Welcome to boxinghistory.org.uk

British boxing history brought to life

This website tells the story of British boxing, from its 18th-century roots through to the more familiar era of televised fights. You'll find stories of the most obscure and long-forgotten journeymen as well as Britain's most famous stars.

Learn about the lost customs of the ring and the history of the sport in your area. Discover where and how boxers trained, how often they fought, the conditions they fought under and what drove men to fight for money. You'll learn about British boxing's greatest triumphs, its saddest tragedies, and everything in between.

Fighter in the family? Let's uncover their story together

Boxing historian Miles Templeton

If you have an ancestor who boxed professionally, this website can tell you most of what you need to know about the era in which he fought; however, no two boxers' stories are ever the same.

If you'd like to uncover the story of your ancestor's own boxing career, our historian Miles Templeton can help.

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