List of British welterweight boxing champions

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List of British welterweight boxing champions is a table showing the boxers who have won the British welterweight 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 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
Young Joseph 19 October 1908 — 23 January 1911 2
Arthur Evernden 23 January 1911 — 17 June 1912 1
Johnny Summers 17 June 1912 — 9 January 1914 3
Tom McCormick 9 January 1914 — 21 March 1914 2
Matt Wells 21 March 1914 (rel) 0
Johnny Basham 14 December 1914 — 9 June 1920 4
Ted "Kid" Lewis 9 June 1920 — 26 November 1924 3
Tommy Milligan 26 November 1924 (rel) 0
Hamilton Johnny Brown 8 October 1925 — 19 November 1925 1
Harry Mason 19 November 1925 — 31 May 1926 2
Jack Hood 31 May 1926 — 13 March 1933 (rel) 3
Harry Mason 11 June 1934 — 17 December 1934 1
Pat Butler 17 December 1934 (rel) 0
Dave McCleave 23 April 1936 — 2 June 1936 1
Jake Kilrain 2 June 1936 — 23 March 1939 2
Ernie Rodderick 23 March 1939 — 8 November 1948 5
Henry Hall 8 November 1948 — 15 November 1949 1
Eddie Thomas 15 November 1949 — 16 October 1951 2
Wally Thom 16 October 1951 — 24 July 1952 1
Cliff Curvis 24 July 1952 (rel) 0
Wally Thom 24 September 1953 — 5 June 1956 2
Peter Waterman 5 June 1956 — 17 December 1956 (rel) 1
Tommy Molloy 15 July 1958 — 1 February 1960 2
Wally Swift 1 February 1960 — 21 November 1960 1
Brian Curvis 21 November 1960 — 25 November 1965 (rel) 6
Johnny Cooke 13 February 1967 — 20 February 1968 2
Ralph Charles 20 February 1968 — 7 December 1971 (rel) 2
Bobby Arthur 31 October 1972 — 5 June 1973 1
John H Stracey 5 June 1973 (rel) 0
Pat Thomas 15 December 1975 — 7 December 1976 2
Henry Rhiney 7 December 1976 — 4 April 1979 2
Kirkland Lang 4 April 1979 — 1 April 1980 1
Colin Jones 1 April 1980 — 28 April 1981 (rel) 2
Lloyd Honeyghan 5 April 1983 — 6 December 1983 (rel) 1
Kostas Petrou 13 April 1985 — 18 September 1985 1
Sylvester Mittee 18 September 1985 — 27 November 1985 1
Lloyd Honeyghan 27 November 1985 (rel) 0
Kirkland Laing 14 March 1987 — 16 January 1991 4
Del Bryan 16 January 1991 — 20 February 1992 2
Gary Jacobs 20 February 1992 — 9 July 1992 (rel) 1
Del Bryan 22 September 1993 — 15 September 1995 4
Chris Saunders 15 September 1995 — 13 February 1996 1
Kevin Lueshing 13 February 1996 — 19 July 1997 1
Geoff McCreesh 19 July 1997 — 31 October 1998 (rel) 3
Derek Roche 10 April 1999 — 27 March 2000 3
Harry Dhami 27 March 2000 — 19 November 2001 3
Neil Sinclair 19 November 2001 — 1 February 2003 (rel) 3
David Barnes 17 July 2003 — 12 November 2004 (rel) 3
Michael Jennings 16 July 2005 — 28 January 2006 2
Young Mutley 28 January 2006 — 1 June 2006 1
Kevin Anderson 1 June 2006 — 2 November 2007 3
Kevin McIntyre 2 November 2007 — 29 February 2008 (rel) 1
Kell Brook 14 June 2008 — present 3

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

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