Famous American Boxers

Whether you are a die-hard Rocky fan or just a fitness buff or just worship Muhammad Ali, you are going to lap up every bit of exciting, hair raising, and inspiring lives of America's greatest boxers here. Boxing, also called as the gentleman's sport, is not only one of the highest paying sports, but also sportier, manlier, and most gratifying than most other games. Yes, even sportier than the make believe game of wrestling or the flesh-ripping rugby! America has been home to some of world's boxing heavyweights including the legendary pugilists like Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Mike Tyson, and lot more. These award-winning, millions of dollars worthy boxers not only inspired generations of boxing lovers, but also filmmakers and writers who doled out biopic and biographies dedicated to these ring legends. Let us explore all about their timeline, trivia, and interesting facts in the biographies here.

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 1 Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali
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Birthdate: January 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
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.

 2 Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

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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 3 Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: June 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

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.

 4 Andy Ruiz Jr.

Andy Ruiz Jr.
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 5 Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard
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Famous As: American professional boxer
Birthdate: May 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

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.

 6 Joe Louis

Joe Louis
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Famous As: Former Heavyweight Champion
Birthdate: May 13, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: April 12, 1981
Boxer Joe Louis, or the Brown Bomber, was the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949 and was the longest-reigning (single) heavyweight champion. The International Boxing Research Organization declared him the best heavyweight boxer of all time. He was also a skilled golfer and appeared in a 1952 PGA event.

 7 Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist, Boxer
Birthdate: November 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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 8 Nick Diaz

Nick Diaz
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner, Boxer, Aikidoka, Judoka, Karateka, Kickboxer, Thai boxer
Birthdate: August 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 9 Sugar Ray Robinson

Sugar Ray Robinson
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Famous As: Former Welterweight and Middleweight Boxing Champion
Birthdate: May 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: April 12, 1989

Sugar Ray Robinson was an American boxer. Considered one of the greatest boxers ever, Robinson held a 91-fight unbeaten streak from 1943 to 1951, the third-longest in the history of professional boxing. Also known for his flamboyant and classy lifestyle outside the ring, Sugar Ray Robinson unsuccessfully tried his hand at a career as an entertainer after retiring from boxing.

 10 Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano
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Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: September 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: August 31, 1969
Rocky Marciano, also known as the Brockton Blockbuster, was the world’s only heavyweight champion to remain undefeated till the end of his career and held the heavyweight title from 1952 to 1956. The International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee held the world’s highest heavyweight knockout-to-win ratio at 85.71%.

 11 Oscar De La Hoya

Oscar De La Hoya
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 4, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 12 Tommy Morrison

Tommy Morrison
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Famous As: Boxer, Actor
Birthdate: January 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: September 1, 2013

 13 Terence Crawford

Terence Crawford
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 14 Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 15 Adrien Broner

Adrien Broner
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: July 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Adrien Broner is an American boxer. Regarded as one of the best light-welterweight boxers of his generation, Broner has held several world championships in various weight classes, such as super featherweight, lightweight, light welterweight, and welterweight. He is also known for his crazy antics inside and outside the ring.

 16 Laila Ali

Laila Ali
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Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: December 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

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.

 17 Eddie Alvarez

Eddie Alvarez
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: January 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 18 Jack Johnson (Boxer)

Jack Johnson (Boxer)
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Birthdate: March 31, 1878
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: June 10, 1946

Jack Johnson was an American boxer and one of the most dominant champions of his generation. Considered one of the most influential boxers ever, Jack Johnson became the first African American to win the world heavyweight championship at the peak of the Jim Crow era. He is often credited with influencing popular boxers like Muhammad Ali.

 19 Boxing career of Muhammad Ali

Boxing career of Muhammad Ali
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Famous As: Boxers
Birthdate: January 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: June 3, 2016

 20 Andre Ward

Andre Ward
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Famous As: Boxer, Professional boxer
Birthdate: February 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 21 Vinny Paz

Vinny Paz
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: December 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 22 Gervonta Davis

Gervonta Davis
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 23 Ryan Garcia

Ryan Garcia
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 8, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 24 Eric Esch

Eric Esch
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Famous As: Boxer, Kickboxer, Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: August 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 25 Tony Danza

Tony Danza
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 26 Jake LaMotta

Jake LaMotta
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: July 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: September 19, 2017

 27 Shannon Briggs

Shannon Briggs
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Famous As: Boxer, Actor, Kickboxer
Birthdate: December 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 28 Keith Thurman

Keith Thurman
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 29 Danny Garcia

Danny Garcia
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: March 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 30 Bernard Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 15, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 31 Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 32 Buster Douglas

Buster Douglas
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 33 Micky Ward

Micky Ward
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 34 James J. Braddock

James J. Braddock
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: June 7, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: November 29, 1974

 35 Max Baer

Max Baer
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Famous As: actor, boxer
Birthdate: February 11, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: November 21, 1959

 36 Jack Dempsey

Jack Dempsey
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Famous As: American professional boxer
Birthdate: June 24, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: May 31, 1983

Acknowledged by his rivals as a remarkable hitter, Jack Dempsey was an American heavyweight boxing champion who was known for his powerful punches. The record attendance at his bouts was an indication of his popularity. He was considered as one of the greatest fighters of all time. Born poor and nicknamed Kid Blackie, Jack Dempsey went on to become one of the richest athletes during his time.

 37 Mikey Garcia

Mikey Garcia
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: December 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 38 Thomas Hearns

Thomas Hearns
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 39 Chuck Wepner

Chuck Wepner
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 40 Daniel Jacobs

Daniel Jacobs
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Famous As: boxer
Birthdate: February 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 41 Ken Norton

Ken Norton
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: September 18, 2013

Professional boxer Ken Norton is remembered for his three highly publicized fights with Muhammad Ali, out of which he lost two. Norton was a towering figure in the boxing world and held the WBC heavyweight title in 1978. He was a forward-pressing fighter notable for his unusual stance. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992.

 42 Paulie Malignaggi

Paulie Malignaggi
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 43 Vincent Gigante

Vincent Gigante
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: March 29, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: December 19, 2005

 44 Shane Mosley

Shane Mosley
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 7, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 45 Donald Cerrone

Donald Cerrone
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist, Kickboxer, Boxer, Thai boxer
Birthdate: March 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 46 Richard Boone

Richard Boone
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Famous As: Stage actor, Film actor, Television actor
Birthdate: June 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: January 10, 1981

 47 Sidney Luft

Sidney Luft
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Famous As: Show Business Figure
Birthdate: November 2, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: September 15, 2005
Producer Sidney Luft is remembered for his marriages to Hollywood stars, such as Judy Garland and Lynn Bari. He produced many notable films, such as the 1954 movie A Star is Born, featuring Garland. He had also been a boxer and a Canadian Air Force pilot in the past.

 48 Floyd Mayweather Sr.

Floyd Mayweather Sr.
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 49 Leon Spinks

Leon Spinks
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Famous As: Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Birthdate: July 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 50 Victor Ortiz

Victor Ortiz
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Famous As: Actor, Boxer
Birthdate: January 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American