List of British heavyweight boxing champions

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List of British heavyweight boxing champions is a table showing the boxers who have won the British heavyweight championship, which has been sanctioned by the National Sporting Club since 1891, and the 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
Jack Palmer 18 December 1905 – 29 October 1906 1
Gunner Moir 29 October 1906 – 19 April 1909 2
William Hague 19 April 1909 – 24 April 1911 3
Bombardier Billy Wells 24 April 1911 – 27 February 1919 14
Joe Beckett 27 February 1919s 0
Frank Goddard 26 May 1919 – 17 June 1919 1
Joe Beckett 17 June 1919 – 14 May 1923r 4
Frank Goddard 21 November 1923 – 18 March 1926 2
Phil Scott 18 March 1926 – 30 April 1926r 1
Reggie Meen 16 November 1931 – 12 July 1932 1
Jack Petersen 12 July 1932 – 30 November 1933 3
Len Harvey 30 November 1933 – 4 June 1934 1
Jack Petersen 4 June 1934 – 17 August 1936 4
Ben Foord 17 August 1936 – 15 March 1937 1
Tommy Farr 15 March 1937r 0
Len Harvey 1 December 1938r 0
Jack London 15 September 1944 – 17 July 1945 1
Bruce Woodcock 17 July 1945 – 14 November 1950 2
Jack Gardner 14 November 1950 – 11 March 1952 1
Johnny Williams 11 March 1952 – 12 May 1953 1
Don Cockell 12 May 1953r 0
Joe Erskine 27 August 1956 – 3 June 1958 2
Brian London 3 June 1958 – 12 January 1959 1
Henry Cooper 12 January 1959 – 7 November 1967r 8
Jack Bodell 13 October 1969 – 24 March 1970 1
Henry Cooper 24 March 1970 – 16 March 1971 1
Joe Bugner 16 March 1971 – 27 September 1971 1
Jack Bodell 27 September 1971 – 27 June 1972 1
Danny McAlinden 27 June 1972 – 13 January 1975 1
Bunny Johnson 13 January 1975 – 30 September 1975 1
Richard Dunn 30 September 1975 – 12 October 1976 2
Joe Bugner 12 October 1976r 0
John L. Gardner 24 October 1978 – 26 June 1979r 1
Gordon Ferris 30 March 1981 – 12 October 1981 1
Neville Meade 12 October 1981 – 22 September 1983 1
David Pearce 22 September 1983r 0
Hughroy Currie 18 September 1985 – 12 April 1986 1
Horace Notice 12 April 1986 – 9 March 1988r 3
Gary Mason 18 January 1989 – 6 March 1991 2
Lennox Lewis 6 March 1991 – 30 April 1992r 2
Herbie Hide 27 February 1993r 0
James Oyebola 19 November 1994 – 27 October 1995 1
Scott Welch 27 October 1995r 0
Julius Francis 27 September 1997 – 13 March 2000 4
Michael Holden 13 March 2000r 0
Danny Williams 21 October 2000 – 24 January 2004 5
Michael Sprott 24 January 2004 – 24 April 2004 1
Matt Skelton 24 April 2004 – 10 December 2005r 3
Scott Gammer 16 June 2006 – 2 March 2007 2
Danny Williams 2 March 2007 – 15 May 2010 3
Dereck Chisora 15 May 2010 – 23 July 2011 1
Tyson Fury 23 July 2011 – 8 February 2012r 0
David Price 19 May 2012 – 5 December 2013r 0

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