Famous Black Boxers

 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 Roy Jones Jr.

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American, Russian

 3 Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 4 Errol Spence Jr.

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Famous As: Professional boxer
Birthdate: March 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 5 Evander Holyfield

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 6 Deontay Wilder

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Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: October 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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.

 7 Lennox Lewis

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Famous As: Professional boxer
Birthdate: September 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian, British
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.
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 8 George Foreman

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Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: January 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Known to his fans as "Big George,” boxer George Foreman won the world heavyweight champion twice and also gas an Olympic gold medal to his credit. Multidimensional in his pursuits, the international boxing hall-of-famer has also been a Christian minister, invented a fat-reducing grill, and written several books, including cookbooks.

 9 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.

 10 Joe Frazier

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: November 7, 2011
Joe Frazier, nicknamed “Smokin' Joe,” was a star heavyweight champion who won the boxing gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Known for his legendary 1971 “Fight of the Century” against Muhammad Ali and his defeat in the “Thrilla in Manila,” Frazier had scored 32 wins in his career.

 11 Larry Holmes

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

 12 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.

 13 Buster Douglas

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

 14 Rubin Carter

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: May 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Canadian
Died: April 20, 2014

Rubin Carter was an American-Canadian boxer whose boxing career was overshadowed by his murder conviction; after serving almost 20 years of prison term, it was revealed that he was wrongfully convicted of murder. His autobiography, The Sixteenth Round, which he had written during his time in prison, inspired the 1999 film, The Hurricane, where Denzel Washington played Rubin Carter.

 15 Joe Louis

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Famous As: Former Heavyweight Champion
Birthdate: May 13, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: April 12, 1981

 16 Shawn Porter

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 17 Dillian Whyte

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Jamaican, British

 18 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 Sonny Liston

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Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: May 8, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: December 30, 1970

 20 Bernard Hopkins

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

 21 Keith Thurman

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

 22 Riddick Bowe

Riddick Bowe
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Famous As: Boxer, Kickboxer
Birthdate: August 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 23 Andre Ward

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

 24 Chris Eubank

Chris Eubank
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 25 Shannon Briggs

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

 26 Frank Bruno

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 16, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 27 Claressa Shields

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: March 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 28 Chris Eubank Jr.

Chris Eubank Jr.
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Famous As: Professional boxer
Birthdate: September 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 29 Shane Mosley

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

 30 Thomas Hearns

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

 31 Shakur Stevenson

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: June 28, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 32 Antonio Tarver

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 21, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 33 Ken Norton

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

 34 James Toney

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 35 Zab Judah

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 36 Hasim Rahman

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 37 Michael Spinks

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: July 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 38 Floyd Patterson

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: May 11, 2006

 39 Leon Spinks

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

 40 Timothy Bradley

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Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: August 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 41 Roger Mayweather

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 42 Oliver McCall

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 43 Pernell Whitaker

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 44 Robert Earl Jones

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 3, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: September 7, 2006

 45 Earnie Shavers

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 46 Tony Yoka

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French

 47 Andre Berto

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Haitian, American

 48 Michael Moorer

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 12, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 49 Archie Moore

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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: December 13, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: December 9, 1998

 50 Ray Mercer

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Famous As: Boxer, Kickboxer
Birthdate: April 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American