Opinion

The 10 best Liverpool boxers of all time

This great fight city has produced many notable performers, writes Daniel Herbert

1. JOHN CONTEH

One of Britain’s classiest post-World War II operators, Kirkby’s Conteh held the WBC light-heavyweight title from 1974-77, losing it not in the ring but due to promotional disputes outside it. Once he realised he wouldn’t grow into a heavyweight, the former two-weight ABA champion concentrated on the 175lbs division, where he could best use his smooth boxing skills and hurtful dig.

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