List of British featherweight boxing champions

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

A champion may retire or voluntarily relinquish the title in order to fight for a higher-ranked championship. Where the date on which a champion relinquished the title is unclear, the date of the last BBBoC sanctioned fight is shown.

r–Champion relinquished title.

s–Champion stripped of title.

Name Duration of reign Defences
Johnny Summers 1 October 1906 – 17 December 1906 0
Spike Robson 17 December 1906r 0
Jim Driscoll 3 June 1907 – February 1913r 4
Ted "Kid" Lewis 6 October 1913r 0
Llew Edwards 31 May 1915r 0
Charlie Hardcastle 4 June 1917 – 5 November 1917 1
Tancy Lee 5 November 1917 – 24 February 1919r 2
Mike Honeyman 26 January 1920 – 31 October 1921 2
Joe Fox 31 October 1921r 0
George McKenzie 2 June 1924 – 30 March 1925 2
Johnny Curley 30 March 1925 – 24 January 1927 3
Johnny Cuthbert 24 January 1927 – 12 March 1928 1
Harry Corbett 12 March 1928 – 18 March 1929 1
Johnny Cuthbert 18 March 1929 – 1 October 1931 4
Nel Tarleton 1 October 1931 – 10 November 1932 1
Tommy Watson 10 November 1932 – 26 July 1934 2
Nel Tarleton 26 July 1934 – 24 September 1936 3
Johnny McGrory 24 September 1936r 0
Jim "Spider" Kelly 23 November 1938 – 28 June 1939 1
Nipper Johnny Cusick 28 June 1939 – 1 February 1940 1
Nel Tarleton 1 February 1940 – 23 February 1945r 1
Al Phillips 18 March 1947 – 11 September 1947 2
Ronnie Clayton 11 September 1947 – 1 June 1954 6
Sammy McCarthy 1 June 1954 – 22 January 1955 1
Billy Kelly 22 January 1955 – 24 February 1956 1
Charlie Hill 24 February 1956 – 13 April 1959 3
Bobby Neill 13 April 1959 – 27 September 1960 1
Terry Spinks 27 September 1960 – 2 May 1961 2
Howard Winstone 2 May 1961 – 7 December 1966r 6
Jimmy Revie 24 March 1969 – 5 July 1971 2
Evan Armstrong 5 July 1971 – 25 September 1972 2
Tommy Glencross 25 September 1972 – 17 September 1973 1
Evan Armstrong 17 September 1973 – February 1975r 1
Vernon Sollas 25 March 1975 – 15 March 1977 1
Alan Richardson 15 March 1977 – 20 April 1978 2
Dave Needham 20 April 1978 – 6 November 1979 2
Pat Cowdell 6 November 1979 – April 1982r 2
Steve Sims 20 September 1982 – January 1983r 0
Barry McGuigan 12 April 1983 – 19 December 1984r 1
Robert Dickie 9 April 1986 – 29 October 1986r 2
Peter Harris 24 February 1988 – 18 May 1988r 1
Paul Hodkinson 18 May 1988 – 6 September 1989r 2
Sean Murphy 22 May 1990 – 5 March 1991r 2
Gary De Roux 5 March 1991 – 22 May 1991 1
Colin McMillan 22 May 1991 – 29 October 1991r 2
John Davison 10 September 1992r 0
Sean Murphy 27 June 1993r 0
Duke McKenzie 18 December 1993r 0
Billy Hardy 24 May 1994r 0
Mike Deveney 23 January 1995 – 20 September 1995 1
Jon Jo Irwin 20 September 1995 – 14 May 1996 2
Colin McMillan 14 May 1996 – 11 January 1997 1
Paul Ingle 11 January 1997 – 11 October 1997r 2
Jon Jo Irwin 9 May 1998 – 13 February 1999 1
Scott Harrison 24 March 2001 – 17 November 2001r 2
Jamie McKeever 8 February 2003 – 17 May 2003 1
Roy Rutherford 17 May 2003 – 22 November 2003 1
Dazzo Williams 22 November 2003 – 16 June 2005 4
Nicky Cook 16 June 2005r 0
Andy Morris 5 November 2005 – 9 December 2006 2
John Simpson 9 December 2006 – 6 June 2008 2
Paul Appleby 6 June 2008 – 25 April 2009 2
Martin Lindsay 25 April 2009 – 15 December 2010 1
John Simpson 15 December 2010 – 27 April 2011 1
Stephen Smith 27 April 2011 – 17 September 2011 1
Lee Selby 17 September 2011 – 1 February 2014r 4
Josh Warrington 21 May 2014r 0
Ryan Walsh 26 September 2015 – present 6

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

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