List of British welterweight boxing champions

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 (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
Young Joseph 19 October 1908 6 May 1912r[1] 1
Johnny Summers 17 June 1912 9 January 1914 3
Tom McCormick 9 January 1914 21 March 1914 2
Matt Wells 21 March 1914r 0
Johnny Basham 14 December 1914 9 June 1920 4
Ted "Kid" Lewis 9 June 1920 26 November 1924 3
Tommy Milligan 26 November 1924r 0
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 1933r 3
Harry Mason 11 June 1934 17 December 1934 1
Pat Butler 17 December 1934r 0
Dave McCleave 23 April 1936 2 June 1936 1
Jake Kilrain 2 June 1936 23 March 1939 2
Ernie Roderick 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 1952r 0
Wally Thom 24 September 1953 5 June 1956 2
Peter Waterman 5 June 1956 17 December 1956r 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 1965r 6
Johnny Cooke 13 February 1967 20 February 1968 2
Ralph Charles 20 February 1968 7 December 1971r 2
Bobby Arthur 31 October 1972 5 June 1973 1
John H Stracey 5 June 1973r 0
Pat Thomas 15 December 1975 7 December 1976 2
Henry Rhiney 7 December 1976 4 April 1979 2
Kirkland Laing 4 April 1979 1 April 1980 1
Colin Jones 1 April 1980 28 April 1981r 2
Lloyd Honeyghan 5 April 1983 6 December 1983r 1
Kostas Petrou 13 April 1985 18 September 1985 1
Sylvester Mittee 18 September 1985 27 November 1985 1
Lloyd Honeyghan 27 November 1985r 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 1992r 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 1998r 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 2003r 3
David Barnes 17 July 2003 12 November 2004r 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 2008r 1
Kell Brook 14 June 2008 18 September 2010r 4
Craig Watson 19 February 2011 16 April 2011 0
Lee Purdy 16 April 2011 16 July 2011 1
Colin Lynes 9 November 2011 12 May 2012 0
Junior Witter 12 May 2012 1 November 2012 0
Frankie Gavin 1 November 2012 29 November 2014r 4
Sam Eggington 18 July 2015 5 March 2016 1
Bradley Skeete 5 March 2016 8 July 2017r 3
Johnny Garton 20 October 2018 8 March 2019 0
Chris Jenkins 8 March 2019 present 2

See also

References

  1. "Young Joseph Resigns the Lonsdale Belt". Hull Daily Mail. 7 May 1912. Retrieved 31 January 2015 via British Newspaper Archive.

Sources

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