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Who are Great Britain's current boxing world champions?

Tyson Fury is Great Britain's star of the ring, but there are nine other boxers from these shores who are world champions. Here they are...

A detailed look at Great Britain's current boxing world champions from mega-star Tyson Fury to little-known Sandy Ryan.

Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury is the WBC heavyweight champion of the world and Britain's greatest boxing showman.
The Morecambe native successfully defended his WBC title in December 2022 after his contest with Derek Chisora was stopped by referee Victor Loughlin.
It was the third time Fury had fought his fellow Brit in a contest which was hardly the clash the fans had wanted. It was predictably a one-sided contest and one in which Victor Loughlin stopped with just seconds remaining in the 10th round after a 30-minute battering.
Fury had sensationally knocked out Dillian Whyte just eight months earlier in front of a 94,000 sell-out Wembley to maintain his belt.
Fury floored Whyte with a stunning uppercut with a second to go in the sixth round and when he staggered to his feet the referee rightly waved off the contest.

Fury retired in the aftermath only to return to fight Chisora and he also teased a final hurrah with the winner of Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk, which never materialised.

Tyson's best fight in recent years was in an all-time classic in Las Vegas against Deontay Wilder in October 2021. The former lineal heavyweight champ was dropped twice in the fourth round before he delivered a stunning 11th-round knockout win.

Fury pulled off one of the greatest ever boxing upsets when he beat Wladimir Klitschko to become WBC heavyweight champion of the world in 2015.
He then put his titles on the line against Wilder in a trilogy of bouts. The first of which was a controversial draw, before Fury won the second contest, stopping Wilder in round seven and winning in round 11.
Fury's record now stands at 33-0-1 with 24 KOs.

Lawrence Okolie

Lawrence Okolie is the WBO cruiserweight world champion after he successfully defended his title with a unanimous decision win over David Light in March 2023.

'The Sauce', who won the vacant WBO title by seeing off Krzysztof Glowacki in March 2021, had not fought since his win over Michal Cieslak in February 2022 and he looked rusty against a durable Light.
Light was dogged and went the distance, but he failed to put Okolie under any real pressure with the judges scoring it 116-112, 119-108, and 117-110.
Okolie came under fire for an unspectacular display against the mandatory challenger, but with new trainer SugarHill Steward in his corner he still served a reminder to the other contenders in the division.
The former Olympian became the first male member of Great Britain's 2016 Olympics squad to claim a professional world title.
Okolie then cruised to the first defence of his WBO title stopping Dilan Prasovic with a body shot.
The Montenegrin was stepping up massively in class and he only lasted three rounds. Okolie brutally disposed of the 27-year-old to secure his 14th knockout on the undercard to Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk.

Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor won a controversial split decision against the previously unbeaten Jack Catterall in February 2022.

Taylor retained his WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring belts in the 10st division despite appearing second-best for much of the contest against Lancashire's 'El Gato' and being knocked down in round eight.
Catterall took the fight on the card of judge Howard Foster, but Victor Loughlin saw it the other way, while the scorecard of Ian John-Lewis saw him award Taylor a massive 114-111 victory.
The Scot was then forced to vacate three of his super-lightweight titles as he pursued a rematch. That rematch was scheduled for March 2023, but Taylor suffered a "pretty bad injury" while preparing for the fight and later insisted "we'll fight when I'm ready to fight".
Taylor had become the first Brit to become a four-belt undisputed champion in May 2021.
The Scottish southpaw became the best super-lightweight in the world after flooring Jose Ramirez twice. He took the bout on points but he joined Bernard Hopkins, Jermain Taylor, Terence Crawford and Oleksandr Usyk as the only fighters to hold all four world titles in a weight class at the same time.
The previously-unbeaten Ramirez started well but felt the power of Taylor in rounds five and seven as the American hit the canvas.

Taylor will line up against Teofimo Lopez in New York on June 10, 2023 for Taylor's WBO junior welterweight title.

Joe Cordina

Welshman Joe Cordina regained the IBF super-featherweight title in April 2023.

Cordina reclaimed the title that was taken from him by beating Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov on a split decision after 12 damaging rounds in Cardiff.
The unbeaten Cordina took the decision 111-116, 115-112 and 114-113 on the cards in a bruising encounter.
Cordina put his southpaw rival from Tajikistan on the canvas in round two, but Rakhimov rallied to inflict damage on the 31-year-old Cordina.
Cordina had his title taken away in October when he suffered a hand injury that left him unable to fulfil his mandatory defence.
Cordina, who first won the title in Cardiff in June 2022 when he knocked out Japan's Kenichi Ogawa, is the first Welsh boxer to become a two-time world champion.

Sunny Edwards

Sunny Edwards (19-0, 4KO's) called out Jesse "Bam" Rodriguez after retaining his IBF flyweight title for the third time with a unanimous points decision over Felix Alvarado.

Edwards controlled the fight in Sheffield in November 2022, although he had to come through some tough rounds after halfway, when the former IBF light-flyweight champion Alvarado put Edwards under pressure.

Judges Phil Edwards and Paul Wallace had it 115-113 and Matteo Montella scored it 116-112.
Edwards defended his flyweight world title for the second time with a unanimous decision victory over Pakistan's Muhammad Waseem in Dubai in March 2022.
He had made his first title defence in December 2021 against Jayson Mama. It was an easy points win over the mandatory challenger in Dubai.
The Brit put in an assured display and knocked Mama down in the 10th on the way to a wide points decision.
Edwards claimed the IBF flyweight world title in May 2021 and after his brother Charlie's WBC world flyweight title in 2018, they became only the second pair of British brothers to become world champions after Liam and Callum Smith.
The Londoner scored a unanimous points victory over Moruti Mthalane (39-3) at Bethnal Green's York Hall.
Edwards produced a huge shock and dominated the fight and over the 12 rounds the judges scored the contest 118-111, 120-108, 115-113 in favour of the Brit.

Natasha Jonas

Jonas enjoyed a startling 2022 jumping up three weight classes to take three world titles.

She won the WBO super-welterweight title in her first fight at 154lbs with a knockout victory over Uruguayan Chris Namus in February. She then unified the super-welterweight division by beating Patricia Berghult in front of a raucous home crowd at Liverpool's M&S Bank Arena in September.

In the same calendar year she won her third consecutive world title fight, outsourcing the two-time world champion Marie-Eve Dicaire to add the IBF title to her collection.
Jonas also became the first woman in history to win the British Boxing Board of Control's British Boxer of the Year Award.
It was another barrier-breaking moment for the Liverpool star, recognising her achievements over the course of 2022.
Next could be a potential super-fight with unbeaten American middleweight world champion Claressa Shields.

Chantelle Cameron

Chantelle Cameron claimed a huge points victory over American Jessica McCaskill in Abu Dhabi in November 2022 to become the first British female to become an undisputed champion.
All three judges ruled in Cameron's favour after 10 rounds, with two cards showing 96-94 and one 97-93 in her lightweight bout.
Cameron has now won all 17 of her professional fights, and said she is now keen to step up a weight and take McCaskill's two welterweight's belts off her.
Cameron became the second English female fighter to win a professional world title after defeating South American Adriana Dos Santos Araujo via unanimous decision in Milton Keynes in October 2020.
Ireland's Katie Taylor will be Cameron's next opponent on May 20 in Dublin.
Taylor will hope to remain unbeaten and become a two-weight undisputed world champion in her first professional fight in her home country at the 3Arena.

Nina Hughes

Hughes became WBA bantamweight champion in November 2022 by outpointing Jamie Mitchell in Dubai, in just her fifth professional fight.
The mother of two from Essex, who is trained by Kevin Lilley and is part of Eddie Hearn's Matchroom stable, still works a part-time secretarial job to help support her young children.
But she shocked the world in Dubai, surprising the previously-unbeaten American Mitchell to take the 118-pound title. The judges' scorecards were 96-94 on two cards and the third by 97-93, all in favour of Hughes.
After having her first professional fight in December 2021, she has now set her sights on a fight with former bantamweight world champion Shannon Courtenay.

Terri Harper

English challenger Terri Harper became the WBA super-welterweight champion after beating Scotland's Hannah Rankin on points in September 2022.
Harper moved up three weight classes and took home her second world title by a unanimous decision in Nottingham.
Harper previously held the WBC super-featherweight belt, but will defend her WBA crown against former world pound-for-pound No.1 Cecilia Braekhus on the undercard of Katie Taylor's homecoming clash with Chantelle Cameron in May 2023.
Ryan enjoyed a strong amateur career in which she compiled a 51-19 record, including a victory over eventual Olympic gold medallist and unbeaten welterweight Lauren Price in 2017.

Sandy Ryan

Derby's Sandy Ryan won the vacant WBO welterweight title in April 2023 after a wide points win over Marie Pier Houle.
Ryan simply had too much class for Canadian Houle as she prevailed on the cards 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93.
The former Team GB amateur, who only turned professional in 2021, was chasing a stoppage, but she was a clear winner on points.
That success extended her record to 6-1 as a professional. Her only defeat to date coming against Erica Farias in March 2022 via a split decision, but the following August she gained revenge on Farias to capture the vacant WBC International super lightweight title.
Ryan enjoyed a strong amateur career in which she compiled a 51-19 record, including a victory over eventual Olympic gold medallist and unbeaten welterweight Lauren Price in 2017.

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