(In the UK) a hereditary official who at coronations offers to defend the monarch’s title to the throne.
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- James Figg opened his Academy in Tottenham Court Road London, in 1719, and claimed the title ‘Champion of England’ from then until about 1730.
- The author would like to extend his thanks to Mr. Sid Watkinson, whose Grandfather was Champion of England in 1904.
- But when everything was prepared, the opponent of the earl, seized with a sudden panic, fled the arena; whereupon the victory was adjudged by acclamation to the champion of England.