.
Jack Bloomfield was an English light heavyweight professional boxer, whose birth name was Sol Blumenfeld, and who was also known as "Basking" Jack Bloomfield during his career. He took part in the first ever boxing event to be held at Wembley Stadium. He lived in Islington, London.
Johnny Summers was an English boxer who competed from 1901 to 1920. He was a British and British Empire (Commonwealth) welterweight champion.
Lee Swaby is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1997 to 2010. He challenged twice for the British cruiserweight title in 2004 and 2006, and once for the Commonwealth cruiserweight title in 2004. He holds a notable win over future world cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli.
John Watson is a British lightweight boxer, based in Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom. He has fought for the British lightweight title on two occasions, losing to Gavin Rees and Anthony Crolla.
Ali Forbes is British former boxer who was British super middleweight champion in 1995 and fought for the World Boxing Federation light heavyweight world title in 2000.
Joseph Beckett, also known by the nickname of "Joe", born in Wickham, Hampshire was an English professional light heavy/cruiser/heavyweight boxer of the 1910s and early 1920s, who won the National Sporting Club (NSC) British heavyweight title, and British Empire heavyweight title, and challenged for the NSC British Light heavyweight title, and European Boxing Union (EBU) heavyweight title.
Philip Scott Suffling, born in Paddington, London, was an English professional heavyweight boxer of the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s, who won the National Sporting Club (NSC) British heavyweight title, British Empire heavyweight title, and European Boxing Union (EBU) heavyweight title, his professional fighting weight varied from 195.25 lb to 218 lb.
Boxing in Liverpool, United Kingdom includes approximately 22 amateur boxing clubs which have produced notable boxers such as John Conteh, Andy Holligan, Tony Bellew, David Price, and Callum Smith.
Frank "Golden Boy" Johnson born in Manchester was an English professional feather/light/welter/middleweight boxer of the 1940s and 1950s who won the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) Central Area lightweight title, BBBofC British lightweight title, and British Empire lightweight title, and was a challenger for the British Empire lightweight title against Pat Ford, and BBBofC British welterweight title against Peter Waterman his professional fighting weight varied from 124 lb, i.e. featherweight to 149 lb, i.e. middleweight. Frank Johnson was trained and managed by Jack Bates, and promoted by Jack Solomons.
Crawford "Chilling" Ashley (born Gary Crawford, 20 May 1964 in Leeds is an English professional super middle/light heavy/cruiser/heavyweight boxer of the 1980s, '90s and 2000s, who won the British Boxing Board of Control Central Area light heavyweight title, BBBofC British light heavyweight title, European Boxing Union light heavyweight title, and Commonwealth light heavyweight title, drew with Yawe Davis for the vacant European Boxing Union light heavyweight title, and was a challenger for the European Boxing Union light heavyweight title against Graciano Rocchigiani, World Boxing Association World super middleweight title against Michael Nunn, World Boxing Association World light heavyweight title against Virgil Hill, and World Boxing Union cruiserweight title against Sebastiaan Rothmann, his professional fighting weight varied from 163 lb, i.e. super middleweight to 211 lb, i.e. heavyweight.
Richard Smith was a British light heavyweight and heavyweight boxer who was British light heavyweight champion between 1914 and 1916 and again in 1918. He fought under the name Dick Smith.
Noel Hugh "Boy" McCormick was a British boxer who won the British light heavyweight title in 1919, holding the title until 1922.
Tom Collins is British former boxer who held the British and European light heavyweight titles and fought for three world titles.
Steve McCarthy was a British former boxer who had been British light heavyweight champion in 1990.
Tim Wood was a British boxer who was British light heavyweight champion between 1976 and 1977.