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A closer look at the UK’s 12 world champions

George Gigney lists the UK's current world champions

Kell Brook

The Sheffield star dethroned IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter last year and has since made two successful defences. First of all, he had to recover from a horrific machete attack he was the victim of while on holiday shortly after his world title triumph.

Stoppage wins over Jo Jo Dan and Frankie Gavin on home soil were expected but Brook still looked mightily impressive in doing it. Injuries prevented him from nailing down a big fight to close out the year, but he remains unbeaten and one of the top talents in his division. If he can secure fights with the other titlists at 147lbs, 2016 could be a huge year for him.

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