3. ERNIE RODERICK
This intelligent boxer was British welterweight champ for nearly a decade (1939-48), also holding the middleweight crown from 1945-46. Lost his only world title crack, but can be excused that as it came against a peak Henry Armstrong in May 1939 – and Ernie lasted the 15-round distance. Ended with a 112-24-4 (45) record.