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A closer look at the UK’s 12 world champions

George Gigney lists the UK's current world champions

Billy Joe Saunders

In the sport’s first ever world title fight between two men from traveller communities, Saunders outpointed Ireland’s Andy Lee to take his WBO world middleweight title. On the night, Billy Joe dropped the champion twice and outfoxed him over 12 rounds. He earned his title shot the hard way, winning British, Commonwealth and European titles along the way.

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