Hosea Burton

Hosea Burton
Nickname(s) The Hammer
Rated at Super middleweight
Light heavyweight
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Nationality British
Born (1988-09-14) 14 September 1988
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 18
Wins 18
Wins by KO 9
Losses 0
Website hoseaburton.webs.com

Hosea Burton (born 14 September 1988) is a British boxer who was ABA champion at middleweight as an amateur and as a professional became British light heavyweight champion in February 2016.


Born in Newcastle upon Tyne and based in Manchester, Burton was successful as an amateur, winning the ABA senior middleweight title in 2009, beating Kirk Garvey in the final.[1]

Trained by Joe Gallagher, he had his first professional fight in March 2012 at super middleweight, a first round stoppage of Viktor Tzonev.[2][3] After winning all of his first 14 fights, he faced (the also unbeaten) Miles Shinkwin on 27 February 2016 at the Manchester Arena for the British light heavyweight title vacated by Bob Ajisafe. He had Shinkwin down in the second and fifth rounds and stopped him in the sixth to become British champion.[4]

Burton is a cousin of Tyson Fury.[3]


  1. "Elite Senior Championships 2000-2009", England Boxing. Retrieved 28 February 2016
  2. Walker, Christopher (2013) "Hosea Burton takes on Carl Dilks March 8", britishboxers.co.uk, 23 January 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2016
  3. 1 2 Brown, Shaun (2013) "Prospects", Sky Sports, 8 August 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2016
  4. Williams, Rob (2016) "Hosea Burton crowned British champion after six-round thriller against Miles Shinkwin", Manchester Evening News, 27 February 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2016
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