Earlier this week, we opened the voting on our
Facebook page to find out who was your British boxer of the
The results are in, and your top three British boxers of 2012
3. David Price
The 6ft 8in Liverpudlian enjoyed a whirlwind 2012, setting
himself up perfectly for a 2013 world title shot. It started in on
January 21st when he dismantled John McDermott to win the English
Heavyweight title with a first round KO.
Price then made short work of Sam Sexton with a fourth round
stoppage in May to win the British and Commonwealth titles and add
belts two and three to the year.
October saw the world title contender appear on BoxNation for
the first time as he faced the veteran Audley Harrison. Price took
a powerhouse first round TKO to retain his British and Commonwealth
The popular Merseysider then finished the year in style, again
on BoxNation, as he blew away the experienced Matt Skelton in two
rounds to set himself up perfectly for 2013.
2. Ricky Burns
Scottish hero Ricky Burns proved himself at the elite level in
the lightweight division in 2012. The Bellshill-born,
Coatbridge-based 28-year-old was upgraded from interim to full WBO
World Lightweight champion in January after Juan Manuel Marquez
"Rickster" then defended his WBO crown for the first time
against tough Namibian Paulus Moses in March live on BoxNation,
taking a confident unanimous decision at a packed-out Braehead
Arena in Glasgow.
The Scotsman followed this with arguably his most impressive
career win as he stopped his good friend Kevin Mitchell in the
fourth round at the Glasgow SECC, also shown live and exclusive on
Burns was due to fight a third title defence of the year in
December, but had both his original opponent Liam Walsh, and
stand-in Jose Ocampo, withdraw from fights.
Now 29, Burns will look to unify the lightweight division in
2013, with a mouthwatering potential clash with Adrien Broner a
1. Carl Froch
This time last year, many were writing off the then 34-year-old
following his late 2011 reversal against Andre Ward, where he lost
his WBC World Super-Middleweight title.
Froch replied in fine style, however, with a breathtaking win
over the previously unbeaten Romanian Lucian Bute to silence his
The popular Nottingham super-middleweight then returned in
November to crush Yusaf Mack with a third round KO to retain the
IBF strap he won from Bute in May.
2013 will be an interesting year for Froch, who turns 36 in
July. Currently placed number one super-middleweight in the Ring
Magazine rankings, Froch will look to fight Danish legend Mikkel