Sheffield packs a punch when it comes to these 14 champion boxers

Sheffield’s reputation for steel and tough characters is no more evident than when you look at how many of the city’s champion boxers have clinched national and international titles.

Here is a quick sample including 14 pictures of our masters of the ring who have been crowned as either national, European, Commonwealth or world champions and have brought Sheffield international renown.

They have bobbed and weaved, ducked and dived and smashed their way into sport’s hall of fame down the decades and long may the next generation of Sheffield boxers continue such a proud, knockout legacy.

Some will recall Prince Naseem Hamed and the beloved Herol ‘Bomber’ Graham and Johnny Neslon, and more recently Kell Brook, but this gallery should remind you just how many other masters of the noble art and sweet science have stolen the headlines down the years with and without titles including a batch of world champions.

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