September 3, 2016
September 3, 2016
overseas boxers in the UK

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  1. Gerald McClellan

His second fight in the UK ended in tragic circumstances, but McClellan’s British debut was an emphatic one-round blowout of John Mugabi.

  1. Marco Antonio Barrera

Barrera was a shell of his former self when he face Amir Khan, but prior to that he beat Paul Lloyd while back in his pomp.

  1. Mike Tyson

Though past his best, Tyson stopped traffic and drew enormous crowds when he visited the UK to smash Julius Francis.

  1. Vitali Klitschko

In the same venue, Wlad’s older brother claimed the WBO heavyweight crown by destroying Herbie Hide in two rounds.

  1. Wladimir Klitschko

Before he conquered the heavyweight division, Klitschko stopped Monte Barrett in seven rounds in London.

  1. Sergey Kovalev

Much like Crawford, Kovalev was not much of a known quantity when he wrecked WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly in Wales.

  1. Mikkel Kessler

Though the great Dane never won on these shores, he was involved in some hugely enjoyable and memorable nights against Carl Froch and Joe Calzaghe.

  1. Ronald ‘Winky’ Wright

Wright dazzled in three consecutive UK outings, retaining his WBO super-welterweight title in all three.

  1. Terence Crawford

Before the world opened its eyes to the Omaha native’s brilliance, Crawford upset a Glasgow crowd by outpointing Ricky Burns.

  1. Kostya Tszyu

Tszyu was at the height of his powers and considered one of the top fighters in the world when Ricky Hatton emphatically dethroned him in Manchester.