List of British light-heavyweight boxing champions

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List of British light-heavyweight boxing champions is a table showing the boxers who have won the British light-heavyweight championship. The title has been sanctioned by the National Sporting Club since 1891, and later by its replacement British Boxing Board of Control since 1929.

A champion may retire or voluntarily relinquish the title in order to fight for a higher-ranked championship. Where a champion relinquished the title, the date of his final defence is shown with "(rel)" after it. If he did not defend his title, then "(rel)" is shown after the date at which he won the title.

Name Duration of reign Defences
Dennis Haugh 9 June 1913 – 9 March 1914 2
Dick Smith 9 March 1914 – 10 October 1916 2
Harry Reeve 10 October 1916 (rel) 0
Dick Smith 25 February 1918 (rel) 0
Noel "Boy" McCormick 28 April 1919 (rel) 0
Jack Bloomfield 1 May 1922 (rel) 0
Tom Berry 9 March 1925 – 25 April 1927 1
Gipsy Daniels 25 April 1927 (rel) 0
Frank Moody 27 November 1927 – 25 November 1929 1
Harry Crossley 25 November 1929 – 23 November 1932 1
Jack Petersen 23 May 1932 (rel) 0
Len Harvey 13 June 1933 (rel) 0
Eddie Phillips 4 February 1935 – 27 April 1937 1
Jock McAvoy 27 April 1937 – 7 April 1938 1
Len Harvey 7 April 1938 – 20 June 1942 2
Freddie Mills 20 June 1942 (rel) 0
Don Cockell 17 October 1950 – 10 June 1952 2
Randolph Turpin 10 June 1952 (rel) 0
Dennis Powell 26 March 1953 – 26 October 1953 1
Alex Buxton 26 October 1953 – 26 April 1955 2
Randolph Turpin 26 April 1955 (rel) 0
Ron Barton 13 March 1956 (rel) 0
Randolph Turpin 26 November 1956 – 11 June 1957 (rel) 1
Chic Calderwood 28 January 1960 – 7 August 1963 (stripped of title) 2
Chic Calderwood 11 November 1964 (killed in road accident) 0
Young McCormack 19 June 1967 – 13 January 1969 2
Eddie Avoth 13 January 1969 – 24 January 1971 2
Chris Finnegan 24 January 1971 – 22 May 1973 2
John Conteh 22 May 1973 – 21 May 1974 (retired) 1
Johnny Frankham 3 June 1975 – 14 October 1975 1
Chris Finnegan 14 October 1975 (rel) 0
Tim Wood 28 April 1976 – 8 March 1977 1
Bunny Johnson 8 March 1977 – 27 February 1980 (rel) 3
Tom Collins 5 March 1982 – 26 January 1984 3
Dennis Andries 26 January 1984 – 10 September 1986 (rel) 4
Tom Collins 11 March 1987 (rel) 0
Tony Wilson 15 December 1987 – 22 March 1989 3
Tom Collins 22 March 1989 (rel) 0
Steve McCarthy 25 October 1990 (rel) 0
Crawford Ashley 25 August 1991 – 25 April 1992 (rel) 2
Maurice Core 28 September 1992 – 1 December 1993 (rel) 1
Crawford Ashley 14 March 1998 – 13 March 1999 2
Clinton Woods 13 March 1999 (rel) 0
Neil Simpson 22 April 2000 – 8 March 2003 2
Peter Oboh 8 March 2003 – 12 May 2004 (rel) 1
Tony Oakey 18 May 2007 – 13 June 2008 3
Dean Francis 13 June 2008 (rel) 0
Nathan Cleverly 18 July 2009 – 9 October 2009 (rel) 1
Tony Bellew 16 July 2011 – 27 April 2013 (rel) 1
Bob Ajisafe 15 March 2014 0

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