Unofficial champions

Prior to the re-establishment of the British Boxing Board of Control (BBB of C) in 1929 there were no officially sanctioned area titles.

Nonetheless unofficial champions of Wales, Scotland, the north, the midlands, the west country, etc. did exist; and these unofficial titles, which carried a great deal of prestige, regularly changed hands in much the same way as sanctioned titles. With no sanctioning body, however, multiple title-claimants often appeared, so the business of deciding who was the correct title-holder at certain weights during certain periods can be tricky.

Aside from unsanctioned area titles, there were other kinds of titles that, though they may seem obscure today, were at the time highly creditable, such as the Miners’ championship.

This page will be dedicated to those unofficial champions, whose achievements, though not sanctioned by any official body, deserve to be recorded and remembered.

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