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The 10 greatest featherweights of all time

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This week Tony Connolly asks Birmingham Mail boxing journalistic legend Mike Lockley to name the finest featherweights to ever lace them up

THEY may have weighed only nine stone or 126lbs, but the featherweights have established themselves as some of the very best in the business – and there’s a Brummie in Mike Lockley’s list of the greatest of all time.

Drunks, psychopaths and downright dirty fighters, the featherweights represent the good, bad and ugly of professional pugilism.

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