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Please post your favourite British or Irish fighters, from your time following the sport that are rarely/never mentioned on CHB. Or fights were at least one of the participants were British or Irish,that have been largely forgotten by the boxing world.
 
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Dale Robinson, Damien Kelly, Ian Napa always loved watching the little guys there were some great domestic fights back in the day.
 

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He isn't forgotten but richie woodhall was a massive deal in the west mids when I was kid,he was always on local tv.an olympic medallist and eventual 'world' champion,I think his boxing career is largely overlooked these days.
 

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Mickey cantwell was a really nice boxer in my opinion.decent to watch even though he had little power.
 
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Some excellent calls so far. I was a big fan of the mid-nineties British light-welterweights , but my favourite Brit LWW of this period was Andy Holligan.
 
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Kevin Anderson, Young Mutley, John Thaxton, Ted Bami, Dean Francis I actually miss the old British scene and Sky Friday fight night.
 
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On a side-note - how good was Nicky Piper considered back in the day? Just wondering what people thought, as I caught some of his WBO title fight against Leeonzer Barber on Boxnation the other day.
 
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Though Im not Welsh,Howard Winstone was probably my all time British favourite. Had a big physical disadavantage but beat some terrific men,and only lost to the very best, Died too young,and Ive a feeling he made nowhere near the money many inferior world title challengers do today. Lee Selby has some way to go if he's to be mentioned in the same breath for me. @Al Francis brings memories of his Dad,Alan Rudkin,back to us. It was nice to learn from him that he was friends with Howard. Different styles,but the same fighting heart and not enough reward.
Then you've got 2 of your own countrymen. The almost untouchable Ken Buchanan and another personal favourite Walter McGowan. More so than Henry Cooper,cuts were his downfall. Could have done so much more. I always thought a bit of a mini Ali.