2018 Ryder Cup

Ryder CupThe 2018 Ryder Cup will be on the Albatros Course at Le Golf National in Guyancourt (27 km south-west of Paris), France, from 28 to 30 September 2018. The current holders are the United States who won in 2016 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, by a score of 17 to 11.

The Ryder Cup is a biennial men’s golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States. The competition is contested every two years with the venue alternating between courses in the United States and Europe.

Why is it called the Ryder Cup?

The Ryder Cup is named after the English businessman Samuel Ryder who donated the trophy.

The event is jointly administered by the PGA of America and Ryder Cup Europe, the latter a joint venture of the PGA European Tour (60%), the PGA of Great Britain and Ireland (20%), and the PGA of Europe (20%).

Originally contested between Great Britain and the United States, the first official Ryder Cup took place in 1927 at Worcester Country Club, in Massachusetts, US. The home team won the first five contests, but with the competition’s resumption after the Second World War, repeated American dominance eventually led to a decision to extend the representation of “Great Britain and Ireland” to include continental Europe from 1979. The inclusion of continental European golfers was partly prompted by the success of a new generation of Spanish golfers, led by Seve Ballesteros and Antonio Garrido. In 1973 the official title of the British Team had been changed from “Great Britain” to “Great Britain and Ireland”, but this was simply a change of name to reflect the fact that golfers from the Republic of Ireland had been playing in the Great Britain Ryder Cup team since 1953, while Northern Irish players had competed since 1947.

Since 1979, Europe has won ten times outright and retained the Cup once in a tied match, with eight American wins over this period. In addition to players from Great Britain and Ireland, the European team has included players from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden. The Ryder Cup, and its counterpart the Presidents Cup, remain exceptions within the world of professional sports because the players receive no prize money despite the contests being high-profile events that bring in large amounts of money in television and sponsorship revenue.

Who came up with the concept of a Ryder Cup style tournament?

On 27 September 1920 Golf Illustrated wrote a letter to the Professional Golfers’ Association of America with a suggestion that a team of 12 to 20 American professionals be chosen to play in the 1921 British Open, to be financed by popular subscription. At that time no American golfer had won the British Open. The idea was that of James D. Harnett, who worked for the magazine. The PGA of America made a positive reply and the idea was announced in the November 1920 issue. The fund was called the British Open Championship Fund. By the next spring the idea had been firmed-up. A team of 12 would be chosen, who would sail in time to play in a warm-up tournament at Gleneagles (the Glasgow Herald 1000 Guinea Tournament) prior to the British Open at St. Andrews, two weeks later. The team of 12 was chosen by PGA President George Sargent and PGA Secretary Alec Pirie, with the assistance of USGA Vice-President Robert Gardner. A team of 11 sailed from New York on the RMS Aquitania on 24 May 1921 together with James Harnett, Harry Hampton deciding at the last minute that he could not travel.

It was common at this time for a small number of professionals to travel to compete in each other’s national championship. In 1926, a larger than usual contingent of American professionals were travelling to Britain to compete in the Open Championship, two weeks before their own Championship. In February it was announced that Walter Hagen would select a team of four American professionals (including himself) to play four British professionals in a match before the Open Championship. The match would be a stroke play competition with each playing the four opposing golfers over 18 holes. In mid-April it was announced that “A golf enthusiast, who name has not yet been made public” was ready to donate a cup for an annual competition. Later in April it was announced that Samuel Ryder would be presenting a trophy “for annual competition between British and American professionals.” with the first match to be played on 4 and 5 June “but the details are not yet decided”, and then in May it was announced that the match would be a match-play competition, 8-a-side, foursomes on the first day, singles on the second. Eventually, at Hagen’s request, 10 players competed for each team. Samuel Ryder (together with his brother James) had sponsored a number of British professional events starting in 1923.

The match resulted in 13–1 victory for the British team (1 match was halved). The American point was won by Bill Mehlhorn with Emmet French being all square. Medals were presented to the players by the American ambassador Alanson B. Houghton.

Ryder Cup matches

Year Winners Score Runners-up Host country Venue GBI captain United States captain
1927  United States 9½–2½  Great Britain United States Worcester Country Club, Massachusetts Jersey Ted Ray Walter Hagen
1929  Great Britain 7–5  United States England Moortown Golf Club, Yorkshire Scotland George Duncan Walter Hagen
1931  United States 9–3  Great Britain United States Scioto Country Club, Columbus, Ohio England Charles Whitcombe Walter Hagen
1933  Great Britain 6½–5½  United States England Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club, Lancashire England John Henry Taylor Walter Hagen
1935  United States 9–3  Great Britain United States Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, New Jersey England Charles Whitcombe Walter Hagen
1937  United States 8–4  Great Britain England Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club, Lancashire England Charles Whitcombe Walter Hagen
1947  United States 11–1  Great Britain United States Portland Golf Club, Portland, Oregon England Henry Cotton Ben Hogan
1949  United States 7–5  Great Britain England Ganton Golf Club, Scarborough, Yorkshire England Charles Whitcombe Ben Hogan
1951  United States 9½–2½  Great Britain United States Pinehurst Resort Course No. 2, North Carolina England Arthur Lacey Sam Snead
1953  United States 6½–5½  Great Britain England Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey England Henry Cotton Lloyd Mangrum
1955  United States 8–4  Great Britain United States Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage, California Wales Dai Rees Chick Harbert
1957  Great Britain 7½–4½  United States England Lindrick Golf Club, West Riding of Yorkshire Wales Dai Rees Jack Burke, Jr.
1959  United States 8½–3½  Great Britain United States Eldorado Golf Club, Indian Wells, California Wales Dai Rees Sam Snead
1961  United States 14½–9½  Great Britain England Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire Wales Dai Rees Jerry Barber
1963  United States 23–9  Great Britain United States Atlanta Athletic Club, Atlanta, Georgia Scotland John Fallon Arnold Palmer
1965  United States 19½–12½  Great Britain England Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, Lancashire England Harry Weetman Byron Nelson
1967  United States 23½–8½  Great Britain United States Champions Golf Club, Houston, Texas Wales Dai Rees Ben Hogan
1969  United States 16–16Match was tied  Great Britain England Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Southport, Lancashire Scotland Eric Brown Sam Snead
1971  United States 18½–13½  Great Britain United States Old Warson Country Club, St. Louis, Missouri Scotland Eric Brown Jay Hebert
1973  United States 19–13 United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Great Britain & Ireland Scotland Muirfield, Gullane, East Lothian England Bernard Hunt Jack Burke, Jr.
1975  United States 21–11 United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Great Britain & Ireland United States Laurel Valley Golf Club, Ligonier, Pennsylvania England Bernard Hunt Arnold Palmer
1977  United States 12½–7½ United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Great Britain & Ireland England Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire Wales Brian Huggett Dow Finsterwald


United States vs Europe (1979–present)

 

Ryder Cup matches
Year Winners Score Runners-up Host country Venue Europe captain United States captain
1979  United States 17–11  Europe United States The Greenbrier, The Greenbrier Course, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia England John Jacobs Billy Casper
1981  United States 18½–9½  Europe England Walton Heath Golf Club, Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey England John Jacobs Dave Marr
1983  United States 14½–13½  Europe United States PGA National Golf Club, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida England Tony Jacklin Jack Nicklaus
1985  Europe 16½–11½  United States England The Belfry, Brabazon Course, Wishaw, Warwickshire England Tony Jacklin Lee Trevino
1987  Europe 15–13  United States United States Muirfield Village, Dublin, Ohio England Tony Jacklin Jack Nicklaus
1989  Europe 14–14Match was tied  United States England The Belfry, Brabazon Course, Wishaw, Warwickshire England Tony Jacklin Raymond Floyd
1991  United States 14½–13½  Europe United States Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, South Carolina Scotland Bernard Gallacher Dave Stockton
1993  United States 15–13  Europe England The Belfry, Brabazon Course, Wishaw, Warwickshire Scotland Bernard Gallacher Tom Watson
1995  Europe 14½–13½  United States United States Oak Hill Country Club, East Course, Rochester, New York Scotland Bernard Gallacher Lanny Wadkins
1997  Europe 14½–13½  United States Spain Valderrama Golf Club, Sotogrande, Andalusia Spain Seve Ballesteros Tom Kite
1999  United States 14½–13½  Europe United States The Country Club, Composite Course, Brookline, Massachusetts England Mark James Ben Crenshaw
2002  Europe 15½–12½  United States England The Belfry, Brabazon Course, Wishaw, Warwickshire Scotland Sam Torrance Curtis Strange
2004  Europe 18½–9½  United States United States Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Germany Bernhard Langer Hal Sutton
2006  Europe 18½–9½  United States Republic of Ireland K Club, Palmer Course, Straffan, County Kildare Wales Ian Woosnam Tom Lehman
2008  United States 16½–11½  Europe United States Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Kentucky England Nick Faldo Paul Azinger
2010  Europe 14½–13½  United States Wales Celtic Manor Resort, Twenty Ten Course, Newport Scotland Colin Montgomerie Corey Pavin
2012  Europe 14½–13½  United States United States Medinah Country Club, Course 3, Medinah, Illinois Spain José María Olazábal Davis Love III
2014  Europe 16½–11½  United States Scotland Gleneagles, PGA Centenary Course, Perth & Kinross Republic of Ireland Paul McGinley Tom Watson
2016  United States 17–11  Europe United States Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minnesota Northern Ireland Darren Clarke Davis Love III
2018 France Le Golf National, Albatros Course, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Denmark Thomas Bjørn Jim Furyk

 

Youngest players

  1. Sergio García 19 years, 258 days
  2. Nick Faldo 20 years, 59 days
  3. Paul Way 20 years, 216 days
  4. Bernard Gallacher 20 years, 221 days
  5. Ken Brown 20 years, 249 days
  6. Horton Smith 20 years, 339 days
  7. Jordan Spieth 21 years, 61 days
  8. Tiger Woods 21 years, 270 days

Oldest players

 

  1. Raymond Floyd 51 years, 20 days
  2. Jay Haas 50 years, 290 days
  3. Ted Ray 50 years, 67 days
  4. Christy O’Connor, Snr 48 years, 273 days
  5. Dai Rees 48 years, 196 days
  6. Phil Mickelson 48 years, 104 days
  7. Fred Funk 48 years, 95 days
  8. George Duncan 47 years, 283 days

Ryder Cup Yardages

2012 7,657

2014 7,262

2016 7,628

2018 7,331

USYK VS. BELLEW TICKETS ON SALE TODAY

Bellew vs Usyk Tickets

Tickets for November 10’s historic Cruiserweight World title showdown between Oleksandr Usyk and Tony Bellew at Manchester Arena go on General Sale today (September 24) at midday.

Tickets are priced £40, £60, £80, £100, £150, £200, £300, £500 and £800 VIP and can be purchased from www.stubhub.co.uk, www.manchester-arena.com and www.matchroomboxing.com.

Usyk defends his WBC, IBF, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine belts against Bellew in Britain’s first ever undisputed title fight. The pair will face the media at a press conference in Manchester today at 1.00pm.

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2018 Formula One World Championship

Round Grand Prix Circuit Date
1 Australian Grand Prix Australia Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne 25 March
2 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir 8 April
3 Chinese Grand Prix China Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai 15 April
4 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit, Baku 29 April
5 Spanish Grand Prix Spain Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló 13 May
6 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 27 May
7 Canadian Grand Prix Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal 10 June
8 French Grand Prix France Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet 24 June
9 Austrian Grand Prix Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 1 July
10 British Grand Prix United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone 8 July
11 German Grand Prix Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim 22 July
12 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungary Hungaroring, Mogyoród 29 July
13 Belgian Grand Prix Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot 26 August
14 Italian Grand Prix Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza 2 September
15 Singapore Grand Prix Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore 16 September
16 Russian Grand Prix Russia Sochi Autodrom, Sochi 30 September
17 Japanese Grand Prix Japan Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka 7 October
18 United States Grand Prix United States Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas 21 October
19 Mexican Grand Prix Mexico Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City 28 October
20 Brazilian Grand Prix Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo 11 November
21 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi 25 November

The World’s Best Cricket Bats

Gray-Nicolls Legend Bat

For the purposes of this ranking list I considered the following bat manufacturers:

  • KookaburraKookaburra
  • Gray-NicollsGray-Nicolls
  • SpartanSpartan
  • Salix
  • Gunn & MooreGunn & Moore
  • TON
  • Millichamp & HallMillichamp & Hall
  • SlazengerSlazenger
  • BAS VampireBAS Vampire
  • Mongoose
  • Screaming Cat
  • MRFMRF
  • Woodworm
  • Bradbury
  • RNS LarsonsRNS Larsons
  • Hunts CountyCounty
  • AdidasAdidas
  • NikeNike
  • New BalanceNew Balance
  • SSSS Cricket Logo
  • Venom
  • NewberyNewbery
  • Kippax
  • CACA
  • Impala

The normal bat weights that are used by international batsmen range from 2lb 7oz (2 pounds and 7 ounces) to 3 lb, though there is no strict standard regarding bat weights in general. After the new Code was issued by the MCC on 1 October 2017, the maximum dimensions of a cricket bat are as follows: 108mm in width, 67mm in depth (spine) with 40mm edges.

Don Bradman, considered by many to be the greatest batsman of them all, used a bat which was pretty light at only 2lb 3oz. This was a good six ounces less than the average weight of a bat used by a batsman at the international level during his time, which weighed in at 2lb 9oz.

Sachin Tendulkar, on the other hand, used a bat weighing 3lb 4oz, which is a very heavy bat in cricketing terms. Only Lance Klusener (with his SS Zulu) of South Africa used a heavier bat than this at 3lb 6oz.

As much as has been possible I have tried to include large, high quality, images showing grains, willow quality, face, edge & bow shape.

  1. Gray-Nicolls Legend £999.99. Grade 1+ English Willow. Minimal branding. Said to stem from the top 0.2% of all willow Gray-Nicolls use. Generally 10 or more grains. 35mm edges generally with 59mm spine again generally. Weight trends towards 2lbs 7 ounces. Light pick up. Low density clefts used. 12 piece cane handle.Gray-Nicolls Legend Bat
  2. Kookaburra Kahuna Pro Khawaja. Rounded Edge – Thickness (34-38mm). Curved Face Profile. Weight Range 2lbs 8 oz – 2lbs 10.5 oz.Kookaburra Kahuna Pro
  3. Spartan ST Signature Players Bat £580.74. Premium Players Grade 1 English Willow Handcrafted by the individuals who crafted Sachin’s bats himself. This magnificent players cricket bat is of the finest of qualities and made to the exact specifications that the Little Master used. Take your game to the next level with this imposing weapon of choice and display exceptional power, style and majestic stoke play with the ST Signature finest edition Profile: Full wood profile with magnificently mid balanced shape for ultimate stroke play all round the ground. Handle: Semi oval for ultimate control and power Grip: White chevron players grip Size: SH Weight: 2.9-2.12.Spartan ST Signature Players Bat
  4. Spartan MC Legacy Limited Edition £580.74. Super Grade 1 Limited Edition English Willow: Designed in conjunction with Michael Clarke and built to the same specification as the former Australian captain’s own bat. A mid to low profile with original “ducks beak” swell for the driving performance. With its large edges and slight bow enhanced by an imposing full profile and light pick up, The MC Legacy Range is perfect for strokeplay. Mid- Low profile Slight Even bow Light pickup Large 35mm+ edges 12 piece cane handle Light weight (2lb 6oz – 2lb 10oz) Grip: Spartan Wavex.Spartan MC Legacy Limited Edition
  5. Spartan Steel 016 Limited Edition £580.74. Majestic balance and performance for the perfect choice of players stroke play all around the wicket off the front and back foot.Spartan Steel 016 Limited Edition
  6. Salix SLX Finite £595.00. The lighter counterpart to the Pod, the SLX sits at the top of Salix production with the Pod in complexity of shape. With a uniquely blended profile, what appears to be a rounder, traditional shape to the face actually stems from hand shaping modern flatter pressing. An extended low bow leads naturally into the lower driving area. The SLX has a beautiful profile showcasing classic handmaking, underpinned by very advanced manufacturing generating sublime performance. All wrapped up in stunning new etched and embossed fingerprint metallic labelling.Salix SLX Finite
  7. Gunn & Moore Quinton de Kock Player Edition £650.00. An exact and accurate replica customised to Quinton De Kock’s profile and requirements due to GM’S DMX technology, this Player’s, Limited Edition timber allows cricketers to use the same cricket bat as one of the world’s most explosive batsman. Whether you’re looking to produce elegant strokes through the covers, or those powerful pulls in front of square, this blade is sure to assist your batting.Gunn & Moore Quinton de Kock Player Edition
  8. TON Platinum Elite Limited Edition £640.00. A beautifully balanced bat made for the timer of the ball with a long hitting zone. TON Platinum Elite Limited Edition
  9. Millichamp & Hall Pro Hybrid £600.00. Starting weights from 2lb 10oz. Dynamic concanved profile ensures an unbelievable lightweight pickup. Enormous sweeping profile ensuring an outstanding middle.Millichamp & Hall Pro Hybrid
  10. MRF AB De Villiers Elite £560.00. 12 piece Saravak Combination Cane Handle for Shock Absorption and Power Hitting. Edges push the limits of the new MCC regulations at 40mm. Full profile with no concaving on the back. Weight starts at 2lb 10oz.MRF AB De Villiers Elite
  11. New Balance TC1260 Limited Edition £731.63. Premium Players Grade 1 English Willow. Mid Sweet Spot. Natural Preparation. Weighing between 2lb 8 ounces & to 2lb 11 ounces. Limited to just 25 produced. Laser etched model designation.New Balance TC1260 Limited Edition
  12. Newbery Legacy Pro £549.99. Hand crafted from pro grade English willow & starting at just 2lb 7 ounces.Newbery Legacy Pro
  13. CA 15000 Player Edition 7 Star £645.00. Mid to low sweet-spot with weight evenly distributed allows a light pick up for the player that plays all around the wicket or on the rise, the bat has very straight grains. This bat has a large sweetspot with minimal concaving making it a big bat yet as light as 2lb 7oz. Regard any CA bat as not knocked in – regardless of manufacturer claims. Players Grade premium English willow.CA 15000 PLAYER EDITION 7 STAR CRICKET BAT
  14. PR Exclusive £500.00. Premium English willow. Handcrafted in India. Lightweight pick-up gives good balance.PR Exclusive Cricket Bat
  15. Impala Custom 100 £578.58.

Where to buy cricket bats

Salix Cricket Bat Company
Butlers Farm
Horseshoes Lane
Langley
Maidstone
ME17 3JY
01622 863380
www.salixcricketbats.com
office@salixcricketbats.com

Adrenalin Sport
1 High Street
Cobham
Surrey
KT11 3EL
01932 866199

AJ Sports
61 Broomwood Road
London
SW11 6HU
020 7228 4145 /077 9546 6278
www.ajsports.co.uk
abid@ajsports.me

AS (Uzi) Sports
Unit 107, Basepoint Business Centre
Rivermead Drive
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN5 7EX
01793 616333 / 07980 317908
www.uzisports.com
uzisports.co.uk@googlemail.com

Barrington Sports
Unit 3, Wolfe Close
Parkgate Industrial Estate
Knutsford
Cheshire
WA16 8XJ
01565 650269
www.barringtonsports.com
customerservices@barringtonsports.com

Bat & Ball Sports
Godfrey’s
Otford Road
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN14 5EG
01732 749675
www.batandballsports.co.uk
tim@batandballsports.co.uk

Chiltern Sports
The Bucks Goat Centre
Old Risborough Road
Stoke Mandeville
Buckinghamshire
HP22 5XJ
01296 613399
chilternsports@googlemail.com

Christopher Hull Sport
54 High Street
Tonbridge
Kent
TN9 1EH
01732 352832
www.christopherhullsport.co.uk
sales@christopherhullsport.co.uk

CJI Cricket
707A Wimborne Road
Moordown
Bournemouth
BH9 2AU
01202 518081
www.cjicricket.com
cjicricket@hotmail.co.uk

Clean Hit (Cricket & Hockey) Ltd
193 Burton Rd
Branston
Burton-on-Trent
Staffs
DE14 3DR
01283 541127
www.cleanhitcricket.co.uk
alecdytham@tiscali.co.uk

Cliff Roe Sports
3 Wingate House
High Street
Ascot
Berkshire
SL5 7JF
01344 621639
www.cliffroesports.co.uk
sales@cliffroesports.co.uk

Cricket Direct
Unit 4 Metro Centre
Ronsons Way
Sandridge
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL4 9QT
01727 852225
www.cricketdirect.com
info@cricketdirect.com

Cricket-Hockey.com
Unit 25
Parkers Close
Downton Business Centre
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP5 3RB
0845 344 2862
www.cricket-hockey.com
jamie@cricket-hockey.com

Cricket Pavilion
8H Piermark Drive
Albany
Auckland
New Zealand
+64 44 85 820
www.cricketpavilion.co.nz
admin@cricketpavilion.co.nz

Cricket Supplies
0800 023 5043
www.cricketsupplies.com
info@cricketsupplies.com

Cricket World
Unit 2, Riverside
Waters Meeting Road
Bolton
BL1 8TU
01204 363762
www.cricketsupplies.com
info@cricketsupplies.com

Cricket Zone & Trophy World
1654 Castle Hill Avenue
Bronx
New York 10462
USA
+1 718 684 1140
www.cricketzoneusa.com
info@cricketzoneusa.com

Drury Sports
51 Market Place
Driffield
YO25 6AW
01377 241612

Eclipse All Sports
43 Duke of York Street
Wakefield
WF1 3PG
07932027684
www.eclipseallsports.co.uk
info@eclipseallsports.co.uk

Elmer Cotton Sports
18-19 Turl Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3DH
01865 241010
www.elmercottonoxford.com
elmercottonoxford@lineone.net

Eton Sport
127/128 Eton High Street
Windsor
Berkshire
SL4 6AR
01753 865150

Extra Cover Cricket
11 Avebury Court
Mark Road
Hemel Hempstead
HP2 7TA
0845 370 3900
www.extracovercricket.co.uk
sales@extracovercricket.co.uk

Fordham Sports
81 Robin Hood Way
Kingston Vale
London
SW15 3PW
020 8974 5654
www.fordhamsports.co.uk
info@fordhamsports.co.uk

Game, Set & Match
Unit 1 Beaver Trade Park
Quarry Lane
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 8NY
01243 538800
www.gsam.co.uk
info@gsam.co.uk

Hawkinsport & Son
37-39 The Parade
Bourne End
Buckinghamshire
SL8 5SB
01628 819242
www.hawkinsport.co.uk
martin@hawkinsport.co.uk

Holt & Haskell
387 Shirley Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO15 3TS
02380 771839
www.holtandhaskell.co.uk
sales@holtandhaskell.co.uk

Intersport of Lewes
53 Cliffe High Street
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 2AN
01273 475235
www.gameforlife.co.uk
info@gameforlife.co.uk

It’s Just Cricket
Units 12 & 14
289 Kennington Lane (Big Yellow)
Kennington
London
SE11 5QY
0207 582 0038
sales@itsjustcricket.co.uk
www.itsjustcricket.co.uk

John Henry Sports
207 Wellingborough Road
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1 4ED
01604 622700
www.johnhenrysports.co.uk
sales@johnhenrysports.co.uk

John Moore Sports Ltd
13 Argyle Street
Bath
Somerset
BA2 4BE
01225 466341
www.johnmooresports.co.uk
enquiries@johnmooresports.co.uk

Just Sport Ltd
36 Clayton Street West
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
NE1 5DZ
0800 032 1026
www.justsport.net
sales@justsport.net

Kent Cricket Direct
148 London Road
Southborough
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN4 0PJ
01892 516195
www.cricketandhockey.co.uk
sales@kentcricketdirect.co.uk

Lord’s Shop
Marylebone Cricket Club
Lord’s Ground
London
NW8 8QN
020 7616 8570
www.shopatlords.com
sales@shopatlords.com

Lukeys Sports
75 Meadow Street
Preston
PR1 1TS
07878 401934
www.lukeyssports.co.uk
info@lukeyssports.co.uk

Mitchell Sports
72 Mansfield Road
South Normanton
Alfreton
Derbyshire
DE55 2ER
01773 510231
www.owzat-cricket.co.uk
info@owzat-cricket.co.uk

Morrants
Unit 5 Station Estate
Eastwood Close
South Woodford
London
E18 1BY
020 8530 5307
www.morrant.com 
info@morrant.com

MP Sports
Unit C4
Station Yard
Thame
Oxfordshire
OX9 3UH
01844 212226
www.mpsports.co.uk
mpsportsacademy@hotmail.co.uk

Mr Cricket
The Old Blacksmiths Yard
Newnham Lane
Burwell
Cambridge
CB25 0EA
01638 741611
www.mrcricketshop.co.uk
info@mrcricketshop.co.uk

Owzat-Cricket
72 Mansfield Road
South Normanton
Alfreton
Derbyshire
DE55 2ER
0800 542 8711
www.owzat-cricket.co.uk
info@owzat-cricket.co.uk

Peter Lorimer Sports Ltd
108, Newgate Street
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 7EQ
01388 661370
www.lorimers4cricket.co.uk
mail@lorimers4cricket.co.uk

Pope & Smith (Chelmsford) Ltd
207-208 Moulsham Street
Chelmsford
Essex
CM2 0LG
01245 262481

Pro Direct Cricket
Torre House
Shaldon Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 4TZ
0871 222 0611
www.prodirectcricket.com
sales@prodirectcricket.com

Romida Cricket
18 Shaw Road
Newhey
Rochdale
Lancashire
OL16 4LT
01706 882444
www.romida.co.uk
cricketsales@romida.co.uk

Romida Cricket
70 Kingston Road
Leatherhead
Surrey
KT22 7BW
01372 363737
www.romida.co.uk
cricketsales@romida.co.uk

Romida Cricket
West Vale Buildings
Wakefield Road
Brighouse
West Yorkshire
HD6 1PE
01484 401193
www.romida.co.uk
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Serious Cricket
Dummer Cricket Centre
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Basingstoke
RG25 2AR
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www.seriouscricket.co.uk
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Somerset County Sports
The County Ground
Taunton
Somerset
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Talent Cricket
31 Bakewell Road
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 5QY
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Sports Avenue
58 Hagley Road
Stourbridge
West Midlands
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www.sportsavenue.co.uk
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The Sports Hub
Three Hills Sports Park
Cheriton Rd
Folkestone
Kent
CT19 5JU
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store@the-sportshub.co.u
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The Sportslocker
3 Petworth Road
Haslemere
GU27 2JB
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The Sportslocker
4a Chapel Street
Petersfield
GU32 3DP
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Teddington Sports
226 Hampton Road
Twickenham
TW2 5NJ
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www.teddingtonsports.co.uk
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The Cricket Company (Devon) Ltd
Cotley Barn
Woodhayes Lane
Whimple
Devon
EX5 2QR
01404 823869
www.thecricketcompany.co.uk
enquiries@thecricketcompany.co.uk

Tonbridge School Shop
Tonbridge
Kent
TN9 1JP
01732 304240
www.tonbridge-school.co.uk
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Trysports
26 Deans Court
Bicester
Oxfordshire
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www.trysportsonline.co.uk
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Vitas Cricket
Unit 8 Vitas Business Centre
Dodson Way
Peterborough
PE1 5XJ
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www.vitascricket.co.uk
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VKS
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Ealing
London
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www.vks.com
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Wilds Sports
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Newbury
Berkshire
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Wilds Sports
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Winchester
Hampshire
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www.wilds.co.uk
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Wisdom Sports
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Haywards Heath
West Sussex
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Worldcricketstore
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Manchester Arena RUNNING ORDER

Running order and weights

 

5.10pm                  4 x 3 mins Bantamweight Contest

SEAN McGOLDRICK              v              BRETT FIDOE

(Newport, Wales)                                 (Evesham)

Followed by

6 x 3 mins Middleweight Contest

BEN SHEEDY                           v              ROB BROWN

(Manchester)                                        (Bulford)

Followed by

8 x 3 mins Light-Heavyweight contest

HOSEA BURTON (13st 3oz) v             TAMAS KOZMA (12st 13lbs 3oz)

(Manchester)                                        (Hungary)

 

FLOAT/SWING      4 x 3 mins Super-Middleweight Contest

NATHAN WHEATLEY            v              CHRIS JENKINSON

(Warrington)                                         (Bolton)

 

6/8 x 3 mins Light-Heavyweight Contest

TOMI TATHAM                      v              KAREL HOREJSEK

(Bentham)                                             (Czech Republic)

 

LIVE FLOAT

4 x 3 mins Cruiserweight Contest

LAWRENCE OKOLIE (14st 5lbs 4oz)   v              GEOFFREY CAVE (13st 13lbs 1oz)

(Hackney)                                                              (Hammersmith)

 

LIVE 7pm on Sky Sports 1

 

12 x 3 mins British Super-Featherweight Championship

MARTIN J WARD (9st 3lbs 5oz)          v              MAXI HUGHES (9st 3lbs 8oz)

(Brentwood)                                                         (Rossington)

Followed by

10 x 3 mins WBC International Middleweight Championship

MARCUS MORRISON (11st 5lbs 4oz) v             JASON WELBORN (11st 5lbs 3oz)

(Manchester)                                                        (Tividale)

Followed by

8 x 2 mins Super-Featherweight contest

KATIE TAYLOR (9st 8lbs 8oz)              v              MILENA KOLEVA (9st 6lbs 2oz)

(Bray, Ireland)                                                       (Sliven, Bulgaria)

Followed by

12 x 3 mins WBA International Middleweight Championship

BRIAN ROSE (11st 5 & 1/2lbs)            v              JACK ARNFIELD (11st 4lbs 7oz)

(Blackpool)                                                            (Blackpool)

Followed by

12 x 3 mins WBA, WBC Diamond & Ring Magazine Lightweight Championship

JORGE LINARES (9st 8lbs 4oz)           v              ANTHONY CROLLA (9st 8lbs 8oz)

(Venezuela)                                                           (Manchester)

List of Matchroom Boxers

The following boxers are currently promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing:

The PPV Headline Grade Superstars

Classification: Fighters capable of headling a PPV moving forward (regardless of whether they have or have not been in such a position in the past or recent past).

  • Kell Brook – primary market International; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 17 March 2012.

    Kell Brook
    Kell Brook’s future is as much a medical issue now as a sporting one.
  • Anthony Joshua – primary market International; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 5 October 2013.

    Anthony Joshua
    Anthony Joshua remains the jewel in the Matchroom crown – contributing as much as 35% of boxing related revenue (directly and indirectly). No fighter is bigger than Matchroom but if one could be it would be him.
  • Tony Bellew – primary market Liverpool/North West; first fight under Eddie Hearn:  Friday 27 April 2012.

    Tony Bellew
    Tony Bellew is enjoying a well deserved late career surge in success, exposure & earnings.

The Non-PPV/Fight Night Headline A Grade Superstars

Classification: Fighters, who whilst major draws, are not currently capable of headling a PPV moving forward (regardless of whether they have or have not been in such a position in the past or recent past). In the case of Scott Quigg this judgement is conditional & excludes the possibility of one or two opponents.

  • Anthony Crolla – primary market Manchester; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 06 October 2012.

    Anthony Crolla
    Anthony Crolla is one of British boxing’s most loved figures.
  • Scott Quigg – primary market North West; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 29 June 2013.
  • Jamie McDonnell – primary market Yorkshire; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 20 October 2012.
  • Martin Murray – primary market North West; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 14 December 2013 although Murray then went on to complete a four fight deal with Rodney Berman before returning (this time under contract) to Matchroom fighting again on Friday 26 June 2015.
  • Dereck Chisora – primary market International – potential B-side PPV draw moving forward – signing announced on 20 September 2017.

The Non-PPV/Fight Night Headline B Grade Stars

  • Paul Butler – primary market Liverpool/North West; signing announced on 24 July 2017.
  • Nathan Cleverly – primary market Wales; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 17 May 2014.

The Emerging Superstars

Classification: Fighters who are being groomed to attain the ‘capable of headling a PPV card’ status in the next 1-4 years.

  • Luke Campbell – primary market Yorkshire with International Potential; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 13 July 2013.
  • Sam Eggington – primary market Midlands with International Potential; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 05 April 2014.
  • Kal Yafai – primary market Midlands; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 07 July 2012.
  • Callum Smith – primary market Liverpool/North West; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 17 November 2012.
  • Ryan Burnett – primary market Northern Ireland; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 21 November 2015.

The Inbetweeners

Classification: Fighters who probably need to kick on with a major win in their next 2-3 fights in order to preserve their spot in the Matchroom stable.

  • Hosea Burton – primary market North West.
  • Jake Ball – primary market London.
  • Martin Joseph Ward – primary market London.
  • Charlie Edwards – primary market London; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 31 January 2015.
  • Callum Johnson – primary market North West/Yorkshire; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Friday 27 June 2014.
  • Scotty Cardle – primary market North West.
  • Ohara Davies – primary market London; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 11 October 2014.

The Young Blood

Classification: Elite talent being groomed for career peak in 2-5 years.

  • Ted Cheeseman – primary market London.
  • Sean McGoldrick – primary market Wales.
  • Marcus Morrison – primary market North West.
  • Joe Cordina – primary market Wales.
  • Josh Kelly – primary market North East.
  • Katie Taylor – primary market International.
  • Gamal Yafai – primary market Midlands.
  • Felix Cash – primary market London.
  • Lawrence Okolie – primary market London.
  • Reece Bellotti – primary market London.

The Catalogue Guys

Classification: Fighters who are useful additions to cards; generally (but not always) with better days behind them than in-front of them.

  • Frankie Gavin – primary market Midlands.
  • Paul Smith – primary market Liverpool/North West.
  • Ricky Burns – primary market Scotland.
  • Stephen Smith – primary market Liverpool/North West.
  • Tommy Coyle – primary market Yorkshire.
  • Rocky Fielding – primary market North West.
  • Brian Rose – primary market North West; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 20 April 2013.
  • Gavin McDonnell – primary market Yorkshire.
  • John Ryder – primary market London.

The Foils

Classification: Guys who are strategic additions to the stable – often to safeguard the Tier 1 priorities from low-reward challengers or to crowd out rankings at world level for the same purpose.

  • Frank Buglioni – primary market London.
  • Luis Ortiz – primary market International.
  • Dillian Whyte – primary market London; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 01 August 2015.

The Wild Cards

Classification: Less proven talent with potential substantial upside.

  • Conor Benn – primary market London; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 09 April 2016.
  • Scott Fitzgerald – primary market North West.
  • Isaac Chamberlain – primary market London.
  • Craig Richards – primary market London.

 

Eddie Hearn vs. BT Sport/ITV PPV: Mis-Match of 2017

2017 will usher in with it a new era for British boxing – the success of Eddie Hearn & the Matchroom/SkySports alliance has awakened (on the face of it) not one but two high powered market participants in ITV plc & BT Group plc. And let’s be clear – the younger Hearn’s success is unmatched in terms of public uptake in the post-Terrestrial/premium subscription television era of British boxing – soon to be multiple stadium shows coupled with routine visits to the finest arena venues in the land.

But is he ‘bovvered’? I asked him as much. His response spoke of a man in control of not just his industry but its general expansion in Great Britain, “I’m glad, because when that ITV announcement was made people look at me as the Messiah again. I mean, if I put that fight (Chris Eubank Junior vs. the world famous talent of Renold Quinlan) on a normal Fight Night, I’d get lynched – and they want to make that PPV? It’s a move I don’t really ‘get’. I’d not pay to see that & I don’t think many people will.”

The disadvantage serious competitors (and by competitors I mean broadcast competitors not promotional competitors) will have is the dearth of a serious alternative to Matchroom. The Brentwood based company have a 34 year history of promotional success in a variety of sports (snooker; darts; boxing etc.); easily the most professional purpose built boxing specific promotional staff & operation in European if not world boxing; a strong & consistent balance sheet & “the energy that can only come from youth” [to quote Ambrose Mendy] of the most successful British boxing promoter since Jack Solomons in Eddie Hearn. Combine that with the only premium sports channel that currently really matters in the UK market (with whom they are contractually bound until at least 2021) & you have one hell of a mountain for any other broadcaster/promotional combination to climb.

The relationship between fighters & promoters has traditionally been an intrinsically adversarial one in the recent past – as the litany of court cases involving unpaid fighters & high profile champions would suggest. Here, too, the Eddie Hearn era is different – such stories of financial exploitation have quite literally vanished.

Thus the coming battle, for as long as it lasts, is not so much BT Sport or ITV vs SkySports as it is major broadcaster without a product ready for market vs. a major broadcaster which is hot to trot. British boxing, frankly, is not ready to profitably fulfil obligations to the ilk of BT Group nor ITV. A-side talent does exist outside of the Matchroom stable but it is fractured & usually not assimilated into the promotional hyper power for good reason (short termist managerial stupidity being a leading cause of such) – and as such can not, by definition, constitute much of a ‘stable’. There are essentially three types of fighters in British boxing under consideration here – those signed to Matchroom; those Matchroom have chosen not to sign & those Matchroom have discerned provide a poor return to hassle ratio.

I will of course be criticised for such a damning indictment/objective assessment of the non-Matchroom promotional competence in the aspirant TV segment of the market but I say this in return – consider me the best friend who tells you you stink so you can apply deodorant. You might not like that no one outside of Brentwood is ready to fulfil a television contract with a serious media outlet in the UK but isn’t taking on multiple such endeavours on nothing more than a wing and a prayer the sort of ludicrous, reckless & mutually unprofitable move that lost the sport major broadcaster’s favour in the first place? Isn’t that a far bigger danger for the sport in the medium to long term?SKY Plc Revenue

Sky plc has operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy. It is Europe’s largest pay-TV broadcaster, with around 21 million subscribers. The company has a market capitalisation of £17.04 billion & revenues of £11.97 billion – at that level of the corporate world you can afford to insist on only dealing with competent professionals who can deliver results. Sky is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

The ‘Competitors’/Lambs to the Slaughter

“One of the most important keys to success in the UK market is the right broadcaster – VERY important” Eddie Hearn

ITV does revenue of £3.12 billion – respectable but significantly down on Sky – more significant, though, is their at best lukewarm commitment to building a sport franchise or to delivering sport (never-mind boxing) specific viewers. The broadcaster is a major one but one that is juggling way too many balls to have time to worry about legitimate (fan building) opponents for a Chris Eubank Junior or to click that asking fans to pay to see him fight a nobody is an insulting joke to the sport’s existing fan-base.

BT Sport as a largely experimental subsidiary of the far larger and more established BT Group plc (primary listing on the London Stock Exchange & a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange) who whilst possessing deep pockets (revenue of £22.08 billion & a market capitalisation of £36.55 billion) are both inexperienced at delivering premium sports content & have too fragmented (that word again) a product offering to be considered a serious medium term threat to SkySports domination of premium sports broadcasting in the UK. You don’t need to be Oxbridge educated to realise that spunking your programming budget on cornering the market in the Aviva Premiership; Serie A ; FA Community Shield; Bundesliga; Ligue 1exclusive(!) live rights of the Scottish League Cup; the Italian Rugby Union Team’s Autumn internationals(!!) & the UFC (whose viewership numbers reflect its timing in the wee hours on another continent) plus second (at best) tier domestic boxing isn’t a roll-call likely to have subscribers stick around beyond the loss-leader introductory offer. The mix is too schizophrenic – targeting public school rugby types whilst doing nothing more than irritate football fans by taking lesser football content around the periphery of the core SkySports content. Under its current stewardship BT Sport will last only as long as the patience of its parent company’s gullibility allows.

Open Letter to BT Group CEO on Sexist Abuse of Irish Hero Katie Taylor

Sexist Misogyny Won’t Make Me Switch from Sky to BT – Sorry

Dear Gavin Patterson (Chief Executive of BT Group PLC) & Gareth Tipton (Director of Ethics and Compliance),

I write to you both as prominent & pertinent for the purposes of this communication representatives of one of the largest companies in the world by revenue & thus possessing, I would hope, some concern for the wider public considering your status as a publicly listed enterprise beholden to your shareholders.

Specifically I seek clarification on the following comment made by Mr Andy Ayling (listed as Event Manager at Frank Warren Promotions on his LinkedIn profile although I understand that like several other of the latter’s businesses this one filed for bankruptcy some time ago & officially the going concern (if not according to their own auditors) is now ‘Queensbury Promotions‘ and/or ‘BOXING CHANNEL MEDIA LTD‘) regarding Irish Olympic hero & now pioneer of women’s professional boxing in the British Isles Katie Taylor:

Andy Ayling Katie Taylor
Andy Ayling’s comment regarding Katie Taylor’s historic professional debut.

Are these sentiments shared by your organisation? Are they held by your shareholders – the general public? I find that very difficult to believe – that misogyny of this nakedness & vulgarity is in keeping with your words Mr Tipton, “So what are ethics and compliance? Put simply it’s about The Way We Work and following the rules. It’s about doing the right thing, not just what you can get away with” or am I to take it that the “Compliance as a business enabler” is indeed for external purposes only and that BT Sport as a subsidiary of BT Group PLC preach one thing & practice another?

I realise you are new to the business of boxing & premium subscription television generally but I will point you in the direction of an example of how respect for people – including women – need not be mutually exclusive from massive professional success in the sport. From this weekend’s Irish Independent:

“Hearn also revealed the story behind the striking black and gold kit Taylor wore on her debut, as he ignored he request for a simple outfit and produced an eye-catching outfit featuring a distinctive ‘KT’ logo that appears to be perfect for marketing purposes.
“I said I will pay for her kit because I wanted her to look a million dollars,” added Hearn. “She asked for plain black shorts and I said: ‘How about this!’
“It was a bit of bling. We could market that kit, of course, and I can’t wait to see the interest from brands.
“At the moment, if you are a sportswear brand, you have to be desperate to get on the Katie Taylor train. Completely ground breaking, fantastic image, what a story.
“This is exciting, we have a big TV platform for this show, she will be boxing all over the world. It’s so exciting.””

That gentleman is the respect, consideration & care with which a talented world class athlete – regardless of gender should be treated.

I eagerly await your response and some form of explanation for what is a most revolting and ugly occurrence. If you’d have done your due diligence before signing a contract on the basis of a ‘promised’ David Haye vs. Tony Bellew or Shannon Briggs fight then you’d likely have known Eddie Hearn’s loyalty & respectful behaviour to his fighters (never-mind actual written contracts in his possession) earned SkySports that fight some time ago. I don’t think Tony Bellew would stop laughing for a week at the suggestion he’d appear on a promoter he refers to simply as ‘fish eyes”s show again in this lifetime.

Then again had you done your due diligence you’d have seen this tweet from the same ‘Event Manager’ & effective #2 of the organisation you just hopped into bed with way back in September:

 

 

Andy Ayling
Andy Ayling vulgar sexualization of Olympian Katie Taylor was a shock to no one who has followed his tweets before.

Sincerely,

 

Matt Hamilton

 

PS: Please note that this public communication will be forwarded to a selection of Gender Equality, Women’s Rights & related civil rights organisations. I assure you that any and all responses from your good selves will be similarly forwarded.

Enclosed is a photograph of Eddie Hearn with Katie Taylor – inspiration perhaps for how a man is expected to behave in the company of a lady & an athlete in the 21st century that is sorely needed by some it appears.

Katie Taylor
Katie Taylor & Eddie Hearn.

List of English Premier League Winners

Premier League Winners List
Year Winners 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
1992-93 Manchester United Aston Villa Norwich City Blackburn Rovers
1993-94 Manchester United Blackburn Newcastle Utd Arsenal
1994-95 Blackburn Rovers Manchester Utd Nottingham Forest Liverpool
1995-96 Manchester United Newcastle Utd Liverpool Aston Villa
1996-97 Manchester United Newcastle Utd Arsenal Liverpool
1997-98 Arsenal Manchester Utd Liverpool Chelsea
1998-99 Manchester United Arsenal Chelsea Leeds United
1999-00 Manchester United Arsenal Leeds United Liverpool
2000-01 Manchester United Arsenal Liverpool Leeds United
2001-02 Arsenal Liverpool Manchester Utd Newcastle Utd
2002-03 Manchester United Arsenal Newcastle Utd Chelsea
2003-04 Arsenal Chelsea Manchester Utd Liverpool
2004-05 Chelsea Arsenal Manchester Utd Everton
2005-06 Chelsea Manchester Utd Liverpool Arsenal
2006-07 Manchester United Chelsea Liverpool Arsenal
2007-08 Manchester United Chelsea Arsenal Liverpool
2008-09 Manchester United Liverpool Chelsea Arsenal
2009-10 Chelsea Manchester Utd Arsenal Tottenham
2010-11 Manchester United Chelsea Man City Arsenal
2011-12 Man City Manchester Utd Arsenal Tottenham
2012-13 Manchester United Man City Chelsea Arsenal
2013-14 Man City Liverpool Chelsea Arsenal
2014-15 Chelsea Man City Arsenal Manchester Utd
2015-16 Leicester City Arsenal Tottenham Man City

500 Best British Fighters Ever… In No Particular Order

Al Foreman
Al Phillips
Alan Minter
Alan Rudkin
Albert Finch
Alex Arthur
Alex Buxton
Alex Ireland
Alex Murphy
Alf Danahar
Alf Kid Pattenden
Amir Khan
Andy Holligan
Andy Nance
Anthony Crolla
Arthur (Ginger) Sadd
Arthur Boy Edge
Arthur Danahar
Arthur Donnachie
Arthur Howard
Arthur Killeen
Bandsman Dick Rice
Battling Jim Hayes
Ben Duffy
Benny Caplan
Benny Lynch
Benny Sharkey
Bermondsey Billy Wells
Bernard Pugh
Bert Gilroy
Bert Jackson
Bert Kirby
Bill Ladbury
Billy Calvert
Billy Charlton
Billy Clinton
Billy Cooke
Billy Davis
Billy Fry
Billy Hardy
Billy James
Billy Joe Saunders
Billy Jones
Billy Marchant
Billy Nash
Billy Rafferty
Billy Schwer
Billy Spider Kelly
Billy Tansey
Billy Thompson
Billy Walker
Billy Walker
Blaine Logsdon
Bob (Young) Fielding
Bob Fitzsimmons
Bobby Fisher
Bobby Neill
Bombardier Billy Wells
Boy McCormick
Brian Cartwright
Brian Curvis
Brian London
Brian Magee
Brian Rose
Bruce Scott
Bruce Woodcock
Bugler Harry Lake
Bunny Sterling
Bunty Doran
Callum Smith
Carl Frampton
Carl Froch
Carl Thompson
Charley Brown
Charlie Hazell
Charlie Hill
Charlie Magri
Charlie Nash
Charlie Squire
Chic Calderwood
Chris Eubank
Chris Finnegan
Chris Okoh
Chris Pyatt
Cliff Curvis
Clinton McKenzie
Clinton Woods
Colin Dunne
Colin Jones
Colin Lynes
Colin McMillan
Colin Powers
Cornelius Carr
Crawford Ashley
Curley Walker
Dai Dower
Damaen Kelly
Dan McAllister
Danny Frush
Danny Morgan
Danny O’Sullivan
Danny Williams
Darren Barker
Darren Hamilton
Dave ‘Boy’ Green
Dave Charnley
Dave Coventry
Dave Crowley
Dave Finn
Dave Magill
Dave McAuley
Dave McCleave
David Barnes
David Haye
David Starie
Dean Francis
Del Bryan
Dennis Andries
Dereck Chisora
Derek Angol
Derry Treanor
Dick Burke
Dick Corbett
Dick Richardson
Dick Turpin
Dickie O’Sullivan
Digger Stanley
Dom Volante
Don Cockell
Don Davis
Don McTaggart
Duke McKenzie
Eamonn Loughran
Eamonn Magee
Eddie Avoth
Eddie Carson
Eddie Phillips
Eddie Smith
Eddie Thomas
Elky Clark
Enzo Maccarinelli
Eric Boon
Eric Marsden
Ernie Roderick
Evan Armstrong
Floyd Havard
Frank Bruno
Frank Hough
Frank Johnson
Frank Lucas
Frank Moody
Frank Parkes
Frankie Ash
Frankie Gavin
Frankie Jones
Frankie Kid Bonser
Frankie Taylor
Frankie Williams
Fred Bilsborough
Freddie Gilroy
Freddie King
Freddie Mills
Freddie Welsh
Gary Jacobs
Gary Mason
Gary Stretch
Gavin Rees
Geoff McCreesh
George Aldridge
George Bowes
George Davis
George Feeney
George Groves
George Marsden
George Odwell
George Parkes
George Turpin
George Williams
Ginger Foran
Ginger Stewart
Gipsy Daniels
Glenn Catley
Glenn McCrory
Gordon Hazell
Gus Foran
Hamilton’ Johnny Brown
Harry Brooks
Harry Corbett
Harry Lazar
Harry Mason
Harry Mizler
Harry Orton
Harry Reeve
Harry Scott
Henry Akinwande
Henry Carpenter
Henry Cooper
Henry Hall
Henry Wharton
Herbie Hide
Herbie Hill
Herol Graham
Horace Notice
Howard Winstone
Hugh Cameron
Jack ‘Kid’ Berg
Jack Bloomfield
Jack Bodell
Jack Carrick
Jack Gardner
Jack Hood
Jack Hyams
Jack London
Jack Lyden
Jack Morris
Jack Petersen
Jackie Briers
Jackie Brown
Jackie Brown
Jackie Bryce
Jackie Paterson
Jackie Rankin
Jackie Turpin
Jake Kilrain
James Cook
James DeGale
James Hare
Jamie McDonnell
Jamie Moore
Jason Booth
Jason Cook
Jawaid Khaliq
Jerry Delaney
Jim Berry
Jim Brady
Jim Campbell
Jim Driscoll
Jim Higgins
Jim Maharg
Jim McDonnell
Jim Sullivan
Jim Watt
Jimmy Anderson
Jimmy Bell
Jimmy Berry
Jimmy Bray
Jimmy Brown
Jimmy Carson
Jimmy Chick Stewart
Jimmy Davis
Jimmy Gill
Jimmy Lydon
Jimmy Molloy
Jimmy Moore
Jimmy Newman
Jimmy Pearce
Jimmy Quinn
Jimmy Revie
Jimmy Stubbs
Jimmy Walsh
Jimmy Warnock
Jimmy Wilde
Jock McAvoy
Joe Beckett
Joe Bowker
Joe Cairney
Joe Calzaghe
Joe Conn
Joe Curran
Joe Erskine
Joe Fox
Joe Hardy
Joe Lucy
Joe Symonds
Joe Young Connelly
John Conteh
John Davison
John Farrell
John H Stracey
John Kelly
John L. Gardner
John McCluskey
John McCormack
John O’Brien
Johnny Basham
Johnny Boom
Johnny Brown
Johnny Butterworth
Johnny Caldwell
Johnny Clark
Johnny Cooke
Johnny Curley
Johnny Cusick
Johnny Cuthbert
Johnny Frankham
Johnny Hill
Johnny King
Johnny Mantle
Johnny McGrory
Johnny McManus
Johnny McMillan
Johnny Molloy
Johnny Morrisey
Johnny Nelson
Johnny Owen
Johnny Peters
Johnny Pritchett
Johnny Sullivan
Johnny Summers
Johnny Summers
Johnny Williams
Jon Thaxton
Junior Witter
Kell Brook
Ken Barrett
Ken Buchanan
Ken Shaw
Kevin Finnegan
Kevin Mitchell
Kid Broad
Kid Milo
Kid Socks
Kirkland Laing
Larry Paul
Lee Haskins
Lee Selby
Len Beynon
Len Davies
Len Hampston
Len Harvey
Len Johnson
Len Wickwar
Lennie Williams
Lennox Lewis
Les Allen
Les McAteer
Les Pickett
Llew Edwards
Lloyd Honeyghan
Mark Hart
Mark Kaylor
Mark Prince
Mark Rowe
Martin Murray
Matt Skelton
Matt Wells
Matthew Macklin
Maurice Core
Maurice Cullen
Maurice Hope
Maxie Smith
Michael Ayers
Michael Brodie
Michael Gomez
Michael Watson
Mick Leahy
Mick McAdam
Mickey Flanagan
Mickey McGuire
Mike Honeyman
Murray Sutherland
Naseem Hamed
Nathan Cleverly
Neil Sinclair
Nel Tarleton
Neville Brown
Nicky Cook
Nicky Piper
Nigel Benn
Norman Lewis
Norman Tennant
Ola Afolabi
Ovill McKenzie
Owen Moran
Paddy Ryan
Pat Barrett
Pat Cowdell
Pat McAteer
Pat Palmer
Paul Hodkinson
Paul Ingle
Paul Jones
Paul McCloskey
Percy Jones
Peter Bates
Peter Culshaw
Peter Fallon
Peter Kane
Peter Keenan
Peter McLaren
Peter Waterman
Phil Bloom
Phil Edwards
Phil Milligan
Phil Scott
Phineas John
Pierce Ellis
Ralph Charles
Randolph Turpin
Ray Cattouse
Ray Close
Rendall Munroe
Richard Dunn
Richard Williams
Richie Woodhall
Ricky Burns
Ricky Hatton
Rinty Monaghan
Robbie Regan
Robert McCracken
Robin Reid
Rocky Kelly
Roland Todd
Ron Barton
Ron Johnson
Ronnie Clayton
Ronnie Draper
Ronnie James
Ross Hale
Ryan Rhodes
Sam Kellar
Sammy McCarthy
Sammy McSpadden
Sammy Reynolds
Sapper Jack O’Neill
Scott Harrison
Scott Quigg
Seaman Arthur Hayes
Seaman Nobby Hall
Seaman Tommy Watson
Shea Neary
Sonny Lee
Spider Jim Kelly
Spike Robson
Stan Hawthorne
Stan Rowan
Stephen Smith
Steve Boyle
Steve Johnson
Steve Roberts
Steve Robinson
Syd Parker
Tancy Lee
Ted Kid Lewis
Ted Moore
Teddy Baldock
Teddy Gardner
Teddy Murton
Teddy O’Neill
Teddy Peckham
Terry Allen
Terry Downes
Terry Dunstan
Terry Flanagan
Terry Marsh
Terry Spinks
Tiny Bostock
Tom Collins
Tom Cowler
Tom Reddington
Tom Smith
Tommy Armour
Tommy Bailey
Tommy Barnham
Tommy Burney
Tommy Burns
Tommy Davies
Tommy Farr
Tommy Farricker
Tommy Glencross
Tommy Martin
Tommy McGlinchey
Tommy McGovern
Tommy Miller
Tommy Milligan
Tommy Molloy
Tommy Noble
Tommy Pardoe
Tommy Proffitt
Tommy Rogers
Tommy Stewart
Tommy West
Tony Bellew
Tony Sibson
Tony Willis
Tut Whalley
Tyson Fury
Vernon Sollas
Vic Andreetti
Vic Herman
Vince Hawkins
Wally Swift
Wally Thom
Walter McGowan
Walter Rossi
Wayne Elcock
Willie Hart
Young Ahearn
Young Joe Brooks
Young McCormack

Eggington vs Gavin: Running Order

WEIGHTS AND RUNNING ORDER (TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

 

5.05pm                 4 x 3 mins Super-Lightweight Contest

CORRI GIBBS (10st 1lb 11oz)        v              MICHAEL MOONEY (10st 11oz)

(Birmingham)                                                    (Worcester)

 

5.20pm                 8 x 3 mins Super-Welterweight Contest

BRIAN ROSE (11st 5lbs 6oz)          v              STILIYAN KOSTOV (11st 3lbs)

(Blackpool)                                                         (Bulgaria)

 

5.50pm                 6 x 3 mins Super-Middleweight Contest

JOE SHERIFF (12st 4lbs 14oz)       v              TZVETOZAR ILIEV (12st 4lbs 5oz)

(Coventry)                                                          (Bulgaria)

 

6.15pm                 4 x 3 mins Middleweight Contest

RYAN KELLY (11st 9lbs 11oz)        v              TOMMY CARTER (11st 6lbs 6oz)

(Birmingham)                                                    (Tideswell)

 

6.30pm                 10 x 3 mins Vacant English Super-Flyweight Championship

DON BROADHURST (8st 2lbs 11oz) v        LOUIS NORMAN (8st 1lb 12oz)

(Birmingham)                                                    (Leicester)

 

7.15pm                 6 x 3 mins Super-Featherweight Contest

SAM BOWEN (9st 6lbs)                  v              REYNALDO MORA (9st 9lbs 8oz)

(Ibstock)                                                              (Nicaragua)

 

LIVE ON SKY SPORTS 2 FROM 8pm

10 x 3 mins Vacant WBC International Super-Bantamweight Championship

SEAN DAVIS (8st 9lbs)                    v              PAUL ECONOMIDES (8st 9lbs 11oz)

(Birmingham)                                                    (Connah’s Quay)

Followed by

8 x 3 mins Super-Flyweight Contest

KAL YAFAI (8st 5lbs)                        v              JHONSON TELLEZ (8st 10lbs 10oz)

(Birmingham)                                                    (Nicaragua)

Followed by

10 x 3 mins Vacant WBC International Middleweight Championship

ANTHONY OGOGO (11st 5lbs 3oz) v       CRAIG CUNNINGHAM (11st 5lbs 8oz)

(Lowestoft)                                                      (Birmingham)

Followed by

12 x 3 mins Vacant WBC International Welterweight Championship

FRANKIE GAVIN (10st 9lbs 11oz) v            SAM EGGINGTON (10st 6lbs 5oz)
(Birmingham)                                                    (Stourbridge)

 

 

LIVE FLOAT         6 x 3 mins Super Middleweight Contest

LENNOX CLARKE (12st 12oz)        v              ADAM JONES (11st 13lbs 10oz)

(Birmingham)                                                   (Denaby)

 

 

TO BE SCHEDULED 10 x 3 mins Midlands Area Super-Lightweight Championship

ANDY KEATES (9st 13lbs)               v              JORDAN COOKE (9st 13lbs 12oz)

(Leek)                                                                   (Coventry)

 

10 x 3 mins Vacant English Lightweight Championship

MARCUS FFRENCH (9st 8lbs 11oz) v         ROBBIE BARRETT (9st 8lbs)

(Birmingham)                                                    (Darfield)

CUNNINGHAM: THIS IS THE PRO GAME – I’LL KO OGOGO

Birmingham man vows to wreck Olympian’s first pro title fight

Craig Cunningham has warned Anthony Ogogo he’s in for a rough ride in his first pro title fight and will KO him to win the WBC International Middleweight title at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.

Cunningham has enjoyed a great build-up to the biggest night of his career, welcoming his daughter to the world last week and then following that by landing the boxer of the year gong at the Midlands Boxing awards.

Those presents mean the 28 year old couldn’t be in a better place ahead of the biggest night in his career, and after asking manager and trainer Jon Pegg to get him the big fights, he is planning to flatten the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist and land the vacant WBC International title.

“I can’t wait for this,” said Cunningham. “I’ve asked Jon for these big fights and he’s delivered, so I am so excited.

“This is a huge opportunity for me. They might think this is an easy night for them, that all they’ve got to do is turn up to win the belt. It’s down to me to prove otherwise. I’ve had my small hall brawls, now this is something I can really sink my teeth into.

“I don’t care about his record and his past achievements, to be honest, and he can’t bring that into the ring with him. He’ll want me to stand in front of him, he’ll be sharp and fast but no one has ever knocked me out. I’m confident about my chin.

“He’s got pedigree but this is the pro game now, it’s totally different. It’s going to be a hard, hard night for him I can promise him that. I’m going to be his toughest fight as a pro and I am a massive underdog so I have got nothing to lose

“I’ve got a good jab but I can’t hide behind that, I’ll have to take the fight to him and I’ll be looking to do that in the later rounds. I’m the underdog and that suits me just fine, I fight better like that, but I’m not just here up to make the numbers.

“You are going to see a different Craig Cunningham – I’m going to take it to him, get in there and look for the KO. I think I can knock him out because he hasn’t been hit by anybody like me. The belt is coming home with me, I’ve had a great camp and I just want to get my hands on him and show everyone what I can do.”

Ogogo and Cunningham’s clash is part of a huge night of action in Birmingham topped by a fierce local derby between Frankie Gavin and Sam Eggington for the vacant WBC International Welterweight title.

A host of Birmingham boxers are in title action as Sean Davis faces Paul Economides for the vacant WBC International Super-Bantamweight title, Marcus Ffrench and Robbie Barrett meet for the vacant English Super-Flyweight title, Don Broadhurst and Louis Norman fight for the vacant English Super-Flyweight title and the vacant Midlands Area Super-Lightweight crown is up for grabs between Jordan Cooke and Andy Keates.

World-rated Super-Flyweight Kal Yafai looks for vital rounds, former World title challenger Brian Rose is in action alongside Cori Gibbs, Sam Bowen, Ryan Kelly, Joe Sherriff and Lennox Clarke.

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Gamal Yafai forced out of Sean Davis fight with ankle injury

Gamal Yafai is “devastated” after being forced to pull out of his second Commonwealth title defence on Saturday due to a severe ankle injury.

The Commonwealth super-bantamweight champion was preparing to take on Sean Davis in Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena, live on Sky Sports, only to tear ankle ligaments after a freak training accident
Yafai (10-0-KO4) turned his right ankle over doing speed work on Friday and despite constant physio over the weekend, confirmed that he will not be able to defend his strap as chief support for Sam Eggington and Frankie Gavin’s local showdown.

Gamal Yafai
Gamal Yafai’s injured ankle.

“I was in the gym doing speed work with Kal and were doing this box jump things and I went over on my ankle. It was the worst pain ever but we’ve got CCTV cameras in there and looked at it afterwards and it looked so bad, I was lucky it didn’t break. It was horrible. I was struggling to breathe it was that bad. It swelled up massively straight away, into two balls. I went to the physio straight away and luckily got a scan around 7pm and found out then that I’d torn some ligaments. Then I had him working on it all weekend, trying to get the bruising and swelling down so I could fight on Saturday.

“I tried anything and everything. We kind of knew I wasn’t going to make it, but went to see the physio, 5pm on Sunday, and that’s when it was confirmed.
“But even then, I went to bed last night hoping and I was just hoping I’d wake up this morning and there’d been a miracle. But there was no chance as soon as I woke up.

“I’ve got to make weight, I’ve got to train, so I tried everything. Even if we’d had an injection, there is nothing we could do about it until Saturday. I’d have had to leave it alone, do anything, anyway and that might not even have worked.”
Yafai has been treated by Poora Singh, who works with the PGA European Tour in golf and was part of the support team for Team GB’s athletics this year, but is still waiting for the swelling and bruising to go do down.

The 25-year-old, whose elder brother Kal is expected to be fighting for a world title before the turn of the year while younger brother Galal opened the Rio 2016 boxing events with the first fight.

He said: “Now I am just waiting for it to settle down, so I know how long before I can get back training, never mind get it the ring.
“It’s a big show in Birmingham, I’d sold a few tickets. That last fight I had on Sky was in Birmingham when I won the Commonwealth title and it gave me good publicity and I was confident this would kick me on again, beating Sean Davis and looking good.

“It is the worst feeling I’ve had in my career. I know I will come back and want to fight before Christmas if I can, but right now I am heartbroken.”

Watch Sam Eggington v Frankie Gavin live on Sky Sports 2, from 8pm on Saturday.

Top 100 Boxers in the UK Today P4P

Preface: Please note that this is a listing of recent achievement not of ability or aptitude. And no, achievement is not ‘which title shots my promoter or manager’ could get me – if you think that then you miss the central point that should underpin titles – the man should make the title; not the other way around. ‘Achievement’ for my purposes is: who you fought/beat & when you fought/beat them relative to their career curve in the short to medium term past with more weight given to the shorter term past. The fighters listed higher have – in my opinion – achieved more in the recent past. Whether this is because they have simply had the opportunity to achieve more or because they are intrinsically better fighters or a combination of the two will only be revealed with time. It is almost a universal truth that achievement is a product of opportunity, ability & application.

A great example (were they still in the same division) on a global scale would be Carl Frampton & Guillermo Rigondeaux – Frampton would (easily) land higher on a head to head basis as per the methodology employed within the list below because he has fought and beaten a higher calibre of opponent in the recent past. Does that mean I think he’s a better fighter? Certainly not. But because boxing is the ultimate cock-tease in failing to deliver such logical bouts I refuse to allow a sport & the calibration thereof to descend into a game of Fantasy Football altogether either. Rigondeaux hasn’t had the opportunities Frampton has but that’s effectively – as per this listing’s rationale – his problem. I thus seek…

the most impressive body of recent work of any British professional boxer

Individual biographies & motivations are being added sporadically/intermittently… bare with me (will take a while). As always this is a dynamic listing which will change to reflect the changing ladder of success enjoyed by Britain’s top boxers over time.

Key:

? = World Champion (major only)[multiple indicate multiple titles held]
Flag for United Kingdom on Twitter = British Champion
= English Champion
= Olympic Medallist
? = Former World Titlist (major only)
? = Beaten World Title challenger
Banknote With Pound Sign on Apple = Has headlined a PPV Card
? = Has fought outside the UK
?=Blue Chip Prospect [prospect taken to mean under the age of 30; less than 15 pro fights & having never fought for a world title]
Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 = English
Flag for Wales on WhatsApp = Welsh
Flag for Scotland on WhatsApp = Scottish

Northern-Ireland icon = Northern Irish

UK Top 100 Pound for Pound

  1. Carl Frampton ?Banknote With Pound Sign on Apple ?Northern-Ireland icon 21 February 1987Image result for premier boxing champions logoWins over Scott Quigg & more significantly Leo Santa Cruz make ‘The Jackal’ the owner of the most impressive body of recent work of any British professional boxer. The win over Santa Cruz & the manner in which it was achieved – on foreign soil – shifts the Belfast man neatly into the global pound for pound elite. Talk is currently of a Santa Cruz rematch; followed by a meeting with fellow Haymon Brit & #4 on this listing Lee Selby at Windsor Park but having expressed an interest in fighting Gary Russell Jr., Jesus Cuellar, and Oscar Valdez (but not Guillermo Rigondeaux) & with Al Haymon’s coffers running dry by some reports his future matching remains unclear at this point.
  2. James DeGale ??Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.163 February 1986Image result for premier boxing champions logo Has had a momentous 2 & a half years starting with his Wembley win over the highly touted Brandon Gonzales; which was followed by wins over the rugged Marco Antonio Periban (also on a PPV undercard); Andre Dirrell; Lucian Bute & perhaps least impressively (in terms of calibre of competition if not performance) Rogelio Medina. Has missed the opportunity to become a UK PPV headliner in favour of the mega-paydays handed out by one Al Haymon on PBC. Long may those last – although questions about the medium term health of the Haymon-Network TV experiment persist and grow over time.
  3. Kell Brook ??Banknote With Pound Sign on Apple ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.163 May 1986 Brook went out in a blaze of glory against the monster known as GGG in what was in flashes a modern day answer to Hagler vs. Hearns. The loss & more to the point the honour with which it was achieved has rendered the to this point under-appreciated Yorkshireman, to quote Carl Froch, “an international superstar”. After what has felt like years of attempting to lure Amir Khan into a showdown it is not unimaginable that the happenings of 2016 will render Khan the junior competent of any future negotiations. In a convoluted narrative that for so long seemed futile Kell Brook has become one of Eddie Hearn’s great promotional steering success stories.
  4. Lee Selby ??Flag for Wales on WhatsApp  14 February 1987Image result for premier boxing champions logoA career that threatened to be torpedoed by a 2009 loss to 1-0-1 Samir Mouneimne has certainly come a long, long way since. The polished Barry boxer has accumulated wins over Stephen Smith (in sensational fashion); John Simpson; Rendall Munroe; Australian Olympian Joel Brunker; Evgeny Gradovich (in controversial circumstances); an ageing Fernando Montiel & the frustrating talent Eric Hunter. Taken as a whole its a decent body of recent work but much of his future trajectory will depend on how he navigates the ever evolving promotional landscape.
  5. Anthony Joshua ?Banknote With Pound Sign on Apple Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.1615 October 1989AJ is already the single biggest commercial animal in all of British boxing – generating upwards of £6 million every time he fights. With Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko yet to be confirmed only due to a hold-up over the WBA title – which frankly wouldn’t change much bar who he’s likely to fight after that – £6 million in revenue will seem positively quaint against estimates as high as £25 million for the crossroads fight of the decade in the heavyweight division.
  6. Chris Eubank Jr ?Flag for United Kingdom on Twitter ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 18 September 1989 Talent: check. Profile: check. Managerial steering: yeah, but, no, but… Eubank Jr’s progress is now actively being sabotaged by the same overzealous influence which gift wrapped him his entree into the sport at an artificially inflated level of public interest. I don’t see any cataclysmic parting of ways between father & son & thus envisage a great talent will go whichever way the chip on his father’s shoulder deems appropriate.
  7. Scott Quigg ??Banknote With Pound Sign on Apple Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 9 October 1988Frampton vs. Quigg was for a good 2.5 years a bout the trade yearned for & Hearn was eventually able to deliver a bout that frankly failed to live up to the substantial hype – with Quigg conserving energy stores excessively in the early going & Frampton building up an unassailable lead on any sane card. Where to from here for the now just once beaten Lancastrian under the Matchroom banner? The answer will be intriguing to watch unfold.
  8. George Groves ?Banknote With Pound Sign on Apple ? Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.1626 March 1988Sauerland Promotion Groves is one of the sport’s older 28 year olds having been through two wars with Carl Froch; a still controversial fight with James DeGale;  a loss on American soil to Badou Jack & most recently a resurgent win over Martin Murray in his last outing.
  9. Tony Bellew ?Banknote With Pound Sign on Apple ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 30 November 1982 Tony Bellew is one of the sport’s loveliest guys – & one of its true characters. A fighter & a warrior who owes his success more to sweat & super-human levels of self-belief than to any inherent talent – a guy many young pros could learn from.
  10. Jamie McDonnell ?? Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.1630 March 1986
  11. Amir Khan ??Banknote With Pound Sign on Apple ? Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.168 December 1986Image result for premier boxing champions logo L KO 6/12 & L TKO 5/12 look comparable enough on paper but there was a huge swing in status & fortunes between Khan’s last outing & his perennial would-be nemesis Kell Brook’s… & not in the favour of the Bolton born, American based Amir Khan either. Khan is no longer the A-side in any proposed future meeting between the two & you’d anticipate that someone who could rock GGG wouldn’t have too many problems doing likewise & far worse to the notoriously glass chinned Khan.
  12. Anthony Crolla ??? Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.1616 November 1986Smashing lad who is now mixing it with the best fighters in the world in his division. Has made the most of the substantial promotional backing & upped his game through the increasing level of opponents faced.
  13. Billy Joe Saunders ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 30 August 1989Image result for queensbury promotions logoOne of the era’s true talents but has been kept inactive for a variety of reasons both before & after his career best win over Andy Lee. Were this a simple listing of natural talent Saunders would do no worse than a Top 2 place – on his worst day. Sadly for BJS – Gennady Golovkin & Canelo Alvarez would both view him as but one of a list of a dozen potential opponents on the B-side – paid accordingly, & of course, on the road. The investment seemingly isn’t there for any major bout with him as the A-side.
  14. Callum Smith Flag for United Kingdom on Twitter ? Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.1623 April 1990What can you say about the still just 26 year old super middleweight who holds an unusually high (for this era) knockout ratio of 76% through 21 bouts? With the exception of his first two four rounders – he has only failed to stop three men, two of whom (Nikola Sjekloca & Christopher Rebrasse) have never been stopped by anyone through 35 & 29 fight careers respectively. Callum is a superstar in waiting.
  15. Nathan Cleverly ?Banknote With Pound Sign on Apple ?Flag for Wales on WhatsApp  17 February 1987 Many will deem Nathan Cleverly’s win over Juergen Braehmer fortuitous – which, perhaps, to an extent it was – but he had to show a great deal of grit & determination to just be around to accept said good fortune. Nathan was exceptional in a losing effort against Andrzej Fonfara a year ago & his recent success is proof positive of my countryman Gary Player’s favourite saying, “The harder you work the luckier you get.” Few within the trade will begrudge Nathan a win that stemmed from years of hard toil.
  16. Terry Flanagan ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 11 June 1989Image result for queensbury promotions logo A legitimate top tier lightweight but one lacking true elite level opposition on his resume. Undefeated but I’d argue that a competitive loss to a Jorge Linares counts for more in my book than a ‘world title defence’ against a 42 year old who was 7-5 in his previous 12 bouts.
  17. Josh Warrington ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 14 November 1990Derided in some circles for being a coddled money spinner in the town he effectively owns – Leeds. That characterisation is getting less & less fair with every win over an international level operator – Joel Brunker & Hisashi Amagasa weren’t mugs & Josh’s wins over them aged still just 25 should be respected. Having turned pro at just 18 Warrington’s peak athletic & revenue generating years will unfold in the next 36 months & to quote Tom Petty, “the future was wide open.” I’d not hold my breath waiting for Selby vs. Warrington anytime soon although eventually, who knows…
  18. Lee Haskins ??Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 29 November 1983 Proof were it needed that not all world titles were created (nearly) equally. Haskins failed by way of stoppage at both British & Commonwealth level at bantamweight (where only around 30 British fighters ply their trade at any one time) & had to move down to super flyweight (where only around 15 British fighters ply their trade at any one time) to pick up a domestic title yet is now, somehow, a ‘world champion’ among the 1,000 or so bantamweights the world has to offer. Consider he got laid out by Stephane Jamoye – a man who both Ryan Farrag & Scott Quigg knocked out & you realise how meaningless the term ‘world champion’ is nowadays. To be fair, though, Haskins did enjoy domestic success earlier winning the English title – against an opponent who was 9-24-1 coming in. When boxing asks itself why it isn’t taken seriously by a sizeable chunk of the population it should have a look at cases of attempting to pull the wool over the eyes of the sporting public such as this one before it starts to feel too sorry for itself.
  19. Dereck Chisora Banknote With Pound Sign on Apple ? Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.1629 December 1983Sauerland PromotionDereck’s athletic prime is probably behind him but the allure of Chisora was only ever partially predicated on his technical ability – the drive/insanity/lunacy remains & I’d be veering toward a Dillian Whyte convert to a larger degree were the latter to face & beat a guy who is still somewhat competitive against Top 5 competition in Kubrat Pulev.
  20. Khalid Yafai Flag for United Kingdom on Twitter ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 11 June 1989 Supremely talented fighter who at 27 & 19-0 with the backing of the promotional hyper-power in the UK is potentially, in time, the nearest thing Roman Gonzalez might actually consider a legitimate challenge at super flyweight. There are other exciting fights out there for Yafai in theory – 23 year old Naoya Inoue & Juan Francisco Estrada both spring to mind in what is evolving into a tasty little division on the global level.
  21. Martin Murray ?? Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.1627 September 1982  Martin will perhaps be best remembered for his controversial loss to Sergio Martinez & an equally laughable so-called draw with Felix Sturm in that great home of unbiased judging Germany. At 34 years old the metabolic reality seems to mean his new home is at 168lbs with no way back down to the middleweight division where he enjoyed his greatest performances. Should Martin retire sans a world title he will be one of the era’s best fighters to do so. Fantastic character; chin & heart make him a hardcore fan favourite who took on challenges no one else would & did so the hard way. A tribute to the spirit of the sport.
  22. Luke Campbell Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.1627 September 1987  I’m unsure whether I had some sort of viral infection that rendered me inaccurate in my observations but having been to hundreds of cards & seen thousands of bouts over the years I left Campbell vs. Coyle about as impressed as I’ve ever been with any fighter’s performance. Campbell is a polished; slick; refined fighter with the blue chip amateur pedigree to back it up. His bout with Derry Mathews was one part stepping stone & one part examination of his will to ascend to the heights his talents surely merit. Needless to say his dismantling of the seasoned Mathews was a test Luke passed with flying colours. Once more there is reason to be excited about the 29 year old’s future.
  23. Ricky Burns ??Flag for Scotland on WhatsApp  13 April 1983 
  24. Liam Smith ??? Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.1627 July 1988Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  25. Frankie Gavin ?Banknote With Pound Sign on Apple Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.1628 September 1985
  26. Stephen Smith ??Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 22 July 1985
  27. Brian Rose ??Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 15 February 1985
  28. Stuart Hall ???Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 24 February 1980
  29. David Haye ??Banknote With Pound Sign on Apple ? Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.1613 October 1980 Image result for hayemaker promotions logoDifficult entity to quantify considering all ‘those clowns on that joke channel’ but Haye remains a peripheral if increasingly irritating figure loitering around the elite level of British boxing on the basis of laurels alone – as much as the future exploits of  Mark de Mori & Arnold Gjergjaj are on the tip of every working man’s tongue up & down the country.
  30. Gavin McDonnellFlag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 30 March 1986 
  31. Liam WalshFlag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 18 May 1986Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  32. Jack CatterallFlag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 1 July 1993Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  33. Tommy Langford ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 12 July 1989Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  34. Liam Williams Flag for United Kingdom on Twitter Flag for Wales on WhatsApp  26 May 1992Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  35. Paul Butler ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 11 November 1988Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  36. Bradley Skeete Flag for United Kingdom on Twitter Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 17 October 1987Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  37. Tyrone Nurse Flag for United Kingdom on Twitter Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 4 January 1990
  38. Dillian Whyte Flag for United Kingdom on Twitter Banknote With Pound Sign on Apple Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 11 April 1988
  39. Tommy McCarthyFlag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 4 November 1990
  40. Jack Arnfield Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 22 May 1989
  41. Rocky Fielding Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 5 August 1987
  42. Ryan Burnett Flag for United Kingdom on Twitter ?Northern-Ireland icon 21 May 1992The coming attraction in the bantamweight division & in truth bar Jamie McDonnell already the premier 118lber in Britain – professional accolades pending of course. The Ryan Farrag bout served as a chance to showcase his talents & versatility as a boxer-puncher. Adam Booth regards the 24 year old from Belfast the single biggest talent he has ever worked with & that is some recognition considering the calibre of fighters the super trainer has worked with over the years.
  43. Matty Askin Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 24 December 1988Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  44. Bob Ajisafe ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 13 April 1985
  45. Martin Joseph WardFlag for United Kingdom on Twitter Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 13 July 1991
  46. David Price ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 6 July 1983 Sauerland PromotionDavid Price’s career has been hampered by three things: 1) opponents who were shown to be on drugs; 2) a chin that is still widely questioned & 3) simply bad luck in coming along at a time of promotional turmoil & era change. Still has something to offer & many potentially big fights remain out there for the likeable Scouser.
  47. Isaac Dogboe ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 26 September 1994
  48. Lenny Daws ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 29 December 1978Image result for hennessy sports logo
  49. John Ryder Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 19 July 1988
  50. Ashley Theophane ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.1630 August 1980Image result for mayweather promotions logo
  51. Ryan Walsh Flag for United Kingdom on Twitter Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 18 May 1986Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  52. Hughie Fury ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 18 September 1994Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  53. Derry Mathews ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 23 September 1983Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  54. Tom DoranFlag for Wales on WhatsApp  7 August 1987Image result for coldwell boxing promotions
  55. Scott Cardle Flag for United Kingdom on Twitter Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 28 September 1989
  56. Craig KennedyFlag for Wales on WhatsApp  3 May 1985
  57. Robbie Davies Jnr Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.163 October 1989Image result for coldwell boxing promotions
  58. Ahmet Patterson Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.1626 October 1987Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  59. Gamal Yafai Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16? 4 August 1991
  60. Sam Eggington Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 15 October 1993
  61. Stephen Simmons ?Flag for Scotland on WhatsApp  6 August 1984
  62. Tommy Coyle Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 2 September 1989
  63. John Wayne Hibbert Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 12 December 1984
  64. Ryan Farrag ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 6 February 1988
  65. Luke Blackledge ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 6 August 1990Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  66. Hosea Burton Flag for United Kingdom on Twitter Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 14 September 1988
  67. Isaac Lowe Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 21 January 1994
  68. Paul Smith????Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 6 October 1982
  69. Frank Buglioni ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 18 April 1989Image result for goodwin boxing logo
  70. Gary CornishFlag for Scotland on WhatsApp  10 April 1987
  71. Gary CorcoranFlag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 12 November 1990Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  72. Mitchell SmithFlag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 24 November 1992Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  73. Anthony Yarde ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16? 13 August 1991Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  74. Lee Markham Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 24 October 1987Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  75. Kid GalahadFlag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 3 March 1990Image result for hennessy sports logo
  76. Sean DoddFlag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 28 June 1984
  77. Rick SkeltonFlag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 8 October 1993
  78. Iain Butcher Flag for Scotland on WhatsApp 2 May 1992
  79. George Jupp ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 18 December 1990Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  80. Craig CunninghamFlag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 26 February 1988
  81. Jazza Dickens Flag for United Kingdom on Twitter Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.1612 April 1991
  82. Charlie Edwards ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16? 8 February 1993
  83. Jason Cunningham Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 26 September 1989
  84. Tom Baker Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 18 November 1991Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  85. Jamie ConlanNorthern-Ireland icon 11 October 1986Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  86. Adam Etches Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 26 January 1991
  87. Callum JohnsonFlag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 20 August 1985
  88. Andrew Selby Flag for United Kingdom on Twitter Flag for Wales on WhatsApp ? 25 December 1988
  89. Elliott MatthewsFlag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 23 April 1981
  90. Thomas Patrick WardFlag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 15 May 1994
  91. Anthony Cacace ?Northern-Ireland icon 2 February 1989
  92. Marcus Morrison Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16? 9 March 1993
  93. Jamie Cox ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 24 August 1986Image result for queensbury promotions logo
  94. Leigh WoodFlag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 1 August 1988
  95. Sonny UptonFlag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 27 June 1989
  96. Martin WardFlag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 11 March 1988
  97. Joe HughesFlag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 6 August 1990
  98. Lewis TaylorFlag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 27 January 1990
  99. Glenn Foot Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16 5 November 1987
  100. Ohara Davies ?Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16? 9 February 1992

Representation in the Top 100 by Nation

86Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16

6Flag for Wales on WhatsApp

4 Northern-Ireland icon

4Flag for Scotland on WhatsApp

Promotional Strength in Depth

*100 points for #1…all the way down to 1 point for #100.

Only fighters listed officially on the promoter’s website or signed officially to the promoter are considered within these totals.

Totals by Promoter: 

2118

1124Image result for queensbury promotions logo

385Image result for premier boxing champions logo

229Sauerland Promotion

133

91Image result for coldwell boxing promotions

78Image result for hennessy sports logo

72Image result for hayemaker promotions logo

51Image result for mayweather promotions logo

32Image result for goodwin boxing logo

Promotional Leaders by Nation

Flag for England on WhatsApp 2.16

1896

1033Image result for queensbury promotions logo

229Sauerland Promotion

188Image result for premier boxing champions logo

83

78Image result for hennessy sports logo

72Image result for hayemaker promotions logo

51Image result for mayweather promotions logo

44Image result for coldwell boxing promotions

32Image result for goodwin boxing logo

Flag for Wales on WhatsApp

97Image result for premier boxing champions logo

85

67Image result for queensbury promotions logo

58

47Image result for coldwell boxing promotions

Northern-Ireland icon

100Image result for premier boxing champions logo

59

Flag for Scotland on WhatsApp

78

World Titles by Sanctioning Body

Image result for wbc beltTony Bellew

Image result for wbaJamie McDonnell; Carl Frampton; Nathan Cleverly

Image result for ibf beltAnthony Joshua; Lee Selby; James DeGale; Kell Brook

Image result for wbo beltTerry Flanagan; Billy Joe Saunders

List of Current British Boxers

Heavyweights

Adam Machaj
AJ Carter
Ali Adams
Andy Mitchell
Anthony Joshua
Bill Hodgson
Carl Wilson
David Abraham
David Allen
David Haye
David Howe
David Price
Dereck Chisora
Dilbag Singh
Dillian Whyte
DL Jones
Dominic Akinlade
Dorian Darch
Gary Cornish
Hari Miles
Hughie Fury
Ian Lewison
James Edwards
James Oliphant
Kash Ali
Larry Olubamiwo
Lee Carter
Marcus Kelly
Matt Gordon
Michael Sprott
Nathan Gorman
Nick Webb
Noureddine Meddoun
Ross Henderson
Sam Sexton
Scott Gibbins
Tom Little
Tyson Fury

Cruiserweights

Aaron Lacey
Adam Hart
Arfan Iqbal
Biola Kudus
Chris Harding
Courtney Richards
Craig Glover
Craig Kennedy
Dan Cooper
Dan Woodgate
Daniel Ruddock
Danni Griffiths
Danny Couzens
Darren Snow
Dean Marner
Henry Smith
Isaac Chamberlain
Jack Massey
James Quigley
Jason Jones
John Gillies
Jordan Thompson
Jose Lopes
Josh Burke
Joss Paul
Karl Wheeler
Kevin Skill
Lee Jones
Lee Nutland
Louie Darlin
Louis Cuddy
Luke Watkins
Mark Little
Martyn Grainger
Matty Askin
Mike Stafford
Mohammed Sharif
Ossie Jervier
Richard Riakporhe
Robin Dupre
Russ Henshaw
Ryan Crawford
Sam Hyde
Shane Dragonslayer
Simon Barclay
Simon Vallily
Stephen Simmons
Tommy McCarthy
Tony Bellew
Tony Cruise
Wadi Camacho
Warren Baister

Light Heavyweights

Adam Simpson
Adi Burden
Andre Bowen
Andy Holmes
Andy Neylon
Andy White
Anthony Yarde
Bob Ajisafe
Brian Forsyth
Bryn Wain
Callum Johnson
Carl Wild
Charlie Brown
Charlie Duffield
Charlie Quinn
Charlie Schofield
Chris Davies
Chris Dutton
Chris Hobbs
Chris Nixon
Christian Kinsiona
Colin Farricker
Corey Jackson
Curtis Gargano
Dan Foster
Daniel Slaney
Darrell Church
David Bailey
Dec Spelman
Deion Jumah
Duane Sinclair
Elvis Dube
Frank Buglioni
Geoff Dixon
Gordon Brennan
Grant Quigley
Hasan Karkardi
Hosea Burton
Jack Morris
Jake Ball
James Barnes
James Farrell
Jamie Ambler
Jermaine Asare
Joe Hockenhull
Joe Sherriff
Joel McIntyre
Joel Palmer
Jonathan O’Kelly
Jonson McClumpha
Jordan Joseph
Josh Miller
Kelvin Young
Kirk Garvey
Kristian Hassall
Kyle Redfearn
Lee Lewis
Liam Conroy
Lucas Robinson
Lyndon Arthur
Marcus Williams
Matty Parr
Miles Shinkwin
Mitch Mitchell
Morgan Jackson
Morgan Jones
Nathan Cleverly
Nathan Thorley
Nicky Powell
Ollie Pattison
Richard Harrison
Richard Horton
Richard Thomas
Ricky Summers
Rob Hough
Ross Noriega
Sam Barron
Sam Best
Sam Smith
Scott Aitken
Scott Westgarth
Spiros Demetriou
Steve Cooper
Tariq Rashid
Tom Baker
Tomi Tatham
Tommy Black
Tommy Philbin
Tony Dodson
Zach Parker

Super Middleweights

Adnan Amar
Alan Higgins
Alex Hughes
Alistair Warren
Anthony Trow
Aroon Fiaz
Barney Joe Jones
Billy Long
Callum Smith
Chad Sugden
Craig Bunn
Dale Coyne
Dalton Miller
Danny Wall
Darryll Williams
David Brophy
Dean Gillen
Eric Mokonzo
George Groves
Harry Matthews
Jahmaine Smyle
Jake Haigh
James Conroy
James DeGale
Jamie Cox
Jamie Scotter
Jimmy Smith
John McCallum
John Telford
Jordan King
Josh Goodwin
Justin Johnson
Lennox Clarke
Leon McKenzie
Liam Cameron
Luke Allon
Luke Blackledge
Lyndon Newman
Mark Heffron
Mark Till
Martin Murray
Mohammed Mustapha
Nicolie Campbell
Patrick Mendy
Paul Hilz
Paul Smith
Remel Scott
Rocky Fielding
Scott Douglas
Sean Hare
Tobias Webb
Tom Stokes

Middleweights

Aaron Barley
Adam Etches
Adam Harper
Adam Jones
Alfredo Meli
Andrew Robinson
Anthony Fox
Anthony Ogogo
Ashley Bailey Dumetz
Ashley Hill
Aston Brown
Ben Davies
Ben Sheedy
Billy Bird
Billy Joe Saunders
Cello Renda
Charlie Beardon
Charlie Shane
Chris Eubank Jr
Chris Jenkinson
Connor Law
Connor Seymour
Conrad Cummings
Craig McEwan
Craig Richards
Dan Blackwell
Dan Breeze
Darin Reid
Darryl Sharp
Daryl Baptist
Elliott Matthews
Felix Cash
Graham Tirrell
Grant Dennis
Jack Arnfield
Jack Flatley
Jacob Lucas
Jamie Jones
Jason Ball
Jesse Goodhand Tait
Joe Mullender
John Ryder
Kieran Smith
Lee Markham
Lewis Taylor
Liam Desmond
Liam Griffiths
Linus Udofia
Luke Heron
Marcus Morrison
Mark Jeffers
Matthew Mallin
Matthew Ryan
Matty Mainwaring
Max Lovell
MH Legg
Mick Hall
Mike Byles
Myles Cash
Nathan Wheatley
Natty Howell
Nick Golubs
Nicky Jenman
Paul Cummings
Paul Gordon
Peter Akubuko
Reece Cartwright
Ricardo Coker
Richard O’Neill
Richie Gray
Ricky Heavens
Rob Brown
Rod Smith
Ryan Gibbs
Ryan Kelly
Ryan Maycock
Sam Sheedy
Sam Wall
Scott Hillman
Sean Robinson
Shaun White
Simone Lucas
Sonny Whiting
Terry George
Tey Lynn Jones
Tom Doran
Tom Knight
Tommy Carter
Tommy Langford
Tyler Denny
Wayne Reed
Yailton Neves
Zaheer Asghar

Junior Middleweights

Aarron Morgan
Adam Ismail
Adrian Martin
Ahmet Patterson
Alex McCloy
Amir Khan
Arthif Daniel
Asinia Byfield
Aston Jolly
Barrie Jones
Basi Razaq
Ben Hall
Ben Heap
Billy Snaith
Brad Pauls
Bradley Pryce
Brian Rose
Callum Pearson
Carwyn Herbert
Casey Blair
Chris Monaghan
Craig Cunningham
Curtis Valentine
Damon Jones
Dan Sarkozi
Dan West
Danny Brown
Danny Butler
Danny Little
Davis Pagan
Drew Brown
Duane Green
Eli Matthews
Freddie Turner
Gary Cooper
Gary Corcoran
Georgie Kean
Harjinder Gill
Ikram Hussain
Jack Bellingham
Jack Sellars
Jake Best
James Lilley
James Metcalf
Jason Welborn
Jimmy McClean
Jimmy’ Kilrain Kelly
Joe Hurn
Joe Pigford
John Brennan
John Thain
Jordan Clayton
Josh McLaren
Joshua Ejakpovi
Justin Menzie
Kelcie Ball
Kevin McCauley
Kris Agyei-Dua
Kris Carslaw
Lee Oldham
Liam Smith
Liam Williams
Lloyd Ellett
Macaulay McGowan
Marc Kerr
Marcus Le Doux
Mark Thompson
Mason Cartwright
Mason Jones
Matt Butler
Matt McCarthy
Matthew Ashmole
Matthew Wigglesworth
Michael McGurk
Nathan Graham
Nicki Smedley
Owen Jobburn
Paul Kean
Paul O’Brien
Paul Southwick
Paul Upton
Reuben Arrowsmith
Rick Godding
Rick Skelton
Robert Asagba
RP Davies
Ryan Aston
Ryan Toms
Sam Evans
Sammy McNess
Scott Fitzgerald
Sonny Lee
Sonny Upton
Stefan Sanderson
Steven Mennell
Sullivan Mason
Terry Maughan
Tom Ramsden
Tommy Watson
Tony Milch
Trevor Crewe
Will O’Reilly
William Warburton

Welterweights

Adam Barker
Adil Anwar
Alan Ratibb
Ali Wyatt
Andy Kremner
Anthony Upton
Ben Eland
Bradley Skeete
Cameron Stevenson
Cassius Connor
Chris Evangelou
Chris Kongo
CJ Challenger
Conor Benn
Craig Kelly
Craig MacIntyre
Craig Morris
Dale Evans
Dan Carr
Daniel Cope
Daniel Keenan
Danny Murphy
Darren Tetley
Daza Usher
Dean Richardson
Denton Vassell
Derek Skinner
Dwayne Sheldon
Faheem Khan
Fion O’Meara
Frankie Gavin
Gary Fox
Gary Murray
George Hennon
George Horner
George Jago
George Rhodes
Ian Henry
Isaac Macleod
Ishmael Ellis
Jack Green
Jack Healy
James Montgomery
Jamie Carley
Jamie Robinson
Jamie Spence
Jason Nesbitt
Jayce Dixon
Jez Smith
Joe Hayes
Joe McCory
Joe Vaughan
Joe Wood
John O’Donnell
John Wheatley
Johnny Coyle
Johnny Garton
Jordan Grannum
JP McGuiness
Karl Wiggins
Kaseem Mahmood
Kell Brook
Kian Thomas
Lee Gillespie
Lee McGhie
Lee Mould
Lewis Benson
Lewis O’Mara
Liam Goodjohn
Liam Taylor
Liam Wright
Louis Adolphe
Luke Brassfield
Luke Keleher
Luth Mtimkulu
Mano Lee
Mark Fairweather
Matt Seawright
Matthew Wilton
Michael Green
Michael McKinson
Mike Jones
Mikey Sakyi
Nathan Brough
Nathan Dale
Nathan Hardy
Nathan McIntosh
Nathan Weise
Nathon Smith
Neil Parry
O’Shane Clarke
Ollie Pinnock
Paddy Gallagher
Peter McGurk
Reece MacMillan
Ricky Boylan
Rob Hunt
Robert Dixon
Ryan Fields
Ryan Frost
Ryan Hardy
Ryan Hinchliffe
Ryan Martin
Ryan Oliver
Sajid Abid
Sam Ball
Sam Eggington
Sean Ben Mulligan
Sean Lewis
Shaquille Day
Shayne Singleton
Simon Bowater
Steven Backhouse
Stewart Burt
Tamuka Mucha
Ted Cheeseman
Tion Gibbs
Tom Barlow
Tom Whitfield
Tommy Loach
Tommy Tear
Tony Bange
Tony Dixon
Tyler Goodjohn
Tyrone McKenna

Junior Welterweights

Adam Evans
Adam Hague
Adam Little
Akeem Ennis Brown
Alec Bazza
Ally Black
Andy Colquhoun
Anthony Hardy
Ashley Peyton
Ashley Theophane
Asif Akhtar
Atif Shafiq
Ben Smith
Ben Wager
Bilal Rehman
Billy Mullan
Brandon Thomson
Charlie Driscoll
Chris Adaway
Chris Jenkins
Chris Truman
Cori Gibbs
Craig Whyatt
Dale Arrowsmith
Daniel Lansbury Spray
Daniel Mickleburgh
Danny Holmes
Darren Surtees
Darren Townley
David Leo
Duane Grimes
Eddie Doyle
Fonz Alexander
Georgie Wright
Gerard Carroll
Giuseppe Daprato
Glenn Foot
Hamed Ghaz
Ibrar Riyaz
Irvin Magno
Jack Catterall
James Gorman
James Thomson
Jason Easton
Jeff Saunders
Joe Ducker
Joe Hughes
John Wayne Hibbert
Jordan Beveridge
Josh Leather
Josh Taylor
Kalam Leather
Kane Baker
Kane Stewart
Kay Prospere
Kerry Evans
Kieran McLaren
Kofi Yates
Kristian Laight
Kyle Jones
Lee Connelly
Lee Gibbons
Lee Redpath
Lenny Daws
Leon Field
Liam Richards
Louis Claridge
Louis Greene
Luke Evans
Luke Paddock
Luke Willis
Marcus Eaton
Martin Gethin
Martin Taylor
Mike Cole
Mitch Buckland
Mohammed Fahim
Myron Mills
Nadeem Siddique
Nathanael Wilson
Neil Hepper
Ohara Davies
Peter Cope
Philip Bowes
Rakeem Noble
Rhys Saunders
Richie Canning
Ricky Burns
Robbie Barrett
Robbie Davies Jnr
Ross Jameson
Ross Roberts
Ryan Collins
Ryan McNicol
Ryan Mulcahy
Ryan Taylor
Ryan Watson
Sahib Mann
Sam Matkin
Sam Maxwell
Sam O’maison
Sanjeev Sahota
Sean Crowley
Shaun Dick
Shaun McShane
Sohail Ahmad
Steven Beattie
Steven Lewis
Steven Rae
Thomas Jarvis
Tom Farrell
Tommy Carus
Tommy Coyle
Tommy Martin
Tony Jones
Tyrone Nurse
Willie Limond
Zack Davies

Lightweights

Adam Dingsdale
Adam Kettleborough
Alex Phillips
Andrew Joicey
Andrew Mackay
Andy Harris
Andy Keates
Anthony Crolla
Archie Sharp
Barry Craig
Ben Day
Ben Mulligan
Ben Zacharkiw
Billy Parker
Brad Botham
Bradley Smith
Carl Chadwick
Charlie Flynn
Ciaran McVarnock
Connor Tongue
Craig Evans
Dan Naylor
Danny Bharj
Danny Carter
Danny Parsons
David Birmingham
Dean Evans
Derry Mathews
Des Newton
DP Carr
Ediz Hussein
Feargal McCrory
Floyd Moore
Gavin Gwynne
Henry Janes
Henry Thomas
Inderpreet Gill
Ismail Anwar
Jack Raines
Jake Bulger
Jamie Arlain
Jamie Arthur
Jamie Quinn
Jason Sillett
Jay Hughes
Joe Beeden
Joe Fitzpatrick
Joe Murray
Jon Kays
Jordan Cooke
Jordan Ellison
Jordan McCorry
Josh Morgan
Josh Nelson
Kevin Hooper
Kristian Touze
Leon Roberts
Leon Woodstock
Lewis Booth
Lewis Ritson
Luke Campbell
Luke Jones
Manny Zaber
Marcus Ffrench
Marcus Poston
Martin Buchanan
Matty Fagan
Michael Devine
Michael Mooney
Michael Peart
Michael Rooney
Mickey O’Rourke
Nathan French
Nathan Kirk
Paul Hyland Jnr
Qasim Hussain
Ricky O’Brien
Romeo Romaeo
Ryan Smith
Ryan Wheeler
Sam Bowen
Scott Cardle
Sean Dodd
Steve Brogan
Steven Cook
Steven Hale
Terry Flanagan
Thomas Dickson
Thomas Stalker
Tim Cutler
Wade Armour
Waqas Mohammed
Yaddollah Ghasemi

Super Featherweights

Alex Rutter
Andy Townend
Anthony Cacace
Artif Ali
Boy Jones
Charlie Williams
Chris Conwell
Chris Lawrence
CL Johnson
Craig Poxton
Farhan Akhtar
George Jupp
Harvey Hemsley
James Chiericato
James Fryers
James Tennyson
Jamie Humble
Jamie McGuire
Jimmy Cooper
John Quigley
Jon Slowey
Jordan Gill
Josh Baillie
Kallum De’Ath
Lee Appleyard
Leo D’Erlanger
Les Byfield
Lewis Paulin
Liam Walsh
Louis Fielding
Mark White
Martin Joseph Ward
Maxi Hughes
Michael Gomez Jnr
Michael Roberts
Mitchell Smith
Mujahid Najib
Omran Akbari
Phil Hervey
Razaq Najib
Reece Mould
Ricky Leach
Ronnie Clark
Russ Midgley
Ryan Garner
Ryan Hanson
Ryan Moorhead
Samir Mouneimne
Stephen Smith
Stephen Tiffney
Tom McGinley
Troy James
Yusuf Safa
Zaiphan Morris
Zelfa Barrett

Featherweights

Ashley Sexton
Ben Jones
Carl Frampton
Dai Davies
Danny Arnold
Darren Traynor
Ian Bailey
Indi Sangha
Isaac Dogboe
Isaac Lowe
Jack Budge
Jack Churchill
Jay Smith
Josh Kennedy
Josh Pritchard
Josh Warrington
Kid Galahad
Lee Clayton
Lee Glover
Lee Selby
Leigh Wood
Leon Gower
Lewis Pettitt
Lucas Ballingall
Luke Fash
Mark Evans
Muheeb Fazeldin
Paul Holt
Ramez Mahmood
Raza Hamza
Reece Bellotti
Ryan Doyle
Ryan Walsh
Shaun Ireland
Tommy Chadburn
Tyrone McCullagh
Zahid Hussain

Super Bantamweights

Bobby Jenkinson
Brett Fidoe
Christos Ioannou
Gamal Yafai
Gavin McDonnell
George Brennan
James Dickens
Jamie Speight
Jason Booth
Joe Ham
Jules Phillips
Kyle Williams
Lucien Reid
Martin Hillman
Martin Ward
Matthew Chanda
Paul Economides
Paul Gidney
Ramzy Nassa
Ricky Little
Ricky Starkey
Robbie Turley
Scott Quigg
Sean Davis
Thomas Patrick Ward

Bantamweights

Anwar Alfadli
Ashley Lane
Charlie Hoy
Conar Blackshaw
Craig Derbyshire
Darren Pryce
Duane Winters
Ian Halsall
Jamie McDonnell
Jamie Wilson
Jason Cunningham
Jordan Turner
Josh O’Donnell
Josh Wale
Kevin Satchell
Lee Haskins
Loua Nassa
Marc Leach
Marcus Hodgson
Osman Aslam
Ramesh Ahmadi
Ryan Burnett
Ryan Farrag
Scott Allan
Scott McCormack
Stuart Hall
Sunny Edwards
Thomas Kindon
Tom Bell
Ukashir Farooq

Super Flyweights

Adam Mackenzie
Andrew Cain
Anthony Nelson
Brandon Daord
Don Broadhurst
Gary Reeve
Iain Butcher
Jamie Conlan
Jay Harris
Khalid Yafai
Kyle Yousaf
Matt Windle
Paul Butler
Sam Cantwell
Tommy Frank

Flyweights

Andrew Selby
Brad Foster
Charlie Edwards
Jamie Williams
Louis Norman
Luke Wilton
Phil Smith
Prince Patel
Ross Murray
Sheldon Purdy
Usman Ahmed
Waleed Din

Rankings: WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO

Heavyweight (unlimited)
WBC WBA IBF WBO Matt Hamilton
Deontay Wilder Tyson Fury Anthony Joshua Tyson Fury Vacant
1. Alexander Povetkin
2. Bermane Stiverne
3. Kubrat Pulev
4. Joseph Parker
5. David Haye
6. Johann Duhaupas
7. Andy Ruiz
8. Bryant Jennings
9. Malik Scott
10. Eric Molina
11. Gerald Washington
12. Carlos Takam
13. Mariusz Wach
14. Dereck Chisora
15. Jarrell Miller
1. Luis Ortiz
2. Wladimir Klitschko
3. Alexander Ustinov
4. Fres Oquendo
5. Lucas Browne
6. David Haye
7. Manuel Charr
8. Shannon Briggs
9. Joseph Parker
10. Jarrell Miller
11. Trevor Bryan
12. Kubrat Pulev
13. Andrey Fedosov
14. Guillermo Jones
15. Jun Long Zhang
1. Joseph Parker
2. Kubrat Pulev
3. David Haye
4. Johan Duhaupas
5. Andy Ruiz
6. Carlos Takam
7. Vyacheslav Glazkov
8. Eric Molina
9. Jarrell Miller
10. Charles Martin
11. Derek Chisora
12. David Price
13. Hughie Fury
14. Bermane Stiverne
15. Dominic Breazeale
1. Joseph Parker
2. Wladimir Klitschko
3. Andy Ruiz
4. David Haye
5. Hughie Fury
6. Michael Wallisch
7. Jarrell Miller
8. Edmund Gerber
9. Tom Schwarz
10. Kubrat Pulev
11. David Price
12. Izuagbe Ugonoh
13. Andrey Fedosov
14. Erkan Teper
15. Ian Lewison
1. Wladimir Klitschko
2. Anthony Joshua
3. Alexander Povetkin
4. Deontay Wilder
5. Kubrat Pulev
6. Joseph Parker
7. Luis Ortiz
8. Vyacheslav Glazkov
9. Carlos Takam
10. Andy Ruiz
11. Bermane Stiverne
12. Derek Chisora
13. Jarrell Miller
14. David Haye
15. David Price
Cruiserweight (200 lbs)
WBC WBA IBF WBO Matt Hamilton
Tony Bellew Denis Lebedev / Beibut Shumenov Denis Lebedev Olesandr Usyk Olesandr Usyk
1. Mairis Briedis
2. Marco Huck
3. Krszysztof Wlodarczyk
4. Dmitry Kudryashov
5. Ilunga Makabu
6. Dmytro Kucher
7. Olanrewaja Durodola
8. Ovill McKenzie
9. Thabiso Mchunu
10. Micki Nielsen
11. Mateusz Masternak
12. Andrew Tabiti
13. Noel Gevor
14. BJ Flores
15. Santander Silgado
1. Yunier Dorticos
2. Marco Huck
3. Arsen Goularmirian
4. Mateusz Masternak
5. Noel Gevor
6. Murat Gassiev
7. Ola Afolabi
8. Denton Daley
9. Youri Kalenga
10. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
11. Ryad Merhy
12. Santander Silgado
13. Ruslan Fayfer
14. Michael Hunter
15. Issa Akberbayev
1. NOT RATED
2. Murat Gassiev
3. Marco Huck
4. Micki Nielsen
5. Noel Gevor
6. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
7. Victor Ramirez
8. Mateusz Masternak
9. Dmytro Kucher
10. Dmitry Kudryashov
11. Michael Hunter
12. Ovill McKenzie
13. Damir Beljo
14. Thabiso Mchunu
15. Rakhim Chakhkiev
1. Krzystof Glowaki
2. Noel Gevor
3. Mairis Briedis
4. Damir Beljo
5. Micki Nielsen
6. Firat Arslan
7. Krzystof Wlodarczyk
8. Pablo O. Natalio Farias
9. Dmytro Kucher
10. Michael Hunter
11. Murat Gassiev
12. Maxim Vlasov
13. Mataeusz Masternak
14. Thabiso Mchunu
15. Dimitry Kudryashov
1. Denis Lebedev
2. Krzystof Glowaki
3. Marco Huck
4. Tony Bellew
5. Mairis Briedis
6. Beibut Shumenov
7. Firat Arslan
8. Ilunga Makabu
9. Thabiso Mchunu
10. Micki Nielsen
11. Noel Gevor
12. Ovill McKenzie
13. Krzystof Wlodarczyk
14. Dmitry Kudryashov
15. Mateusz Masternak
Light Heavyweight (175 lbs)
WBC WBA IBF WBO Matt Hamilton
Adonis Stevenson Sergey Kovalev / Nathan Cleverly Sergey Kovalev Sergey Kovalev Sergey Kovalev
1. Eleider Alvarez
2. Joe Smith Jr.
3. Artur Beterbiev
4. Oleksandr Gvozdyk
5. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy
6. Sean Monaghan
7. Andrezj Fonfara
8. Marcus Browne
9. Erik Skoglund
10. Isaac Chilemba
11. Thomas Williams Jr
12. Sullivan Barrera
13. Jean Pascal
14. Yunieski Gonzalez
15. Robert Stieglitz
1. Dmitry Bivol
2. Andre Ward
3. Artur Beterbiev
4. Sullivan Barrera
5. Joe Smith Jr.
6. Felix Valera
7. Marcus Browne
8. Dominic Boesel
9. Shefat Isufi
10. Jurgen Brahmer
11. Enrico Koelling
12. Andrzej Fonfara
13. Avni Yildirim
14. Azea Augustama
15. Erik Skoglund
1. Andre Ward
2. Artur Beterbiev
3. Erik Skoglund
4. Sean Monaghan
5. Marcus Browne
6. Enrico Kolling
7. Igor Mikhalkin
8. Sullivan Barrera
9. Vyacheslav Shabransky
10. Oleksandr Gvozdyk
11. Robert Stieglitz
12. Trent Broadhurst
13. Chad Dawson
14. Jean Pascal
15. Radivoje Kalajdric
1. Andre Ward
2. Dominic Boesel
3. Sean Monaghan
4. Artur Beterbiev
5. Erik Skoglund
6. Robert Stieglitz
7. Callum Smith
8. Marcus Browne
9. Olexander Gvozdyk
10. Isidro Ranoni Prieto
11. Igor Mikhalkin
12. Enrico Koelling
13. Joe Smith, Jr.
14. Chad Dawson
15. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy
1. Adonis Stevenson
2. Andre Ward
3. Eleider Alvarez
4. Isaac Chilemba
5. Andrezj Fonfara
6. Artur Beterbiev
7. Nathan Cleverly
8. Jurgen Brahmer
9. Joe Smith Jr.
10. Marcus Browne
11. Erik Skoglund
12. Jean Pascal
13. Sullivan Barrera
14. Chad Dawson
15. Robert Stieglitz
Super Middleweight (168 lbs)
WBC WBA IBF WBO Matt Hamilton
Badou Jack Felix Sturm Giovanni De Carolis James DeGale Gilberto Ramirez Vacant
1. Callum Smith
2. Anthony Dirrell
3. George Groves
4. Avni Yildirim
5. Andre Dirrell
6. Zac Dunn
7. Schiller Hyppolite
8. Arthur Abraham
9. Lucian Bute
10. Rogelio Medina
11. Patrick Nielsen
12. Fedor Chudinov
13. Martin Murray
14. Rocky Fielding
15. Jose Uzcategui
1. Fedor Chudinov
2. Stanyslav Kashtanov
3. George Groves
4. Patrick Nielsen
5. Isaac Ekpo
6. Tyron Zeuge
7. Anthony Dirrell
8. David Benavidez
9. Vincent Feigenbutz
10. Dilmurod Satybaldiev
11. Caleb Truax
12. Jesse Hart
13. Robin Krasniqi
14. Zac Dunn
15. Mickael Diallo
1. Jose Uzcategui
2. NOT RATED
3. Patrick Nielsen
4. Anthony Dirrell
5. Callum Smith
6. Jesse Hart
7. Rogelio Medina
8. Zac Dunn
9. J’Leon Love
10. George Groves
11. Roamer Angulo
12. Avni Yildirim
13. Shintaro Matsumoto
14. Schiller Hyppolite
15. Andre Dirrell
1. Jesse Hart
2. Arthur Abraham
3. Robin Krasniqi
4. George Groves
5. Patrick Nielsen
6. Isaac Ekpo
7. Zac Dunn
8. Trevor McCumby
9. Matt Korobov
10. Vijender Singh
11. Dominik Britsch
12. Rocky Fielding
13. Apti Ustarkhanov
14. Schiller Hyppolite
15. Rogelio Medina
1. James DeGale
2. Badou Jack
3. Gilberto Ramirez
4. Callum Smith
5. Rogelio Medina
6. Anthony Dirrell
7. George Groves
8. Fedor Chudinov
9. Arthur Abraham
10. Jesse Hart
11. Matt Korobov
12. Andre Dirrell
13. Martin Murray
14. J’Leon Love
15. Rocky Fielding
Middleweight (160 lbs)
WBC WBA IBF WBO Matt Hamilton
Gennady Golovkin Gennady Golovkin/Danny Jacobs Gennady Golovkin Billy Joe Saunders Gennady Golovkin
1. Jorge Sebastian Heiland
2. Chris Eubank Jr.
3. Ievgen Khytrov
4. David Lemieux
5. Ryota Murata
6. Avtandil Khurtsidze
7. Curtis Stevens
8. Sergey Derevyanchenkov
9. Andy Lee
10. Peter Quillin
11. Dwight Ritchie
12. Gabriel Rosado
13. Andrew Hernandez
14. Maciej Sulecki
15. Matt Korobov
1. Alfonso Blanco
2. Chris Eubank Jr.
3. Dmitry Chudinov
4. Rob Brant
5. Andrew Hernandez
6. Tureano Johnson
7. Peter Quillin
8. Avtandil Khurtsidze
9. Ryota Murata
10. Adam Etches
11. John Ryder
12. Curtis Stevens
13. Jason Quigley
14. Ievgen Khytrov
15. Tommy Langford
1. Tureano Johnson
2. NOT RATED
3. Ryota Murata
4. Sergiy Derevyanchenko
5. Chris Eubank Jr
6. Avtandil Kurtsidze
7. David Lemieux
8. Sam Soliman
9. Curtis Stevens
10. Adam Etches
11. Ievgen Khytrov
12. Arif Magomedov
13. Maciej Sulecki
14. Marcelo Coceres
15. Dominic Wade
1. Avtandil Khurtsidze
2. Tommy Langford
3. Ryota Murata
4. David Lemieux
5. Max Bursak
6. Hassam N’Dam N’Jikam
7. Rob Brant
8. Maciej Sulecki
9. Chris Eubank Jr.
10. Gabriel Rosado
11. Artur Akavov
12. Ievgen Khytrov
13. Curtis Stevens
14. Willie Monroe, Jr.
15. Andy Lee
1. Danny Jacobs
2. Chris Eubank Jr.
3. Billy Joe Saunders
4. Peter Quillin
5. Jorge Sebastian Heiland
6. David Lemieux
7. Ryota Murata
8. Andy Lee
9. Dominic Wade
10. Curtis Stevens
11. Sergiy Derevyanchenko
12. Maciej Sulecki
13. Gabriel Rosado
14. Ievgen Khytrov
15. Willie Monroe Jr
Jr. Middleweight (154 lbs)
WBC WBA IBF WBO Matt Hamilton
Jermell Charlo Erislandy Lara / Jack Culcay Jermall Charlo Saul Alvarez Vacant
1. Demetrius Andrade
2. Charles Hatley
3. Vanes Martirosyan
4. Cedric Vitu
5. Ishe Smith
6. Erickson Lubin
7. Michael Soro
8. Jorge Cota
9. John Jackson
10. Austin Trout
11. Tony Harrison
12. Terrell Gausha
13. Isaac Real
14. Daquan Arnett
15. Jarrett Hurd
1. Demetrius Andrade
2. Gabriel Rosado
3. Michel Soro
4. Brian Carlos Castano
5. Kanat Islam
6. Maurice Weber
7. Brandon Cook
8. Jarrett Hurd
9. Tony Harrison
10. Erickson Lubin
11. Liam Williams
12. Geyson Bastardo
13. Patrick Allotey
14. Sergey Rabchenko
15. Oleksandr Spirko
1. Julian Williams
2. NOT RATED
3. Takayuki Hosokawa
4. Miguel Cotto
5. Cedric Vitu
6. Marcelo Matano
7. Jarrett Hurd
8. Sergei Rabchenko
9. Demetrius Andrade
10. Oleksandr Spyrko
11. Yuki Nonaka
12. Austin Trout
13. Tony Harrison
14. Liam Williams
15. Steven Butler
1. Liam Smith
2. Demetrius Andrade
3. Miguel Cotto
4. Yuki Nonaka
5. Liam Williams
6. Stephan Horvath
7. Julian Williams
8. Sirimongkol Singwancha
9. Austin Trout
10. Antonio Margarito
11. Ricardo Ruben Villalba
12. Virgilijus Stapulionis
13. Ahmet Patterson
14. Tony Harrison
15. Oleksandr Spyrko
1. Saul Alvarez
2. Erislandy Lara
3. Demetrius Andrade
4. Miguel Cotto
5. Jermall Charlo
6. Liam Smith
7. Jermell Charlo
8. Vanes Martirosyan
9. Michel Soro
10. Julian Williams
11. Austin Trout
12. Charles Hatley
13. Willie Nelson
14. Tony Harrison
15. Erickson Lubin
Welterweight (147 lbs)
WBC WBA IBF WBO Matt Hamilton
Danny Garcia Keith Thurman Kell Brook Jessie Vargas Vacant
1. Amir Khan
2. Andre Berto
3. Lamont Peterson
4. Charles Manyuchi
5. Shawn Porter
6. Ray Robinson
7. Konstantin Ponomarev
8. Omar Figueroa
9. Carlos Molina
10. Frankie Gomez
11. Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo
12. Ceferino Rodriguez
13. Ionut Dan Ion
14. David Peralta
15. Sammy Vasquez Jr
1. David Avanesyan
2. Jose Benavidez
3. Tewa Kiram
4. Errol Spence Jr
5. Kerman Lejarraga
6. Samuel Vargas
7. Shawn Porter
8. Charles Manyuchi
9. Roberto Arriaza
10. Shane Mosley
11. Jeff Horn
12. Carlos Adames
13. Taras Shelestyuk
14. Ivan Matute
15. Paul Kamanga
1. NOT RATED
2. Errol Spence Jr.
3. Konstantin Ponomarev
4. Jeff Horn
5. Lamont Peterson
6. Leonard Bundu
7. Bradley Skeete
8. Charles Manyuchi
9. Eddie Gomez
10. Andre Berto
11. Samuel Vasquez
12. Kevin Bizier
13. Carlos Ocampo
14. Rico Muller
15. Ahmed El Mousaoui
1. Manny Pacquiao
2. Timothy Bradley
3. Errol Spence, Jr.
4. Jeff Horn
5. Konstantin Ponomarev
6. Bradley Skeete
7. Frankie Gomez
8. Ali Funeka
9. Taras Shelestyuk
10. Jose Benavidez
11. Adrian Luciano Veron
12. Egidijus Kavaliauskas
13. Felix Diaz, Jr.
14. Elias Leandro Vallejos
15. Omar Figueroa, Jr.
1. Keith Thurman
2. Kell Brook
3. Danny Garcia
4. Errol Spence, Jr.
5. Manny Pacquiao
6. Timothy Bradley Jr
7. Jessie Vargas
8. Shawn Porter
9. Lamont Peterson
10. Brandon Rios
11. Jose Benavidez
12. David Avanesyan
13. Jeff Horn
14. Antonio Orozco
15. Felix Diaz
Jr. Welterweight (140 lbs)
WBC WBA IBF WBO Matt Hamilton
Terence Crawford Ricky Burns Eduard Troyanovsky Terence Crawford Terence Crawford
1. Antonio Orozco
2. Rances Barthelemy
3. Amir Imam
4. John Molina Jr.
5. Cletus Seldin
6. Felix Diaz
7. Adrian Granados
8. Andrea Scarpa
9. Viktor Postol
10. Regis Prograis
11. Ruben Nieto
12. Lucas Matthysse
13. Jose Carlos Ramirez
14. Humberto Soto
15. Ruslan Provodnikov
1. Kiryl Relikh
2. John Molina Jr.
3. Adrian Granados
4. Amir Iman
5. Rances Barthelemy
6. Robbie Davies Jr
7. Czar Amonsot
8. Frankie Gomez
9. Omar Figueroa Jr
10. Antonio Orozco
11. Anthony Yigit
12. Michelle Di Rocco
13. Regis Prograis
14. Ruslan Provodnikov
15. Brian Zarza
1. NOT RATED
2. NOT RATED
3. Keita Obara
4. Rances Barthelemy
5. Antonio Orozco
6. Akihiro Kondo
7. Lenny Zappavigna
8. Kirill Relikh
9. Frankie Gomez
10. Ik Yang
11. Andreas Scarpa
12. Maurice Hooker
13. Jayson Pagara
14. Cesar Cuenca
15. Sergei Lipinetc
1. Jason Pagara
2. Jose Zepeda
3. John Molina Jr.
4. Julius Indongo
5. Jack Catterall
6. Mickey Garcia
7. Viktor Postol
8. Antonio Orozco
9. Maurice Hooker
10. Hiroki Okada
11. Ruslan Provodnikov
12. Jonathan Eduardo Chavez
13. Cletus Seldin
14. Gustavo D. Vittori
15. Anthony Yigit
1. Viktor Postol
2. Eduard Troyanovsky
3. Adrien Broner
4. Thomas Dulorme
5. Omar Figueroa Jr
6. Carlos Molina
7. John Molina Jr
8. Ruslan Provodnikov
9. Sergey Lipinets
10. Ricky Burns
11. Adrian Granados
12. Julius Indongo
13. Amir Imam
14. Mikey Garcia
15. Jack Catterall
Lightweight (135 lbs)
WBC WBA IBF WBO Matt Hamilton
Jorge Linares Jorge Linares Vacant Terry Flanagan Jorge Linares
1. Dante Jardon
2. Mikey Garcia
3. Felix Verdejo
4. Denis Shafikov
5. Edis Tatli
6. Luke Campbell
7. Masayoshi Nakatani
8. Emiliano Marsilia
9. Yvan Mendy
10. Adrian Estrell
11. Petr Petrov
12. Ray Beltran
13. Franklin Mamani
14. Henry Lundy
15. Richar Abril
1. Daud Cino Yordan
2. Xolisani Ndongeni
3. Michael Perez
4. Petr Petrov
5. Emiliano Marsili
6. Evens Pierre
7. Ismael Barroso
8. Darleys Perez
9. Mason Menard
10. Emmanuel Tagoe
11. Brandon Ogilvie
12. Artem Haroyan
13. George Kambosos Jr.
14. Fernando Saucedo
15. Masayoshi Nakatani
1. NOT RATED
2. NOT RATED
3. Richard Commey
4. Robert Easter Jr
5. Jose Felix Jr.
6. Felix Verdejo
7. Dennis Shafikov
8. Edis Tatli
9. Stephen Ormond
10. Alejandro Luna
11. Yvan Mendy
12. Miguel Vazquez
13. Masayoshi Nakatani
14. Mickey Bey
15. Tony Luis
1. Felix Verdejo
2. Michael Perez
3. Jose Felix, Jr.
4. Daud Yordan
5. Sharif Bogere
6. Saul Rodriguez
7. Petr Petrov
8. Juan Martin Elorde
9. Liam Walsh
10. Paulus Moses
11. Juan Diaz
12. Thomas Stalker
13. Richar Abril
14. Mason Menard
15. Sergio Mauricio Gil
1. Rances Barthelemy
2. Terry Flanagan
3. Dejan Zlaticanin
4. Denis Shafikov
5. Anthony Crolla
6. Felix Verdejo
7. Robert Easter Jr
8. Petr Petrov
9. Dante Jardon
10. Javier Fortuna
11. Yvan Mendy
12. Richard Commey
13. Xolisani Ndongeni
14. Henry Lundy
15. Luke Campbell
Super Featherweight (130 lbs)
WBC WBA IBF WBO Matt Hamilton
Francisco Vargas Jezreel Corrales / Jason Sosa Jose Pedraza Vasyl LomachenkoMiguel Berchet Vacant
1. Takashi Miura
2. Miguel Roman
3. Orlando Salido
4. Jhonny Gonzalez
5. Stephen Smith
6. Tevin Farmer
7. Nicholas Walters
8. Jonathan Barros
9. Andres Gutierrez
10. Takashi Uchiyama
11. Javier Fortuna
12. Kenichi Ogawa
13. Edner Cherry
14. Braulio Rodriguez
15. Yuriorkis Gamboa
1. Nicholas Walters
2. Bryan Vasquez
3. Takashi Uchiyama
4. Rafael Mensah
5. Can Xu
6. Javier Fortuna
7. Miguel Roman
8. Liam Walsh
9. Gervonta Davis
10. Malcolm Klassen
11. Jaime Abboleda
12. Ricardo Nunez
13. Harmonito Dela Torre
14. Carlos Morales
15. Juan Huertas
1. NOT RATED
2. NOT RATED
3. Liam Walsh
4. Andrey Klimov
5. Yuriorkis Gamboa
6. Michael Farenas
7. Masao Nakamura
8. Devis Boschiero
9. Billy Dib
10. Kenichi Ogawa
11. Stephen Smith
12. Mario Barrios
13. Evgeny Chuprakov
14. Tevin Farmer
15. Harmonito Dela Torre
1. Terdsak Kokietgym
2. Orlando Salido
3. Evgeny Chuprakov
4. Orlando Cruz
5. Takashi Miura
6. Billel Dib
7. Gervonta Davis
8. Carlos Ruiz
9. Takashi Uchiyama
10. Roman Martinez
11. Masayuki Ito
12. Nicholas Walters
13. Kenichi Ogawa
14. Miguel Beltran, Jr.
15. Jeremiah Nakathila
1. Francisco Vargas
2. Jezreel Corrales
3. Jason Sosa
4. Vasyl Lomachenko
5. Jose Pedraza
6. Nicholas Walters
7. Takashi Uchiyama
8. Takashi Miura
9. Orlando Salido
10. Malcolm Klassen
11. Claudio Marrero
12. Kenichi Ogawa
13. Masayuki Ito
14. Jhonny Gonzalez
15. Miguel Berchelt
Featherweight (126 lbs)
WBC WBA IBF WBO Matt Hamilton
Gary Russell Jr. Carl Frampton / Jesus Andres Cuellar Lee Selby Oscar Valdez Carl Frampton
1. Leo Santa Cruz
2. Josh Warrington
3. Joseph Diaz
4. Cristian Mijares
5. Ronny Rios
6. Simpiwe Vetyeka
7. Claudio Marrero
8. Robinson Castellanos
9. Satoshi Hosono
10. Jorge Lara
11. Hairon Socarras
12. Bryan De Gracia
13. Oleg Yefimovich
14. Ryo Takenaka
15. Manuel Avila
1. Carlos Zambrano
2. Leo Santa Cruz
3. Claudio Marrero
4. Satoshi Hosono
5. Simpiwe Vetyeka
6. Abner Mares
7. Bryan De Gracia
8. Oleg Yefimovych
9. Abraham Lopez
10. Jorge Lara
11. Josh Warrington
12. Wiran Siththisob
13. Luke Jackson
14. Javier Rodriguez
15. Carmine Tommasone
1. NOT RATED
2. NOT RATED
3. Jonathan Barros
4. Satoshi Hosono
5. Josh Warrington
6. Ronny Rios
7. Viorel Simion
8. Joseph Diaz Jr.
9. Jorge Lara
10. Patomsith Pathompothong
11. Eric Hunter
12. Abraham Lopez
13. Oleg Yefimovich
14. Ryan Walsh
15. NOT RATED
1. Hiroshige Osawa
2. Kamil Laszczyk
3. Miguel Marriaga
4. Ben Jones
5. Carlos Diaz Ramirez
6. Christopher Diaz
7. Joseph Diaz Jr.
8. Mark Magsayo
9. Sakaria Lukas
10. Matias C. Adrian Rueda
11. Oleg Malynovskyi
12. Isaac Dogboe
13. Ryan Walsh
14. Guy Robb
15. Neil John Tabanao
1. Leo Santa Cruz
2. Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar
3. Oscar Valdez
4. Lee Selby
5. Gary Russell Jr
6. Simpiwe Vetyeka
7. Joseph Diaz
8. Eric Hunter
9. Oscar Escandon
10. Mark Magsayo
11. Jorge Lara
12. Robinson Castellanos
13. Lusanda Komanisi
14. Jonathan Victor Barros
15. Josh Warrington
Super Bantamweight (122 lbs)
WBC WBA IBF WBO Matt Hamilton
Hugo Ruiz Guillermo Rigondeaux/Nehomar Cermeno Vacant Nonito Donaire Guillermo Rigondeaux
1. Rey Vargas
2. Gavin McDonell
3. Julio Ceja
4. Yukinori Oguni
5. Hozumi Hasegawa
6. Scott Quigg
7. Cesar Juarez
8. Jessie Magdaleno
9. Shun Kubo
10. Diego De la Hoya
11. Randy Caballero
12. Luis Rosa
13. Edivaldo Ortega
14. Abigail Medina
15. Jose Salgado
1. Moises Flores
2. Jesus M. Rojas
3. Scott Quigg
4. Adam Lopez
5. Daniel Roman
6. Jessie Magdaleno
7. Jonathan Romero
8. Tj Doheny
9. Vladimir Tikhonov
10. Jun Qiu Xiao
11. Caril Herrera
12. Oleksandr Yegorov
13. Paulus Ambunda
14. Jason Moloney
15. Anurak Thisa
1. Shingo Wake
2. Jonathan Guzman
3. Rey Vargas
4. Albert Pagara
5. Scott Quigg
6. Yukinori Oguni
7. Jesse Magdaleno
8. Ryosuke Iwasa
9. Genesis Servania
10. Luis Rosa
11. Shun Kubo
12. Luis Orlando Del Valle
13. Yejoon Kim
14. Terence Doheny
15. Mike Tawatchai
1. Jessie Magdaleno
2. Cesar Juarez
3. Rey Vargas
4. Juan Miguel Elorde
5. Edivaldo Ortega
6. Yasutaka Ishimoto
7. Jimmy Paypa
8. Genesis Servania
9. Julian Evaristo Aristule
10. Jack Tepora
11. Bongani Mahlangu
12. Yukinori Oguni
13. Vladimir Tikhonov
14. Diego De La Hoya
15. Paulus Ambunda
1. Scott Quigg
2. Nonito Donaire
3. Jonathan Guzman
4. Moises Flores
5. Hozumi Hasegawa
6. Yukinori Oguni
7. Cesar Juarez
8. Yasutaka Ishimoto
9. Nehomar Cermeno
10. Bongani Mahlangu
11. Emanuel Navarrete
12. Paulus Ambunda
13. Gavin McDonnell
14. Rey Vargas
15. Diego De La Hoya
Bantamweight (118 lbs)
WBC WBA IBF WBO Matt Hamilton
Shinsuke Yamanaka Rau-shee Warren/Jamie McDonnell Lee Haskins Marlon Tapales Shinsuke Yamanaka
1. Anselmo Moreno
2. Liborio Solis
3. Suriyan Sor Rungvisai
4. Luis Nery
5. Alejandro Hernandez
6. Emmanuel Rodriguez
7. Petch Sor Chitpattana
8. Alexis Santiago
9. Tomoki Kameda
10. Karim Guerfi
11. Carlos Carlson
12. Shohei Omori
13. Takahiro Yamamoto
14. Emmanuel Rodriguez
15. Juan Carlos Payano
1. Zhanat Zhakiyanov
2. Liborio Solis
3. Juan Carlos Payano
4. Tomoki Kameda
5. Boonsom Lamsiri
6. Luis Nery
7. Yonfrez Parejo
8. Emmanuel Rodriguez
9. Roberto Vasquez
10. Alejandro Hernandez
11. Nikolay Potapov
12. Oleydong Sithsamerchai
13. Panthep Mullipoom
14. Siboniso Gonya
15. Mzuvukile Magwaca
1. Stuart Hall
2. NOT RATED
3. Omar Narvaez
4. Takahiro Yamamoto
5. Emmanuel Rodriguez
6. Rodrigo Guerrero
7. Anselmo Moreno
8. Alexis Santiago
9. Ryan Farrag
10. Karim Guerfi
11. Zolani Tete
12. Saenganan Sithsaithong
13. Nikolai Potapov
14. Elton Dharry
15. Arthur Villanueva
1. Arthur Villanueva
2. Alexis Santiago
3. Zolani Tete
4. Omar Narvaez
5. Alejandro Hernandez
6. Antonio Nieves
7. Emmanuel Rodriguez
8. Pungluang Sor Singyu
9. Immanuel Naidjala
10. Luis Nery
11. Nikolay Potapov
12. Takuma Inoue
13. Duke Micah
14. Paul Butler
15. Lwandile Sityatha
1. Juan Francisco Estrada
2. Jamie McDonnell
3. Marlon Tapales
4. Lee Haskins
5. Zolani Tete
6. Luis Nery
7. Omar Andres Narvaez
8. Shohei Omori
9. Takuma Inoue
10. Anselmo Moreno
11. Panya Uthok
12. Lwandile Sityatha
13. Emmanuel Rodriguez
14. Kentaro Masuda
15. Stuart Hall
Super Flyweight (115 lbs)
WBC WBA IBF WBO Matt Hamilton
Carlos Cuadras Luis Concepcion Jerwin Acajas Naoya Inoue Roman Gonzalez
1. Srisaket Sor Runvisai
2. Oleydong Sithsanerchai
3. Zolani Tete
4. Takuma Inoue
5. Sho Ishida
6. Norberto Jimenez
7. Khalid Yafai
8. Kohei Kono
9. Norasing Kokietgym
10. Koki Eto
11. Felipe Orucuta
12. Rex Tso
13. Gideon Buthelezi
14. Jesus Martinez
15. David Carmona
1. Sho Ishida
2. Norasingh Kokietgym
3. Norberto Jimenez
4. Toshiyuki Igarashi
5. Kohei Kono
6. Miguel Gonzalez
7. Takuma Inoue
8. Zolani Tete
9. Rex Tso
10. Khalid Yafai
11. Yohi Tobe
12. Buaphan Khamrang
13. Eliecer Aquino
14. David Sanchez
15. Israel Hidrogo
1. NOT RATED
2. NOT RATED
3. NOT RATED
4. Teiru Kinoshita
5. Sho Ishida
6. Khalid Yafai
7. Go Onaga
8. Rex Tso
9. Toshiyuki Igarashi
10. Paul Butler
11. Jamie Conlan
12. Takuma Inoue
13. Aston Palicte
14. Juanito Hernandez
15. Luis Nery
1. Petchbangborn Kokietgym
2. Juan Hernandez
3. Jamie Conlan
4. Rex Tso
5. Toshiyuki Igarashi
6. Sho Ishida
7. Oleydong Sithsamerchai
8. David Carmona
9. Yaon Boyeaux
10. Ricardo Rodriguez
11. Khalid Yafai
12. Jose Martinez
13. Suguru Muranaka
14. Takuma Inoue
15. Rakniran Muadransarakam
1. Naoya Inoue
2. Carlos Cuadras
3. Luis Concepcion
4. Wisaksil Wangek
5. Jerwin Ancajas
6. Sho Ishida
7. Gideon Buthelezi
8. Khalid Yafai
9. Kohei Kono
10. McJoe Arroyo
11. Juan Hernandez Navarrete
12. Koki Eto
13. Francisco Rodriguez Jr
14. Felipe Orucuta
15. Giovanni Escaner
Flyweight (112 lbs)
WBC WBA IBF WBO Matt Hamilton
Roman Gonzalez Kazuto Ioka Johnriel Casimero Juan Francisco Estrada Vacant
1. Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai
2. Juan Hernandez
3. Noknoi Sithipraset
4. Oscar Cantu
5. Edgar Sosa
6. Thomas Masson
7. Daigo Higa
8. Donnie Nietes
9. Toshiyuki Igarashi
10. Brian Viloria
11. Zou Shiming
12. Muhammad Waseem
13. Kevin Satchell
14. Juan Carlos Reveco
15. Froilan Saludar
1. Stamp Kiatiniwat
2. Sirichai Thaiyen
3. Noknoi Sithiprasert
4. Artem Dalakian
5. Juan Hernandez
6. Vincent Legrand
7. Nawaphon Kaikanha
8. Takuya Kogawa
9. Kevin Satchell
10. Juan Carlos Reveco
11. Gregorio Lebron
12. Keyvin Lara
13. Nhlanhla Ngamntwini
14. Thomas Masson
15. Juan Gabriel Medina
1. NOT RATED
2. NOT RATED
3. Zou Shiming
4. Francisco Rodriguez
5. Vincent Legrand
6. Nawaphon Chokchai
7. Takuya Kogawa
8. Kevin Satchell
9. Thomas Masson
10. Jobert Alvarez
11. Eaktawan Krungthepthonburi
12. Giemel Magramo
13. Daigo Higa
14. Charlie Edwards
15. Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym
1. Donnie Nietes
2. Zou Shiming
3. Kwanpichit Onesongchai
Gym
4. Francisco Rodriguez, Jr.
5. Kevin Satchell
6. Pedro Guevara
7. Amnat Ruenroeng
8. McWilliams Arroyo
9. Nawaphon Por Chokchai
10. Takuya Kogawa
11. Milan Melindo
12. Miguel Cartagena
13. Diago Higa
14. Jake Bornea
15. Iwan Zoda
1. Kazuto Ioka
2. Donnie Nietes
3. John Riel Casimero
4. Pedro Guevara
5. Brian Viloria
6. Moruti Mthalane
7. Amnat Ruenroeng
8. Juan Carlos Reveco
9. Takuya Kogawa
10. Daigo Higa
11. Nawaphon Kaikanha
12. Edgar Sosa
13. McWilliams Arroyo
14. Giemel Magramo
15. Cristofer Rosales
Junior Flyweight (108 lbs)
WBC WBA IBF WBO Matt Hamilton
Ganigan Lopez Ryoichi Taguchi Akira Yaegashi Vacant Vacant
1. Pedro Guevara
2. Rey Loreto
3. Ricardo Perez
4. Randy Petalcorin
5. Ken Shiro
6. Cristofer Rosales
7. Jonathan Inguito Taconing
8. Moises Calleros
9. Hekkie Budler
10. Kosei Tanaka
11. Javier Mendoza
12. Martin Tecuapetla
13. Juan Alejo
14. Angel Acosta
15. Francisco Rodriguez Jr.
1. Robert Barrera
2. Suriyan Satorn
3. Carlos Canizales
4. Felix Alvarado
5. Ryo Miyazaki
6. Jessie Espinas
7. Rangsan Chayanram
8. Cristopher Rosales
9. Miguel Cartegena
10. Tibo Monabesa
11. Abraham Rodriguez
12. Juan Alejo
13. Kenji Ono
14. Angel Acosta
15. Eliecer Quezada
1. NOT RATED
2. NOT RATED
3. Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr.
4. Cristofer Rosales
5. Ryo Miyaki
6. Milan Melindo
7. Felix Alvarado
8. Paipharob Kokietgym
9. Javier Mendoza
10. Pedro Guevara
11. Gabriel Mendoza
12. Rene Patilano
13. Angel Acosta
14. Randy Petalcorin
15. Ken Shiro
1. Moises Fuentes
2. Kosei Tanaka
3. Ryuji Hara
4. Hekkie Budler
5. Javier Mendoza
6. Jesse Espinas
7. Japhet Uutoni
8. Felix Alvarado
9. Ryo Miyazaki
10. Cristofer Rosales
11. Angel Acosta
12. Mzuvukile Magwaca
13. Palangpol CP Freshmart
14. Ken Shiro
15. Nkosinathi Joyi
1. Ganigan Lopez
2. Rey Loreto
3. Akira Yaegashi
4. Moises Fuentes
5. Ryoichi Taguchi
6. Ken Shiro
7. Jesse Espinas
8. Martin Tecuapetla
9. Milan Melindo
10. Javier Mendoza
11. Jonathan Taconing
12. Japhet Uutoni
13. Azael Villar
14. Rangsan Chayanram
15. Ryuji Hara
Minimumweight (105 lbs)
WBC WBA IBF WBO Matt Hamilton
Wanheng Menayothin Knockout CP Freshmart Jose Argumedo Vacant Wanheng Menayothin
1. Saul Juarez
2. Janiel Rivera
3. Leroy Estrada
4. Omar Kimweri
5. Byron Rojas
6. Carlos Buitrago
7. Ryuji Hara
8. Richard Asturvilca
9. Go Odaira
10. Simphiwe Khonco
11. Melvin Jerusalem
12. Osvaldo Novoa
13. Abraham Rodriguez
14. Riku Kano
15. Panya Pradabsri
1. Rey Loreto
2. Byron Rojas
3. Hekkie Budler
4. Simphiwe Khonco
5. Tatsuya Fukuhara
6. Panya Pradabsri
7. Wittawas Basapean
8. Carlos Buitrago
9. Ricardo Astuvilca
10. Siyabonga Siyo
11. Alexis Diaz
12. Azael Villar
13. Chao Zhong Xiong
14. Leroy Estrada
15. Ryuji Hara
1. Jose A. Jimenez
2. NOT RATED
3. Tatsuya Fukuhara
4. Carlos Buitrago
5. Katsunari Takayama
6. Xiong Zhao Zhong
7. Ryuji Hara
8. Samartlek Kokietgym
9. Janiel Rivera
10. Hekkie Budler
11. Riku Kano
12. Saul Juarez
13. Takumi Sakae
14. Dexter Alimento
15. Abraham Rodriguez
1. Riku Kano
2. Katsunari Takayama
3. Tatsuya Fukuhara
4. Moises Calleros
5. Vic Saludar
6. Ryuya Yamanaka
7. Panya Pradabsri
8. Alexis Diaz
9. Jeffrey Galero
10. Janiel Rivera
11. Carlos Buitrago
12. Merlito Sabillo
13. Rey Loreto
14. Reiya Konishi
15. Takumi Sakae
1. Knockout CP Freshmart
2. Saul Juarez
3. Jose Argumedo
4. Katsunari Takayama
5. Byron Rojas
6. Hekkie Budler
7. Melvin Jerusalem
8. Panya Pradabsri
9. Simphiwe Khonco
10. Omari Kimweri
11. Siphamandla Baleni
12. Ryuya Yamanaka
13. Hiroya Yamamoto
14. Go Odaira
15. Oswaldo Novoa

Exclusive: Eggington Trains Under Mentor Barry Hearn at Matchroom HQ

In business as in life you get winners & you get losers. Barry Maurice William Hearn I make one of life’s winners. Jon Pegg, Sam Eggington’s trainer, tells me that Barry once said to Sam, “I’m interested in you & your career because watching you fight gives me an adrenaline rush & I’m a (then) 66 year old who doesn’t get that many of them anymore.”

Sam Eggington prepares for his Battle of Brum clash with Frankie Gavin under the watchful & supportive eye of mentor Barry Hearn.
Sam Eggington prepares for his next fight under the watchful & supportive eye of mentor Barry Hearn.

The mentoring afforded Eggington by the senior Hearn is invaluable – Barry has decades of experience at the very top of professional sports marketing & promotions. At just 22 years of age Sam has the promotional backing that fighters the world over can only dream of – he will go as far as the product of his ability & application can take him.

Barry Hearn opened up his Mascalls Estate to Sam Eggington as he trains for his fight with Frankie Gavin.
Barry Hearn opened up his Brentwood Estate to Sam Eggington as he trains for his next bout.

The Sam Eggington story in many ways mirrors the Barry Hearn story – hyper success largely predicated on an iron will & a positive disregard for what is ‘probable’ in favour of what is possible. The combination of the two inspirational narratives has the potential to go all the way to the summit of world boxing.

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Another tough day at the office for Matchroom’s hottest welterweight Sam Eggington.
Barry Hearn looks on as Sam Eggington is put through his paces.
Barry Hearn looks on as Sam Eggington is put through his paces.
Barry Hearn oversees Sam's preparation for his next bout.
Barry Hearn oversees Sam’s preparation for his next bout.
Sam Eggington
You get blue chip & you get blue dip – Sam Eggington is both to Matchroom.
Jon Pegg & Team Savage are fast becoming Birmingham's Matchroom outpost.
Eastside Gym & Team Savage are fast becoming Matchroom’s Birmingham outpost.

Isaac Chamberlain Comes Of Age Through Baptism of Fire

Wadi Camacho vs. Isaac Chamberlain

Wadi Camacho vs. Isaac Chamberlain is a bout I’m unlikely to misplace in my mental Rolodex of memorable clashes anytime soon. Rarely do you see the levels of brutality & durability in such a sustained fashion as was on show at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on Thursday 29 September 2016.

The referee Jeff Hinds had it 94-98 in favour of the likeable 22 year old Chamberlain from Brixton & whilst I’d had it somewhat closer – 94-96 – I also had the  former decorated amateur & now highly touted Matchroom prospect winning. Camacho came out all guns blazing & very nearly sprung the upset when he had his younger opponent in all kinds of bother in the fateful third round. During that round – along with taking a hammering from his opponent – Isaac’s shoulder gave way, with a dislocation of the joint strongly suspected.

Sat ringside I remember thinking to myself as I looked at Chamberlain going back to his corner – probable dislocated shoulder in tow – this fight has another 7 rounds to go; which is more rounds than he’s ever fought in a pro fight at any one time; he’s done some kind of damage to his shoulder & he’s in there with a guy with vastly more experience – how on earth does he get out of here without losing his ‘0’? Were there live betting on this fight at that moment Isaac would have been considered a rightful underdog.

Isaac’s trainer & uncle is a chap by the name of Ted Bami – a man who has shared a professional ring with Matthew Hatton; Gavin Rees; a 16-0 Bradley Pryce & many others during a professional career which lasted from 1998 to 2010. He was also an entrant in Prizefighter as far back as 2009. Had this been a Prizefighter bout & thus only three rounds the history books would have read Camacho UD but this wasn’t Prizefighter; this was a BBBofC Southern Area cruiserweight title fight & for Chamberlain; more importantly still; a test given to him by the onlooking Eddie Hearn in just his 6th professional outing that he simply had to pass.

And pass it he did – strangely, perhaps – the shoulder injury “helped” as it forced Chamberlain to use his power right hand from the orthodox stance sparingly which meant he had to box primarily using the jab as both a defensive and offensive weapon. What made the adjustment all the more impressive was that it was done in a smaller ring – that is – with less opportunity to get on his bike as could have been done in the larger rings generally seen in arena venues.

The beauty of this fight was the ebb and the flow of action with both fighters enjoying periods of dominance that required superhuman toughness on the part of their opponent to sustain & then rebound from. Eddie Hearn doesn’t seem afraid to ask questions of his highly regarded prospects & Isaac Chamberlain looks a real live threat in the cruiserweight division domestically as a result of more than answering the challenge laid on for him aged still just 22.

List of Fighters Advised by Al Haymon

Al Haymon
Al Haymon

Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Antonio Tarver
Andre Berto
Devon Alexander
Peter Quillin
Shawn Porter
Austin Trout
Jermain Taylor
Adrien Broner
Erislandy Lara
Josesito Lopez
Gary Russell Jr.
Chris Pearson
Keith Thurman
Chris Arreola
Danny Garcia
Audley Harrison
Daquan Arnett
Gerald Washington
Omar Figueroa
Errol Spence
Deontay Wilder
Robert Easter Jr.
Jamel Herring
Edwin Rodriguez
Marcos Maidana
Dominic Wade
Daniel Jacobs
Jermell Charlo
Jermall Charlo
Chad Dawson
Leo Santa Cruz
Alfredo Angulo
Robert Guerrero
Anthony Peterson
Lamont Peterson
Seth Mitchell
Bryant Perrella
Chris Alexander
Dennis Hasson
Amir Khan
Paul Malignaggi
Michael Hunter Jr.
Ryan Karl
Caleb Plant
Jordan Shimmell
Semajay Thomas
Alex Martin Jr.
Marcos Antonio Hernandez
Stephan Shaw
Tommy Logan
John Magda
Gervonta Davis
Kareem Martin
Daniel Prussak
Prichard Colon
Marcus Browne
Terrell Gausha
Rau’shee Warren
Dominic Breazeale
B.J. Flores
Miguel Vazquez
Vanes Martirosyan
Rances Barthelemy
John Molina
Beibut Shumenov
Luis Collazo
Sakio Bika
Tomoki Kameda
Justin DeLoach
Caleb Truax
Roberto Garcia
Andre Dirrell
Mario Barrios
Thomas Williams Jr.
David Grayton
Phillip Jackson Benson
Kyrone Davis
Wale Omotoso
Haskell Rhodes
Javontae Starks
Abner Mares
Andrzej Fonfara
Joshua Conley
Danny Kelly
Ahmed Elbiali
Erick Bone
Javier Fortuna
Jonathan Guzman
Oscar Escandon
Sergio Mora
Jorge Lara
Jonathan González
Patryk Szymanski
Kamil Laszczyk
Leonard Bundu
Earl Newman
Joseph Elegele
Stephen Fulton
Ionut Dan Ion
Koki Kameda
Adam Kownacki
Jarrett Hurd
Travis Kauffman
Sergiy Derevyanchenko
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Thomas Hill
Malcolm McAllister
Kevin Bizier
Ivan Redkach
John Jackson
Julius Jackson
Tyson Cave
Tony Harrison
Yasmany Consuegra
Domonique Dolton
Erickson Lubin
Dennis Galarza
Dauren Yeleussinov
Juan Carlos Payano
Artur Szpilka
Cesar Seda
Lucian Bute
Ievgen Khytrov
Samuel Vasquez
Carlos Ivan Velasquez
Daiki Kameda
Umberto Savigne
Claudio Marrero
Moises Flores
Samuel Figueroa
Yudel Jhonson
Isiah Thomas
Walter Castillo
Ivan Golub
Tugstsogt Nyambayan
Monty Meza Clay
Kiko Martinez
Gabriel Campillo
Leo Hall
Darwin Price
Steven Ortiz
Danny O’Connor
Mark DeLuca
Ryan Kielczweski
Marvin Sonsona
Maciej Sulecki
Dejan Zlaticanin
Michael Seals
Oscar Rivas
Eleider Alvarez
Artur Beterbiev
Steve Cunningham
Alejandro Luna
Carl Frampton
Chris Colbert
Jamal James
James DeGale
Rocky Martinez
McJoe Arroyo
Stephen Ormond
Lee Selby
Emmanuel Rodriguez
Eddie Chambers
Jordan White

Why Eggington is BET OF THE YEAR against Frankie Gavin

Frankie Gavin seems to believe that Sam is an inch taller than him & no more. The photograph of them at the recent press conference in Birmingham would appear to show a height differential of anywhere between 2.5 & 4 inches. That’s a substantial height advantage. This lack of appreciation of reality seems to be shared by the bookmakers who are giving money away in my opinion – offering a ludicrous 11/10 on the younger, bigger, stronger, more motivated effective house fighter Eggington.

Incredibly Frankie Gavin has never actually headlined a professional show in Birmingham. Eggington – 9 years his junior – has is the fact that Sam enjoys real local support beyond friends & family going to mean that despite being classed a Derby we’re probably looking at a pro-Sam crowd? If Gavin’s best chance of a victory is by boxing and maintaining the distance & grinding out a points win – considering the improbability of him actually stopping Eggington – then a pro-Eggington crowd could sway judging in close rounds (however subconsciously & however much this will be denied).

At 31 a loss for Gavin is career ending in most commercial senses. At 22 a loss for Eggington isn’t desirable but there would be plenty of time & ongoing promotional & managerial support for him to climb back up. Is that not an added pressure on a mental strength that has repeatedly and consistently failed him during his career? A loss for Gavin would put him squarely in no man’s land & he’d be looking down the barrel of faded name opponent-ville should that happen.

Frankie has made the 147lbs limit only twice in the last 25 months – losing in one-sided fashion against Kell Brook & eeking out a debatable 12 rounds points decision over Bradley Skeete. He weighed in at a mighty 155.25lbs for his last bout – will he make the weight well – or at all? Considering his best hope is a points win will making the weight drain hard weaken him down the stretch should the fight go into deeper water?

Gavin has a long, inglorious history of pulling out of fights:

  • 2010-12-11 Dean Harrison [on 3 days notice]
  • 2011-10-28 Frank Haroche Horta [on 1 days notice]
  • 2015-10-17 Sam Eggington [on 12 days notice]

Thus should Frankie actually turn up for the Eggington fight Sam would become the first fighter he has pulled out of a fight with that he would subsequently actually fight.

Sam Eggington may have lost to Bradley Skeete but was that bout, in one sense, not the perfect preparation for taking on Gavin? He’s learnt what doesn’t work and has an entire camp and 12 long rounds to find something that does work against the older, less mobile Gavin.

Will the absence of long term mentor Tom Chaney in his corner be yet another nail in the Gavin coffin? You factor in that Eggington’s training team have a vast knowledge of Frankie’s background – whereas far less is known of the nuts & bolts by the current incarnation of Team Frankie of what Sam Eggington is really all about. Gavin has made inopportune personal statements about Eggington that have evidently upset Sam. Frankie has subsequently gone on to deny making such statements – which were clearly made – Is it possible that all he has achieved with this is motivating his opponent yet further?

Now here is the coup de grâce – Matchroom want Sam Eggington to win. That’s just common sense. Why? Well Sam could make them money for another 8 to 12 years – Frankie? Not so much.. You throw in Gavin’s well earned reputation for that most loathed sin of all to promoters – pulling out of fights late – & Ray Charles can see both of the Hearns would prefer the Stourbridge man to get the win. Eggington has been spending a lot of time at Matchroom Mascalls HQ training, sparring, doing media training and undergoing intensive mentoring by Barry Hearn himself. Does this not hint that Matchroom master plan involves the younger fighter, not the older one with a habit of getting the flu, going AWOL or walking under car tyres? I mean; it was Sam and not Frankie that Eddie Hearn threw into the same sentence with Danny Garcia just this week…

Money in the bank so far as I’m concerned & my only fear is Frankie comes up with another improbable reason not to pitch up & let natural selection take its course.

How Recently Would Tyson Fury Have Actually Done Cocaine?

Fury tested positive for cocaine on September 22. So how recently would he have actually taken it?

How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System? Benzoylecgonine Drug Detection Test

Cocaine stays in your system for 12-72 hours depending on the dose. But it’s metabolite takes much longer to get eliminated.

Benzoylecgonine is the main metabolite of cocaine, which is used in drug screening test. Many factors determine how quickly it gets cleared from the body.

It is also used medically as a topical analgesic and muscle relaxant, as in prescription drug Esterom, which is used for myalgia.

When a person takes cocaine (chemically benzoylmethylecgonine), it gets metabolized in the liver to form benzoylecgonine. The metabolite is then excreted out of the body via urine.

The presence of this metabolite is almost a certain indication that a person has consumed the drug.

Therefore, in cocaine users, benzoylecgonine testing in urine is commoner than testing of cocaine itself.

Time Taken by a Drug to Get Eliminated From the Body

How much time a drug takes to get eliminated out of the system would depend upon:
The amount of drug taken.
How frequently or regularly you are taking it?
Individual body weight and height.
Your overall rate of metabolism, which depends on your levels of activity and health status.
How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System and Urine?

Cocaine usually gets eliminated from urine in 12 hours. However, if the dose is heavy, it may take about 72 hours. After this period it is usually not detected in urine.

However, there is an exception. If a large quantity of alcohol has also been consumed with cocaine, it takes even longer to eliminate- 5 days approximately. It also leads to the formation of a metabolite called Cocaethylene.

And how long does coke metabolite benzoylecgonine stay in your system and urine?

Benzoylecgonine takes longer to get eliminated. Even if the amount of cocaine was very less, minimum time for it to get eliminated is 4-5 days.

In case of heavy use, it may take around 10 days. If you are a regular user, even if you take little amounts, elimination time is around 20 days.

Again, if alcohol is also being taken along, then around 25 days or even a month are required for complete elimination of the drug.

Taking adequate water helps in speedy elimination. On the other hand, alcohol and caffeinated drinks hold back this metabolite in the body and delay the elimination process.

Threshold Value for Detection

Levels of 2 ng/mL or more produce a positive drug test result.

Half Life

Around 30 to 40% of cocaine or crack is metabolized by enzymes in the liver to form ecgonine methyl ester. Another 30 to 40% is hydrolyzed spontaneously without enzymes to form benzoylecgonine.

Both of them are water soluble compounds and are active. While cocaine has a half life of 1 hour, benzoylecgonine has a half life of 6 hours.

Types of Drug Screening

Saliva test– Cocaine is detectable in saliva after 5 to 10 minutes of taking the drug. It may be detected in saliva till 2 to 4 days.

Urine test– Detectable after 2 to 5 hours of use, till a period of 3 to 4 days.

Blood testing is more specific. The drug is detected after 5 to 6 hours till around 5 to 7 days or even more.

Hair test– The drug starts showing in hair after 5 to 7 days till around 80 to 90 days.

Urine testing is most popular because it is painless, easy and inexpensive. Home kits available in the market are also based on urine testing.

Detection in Chronic Users

In long-term or regular users, the drug is stored in the fatty tissues, especially that of the liver. After each use, a fraction of the drug consumed is stored, adding up to the stock each time.

This stored drug is released on a continuous basis into the blood stream. So the user is detected positive even if he hasn’t taken the drug for some time.

Total cleansing of the user takes 5 to 6 months, after which he may be called drug-free.

False Positive Test Results

People often complain of positive results with urine drug testing for cocaine, when they have not taken this drug at all.

This is certainly possible. False positives do occur.

Firstly, it is not cocaine itself that is screened in urine. Actually it gets out of urine in as little as 12 hours, so its testing is not that reliable.

The metabolite of cocaine, benzoylecgonine, is screened by most of the testing labs. This shows in urine till 3 to 5 days, or even a month if the dose intake was heavy.

It’s a fingerprint metabolite of cocaine. No other drug or prescription medicine produces exactly the same metabolite as benzoylecgonine.

However, certain medicines produce metabolites that are similar in structure. So labs with cruder instruments may label you as ‘positive’, if you are consuming those medications.

Some of the medications that may produce false positive test results include local anesthetics that are used by dentists, including lidocaine, novocain and tonic water.

Apart from these, patients with chronic liver or kidney diseases may also show altered results.

What to Do If You Get a False Positive Result?

Immediately request for a confirmation test.

The standard EMIT test used by most labs may be confirmed by GC/MS (gas chromatography/ mass spectrometry) test. This detects the benzoylecgonine structure with more specificity, screening out similar looking compounds.

The Incredible Career of Peter McDonagh

Peter McDonagh

Peter McDonagh is one of the most underappreciated talents of the last decade in professional boxing. Over the course of 55 bouts; 14 years & some 369 rounds the ‘Connemara Kid’ has only ever been stopped twice – the remainder of his record – against frankly an unusually high concentration of high quality opposition.

McDonagh made his professional debut on Sunday 28 April 2002 – just 7 months after the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York & Washington; Anthony Joshua was just 12 years old & the Sugababes were #1 in the charts with the infinitely forgettable Freak Like Me. His career has taken him to the United Kingdom; back to his native Ireland; to Italy; Canada & France. That debut came on a Eugene Maloney card at the Elephant & Castle Centre & the likeable Irishman would; incredibly; go on to fight on Frank Warren; Barry Hearn; Joey Pyle; Bruce Baker; Dennis Hobson; Mark Roe; Brian Peters; Mario Loreni; Jonathan Feld; John Merton; Mick Hennessy; Salvatore Cherchi; Jim Gentle; Gary Freedman; Tyler Buxton; Don MacDonald; Adam Booth; David Coldwell;  Giovanni Boggia; Christian Cherchi; Spencer Fearon; Andy Ayling;  Frank Maloney; Steve Wood; Micky Hughes; Mark Burford; Tommy Owens & Matthew Macklin promoted cards. That’s a grand total of 29 promoters over the course of his 55 fight career to date.

What marks Peter’s career out is the huge proportion of notable talents he has faced & competed with – World champions Alex Arthur & (WBU) Michael Gomez; World title challengers in Frankie Gavin & Michele Di Rocco; Commonwealth champion Bradley Skeete (twice); British champions Darren Hamilton; Curtis Woodhouse & Lee Purdy (twice); English champion Ryan Barrett; the highly respected talent of Yassine El Maachi; 2008 Olympian & Amateur World Bronze medallist Bradley Saunders; Manny Pacquiao’s primary sparring partner for his first three Marquez bouts Dean Byrne & 2009 ABA Champion Ronnie Heffron… by any measure that’s a remarkable range & volume of high quality operators.

The Irishman’s record will never do him justice – certainly not in the era of hyper-inflated, untested prospects – but boxing was built on such honest craftsmen in the true Golden era of the sport – the decade or so that followed the end of the Second World War & predated the television stimulated deflation & devaluation of boxing as sport in favour of boxing as a carefully scripted pseudo-product. Peter McDonagh is the embodiment of what boxing should be about – honest toil – the pursuit of achievement & not the fear of failure.

How Much Money Did Carl Froch REALLY Make?

Increase in net worth by year according to publicly available records comparing net worth of Limited companies owned by Carl Froch over time corresponding with fights fought. Bare in mind his revenue stemmed from Fight Purses; Sponsorship & Other (Miscellaneous). Bare in mind servicing of debt and other outgoings could account for no increase in net worth years – despite obviously taking fight purse money in during those years.

Financial year 2014–2015 £5,350,736 from George Groves 2.

Financial year 2013–2014 £2,767,282 from Mikkel Kessler 2 & George Groves 1.

Financial year 2012–2013 no increase in net worth from Lucian Bute & Yusaf Mack.

Financial year 2011–2012 £1,108,497.00 from Glen Johnson & Andre Ward.

Financial year 2010–2011 £1,065,870.00 from Mikkel Kessler 1 & Arthur Abraham.

Financial year 2009–2010 £1,354,895.00 from Jermain Taylor & Andre Dirrell.

Financial year 2008–2009 £437,792.00 from Jean Pascal &  Albert Rybacki.

Financial year 2007–2008 £96,330 from Robin Reid.

Financial year 2006–2007 no increase in net worth from Brian Magee; Tony Dodson & Sergey Tatevosyan.

2002-2006 £92,526.00 from first 18 professional fights.

Running Order: Crolla vs. Linares Card

Running order and weights

 

5.05pm                 6 x 3 mins Light Heavyweight Contest

LIAM CONROY (12st 8lbs 5oz)     v      BAPTISTE CASTEGNARO (12st 3lbs 1oz)

(Barrow-in-Furness)                               (France)

 

5.30pm                 4 x 3 mins Middleweight Contest

NATHAN WHEATLEY                       v                        DAN BLACKWELL

(Warrington)                                                                                      (Trowbridge)

 

5.50pm                 4 x 3 mins Middleweight Contest

MARK JEFFERS                                  v                              BEN HEAP

(Chorley)                                                                             (Swindon)

 

6.25pm                 8 x 3 mins Middleweight Contest

MARCUS MORRISON (11st 6lbs)                v                              MATIOUZE ROYER (11st 4lbs 4oz)

(Manchester)                                                                                    (France)

 

7pm                       4 x 3 mins Light-Heavyweight Contest

LYNDON ARTHUR                             v                              ANDY NEYLON

(Manchester)                                                                    (Hull)

 

LIVE on Sky Sports 1 from 1930

 

10 x 3 mins Light-Heavyweight Contest

HOSEA BURTON (12st 8lbs 7oz)  v                       FERNANDO CASTANEDA (12st 7lbs 2oz)

(Manchester)                                                                    (Mexico)

Followed by

6 x 3 mins Welterweight Contest

CONOR BENN (10st 7lbs 9oz)      v                              ROSS JAMESON (10st 2lbs 8oz)

(Ilford)                                                                                  (Middlesbrough)

Followed by

12 x 3 mins Vacant Commonwealth Light-Heavyweight Contest

CALLUM JOHNSON (12st 6lbs 5oz) v        WILLBEFORCE SHIHEPO (12st 4lbs 8oz)

(Boston)                                                             (Namibia)

Followed by

12 x 3 mins WBA International Middleweight Championship

JOHN RYDER (11st 5lbs 6oz)         v                              JACK ARNFIELD (11st 5lbs 4oz)

(Islington)                                                           (Blackpool)

Followed by

12 x 3 mins WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring magazine Lightweight Championship

ANTHONY CROLLA (9st 8lbs 5oz)               v              JORGE LINARES (9st 8lbs 2oz)

(Manchester)                                                                    (Venezuela)

 

TO BE SCHEDULED

6 x 3 mins Featherweight Contest

ISAAC LOWE (9st 8oz)                                    v              ELVIS GUILLEN (9st 8oz)

(Morecambe)                                                  (Nicaragua)

2016 Mr. Olympia Results and Payout

Phil Heath Wins Mr Olympia
Phil Heath Wins Mr Olympia
  1. Phil Heath $400,000
  2. Shawn Rhoden $150,000
  3. Dexter Jackson $100,000
  4. Big Ramy $55,000
  5. William Bonac $45,000
  6. Roelly Winklaar $35,000
  7. Cedric McMillan $25,000
  8. Dallas McCarver $20,000
  9. Josh Lenartowicz $18,000
  10. Justin Compton $16,000
2016 Mr. Olympia Top 3
2016 Mr. Olympia Top 3

2016 Mr. Olympia Finalists

Bonac, William Netherlands
Charles, Maxx USA
Compton, Justin USA
Curry, Brandon USA
DeAsha, Nathan United Kingdom
Elssbiay, Mamdouh Egypt
Greene, Kai USA
Heath, Phil USA
Jackson, Dexter USA
Kuclo, Steve USA
Lenartowicz, Josh Australia
Levrone, Kevin USA
Lockett, Michael USA
Martinez, Victor Dominican Republic
McCarver, Dallas USA
McMillan, Cedric USA
Osladil, Lukas Czech Republic
Pakulski, Ben Canada
Rhoden, Shawn USA
Rockel, Ronny Germany
Smalls, Fred USA
Williams, Akim USA
Winklaar, Roelly Curacao
Wolf, Dennis Germany

2016 Olympia Scorecards

2016 Olympia Scorecards
2016 Olympia Scorecards

Past Mr. Olympia Winners

2015 Phil Heath Las Vegas, NV
2014 Phil Heath Las Vegas, NV
2013 Phil Heath Las Vegas, NV
2012 Phil Heath Las Vegas, NV
2011 Phil Heath Las Vegas, NV
2010 Jay Cutler Las Vegas, NV
2009 Jay Cutler Las Vegas, NV
2008 Dexter Jackson Las Vegas, NV
2007 Jay Cutler Las Vegas, NV
2006 Jay Cutler Las Vegas, NV
2005 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
2004 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
2003 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
2002 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
2001 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
2000 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
1999 Ronnie Coleman Las Vegas, NV
1998 Ronnie Coleman New York, NY
1997 Dorian Yates Los Angeles, CA
1996 Dorian Yates Chicago, IL
1995 Dorian Yates Atlanta, GA
1994 Dorian Yates Atlanta, GA
1993 Dorian Yates Atlanta, GA
1992 Dorian Yates Helsinki, Finland
1991 Lee Haney Orlando, FL
1990 Lee Haney Chicago, IL
1989 Lee Haney Rimini, Italy
1988 Lee Haney Los Angeles, CA
1987 Lee Haney Gothenburg, Sweden
1986 Lee Haney Columbus, OH
1985 Lee Haney Brussels, Belgium
1984 Lee Haney New York, NY
1983 Samir Bannout Munich, Germany
1982 Chris Dickerson London, England
1981 Franco Columbu Columbus, OH
1980 Arnold Schwarzenegger Sydney, Australia
1979 Frank Zane Columbus, OH
1978 Frank Zane Columbus, OH
1977 Frank Zane Columbus, OH
1976 Franco Columbu Columbus, OH
1975 Arnold Schwarzenegger Pretoria, South Africa
1974 Arnold Schwarzenegger New York, NY
1973 Arnold Schwarzenegger New York, NY
1972 Arnold Schwarzenegger Essen, Germany
1971 Arnold Schwarzenegger Paris France
1970 Arnold Schwarzenegger New York, NY
1969 Sergio Oliva New York, NY
1968 Sergio Oliva New York, NY
1967 Sergio Oliva New York, NY
1966 Larry Scott New York, NY
1965 Larry Scott New York, NY

Springboks by School

Sport
Number Name Test Debut Opposition School
1 Ben Duff 30 July 1891 Britain
2 Mosey van Buuren 30 July 1891 Britain
3 Chubb Vigne 30 July 1891 Britain
4 Harry Boyes 30 July 1891 Britain
5 Frank Guthrie 30 July 1891 Britain
6 Alf Richards 30 July 1891 Britain
7 Oupa Versfeld 30 July 1891 Britain
8 Bill Bisset 30 July 1891 Britain
9 H.H. Castens 30 July 1891 Britain
10 Tiger Devenish 30 July 1891 Britain
11 Japie Louw 30 July 1891 Britain Paul Roos Gymnasium
12 Edward Little 30 July 1891 Britain
13 Fred Alexander 30 July 1891 Britain
14 George Merry 30 July 1891 Britain
15 Frank Hamilton 30 July 1891 Britain
16 Arthur de Kock 29 August 1891 Britain Paul Roos Gymnasium
17 Jackie Powell 29 August 1891 Britain
18 Bob Snedden 29 August 1891 Britain
19 Bob Shand 29 August 1891 Britain Paul Roos Gymnasium
20 Wilfred Trenery 29 August 1891 Britain
21 Dan Smith 29 August 1891 Britain
22 Fairy Heatlie 29 August 1891 Britain
23 Toski Smith 29 August 1891 Britain
24 Jack Hartley 5 September 1891 Britain
25 Hasie Versfeld 5 September 1891 Britain
26 Charlie van Renen 5 September 1891 Britain
27 Jim McKendrick 5 September 1891 Britain Paul Roos Gymnasium
28 Charlie Chignell 5 September 1891 Britain
29 Dykie Lyons 30 July 1896 Britain
30 Percy Twentyman-Jones 30 July 1896 Britain
31 Biddy Anderson 30 July 1896 Britain
32 Ferdie Aston 30 July 1896 Britain
33 Ernest Olver 30 July 1896 Britain
34 Francis Myburg 30 July 1896 Britain
35 Scraps Wessels 30 July 1896 Britain
36 Paul Scott 30 July 1896 Britain
37 Henry Gorton 30 July 1896 Britain
38 PJ Meyer 30 July 1896 Britain
39 Mike Bredenkamp 30 July 1896 Britain
40 Frank Douglass 30 July 1896 Britain
41 Davey Cope 22 August 1896 Britain
42 Spanner Forbes 22 August 1896 Britain
43 Bill Taberer 22 August 1896 Britain
44 Theo Samuels 22 August 1896 Britain
45 Long George Devenish 22 August 1896 Britain
46 Alf Larard 22 August 1896 Britain
47 Ben Andrew 22 August 1896 Britain
48 Tom Mellett 22 August 1896 Britain
49 Allan Beswick 22 August 1896 Britain
50 Charlie Devenish 22 August 1896 Britain
51 Jim Crosby 22 August 1896 Britain
52 Bertie Powell 29 August 1896 Britain
53 Bill Cotty 29 August 1896 Britain
54 Pieter Dormehl 29 August 1896 Britain
55 Ted Kelly 29 August 1896 Britain
56 Danie Theunissen 29 August 1896 Britain
57 Tommy Hepburn 5 September 1896 Britain
58 Tommy Etlinger 5 September 1896 Britain
59 Herman Dirk “Broekie” van Broekhuizen 5 September 1896 Britain Grey College
60 Paul de Waal 5 September 1896 Britain Paul Roos Gymnasium
61 Patats Cloete 5 September 1896 Britain
62 Charlie Jones 29 August 1903 Britain
63 Joe Barry 29 August 1903 Britain
64 Japie Krige 29 August 1903 Britain Paul Roos Gymnasium
65 Bertie van Renen 29 August 1903 Britain
66 Andrew Morkel 29 August 1903 Britain
67 Uncle Dobbin 29 August 1903 Britain
68 Alex Frew 29 August 1903 Britain
69 Willie McEwan 29 August 1903 Britain
70 Jimmy Sinclair 29 August 1903 Britain
71 Klondyke Raaff 29 August 1903 Britain
72 PO Nel 29 August 1903 Britain Paul Roos Gymnasium
73 Birdie Partridge 29 August 1903 Britain
74 Charlie Brown 29 August 1903 Britain
75 Syd de Melker 5 September 1903 Britain
76 Syd Ashley 5 September 1903 Britain
77 Bertie Gibbs 5 September 1903 Britain
78 Clem Currie 5 September 1903 Britain
79 Henry Metcalf 5 September 1903 Britain
80 Jack Jackson 5 September 1903 Britain
81 George Crampton 5 September 1903 Britain
82 Rajah Martheze 5 September 1903 Britain
83 Paddy Carolin 12 September 1903 Britain Bishops
84 Hugh Ferris 12 September 1903 Britain
85 Bob Loubser 12 September 1903 Britain Paul Roos Gymnasium
86 Tommy Hobson 12 September 1903 Britain
87 Alec Reid 12 September 1903 Britain
88 Paul Roos 12 September 1903 Britain Paul Roos Gymnasium
89 Joe Anderson 12 September 1903 Britain
90 John Botha 12 September 1903 Britain
91 Arthur Burmeister
92 Arthur Marsberg 17 November 1906 Scotland
93 Anton Stegmann 17 November 1906 Scotland
94 Japie Le Roux Paarl Gimnasium
95 Boy de Villiers 17 November 1906 Scotland Paul Roos Gymnasium
96 Jack Hirsch 24 November 1906 Ireland Grey High PE
97 Mary Jackson 24 November 1906 Ireland Bishops
98 Dietlof Maré 17 November 1906 Scotland
99 Bingo Burger 17 November 1906 Scotland
100 Cocky Brooks 17 November 1906 Scotland Dale College
101 William Neill
102 Pinkie Daneel 17 November 1906 Scotland Paul Roos Gymnasium
103 Pietie le Roux 24 November 1906 Ireland Paarl Gimnasium
104 Koen Brink 17 November 1906 Scotland Paul Roos Gymnasium
105 Sommie Morkel 17 November 1906 Scotland
106 Dougie Morkel 24 November 1906 Ireland
107 Bert Reid
108 Adam Burdett 17 November 1906 Scotland Bishops
109 Billy Millar 8 December 1906 England
110 Steve Joubert 24 November 1906 Ireland Paarl Gimnasium
111 Archie Marsberg 6 August 1910 Britain
112 Dirkie de Villiers 6 August 1910 Britain Paarl Boys High
113 Cocky Hahn 6 August 1910 Britain Paarl Boys High
114 Lammetjie Luyt 6 August 1910 Britain Paul Roos Gymnasium
115 Henry Walker 6 August 1910 Britain
116 Nic Crosby 6 August 1910 Britain
117 Cliff Riordan 6 August 1910 Britain
118 Noel Howe-Browne 6 August 1910 Britain Bishops
119 Max Davison 6 August 1910 Britain
120 Arthur Williams 6 August 1910 Britain
121 Percy Allport 27 August 1910 Britain
122 Dick Luyt 27 August 1910 Britain Paul Roos Gymnasium
123 Wally Mills 27 August 1910 Britain
124 Clive van Ryneveld 27 August 1910 Britain
125 Toby Moll 27 August 1910 Britain
126 Gideon Roos 27 August 1910 Britain Paul Roos Gymnasium
127 Antonie Lombard 27 August 1910 Britain
128 Boy Morkel 3 September 1910 Britain
129 Koot Reynecke 3 September 1910 Britain Paul Roos Gymnasium
130 Gerhard Morkel 23 November 1912 Scotland
131 Cooper Meintjes
132 Jan Stegmann 23 November 1912 Scotland
133 Apie van der Hoff
134 Evelyn Edgar “Boetie” McHardy 23 November 1912 Scotland Grey College
135 Bai Wrentmore
136 Wakke Krige Paul Roos Gymnasium
137 Jacky Morkel 23 November 1912 Scotland
138 John McCulloch 4 January 1913 England
139 Jack Immelman 11 January 1913 France
140 Baby Shum 4 January 1913 England
141 Tom van Vuuren 23 November 1912 Scotland Paul Roos Gymnasium
142 Tommy Thompson 23 November 1912 Scotland
143 Saturday Knight 23 November 1912 Scotland
144 Fanie Cronjé
145 Ned Delaney
146 Sep Ledger 23 November 1912 Scotland
147 Louis Louw Paarl Boys High
148 Joe Francis 23 November 1912 Scotland
149 Jack Braine
150 John Luyt 23 November 1912 Scotland Paul Roos Gymnasium
151 IB de Villiers
152 Attie van Heerden 13 August 1921 New Zealand Paul Roos Gymnasium
153 Bill Zeller 27 August 1921 New Zealand
154 Jackie Weepner
155 Henry Morkel 13 August 1921 New Zealand
156 Billy Sendin 27 August 1921 New Zealand
157 Wally Clarkson 13 August 1921 New Zealand
158 Sarel Strauss 17 September 1921 New Zealand Grey College
159 Charlie Meyer 13 August 1921 New Zealand Paul Roos Gymnasium
160 Sas de Kock 17 September 1921 New Zealand
161 Jackie Tindall 16 August 1924 Britain Rondebosch Boys High
162 Mannetjies Michau 13 August 1921 New Zealand Paul Roos Gymnasium
163 Taffy Townsend 13 August 1921 New Zealand
164 Theo Pienaar
165 Mervyn Ellis 27 August 1921 New Zealand
166 Nick du Pleases 27 August 1921 New Zealand Paul Roos Gymnasium
167 Tank van Rooyen 27 August 1921 New Zealand
168 Baby Michau 13 August 1921 New Zealand
169 Theunis Lodewicus (Theuns) Krüger 13 August 1921 New Zealand Paarl Boys High
170 Alf Walker 13 August 1921 New Zealand
171 Royal Morkel 27 August 1921 New Zealand
172 Frank Mellish 13 August 1921 New Zealand
173 Harry Morkel 13 August 1921 New Zealand
174 Fien Olivier
175 Jack Siedle
176 Phil Mostert 13 August 1921 New Zealand Paul Roos Gymnasium
177 Tekkie Scholtz 13 August 1921 New Zealand Paul Roos Gymnasium
178 Hans Aucamp 16 August 1924 Britain
179 PK Albertan 16 August 1924 Britain Paul Roos Gymnasium
180 Kenny Starke 16 August 1924 Britain Paul Roos Gymnasium
181 Bennie Osler 16 August 1924 Britain
182 Champion Myburgh 16 August 1924 Britain Paarl Boys High
183 Bill Payn 16 August 1924 Britain
184 Jack van Druten 16 August 1924 Britain
185 Nico Bosman 23 August 1924 Britain Paul Roos Gymnasium
186 Jack Bester 23 August 1924 Britain Paarl Boys High
187 Pally Truter 23 August 1924 Britain
188 Jack Slater 13 September 1924 Britain
189 Dauncey Devine 13 September 1924 Britain Paul Roos Gymnasium
190 Bertram van der Plank 13 September 1924 Britain
191 Paul la Grange 13 September 1924 Britain
192 Boet Prinsloo 30 June 1928 New Zealand Paul Roos Gymnasium
193 Sharkey Osler 30 June 1928 New Zealand
194 Bernie Duffy 30 June 1928 New Zealand Selborne College
195 Pierre de Villiers 30 June 1928 New Zealand Paarl Gimnasium
196 SP van Wyk 30 June 1928 New Zealand
197 George Daneel 30 June 1928 New Zealand Paul Roos Gymnasium
198 Nick Pretorius 30 June 1928 New Zealand
199 Phil Nel 30 June 1928 New Zealand
200 Hennie Potgieter 30 June 1928 New Zealand
201 Jacko Tod 21 July 1928 New Zealand
202 John Dobie 21 July 1928 New Zealand
203 JC van der Westhuizen 21 July 1928 New Zealand Paarl Gimnasium
204 Gerrie Brand 21 July 1928 New Zealand
205 Manus de Jongh 18 August 1928 New Zealand Paul Roos Gymnasium
206 Willie Rousseau 18 August 1928 New Zealand
207 Boy Louw 18 August 1928 New Zealand Paarl Boys High
208 Andries du Toit 18 August 1928 New Zealand Paul Roos Gymnasium
209 John Oliver 18 August 1928 New Zealand
210 Jock van Niekerk 1 September 1928 New Zealand
211 Pieter Morkel 1 September 1928 New Zealand Paul Roos Gymnasium
212 Morris Zimerman 5 December 1931 Wales
213 Ponie van der Westhuizen 19 December 1931 Ireland
214 Floors Venter 5 December 1931 Wales
215 Geoff Gray 5 December 1931 Wales Bishops
216 Frankie Waring 19 December 1931 Ireland
217 Jimmy White 5 December 1931 Wales
218 Tiny Francis
219 Danie Craven 5 December 1931 Wales
220 Schalk du Toit
221 Alvi van der Merwe 5 December 1931 Wales
222 Fanie Louw 8 July 1933 Australia Paarl Boys High
223 André McDonald 5 December 1931 Wales
224 Lukas Strachan 2 January 1932 England
225 Nic Bierman 19 December 1931 Ireland
226 Bert Kipling 5 December 1931 Wales
227 Manie Geere 8 July 1933 Australia Paarl Boys High
228 Ferdie Bergh 5 December 1931 Wales Paul Roos Gymnasium
229 Skaap Forrest
230 Jack Dold
231 Dai Williams 26 June 1937 Australia Bishops
232 Freddy Turner 8 July 1933 Australia Grey High PE
233 Jack Gage 8 July 1933 Australia
234 Fronie Froneman 8 July 1933 Australia Grey PE?
235 George D’Alton 8 July 1933 Australia Bishops
236 Pat Lyster 22 July 1933 Australia
237 Paul Visser 22 July 1933 Australia
238 Joe Nijkamp 22 July 1933 Australia
239 Lappies Hattingh 22 July 1933 Australia
240 Ginger Clark 12 August 1933 Australia
241 Fred Smollan 12 August 1933 Australia  Grey High PE
242 Bunny Reid 26 August 1933 Australia  Grey High PE
243 John Apsey 26 August 1933 Australia
244 Tallie Broodryk
245 Dandy Lawton
246 Louis Babrow 26 June 1937 Australia Grey College
247 Johnny Bester 3 September 1938 Britain Paarl Boys High
248 Koffie Hofmeyr
249 Flappie Lochner 25 September 1937 New Zealand
250 Daantjie van de Vyver 17 July 1937 Australia
251 Tony Harris 4 September 1937 New Zealand
252 Ebbo Bastard 26 June 1937 Australia Hilton College
253 Ben du Toit 6 August 1938 Britain Paarl Boys High
254 CB Jennings 14 August 1937 New Zealand Dale College
255 Jan Lotz 26 June 1937 Australia
256 Kalfie Martin 17 July 1937 Australia Grey College
257 Roger Sherriff 6 August 1938 Britain
258 Mauritz van den Berg 26 June 1937 Australia
259 George van Reenen 17 July 1937 Australia Paul Roos Gymnasium
260 Howard Watt
261 Piet de Wet 6 August 1938 Britain Grey College
262 George Smith 10 September 1938 Britain  Grey High PE
263 Jack van der Schyff 16 July 1949 New Zealand
264 Buks Marais 16 July 1949 New Zealand
265 Floors Duvenhage 16 July 1949 New Zealand
266 Tjol Lategan 16 July 1949 New Zealand Paul Roos Gymnasium
267 Cecil Moss 16 July 1949 New Zealand
268 Hannes Brewis 16 July 1949 New Zealand
269 Ballie Wahl 16 July 1949 New Zealand  Hoerskool Hottentots Holland
270 Okey Geffin 16 July 1949 New Zealand
271 Jorrie Jordaan 16 July 1949 New Zealand
272 Hoppie van Jaarsveld 16 July 1949 New Zealand
273 Fiks van der Merwe 16 July 1949 New Zealand
274 Bubbles Koch 16 July 1949 New Zealand
275 Felix du Plessis 16 July 1949 New Zealand
276 Ou-Boet Strydom 16 July 1949 New Zealand
277 Hennie Muller 16 July 1949 New Zealand
278 Ryk van Schoor 13 August 1949 New Zealand Paarl Boys High
279 Fonnie du Toit 13 August 1949 New Zealand
280 Chris Koch 13 August 1949 New Zealand
281 Salty du Rand 13 August 1949 New Zealand
282 Flip Geel 3 September 1949 New Zealand
283 Carrots Geraghty 17 September 1949 New Zealand
284 Piet Malan 17 September 1949 New Zealand
285 Willem Barnard 17 September 1949 New Zealand
286 Basil Kenyon 17 September 1949 New Zealand
287 Johnny Buchler 24 November 1951 Scotland
288 Jakkals Keevy
289 Chum Ochse 8 December 1951 Ireland
290 Cowboy Saunders
291 Paul Johnstone 24 November 1951 Scotland Hilton College
292 Des Sinclair 6 August 1955 Britain
293 Basie Viviers 26 May 1956 Australia
294 Dennis Fry
295 Hansie Oelofse 22 August 1953 Australia
296 Piet Wessels
297 Willem Delport 24 November 1951 Scotland
298 Jaap Bekker 5 January 1952 England
299 Franz van der Ryst
300 Ernst Dinkelmann 24 November 1951 Scotland
301 Jan Pickard 19 September 1953 Australia Paarl Gimnasium
302 Gert Dannhauser
303 Stephen Fry 24 November 1951 Scotland Bishops
304 Basie van Wyk 24 November 1951 Scotland
305 Ben Myburgh
306 Ian Kirkpatrick 5 September 1953 Australia  Kimberley Boys High
307 Steve Hoffman 19 September 1953 Australia
308 Dolf Bekker 19 September 1953 Australia
309 Daantjie Rossouw 19 September 1953 Australia
310 Natie Rens 19 September 1953 Australia
311 Harry Walker 19 September 1953 Australia
312 Sias Swart 6 August 1955 Britain
313 Theuns Briers 6 August 1955 Britain Paarl Boys High
314 Tom van Vollenhoven 6 August 1955 Britain
315 Clive Ulyate 6 August 1955 Britain Hilton College
316 Tommy Gentles 6 August 1955 Britain Bishops
317 Amos du Plooy 6 August 1955 Britain
318 Colin Kroon 6 August 1955 Britain
319 Johan Claassen 6 August 1955 Britain
320 Daan Retief 6 August 1955 Britain
321 Roy Dryburgh 20 August 1955 Britain  Grey High PE
322 Wilf Rosenberg 20 August 1955 Britain  Grey High PE
323 Bertus van der Merwe 20 August 1955 Britain
324 Dawie Ackermann 20 August 1955 Britain
325 Popeye Strydom 3 September 1955 Britain Grey College
326 Butch Lochner 3 September 1955 Britain
327 Jan du Preez 14 July 1956 New Zealand
328 Pat Montini 26 May 1956 Australia
329 Jeremy Nel 26 May 1956 Australia
330 Peewee Howe 14 July 1956 New Zealand Dale College
331 Brian Pfaff 26 May 1956 Australia Hilton College
332 Piet du Toit 26 July 1958 France Paarl Boys High
333 Melt Hanekom
334 Chris de Nysschen
335 Chris de Wilzem
336 James Starke 1 September 1956 New Zealand
337 Mickey Gerber 26 July 1958 France  Grey High PE
338 Jan Prinsloo 26 July 1958 France
339 Lofty Fourie 26 July 1958 France
340 Hugo van Zyl 26 July 1958 France Paarl Gimnasium
341 Martin Pelser 26 July 1958 France
342 Johan Steenekamp 26 July 1958 France
343 Alan Skene 16 August 1958 France
344 Joe Kaminer 16 August 1958 France
345 Abie Malan 16 August 1958 France
346 Louis Schmidt 16 August 1958 France Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Pta)
347 Jannie Engelbrecht 30 April 1960 Scotland Paul Roos Gymnasium
348 John Gainsford 30 April 1960 Scotland
349 Robert Twigge 30 April 1960 Scotland
350 Dave Stewart 30 April 1960 Scotland
351 Mannetjies Gericke 30 April 1960 Scotland
352 Dougie Holton 30 April 1960 Scotland
353 Martiens Bekker 30 April 1960 Scotland
354 Des van Jaarsveldt 30 April 1960 Scotland
355 Peter Allen 30 April 1960 Scotland  Grey High PE
356 Doug Hopwood 30 April 1960 Scotland
357 Hennie van Zyl 25 June 1960 New Zealand
358 Mike Antelme 25 June 1960 New Zealand
359 Keith Oxlee 25 June 1960 New Zealand
360 Dick Lockyear 25 June 1960 New Zealand
361 Avril Malan 25 June 1960 New Zealand
362 Lofty Nel 25 June 1960 New Zealand
363 Lionel Wilson 13 August 1960 New Zealand
364 Fanie Kuhn 13 August 1960 New Zealand
365 Stompie van der Merwe 27 August 1960 New Zealand
366 Giepie Wentzel
367 Mannetjies Roux 3 December 1960 Wales Paarl Boys High
368 Bennie van Niekerk
369 Charlie Nimb 13 May 1961 Ireland
370 Piet Uys 3 December 1960 Wales
371 Mof Myburgh 23 June 1962 Britain
372 Ronnie Hill 3 December 1960 Wales
373 Piet van Zyl 13 May 1961 Ireland
374 Hannes Botha 21 July 1962 Britain
375 Frik du Preez 7 January 1961 England
376 Attie Baard 17 December 1960 Ireland
377 Bobby Johns
378 Ben-Piet van Zyl 13 May 1961 Ireland
379 Colin Greenwood 13 May 1961 Ireland
380 Ormond Taylor 23 June 1962 Britain
381 Wang Wyness 23 June 1962 Britain
382 Dawie de Villiers 21 July 1962 Britain
383 Chris Bezuidenhout 21 July 1962 Britain
384 Gert Cilliers 13 July 1963 Australia
385 Trix Truter 13 July 1963 Australia
386 Dick Putter 13 July 1963 Australia
387 Tommy Bedford 13 July 1963 Australia CBC Kimberley
388 Norman Riley 24 August 1963 Australia
389 Nelie Smith 24 August 1963 Australia
390 Hannes Marais 24 August 1963 Australia
391 Haas Schoeman 24 August 1963 Australia Paarl Boys High
392 Poens Prinsloo 24 August 1963 Australia
393 Corra Dirksen 7 September 1963 Australia
394 Tiny Naude 7 September 1963 Australia
395 Gawie Carelse 23 May 1964 Wales
396 Mike Lawless 25 July 1964 France
397 Don Walton 25 July 1964 France
398 Wynand Mans 10 April 1965 Ireland Paarl Gimnasium
399 Jannie Barnard 17 April 1965 Scotland
400 Dirk de Vos 17 April 1965 Scotland
401 Tiny Neethling 15 July 1967 France
402 John Wessels Grey College
403 Snowy Suter 10 April 1965 Ireland
404 Faan Conradie
405 Boet Mulder
406 Kerneels Cronjé
407 Gertjie Brynard 19 June 1965 Australia Paul Roos Gymnasium
408 Syd Nomis 12 August 1967 France
409 Andy MacDonald 19 June 1965 Australia
410 Sakkie van Zyl 31 July 1965 New Zealand
411 Hambly Parker 19 June 1965 Australia
412 Piet Botha 19 June 1965 Australia
413 Piet Goosen 21 August 1965 New Zealand
414 Andrew Janson
415 Jan Ellis 31 July 1965 New Zealand
416 Louis Slabber
417 Eben Olivier 15 July 1967 France
418 HO de Villiers 15 July 1967 France Dale College
419 Piet Visagie 15 July 1967 France
420 Gert Kotzé 15 July 1967 France
421 Gys Pitzer 15 July 1967 France
422 Piet Greyling 15 July 1967 France
423 Albie de Waal 15 July 1967 France
424 Rodney Gould 8 June 1968 Britain
425 Thys Lourens 22 June 1968 Britain
426 Tonie Roux 6 December 1969 Scotland Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Pta)
427 Alan Menter
428 Gert Muller 6 September 1969 Australia
429 André de Wet 6 September 1969 Australia Selborne College
430 Paul Durand
431 Renier Grobler
432 Andy van der Watt 6 December 1969 Scotland
433 Johann van der Merwe 24 January 1970 Wales
434 Johan van der Schyff
435 Ronnie Potgieter
436 Martin Janse van Rensburg
437 Piet van Deventer
438 Albie Bates 20 December 1969 England
439 Mike Jennings
440 Sakkie de Klerk 20 December 1969 England
441 Charlie Cockrell 6 December 1969 Scotland
442 Robbie Barnard 8 August 1970 New Zealand
443 Ian McCallum 25 July 1970 New Zealand
444 Joggie Jansen 25 July 1970 New Zealand
445 Piston van Wyk 25 July 1970 New Zealand
446 Johan Spies 25 July 1970 New Zealand Grey College
447 Peter Cronjé 12 June 1971 France
448 Joggie Viljoen 12 June 1971 France
449 Sakkie Sauermann 12 June 1971 France
450 John Williams 12 June 1971 France
451 Hannes Viljoen 17 July 1971 Australia
452 Peter Swanson
453 Dawid Stefanus Lubbe “Dawie” Snyman 3 June 1972 England Grey College
454 Martiens Louw 31 July 1971 Australia
455 Morné du Plessis 17 July 1971 Australia Grey College
456 Ray Carlson 3 June 1972 England Selborne College
457 Niek Bezuidenhout 3 June 1972 England
458 Piet du Plessis 3 June 1972 England
459 Peter John Milton Whipp 8 June 1974 Britain Bishops
460 Johan Oosthuizen 8 June 1974 Britain
461 Chris Pope 8 June 1974 Britain
462 Roy McCallum 8 June 1974 Britain
463 Boland Coetzee 8 June 1974 Britain
464 Kevin de Klerk 8 June 1974 Britain
465 Gerrie Germishuys 22 June 1974 Britain
466 Jacobus Cornelis Pauw “Jackie” Snyman 22 June 1974 Britain Grey College
467 Gerald Bosch 22 June 1974 Britain
468 Paul Bayvel 22 June 1974 Britain
469 Dave Frederickson 22 June 1974 Britain
470 Dugald MacDonald 22 June 1974 Britain Bishops
471 Leon Vogel 22 June 1974 Britain
472 Jan Schlebusch 13 July 1974 Britain
473 Gerrie Sonnekus 13 July 1974 Britain
474 Moaner van Heerden 13 July 1974 Britain
475 Johan de Bruyn 13 July 1974 Britain
476 Polla Fourie 13 July 1974 Britain
477 Klippies Kritzinger 13 July 1974 Britain
478 Kleintjie Grobler 27 July 1974 Britain
479 Rampie Stander 27 July 1974 Britain
480 Ian Robertson 23 November 1974 France
481 Carel Fourie 23 November 1974 France
482 Willem Stapelberg 23 November 1974 France
483 André van Staden
484 Derek van den Berg 21 June 1975 France
485 André Bestbier 30 November 1974 France
486 Robert Cockrell 23 November 1974 France
487 Edrich Krantz 24 July 1976 New Zealand
488 De Wet Ras 24 July 1976 New Zealand
489 Marthinus Theunis Steyn “Theuns” Stofberg 14 August 1976 New Zealand Grey College
490 Johan Strauss 4 September 1976 New Zealand
491 Christo Wagenaar 27 August 1977 World Invitation Hoërskool Monument
492 Dirk Froneman 27 August 1977 World Invitation
493 Hermanus Potgieter 27 August 1977 World Invitation
494 Robbie Blair 27 August 1977 World Invitation Grey College
495 Barry Wolmarans 27 August 1977 World Invitation
496 Daan du Plessis 27 August 1977 World Invitation
497 Piet Veldsman 27 August 1977 World Invitation
498 Louis Moolman 27 August 1977 World Invitation
499 Pierre Edwards 26 April 1980 South America Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Pta)
500 Willie du Plessis 26 April 1980 South America
501 Ray Mordt 26 April 1980 South America
502 Hendrik Egnatius “Naas” Botha 26 April 1980 South America Hoërskool Hendrik Verwoerd
503 Tommy du Plessis 26 April 1980 South America
504 Richard Prentis 26 April 1980 South America
505 Robert James “Rob” Louw 26 April 1980 South America Wynberg Boys High
506 Gysie Pienaar 3 May 1980 South America
507 David Smith 31 May 1980 Britain
508 Divan Serfontein 31 May 1980 Britain
509 Willie Kahts 31 May 1980 Britain
510 Martiens le Roux 31 May 1980 Britain
511 Thys Burger 14 June 1980 Britain
512 Ewoud Malan 28 June 1980 Britain
513 Tim Cocks
514 Danie Gerber 18 October 1980 South America
515 Errol Tobias 30 May 1981 Ireland
516 Hempies du Toit 15 August 1981 New Zealand Paul Roos Gymnasium
517 Div Visser 29 August 1981 New Zealand
518 Eben Jansen 15 August 1981 New Zealand
519 Wynand Claassen 30 May 1981 Ireland
520 Ockie Oosthuizen 30 May 1981 Ireland
521 Johan Heunis 12 September 1981 New Zealand
522 Darius Botha 15 August 1981 New Zealand
523 Carel du Plessis 27 March 1982 South America Paarl Boys High
524 Colin Beck 29 August 1981 New Zealand
525 Henning van Aswegen 15 August 1981 New Zealand
526 Flippie van der Merwe 29 August 1981 New Zealand
527 Hennie Bekker 15 August 1981 New Zealand
528 Burger Geldenhuys 29 August 1981 New Zealand
529 Johan Marais
530 Gawie Visagie
531 Shaun Povey  Grey High PE
532 John Villet 2 June 1984 England
533 Avril Williams 2 June 1984 England
534 Chris Rogers 2 June 1984 England
535 Schalk (snr) Burger 2 June 1984 England Paarl Gimnasium
536 Rudi Visagie 2 June 1984 England
537 Michael du Plessis 20 October 1984 South America & Spain XV
538 Anton Barnard 20 October 1984 South America & Spain XV
539 Attie Strauss 20 October 1984 South America & Spain XV
540 Kulu Ferreira 20 October 1984 South America & Spain XV
541 Nicholas Vivian Haward “Nick” Mallett 20 October 1984 South America & Spain XV St Andrews College
542 Jacobus “Jaco” Reinach 10 May 1986 NZ Cavaliers Grey College
543 Christo Ferreira 10 May 1986 NZ Cavaliers
544 Uli Schmidt 10 May 1986 NZ Cavaliers Hoërskool Hendrik Verwoerd
545 Wahl Bartmann 10 May 1986 NZ Cavaliers
546 Gert Smal 10 May 1986 NZ Cavaliers
547 Jannie Breedt 10 May 1986 NZ Cavaliers
548 Garth Wright 24 May 1986 NZ Cavaliers
549 Frans Erasmus 24 May 1986 NZ Cavaliers
550 Piet Kruger 24 May 1986 NZ Cavaliers
551 Helgard Muller 31 May 1986 NZ Cavaliers Grey College
552 Kobus Burger 26 August 1989 World Invitation Paarl Gimnasium
553 Faffa Knoetze 26 August 1989 World Invitation
554 Heinrich Rodgers 26 August 1989 World Invitation
555 Niel Hugo 26 August 1989 World Invitation
556 Adolf Malan 26 August 1989 World Invitation
557 André Johan “Juba” Joubert 26 August 1989 World Invitation
558 Theo Jansen van Rensburg 15 August 1992 New Zealand
559 Pieter Hendriks 15 August 1992 New Zealand
560 Pieter Muller 15 August 1992 New Zealand Grey College
561 James Small 15 August 1992 New Zealand
562 Robert du Preez 15 August 1992 New Zealand Hts Potchefstroom
563 Lood Muller 15 August 1992 New Zealand
564 Adri Geldenhuys 15 August 1992 New Zealand
565 Ian MacDonald 15 August 1992 New Zealand
566 Johan Styger 15 August 1992 New Zealand Grey College
567 Heinrich Füls 15 August 1992 New Zealand Grey College
568 Drikus Hattingh 22 August 1992 Australia
569 Hugh Reece-Edwards 17 October 1992 France
570 Jacques Olivier 17 October 1992 France
571 Deon Oosthuysen
572 Hennie le Roux 26 June 1993 France Graeme College
573 Harry Roberts
574 Keith Andrews 14 November 1992 England Selborne College
575 Willie Hills 17 October 1992 France
576 Steve Atherton 6 November 1993 Argentina
577 Piet Pretorius
578 Botha Rossouw
579 Tiaan Strauss 17 October 1992 France Hoërskool Noord-Kaap
580 Adriaan Richter 17 October 1992 France
581 Andries Truscott Grey College
582 Phillip Schutte 19 November 1994 Scotland Hoërskool Voortrekkerhoogte
583 FC Smit 14 November 1992 England
584 Francois Pienaar 26 June 1993 France
585 Kobus Wiese 26 June 1993 France Paarl Gimnasium
586 Hannes Strydom 3 July 1993 France
587 Nico Wegner 3 July 1993 France
588 Deon Lotter 3 July 1993 France
589 Chester Williams 13 November 1993 Argentina
590 Henry Honiball 21 August 1993 Australia
591 Tinus Linee
592 Joel Stransky 31 July 1993 Australia
593 Joost van der Westhuizen 6 November 1993 Argentina
594 John Allan 31 July 1993 Australia
595 Izak Stephanus De Villiers “Balie” Swart 31 July 1993 Australia Paarl Gimnasium
596 Ruben Kruger 6 November 1993 Argentina Grey College
597 Chris Dirks
598 Hentie Martens
599 Guy Kebble 6 November 1993 Argentina Bishops
600 André-Henri “Ollie” le Roux 4 June 1994 England Grey College
601 Allen Erasmus “Naka” Drotské 13 November 1993 Argentina Grey College
602 Mark Andrews 11 June 1994 England Selborne College
603 Gary Teichmann 2 September 1995 Wales Hilton College
604 Gavin Johnson 13 November 1993 Argentina
605 Brendan Venter 4 June 1994 England Hoërskool Monument
606 Fritz van Heerden 4 June 1994 England
607 Johan Roux[1] 11 June 1994 England
608 Johan le Roux[2] 11 June 1994 England
609 Jacobus Ferdinand “Cabous” van der Westhuizen 23 June 1994 King Country  Hoërskool Jan van Riebeeck
610 Chris Badenhorst 15 October 1994 Argentina
611 Jannie Claassens
612 F.A. Meiring
613 Lance Sherrell
614 James Dalton 8 October 1994 Argentina
615 Krynauw Otto 30 May 1995 Romania
616 Rudolph Straeuli 9 July 1994 New Zealand
617 Japie Mulder 23 July 1994 New Zealand
618 Christiaan Scholtz 8 October 1994 Argentina
619 Os du Randt 8 October 1994 Argentina
620 Tommie Laubscher 8 October 1994 Argentina
621 Elandré van der Bergh 15 October 1994 Argentina
622 Kevin Putt
623 Ian Hattingh
624 Chris Rossouw 13 April 1995 Samoa
625 Mornay Visser 13 April 1995 Samoa Paarl Gimnasium
626 Robbie Brink 30 May 1995 Romania
627 Marius Hurter 30 May 1995 Romania
628 Garry Pagel 25 May 1995 Australia
629 Toks van der Linde 12 November 1995 Italy
630 Justin Swart 2 July 1996 Fiji Paul Roos Gymnasium
631 Danie van Schalkwyk 2 July 1996 Fiji Hoërskool Waterkloof
632 Johan Ackerman 2 July 1996 Fiji
633 Dawie Theron 3 August 1996 Australia
634 André Venter 17 August 1996 New Zealand
635 Henry Tromp 17 August 1996 New Zealand
636 André Snyman 17 August 1996 New Zealand
637 Vlok Cilliers 17 August 1996 New Zealand
638 Wayne Fyvie 24 August 1996 New Zealand Hilton College
639 Schutte Bekker 23 August 1997 Australia
640 Russell Bennett 10 June 1997 Tonga
641 Joseph William “Joe” Gillingham 5 November 1996 Rosario Hoërskool Alberton
642 Dick Muir 8 November 1997 Italy
643 Franco Smith 6 December 1997 Scotland Hoërskool Sand du Plessis
644 Joggie Viljoen
645 Adrian Garvey 9 November 1996 Argentina
646 Theo Oosthuizen
647 Breyton Paulse 12 June 1999 Italy
648 Jeremy Thomson
649 Rassie Erasmus 5 July 1997 Britain
650 Edrich Lubbe 10 June 1997 Tonga
651 Percy Montgomery 28 June 1997 Britain SACS
652 Pieter Rossouw 28 June 1997 Britain Paarl Gimnasium
653 Jannie de Beer 5 July 1997 Britain
654 Werner Swanepoel 5 July 1997 Britain Grey College
655 Warren Brosnihan 23 August 1997 Australia
656 Braam Els 23 August 1997 Australia Afrikaanse Hoërskool Kroonstad
657 McNeill Hendricks 20 June 1998 Ireland
658 Andrew Aitken 22 November 1997 France
659 Bobby Skinstad 29 November 1997 England Hilton College
660 Philip Smit
661 Wium Basson Paarl Boys High
662 Thinus Delport 10 June 2000 Canada
663 Willie Meyer 6 December 1997 Scotland Hoër Landbouskool Marlow
664 Boeta Wessels
665 Dan van Zyl 2 December 2000 England
666 Dale Santon 12 July 2003 Australia
667 Gaffie du Toit 13 June 1998 Ireland
668 Stefan Terblanche 13 June 1998 Ireland
669 Robbie Kempson 20 June 1998 Ireland Queens College
670 Selborne Boome 12 June 1999 Italy Bishops
671 Braam van Straaten 19 June 1999 Italy
672 Lourens Venter
673 Chad Alcock
674 Robbie Fleck 12 June 1999 Italy Bishops
675 Deon Kayser 19 June 1999 Italy
676 Corné Krige 19 June 1999 Italy Paarl Boys High
677 Robert Markram
678 Christian Stewart 21 November 1998 Scotland Bishops
679 Sibusiso Owen Nkumane St Johns College
680 Johnny Trytsman
681 André Vos 12 June 1999 Italy Selborne College
682 Brent Moyle
683 Cobus Visagie 12 June 1999 Italy Paul Roos Gymnasium
684 Albert van den Berg 12 June 1999 Italy
685 Charl Marais 12 June 1999 Italy Grey College
686 Dave von Hoesslin 12 June 1999 Italy Bishops
687 Kaya Malotana 10 October 1999 Spain
688 Anton Leonard 17 July 1999 Australia
689 Wayne Julies 10 October 1999 Spain
690 De Wet Barry 10 June 2000 Canada Paarl Gimnasium
691 John Smit 10 June 2000 Canada
692 Grant Esterhuizen 22 July 2000 New Zealand Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Pta)
693 Louis Koen 8 July 2000 Australia Paarl Gimnasium
694 Jannes Labuschagne 22 July 2000 New Zealand
695 AJ Venter 26 November 2000 Wales HTS Louis Botha
696 Jaco van der Westhuyzen 19 August 2000 New Zealand
697 Ricardo Loubscher 8 June 2002 Wales
698 Gavin Passens
699 Chris Rossouw Paarl Gimnasium
700 Craig Davidson 15 June 2002 Wales
701 Delarey du Preez 6 July 2002 Samoa
702 Lawrence Sephaka 1 December 2001 USA
703 Carel van der Merwe
704 Hottie Louw 15 June 2002 Wales Boland Landbou
705 Victor Matfield 30 June 2001 Italy
706 Quinton Davids 15 June 2002 Wales
707 Johan Wasserman
708 Thando Manana
709 Hendrik Gerber 7 June 2003 Scotland
710 Ettiené Fynn 16 June 2001 France
711 Marius Joubert 21 July 2001 New Zealand Paarl Gimnasium
712 Adri Badenhorst  uncapped
713 Pieter Dixon  uncapped
714 Dean Hall 16 June 2001 France
715 Butch James 16 June 2001 France
716 Conrad Jantjes 30 June 2001 Italy
717 Neil de Kock 30 June 2001 Italy
718 Lukas van Biljon 30 June 2001 Italy
719 Joe van Niekerk 21 July 2001 New Zealand
720 Trevor Halstead 10 November 2001 France
721 Adrian Jacobs 17 November 2001 Italy
722 Deon de Kock 17 November 2001 Italy
723 André Pretorius 8 June 2002 Wales
724 Bolla Conradie 8 June 2002 Wales
725 Warren Britz 8 June 2002 Wales
726 Daan Human 8 June 2002 Wales HTS Louis Botha
727 Brent Russell 8 June 2002 Wales Selborne College
728 Faan Rautenbach 8 June 2002 Wales
729 Werner Greeff 22 June 2002 Argentina
730 Danie Coetzee 6 July 2002 Samoa
731 Shaun Sowerby 6 July 2002 Samoa
732 Hendro Scholtz 27 July 2002 Australia
733 Bakkies Botha 9 November 2002 France
734 Deon Carstens 16 November 2002 Scotland Boland Landbou
735 Jean de Villiers (Captain) 9 November 2002 France Paarl Gimnasium
736 Friedrich Lombard 16 November 2002 Scotland
737 Wessel Roux 9 November 2002 France
738 Pierre Uys 16 November 2002 Scotland
739 Pedrie Wannenburg 9 November 2002 France Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale
740 Marco Wentzel 9 November 2002 France
741 CJ van der Linde 16 November 2002 Scotland Grey College
742 Norman Jordaan 23 November 2002 England
743 Ashwin Willemse 7 June 2003 Scotland
744 Wikus van Heerden 7 June 2003 Scotland Hoerskool Waterkloof
745 Richard Bands 7 June 2003 Scotland
746 Juan Smith 7 June 2003 Scotland Hoërskool JBM Hertzog
747 Gcobani Bobo 14 June 2003 Scotland
748 Jorrie Muller 2 August 2003 Australia Hoërskool Monument
749 *Gus Theron  uncapped
750 Geo Cronjé 9 August 2003 New Zealand
751 Christo Bezuidenhout 9 August 2003 New Zealand
752 Jaque Fourie 11 October 2003 Uruguay Hoërskool Monument
753 Derick Hougaard 11 October 2003 Uruguay Boland Landbou
754 Schalk (jnr) Burger 24 October 2003 Georgia Paarl Gimnasium
755 Danie Rossouw 11 October 2003 Uruguay
756 Henno Mentz 12 June 2004 Ireland
757 Fourie du Preez 12 June 2004 Ireland Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Pta)
758 Jacques “Sakkie” Cronjé 12 June 2004 Ireland HTS John Vorster
759 Edwin Peter “Eddie” Andrews 12 June 2004 Ireland Steenberg High
760 Gerrie Britz 12 June 2004 Ireland Grey College
761 Masana Hanyani “Shimmy” Shimange 26 June 2004 Wales Rondebosch Boys High
762 Vuyisa Timothy “Tim” Dlulane 6 November 2004 Wales Kokstad College
763 Solomzi “Solly” Tyibilika 27 November 2004 Scotland Loyiso High
764 Gürthro Steenkamp 27 November 2004 Scotland Paarl Boys High
765 Michael Claassens 6 November 2004 Wales Hoerskool Kroonstad
766 Bryan Habana 20 November 2004 England King Edward VII School (KES)
767 Jongikhaya Lutric “Jongi” Nokwe 9 August 2008 Argentina Kwamfumdo Secondary
768 Tonderai “Tondi” Chavhanga 11 June 2005 Uruguay Prince Edward School (Zimbabwe)
769 Enrico Ricardo “Ricky” Januarie 11 June 2005 Uruguay Weston Senior Secondary
770 Gary Botha 30 July 2005 Australia Hoerskool Waterkloof
771 Herman Meyer Bosman 19 November 2005 Wales Hoer Landbouskool Oakdale
772 Wynand Olivier 10 June 2006 Scotland Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Pta)
773 Gysbert Johannes “Johann” Muller 10 June 2006 Scotland Hoer Landbouskool Oakdale
774 Akona Zilindlovu Ndungane 15 July 2006 Australia Hudson Park High
775 Jon-Paul Roger “JP” Pietersen 9 September 2006 Australia Hoerskool General Hertzog
776 Chilliboy Ralepelle 26 August 2006 New Zealand Pretoria Boys High
777 Pierre Spies 15 July 2006 Australia Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Pta)
778 Brendon James “BJ” Botha 26 August 2006 New Zealand Durban High School
779 Ruan Pienaar 26 August 2006 New Zealand Grey College
780 Bevin André Fortuin 11 November 2006 Ireland George High
781 Hilton Lobberts 18 November 2006 England New Orleans Secondary
782 Jaco Christiaan Pretorius 11 November 2006 Ireland Gelofte Skool
783 Francois Steyn 11 November 2006 Ireland Grey College
784 Lucas “Kabamba” Floors 25 November 2006 England Morester Secondary
785 Waylon Michael Murray 9 June 2007 Samoa Westville Boys High
786 Luke Watson 9 June 2007 Samoa Grey High PE
787 Bismarck du Plessis 7 July 2007 Australia Grey College
788 Jannie du Plessis 7 July 2007 Australia Grey College
789 Peter J Grant 7 July 2007 Australia Maritzburg College
790 Heinke van der Merwe 24 November 2007 Wales Hoërskool Monument
791 Ryan Kankowski 24 November 2007 Wales St Andrews College
792 Wian du Preez 21 November 2009 Italy Grey College
793 *Barend Pieterse  uncapped  – Hoërskool Waterkloof
794 Christiaan Rudolph “Tiaan” Liebenberg 1 December 2007 Barbarians Grey College
795 Andries Bekker 7 June 2008 Wales Paul Roos Gymnasium
796 Brian Vuyisile Mujati 7 June 2008 Wales Peterhouse Boys High (Zimbabwe)
797 Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira 14 June 2008 Wales Peterhouse Boys High (Zimbabwe)
798 Odwa Mzuzo Ndungane 21 June 2008 Italy Hudson Park High
799 Schalk Brits 21 June 2008 Italy Paul Roos Gymnasium
800 Adriaan Strauss (captain) 19 July 2008 Australia Grey College
801 Heinrich Brüssow 22 November 2008 England Grey College
802 *Earl Enver Rose  uncapped  – Strand High School
803 Morné Steyn 20 June 2009 British & Irish Lions Hoërskool Sand du Plessis
804 Zane Kirchner 4 July 2009 British & Irish Lions PW Botha College
805 *Heinrich Jaco “Heini” Adams  uncapped  – Esselen Park High
806 Juan Leon de Jongh 5 June 2010 Wales Hugenote High
807 Francois Hougaard 21 November 2009 Italy Paul Roos Gymnasium
808 *Riaan Viljoen  uncapped  – Klerksdorp High
809 Alistair John Hargreaves 5 June 2010 Wales Durban High School
810 Ashley Johnson 23 July 2011 Australia Paarl Gimnasium
811 Bandise Maku 19 June 2010 Italy Dale College
812 Dewald Johan Potgieter 28 November 2009 Ireland HTS Daniel Pienaar
813 *Davon Stephanus Raubenheimer  uncapped  – Pacaltsdorp Secondary
814 Jean Roy Deysel 21 November 2009 Italy Hentie Cilliers High
815 Francois Louw 5 June 2010 Wales Bishops
816 Gio Giaan Aplon 5 June 2010 Wales Hawston Secondary
817 Bjorn Basson 5 June 2010 Wales Dale College
818 Flip van der Merwe 12 June 2010 France Grey College
819 Elton Jantjies
820 Pat Lambie 6 November 2010 Ireland Michaelhouse
821 Lwazi Mvovo 20 November 2010 Scotland
822 Willem Alberts 13 November 2010 Wales Hoërskool Monument
823 Keegan Daniel 6 November 2010 Ireland Dale College
824 Coenie Oosthuizen 9 June 2012 England Grey College
825 Deon Stegmann 6 November 2010 Ireland Grey College
826 Charl McLeod 30 July 2011 New Zealand Hoërskool Wonderboom
827 Andries Strauss Grey College
828 Werner Kruger 23 July 2011 Australia Hoërskool Jeugland
829 Dean Greyling 23 July 2011 Australia Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Pta)
830 Gerhard Mostert 30 July 2011 New Zealand
831 Marcell Coetzee 9 June 2012 England Port Natal Skool
832 Juandré Kruger 9 June 2012 England Paul Roos Gymnasium
833 Eben Etzebeth 9 June 2012 England Hoërskool Tygerberg
834 Ulrich Jacques Potgieter 23 June 2012 England HTS Daniel Pienaar
835 Patric Michael “Pat” Cilliers 18 August 2012 Argentina Michaelhouse
836 Johannes Jacobus “JJ” Engelbrecht 18 August 2012 Argentina Grey High PE
837 Craig Burden*  2012  uncapped Maritzburg College
838
Jano Vermaak 8 June 2013 Italy HTS Louis Botha
839 Johannes Lodewikus “Johan” Goosen 8 September 2012 Australia Grey College
840 Daniel Johannes “Duane Vermeulen” 8 September 2012  Australia Hoërskool Nelspruit
841 Francois Malherbe  9 November 2013 Wales Paarl Boys High
842 Jacob Johannes “Jaco” Taute  29 September 2012  Australia Hoërskool Monument
843 Arnoldus Francois “Arno” Botha  8 June 2013  Italy Nylstroom High
844 Lionel Granton Mapoe  25 July 2015  New Zealand Fichardtpark High
845 Raymond Kofi Rhule  2012  – HTS Louis Botha
846 Franco van der Merwe  5 October 2013 New Zealand Hartswater High
847 Jacobus Christo “JC” Janse van Rensburg  2012  – Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale
848 Willem Jacobus “Willie” le Roux  8 June 2013  Italy Paul Roos Gymnasium
849 Jan Lodewyk Serfontein  8 June 2013  Italy Grey College
850 Trevor Ntando Nyakane  8 June 2013  Italy Hoërskool Ben Vorster
851 Siyamthanda “Siya” Kolisi  15 June 2013  Scotland Grey High PE
852 Petrus Erasmus “Piet” van Zyl  15 June 2013  Scotland Grey College
853 Lourens Cornelius Adriaanse  23 November 2013  France Paarl Gimnasium
854 Pieter Stephanus (Pieter-Steph) du Toit  9 November 2013 Wales Hoërskool Swartland
855

Cornal Hendricks

 14 June 2014 Wales Berg Rivier High
856 Lodewyk “Lood” de Jager  14 June 2014 Wales Hoërskool Hugenote (Springs)
857 Handré Pollard  28 June 2014 Scotland Paarl Gimnasium
858 Marcel van der Merwe  28 June 2014 Scotland Grey College
859 Teboho Stephen “Oupa” Mohoje  28 June 2014 Scotland HTS Louis Botha
860 Joseph Stephanus Theuns “Stephan” Lewies  28 June 2014 Scotland Hoërskool Eldoraigne
861 Marnitz Louis Boshoff  28 June 2014 Scotland Hoërskool Nelspruit
862 Damian de Allende  16 August 2014 Argentina Milnerton High
863 Warren Roger Whiteley  6 September 2014 Australia Glenwood High
864 Jacobus Meyer “Cobus” Reinach  27 September 2014 Australia Grey College
865 Nizaam Carr  22 November 2014 Italy Bishops
866 Julian Redelinghuys  22 November 2014 Italy Hoërskool Monument
867 Jesse Kriel  18 July 2015  Australia Maritzburg College
868 Vincent Philip Koch  25 July 2015  New Zealand Hoërskool Hugenote (Wellington)
869 Rudy Paige 7 October 2015  USA Bastion High
870 Francois (Faf) de Klerk  11 June 2016 Ireland Hoërskool Waterkloof
871 Julian Redelinghuys 11 June 2016  Ireland Hoërskool Monument
872 Ruan Jacobus Combrinck  18 June 2016  Ireland Michaelhouse
873 Francois John (Franco) Mostert 18 June 2016  Ireland Hoërskool Brits
 874 Steven Kitshoff  25 June 2016  Ireland Paul Roos Gymnasium
875 Jacobus Albertus “Jaco” Kriel  25 June 2016   Ireland Standerton High
876 Mbongeni Theo “Bongi” Mbonambi  25 June 2016   Ireland St Albans College

Newly capped Springboks 2012:

Marcell Coetzee (Port Natal Skool)

Jacques Potgieter (HTS Daniel Pienaar)

Eben Etzebeth (Tygerberg Hoërskool)

Juandré Kruger (Paul Roos Gymnasium)

Elton Jantjies (Hoërskool Florida)

Johannes Jacobus “JJ” Engelbrecht (Grey High School PE) #836

Coenie Oosthuizen (Grey College)

Johan Goosen (Grey College)

Daniel Johannes “Duane” Vermeulen (Nelspruit High School)

Pat Cilliers ( Michaelhouse)

Craig Burden (Maritzburg College)

Jaco Taute (Hoërskool Monument)

Raymond Rhule (HTS Louis Botha)

Lionel Mapoe (Hoërskool Fichardtpark)

JC Janse van Rensburg (Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale)

*Arno Botha (Hoërskool Nylstroom), *Frans Malherbe (Paarl Boys High), *Jano Vermaak (HTS Vereeniging), *Franco van der Merwe (Hartswater High School)

Newly capped Springboks 2013:

Willie le Roux (Paul Roos Gymnasium)

Jan Serfontein (Grey College)

Jano Vermaak (HTS Vereeniging)

Lourens Adriaanse (Paarl Gimnasium)

Trevor Nyakane (Hoërskool Ben Vorster)

Pieter-Steph du Toit (Hoërskool Swartland)

Siya Kolisi (Grey High PE)

Arno Botha (Hoërskool Nylstroom)

Frans Malherbe (Paarl Boys High)

Piet van Zyl (Grey College)

Franco van der Merwe (Hartswater High School)

*Robert Ebersohn (Grey College), *Pieter Labuschagne (Grey College), **Siyabonga “Scarra” Ntubeni (King Edward VII School), **Louis Schreuder (Paarl Gimnasium), **Frik Kirsten (Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool Pretoria)

Newly capped Springboks 2014:

Cornal Hendricks (Berg Rivier High School)

Lodewyk “Lood” de Jager – (Hoërskool Hugenote Springs)

Handré Pollard – (Paarl Gimnasium)

Marcel van der Merwe – (Grey College)

Teboho Stephen “Oupa” Mohoje (HTS Louis Botha)

Marnitz Boshoff (Nelspruit High School)

Joseph Stephanus Theuns “Stephan” Lewies (Eldoraigne High School)

Damian de Allende (Milnerton High)

Warren Roger Whiteley (Glenwood High School)

Jacobus Meyer “Cobus” Reinach (Grey College)

Julian Redelinghuys (Hoërskool Monument)

Nizaam Carr (Bishops)

uncapped in Bok squad 2014

*Sibusiso Camagu Thokozani Sithole (Queens College), *Callie Visagie (Paarl Boys High), *Paul Jordaan (Grey College), **Robin Leendert “Robbie” Coetzee (Eldoraigne High School), **Jacobus Albertus “Jaco” Kriel (Standerton High School), **Seabelo Mohanoe Senatla (Riebeeckstad High School), **Ruan Martin Dreyer (Hoërskool Monument), **Rudy Paige (Bastion High), **Ross Cronje (Michaelhouse)

Newly capped Springboks 2015

Jesse Kriel (Maritzburg College) #867

Vincent Philip Koch (Hugenote Hoërskool “Wellington”) #868

Uncapped in Bok squad 2015

*Faf de Klerk (Hoërskool Waterkloof), *Steven Kitshoff (Paul Roos Gymnasium), *Franco Mostert (Hoërskool Brits), **Rudy Paige (Bastion High), **Siyabonga “Scarra” Ntubeni (King Edward VII School)

Newly capped Springboks 2016

Francois (Faf) de Klerk (Hoërskool Waterkloof ) #870

Julian Redelinghuys (Monument High) #871

Ruan Jacobus Combrinck (Michaelhouse) #872

Francois John (Franco) Mostert (Hoërskool Brits) #873

Steven Kitshoff (Paul Roos Gymnasium) #874

Jacobus Albertus “Jaco” Kriel (Standerton High School) #875

Mbongeni Theo “Bongi” Mbonambi (St Albans) #876

Uncapped in Bok squad 2016

Garth Graham April (Florida High) *, Nicholas James “Nic” Groom (Rondebosch) *, Sikhumbuzo Notshe (Wynberg Boys’ High)*, Siyabonga “Scarra” Ntubeni (King Edward VII School)*, Malcolm Justin Marx (King Edward VII School – Nooitgedacht Primary)* – (All announced as part of the Castle Lager Incoming Series – 2016 Squad. Bok Numbers pending)

* not Bok capped yet

** uncapped on Bok Tour or on bench but with no Bok nr. (No more Bok numbers for uncapped Boks on tour as from EOYT 2013)

 

last updated 2015/07/18

Springboks by Schools Latest Bok Province Springboks (since 1906)
1. Paul Roos Gymnasium Steven Kitchoff (2016) Western Province 48
2. Grey College Cobus Reinach (2014) Free State Cheetahs 44
3. Bishops Nizaam Carr (2014) Western Province 36
4. South African College School (SACS) Percy Montgomery Western Province 27
5. Paarl Boys High (Boishaai) Frans Malherbe (2013 vs Wales) EOYT Western Province 20
6. Paarl Gimnasium Handré Pollard (2014) Western Province 20
7. Kimberley Boys’ High Griquas 16
8. Maritzburg College Jesse Kriel (2015) The Sharks 16
9. Rondebosch Boys High Gcobani Bobo Western Province 15
10. Grey High School (PE) Siya Kolisi (2013) Eastern Province 13
11. Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Pta) **Frik Kirsten (2013) EOYT Blue Bulls 9
12. Hoërskool Monument Julian Redelinghuys (2016) Golden Lions 8
13. St Andrews College Ryan Kankowski Border 8
14. Dale College Border 7
15. Selborne College Border 7
16. Hilton College The Sharks 7
17. Glenwood High School (Durban Technical) Warren Whiteley (2015) The Sharks 7
18. Wynberg Boys High School Western Province 6
19. Hoërskool Swartland Pieter-Steph du Toit (2013 vs Wales) Boland 6
20. Hoërskool Jan van Riebeeck Cabous vd Westhuizen Western Province Blue Bulls 6
Hottentots-Holland (Somerset West High School) Western Province 5
Hoërskool Hendrik Verwoerd Blue Bulls 5
Kingswood College Eastern Province 5
Hoërskool Kroonstad (Kroonstad Landbou/De Wet Nel) Griffons 5
Hoërskool Sentraal Free State Cheetahs 5
Hoërskool Wonderboom Blue Bulls 5
St David’s Marists Brothers Golden Lions 5
Parktown Boys’ High Paul Bayvel (1974) Golden Lions 5
Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale JC Janse van Rensburg SWD Eagles 4
Cradock High School Border 4
Durban High School The Sharks 4
Harrismith High School Eastern Free State 4
Hoërskool Lichtenburg Leopards 4
Queens College Border 4
Boland Landbou Derick Hougaard (2003) Western Province 3
Vereeniging Gimnasium (HTS Vereeniging/Hoerskool Vereeniging) Jano Vermaak (2013) Valke 4
HTS Louis Botha (Bloemfontein) Teboho “Oupa” Mohoje Free State Cheetahs 4
Nelspruit High School Marnitz Boshoff (2014) Limpopo 4
Hoërskool Hugenote (Springs) Lood de Jager (2014) Valke 3
Afrikaans High (Rooiskool) Griffons 3
Bekker High School Golden Lions 3
Hoërskool Ben Viljoen Limpopo 3
CBC Kimberley Griquas 3
Hoërskool Dirkie Uys Boland 3
Dordrecht High School Border 3
Hoërskool Die Fakkel Golden Lions 3
Gill College4 Border 3
Hoërskool Brandwag Eastern Province 3
Hoërskool Waterkloof Francois (Faf) de Klerk (2016) Blue Bulls 4
Hugenote High School (Wellington) Vincent Koch (2015) Boland 3
Jeppe Boys’ High School Golden Lions 3
Kearsney College The Sharks 3
Hoërskool Kirkwood Eastern Province 3
Northwood School (Northlands) The Sharks 3
Adelaide Gymnasium Border 3
Oudtshoorn High School SWD Eagles 3
Hoërskool Pietersburg Limpopo 3
Pretoria Boys High Blue Bulls 3
Robertson High Boland 3
Hoërskool Sand du Plessis Morne Steyn Free State Cheetahs 3
Sea Point Boys High Western Province 3
Welkom Gimnasium Griffons 3
Worcester Gimnasium (Worcester Boys’ High) Boland 3
Spine Road High School Eddie Andrews Western Province 3
Hoërskool Bellville Western Province 2
Centurion Blue Bulls 2
Christiana Leopards 2
Cillie Eastern Province 2
Hoërskool Despatch Eastern Province 2
Diamantveld Griquas 2
Hoërskool Ermelo Pumas 2
Graeme College Hennie le Roux Eastern Province 2
Griekwastad Griquas 2
Hoërskool Brandwag 2
Hoërskool Menlopark Blue Bulls 2
Aliwal North North 2
Hudson Park High Border 2
JG Meiring High Western Province 2
King Edward VII School (KES) **Scarra Ntubeni (2013) EOYT Golden Lions 3
Klerksdorp NW Leopards 2
Ladysmith André Johan Joubert KwaZulu-Natal 2
Maitland High School 2
Hoërskool Middelburg Pumas 2
Middelburg High School (Karoo) Border 2
Milton High School Zimbabwe 2
Hoërskool Nylstroom Arno Botha (2013) Limpopo 3
Outeniqua SWD Eagles 2
Parow High Western Province 2
Hoërskool Parys Valke 2
Hoërskool Paul Erasmus Griffons 2
Paul Kruger 2
Pearson Eastern Province 2
Peterhouse 2
Piketberg 2
Plumtree School Zimbabwe 2
Potchefstroom Gimnasium NW Leopards 2
HTS Potchefstroom Robert du Preez NW Leopards 2
Prince Edward Zimbabwe 2
PW Botha College SWD Eagles 2
Reivilo 2
Rob Ferreira 2
Roodepoort Golden Lions 2
Rustenburg 2
Swartberg 2
Tygerberg High School Eben Etsebeth (2012) Western Province 3
Umtata 2
Union High Border 2
Upington 2
Vanderbijlpark 2
Volkskool 2
Volkskool NW Leopards 2
Voortrekker Eastern Free State 2
Voortrekker 2
Vredenburg 2
Vryburg NW Leopards 2
Wessel Maree Griffons 2
Windhoek Namibia 2
Port Natal Skool Marcell Coetzee (2012) The Sharks 3
HTS Daniel Pienaar Jacques Potgieter (2012) Eastern Province 2
Hoërskool Florida Elton Jantjies (2012) Golden Lions 2
Michaelhouse Ruan Jacobus Combrinck (2016) The Sharks 2
Alberton 1
Amsterdam 1
Augsburg 1
Beaconsfield Griquas 1
Bedford School 1
Bellville Secondary School 1
Bloemfontein (JBM Hertzog HS) Juan Smith Free State Cheetahs 1
Boksburg Commercial High School 1
Bothaville NW Leopards 1
Hoërskool Brits Francois John (Franco) Mostert NW Leopards 1
Brothers of Charity College 1
Bulawayo Technical High School 1
Burton Grammar School 1
Hoërskool Calvinia 1
Capricorn 1
Carnarvon 1
CBC Boksburg 1
Charleston Hill Western Province 1
Charlie Hofmeyr Boland 1
Cheltenham College England 1
Churchill High School 1
Damelin College 1
Dan Pienaar 1
De La Salle College 1
De Villiers Graaff 1
Dealesville 1
Delmas 1
DF Malan 1
Dinamika 1
Douglas 1
Dr Viljoen Hoërskool Gysie Pienaar Free State Cheetahs 1
Dulwich College England 1
Dundee 1
East London Technikon 1
Edinburgh Academy 1
Estcourt High School 1
FH Odendaal Blue Bulls 1
Hoërskool Framesby 1
Franschhoek Western Province 1
Frikkie Meyer 1
Gelofte 1
Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog 1
General Smuts High School 1
Hoërskool George SWD Eagles 1
George Watsons’ College Scotland 1
Gerrit Maritz Blue Bulls 1
Gobabis 1
Goudini 1
Green Point Grammar School Western Province 1
Greenside Golden Lions 1
Hamilton High School Zimbabwe 1
Hangklip Border 1
Harris School Golden Lions 1
Hawston Secondary Gio Giaan Aplon Western Province 1
Die Helpmekaar Golden Lions 1
Hentie Cilliers 1
Hercules Blue Bulls 1
Hill High School 1
Hopefield High School 1
HTS John Vorster Blue Bulls 1
HTS Witbank 1
Jan de Klerk (Krugersdorp Central High School) Golden Lions 1
Jan Viljoen 1
Jansenville 1
Hoërskool Jeugland Werner Kruger 1
JJ Pienaar 1
John Orr Golden Lions 1
John Walton Senior Secondary 1
Kasselsvlei Western Province 1
Kemptonpark 1
Kenhardt 1
Klein Nederburg Western Province 1
Kokstad College 1
Krugersdorp High School Golden Lions 1
Kwamfumdo Secondary 1
Ladybrand 1
Laingsburg 1
Langenhoven SWD Eagles 1
Langenhoven Blue Bulls 1
Langlaagte Trade School 1
Lansdowne High School Western Province 1
Leys England 1
Linden 1
Lindley 1
Loyiso High School 1
Mansfield Road The Sharks 1
Maria Louw High School Border 1
Marlborough College 1
Marlow Landbou Willie Meyer Border 1
Marthinus Wessels 1
Martin Oosthuizen 1
Methodist College 1
Milner High School NW Leopards 1
Morester 1
Muir College Eastern Province 1
Muizenberg 1
New College England 1
New Orleans 1
Nico Malan 1
Nigel 1
Noorder Paarl 1
Oosteind Blue Bulls 1
Overberg 1
Patriot Francois Pienaar Lions 1
Peddie High School 1
Piet Potgieter 1
Pinetown Boys High 1
Port Rex Technical High School Border 1
Port Shepstone High School The Sharks 1
Porterville 1
Potchefstroom Boys High NW Leopards 1
Rhodesfield 1
Riebeeck 1
Rossmore High School 1
Rugby England 1
Sarel Cilliers 1
Hoërskool Sasolburg 1
Schoonspruit 1
Hoërskool Schweizer Reneke NW Leopards 1
Scottsville Secondary HS 1
Settlers 1
Shrewsbury School England 1
Skurweberg 1
Somerset East High School 1
Spiers School England 1
Springs Boys High 1
Springs Technical High 1
St Aidans College Border 1
St Charles The Sharks 1
St Saviour’s Collegiate School 1
Hoërskool Standerton Jacobus Albertus “Jaco” Kriel Pumas 2
Steenberg Western Province 1
Stockdale Griquas 1
Hoërskool Strand Western Province 1
Swellendam 1
Trompsburg High School Free State Cheetahs 1
Tsumeb 1
Tuine Blue Bulls 1
Tweespruit 1
Vanrhynsdorp 1
Ventersdorp 1
Victoria-Wes 1
Hoër Volkskool Graaff-Reinet Border 1
Volksrust 1
Voortrekker 1
Hoërskool Voortrekker Pietermaritzburg 1
Hoërskool Voortrekkerhoogte Phillip Schutte Blue Bulls 1
Hoërskool Vredendal 1
Vryheid High School 1
West Rand Grammar School 1
Weston Senior Secondary 1
Westville Boy’s High School The Sharks 1
Hoërskool Wilgerivier Griffons 1
Hoërskool Die Wilgers Blue Bulls 1
Hoërskool Zwartkop Blue Bulls 1
Hartswater High School Franco van der Merwe Griquas 1
Berg Rivier High School Cornal Hendricks (2014) Boland 1
Hoërskool Ben Vorster Trevor Nyakane (2013) Limpopo 1
Hoërskool Eldoraigne Stephan Lewies (2014) Blue Bulls 1
Milnerton High School Damian de Allende (2014) Western Province 1
St Albans College Mbongeni Theo “Bongi” Mbonambi (2016) Blue Bulls 1
Hoërskool Fichardtpark Lionel Mapoe (2015) Free State Cheetahs 1

List of Springbok players of each school (Year Capped).

Paul Roos Gymnasium

Arthur Nicholas de Kock (1891)
Jacob Stephanus “Japie” Louw (1891)
James Alexander “Jim” McKendrick (1891)
Robert “Bob” Shand (1896)
Paul Johannes de Waal (1896)
Japie Krige (1896)
Bob Loubser (1896)
Pieter Albertus Ryno Otto “PO” Nel (1903)
Paul Johannes Roos (1903)
Koei Brink (1906)
Henry John “Pinkie” Daneel (1906)
Boy de Villiers (1906)
Freddie Luyt (1910)
Dick Luyt (1910)
Koot Reynecke (1910)
Gideon Daniël Roos (1910)
Wakkie Krige (1912)
John Douglas Luyt (1912)
Tom van Vuuren (1912)
Nic du Plessis (1921)
Charlé Meyer (1921)
Mannetjies Michau (1921)
Phil Mostert (1921)
Tokkie Scholtz (1921)
Attie van Heerder (1921)
PK Albertyn (1924)
Nico Bosman (1924)
Daunce Devine (1924)
Kenny Starke (1924)
George Murray Daneel (1928)
Manus de Jongh (1928)
AF du Toit (1928)
PK Morkel (1928)
Boet Prinsloo (1928)
Ferdie Bergh (1931)
George Lionell van Reenen (1937)
Tjol Lategan (1949)
Jannie Engelbrecht (1960)
Gertjie Brynard (1965)
Hempies du Toit (1980)
Justin Swart (1996)
Cobus Visagie (1999)
Andries Bekker (2008)
Schalk Brits (2008)
Francois Hougaard (2009)
Juandre Kruger (2012)
Willie Le Roux (2013)
Steven Kitchoff (2016)
Following Boks didn’t matriculate at Paul Roos:

Theunis Lodewicus (Theuns) Krüger (1921) – Paarl Boys High
Jackie Tindall – Rondebosch Boys High
Ballie Wahl – Hottentots Holland High School
Cabous van der Westhuizen – Jan van Riebeeck High School

Grey College

Herman Dirk “Broekie” van Broekhuizen (1896) #59
Evelyn Edgar “Boetie” McHardy (1912) #134
Sarel Strauss (1921)
Kalfie Martin (1937)
Louis Babrow (1937)
Piet de Wet (1938)
Popeye Strydom (1955)
John Wessels (1965)
Johan Spies (1970)
Dawid Stefanus Lubbe “Dawie” Snyman (1971) #453
Morné du Plessis (1971)
Jacobus Cornelis Pauw “Jackie” Snyman (1974) #466
Marthinus Theunis Steyn “Theuns” Stofberg (1976) #489
Robbie Blair (1977)
Jaco Reinach (1986)
Helgard Muller (1986)
Johan Styger (1992)
Andries Truscott (1992)
Pieter Muller (1992)
Heinrich Füls (1992)
Ruben Kruger (1993)
André-Henri “Ollie” le Roux (1993) #600
Allen Erasmus “Naka” Drotské (1993) #601
Werner Swanepoel (1997)
Charl Marais (1999)
CJ van der Linde (2002)
Gerrie Britz (2004)
Ruan Pienaar (2006)
Francois Steyn (2006)
Wian du Preez (2007)
Jannie du Plessis (2007)
Bismarck du Plessis (2007)
Tiaan Liebenberg (2007 – capped 2012)
Heinrich Brüssow (2008)
Adriaan Strauss (2008)
Flip van der Merwe (2010)
Deon Stegmann (2011)
Coenie Oosthuizen (2011)
Andries Strauss (2011)
Johan Goosen (2012)
Jan Serfontein (2013)
Piet van Zyl (2013)
Marcel vd Merwe (2014) #858
Jacobus Meyer “Cobus” Reinach (2014) #864
Following Boks didnt matriculate at Grey:

BJ Botha – Durban High School

Bishops

Paddy Carolin
Adam Burdett
Noel Howe-Browne
Mary Jackson
George D’Alton
Geoff Gray
Dai Williams
Stephen Fry
Tommy Gentles
Dugald MacDonald
Peter John Milton Whipp (1974)
Guy Kebble
Christian Stewart
Selborne Boome
Dave von Hoesslin
Robbie Fleck
Francois Louw

South African College School (SACS)

Nic Crosby
Billy Millar
John Luyt
Max Davison
Saturday Knight
Cliff Riordan
Dick Luyt
Baby Shum
Toby Moll
Wally Mills
Clive van Ryneveld
Frank Mellish
Jack van Druten
Frankie Waring (1931)
Cecil Moss (1949)
Percy Montgomery

Paarl Gimnasium

Stevie Joubert
Pierre de Villiers
JC van der Westhuizen
Jan Pickard
Hugo van Zyl
Wynand Mans
Schalk (snr) Burger
Kobus Burger
Kobus Wiese
Balie Swart
Mornay Visser
Pieter Rossouw
Louis Koen
De Wet Barry
Marius Joubert
Jean de Villiers
Schalk (jnr) Burger
Ashley Johnson
Lourens Adriaanse (2013)
**Louis Schreuder (2013 EOYT)
Handré Pollard (2014) #857

Kimberley Boys’ High School

Rajah Martheze
Klondyke Raaff
Uncle Dobbin
Syd de Melker
John McCulloch
Sep Ledger
Ginger Clark
Jack Gage
Jack van der Schyff
Ian Kirkpatrick
Dick Lockyear

Paarl Boys High (Boishaai)

Cocky Hahn (1910)
Dirkie de Villiers (1910)
Louis Louw (1912)
Theunis Lodewicus (Theuns) Krüger (1921)
Champion Myburgh (1924)
Jack Bester (1924)
Boy Louw (1928)
Manie Geere (1933)
Fanie Louw (1933)
Ben du Toit (1938)
Ryk van Schoor (1949)
Theuns Briers (1955)
Piet du Toit (1958)
Mannetjies Roux (1960)
Haas Schoeman (1963)
Carel du Plessis (1982)
Wium Basson (1997)
Corné Krige (1999)
Gürthro Steenkamp (2004)
Frans Malherbe (2013)

Rondebosch Boys High

Tommy Thompson
Jackie Tindall
Willie Rousseau
Jock van Niekerk
Alvi van der Merwe
John Apsey
James Starke
Jackie Tindall (1921)
Mike Lawless
Ian McCallum
Derek van den Berg
Roy McCallum
Chris Pope
Hanyani Shimange
Gcobani Bobo

Maritzburg College

EH Shum 1912-13
WA Clarkson 1921-24
C Payn 1924
BE Vanderplank 1924
PJ Nel 1928-37
GL van Reenen 1937
K Oxlee 1960-65
OB Taylor 1962
AE van der Watt 1969-71
JT Stransky 1993-96
JRD Thomson 1996
PJ Dixon 2000
AD James 2001-08
PJ Grant 2007-08
Craig Burden (2012)
Jessie Kriel (2015)

Die Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Affies)

Louis Schmidt
Tonie Roux
Pierre Edwards
Grant Esterhuizen
Fourie du Preez
Wynand Olivier
Pierre Spies
Dean Greyling
**Frik Kirsten (2013)

Grey High School (Grey PE)

Jack Hirsch
Fred Smollan
Freddy Turner
George Smith
Bunny Reid
Roy Dryburgh
Wilf Rosenberg
Peter Allen
Mickey Gerber (1958)
Shaun Povey,
Luke Watson
Johannes Jacobus “JJ” Engelbrecht (2012) #836
Siya Kolisi (2013)

St Andrews College (Grahamstown)

Daantjie van de Vyver
Nick Mallett
Russell Bennett
Ryan Kankowski

Dale College

Cocky Brooks
CB Jennings
Peewee Howe
HO de Villiers
Keegan Daniel
Bandise Maku
Bjorn Basson

Hilton College

Ebbo Bastard
Brian Pfaff
Paul Johnstone
Clive Ulyate
Gary Teichmann
Wayne Fyvie
Bobby Skinstad

Selborne College

Bernie Duffy
André de Wet
Ray Carlson
Keith Andrews
Mark Andrews
André Vos
Brent Russell

Glenwood High School (Durban Technical)

Wally Clarkson
Mauritz van den Berg
Roger Sherriff
Don Walton
Rodney Gould
John Allan
Warren Roger Whiteley (2014)

Hottentots-Holland (Somerset West High School)

Boy Morkel
Gerhard Morkel
Jacky Morkel
Ballie Wahl (1949)
Deon Lotter
Hoërskool Monument

Christo Wagenaar (1977)
Brendan Venter
Jorrie Muller
Jaque Fourie
Willem Alberts
Heinke van der Merwe
Jaco Taute (2012)
Julian Redelinghuys (2016)
Wynberg Boys High School

Dougie Holton
Lionel Wilson
Doug Hopwood
Dave Stewart
Rob Louw
Hoërskool Hendrik Verwoerd

Stompie van der Merwe
Willem Stapelberg
Darius Botha
Naas Botha
Uli Schmidt
Hoërskool Jan van Riebeeck

Johnny Bester
Pat Montini
Daantjie Rossouw
Johan le Roux
FC Smit
Jacobus Ferdinand “Cabous” van der Westhuizen (23 June 1994)
Kingswood College

Henry Walker
Jack Slater
Bennie Osler
John Dobie
Sharkey Osler
Hoërskool Kroonstad(Kroonstad Landbou/De Wet Nel/Kroonstad Tegnies)

Burger Geldenhuys
Gert Smal
André Venter
Faan Rautenbach
Michael Claassens
Hoërskool Sentraal

Buks Marais
Nelie Smith
Piet Goosen
Piet Greyling
Edrich Krantz
Hoërskool Swartland

Anton Stegmann
Jan Stegmann
Pally Truter
Ponie van der Westhuizen
Boland Coetzee
Hoërskool Wonderboom

Avril Malan
Hannes Botha
Piet du Plessis
Braam van Straaten
Charl McLeod
Hoër Landbouskool Oakdale

Johann Muller
Pedrie Wannenburg
Meyer Bosman
JC Janse van Rensburg (2012)
St David’s Marists College

Sommie Morkel
Arthur Marsberg
Dougie Morkel
Mervyn Ellis
Parktown Boys’ High School

Johannes Stephanus Albertus Oelofse “Hansie Oelofse” (1953)
Alan Menter (1968)
Peter Arnold Cronje (1971)
Mervyn Ellis Paul Campbell (1974)
Paul Campbell Robertson Bayvel (1974)
HTS Louis Botha

AJ Venter
Daan Human
Raymond Rhule (2012)
Teboho “Oupa” Mohoje (2014) #859
Hoërskool Nelspruit

Daniel Johannes “Duane” Vermeulen (2012) #840
Marnitz Louis Boshoff (2014) #861
Port Natal Skool

Gert Muller (1969,debut vs Wallabies and thereafter until 1974 vs British Lions)
Martin van Rensburg (1969/70 tour to the UK)
Marcel Coetzee (2012)
Spine Road High School

Dale Santon
Eddie Andrews
Norman Jordaan
Boland Landbou

Deon Carsten (2002)
Hottie Louw (2002)
Derick Houghaardt (2003)
HTS Daniel Pienaar

Dewald Potgieter (2009)
Jacques Potgieter (2012)
Hoërskool Fichardtpark

Lionel Mapoe (2015) #844
Milnerton High School

Damian de Allende (2014)
Hugenote High School (Wellington)

Juan de Jongh
Vincent Koch (2015)
Bastion High

Rudy Paige (2015) #869
Hoërskool Waterkloof

Francois ‘Faf’ de Klerk (2016) #870
Michaelhouse

Ruan Jacobus Combrinck (2016) #872
Hoërskool Brits

Francois John (Franco) Mostert (2016) #873
St Albans College

Mbongeni Theo “Bongi” Mbonambi #876

Team GB Cost £9,378,378.36 Per Medal

Team GB

Team GB Olympic Funding by Sport 2013-2017Team GB

Increased Funding

Athletics £26.8m (from £25.1m) – 6 medals in London (hit target 5-8 medals)

Boxing* £13.8m (£9.6m) – 5 medals (hit target 3-5 medals)

Canoeing £19.1 (£16.2m) – 4 medals (hit target 3-4 medals)

Cycling £30.6m (£26.0m) – 12 medals (surpassed target 6-10 medals)

Diving £7.5m (£6.5m) – 1 medal (hit target 1-3 medals)

Equestrian £17.9m (£13.4m) – 5 medals (surpassed target 3-4 medals)

Fencing* £3.1m (£2.5m) – 0 medals (hit target 0-1 medals)

Gymnastics £14.5m (£10.7m) – 4 medals (surpassed target 1-2 medals)

Hockey £15.5m (£15.1m) – 1 medal (hit target 1-2 medals)

Modern Pentathlon £6.9m (£6.3m) – 1 medal (hit target 1-2 medals)

Rowing £32.6m (£27.3m) – 9 medals (surpassed target 6 medals)

Sailing £24.5m (£22.9m) – 5 medals (hit target 3-5 medals)

Shooting £3.0m (£2.5m) – 1 medal (hit target 0-1 medals)

Synchronised Swimming £4.3m (£3.4m) – 0 medals (hit target 0 medals)

Taekwondo £6.9m (£4.8m) – 2 medals (hit target 1-3 medals)

Triathlon £5.5m (£5.3m) – 2 medals (hit target 1-2 medals)

Water Polo*** £4.5m (£2.9m) – 0 medals (hit target 0 medals)

Weightlifting £1.8m (£1.3m) – 0 medals (hit target 0 medals)

Decreased Funding

Archery £3.1m (£4.4m) – 0 medals (missed performance target)

Badminton £5.9m (£7.4m) – 0 medals (missed performance target)

Basketball zero funding (£8.6m) – 0 medals (missed performance target)

Handball zero funding (£2.9m) – missed performance target

Judo* £6.8m (£7.5m) – 2 medals (surpassed target 0-1 medals)

Swimming* £21.4m (£25.1m) – 3 medals (missed target 5-7 medals)

Table tennis zero funding (£1.2m) – missed performance target

Volleyball** £400,000 (£3.5m) – missed performance target

Wrestling zero funding (£1.4m) – missed performance

* first year only guaranteed, remainder pending approval

** funding only for women’s beach volleyball

*** funding only for women’s water polo.

Total Budget of £347 million over 4 years which works out at around £86.75 million per year. By contrast The U.S. Olympic Committee does not receive direct government funding for Olympic programs (except for select Paralympic military programs). The USOC’s main sources of revenue are television broadcast rights, sponsorships and philanthropy in the form of major gifts and direct mail income. Additional funding comes from the government for Paralympic programming, as well as other sources such as the city of Colorado Springs and the U.S. Olympic Foundation totalling around $154 million per year which is around £118.11 million. With this they managed to send a team of 554 athletes to Rio & win 103, 110, 101, 93 & 101 medals in each of the prior five Olympic Games vs. 65, 47, 30, 28 & 15 medals for Team GB.

It thus cost Britain £237,021.86 per year to send one competitor to Rio against America’s average of £213,194.94 per year to send one Olympic hopeful to the same Games. Assuming Britain collect their average yield of the last 5 Olympic Games (37 medals) the cost per medal will run to £2,344,594.59 per medal. The United States would be expected – on the same basis – to pay around £1,162,500.00 per medal. That is Team GB spend more than double per medal what Team USA do.

South Africa – by way of contrast – have an annual budget of just £5.64 million – and won 6, 1, 6, 5 & 5 medals at each of the last 5 Olympic Games meaning an average cost per medal per year of £1,226,086.96.

Team GB thus combine massive investment with mediocre aggregated ability to yield around half the medal tally per million pounds invested.

366 athletes make up Team GB in Rio 2016. They stem from the following sports.

  • Archery 2 at a cost of £3.1m.
  • Athletics 80 at a cost of £26.8m.
  • Badminton 8 at a cost of £5.9m.
  • Boxing 12 at a cost of £13.8m.
  • Canoe Slalom/Sprint 4/8 at a cost of £19.1m.
  • BMX 2 at a cost of unknown.
  • Mountain Bike 1 at a cost of unknown.
  • Cycling Road/Track 8/15 at a cost of £30.6m.
  • Diving 11 at a cost of £7.5m.
  • Equestrian 12 at a cost of £17.9m.
  • Fencing 3 at a cost of £3.1m.
  • Hockey 32 at a cost of £15.5m.
  • Golf 4 at a cost of nothing.
  • Gymnastics 10 at a cost of £14.5m.
  • Judo 7 at a cost of £6.8m.
  • Marathon Swimming 2 at a cost of unknown.
  • Modern Pentathlon 4 at a cost of £6.9m.
  • Rowing 43 at a cost of £32.6m.
  • Rugby 24 at a cost of nothing.
  • Sailing 15 at a cost of £24.5m.
  • Shooting 6 at a cost of £3.0m.
  • Swimming 26 at a cost of £21.4m.
  • Synchronised Swimming 2 at a cost of £4.3m.
  • Table Tennis 3 at a cost of nothing.
  • Taekwondo 4 at a cost of £6.9m.
  • Tennis 7 at a cost of nothing.
  • Trampoline 3 at a cost of unknown.
  • Triathlon 6 at a cost of £5.5m.
  • Weightlifting 2 at a cost of £1.8m.

Some of the expenses involved in Team GB’s mammoth £347 million 4 year budget include: 

48,017 individual items of kit supplied to 833 competitors and support staff

3,444 pairs of footwear

7,396 pairs of socks

2,845 luggage bags

1,545 hats

3 miles of cloth used to make Team GB suits

22 shipping containers used to carry furniture and supplies to Rio

121 Ikea kettles brought to Rio

249 DFS sofas in GB athletes’ rooms

350 Union flag cushions

72 DFS outdoor garden sets

5,500 PG Tips tea bags

366 special edition Blue Peter badges, one for each athlete

16 age of youngest athlete, gymnast Amy Tinkler

61 this Friday – the oldest athlete, equestrian John Whitaker

Meet Boxing’s Gold Medal Favourites at Rio 2016

Light flyweight Paddy Barnes, Ireland Odds: 2/1

Paddy Barnes
Paddy Barnes

Flyweight Yosvany Veitia, Cuba Odds: 7/2

Yosvany Veitia
Yosvany Veitia

Bantamweight Robeisy Ramirez, Cuba Odds: 11/4

Robeisy Ramirez
Robeisy Ramirez

Lightweight Albert Selimov, Azerbaijan Odds: 5/2

Albert Selimov
Albert Selimov

Light welterweight Yasniel Toledo, Cuba Odds: 5/2

Yasniel Toledo
Yasniel Toledo

Welterweight Daniyar Yeleussinov, Kazakhstan Odds: 5/2

Daniyar Yeleussinov
Daniyar Yeleussinov

Middleweight Arlen Lopez, Cuba Odds: 5/2

Arlen Lopez
Arlen Lopez

Light heavyweight Julio La Cruz Peraza, Cuba Odds: Evens

Julio La Cruz Peraza
Julio La Cruz Peraza

Heavyweight Erislandy Savon, Cuba Odds: 9/4

Erislandy Savon
Erislandy Savon

Super heavyweight Joseph Joyce, Great Britain Odds: 3/1

Joseph Joyce
Joseph Joyce

GGG vs Brook: £5.1m Gross Greater Than Sum of Parts

Chris Eubank Junior (aided & abetted by Senior) missed out on an opportunity to borrow Carl Froch’s terminology become an ‘international superstar’. Having been given the same PPV deal afforded Anthony Joshua & the aforementioned Froch – the brainstrust behind Junior chose to play a one-sided game of chicken with their own promoter & gifted the opportunity to fellow Matchroom fighter Kell Brook.

Since claiming his alphabet soup belt on 16 August 2014 against Shawn Porter Brook has consistently found himself in the most frustrating of holding patterns as major bouts with the likes of Amir Khan; Manny Pacquiao & Floyd Mayweather have all been mentioned, aimed for & then summarily failed to materialise. Forgettable & commercially flat bouts against lower tier opposition have threatened to pigeonhole Brook as a high end paper champion in recent times.

Kell Brook made his switch to Matchroom in 2011 – making him one of the promotional powerhouse’s longest standing clients. Still a relatively young 30 years of age he remains perhaps the second most important currently active project on Eddie Hearn’s agenda currently. He also enjoys vastly superior personal relations with Hearn than does Team Eubank.

Golovkin for his part has misfired as the face of a depleted HBO Boxing offering on a pay-per-view basis in the post-Mayweather era. The matching of the two though could present a masterstroke from a commercial perspective. Over the last 12 months GGG has averaged some 40,500 Google searches from the United Kingdom from a global total of 301,000 making it his second biggest centre of interest behind the United States (with 135,000).

The realistic Pay Per View range in Britain is somewhere between 45,000 & 175,000 – meaning television revenue of anywhere between £762,750 & £2,966,250. Of course fibs will be told of buy rates of 500,000 plus but of course nothing in Sky Plc’s publicly available financials would indicate such figures have ever been attained for a bout of this calibre. Given HBO’s willingness to take a marquee asset overseas it would be expected that they’d pick up the content for free & hold onto international television rights too.

Commercial sponsorship for this bout – from primary sponsors (expected to be a major bookmaker) plus a host of secondary ones can be expected to be bring in a further £275,000 to £450,000.

Gate revenue from ticket sales on the primary market should bring in:

£40 to £500 (mean of £139.50 * 16,500) = £2,301,750

£1,000 (VIP tickets) * 500 = £500,000

Total primary market ticket revenue = £2,801,750

Total Card Revenue should thus reach:

Between £3,839,500 & £6,218,000 – with the various market forces surrounding this event leading me to estimate total event revenue of £5,125,000 should be within 10% of final event revenue.

GGG vs Brook
GGG vs Brook

TWO MORE STANDS OPEN AT GOODISON PARK AS BELLEW TICKETS FLY

Bullens Road and Goodison Road open on May 29

Two more stands are open for tickets at Goodison Park as fans flock to see Tony Bellew take on Ilunga Makabu for the vacant WBC World Cruiserweight title at the home of Everton FC on Sunday May 29, live on Sky Sports.

With tickets passing the 12,000 mark at the iconic home of the Toffees, tickets are now on sale in both the Bullens Road and Goodison Road stands.

Tickets in those stands are priced at £40, and promoter Eddie Hearn is urging fight fans to snap them up and get behind the ‘Bomber’ in his quest to land a first World title.

“The support for this show has been fantastic,” said Hearn. “Bank Holiday Sunday May 29 at Goodison Park is going to be a night to remember – huge thanks to everyone for getting behind this event.”
Bellew’s World title bout with Makabu is part of a huge night of action on Merseyside as Stephen Smith gets the chance to bounce back from his IBF World title challenge in Connecticut as he fights for the vacant WBC Silver title.

Sean ‘Masher’ Dodd faces Pasquale di Silvio for the vacant WBA Inter-Continental Lightweight title, Hosea Burton defends his British Light-Heavyweight title against Liverpool man Tony Dodson, Tom Farrell and Kofi Yates clash in an eliminator for the British Super-Lightweight title

Merseyside Heavyweight favourite David Price is back in action and there’s a host of local talents getting a huge opportunity to impress in JJ Metcalfe, Ged Carroll, Steve Brogan, Craig Glover and Scott Fitzgerald.

Tickets are on general sale now priced £40, £60, £100 and £200 and can be purchased by visiting www.evertonfc.com/eticketing, or by calling 0151 556 1878*. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased in person by visiting the Park End ticket office or our City Centre ticket facility in Everton Two, Liverpool One. £350 VIP tickets will be available exclusively from www.matchroomboxing.com

Opening times for all ticket outlets can be found here.

*Booking fees apply.

Tickets for May 29 are also available from http://www.stubhub.co.uk/matchroom-boxing-tickets/ – StubHub is the official ticket partner and marketplace of Matchroom Boxing and Anthony Joshua MBE.

Felix Cash Turns Pro With Matchroom

Wokingham ace to make debut at The O2 on June 25

Felix Cash has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing and will make his professional debut at The O2 in London on June 25, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Decorated amateur Cash kicks off at Middleweight in the Greenwich venue and the Wokingham talent believes he’ll be hunting titles next summer as the 23 year old looks to transfer his amateur pedigree into the paid ranks, starting with a pro bow on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s first IBF World Heavyweight title defence.

“I feel that I will settle into the pros quickly and I want to move at pace,” said Cash. “I think this time next year I’ll be in a position to move towards a first title.

“I can’t think of a better night to make my pro debut with Joshua defending his belt and George Groves and Martin Murray in a huge fight. It’s a massive show and I’m really looking forward to being a part of it.

“I learnt so much with Team GB and my time on the squad has improved me hugely, plus all the travelling and competing in different countries means I already know how to adapt to all sorts of different styles and conditions.

“Winning gold in the Golden Belt last summer in Romania was a real highlight for me but just getting into the Team GB setup was a massive achievement. I won a lot of junior titles and was five-time national champion, so I had a lot of success in the amateurs, it’s going to set me up perfectly for the pros.

“Obviously I was disappointed not to make it but Anthony Fowler did brilliantly to make it and I hope he goes on to do well in Rio. I wasn’t going to wait around for four more years to go to the 2020 games. I’m 23 now and I think that this is the perfect time to turn over.”

Cash’s debut is part of a blockbuster night of action at The O2, with Joshua putting his title on the line against unbeaten American Dominic Breazeale.

Groves and Murray meet in a mouth-watering domestic Super-Middleweight blockbuster and WBA World title eliminator bout, John Wayne Hibbert clashes with Andrea Scarpa for the vacant WBC Silver Super-Lightweight title and Conor Benn is in action for the third time in the paid ranks.

 

Boxing Nutrition & The Weigh-In: A Complete Guide For Fighters

What follows below is a hybrid of three elite combat sport (two boxing & one MMA) strength & conditioning coaches protocols & thinking to making weight & more importantly making weight healthy & strong.

Whilst none of these guys wish to be named & opinions vary I believe that the advice presented below offers a superb starting point for the core of your nutritional planning as you head into camp then the weigh in. These guys have and continue to work with world class fighters & this plan is geared toward guys who are competing at or near the elite level in 8, 10 or 12 rounders. The general guidelines work for fighters at all levels but the protein requirements & water requirements for example are geared for world & elite level fighters not three rounders in the semi-pros.

  • Write down everything that you have eaten in the past week. If your life is worth living – its worth recording & invaluable insights can be derived from this (honest) information.
  • Do not be afraid of eating carbohydrates – you need fuel for the work you are undertaking.
  • Sodium and drugs are the most common reasons for holding water.
  • Considering the amount of sweating that is involved in training in boxing it is important to take supplemental minerals, vitamins & nutrients. Top of this list is perhaps Magnesium which is a component of more than 300 enzymes involved in energy metabolism. PotassiumZinc are others that are required in levels beyond the multi-vitamin I’ll be suggesting you use below.

The boxer has nutritional guidelines that are similar to that of a college wrestler or an MMA fighter. There is no doubt that the training & performance impositions of these three sports are very similar – interval shaped stamina fused with intermittent bursts of power.

The first warning that I will give to you is related to the use of diuretics. Several deaths and many close calls have resulted from bodybuilders and other athletes using diuretics, and if you mix them with high sodium drinks you stand an even greater risk of death. The diuretic removes water from the body, upsets the potassium-sodium balance, which short circuits your nervous system and can result in a heart attack or even death.

Diuretic side effects
Diuretic side effects

The goal is to have the nutritional capability to prepare yourself for the weigh in. In some cases it is optimal to remove some excess body fat and water to enhance your performance. Losing excess water and body fat will also allow you to make weight.

The Toughest Opponent You Will Face:
Yourself & What You Eat

It is the defining factor that separates champions and those who have a short lifespan in the sport. I don’t need to name names but an inability to control food & drink consumption has shortened many careers. It is extremely frustrating for a boxer to try to get the correct information on nutrition. Most of the products that you will read about in magazines will be related to exaggerated advertising claims. The difficulty and your confusion is directly related to the multitude of choices available.

Today’s nutrition has many advantages to offer the boxer. Quick digesting proteins, high absorption creatine, beta-alanine, branch chained amino acids (BCAAs), growth stimulants, recovery drinks, & so on have all have been formed out of the process of success and failures from various other sports.

This article will attempt to educate fighters about the basic fundamentals of nutrition and how to taper for a weigh-in.

Basic fundamentals of nutrition
Basic fundamentals of nutrition

It is important to write down everything that you have eaten in the past week. You will have to look up and calculate how much nutrition you are actually getting from the foods that you currently eat. It is may be necessary to calculate the nutrition from tables showing what the nutritional value is for any given food. Be sure to calculate your daily intake of carbohydrate, fats, proteins, sodium, water, and total calories.

Then you need to perform the body fat test. Underwater weighing and the Bod Pod (air displacement) are the most accurate testing methods. The importance of doing these tests is critical to allow you the knowledge of how much excess fat is on your body. Calipers or even machine testing is not preferable but better than not having testing done at all. You don’t want to lose muscle and many athletes diet improperly and become weaker from the loss of muscle.

Most fighters do not take in enough water or protein. Look at the amount of protein that you’re eating in grams per day. A boxer should be eating over 0.7-1.2 grams per pound of bodyweight. Fighters on anabolic steroids need as much as double that amount of protein. You should be drinking 4.5 litres of water per 100 g of protein you eat per day. These fundamental principles are well established & accepted. A hydrated body is an energized body.

The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake for men is roughly about 3 liters of total beverages a day. But elite professional fighters are not average men – their hydration requirements are far, far higher.
Protein/Water per Day:

  • 250-pound boxer-off season = 300 g of protein + 9.46 litres of water per day
  • 140-pound boxer-off season = 160 g of protein + 5.7 litres of water per day
    A maximum of 7.57 litres of water per day is usually sufficient to flush out the proteins in any size athlete. The amount of water that you take in is necessary to maintain a high metabolic flush of the protein as you are consuming. A lack of water in your diet will result in excess gas and improper digestion of the protein you are consuming.

This high intake of water will make it possible to drop water weight later in the program as you draw near to the competition. Drinking large amounts of water also stimulates your body to produce additional growth hormone – or at the least, prevents the decrease in exercise induced growth hormone response that has been shown to occur with fluid-free exercise.

This bit is critical though – you need to spread your water consumption throughout the day. If you get to 7pm and have not drunk much water DO NOT load up with more than 1.5 litres at any one time – this can be very dangerous. A 2005 study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that close to one sixth of marathon runners develop some degree of hyponatremia, or dilution of the blood caused by drinking too much water. Severe cases of hyponatremia can lead to water intoxication, an illness whose symptoms include headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, frequent urination and mental disorientation.

The kidneys control the amount of water, salts and other solutes leaving the body by sieving blood through their millions of twisted tubules. When a person drinks too much water in a short period of time, the kidneys cannot flush it out fast enough and the blood becomes waterlogged. Drawn to regions where the concentration of salt and other dissolved substances is higher, excess water leaves the blood and ultimately enters the cells, which swell like balloons to accommodate it.

Kidneys control the amount of water
Kidneys control the amount of water

Most cells have room to stretch because they are embedded in flexible tissues such as fat and muscle, but this is not the case for neurons.

Every hour, a healthy kidney at rest can excrete 800 to 1,000 milliliters of water and therefore a person can drink water at a rate of 800 to 1,000 milliliters per hour without experiencing a net gain in water.

All proteins are not the same and some are digested and absorbed much better than others. Egg protein and whey protein are absorbed best by your body. Fish, chicken and lean beef are the next best proteins. It is important to eat an equal portion of protein with each meal that is approximately the size of your fist.

whey protein
Whey protein brand options (zoom in)

Realize that some food allergies can go undetected and you will not absorb the protein from certain foods. It is important to eat as much real food as possible and to minimalize the amount of supplementation IF possible. The exception to this rule is whey protein. Most isolated whey proteins will digest within 30 minutes of ingestion. They are quick and easy and have HUGE utility for all athletes.
Never eat raw egg whites. Raw egg whites have a huge amount of a substance called “avidin,” which loves biotin. Once the avidin-biotin forms a bond, the body can’t break it apart. So you will develop a Biotin Deficiency Syndrome.

Cooking your eggs (or egg whites) will denature the protein avidin and will allow you to absorb 98 percent of the protein. Always cook eggs.

Additionally note eating raw eggs can lead to Salmonella food-borne illness. According to USDA research, 2.3 million eggs are contaminated with Salmonella bacteria every year. And Salmonella bacteria in eggs cause 4 out of 5 Salmonella enteritidis food-borne illnesses. Salmonella is enough to ruin any camp.

Here is a list of some of the possible problems associated with low protein consumption:

  • Problems with sleep
  • Problems with concentrating
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Unexplainable injuries or multiple injuries with little trauma
  • Problems with skin, nail, and/or hair
  • Unexpected broken bones
  • Problems with emotional stability
  • Problems gaining strength
  • Consistent problems with muscle strains/ligamentous sprains

The biggest problem with getting enough protein is usually associated with the preparation of the food and its storage. There is no question that eating while at work can be problematic and timing is necessary since a boxer needs to be eating every 2-to-3 hours.

Many boxers make the mistake of trying to cram in protein during only 3 meals, which results in poor absorption of all nutrients. Most boxers will have difficulty absorbing more than 30g of protein from any single meal – so for a 140lber it follows that at least 5 meals are required.

Drag around your five meals for the day in a cooler bag and know where every microwave is. Every boxer has to learn to eat for function, not flavor! Sacrifice brings success.

Athletes should not be afraid of eating carbohydrates. Energy is required to digest the proteins and to provide the function necessary to perform adequately inside of the ring.
It takes carbohydrates to burn fat – however, too many carbohydrates will be converted back into fat and stored in your body. We have spent a great deal of time discussing the amount of protein that your body will require. During the off-season your body will usually require an equal amount of carbohydrates.
To lose weight, follow a few simple rules:

  • Eat multiple meals every day. Try to eat every two hours.
  • Eat your carbohydrates closer to your workout and choose oatmeal as your post-workout slow acting carbohydrate.
  • Eat your carbohydrates as raw as possible, this allows for the trace minerals and other nutrients that are naturally found in many carbohydrate rich foods to provide for maximum absorption.
  • Avoid processed carbohydrates, such as foods that come in bags.
  • Take most of your carbs in immediately following a workout. This allows for your muscles to recover faster.
  • Avoid drinking your carbs (beer, sugar soda), and if you do drink them, make it a good quality post-workout drink.
  • Taking multivitamins/minerals will allow for proper absorption and usage of carbohydrates and proteins. These products should be taken with your meal.
  • Stop eating two to three hours prior to bed. This will force you body to use fat as a fuel when you sleep.
  • It is best to sleep between 6-9 hours per night. Consistently. Aim for a set time to rest & a set time to rise.
  • Avoid stress and get right emotionally to avoid internal turmoil. Stress raises cortisol levels and that keeps you from losing fat.
  • Most of the carbohydrates in fruits and vegetables are offset by the amount of fiber ingested. Processed carbohydrates have been stripped of their natural minerals and specifically their natural fiber. Processed or fake carbs will spike your insulin and leave you on your back feeling worn out after only a few minutes.

Reducing your carbohydrates for competition should be a gradual process. If you weigh 140 pounds, then you should be taking in approximately 140 g of carbohydrates a day, with an additional 20 g of fat.
At 10 weeks out (longer if you are over 30) you will begin by reducing your carbohydrate intake. Each week, you should reduce your carbohydrate intake by 10%. Eat most of your carbohydrates immediately following your exercise.

Following this diet will test your mental abilities. The brain works on glucose specifically and restriction of carbs in your diet does mess with your head. Bingeing is a common event for those trying to take on this diet. Eating large amounts of junk food will result in insulin spikes and prevent your body from losing fat.

The idea of using thermals (chemical stimulants to burn fat) usually results in several side effects that are very dangerous. Ephedra will make you feel jumpy, but it will not burn more calories & would run the risk of failing your doping control tests. The use of diuretics is extremely dangerous and is specifically tested for by UKAntiDoping.

Wearing heavy clothing and forcing yourself to sweat will increase your body’s ability to burn fat to a degree similar to using artificial fat burners. There are no side effects of wearing heavier clothing and you won’t fail a drug test as a result.

Thermal Training Suit
Thermal Training Suit

Thermal Training Suit
The Thermal Training Suit is designed to increase body temperature, promote perspiration, burn calories and raise the body’s metabolism.
Some companies manufacture fat metabolizers that provide the enzymes and co-enzymes necessary for fats to breakdown. The truth is that they only work if you have enough oxygen and are warm enough. They do not make you lose weight just sitting around.

Fats

Fats are the other nutrient that are given a terrible rep. Cholesterol has been given a very bad name in the popular press. Cholesterol is the building block of testosterone.
Cholesterol makes the cells of your body more available to take in nutrients and get rid of toxins. During your off-season, fat should be approximately 15 to 20% of your diet. Some people tolerate and burn fat more efficiently than others. Experimentation of different fat intakes are required by the each individual athlete.

Cholesterol is the building block of testosterone
Cholesterol is the building block of testosterone

Trans-fats are easy to spot since they are solid at room temperature. These hard fats are the types of fats that should be avoided. As you age, your body has more difficulty with absorbing trans-fats and utilizing them for energy. They should be avoided specifically by older fighters.

Utilizing omega-3 fats is very important for someone over the age of 30 or anyone who has difficulty with metabolizing fats. Ocean or cold water fish, flax seed oil, walnuts, guacamole, natural eggs all are great sources of good fats.

Omega-3 is important for normal brain function. Most athletes should supplement their diet by taking 1000 mg of fish oil per day per 100 pounds of body weight.

Omega 3 benefits
Omega 3 benefits

Fats are also important since they can store many vitamins and minerals. When you start to drop your body fat for a particular fight, the stored minerals and vitamins are usually lost. It is important to replenish them by utilizing daily supplementation.
When preparing for a fight the fat should be reduced as follows. This is an example of someone who weighs 200 pounds and has been eating 40g of fat per day in the off-season.

40 grams of fat times 9 calories per gram = 40 X 9 = 360 Calories

Rule Fat Reduction Less Calories

  • 10 weeks out reduce fat intake by 50% to 20 g
  • 6 weeks out reduce fat intake by an additional 50% to 10 g
  • 4 weeks out reduce fat intake by 50% to 5 g
  • 2 weeks out reduce fat intake by an additional 20% to 1 g
  • This would start the fighter at 20g per day, then 10g per day, then 5g per day and finally 4g per day.

It is important for you to understand what is happening with your body weight as it is measured with body fat measurement. Since some fighters lose weight at different rates, keep track of your body-weight and percent fat.

It is important to increase your fat content quickly after you have fought. This is necessary since you have forced your body to go into a catabolic state (break down), which will eventually wear down your joints, ligaments, and destroy precious muscle tissue.

Controlling water is a simple and effective way of dropping weight. The high protein intake that a boxer requires is approximately 3.78 litres of water for every 100 g of protein per day. This is maxed out at approximately 10 litres per day. The water is tapered off quickly to force the body to remove water.

The following is a simple mechanism for removing excess body water prior to a fight. This is the safest way to remove excess water.

Simple Steps For Water Example Of Water Intake

  • Drink 3.78 litres/100 grams of protein per day
  • 1 day before weigh-in/drink 75% less water or 945ml per 100 grams of protein.
  • 12-18 hours prior the weigh in is the moment at which you will consume the last of that water.
  • Only sip water before weigh ins. If you are holding too much water the day of weigh-ins, then drink no water until you have weighed in.

If your kidneys are conditioned to process 7 litres of water per day, and you stop your water intake, then your kidneys will continue to expel water and take it from your body to keep the process going. You will drop water and you will lose a significant amount of weight. Then it is important to drink the water back after weigh-ins and eat something light.

Remember that sodium and drugs are the most common reasons for holding water. It is also important to drink regular water only if you are taking diuretics. It can be deadly if you are taking diuretics or any product that is high in sodium. Lucozade or similar drinks are best if you are naturally dropping water since they restore your body’s electrolytes.

Electrolytes
An electrolyte is any substance containing free ions that behaves as an electrically conductive medium. Because they generally consist of ions in solution, electrolytes are also known as ionic solutions.

Many critics of a high protein diet will often agree that the ill effects of a high protein diet are removed when sufficient amounts all water are consumed.

Many fighters have done more harm than good by wearing sweat suits in an attempt to lose water. A sweat suit increases your body’s heat and sure forces you to sweat, but the body’s hydrostatic systems will quickly replace the water while you sleep. A sweat suit is effective for dropping that final two or 3 pounds of water only on the actual day of weigh-ins. The problem is that it leaves you dehydrated and tired prior to your fight.

A more effective way of losing body water/body weight is associated with drinking lots of water prior to the actual day of competition and then quickly cutting the intake as previously stated.

Some natural diuretics exist and they include: coffee, vinegar, dieters tea, asparagus, dandelion root & vitamin B6.

A quick word on dehydration and what to do if you feel light headed, dizzy, numbness, weakness, fatigue or you just pass out. Drinking electrolytes will restore your body’s fluid levels just as fast as an IV will. It takes about 20 minutes either way.
So do yourself a favor and keep some Lucozade in your gym bag. Especially if you are taking any diuretics and make sure that someone in your corner knows that you are on water pills if you take them.

Sodium or salt is often overused by most boxers. The mere fact that salt makes you hold onto water is reason enough to avoid it in your fighter’s diet. This becomes especially important as the athlete begins training. Start reading labels and learn the nutritional facts of the foods that you are eating.

Sodium in chicken can vary from 80 grams per serving, to 1,000 grams. Chicken producers will actually inject high sodium chicken broth into the poultry meat.

Other sodium foods to avoid are high sodium diet sodas and salted tuna. Sometimes it is necessary to wash fish with water to remove the excess salt. Even with no salt tuna, cut open the lid, leave the lid on the top and slowly fill the can with water. Press down on the lid as you hold it over the sink to drain the natural salt water from the tuna.

Now that we have covered some of the basic fundamental of dieting and nutrition, let’s look at an example of the basic training diet for a 200-pound fighter who is hoping to diet down to the light heavyweight. Portions will vary based on the athlete’s weight and goals. Less bread, rice and white potatoes will result in a lower total calorie intake and that is the golden rule.

Body Weight = Calories in verses Calories out (What you eat versus what you do)

Basic Example Diet For A 200 Pound boxer:
6:00 AM:
8 oz of water with a creatine base (3 grams per 100 pounds of bodyweight)
30 minutes of cardio
6:30 AM:

8 oz of oatmeal
30 grams of protein supplement
A banana
8:00 AM:

8-10 precooked egg whites
1 fruit
10:00 AM:

Can of tuna
8 ounces of vegetables or brown rice
12:00 PM:

Salad
6-8 ounces of chicken
8 ounces skim milk
Aged balsamic vinegar
2:00 PM:

8 oz of chicken or tuna
Whole wheat bread
1 piece of fruit before practice
3:00 PM:

Workout
4:00 PM:

6-8 ounces of red meat (lean)
6-8 ounces of vegetables
Red skin potato
6:00-7:00 PM:

6-8 ounces of fish or chicken
6-8 ounces of vegetables
9:00 PM:

Protein powder
8 ounces skim milk
11:00 PM:

Bed
Do not leave your meals out of your schedule and hope to find a healthy meal choice at the local fast food chain. When the time comes the meal is there, just eat it and move on, don’t make a fuss about the whole thing.

Avoid excessive breads, foods loaded with sugar, anything with high fructose corn syrup, high sodium foods, and sweets. The fastest absorbed calorie is associated with alcohol, so avoid any alcohol. All recreational drugs will lower your natural testosterone levels – especially marijuana.

Trial and error result in answers that we can learn from and provide a great learning experience. It is important for you as the boxer to understand proper nutrition.

Diets must adapt to your specific athletic needs, and they must adapt to changes in the season, as well as your age. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in the ref raising the other guys arm at the end of the fight. Remember your opponent has the same access to information and they might just be motivated enough to follow it.

Basic nutrients and their calories per gram:

  • Protein contains 4 calories per gram
  • Carbohydrates contain 4 calories per gram
  • Fat contains 9 calories per gram

Other Resources

Strange but True: Drinking Too Much Water Can Kill

Water: How much should you drink every day?

Effect of hydration on exercise-induced growth hormone response

Risk Assessments of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs and Salmonella spp. in Egg Products

6 Signs of Biotin Deficiency

Americanelo Assaulted by Golden Boy’s Javier Razo at MGM Grand

Americanelo – Larry Treybig – an American amateur boxing prospect has been assaulted by Golden Boy Promotions Javier Razo after telling him he was in talks with both PBC/Al Haymon & Top Rank. The incident happened at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in the build up to Canelo vs. Khan.

Javier Razo
Javier Razo

Treybig – who has an uncanny resemblance to Canelo Alvarez – has been banned from previous Golden Boy press events and the assault happened after he was told “Golden Boy would have signed your ass if you didn’t talk so much shit about Golden Boy.” Americanelo has also been thrown out of fight cards for events he has bought tickets for – Golden Boy clearly do not like having a Canelo-look-a-like they can’t control.

Javier Razo and at least 3 other men were involved in the assault which took place near the Rouge Bar at the MGM Grand. Golden Boy have already attempted to slander Treybig in a cover-up of the incident by claiming he was drunk and became abusive toward their employees when he is in training and hasn’t touched a drop in months. This was an unprovoked attack by a goon working for a Richard Shaeffer-less unprofessional Golden Boy Promotions who are running on fumes in every sense. Corey Parker’s Instagram entry on the subject will likely result in legal action against him from Americanelo’s management. Parker is a Golden Boy camera man & editor apparently. De La Hoya isn’t going anywhere as a promoter if these are the sort of thugs he employs.

Video & photos of the injuries inflicted to follow.

AmeriCanelo
AmeriCanelo

What Amir Khan Is Actually Making For The Canelo Fight

Fight Revenue:

? Gate receipts 15,000 * a mean face value of $344 = $5,160,000.

? PPV Revenue $18,387,000 gross – $9,193,500 after broadcaster & distributor share.

? International Television Licencing $1,725,000

? Sponsorship $525,000

Total Estimated Fight Revenue $25,797,000

Fight Revenue After HBO/Distributors Cut of PPV $16,603,500

Less: Undercard $1,125,000

Less: Event Costs (Venue, Security, Insurance, etc) $1,250,000

Remaining $14,228,500

Split 50-30-20 between Canelo, Khan & Golden Boy Promotions

Probable Gross Pay for Canelo $7,114,250

Probable Gross Pay for Khan $4,268,550 (see below for net pay calculation)

Probable Retained Pre-Tax Earnings for Golden Boy Promotions $2,845,700

The Gate

The one month old 20,000 capacity T-Mobile Arena will host Canelo vs. Khan. Tickets are priced at $1,500, $1,200, $1,000, $800, $600, $400, $250 and $150 & plenty are still available having gone on sale way back on March 1. Complimentary seats will be in plentiful supply one suspects & even then a complete sell out looks unlikely at this juncture. Best guess currently stands at 15,000 tickets sold plus 2,800 complimentary with the remaining 2,200 seats going empty. That’s gross gate revenue of $5,160,000.

 

PPV Revenue

Publicly disclosed PPV buy rates are of little use in attempting to estimate actual revenue earned as they are as a matter of course fabricated & have been since the advent of the PPV era in 1991. The simplest of reviews of the parent company financials of HBO, Showtime Sports & even SkySports Box Office will tell you that. Canelo’s core demographic are first &, to a lesser degree, second generation Mexican immigrants to the United States. So whilst I don’t doubt that somewhere between 1,750,000 & 2,500,000 American residents will be watching Canelo vs. Khan I do not expect any more than 300,000 of them to actually pay for the privilege – that’s between 5 & 8.3 viewers per television set. Of course, I fully expect that the publicly lied about figure will be somewhere between 750,000 & 1,200,000 which will be mindlessly regurgitated by the ever comatose boxing press. 300,000 times $61.29 [projected mean with SD/HD split] (HBO PPV $59.95 SD $65.95 HD) is $18,387,000 with half of that goes to the broadcaster and distributors & half to the promoter/s & fighters. So $9,193,500 after HBO/distributor cut.

 

International Television Licencing

With SkySports Box Office preferring to cover WWE this week apparently it is left to the ‘uncertainty concerning the company being a ‘going concern” according to their auditors Boxing Channel Media LTD, better known to you & I as BoxNation to take this one to market in the most important market outside of the United States financially. Considering they had a grand total of £1,000.00 in cash in the bank & a net worth of minus £8,615,000.00 at the time of their most recent publicly available financial statements its unlikely they’re gonna be in a position to add substantially to the revenue pot for this bout. Best guess total global non-US TV licencing revenue of $1,725,000 – based almost entirely on the Mexican market.

 

Sponsorship

Again rather type-cast & hamstrung by the A-siders core demographic – & unlike the UK the bulk of sponsorship revenue dollars will come from ethnic specific beer companies, not bookmakers. Best guess $525,000.

 

Amir Khan Net Pay

From the above calculated Probable Gross Pay for Khan of $4,268,550 he will pay what is likely not 10% but rather a set fee of around $200,000 to his trainer Virgil Hunter; 15% of gross pay to his advisor Al Haymon of $640,282.50 & then be on the hook for income tax of around 40% on the remaining $3,428,267.50 for take home pay of around $2,056,960.50 which is £1,420,459.64.

“People see these big numbers, but don’t realise how it actually works. Standard deductions come to around 40% – and then the taxman’s coming for his 40%. So it’s not that the boxer had it and lost it. Often, they never had it!” Lloyd Honeyghan

This excludes sanctioning fees & the cost of his camp. Anything more than this would involve Golden Boy Promotions over estimating Khan’s global pulling power & paying him more than 30% of the retained pot when they didn’t really need to considering even at 30% his gross pay is 3-4 times higher than it has been in his most recent bouts.

Bare in mind that Golden Boy can justify their chunk based on having funded the extensive, multi-city & indeed multi-national press tour among other event related expenses. Their total marketing spend – excluding the contribution of HBO – likely runs into the $750,000 to $1,125,000 range which would be offset against their 30% take of $2,845,700.

T-Mobile Arena’s first-ever boxing card isn’t until Saturday. But the property where the 20,000-seat building sits will get a taste of the fight game Friday.

The 3 p.m. weigh-in for Saturday’s Canelo Alvarez-Amir Khan fight will be held outdoors at Toshiba Plaza, the three-acre area which leads to T-Mobile. Following the weigh-in, which is free to the public, Golden Boy Promotions is putting on a card beginning at 4 p.m. which will have lightweight Petr Petrov facing Marvin Quintero in the 10-round main event.

Fans who attend the weigh-in can stay for the fights at no charge.

 

Britain’s 80 Best Boxers Since 1980

Fallacies that obscure the historical narrative:

  • Titles. British boxing since 1980 has been ground central – at an accelerating rate – of the product diluting effects of the proliferation of nominally designated ‘major’ sanctioning bodies & their belts. This has made comparison of legacy based on titles won or defenses made alone entirely meaningless. Those who have done well on this listing have achieved something independent of the packaging – Honeyghan beat a prime Donald Curry; Fury went to Germany & beat a still formidable foe in Wladimir Klitschko & Carl Froch took out Jermaine Taylor in sensational late, come from behind style in America – their achievements are based on who they beat & when they beat them not the schizophrenic whims of the self-serving parasites known as the major sanctioning bodies. Whether such wins made an individual fighter the best in the world at that moment may or not they add to the enormity of their accumulated body of work. That is ostensibly at the core of my interpretation of greatness – an accumulated body of work independent of status of the bout to corrupt & incompetent sanctioning bodies.
  • The level of competition is static. This is a huge misconception – even were titles to be deemed a legitimate construct (which they aren’t) – the best 160lb in the world is a constantly fluctuating variable. I say this without any inherent bias toward any era in particular – my position is that it is theoretically possible for a fighter to consistently place in the Top 10 of a weight division over the course of 4 to 6 years yet never reach a Top 3 or even 5 position in one era yet be the superior of a fighter who reaches position number 1 in a different era. Thus, even if a fighter is the world’s best in one era my question is simple – what era?
  • All weight divisions are created equally. Approximately 50,524 British men possess known professional boxing records. Just 1,581 of these were primarily active as heavyweights. That’s just 3.1%. By comparison there are 4,620 pros who fought primarily as welterweights. To labor the point: 193 strawweights; 119 junior flyweights; 2,993 flyweights; JUST 67 super flyweights; 3,544 bantamweights; 211 super bantamweights; 4,315 featherweights; 530 super featherweights; 4,937 lightweights; 1,044 junior welterweights; 4,620 welterweights; 993 junior middleweights; 2,994 middleweights; 375 super middleweights; 1,537 light heavyweights; 345 cruiserweights & the aforementioned 1,581 heavyweights. So all other factors being equal (which they can’t be obviously) you’d anticipate a loosely proportionate amount of ‘Greats’ to participants per division. I refer you to the Google search for [Best British Boxer of All-Time] below:

 

The statistical improbability of the 10 Greatest British Fighters of All-Time having a weight breakdown as above should be clear for all to see:

If you have 10 places from 50,524 options, so 1 in 5,052 on average.

Heavyweight 1 from 1,581 options which is 1 in 1,581.
Cruiserweight 0 from 345 options.
Light-heavyweight 0 from 1,537 options.
Super-middleweight 3 from 375 options which is 1 in 125.
Middleweight 1 from 2,994 options which is 1 in 2,994.
Light-middleweight 0 from 993 options.
Welterweight 1 from 4,620 options which is 1 in 4,620.
Light-welterweight 1 from 1,044 options which is 1 in 1,044.
Lightweight 1 from 4,937 options which is 1 in 4,937.
Super Featherweight 0 from 530 options.
Featherweight 2 from 4,315 options which is 1 in 2,158.
Super Bantamweight 0 from 211 options.
Bantamweight 0 from 3,544 options.
Super Flyweight 0 from 67 options.
Flyweight 0 from 2,993 options.
Junior Flyweight 0 from 119 options.
Strawweights 0 from 193 options.

So essentially we are asked to believe that 1 in 125 Super Middleweights are among the 10 Greatest British fighters of all-time yet the remaining 50,149 non-Super Middleweights could only produce Top 10 boxers at a rate of 1 in 7,164. That’s a rate 5,700% higher. What is more likely to be returned upon such a search query is better described as ‘the 10 most famous British boxers’ – something very different from the 10 best you’d agree.

  • A win over a great fighter is a great win. One of the central tenants upon which the business side of boxing is based is on the mindless acceptance that a win against Fighter A is of constant worth. Of course nothing could be further from the truth – Muhammad Ali of 1966 was 100 times the fighter who lost to Larry Holmes in 1980. Thus, a win against a great/good fighter need not always be a great/good win. You will notice, for example, that I regard Lennox Lewis’ win against Henry Akinwande of historical worth yet his win over Mike Tyson was not. That’s not to say Akinwande could have held Mike’s jockstrap in Tyson’s prime merely that at the time Lennox fought them Akinwande was as good as he’d ever be & when he fought Tyson he was fighting a guy whose best days were long behind him. The passage of time has or should have the capacity to sharpen the accuracy of the historical narrative.

Please note the following notable names were not considered for this listing due to having began their professional careers before 1 January 1980: Dennis AndriesHerol GrahamTony SibsonColin JonesKirkland Laing. For the purposes of this listing Barry McGuigan is considered Irish & not British.

The Great Under Achiever – Errol Christie

I remember asking Ambrose Mendy who his first client in boxing was assuming it was one of Lloyd Honeyghan or Nigel Benn. Turns out it was Errol Christie – an historically great amateur. Errol Christie was listed in The Guinness Book of Records as the only British boxer to win all 10 amateur titles that were once available to boxers.  Christie fought 9 times inside 12 months of turning professional. Once all was said & done in the professional ranks Christie’s most notable win was against Sean Mannion at what I can only assume was a junior suite of the Alexandra Palace – the Alexandra Pavilion. Were this listing to be based on talent alone Errol would have every chance of ranking in the Top 3 if not higher. As it stands the listing is one of achievement in the professional ranks & tragically on that basis his massive under achievement in the professional game means he misses out entirely.

Fun Fact: Sky Sports showed 12,854 hours of football in 2015 with a total output across all sports of over 60,000 hours. Boxing (including pay-per-view fights) was shown for 1,861 hours which is an increase on 2014 of 67%.

Britain’s 80 Best Boxers Since 1980

  1. Lennox Lewis @LennoxLewis Held wins over Henry Akinwande; Evander Holyfield; Michael Grant & Hasim Rahman. Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: Champion 2001-2003. Considerations: Faced a decent chunk of the historically significant heavyweights of his era but tellingly not often at their physical primes. After Boxing: After retiring from boxing, Lewis moved to Miami Beach with his wife, Violet Chang, a former Miss Jamaica runner-up. Fun Fact: Only two men beat Lennox Lewis in either the pro’s or the amateurs & never went on to lose to Lennox Lewis in a subsequent fight – Aleksandr Miroshnichenko & Petar Stoymenov. Miroshnichenko did turn pro & was knocked out by a fighter making his debut in his 22nd professional outing. The man who knocked him out on his debut? Oleg Maskaev.
  2. Lloyd Honeyghan @LloydHoneyghan Held wins over Gianfranco Rosi; Donald Curry & Maurice Blocker. Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: Champion in 1986. Considerations: Shone bright but shone briefly. Honeyghan’s win against Donald Curry is one of the great if not the greatest achievements by a British boxer on American soil of the modern era. After Boxing: Has undoubtedly suffered dementia pugilistica. Almost came to blows with Errol Christie at London’s Savoy Hotel in 2014.
  3. Naseem Hamed @naz19741 Held wins over Steve Robinson; Kevin Kelley;  Billy Hardy; Paul Ingle & Cesar Soto. Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #1 from 1997 to 2000. Considerations: Fought & beat many world level fighters of his time but came up short against the best his era had to offer in Marco Antonio Barrera. After BoxingOn 2 May 2005 Hamed was involved in a 90-mph three-car collision at Ringinglow Road, Sheffield. Hamed was sentenced for 15 months after pleading guilty. Hamed was granted an early release and left prison on 4 September 2006 after serving just 16 weeks of the 15-month sentence. Hamed was later stripped of his MBE, annulled as a consequence of the conviction. There was also a civil court case rumoured to cost Hamed £1 million plus legal fees.
  4. Joe Calzaghe @RealJoeCalzaghe Held wins over Robin Reid; Jeff Lacy; Mikkel Kessler & Bernard Hopkins. Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: Champion 2006-2007 (Super Middleweight) & 2008 (Light Heavyweight). Considerations: Wasted much of his fistic prime fighting the ilk of Juan Carlos Gimenez Ferreyra; Rick Thornberry; Omar Sheika; Will McIntyre; Miguel Angel Jimenez;  Tocker Pudwill; Mger Mkrtchyan & Evans Ashira. Gets credit for his wafer thin victory over Bernard Hopkins but his win against a carcass of Roy Jones Jr can hardly be viewed as anything more than academic. After BoxingFollowing an undercover investigation by the News of the World, Calzaghe admitted he had used cocaine since his boxing career had ended. In a statement on his website, he added that he regretted his “occasional use of cocaine in what have sometimes been the long days since my retirement from the ring.”
  5. Chris Eubank @ChrisEubank Held wins over Nigel Benn; Gary Stretch; Michael Watson & Ray Close. Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #3 1991-1994. Considerations: Having never fought in America bar a handful of 4 rounders at the very start of his career tempers Eubank’s claims to historical ring greatness. After BoxingIn November 2009 Eubank was declared bankrupt owing £1.3 million in taxes. In 2015, Eubank took part in the 2015 series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!.
  6. Ricky Hatton @HitmanHatton Held wins over Kostya Tszyu; Carlos Maussa; Jose Luis Castillo & Paul Malignaggi. Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: Champion 2005-2008. Considerations: In truth lost against Luis Collazo in the fight that launched his American adventure. His win against Kostya Tszyu will be called his greatest win which it might well have been though one feels it was as much about a passing of the baton from one generation to the next. Gets credit for taking Floyd Mayweather deeper than most. After BoxingOn 12 September 2010, the News of the World published a front-page story alleging Hatton has been a regular cocaine user with accompanying pictures showing the boxer apparently using the drug. On 13 September 2010, Hatton was admitted to a rehabilitation facility, The Priory, for substance abuse to tackle a drink and depression problem.
  7. Nigel Benn @NigelGBenn Held wins over Iran Barkley; Thulani Malinga & Gerald McClellan. Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #2 1994-1995 (Super Middleweight). Considerations: Fought in winning & losing efforts against many of the world level operators of his time. Great example, though, of the historically blurring effects of a ‘world title’ – never anything better than the 2nd best fighter in the world at his weight (no small accomplishment) – modern boxing lowers the bar with the net result being Roy Jones Jr. vs. Nigel Benn never happens. After BoxingBenn has since developed a strong religious faith and is a born again Christian. Benn now lives in Sydney, Australia, where he has been studying theology, sports coaching and sports development.
  8. Tyson Fury @Tyson_Fury Held win over Wladimir Klitschko. Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: Champion 2015. Considerations: A win over the long dominant Klitschko in Germany probably requires some dust to settle before it can be accurately assessed in historical perspective. Today: Active.
  9. Carl Froch @Carl_Froch Held wins over Jermain Taylor & Lucian Bute. Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #1 2012-2014. Considerations: Whilst a multiple alphabet world titlist in truth Froch fell well short when fighting the true dominant 168lber of his era in Andre Ward & is almost universally seen as the beneficiary of charitable judging in his fight against Andre Dirrell in a clash most felt he lost. Today: Is nominally retired & occasionally appears on SkySports boxing coverage as an analyst. Rumours of a return have sporadically popped up in the media since his retirement.
  10. David Haye @mrdavidhaye Held wins over Jean Marc Mormeck; Enzo Maccarinelli & Nikolay Valuev. Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: Champion 2007 at Cruiserweight & #2 in 2010 at Heavyweight. Considerations: Cruiserweight competition during his time there was luke warm at best. Never a legitimate heavyweight champion, doing well to reach #3 in the world (which #2 challenger implies) but questions will long linger as to how he did it. Today: Active. Left boxing but has now returned amid widespread reports of financial problems. Level of competition upon his return has been laughable.
  11. Carl Frampton @RealCFrampton Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #1 2013-2014. Considerations: The lack of Guillermo Rigondeaux’s name on his dance card will have undoubtedly benefited his bank balance if not his legacy to the hardcore. Today: Active. Signed to Al Haymon & is eyeing major fights in America after his career defining win against Scott Quigg.
  12. Junior Witter @JrWitter Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #1 2007. Considerations: Effectively prevented from reaching his true potential by never landing the Ricky Hatton fight as he was deemed too much risk for too little reward as Hatton’s handlers eyed a money-making switch to the American PPV market. Today: Active.
  13. Kell Brook @specialkbrook Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #1 2015. Considerations: The incredible muscle building progress seen in Brook’s physique in the last 2-4 years has yet to land him the one fight that could land him upwards of £2 million as Amir Khan seems destined to make Brook his Junior Witter but unlike Witter Brook has substantial promotional backing. Today: Active.
  14. Amir Khan @amirkingkhan Held wins over Marcos Maidana & Devon Alexander. Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #2 2009-2010 & 2012. Considerations: Taking away paper championships & vanity belts Khan has yet to rule even a single division & has had his chin exposed on multiple occasions. Asking for £10 million for the Brook fight is akin to declining to take the bout at all. Today: Active.
  15. Michael Watson @Mwatson_box Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #6 1989. Considerations: Taking aside all emotion from this selection the fact is Michael Watson was a world level operator at a time when the middleweight & thereabouts divisions were brimful of superb talent. After BoxingOn 19 April 2003 Michael Watson made headlines when he completed the London Marathon, walking two hours each morning and afternoon for six days. Michael Watson was announced as a torchbearer in the 2012 Paralympic relay.
  16. Paul Hodkinson Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #1 1992. After BoxingLives in Kirkby and is father of four boys Kevin, Jason, Lewis and Dylan.
  17. Johnny Nelson @SkyJohnnyNelson Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #3 2004. Today: SkySports analyst & media personality.
  18. Duke McKenzie @Duke_Mckenzie Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #5 1988. Today: Runs a boxing & fitness gym in South East London. The gym’s website says, “Fantastic atmosphere. Everybody welcome. My fitness centre is open to everyone, young, old, male and female. The Duke McKenzie training programs are designed to suit everybody”.
  19. Clinton Woods @teamwoods101 Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #2 2007. After Boxingannounced his retirement from boxing on 8 September 2009.
  20. Robin Reid @RobReid_Boxer Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #2 1997. Considerations: Lost by Split Decision to Joe Calzaghe – taking him as close as just about anyone managed to defeat – largely under-appreciated historically. After BoxingIn 2010, Reid took over a lead role in the controversial movie Killer Bitch from the cage fighter Alex Reid who had walked out of the film.
  21. Chris Pyatt Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #10 1989. Today: Works as a boxing trainer in the Midlands.
  22. Lee Selby @leeselby126 Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #4 2015. Today: Active. Signed to Al Haymon.
  23. Frank Bruno @frankbrunoboxer Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #7 1995. After BoxingOn 22 September 2003, Bruno was taken from his home by medical staff assisted by police officers, under the provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983. He was later diagnosed as having bipolar disorder. On 9 October 2005 he admitted that his cocaine use, which began in 2000, contributed to his mental health problems.
  24. Scott Harrison @Iamscotharrison Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #2 2004. Considerations: Anyone who calls themselves a featherweight champion of the world with 6 defenses in the early 2000’s yet somehow managed to never fight even one of Manny Pacquiao; Juan Manuel Marquez; Marco Antonio Barrera or Johnny Tapia can only ever be taken so seriously. After BoxingHarrison was jailed for 8 months on 2 September 2008 for drink-driving and assault. On 25 April 2009 Harrison was again sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for assault in Malaga. In November 2012 Harrison was sentenced to four years in prison by a Spanish judge in Malaga, after being found guilty of assault.
  25. Paul Ingle @PaulIngle12 Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #3 1999. After Boxing: forced to retire from boxing. Paul had a boxing gym was opened in his honour, The Paul Ingle Boxing Academy in Hull. In 2007 The Telegraph wrote, “he weighs 17st, lives with his mother in Scarborough, cannot work, cannot drive and relies on £56-a-week disability pension.”
  26. Steve Robinson @steverobinson24 Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #3 1994. Today: now runs Steve Robinson’s Boxing Gym in his home town of Cardiff.
  27. Pat Barrett @blackflashpromo After Boxing: Jailed in 2004 after being found with a loaded pistol in a hotel room. Armed officers raided his room on February 7 2003 and found 1.55 grams of heroin, .293 grams of cannabis and a modified revolver with five live rounds. Is now running Black Flash Promotions – a promotional company.
  28. Henry Akinwande Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #7 1996. After Boxing: Moved to Nigeria.
  29. Terry Marsh Holds win over Joe Manley. After BoxingFollowing his retirement from boxing Marsh became a stockbroker. In 2010, Marsh became a candidate in that year’s general election as an independent candidate in the seat of South Basildon and East Thurrock. Marsh changed his name by deed poll to “None Of The Above X” as a protest against there being no option to select “None of the above” as a selection in the election. Under UK law, a political party cannot call itself “None of the Above”, but there is nothing banning people called “None of the Above”. Marsh, or Mr. X as he is now legally known, has said that if he won the seat he would not take his seat in parliament.
  30. Gary Jacobs Today: Trains boxers in Scotland.
  31. Billy Hardy @superbillyhardy After Boxing: The Billy Hardy Sports Complex was named after him in Sunderland.
  32. James Cook After Boxing: In 2007, he was awarded an MBE for “his outstanding work with the young people of Hackney’s notorious Murder Mile”. He also featured on the show The Secret Millionaire.
  33. Darren Barker @DarrenBarker82 Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #5 2013. Today: Hosts the live show @theliveshows with Spencer Oliver.
  34. Mark Kaylor After Boxing: In 1996, Kaylor moved to California with his American wife Patricia and their sons Ryan, Jimmy and Brandon.
  35. Scott Quigg @scottquigg Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #1 2015. Today: Active.
  36. Henry Wharton @henrywhartongym Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #6 1996. Today: Run’s Henry’s Gym @henrywhartongym out of York – a boxing & fitness gym.
  37. Martin Murray @MartinMurrayBox Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #6 2014. Considerations: In reality beat both Sergio Martinez & Felix Sturm on the road – momentous achievements when you stop to think about them. Today: Active.
  38. Ricky Burns @ricksterko Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #4 2012-2013. Today: Active. Declared bankrupt with debts of more than £400,000 in early 2015.
  39. Ray Close Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #8 1994. After BoxingBritish Boxing Board of Control revoked Close’s licence after he failed an MRI scan. Two lesions were subsequently found on his brain.
  40. Jim McDonnell @jimmymacjnr Considerations: Jimmy Mac fought what by today’s standards would be world level opposition when contesting an Area level belt against Clyde Ruan – which is sadly more a reflection on today’s standards than anything else. Jim mixed it with Brian Mitchell; Barry McGuigan & Azumah Nelson – three very special talents – hearing the bell for the 12th round against two & beating the other. Today: Trainer to James DeGale & others.
  41. James DeGale @jamesdegale1 Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #2 2015. Today: Active.
  42. Gary Stretch @mrgarystretch After Boxing: Stretch was cast as Cleitus supporting in Oliver Stone’s 2004 film Alexander. Stone cast Stretch again in World Trade Centre as a paramedic. In 2004 Stretch was cast in Shane Meadows’ Dead Man’s Shoes, for which Stretch received a BIFA nomination.
  43. Horace Notice After Boxing: retired shortly after last fight due to a detached retina.
  44. Lloyd Christie Today: Not entirely sure – if you have any information hit me up @seokingoflondon
  45. Billy Schwer @BillySchwer Today: Works as a motivational speaker.
  46. Eamonn Loughran Today: He now lives in his native Ballymena working in the building and property industry.
  47. Terry Flanagan @terryflanagan5 Today: Active.
  48. Richie Woodhall @richiewoodhall Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #3 1998. After Boxing: was a body double for Brad Pitt in a fight scene in the movie Snatch & now does analyst work for Channel 5.
  49. Jamie McDonnell @JamieMcdonnell1 Today: Active.
  50. Herbie Hide @herbiehide Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #6 1994. After Boxing: In December 2003, Hide was “attacked by a group of men” in a Norwich night club. This resulted in his subsequent arrest and conviction for “possession of an offensive weapon, a 10-inch kitchen knife,” for which he was fined £750. In September 2008, Hide was warned by Norwich magistrates that he faced 75 days in jail if £3,767 of outstanding motoring fines were not paid by 30 November 2008.During a television interview in July 2008, Hide claimed that promoter Frank Warren “had dishonestly and corruptly bribed Johnny Nelson to retire and give up his WBO cruiserweight title.” When Warren sued for libel, Hide failed to respond and a default judgment of £35,000 was entered against him. Hide appeared at Norwich Crown Court, charged with rape, but was found not guilty on 20 July 2011 after “the prosecution offered no evidence.” On 18 March 2012, a man in his 20s was fatally stabbed at Hide’s home. A suspect has been arrested for murder in connection with the incident. Police said they believed Hide was not home at the time of the killing. On 29 November 2013 Hide was sentenced to 22 months in prison for selling cocaine.
  51. Shea Neary After Boxing: On 2 May 2011, Neary was arrested following a brawl at the Revolution bar in Albert Dock, Liverpool, but was later cleared of assault charges in December.
  52. Ross Hale Today: Unsure – if you have any information let me know @seokingoflondon
  53. Glenn Catley @GlennCatley Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #8 2000. Today: Does after dinner speaking via @GordonPooleLtd
  54. Del Bryan After Boxing: After retiring from boxing, Bryan worked as a security officer at Nottingham Crown Court before working in construction, while at the same time training youngsters for the Probation Service.
  55. James Hare After Boxing: “I sat on the Area council for a while and that was a connection to boxing but I haven’t got the time or dedication to get involved with a club or professional fighters. I’ve lived on the other side of it and it takes over your life. I’ve got a young kid now and I’m married to Amanda.” 
  56. Glenn McCrory @SkyGlennMcCrory Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #5 1989. After BoxingSkySports analyst & media personality.
  57. Enzo Maccarinelli @theRealEnzoMac Today: Still active at a vastly diminished level – despite a paper win against the guy who used to be Roy Jones Junior.
  58. Dean Francis @gstarsupps Today: Runs an “Online Sports Supplements Store with a High Fashion Edge.
  59. Jawaid Khaliq @jawaidkhaliq Today: After boxing, Khaliq started working full-time as a taxi driver in order to support his wife and children. Khaliq set up ‘Jawaid Khaliq Boxing Academy’ in Nottingham which he funded by being a taxi driver. In 2013, the club faced financial problems as it could not afford to stay on its current premises and faced the threat to close-down.
  60. Brian Magee @brian_magee 
  61. Steve Boyle Today: Unsure – if you have any information let me know @seokingoflondon
  62. Billy Joe Saunders @bjsaunders_ Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #3 in 2015. Today: Active.
  63. Tony Bellew @TonyBellew Today: Active.
  64. Nathan Cleverly @NathanClev Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #3 in 2013. Today: Active.
  65. Matthew Macklin @mattmacklin Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #3 in 2011. Today: Active.
  66. Ryan Rhodes @26RLR Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #4 in 2010. After Boxing: Rhodes announced his retirement from professional boxing on 4 September 2012.
  67. Michael Ayers Today: Unsure – if you have any information let me know @seokingoflondon
  68. Jon Thaxton Today: works with Graham Everett training fighters.
  69. Gary Mason @GaryMasonCharit After Boxing: died on 6 January 2011 in a cycling accident in South London aged just 48.
  70. Chris Eubank Jr @ChrisEubankJr Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #8 in 2015. Today: Active.
  71. Andy Holligan After Boxing: son Vinnie was found by police in Northern Perimeter Road, Bootle in June 2014. He was pronounced dead by paramedics after he was stuck by a car that allegedly failed to stop at the scene. A 23-year-old man, from Bootle, was released on bail after he was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
  72. Carl Thompson @CThompsonBoxer After Boxing: “I miss making money, but I don’t miss fighting – it was just a job. Winning titles kept me going but once I knew that those days were gone that was it for me.” Carl Thompson
  73. Jamie Moore @JamieMoore777 After Boxing: Moore was shot twice once in the hip and in the leg in Marbella on 3 August 2014. SkySports analyst & media personality.
  74. Tony Wilson After Boxing: Wilson runs a boxing gym in Walsall and coaches boxers.
  75. Alex Arthur @AlexArthur1 Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #7 in 2007. End of Career: On 26 June 2013 Arthur officially retired from boxing.
  76. Callum Smith @CallumSmith23 Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #9 in 2015. Today: Active.
  77. Michael Brodie After Boxing: was cleared of couriering cocaine worth £138,000 into Manchester in 2012.
  78. Anthony Joshua @anthonyfjoshua Peak The Ring Magazine’s Annual Rating: #10 in 2015. Today: Active.
  79. Josh Warrington @J_Warrington Today: Active.
  80. Crawford Ashley Today: Unsure – if you have any information let me know @seokingoflondon

Jon Pegg

Birmingham based trainer @jonpegg74

  1. Lennox Lewis
  2. Joe Calzaghe
  3. Duke McKenzie
  4. Prince Naseem Hamed
  5. Carl Froch
  6. Lloyd Honeyghan
  7. Nigel Benn
  8. Ricky Hatton
  9. Amir Khan
  10. Pat Barrett

IceMan-John Scully

Ex-professional fighter, current trainer & media personality @IceJohnScully

  1. Joe Calzaghe
  2. Lennox Lewis
  3. Chris Eubank
  4. Nigel Benn
  5. Carl Froch
  6. Ricky Hatton
  7. Prince Nasem Hamed
  8. Lloyd Honeyghan
  9. Frank Bruno
  10. Amir Khan

John Oliver

Finchley ABC @JohnOliver31

  1. Joe Calzaghe
  2. Duke McKenzie
  3. Chris Eubank
  4. Carl Froch
  5. Nigel Benn
  6. Lennox Lewis
  7. Lloyd Honeygan
  8. Ricky Hatton
  9. Naseem Hamed
  10. Frank Bruno

Louis O’meara

Freelance Boxing Reporter @LouisOmeara

  1. Joe Calzaghe
  2. Lennox Lewis
  3. Ricky Hatton
  4. Carl Froch
  5. Chris Eubank
  6. Nigel Benn
  7. Johnny Nelson
  8. Prince Naseem Hamed
  9. Carl Frampton
  10. Amir Khan

Omondi Juma

  1. Lennox Lewis
  2. Nigel Benn
  3. Joe Calzaghe
  4. Carl Froch
  5. Prince Naseem Hamed
  6. Colin Mcmillan
  7. Duke McKenzie
  8. Tyson Fury
  9. David Haye
  10. Amir Khan

Adam Height

Boxrec Editor & WBO Judge @adamheight

  1. Lennox Lewis
  2. Joe Calzaghe
  3. Prince Naseem Hamed
  4. Ricky Hatton
  5. Lloyd Honeyghan
  6. Amir Khan
  7. Tyson Fury
  8. David Haye
  9. Chris Eubank
  10. Carl Froch

Paul King

Ex-Professional Boxer

  1. Lennox Lewis
  2. Naseem Hamed
  3. Lloyd Honeyghan
  4. Joe Calzaghe
  5. Duke McKenzie
  6. Ricky Hatton
  7. Nigel Benn
  8. Amir Khan
  9. Dave McCauley
  10. Scott Harrison

The UK’s 50 Hottest Prospects

Criteria for prospect status & ranking for the purposes of this listing:

  • Less than 10 professional fights. That is 9 or less.
  • Under the Age of 30 – with preference given to younger fighters.
  • Fighter’s ability & proven pedigree – in the amateurs & in early professional bouts – accounts for 65% of their ranking. Fighting ability is given this weighting because a fighter with more ability is more likely to be picked up by a capable promotional vehicle in the future – if they haven’t been already. This can in rare instances be superseded by inherent market worth factors – specifically in the cases of famous ex-fighter’s children whose ability need not necessarily be the reason they were signed – in such cases the ‘ability’ ranking is a composite of actual ability plus a fame/notoriety/name brand premium.
  • Promotional & managerial backing accounts for 25% of their ranking.
  • The remaining 10% of their ranking is derived from any latent (potential) marketing upside they could enjoy but do not currently.
  • This is not a listing of pure boxing ability but a listing of the most potentially lucrative careers from a promotional & business sense moving forward. Another way to understand the listing is Potential Upside Multiplied by Probability of Success Equals Estimated Currently Deciphered Future Worth. 

The lighter weights are very well represented in this listing – Andrew Selby whilst already 27 years old has ability in buckets & is being fast tracked toward world level. Whilst not enjoying the promotional backing of a major promoter yet there will be a bidding war when not if he makes the switch to one of the big boys. The fact that his brother Lee is already signed to Al Haymon & regularly appears on Matchroom PPV events should see a seamless uptick in his promotional backing when the time is right.

Taken as a whole the listing suffers from the long period of time since the last Olympics. That is not to say that several major stars couldn’t emerge from this listing – just that I’d expect the post-Rio list to offer yet more financial potential.

Selby’s rival Charlie Edwards places third and comes with the advantage of relative youth as well as best of kind promotional backing. Of the Top 3 he also stems from the biggest boxing market (Greater London – or near enough) compared to the harder sells of Wales & Birmingham. Critically, because he is still just 23 it is more probable he lands up fighting his prime commercial years one, two or even three weight divisions higher. Do not be shocked if Selby vs. Edwards never happens & they both go on to hold multiple world titles.

Gamal Yafai – who separates the not fighting anytime soon Selby & Edwards in second place – has both substantial ability & the backing of the biggest promoter outside of America. The sky is the limit for this kid & a world title should be viewed as a near inevitability – how successfully that can be spun commercially remains to be seen but he & his brother/s are breaking new ground.

Marcus Morrison (@MarcusSweetMNM)Ohara Davies (@OharaDavies) both would have featured prominently on this list but each miss the less than 10 professional fights stipulation having fought ten and eleven times already respectively. Also note that with the increased focus on the heavyweight division in recent months with the world titles won by Tyson Fury & Anthony Joshua there is an increased premium on the heavyweight division & every heavyweight novice prospect as a result of the trickle down economic nature of boxing has been reviewed within the inflated heavyweight ecosystem leading to heightened prospect status within the rankings.

Note:

  • World Champion is taken to mean holder of a WBC, WBO, IBF or WBA belt OR holder of position 1, 2, 3 or 4 on Boxrec.
  • World level is taken to mean holder of position 5-12 on Boxrec.
  • Fringe World level is taken to mean holder of position 13-25 on Boxrec.
  • European level is taken to mean holder of position 26-50 on Boxrec.
  • Fringe European level is taken to mean holder of position 51-100 on Boxrec.
  • Domestic level is taken to mean holder of position 101-200 on Boxrec.
  • All ‘positions’ are world rankings on Boxrec – not British rankings.

UK Boxing’s 50 Best Prospects

  1. Andrew Selby 27 @andrewselby1 Potential: World Champion. Probability: 90%. Estimated career earnings: £3.25 million. Won Gold at Flyweight at the European Championships in both 2011 & 2013. Won Silver in 2011 & Bronze in 2013 at the World Championships. 2012 London Olympian. Current World Ranking: 82. Promoter: All but one of first 5 bouts Sanigar Events. Google searches in the UK last month: 2,400.Andrew Selby
    Talent 64.00 out of 65
    Promotional/Managerial 19.00 out of 25
    Latent Promotional 9.25 out of 10
    Total Prospect Rating 92.25  out of 100
  2. Gamal Yafai 24 @Gamal_yafai Potential: World Champion. Probability: 85%. Estimated career earnings: £2.75 million. ABA Champion at Flyweight in 2009. Current World Ranking: 51. Promoter: Matchroom. Google searches in the UK last month: 5,400.Gamal Yafai 
    Talent 62.00 out of 65
    Promotional/Managerial 21.00 out of 25
    Latent Promotional 7.50 out of 10
    Total Prospect Rating 90.50 out of 100
  3. Charlie Edwards 23 @CEdwardsBoxing Potential: World Champion. Probability: 84%. Estimated career earnings: £2.25 million. ABA Champion at Light Flyweight in 2011 & at Flyweight in 2014. Current World Ranking: 69. Promoter: Matchroom. Google searches in the UK last month: 1,300.Charlie Edwards
    Talent 62.50 out of 65
    Promotional/Managerial 20.50 out of 25
    Latent Promotional 6.50 out of 10
    Total Prospect Rating 89.50 out of 100
  4. Reece Bellotti 25 @Bomber_Bellotti Potential: World Champion. Probability: 65%. Estimated career earnings: £2.1 million. ABA Champion at Bantamweight in 2012 & at Featherweight in 2013. Current World Ranking: 162. Promoter: Matchroom. Google searches in the UK last month: 140.Reece Bellotti
    Talent 60.50 out of 65
    Promotional/Managerial 19.50 out of 25
    Latent Promotional 7.50 out of 10
    Total Prospect Rating 87.50 out of 100
  5. Anthony Ogogo 27 @AnthonyOgogo Potential: World Champion. Probability: 55%. Needs to fight more often & decide on a single promotional track & just run with it. Estimated career earnings: very difficult to gauge – worst case scenario of £1 million best case scenario of as much as £10 million – time is though now of the essence. ABA Champion at Middleweight in 2010. Won Bronze at 2012 Olympic Games at Middleweight. Current World Ranking: 186. Promoter: Golden Boy/Sauerland. Google searches in the UK last month: 3,600.Anthony Ogogo
    Talent 62.50 out of 65
    Promotional/Managerial 15.50 out of 25
    Latent Promotional 9.00 out of 10
    Total Prospect Rating 87.00 out of 100
  6. Ted Cheeseman 20 @Ted_MRFISHER_ Potential: World Level. Probability: 70%. Estimated career earnings: £1.8 million. Current World Ranking: 268. Promoter: Matchroom. Google searches in the UK last month: 260.Ted Cheeseman
    Talent 59.00 out of 65
    Promotional/Managerial 20.00 out of 25
    Latent Promotional 6.50 out of 10
    Total Prospect Rating 85.50 out of 100
  7. Conor Benn 19 @ConorNigel Potential: Cash Cow. Probability: 90%. Estimated career earnings: £6 million if the forces behind him can find a litany of beatable but believable opponents – the history of ex-fighters sons is littered with under-performing encores so matchmaking with be ultra important to his financial success here. Current World Ranking: 322. Promoter: Matchroom. Google searches in the UK last month: 8,100.
    Talent 41.00 out of 65
    Inherited Fame 15.5 Bonus
    Promotional/Managerial 23.50 out of 25
    Latent Promotional 5.00 out of 10
    Total Prospect Rating 85.00 out of 100
  8. Josh Taylor 25 @JoshTaylorBoxer Potential: World Champion. Probability: 44%. Estimated career earnings: £1.75 million. Current World Ranking: 101. Promoter: Cyclone Promotions. Google searches in the UK last month: 1,600.
    Talent 59.25 out of 65
    Promotional/Managerial 18.50 out of 25
    Latent Promotional 5.50 out of 10
    Total Prospect Rating 83.25 out of 100
  9. Charlie Flynn 22 @ChuckFlynn93 Potential: World Level. Probability: 75%. Estimated career earnings: £1.6 million. Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist at Lightweight in 2014. Current World Ranking: 367. Promoter: Matchroom. Google searches in the UK last month: 5,400.
    Talent 54.25 out of 65
    Promotional/Managerial 20.25 out of 25
    Latent Promotional 8.50 out of 10
    Total Prospect Rating 83 out of 100
  10. Lucien Reid 22 @LucienReid Potential: World Level. Probability: 60%. Estimated career earnings: £1.3 million. ABA Champion at Bantamweight in 2013. Current World Ranking: 256. Promoter: Matchroom. Google searches in the UK last month: 110.
  11. Jake Ball 23 @1jakeball Potential: Fringe World Level. Probability: 60%. Estimated career earnings: £1.2 million. Current World Ranking: 250. Promoter: Matchroom. Google searches in the UK last month: 1,900.
    Talent 52.50 out of 65
    Promotional/Managerial 22.00 out of 25
    Latent Promotional 6.25 out of 10
    Total Prospect Rating 80.75 out of 100
  12. Jack Flatley 21 @JackFlatley_ Potential: World Level. Probability: 45%. Estimated career earnings: £1.15 million. ABA Finalist at Middleweight in 2015. Current World Ranking: 552. Promoter: Writ. Google searches in the UK last month: 70.
  13. Ben Hall 22 @19BenHall Potential: Fringe World Level. Probability: 50%. Estimated career earnings: £1 million. Current World Ranking: 106. Google searches in the UK last month: 720.
  14. Conrad Cummings 24 @ChampCummings Potential: European Level. Probability: 70%. Estimated career earnings: £1 million. Current World Ranking: 114. Promoter: Cyclone Promotions. Google searches in the UK last month: 390.
  15. Tony Dixon 23 Estimated career earnings: £650,000. Potential: World Level. Probability: 45%. Current World Ranking: 143. Promoter: Sanigar Events. Google searches in the UK last month: 210.
  16. Josh Pritchard 21 @ThePunisherJP Potential: World Level. Probability: 55%. Estimated career earnings: £750,000. Current World Ranking: 279. Promoter: Cyclone Promotions. Google searches in the UK last month: 170.
  17. Isaac Chamberlain 22 @IChamberlain_ Potential: World Level. Probability: 55%. Estimated career earnings: £850,000. Current World Ranking: 225. Promoter: MatchroomGoogle searches in the UK last month: 480.
  18. Josh Leather 24 @joshleather91 Estimated career earnings: £650,000. ABA Champion at Lightweight in 2012. Potential: Fringe World Level. Probability: 40%. Current World Ranking: 227. Promoter: Writ. Google searches in the UK last month: 480.
  19. Sean Davis 26 Estimated career earnings: £425,000. Potential: Fringe World Level. Probability: 35%. Current World Ranking: 109. Google searches in the UK last month: 590.
  20. Lewis Ritson 22 @lewis_ritson Estimated career earnings: £525,000. Potential: Fringe World Level. Probability: 35%. Current World Ranking: 240. Promoter: Lock Stock Promotions. Google searches in the UK last month: <10.
  21. Kieran Smith 22 @KieranSmith15 Potential: European Level. Probability: 70%. Estimated career earnings: £450,000. Current World Ranking: 174. Promoter: Lock Stock Promotions in 3 of 4 bouts. Google searches in the UK last month: 320.
  22. Nick Webb 28 @itsanickting Potential: European Level. Probability: 65%. Estimated career earnings: £450,000. Current World Ranking: 146. Promoter: 4 different ones in first 6 fights (including next scheduled one). Google searches in the UK last month: 1,000.
  23. Yusuf Safa 22 @YusufSafa94 Potential: Fringe World Level. Probability: 55%. Estimated career earnings: £850,000. Current World Ranking: 369. Promoter: Hennessy Sports. Google searches in the UK last month: 1,300.
  24. Prince Patel 23 @PrincePatel1993 Potential: Fringe World Level. Probability: 35%. Estimated career earnings: £450,000. Current World Ranking: 219. Promoter: Writ. Google searches in the UK last month: 4,400.
  25. Cori Gibbs 22 @CoriGibbs93 Potential: World Level. Probability: 35%. Estimated career earnings: £450,000. Current World Ranking: 612. Google searches in the UK last month: 70.
  26. Tommy McCarthy 25 @Tommymac90 Potential: European Level. Probability: 45%. Estimated career earnings: £700,000. Current World Ranking: 86. Promoter: 8 different promoters in first 9 bouts. Google searches in the UK last month: 210.
  27. Young Fury 19 @youngkingfury Potential: European Level. Probability: 35%. Estimated career earnings: £850,000. Current World Ranking: 370. Google searches in the UK last month: 1,000.
  28. Joe Costello 22 Estimated career earnings: £550,000. Current World Ranking: 210. Promoter: Writ. Google searches in the UK last month: 260.
  29. Joe Fitzpatrick 21 @fitzpatrickjoe Potential: Fringe World Level. Probability: 45%. Estimated career earnings: £700,000. Current World Ranking: 320. Google searches in the UK last month: 260.
  30. Jordan Cooke 22 @JordanCooke1 Potential: European Level. Probability: 55%. Estimated career earnings: £400,000. Current World Ranking: 244. Google searches in the UK last month: 170.
  31. Anthony Yarde 24 @mranthonyyarde Estimated career earnings: £450,000. Current World Ranking: 153. Google searches in the UK last month: 1,300.
  32. Jack Massey 23 @jackmassey123 Estimated career earnings: £350,000. Current World Ranking: 98. Google searches in the UK last month: 170.
  33. Ryan Davies 22 @RPDBoxing Estimated career earnings: £350,000. Current World Ranking: 336.
  34. Georgie Kean 24 @1georgiekean Potential: Domestic Level. Probability: 80%. Estimated career earnings: £350,000. Current World Ranking: 292. Google searches in the UK last month: 260.
  35. Tom Farrell 26 @TomFarrell89 Estimated career earnings: £450,000. Current World Ranking: 247. Google searches in the UK last month: 480.
  36. Waleed Din 23 @Waleed_Din Potential: Fringe World Level. Probability: 60%. Estimated career earnings: £250,000. Current World Ranking: 147. Google searches in the UK last month: 480.
  37. Jose Lopes 25 @lopesboxing Estimated career earnings: £350,000. Current World Ranking: 174. Google searches in the UK last month: 90.
  38. Luke Watkins 26 @TheDukeWatkins Estimated career earnings: £250,000. Current World Ranking: 138. Google searches in the UK last month: 170.
  39. Joe Pigford 22 @joepigford Estimated career earnings: £350,000. Current World Ranking: 156. Google searches in the UK last month: 140.
  40. Jeff Saunders 24 @JeffSaundersPro. Potential: Fringe World Level. Probability: 60%. ABA Champion at Welterweight in 2013. Estimated career earnings: £650,000. Current World Ranking: 312. Promoter: Matchroom. Google searches in the UK last month: 170.
  41. Zelfa Barrett @zelfaflash 22 Estimated career earnings: £650,000. Current World Ranking: 312. Google searches in the UK last month: 320.
  42. James Thomson 26 Estimated career earnings: £350,000. Google searches in the UK last month: 480.
  43. Alex Hughes 22 Estimated career earnings: £450,000. Promoter: Writ. Google searches in the UK last month: 390.
  44. Sam Ball 20 Estimated career earnings: £350,000. Google searches in the UK last month: 110.
  45. Ryan Kelly 22 @Ryan_Kelly_Pro Estimated career earnings: £200,000. Google searches in the UK last month: 110.
  46. Dec Spelman 24 @dec_spelman Estimated career earnings: £150,000. Google searches in the UK last month: <10.
  47. Tyrone McKenna 26 @Tyronemck Estimated career earnings: £250,000. Google searches in the UK last month: 50.
  48. Simon Barclay 26 @sidbarcs. Potential: Fringe World Level. Probability: 60%. ABA Champion at Cruiserweight in 2010 & at Heavyweight in 2012. Estimated career earnings: £450,000. Promoter: Writ. Google searches in the UK last month: 1,000.
  49. Matty Fagan 27 @FaganMatthew Estimated career earnings: £350,000. Google searches in the UK last month: 90.
  50. Archie Sharp 21 @archiesharp95 Estimated career earnings: £350,000. Google searches in the UK last month: 260.

 

What Boxer’s Who Dope Are Taking

What follows are details on substances included in a typical known boxer PED regime – that of one Yuriorkis Gamboa. A hand written PED cycle was found when Gamboa’s ‘anti-aging’ clinic was raided by US officials. I have also included details of substances commonly used by boxers who use performance enhancing drugs outside of his regime in the section entitled “Other Substances/Methods Utilized” – including blood doping &/ EPO.

This specific cycle was for his aborted bout with Brandon Rios in 2012 – a fight he eventually declined to participate in because his purse was ‘only’ $1.1 million. The fact that a confirmed PED user hasn’t beaten anyone in the top 150 fighters in his division in nearly 3 years should give you some clue as to the extent of performance enhancing drug usage in professional boxing.

Yuriorkis Gamboa’s Regimen: 

Activagen contains the signals typical of demineralised bone matrix, which directly stimulate the formation of new bone tissue. That means this PED helps bones grow – harder & denser – does having a better chin, even in part, come from having thicker, harder bones? Ask a boxer who is taking this stuff.

Human Growth Hormone – 3 days detection time. Does the before image below look familiar? (Hmmm..)

HGH is one of the most active hormones in the world today. The miracles of testosterone have amazed the world of bodybuilding with its regular turnout of 300-pound behemoths, but GH is another story altogether.

When you take into account that hormones may hold the secret to stopping aging in its tracks, and that GH is the hormone produced on the largest scale in the human body, it may be our own fountain of youth. I’m not saying that large amounts of HGH would help you live to be 200—here is also the matter of tissue resistance.

GH starts to decline in the body as we grow older. After the age of 30 it declines by 25 percent every decade, so by the time you hit 60 you are operating at 25 percent of original capacity. If HGH was present in the same amount throughout our lives, we’d easily live to be 140, several inches taller, and a lot more muscular.

Growth hormone was discovered in the 1920s and was isolated in the form of somatotropin in 1956. The benefits of HGH are immense; even today new research pops up regularly that reveals new uses for it. HGH is present in the body at a rate of 500 micrograms at any time in the blood of males between the ages of 20 and 30.

It’s produced by the anterior pituitary gland under the stimulation of the hypothalamus (like LH, the testosterone precursor). The effects on our system are tremendous:

HGH promotes and increases the synthesis of new protein tissues, such as in muscle recovery or repair. This is the way new muscle is built.

Recent research suggests its involvement in the metabolism of body fat and its conversion to energy sources. Tests were conducted in obese people, and medical use in treating obesity was proven beyond a doubt. Some pros have used GH as a way of maintaining and increasing lean mass while dieting for years.

  • It improves the sleeping pattern, makes for fewer unintended awakenings and betters REM-stage sleep.
  • HGH produces more energy
  • It may improve sexual performance
  • It builds stronger bones
  • Improves the quality and duration of heart and kidneys

As you can see, HGH has several benefits. Research shows HGH may be superior to testosterone and its derivatives because it is not androgenic, causes no aromatization, and shows few side effects in limited doses. It can dramatically increase size in combination with testosterone.

DHEA – DHEA-S serum half-life of about 12 hours.

DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone produced by your body’s adrenal glands. These are glands just above your kidneys.woman holding supplements. DHEA supplements can be made from wild yam or soy. Scientists don’t know everything DHEA does. But they do know that it functions as a precursor to male and female sex hormones, including testosterone and estrogen. Precursors are substances that are converted by the body into a hormone.

Benefits of DHEA are claimed to be the following:

  • Building up the adrenal gland
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Slowing natural changes in the body that come with age
  • Providing more energy
  • Improving mood and memory
  • Building up bone and muscle strength

Side Effects of DHEA include:

  • Oily skin and acne, as well as skin thickening
  • Hair loss
  • Stomach upset
  • High blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Nasal congestion
  • Headache
  • Rapid or irregular heart beat
  • Insomnia
  • Unfavorable changes in cholesterol levels

Testosterone Propionate – clears your system in 2 weeks. Testosterone Propionate is a single ester testosterone compound and represents one of the most important testosterone compounds every manufactured. When synthetic testosterone was first created it was in its pure form. Simply put there was no ester attached, thereby providing a fast acting compound that would necessarily require a very frequent administration schedule. In 1937 the pharmaceutical giant Schering out of Germany would release the first ester base testosterone in Testosterone Propionate under the trade name Testoviron. The same trade name it would eventually give to its Testosterone Enanthate product. By attaching the Propionate ester to the hormone, this would allow for the hormone’s release time to be controlled and provided a more efficient means in maintaining stable blood levels. Although this was not the first synthetic testosterone preparation created, Testosterone Propionate would become the first commercially available testosterone product. It would also dominate the medical community until the 1960’s and much of the newly born performance enhancing community.

Testosterone troche lozenges and cream – 1 to 3 days. A troche (pronounced trOh-key) is a small medicated lozenge designed to dissolve. It can be a hard lozenge (i.e. cough drop) or a soft gelatin (i.e. a gummy) meant to dissolve slowly in the mouth. Troches have unlimited uses in individuals who have difficulty swallowing.

Other Substances/Methods Utilized

Blood Doping is the practice of boosting the number of red blood cells in the bloodstream in order to enhance athletic performance. Because such blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the muscles, a higher concentration in the blood can improve an athlete’s aerobic capacity (VO2 max) and endurance. Blood transfusions can be traditionally classified as autologous, where the blood donor and transfusion recipient are the same, or as allogeneic/homologous, where the blood is transfused into someone other than the donor. Blood transfusion begins by the withdrawal of 1 to 4 units of blood (1 unit = 450 ml of blood) several weeks before competition. The blood is centrifuged, the plasma components are immediately reinfused, and the corpuscular elements, principally red blood cells (RBCs), are stored refrigerated at 4◦C or frozen at −80◦C.[8] As blood stored by refrigeration displays a steady decline in the number of RBCs, a substantial percentage, up to 40%, of the stored RBCs may not be viable.[9] The freezing process, conversely, limits the aging of the cells, allowing the storage of the blood for up to 10 years with a 10% to 15% loss of RBCs.[10] Stored RBCs are then reinfused, usually 1 to 7 days before a high-endurance event. As a significant amount of iron is removed by each autologous transfusion, an adequate time for recovery of not less than 3 days from the last donation, and appropriate iron supplements, are usually required for patients undergoing autologous donations. Nearly 50% of autologous donations are not used by the donor and are discarded, as current standards do not allow transfusion of these units to another patient for safety reasons.

And/Or

EPO – Erythropoietin is a glycoprotein hormone produced by the interstitial fibroblasts in the kidney that signal for erythropoiesis in bone marrow.(Britannica) The increased activity of a Hemocytoblast (RBC stem cell) allows the blood to have a greater carrying capacity for oxygen. EPO was first developed to counteract the effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy for cancer patients. EPO also stimulates increased wound healing. The physiological side effect of EPO, particularly increased hematocrit, has become a potential drug to abuse by professional and amateur cyclists.

The Most to Least Worthy Heavyweight Champions in Boxing History

For decades the heavyweight championship of the world was the richest & most revered title in all of professional sports. Holders of this title were as famous & interwoven at the top of the cultural hierarchy as any film star or political leader. These men were uncrowned royalty in the wider culture. In truth the seeds of the destruction of this institution were sown upon the formation of the World Boxing Association in 1962 & the World Boxing Council the following year. The, at first subtle, but over time more & more glaring distinction been ‘a’ world champion & ‘the’ world champion was born.

Many will question this assertion – largely on the basis that the years 1962-1982 inclusive provided many historically great fights, a fact that I do not dispute. What I do maintain is that a time-lag effect systematically, slowly at first & then at an accelerated rate, destroyed the concept of a heavyweight champion of the world. That is the entire concept of even two globally acknowledged champions in one division started a process that continues to this day with a third ‘major’ sanctioning body being established in 1983 in the International Boxing Federation & a fourth in 1988 in the World Boxing Organization. But unlike almost every other economic endeavor – where the freeing up of markets to competition leads to a better net product for the customer, in boxing, the influx of poorly run, barely legal sanctioning bodies has in effect been a race to the bottom – not the top.

Take The Jackasses Over at the IBF for Example

These clowns have a history of civil racketeering, mail fraud and soliciting bribes. This is all a matter of US federal court public record. There was nothing unusual or out of the ordinary about the theft of Tyson Fury‘s belt in the aftermath of his win over Wladimir Klitschko – who’d held the organization’s belt since April 22, 2006. A not dissimilar thing happened to Michael Moorer after he lost to George Foreman in 1994. Foreman ($250,000), Bob Arum ($100,000 of an agreed $200,000) & Axel Schulz’s promoter Cedric Kushner ($100,000) all paid bribes to the IBF to allow Foreman to fight Schulz instead of Moorer.

The only difference one suspects with the utter shambles that has been the IBF heavyweight title from the moment Fury was stripped of his title – for the mortal sin of honoring the rematch he was legally obliged to agree to in order to get the Klitschko fight in the first place – to the Moorer circumvention is that the bridge of the laughably poor Charles Martin was deployed as Anthony Joshua took possession of a belt he has zero moral claim to. Additionally the circumstances surrounding Martin’s ‘championship win’ – due to an injury in the 3rd round to the only vaguely credible opponent on his card – point to a yet larger conspiracy.

The IBF are of course the same organization who forced Oscar De La Hoya to relinquish his lightweight belt in 1995 for refusing to fight the spectacularly under-qualified Miguel Julio of Columbia. Julio’s record at the time he was made a challenger by the IBF needs to be seen to be believed. He was nominally 29-1-1 at the time – masking the fact that 18 of those wins came against opponents without even a single professional win to their names. His record against opponents who were coming in off a win was 1-1-1.

The Question of Deserving A World Title Shot

By worthy I mean accomplished at the time they ENTERED the ring to fight for the heavyweight title they went on to win. Another way of looking at this is who were the most deserving to the least deserving of a title shot in the first place.

Bob FitzsimmonsJames J. CorbettJames J. JeffriesJohn L. Sullivan due to their status as pioneers, the relative difficulty of global travel during their time & the associated relative lack of sufficient numbers of world level heavyweight competition in their time are all exempt from this discussion.

Note that fighters such as Ezzard Charles, Evander HolyfieldMichael Spinks & Roy Jones Junior are given credit for notable elite international level wins outside of the heavyweight division but in a deflated manner. Despite this devaluation Charles’ body of work pre-challenging for the heavyweight title taken as a whole is vast & immense. The comparison with the ilk of Charles Martin is insulting to the legacy of the great champions of the past.

With the dilution in credibility of heavyweight champions has come a loosely parallel deflation in personalities of mass appeal. There are of course exceptions but their platform has shrunk & their wider cultural significance all but evaporated. On Saturday Anthony Joshua become the 12th man in history by my reckoning to claim a major heavyweight title having beaten zero elite level international opposition in order to be awarded his title shot.

The Most to Least Worthy Heavyweight Champions in Boxing History

  1. Ezzard Charles. Held wins over Teddy Yarosz; Charley Burley (twice at middleweight); Joey Maxim (three times); Anton Christoforidis; Archie Moore (three times at light heavyweight); Lloyd Marshall (twice) &  Jimmy Bivins (three times) before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  2. Joe Louis. Held wins over Primo Carnera; King Levinsky; Max Baer; Jack Sharkey & Bob Pastor before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  3. Jack Johnson. Held wins over George Gardner; Sandy Ferguson; Joe Jeannette (four times); Sam Langford & Bob Fitzsimmons before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Career pre-dated these rankings.
  4. Rocky Marciano. Held wins over Roland LaStarza; Rex Layne; Joe Louis; Lee Savold & Harry Matthews before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  5. Max Baer. Held wins over King Levinsky (twice); Ernie Schaaf & Max Schmeling (in Ring Magazine’s 1933 Fight of the Year) before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  6. Gene Tunney. Held wins over Harry Greb (three times); Georges Carpentier &  Tommy Gibbons before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  7. Muhammad Ali. Held wins over Archie Moore; Doug Jones; Henry Cooper & Alejandro Lavorante before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  8. Ingemar Johansson. Held wins over Henry Cooper; Heinz Neuhaus; Eddie Machen; Franco Cavicchi & Joe Erskine before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  9. Sonny Liston. Held wins over Eddie Machen; Zora Folley; Cleveland Williams (twice); Roy Harris & Mike DeJohn before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  10. Jersey Joe Walcott. Held wins over Joe Baksi; Lee Q. Murray; Curtis Sheppard; Jimmy Bivins; Lee Oma; Joey Maxim (twice) & Elmer Ray before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  11. Joe Frazier. Held wins over Oscar Bonavena; Eddie Machen; Doug Jones & George Chuvalo before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  12. Jack Sharkey. Held wins over Harry Wills; Mike McTigue; Jim Maloney; Young Stribling & Tommy Loughran before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  13. Floyd Patterson. Held wins over Jimmy Slade (twice); Yvon Durelle (twice); Tommy Jackson & Tommy Harrison before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  14. Jim Braddock. Held wins over Pete Latzo; Tuffy Griffiths; Les Kennedy; John Henry Lewis & Art Lasky before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  15. Primo Carnera. Held wins over Young Stribling; Neal Clisby; George Godfrey; Jim Maloney; King Levinsky & Ernie Schaaf before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  16. Ernie Terrell. Held wins over Cleveland Williams; Zora Folley; Gerhard Zech &  Bob Foster before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 1st.
  17. George Foreman. Held wins over Gregorio Peralta (twice); George Chuvalo & Luis Faustino Pires before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  18. Michael Dokes. Held wins over Jimmy Young; Ossie Ocasio &  John L. Gardner before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 1st.
  19. Jimmy Ellis. Held wins over Holly Mims; Johnny Persol; Leotis Martin & Oscar Bonavena before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 2nd.
  20. Michael Spinks. Held wins over Ramon Ranquello; Yaqui Lopez; Eddie Mustafa Muhammad & Dwight Muhammad Qawi before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  21. Ken Norton. Held win over Muhammad Ali before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 1st.
  22. Evander Holyfield. Held wins over Dwight Muhammad Qawi (twice) & Carlos De Leon before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 1st.
  23. Larry Holmes. Held win over Earnie Shavers before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  24. Max Schmeling. Held wins over Hein Domgoergen; Michele Bonaglia; Michele Bonaglia; Johnny Risko & Paulino Uzcudun before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  25. Lennox Lewis. Held wins over Jean-Maurice Chanet; Gary Mason; Mike Weaver; Tyrell Biggs & Donovan Ruddock before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  26. Jack Dempsey. Held wins over Gunboat Smith (twice); Bill Brennan; Billy Miske (twice); Fred Fulton & Battling Levinsky before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  27. Gerrie Coetzee. Held wins over Mike Schutte (twice); Pierre Fourie & Leon Spinks before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 1st.
  28. John Tate. Held wins over Duane Bobick & Kallie Knoetze before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 8th.
  29. Riddick Bowe. Held wins over Tyrell Biggs; Tony Tubbs & Pierre Coetzer before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 1st.
  30. Roy Jones Jr.. Held wins over Jorge Vaca; Jorge Fernando Castro; Bernard Hopkins;  Thulani Malinga; James Toney; Vinny Pazienza; Mike McCallum; Montell Griffin; Virgil Hill & Clinton Woods before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 4th.
  31. Michael Moorer. Held wins over Bert Cooper & James “Bonecrusher” Smith before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 3rd.
  32. Tyson Fury. Held wins over Dereck Chisora (twice); Steve Cunningham & Christian Hammer before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  33. Greg Page. Held wins over George Chaplin (twice); Marty Monroe; Alfredo Evangelista; Jimmy Young; James Tillis & Renaldo Snipes before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 2nd.
  34. David Haye. Held wins over Jean Marc Mormeck & Enzo Maccarinelli before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 2nd.
  35. Francesco Damiani. Held wins over Anders Eklund & Tyrell Biggs before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 4th.
  36. Mike Tyson. Held win over Marvis Frazier before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. James Tillis is commonly regarded as Tyson’s best pre-Championship opponent largely due to his status as the first man to take him the distance but its noted that at the time they met Tillis had lost 4 of his last 5 bouts & he was without a win over anyone with a winning record for more than 2 years. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  37. Tim Witherspoon. Held win over Renaldo Snipes before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 3rd.
  38. Mike Weaver. Held win over Stan Ward before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 1st.
  39. Samuel Peter. Held win over Jeremy Williams before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 2nd.
  40. Trevor Berbick. Held wins over John Tate before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 5th.
  41. Wladimir Klitschko. Held wins over Axel Schulz & Monte Barrett before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  42. James “Bonecrusher” Smith. Held win over Frank Bruno before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 2nd.
  43. Marvin Hart. Held wins over Philadelphia Jack O’Brien & Jack Johnson before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Career pre-dated these rankings.
  44. James “Buster” Douglas. Held wins over Randall Cobb & Greg Page before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 4th.
  45. Frank Bruno. Held wins over Lucien Rodriguez; Anders Eklund & Gerrie Coetzee before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 7th.
  46. Ray Mercer. Held win over Bert Cooper before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 4th.
  47. Ruslan Chagaev. Held win over John Ruiz before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 3rd.
  48. Nikolay Valuev. Held wins over Marcelo Fabian Dominguez & Larry Donald before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 5th.
  49. Oleg Maskaev. Held win over Sinan Samil Sam before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 2nd.
  50. Tony Tucker. Held win over James Broad before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 3rd.
  51. Pinklon Thomas. Held win over a 22-1 peaking James Tillis before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 1st.
  52. Hasim Rahman. Held win over Corrie Sanders before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 2nd.
  53. Oliver McCall. Held wins over Francesco Damiani & Bruce Seldon before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 2nd.
  54. Alexander Povetkin. Held wins over Eddie Chambers & a 2007 version of Chris Byrd before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 2nd.
  55. Shannon Briggs. Held win over George Foreman before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 5th.
  56. Corrie Sanders. Held wins over Johnny Du Plooy; Bert Cooper & Ross Puritty before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 3rd.
  57. Bermane Stiverne. Held wins over Ray Austin & Chris Arreola before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 2nd.
  58. Tony Tubbs. Held win over James “Bonecrusher” Smith before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 4th.
  59. Leon Spinks. Held win over Alfio Righetti before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 3rd.
  60. Jess Willard. Held win over George Rodel before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Career pre-dated these rankings.
  61. Siarhei Liakhovich. Held win over 2004 version of Dominick Guinn before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 6th.
  62. John Ruiz. Held win over Jimmy Thunder before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 2nd.
  63. Henry Akinwande. Held wins over Jimmy Thunder & Johnny Nelson before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 7th.
  64. Tommy Burns. Held wins over no one at elite international level before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Career pre-dated these rankings.
  65. Deontay Wilder. Held wins over no one at elite international level before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World – only shot names such as a 41 year old Audley Harrison & a 37 year old Siarhei Liakhovich. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 3rd.
  66. Vitali Klitschko. Held wins over no one at elite international level before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: Champion.
  67. Tommy Morrison. Held wins over no one at elite international level before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 9th.
  68. Herbie Hide. Held wins over no one at elite international level before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 6th.
  69. Sultan Ibragimov. Held wins over no one at elite international level before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 6th.
  70. Anthony Joshua. Held wins over no one at elite international level before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 10th.
  71. Chris Byrd. Held wins over no one at elite international level before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 1st.
  72. Lamon Brewster. Held wins over no one at elite international level before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 4th.
  73. Bruce Seldon. Held wins over no one at elite international level before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 6th.
  74. Michael Bentt. Held wins over no one at elite international level before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: 5th.
  75. Charles Martin. Held win over no one at elite international level before challenging for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Peak Ring Magazine end of year ranking: never made the Top 10.

Why Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury is 5 Years Away & Then Only Maybe

Anthony Joshua is a machine – & I’m not talking about his ability as a boxer. I am talking about his ability to sell out arenas, attract sponsors & swell the number of those willing to buy Pay Per telecasts. Much of this enthusiasm by the buying public is predicated on his well crafted veneer as a brutal knockout artist who has never been beaten.

So whilst boxing fans wonder how he’d get on with Tyson Fury (or any of the other handful of legit elite heavyweights out there today) don’t expect any particularly risky opponents anytime soon.

A Joshua fight at the O2 Arena loosely generates & will continue to generate the following amounts:

20,000 tickets sold @ a mean face value price of £125 = £2,500,000

Sponsorship of no less than £250,000 (and in many cases substantially more)

PPV revenue of (and this is ‘real PPV’ not ‘public lied about PPV’) 140,000 PPV Buys @ £16.95 a pop = £2,373,000

 Total revenue = £5,123,000

Now whilst Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua would do well in all 3 revenue streams it would come with risk. Let’s for arguments sake say that Fury vs. Joshua is a 50-50 fight. The forces behind Joshua are faced with two options:

Option 1:

Take the Fury fight next (or within a couple fights) and generate £10,000,000 in one night but run the risk of losing and bursting the bubble upon which his marketability is based. Such a loss would immediately reduce Joshua’s ability to print money by up to 70%.

So in layman’s terms he generates 10 in one night then has a 50% chance of generating 3 for the next 9 fights which is a total of £37 million generated over 10 fights.

Option 2:

Fight only opponents you are sure AJ would beat & continue to generate £5,123,000 or more fight after fight after fight. Remember that after each win his money generation capacity goes up so £5,123,000 for fight 1, £5,500,000 for fight 2 and so on until he is hitting £7,500,000 for his 10th fight given a still very safe opponent – but one people who have been conditioned via the marketing muscle of Sky Sports to believe is a ‘threat’ when they are anything but.

Such a model generates as much as £65,000,000 over Joshua’s next ten bouts. And fight number 11 – against Fury or whoever – is only likely to generate more & more money. Don’t forget the mere promise of a potential fight with Fury will expand and expand the revenue generated from such a bout. That is the forces behind Joshua aren’t losing out on a £10,000,000 opportunity they are merely refusing a £10,000,000 opportunity NOW but potentially generating £18,000,000 or even £20,000,000 plus down the line after having filled their pockets with as much as £28,000,000 more in the process of taking on 10 safer opponents Joshua will almost certainly beat.

Remember that both Fury & Joshua are in their mid 20s. This means that they are both viable fistic entities for another decade.

Matt Hamilton is a London based search engine expert & boxing advisor.

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