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Wally Swift

Welterweight /Super Welterweight /Middleweight

68 wins 17 defeats 3 Draws

Born Nottingham

Debuts 1957-1969

 

Titles

British Welterweight & Middleweight

Wally Swift (10 August 1936 – 10 November 2012) was a British boxer who won the British welterweight title in 1960 and twice fought for the Commonwealth title before moving up to middleweight, becoming British champion between 1964 and 1965. He went on to fight for the European super welterweight and middleweight titles and the British and Commonwealth middleweight titles

Reggie Meen 

Heavyweight

58 wins 42 defeats 3 draws

Born Leamington resident Leicester

Debut – 1927-1938

Reggie Meen was born in Warwickshire in 1907 and grew up in Desborough in Northamptonshire, where he was originally a bootmaker by profession. Meen's boxing career began in August 1927, and after mixed results initially went on to win eight consecutive fights between 1928 and 1929. He fought Primo Carnera at the Royal Albert Hall in front of a crowd of 10,000 in December 1930, losing in two rounds. After another period of mixed results he hit another winning streak in 1931, including a victory against French champion Maurice Griselle, leading to a fight for the vacant BBBofC heavyweight title against Charley Smith in November, which he won on points despite a cut over his left eye sustained in the second round. 

Meen held the British title until July 1932, when he was beaten by Jack Petersenby a second round knockout. In September 1932 he indicated that he was considering retirement from boxing, after defeat to Don McCorkindale, but returned two months later with a win over Bob Carvill.[9] Meen fought Larry Gains in February 1933, losing after being disqualified for holding. He fought Petersen again in February 1934 in front of 10,000 people at the Granby Halls and again lost in two rounds, although Meen's supporters suspected a low blow had ended the fight, leading to fighting at ringside, and spectators smashed windows to get more air. 

In the late 1930s Meen turned to promotion, including a bill at the Melton Carnival. 

During World War II Meen served in the Royal Navy, and in 1945 was stationed in Malta. 

Meen married Winifred Ada Littlewood at Oadby Parish Church on 13 April 1936. In October 1952 they emigrated to Canada.

Carl Froch 

Super Middleweight

33 Wins 3 Defeats 

Born Nottingham

Debut 2002-2014

Titles

WBC/WBA/IBF Super Middleweight World Titles

British Super Middleweight Title (outright)

Carl Martin Froch, MBE (born 2 July 1977) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 2002 to 2014 and has since worked as a boxing analyst and commentator for Sky Sports. He held multiple world championships at super-middleweight, including the WBC title twice between 2008 and 2011, the IBF title from 2012 to 2015, and the WBA (Unified) title from 2013 to 2015. At the regional level, he held the British, Commonwealth, and English super-middleweight titles, and won the Lonsdale Belt in 2006. As an amateur, Froch won a bronze medal at the 2001 World Championships, and the ABA title twice; all in the middleweight division.

Froch was voted Fighter of the Year for 2012 by World Boxing News and BoxRec. In 2013, the UK edition of GQ magazine voted him Sportsman of the Year. He reached a peak pound for pound ranking of sixth by BoxRec and The Ring magazine, and in 2013 was listed by the BBC as the best active British boxer, pound for pound. Known for his aggressive crowd-pleasing style, formidable punching power, stamina, and toughness, Froch is considered by many to have one of the most durable chins of his era

Roy Rutherford

Birmingham

Super Bantamweight

17 Wins 4 Defeats 1 Draw

Debut – 1998 – 2005

Titles

British Featherweight title

 

Roy Rutherford (born 4 August 1973) is a British former boxer who was British featherweight champion in 2003 and English featherweight champion between 2004 and 2005.

In May 2003 he challenged Jamie McKeever's British featherweight title in Liverpool; Rutherford won decisively on points to become British champion. He lost the title in his first defense, In November 2003 to Dazzo Williams.

Randolph Turpin

Middleweight

66 wins 8 defeats 1 draw

Leamington spa

Debuts 1945 – 1964

British Middleweight & Light Heavyweight titles

Commonwealth Middleweight & Light Heavyweight 

Titles

EBU Middleweight title

Undisputed World champion

Randolph Adolphus Turpin (7 June 1928 – 17 May 1966), better known as Randolph Turpin, and in the United States also as Randy Turpin, was the undisputed Middleweight Champion of the World. Turpin was an English boxer who was considered by some to be Europe's best middleweight boxer of the 1940s and 1950s. In 1951 he became a world middleweight champion when he defeated Sugar Ray Robinson. Turpin was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2001.

Tim Wood

Light Heavyweight

19 wins 11 defeats  1 draw

Born London resident Leicester

Debut -1972-1979

British Light-Heavyweight title 

Born in Camden Town, Wood moved with his family to Leicester when he was 14 and joined Belgrave Amateur Boxing Club. He was a successful amateur, winning the ABA heavyweight title in 1972. He wasn't selected for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, which led to a media campaign against the decision.

Wood turned professional and was trained by his father Arthur and Jim Knight in the gym at the Jolly Angler pub on Wharf Street in Leicester, and was managed by Johnny Griffin and later Carl Gunns From his first nine pro fights Wood win eight and drew one. In January 1974 he met Les Stevens for the vacant BBBofCSouthern Area heavyweight title, suffering his first professional defeat on points. Defeats to Eddie Neilson and Richard Dunn followed.

 

Griffin saw Wood as a better prospect at light heavyweight and encouraged him to slim down to that weight. Wood won his first four fights of 1975, including wins over Victor Attivor and Baby Boy Rolle, before losing in a final eliminator for the British light heavyweight title to Roy John by only half a point. He beat Johnny Wall in February 1976 to take the Southern Area light heavyweight title, and two months later faced Phil Martin for the vacant British title. Wood won narrowly on points to become British champion. Wood lost his title in March 1977 when he was knocked out in the first round by Bunny Johnson.

Wood continued to fight until 1979 but never fought for another title.

Tim Wood died in September 2010 after suffering a heart attack, aged 59. He was survived by his widow Maureen and four children

Zach Parker

Super Middleweight

18 wins 0 defeats

Woodville Derbyshire 

Debut 2015 Still Active

Titles

British Super Middleweight 

Parker won the British Super middleweight title against Darryll Williams on a split decision on the 3rd of November 2018. The BcB fighter has an excellent unbeaten record and is a worthy addition to the midlands Birmingham Boxing Column Hall of Fame.

 

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