History | Jun 28 2019

Ken Buchanan is the greatest British boxer of all-time

On Ken Buchanan's birthday, Mickey Vann names the lightweight great ahead of Lennox Lewis as the best British fighter in history
Ken Buchanan

AFTER my successful blogs educating you all about the all-time greatest fighter, this week it’s the turn of Britain’s all-time greatest ever fighter. I believe that man to be Scottish legend, Ken Buchanan.

As I said last week, it’s not about yesterday’s fighters beating today’s, or vice-versa, it’s about what they did in their era against the best that were around and Ken – I believe – outshone everyone.

I considered many greats including John Conteh, Randolph Turpin, Ted Kid Lewis, Jack Kid Berg, Carl Froch, Joe Calzaghe, Howard Winstone, Jimmy Wilde and even Lennox Lewis, but none measured up to Buchanan as my all-time greatest British fighter.