Feature | Nov 23 2019

The first 10 Brits to hold world super-middleweight titles

Looking back at Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders’ predecessors
Joe Calzaghe
Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

BRITISH boxing has enjoyed a long and illustrious association with the super-middleweight division. This is exemplified by the fact that Britain currently boasts two world champions at 168lbs in Callum Smith (WBA) and Billy Joe Saunders (WBO) – the country’s 11th and 12th world super-middleweight titlists respectively.

Here, we look back at the first 10 Brits to have held one or more of the four major world titles in the weight class.

NB. Only full WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO championships count.

 

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