Ten notable current British pro boxers aged 35 and over
- RICKY BURNS (37)
Technically talented and as tough as nails, popular Coatbridge warrior Burns has claimed versions of the world title at three different weights – from super-featherweight through to super-lightweight.
- MARTIN MURRAY (38)
Another gritty fighter with sound technical skills, St Helens’ Murray has fought for world honours on five separate occasions – three times at middleweight and twice at super-middleweight.
- DERECK CHISORA (36)
One of British boxing’s most colourful and controversial characters, unpredictable Finchley heavyweight Chisora is an ex-WBC title challenger and long-time contender on the world scene.
- JOE JOYCE (35)
The man of the moment and reigning British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight king, Putney’s Joyce is coming off a stunning knockout victory over the previously unbeaten Daniel Dubois.
- STEPHEN SMITH (35)
A former two-weight British titlist and IBF super-featherweight title contestant, Liverpool’s “Swifty” – one of the famous fighting Smith brothers – has mixed with some noteworthy names.
- DAVID PRICE (37)
A huge hitter but vulnerable defensively, giant Liverpudlian Price has provided excitement aplenty over the years. The affable hulk is a past British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion.
- BRIAN ROSE (35)
Boasting fine fundamentals and an abundance of heart, Blackpool’s Rose won the coveted Lonsdale Belt outright at super-welterweight, before later challenging for the WBO championship.
- ASHLEY THEOPHANE (40)
Paddington’s globetrotting Theophane has never been afraid to fight on the road. A previous WBA super-lightweight title challenger, he has shared a ring with the likes of Danny Garcia and Adrien Broner.
- CALLUM JOHNSON (35)
Hailing from Boston in Lincolnshire, the heavy-handed Johnson powered his way to British and Commonwealth light-heavyweight belts, prior to giving fearsome IBF ruler Artur Beterbiev a scare.
- BOB AJISAFE (35)
Always an awkward and dangerous opponent, Leeds’ tricky Ajisafe has formerly held British and Commonwealth straps in the light-heavyweight division.
Ashley Theophane was defeated in his farewell fight by Sam Eggington. Read more here