1 Alan Minter and Kevin Finnegan
Minter outpointed Finnegan over 15 rounds for the British middleweight title in 1975, then gained the British belt outright when repeating the trick the next yr. Their third combat, once more for the British title in 1977, was additionally gained by Minter after 15 rounds.
2 Johnny Armour and Francis Ampofo
The ultimate three fights of Ampofo’s skilled profession had been all in opposition to his bantamweight rival Armour, the primary happening in 2000 and the final in 2002. Although he misplaced all three by determination, Ampofo was desperately unfortunate not win at the least one.
3 Jamie Moore and Michael Jones
Moore beat Jones for the primary time in 2003, by way of determination, however then misplaced the rematch in 2004 when disqualified for hitting Jones on the break. The third combat, which occurred in 2005, was an up-and-down warfare, gained in the long run by Moore in six rounds.
4 Danny Williams and Michael Sprott
Heavyweights Williams and Sprott met for the primary time in 2002, with Williams profitable inside seven rounds. They then met once more the next yr, Williams this time profitable controversially in 5. That arrange a 3rd combat in 2004, which Williams edged – simply – on factors.
5 Colin Powers and Clinton McKenzie
Powers stopped McKenzie inside two rounds in 1977, after which, as soon as McKenzie was a bit a extra seasoned, beat him by way of 15-round determination for the British super-lightweight title in 1979. McKenzie lastly had his second later that yr, although, when outpointing Powers in a thriller to win the title.
6 Freddie Mills and Arthur Sadd
Lengthy earlier than profitable the world light-heavyweight title, Mills cut up three fights with Arthur “Ginger” Sadd, shedding the primary encounter on factors in 1939 solely to then come again and outpoint Sadd in 1940 and in addition cease him in 9 rounds the next yr.
7 Matt Skelton and Michael Sprott
Skelton and Sprott fought 3 times, together with a three-rounder within the ultimate of the 2010 Prizefighter event (gained by Sprott). Their two different fights, one in 2004 and one in 2007, each went the way in which of Skelton, who gained the primary by last-round stoppage and the second by majority determination.
8 Robbie Regan and Francis Ampofo
Wales’ Regan fought Ampofo, no stranger to a trilogy, for the primary time in 1990, outpointing him over six rounds. The pair then shared two extra fights in 1991, each for the British flyweight title, with Ampofo profitable combat two by way of eleventh spherical TKO and Regan profitable the third by determination.
9 Julius Francis and Mike Holden
Francis beat Holden on a 10-round determination in 1996, however then misplaced a rematch in opposition to the Mancunian in 2000 with the British heavyweight title at stake. Their rubber match, in 2001, swung again the way in which of Francis, who took a 12-round determination.
10 Quaise Khamedi and Ijaz Ahmed
A latest inclusion to this record, super-flyweights Khamedi and Ahmed have fought 3 times thus far and drawn two of them. Their final combat, in July, arrange a fourth encounter this Friday, however that has since been cancelled.