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Boxing never looked better in Britain

Who said boxing in the U.K. is dead? Brian Doogan takes a look at some of Britain's best fighters and explains why this generation is the best that the region's ever produced.

Originally Published: November 27, 2007
By Brian Doogan | Special to ESPN.com

They are being called the "Magnificent Seven" -- David Haye, Enzo Maccarinelli, Clinton Woods, Joe Calzaghe, Ricky Hatton, Junior Witter and Gavin Rees -- and, collectively, they are responsible for a renaissance in British boxing.

"I don't remember British boxing enjoying a better time than this," Hatton suggested last week in the Betta Bodies Gym, a converted cotton factory on the outskirts of Manchester where he trains. "It's absolutely mind-blowing."

He is not wrong.

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