10. Pat Cowdell
Active years: 1977-1988
Cowdell was a tidy technician from the Midlands who had the misfortune to run into a pair of greats when he challenged for world honours. Salvador Sanchez beat him on a split decision in 1981 – Cowdell had been given no chance – and four years later, Azumah Nelson iced him inside a round with an uppercut.