List of British bantamweight boxing champions

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List of British bantamweight boxing champions is a table showing the boxers who have won the British bantamweight championship. The title has been sanctioned by the National Sporting Club since 1909, and later by its replacement British Boxing Board of Control since 1929.

A champion will often voluntarily relinquish the title in order to fight for a higher-ranked championship, such as the world or European. Where the date on which a champion relinquished the title is unclear, the date of his final defence is shown.

r – Champion relinquished title.
s – Champion stripped of title.

Name Duration of reign Defences
Digger Stanley 17 October 1910 — 2 June 1913 3
Bill Beynon 2 June 1913 — 27 October 1913 1
Digger Stanley 27 October 1913 — 20 April 1914 1
Curley Walker 20 April 1914r 1915 0
Joey Fox 22 November 1915 — 25 June 1917r 1918 2
Tommy Noble 25 November 1918 — 30 June 1919 1
Walter Ross 30 June 1919r 1919 0
Jim Higgins 23 February 1920 — 26 June 1922 3
Tommy Harrison 26 June 1922 — 26 February 1923 1
Harry Lake 26 February 1923 — 26 November 1923 1
Johnny Brown 26 November 1923 — 19 October 1925r 1927 2
Alf Pattenden 4 June 1928 — 16 May 1929 2
Teddy Baldock 16 May 1929rv1931 0
Dick Corbett 21 December 1931 — 10 October 1932 1
Johnny King 10 October 1932 — 12 February 1934 1
Dick Corbett 12 February 1934 — 20 August 1934r 1934 2
Johnny King 20 August 1934 — 10 February 1947 3
Jackie Paterson 10 February 1947 — 24 March 1949 2
Stan Rowan 24 March 1949 (rel Nov 1949) 0
Danny O'Sullivan 13 December 1949 — 9 May 1951 1
Peter Keenan 9 May 1951 — 3 October 1953 3
John Kelly 3 October 1953 — 21 September 1954 1
Peter Keenan 21 September 1954 — 10 January 1959 4
Freddie Gilroy 10 January 1959 — 20 October 1962r 1962 3
Johnny Caldwell 5 March 1962 — 22 March 1965 1
Alan Rudkin 22 March 1965 — 6 September 1966 1
Walter McGowan 6 September 1966 — 13 May 1968 1
Alan Rudkin 13 May 1968 — 25 January 1972r 1972 3
Johnny Clark 20 February 1973 (rel 1974) 0
Dave Needham 10 December 1974 — 20 October 1975 1
Paddy Maguire 20 October 1975 — 29 November 1977 1
Johnny Owen 29 November 1977 — 28 June 1980 (died 1980) 3
John Feeney 22 September 1981 — 25 January 1983 1
Hugh Russell 25 January 1983 — 2 March 1983 1
Dave Larmour 2 March 1983 — 16 November 1983 1
John Feeney 16 November 1983 — 13 June 1985 1
Ray Gilbody 13 June 1985 — 19 February 1987 2
Billy Hardy 19 February 1987 — 29 November 1990r 1991 4
Ronnie Carroll 21 October 1991 — 27 January 1992 1
Joe Kelly 27 January 1992 — 1 June 1992 1
Drew Docherty 1 June 1992 — 13 October 1995r 1997 3
Paul Lloyd 25 October 1997 — 26 September 1998r 1999 1
Noel Wilders 30 October 1999 — 18 January 2000r 2000 1
Ady Lewis 1 April 2000 — 9 September 2000 1
Tommy Waite 9 September 2000 — 9 October 2000 1
Nicky Booth 9 October 2000 — 28 April 2003r 4
Martin Power 20 May 2003 — 30 May 2006r 2007 2
Ian Napa 6 July 2007 — 2 May 2008r 3
Gary Davies 3 April 2009 — 23 October 2009 1
Ian Napa 23 October 2009 — 22 January 2010 1
Jamie McDonnell 22 January 2010r 0
Stuart Hall 4 June 2010 — 3 September 2011 4
Jamie McDonnell 3 September 2011r 0
Lee Haskins 27 April 2013 1

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Maurice Golesworthy, Encyclopaedia of Boxing (Eighth Edition) (1988), Robert Hale Limited, ISBN 0-7090-3323-0