Worst ever British World Champion?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by CzarChristoph, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. CzarChristoph

    CzarChristoph Active Member Full Member

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    Now obviously to become a genuine world champion you cannot be a bad fighter, but who do you think is, or who are some of the worst British World Champions?
    You can take into account length of reign, who the title was won against, who it was lost against etc...
    No regular titlist, no interims, - only the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO full champions can be considered.
    Shoot!
     
  2. prizewriter

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  3. Blobby Nelson

    Blobby Nelson Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    In terms of his actual defence it'd be hard to think of anyone whose performance was worse than Barker's.
     
  4. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Akinwande against Lewis. Legendary!
     
  5. CzarChristoph

    CzarChristoph Active Member Full Member

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    I like Cleverly, but his WBO reign leaves a lot to be desired, some poor defences, Shawn Hawk for instance... Lol
     
  6. byron87

    byron87 Active Member Full Member

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    So what if it was in America, Geale is from australia. Plus Barker had fought their before in a big fight were as Geale had never.

    Good win though :good
     
  7. byron87

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    Alex Arthur
    Nicky Cook
    Barry Jones
    Paul Jones
    Stuart Hall
    Glenn McCory (Maybe the worst if you include Opponent to win and 1st defence)
     
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    jarama Active Member Full Member

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    Glenn McCory
    Jason Matthews
    Paul weir
     
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    wayne189 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Paul silky jones
     
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  11. saintsmike

    saintsmike Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Gavin Rees? was a pretty uninspiring world champion and won the belt against an overrated French fighter.
    Alex Arthur
    Possibly Paul Butler, based on the fact he won on a razor thin decision against Stuart Hall - after a diet of facing South American nobodies.
    Enzo Mac, had power but whenever he stepped up he got knocked out, his win against Braithewaite was the only one that looks great.
     
  12. rayrobinson

    rayrobinson Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Jasons Matthews???

    That's a bit harsh.

    Knocks out Ryan Rhodes in two rounds, then goes on to fight a very good fighter is not a bad fighter.

    Richie Woodhall was worse, beats an ancient Malinga, then loses (really) to Catley and his only legitmate defence is against the fat Italian who everybody beats.