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Mike Tyson
(One of the Greatest Heavyweight Boxers of All Time and First to Simultaneously Hold WBA, WBC & IBF Titles)
Mike Tyson
32
Birthdate: June 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Greene, New York, United States

A former professional boxer who reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion for three years, Mike Tyson is considered a colossal figure in boxing. Claiming his first heavyweight title at the young age of 20, he went on to become one of the best heavyweights of all time. Also a controversial person, he was once imprisoned on rape charges.

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Muhammad Ali
(The Greatest Heavyweight Boxer of All Time)
Muhammad Ali
8
Birthdate: January 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 3, 2016

Widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, Muhammad Ali was a major figure of the 20th century. He was an inspirational figure for African-Americans during the civil rights movement. Because of his opposition to Vietnam War and his refusal to be drafted into military, Muhammad Ali became an icon for the larger counterculture generation.

 3 
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
(Regarded as the Best Defensive Boxer in History)
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
36
Birthdate: February 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

One of the most remunerative pay-per-view (PPV) attractions of all time, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has had a glorious boxing career. One of the most decorated boxers ever, Floyd is regarded as the best pound for pound boxer by many websites. During his career, he had his share of controversies and made brief appearances in shows like WWE and Dancing with the Stars.

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 4 
Canelo Álvarez
(Mexican Professional Boxer)
Canelo Álvarez
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Birthdate: July 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
Named the world’s best active boxer by BoxRec and other sports organizations, Mexican welterweight Canelo Álvarez is a skilled counterpuncher. He won a silver at the Mexican National Championship at 15 and has earned the WBC, WBA, and Ring Magazine light middleweight titles. He is known for his knockout wins. 
 5 
Tyson Fury
(British Professional Boxer and Two-Time World Heavyweight Champion)
Tyson Fury
20
Birthdate: August 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wythenshawe, Manchester, England

A 2-time world heavyweight champion, British Tyson Fury has had an undefeated run in his 32 matches, with 31 wins and 1 unlucky draw in a match against Deontay Wilder. He has also released a bestselling memoir, Behind The Mask, and was named to the Forbes list of the World's Highest-Paid Athletes 2020.

 6 
Wladimir Klitschko
(Former Professional Boxer and One of the Best Heavyweight Champions of All Time)
Wladimir Klitschko
25
Birthdate: March 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Semey, Kazakhstan

Wladimir Klitschko is a Ukrainian former boxer. Widely regarded as one of the best heavyweight champions ever, Wladimir Klitschko was renowned for his great footwork and extraordinary knockout power. He won a gold medal for his country in the super-heavyweight division at the 1996 Summer Olympics. He has often been named among Ukraine's most influential people.

 7 
Evander Holyfield
(The Only Boxer in the History to Win the Undisputed Championship in Two Weight Classes)
Evander Holyfield
27
Birthdate: October 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Atmore, Alabama, United States

Evander Holyfield is an American retired boxer who reigned as the undisputed champion in the late 1980s under cruiserweight division and in the early 1990s under heavyweight division. The only four-time world heavyweight champion, Holyfield remains the only boxer in the history of boxing to reign as an undisputed champion in two weight classes.

 8 
Roy Jones Jr.
(One of the Greatest Boxers of All Time)
Roy Jones Jr.
21
Birthdate: January 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States

Former American boxer Roy Jones Jr. was born to a boxer father. Despite his defeat in the gold medal match at the 1988 Seoul Olympics due to a faulty decision by the judges, he won the Val Barker Award. He was the second light heavyweight champion to earn a heavyweight title.

 9 
Oscar De La Hoya
(American Boxing Promoter and Former Professional Boxer)
Oscar De La Hoya
12
Birthdate: February 4, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montebello, California, United States

Oscar De La Hoya is an American retired boxer who won 11 world titles between 1992 and 2008 in six weight classes. Dubbed the Golden Boy of Boxing, Oscar De La Hoya won a gold medal for America at the 1992 Summer Olympics. In 1995, he was named Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine.

 10 
Ronda Rousey
(First American Female to Earn an Olympic Medal in Judo)
Ronda Rousey
10
Birthdate: February 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States

A professional WWE wrestler, Ronda Rousey was the first UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion and also the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Earlier, she became the first US woman to win an Olympic medal in judo. Amongst the greatest female MMA fighter, Ronda has also appeared in films like The Expendables 3 and Furious 7.

 11 
Terence Crawford
(Winner of Multiple World Championships in Three Weight Classes)
Terence Crawford
14
Birthdate: September 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 12 
Mary Kom
(Indian Amateur Boxer and the Only Boxer to Win Eight World Championship Medals)
Mary Kom
10
Birthdate: March 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kangathei, Manipur, India
Indian boxing legend Mary Kom, known as “Magnificent Mary,” is the only female to win the World Amateur Boxing championship six times. She has won golds at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games, and an Olympic bronze, too. The Padma Vibhushan-winner is also a Rajya Sabha member.
 13 
Roberto Durán
(Former Boxer from Panama Who Was a World Champion in 4 Categories)
Roberto Durán
13
Birthdate: June 16, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Guararé, Panama

Retired Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán had a 32-match winning streak before losing to Esteban De Jesús. Raised in the slums, he joined a gym as an 8-year-old. His punching style earned him the nickname Hands of Stone. He was a world champion in the lightweight, welterweight, light middleweight, and middleweight categories.

 14 
Holly Holm
(American Mixed Martial Artist and One of the Best Female Professional Boxers of All Time)
Holly Holm
8
Birthdate: October 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Holly Holm is a mixed martial artist. A former world champion in boxing, Holm currently competes in the UFC and holds the distinction of being the first fighter to hold a UFC title and a world boxing title. Her win against Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 is regarded as one of the biggest upsets in the history of combat sports.

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Manny Pacquiao
(One of the Greatest Professional Boxers of All Time)
Manny Pacquiao
8
Birthdate: December 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines

Before assuming office as a senator of the Phillippines, Manny Pacquiao was already known as a globally renowned boxer. Known to his fans as PacMan, he is the only boxer to have won world championships from the 1990s to the 2020s. BoxRec named him the world’s seventh-active boxer in 2020.

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Deontay Wilder
(American Professional Boxer and 10-Time WBC Heavyweight Champion)
Deontay Wilder
32
Birthdate: October 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Deontay Wilder was the WBC heavyweight champion from 2015 to 2020 and the first American to hold the title in 9 years. In 2020, BoxRec ranked him the world's second-best active heavyweight. A knock-out specialist, he earned the nickname The Bronze Bomber for his bronze win at the 2008 Olympics.
 17 
Marvelous Marvin Hagler
(American Professional Boxer )
Marvelous Marvin Hagler
8
Birthdate: May 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 13, 2021

Marvelous Marvin Hagler was an American boxer and actor who reigned as the middleweight division's undisputed champion from 1980 to 1987, during which he had 12 successful title defenses. Regarded as one of the greatest middleweight boxers of all time, Hagler was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame as well as the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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Bernard Hopkins
(One of the Most Successful Professional Boxers in American History)
Bernard Hopkins
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Birthdate: January 15, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Bernard Hopkins is an American retired boxer who held several world championships between 2001 to 2012 in two weight classes. Nicknamed The Executioner, Hopkins is widely regarded as one of the modern era's greatest boxers. A highly strategic boxer, Bernard Hopkins was also renowned for his speed, power, and counterpunching skills.

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Sugar Ray Leonard
(One of the Greatest Boxers of All Time)
Sugar Ray Leonard
10
Birthdate: May 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

Sugar Ray Leonard is a former boxer and motivational speaker. Having won world titles in five different weight divisions during his boxing career, Leonard is widely considered one of the greatest boxers ever. Leonard was part of a group of boxers dubbed The Fabulous Four, which is credited with popularizing the lower weight classes in the post-Muhammad Ali era.

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Shane Mosley
(American Former Professional Boxer Who Competed From 1993 to 2016)
Shane Mosley
7
Birthdate: September 7, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Claressa Shields
(Mixed Martial Artist and the Only Boxer in History to Hold the ‘WBA’, ‘WBC’, ‘IBF’, and ‘WBO’ Titles)
Claressa Shields
4
Birthdate: March 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States

Boxer and mixed martial artist, Claressa Shields, reigned as the undisputed female middleweight champion from 2019 to 2020. She has previously held multiple WBA, WBC, and IBF female middleweight titles. She is also the first American boxer to win consecutive Olympic medals. She was named the Female Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2018.

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Laila Ali
(One of the Greatest Female Boxers of All Time)
Laila Ali
6
Birthdate: December 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, United States

Laila Ali is an American former professional boxer. The daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, Laila Ali competed from 1999 to 2007, during which she remained undefeated. She is also credited with saving wrestling legend Hulk Hogan's life by calling him when he was suicidal and depressed. After retiring from professional boxing, Laila Ali became a television personality.

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Vasyl Lomachenko
(One of the Most Successful Amateur Boxers of All Time)
Vasyl Lomachenko
7
Birthdate: February 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyi, Ukraine

Vasyl Lomachenko is a Ukrainian professional boxer. He is widely regarded as the most popular Ukrainian boxer and one of the most successful amateur boxers ever with an impressive record of 396 wins and 1 loss. Known for his exceptional accuracy, creativity, hand speed, athleticism, footwork, and defense, Lomachenko won Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012.

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James Toney
(American Former Professional Boxer Who Competed From 1988 to 2017)
James Toney
8
Birthdate: August 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Julio Cesar Chavez
(Mexican Former Professional Boxer and Multiple-Time World Champion in Three Weight Divisions)
Julio Cesar Chavez
5
Birthdate: July 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ciudad Obregón, Mexico

Julio Cesar Chavez is a Mexican former boxer who won several world championships in three different weight divisions. He also holds several records, such as the most successful world title defenses and most title fights. He has been named in ESPN's 50 Greatest Boxers of All Time list and was made an inductee of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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Kostya Tszyu
(Russian-Australian Former Professional Boxer Who Holds Multiple World Light-Welterweight Titles)
Kostya Tszyu
8
Birthdate: September 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Serov, Russia

Kostya Tszyu is a former boxer who held multiple light-welterweight championships. Renowned for his punching power, Tszyu is considered one of the hardest-punching boxers in the history of light-welterweight boxing. He represented the Soviet Union at the 1991 World Championships, where he won a gold medal. In 2010, Tszyu was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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Juan Manuel Márquez
(Mexican Former Professional Boxer)
Juan Manuel Márquez
7
Birthdate: August 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Iztacalco, Mexico City, Mexico

Juan Manuel Márquez is a Mexican former boxer who became only the third Mexican boxer to win world championship titles in four weight classes. Counted among the greatest boxers of all time, Márquez was renowned for his toughness, speed, and technical skills. In 2020, Juan Manuel Márquez was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. 

 28 
Miguel Cotto
(Puerto Rican Former Professional Boxer)
Miguel Cotto
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Birthdate: October 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
American-born Puerto Rican retired boxer Miguel Cotto became the first Puerto Rican to win world boxing titles in four separate weight divisions. In 2017, he was ranked third in the best light middleweight category by The Ring magazine. He now owns a boxing promotion and a non-profit organization.
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Félix Trinidad
(Former Puerto Rican Professional Boxer)
Félix Trinidad
7
Birthdate: January 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Lennox Lewis
(British-Canadian Former Professional Boxer and Three-Time World Heavyweight Champion)
Lennox Lewis
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Birthdate: September 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: West Ham, London, England
Three-time world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis also won the super heavyweight gold for Canada at the Seoul Olympics in 1988. He has won numerous accolades, including the CBE and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. He has been named as the sixth-best heavyweight boxer of all time by BoxRec.
 31 
Israel Adesanya
(New Zealand Mixed Martial Artist and Kickboxer)
Israel Adesanya
14
Birthdate: July 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

Israel Adesanya is a Nigerian-born New Zealand kickboxer, mixed martial artist, and former boxer. Considered one of the best strikers in MMA, Adesanya has won multiple championships and is the current UFC Middleweight Champion. In 2019, Israel Adesanya was named New Zealand Sportsman of the Year at the Halberg Awards.

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Gervonta Davis
(American Professional Boxer Who Has Held Multiple World Championships in Three Weight Classes)
Gervonta Davis
9
Birthdate: November 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Born in the U.S., boxer Gervonta Davis is of mixed heritage but identifies as African-American. He has held titles such as the IBF super featherweight title and the WBA (Super) super featherweight title. Mentored by Floyd Mayweather, he is best known for his knockout-to-win percentage.

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Oleksandr Usyk
(One of the Greatest Ukrainian Boxers of All Time)
Oleksandr Usyk
9
Birthdate: January 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Simferopol, Ukraine

Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk is not just a European and World Champion but also an Olympic gold medalist. Considered one of Ukraine’s best boxers in history, he is also the fourth male boxer to hold the WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO titles at the same time.

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Amir Khan
(Former Professional Boxer: the Youngest British Boxing Olympic Medalist (2004))
Amir Khan
8
Birthdate: December 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bolton, England
British boxer Amir Khan is best known for his WBA, WBA (Super) and IBF Light Welterweight wins. His silver at the 2004 Olympics made him the youngest British Olympic medalist. An avid philanthropist, he owns a non-profit. He also co-owns the Super Fight League (MMA) and Super Boxing League.
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Andre Ward
(Former Professional Boxer)
Andre Ward
9
Birthdate: February 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

Andre Ward is an American retired boxer who held several world titles in two weight divisions. When he was the light heavyweight champion, Andre Ward was adjudged the best active boxer, pound for pound, by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. Credited with winning an Olympic gold for America, Andre Ward was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2021.

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Eric Esch
(Retired Professional Boxer and Mixed Martial Artist)
Eric Esch
6
Birthdate: August 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Amanda Serrano
(Puerto Rican Professional Boxer)
Amanda Serrano
2
Birthdate: October 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Érik Morales
(Mexican Former Professional Boxer)
Érik Morales
7
Birthdate: September 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tijuana, Mexico

One of the most consistent boxers of his time, Mexican boxer Érik Morales was the first from his country to earn world titles in 4 different weight categories. Nicknamed El Terrible, the boxing legend created a controversy after testing positive for a banned drug in 2012. He later stepped into politics.

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Gennady Golovkin
(Kazakhstani Professional Boxer and Olympic Silver Medalist)
Gennady Golovkin
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Birthdate: April 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Karagandy, Kazakhstan
Kazakh boxer Gennady Golovkin, also known as “GGG” or "Triple G,” has won the middleweight World Championship and the World Cup. He has also held the WBA, WBC, IBF, and IBO titles. The Ring’s 2013 Fighter of the Year, Golovkin has also won a silver at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
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Aaron Pryor
(Boxer)
Aaron Pryor
3
Birthdate: October 20, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Died: October 9, 2016
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 41 
Anthony Joshua
(British Boxer and Two-Time Former Unified World Heavyweight Champion)
Anthony Joshua
23
Birthdate: October 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Watford, Hertfordshire, England

Widely regarded as one of the best active boxers in the world, Anthony Joshua is the first British heavyweight to win both a major world title and an Olympic gold medal. Having avoided a life of crime, Joshua focused solely on boxing; his rags to riches story serves as an inspiration. He is one of the most influential Black Britons.

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Kubrat Pulev
(Bulgarian Professional Boxer)
Kubrat Pulev
5
Birthdate: May 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgarian professional boxer Kubrat Pulev has so-far won several titles in super-heavyweight division. These include at the Men’s 2008 European Amateur Boxing Championships and at the Strandzha Cup in 2005, 2006 and 2008. He was one of the two boxers who represented Bulgaria at the 2008 Olympics. Pulev has challenged for the unified heavyweight title in 2014 and in 2020.

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Floyd Mayweather Sr.
(Boxing Trainer & Former Boxer)
Floyd Mayweather Sr.
8
Birthdate: October 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Amory, Mississippi, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Christy Martin
(Boxer)
Christy Martin
3
Birthdate: June 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mullens
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Mikey Garcia
(Former Professional Boxer Who Competed From 2006 to 2021)
Mikey Garcia
6
Birthdate: December 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oxnard, California, United States

Mikey Garcia is a boxer who has held several world championships in four different weight divisions. From 2013 to 2014, he held the WBO junior lightweight title. From 2018 to 2020, he held the lineal junior welterweight title. He has also held the WBO featherweight title. In 2020, he was ranked the sixth-best active welterweight in the world by BoxRec.

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Wilfred Benítez
(American-Born Puerto Rican Former Professional Boxer)
Wilfred Benítez
3
Birthdate: September 12, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Andre Berto
(Two-Time Former Welterweight World Champion)
Andre Berto
4
Birthdate: September 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winter Haven, Florida, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 48 
Alexis Arguello
(Nicaraguan Three-weight World Champion Boxer)
Alexis Arguello
5
Birthdate: April 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua
Died: July 1, 2009

Nicaraguan professional boxer Alexis Arguello had once held the world featherweight, lightweight, and junior lightweight titles. He fought for the Contras against the Sandinista regime, and then continued his boxing career in the US, before returning to politics and becoming the mayor of Managua. He eventually died by suicide.

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Shannon Briggs
(Former Boxer: Two-time World Heavyweight Champion)
Shannon Briggs
11
Birthdate: December 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Andy Ruiz Jr.
(Former Unified Heavyweight Boxing Champion)
Andy Ruiz Jr.
6
Birthdate: September 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Imperial Valley, California, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)