Top 7 Boxing Promotions In the United Kingdom

The UK is regarded as a home to boxing in many ways, having produced great names such as Lennox Lewis, Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, and Ricky Hatton. 

Here, the sport is extremely popular, with nearly a million practitioners currently active. 

The UK alongside the US, play a pivotal role in boxing’s relevance, setting up events, promoting fighters, and providing them with a platform. 

This is only possible with the help of Boxing promotions and organizations. 

In this article, we listed 7 of the best UK-based promotions, ranked according to industry relevance, and social media presence.

1. Matchroom Boxing

Founded by Barry Hearn in, and is now headed by his son Eddie. 

Matchroom is right now regarded as the best boxing promotion in the United Kingdom. 

Since 1987, Hearns through Matchroom boxing has been a major name in global boxing, representing most of the biggest names to fight out of the UK. 

Matchroom has promoted legends such as Chris Eubank and Lennox Lewis.

Matchroom has also orchestrated the careers of boxing’s present-day elite fighters, including 2-time WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO holder Anthony Joshua, former champion Callum Smith, Billy Joe Saunders, Dillian Whyte, and current heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.

Today, the rivalry between Eddie Hearns and Frank Warren of Queensberry Promotions is the lifeblood of British boxing, and Matchroom seems to have an edge with bigger names on their resume, as well as a considerably larger social media presence. 

Matchroom’s online audience comprises a followership of 595K on Instagram, 520K on Twitter, and 320K on Facebook.

2. Queensberry Promotion

Founded and run by boxing Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren, Queensberry has sat at the top of British boxing for the last 30 years.

Promoting world champions and global names such as Naseem Hameed, Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe, Nigel Benn, Amir Khan. 

Their current roster includes pound-for-pound great Tyson Fury, Anthony Yarde, Daniel Dubois, Brad Foster, Denzel Bentley, Jason Cunningham, Joe Joyce, and many more.

Queensberry commands a large social media audience, with 260k followers on Instagram, 266K on Twitter, and 200K on Facebook.

3. Kynoch Boxing

Founded by Sam Kynoch in 2018, Kynoch is based in Glasgow, Scotland. 

Kynoch boxing is the leading boxing promotion in Scotland, focusing on developing fighters, and grooming them through different stages of their careers while promoting events across the country. 

They boast the largest gym in Scotland and have a good social media presence across Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, with 12K, 5K, and 16K followers respectively. 

4. Goodwin Boxing

Goodwin Boxing is an establishment by promoter Steve Goodwin. 

Since its founding in 2017, the organization has been consistently active in grooming fighters and featuring them at the biggest events. 

Goodwin has represented former boxing champions at every level, including a World champion in the undefeated Nicola Adams, International champion Dereck Chisora, British Champion Frank Buglioni, and Commonwealth champion Wadi Camacho.

Some of the current fighters on their roster are Lewis Frimpong, Bradley Spencer, Lewis Syrett, Brad Pauls, Mark Little, and Jamie Smith. 

Goodwin continues to maintain a good reputation in UK boxing and is continuously building popularity. 

They have a social media audience of 4.6K on Instagram, 5K on Twitter, and 5K on Facebook. 

5. Dennis Hobson Promotions

Dennis Hobson is an experienced and recognized promoter in the British and global boxing scene. 

Hobson has promoted some of boxing’s household names including Clinton Woods, Ricky Hatton, David Haye, and Carl Thompson.

At Dennis Hobson, the focus is on identifying and maximizing the potential of boxers from across the world. 

The promotion’s presence on social media is decent and reflected by 7K followers on Twitter, 4.5K on Facebook, and 2.3K on Instagram.

6. Neilson Boxing Promotion

Established by promoter Mark Neilson, Neilson promotions is a growing organization that invested in promoting boxing events in Swindon, as well as managing budding fighters.

Nielson has a growing presence on social media, with 5K followers on Facebook, 2K followers on Instagram, and 1.6K on Twitter. 

7. St. Andrew 

St. Andrews is a Glasgow-based promotion with deep roots in Scottish boxing. 

For decades the club has hosted homegrown events and provides a platform for boxers to enter the global boxing scene. 

On social media, their influence is represented by 4K followers on Twitter, and 2K followers on Instagram.