This epic book is the results of more than 30 years of research by world renowned boxing historian Barry J. Hugman, who has scoured libraries, newspapers and relevant institutions across a couple of countries to drag together essentially the most complete history of world championship boxing. Invaluable assistance on early British material has been provided by Harold Alderman MBE. From the 1870s to October 2016 all newly found out and known world championship bouts, from junior welter to middleweight, have been chronologically listed, along with the outcome and brief fight summary and, where known, the venues, scorecards and referees are provided too. It’s a story of amazing fights, questionable decisions, riots, police intervention, scandals, and bravery, featuring countless legends of the ring. This book forms one a part of a unique 4-volume series which together, combining in far more than an improbable one-and-a-quarter million words, presents essentially the most comprehensive history of world championship boxing ever published!