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Checking In With British Boxing Royalty


Boxing has been a popular sport in Britain for hundreds of years so it’s no surprise we’ve produced some of the worlds finest boxing talents – from Hamed to Haye, we’ve enjoyed a fantastic heritage. But where are these talents now?


David Haye


Haye, winner of three cruiserweight world titles, world heavyweight champion and WBA champion hasn’t yet retired from the sport. He’s obviously not as strong as he was in 2009, but he has a fight likely to take place this December. Haye also owns his own company ‘Hayemaker Productions’ which hosts promotional boxing events.


Prince Naseem Hamed


Former featherweight boxing champion ‘Naz’ won 36 of his 37 professional fights between 1992 and 2002. After his retirement his life hasn’t necessarily been going smoothly – he has had multiple speeding offences and been involved in several car crashes, leading to him spending 16 weeks in prison in 2006.


Carl Froch


Froch retired from 12 years in boxing in 2015, but not without the WBA and IBF titles. He has since worked for Sky Sports as a commentator and is currently an ambassador for partypoker. Despite rumours that Froch could be coaxed back for another fight, for now he remains very much retired from the ring.


Ricky Hatton


Former boxing world champion under the light-welterweight category ‘The Hitman’ had an impressive career lasting 15 years. Ricky is still working in the industry, as he shares a boxing promotion company ‘Hatton Productions’ with Richard Poxon.


Nigel Benn


Nicknamed ‘The Dark Destroyer’ after his intense fighting style, Nigel is ranked fourth best British super-middleweight boxer of all time. His life after retirement has been exciting to say the least, becoming an ordained minister, moving to Australia and taking part in the popular TV show – I’m A Celebirty… Get Me Out of Here!


Joe Calzaghe


‘The Pride of Wales’ is an undefeated world champion – one of only ten others. He has been said by many to be the best British fighter ever. Since his retirement in 2009 he has been working with charities such as Beat Bullying and has taken part in the 2010 Soccer Aid.



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