Boxers

Boxers are the individuals who engage in boxing as a sport professionally. Boxing is a combat sport in which two participants engage in a fist fight while wearing padded gloves and adhere to certain fixed rules of the game. Also known as pugilism and prize fighting, it was considered illegal in several societies before the 19th century—it is still illegal in countries like Norway and Cuba. However today it is a common sport that is part of the Olympic and Commonwealth games and also has its own world championships. Since long boxing has been considered a lucrative career for those who are well built and possess superior endurance and physical strength. Boxing is a physically demanding sport and entails long hours of strenuous training. The daily workout for a boxer could include several miles of running, sessions of punching heavy bags, and rounds of practicing with a partner. They also need to consume a specialized diet high in carbohydrates and protein in order to maintain their physical health and build body mass. Boxing is considered primarily a male sport even though several females have also made their mark in this area. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous Boxers from all over the world.

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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.

 3 Canelo Álvarez

Canelo Álvarez
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Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: July 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Mexican
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. 

 4 Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao
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Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: December 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Filipino

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.

 5 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.

 6 Vasyl Lomachenko

Vasyl Lomachenko
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Ukrainian

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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 7 Andy Ruiz Jr.

Andy Ruiz Jr.
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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 8 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.

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 9 Roy Jones Jr.

Roy Jones Jr.
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American, Russian

 10 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.
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 11 Jorge Masvidal

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

 12 Amir Khan

Amir Khan
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: December 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
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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 13 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

 14 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.

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 15 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%.

 16 Charles Salvador

Charles Salvador
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Famous As: Poet, Autobiographer, Boxer
Birthdate: December 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
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 17 Vitali Klitschko

Vitali Klitschko
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Ukrainian

 18 Oscar De La Hoya

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

Roberto Durán
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Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: June 16, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Panamanian

 20 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
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 21 Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

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

 22 Tony Bellew

Tony Bellew
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 23 Naseem Hamed

Naseem Hamed
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British, Yemeni

 24 Terence Crawford

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

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

 26 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.

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 27 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.

 28 Dillian Whyte

Dillian Whyte
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Jamaican, British
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 29 Eddie Alvarez

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

 30 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.

 31 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

 32 Andre Ward

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

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

 34 David Haye

David Haye
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
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 35 Gervonta Davis

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

 36 Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Kyrgyz
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 37 Ryan Garcia

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

 38 Rubin Carter

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.

 39 Junior dos Santos

Junior dos Santos
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Famous As: Boxer, Mixed martial artist, Coach
Birthdate: January 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Brazilian

 40 Mary Kom

Mary Kom
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Birthdate: March 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian
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.

 41 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

 42 Eric Esch

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

 43 Alexander Gustafsson

Alexander Gustafsson
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Swedish

 44 Tony Danza

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

 45 Jake LaMotta

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

 46 Julio Cesar Chavez

Julio Cesar Chavez
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Famous As: Mexican professional boxer
Birthdate: July 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Mexican

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.

 47 Shannon Briggs

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

 48 Keith Thurman

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

 49 Billy Joe Saunders

Billy Joe Saunders
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 50 Alexander Povetkin

Alexander Povetkin
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Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: September 2, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Russian

Alexander Povetkin is a Russian professional boxer who won an Olympic gold medal for his country in 2004. The current WBC interim heavyweight champion, Povetkin was ranked the fourth-best active heavyweight in the world by The Ring magazine in 2020. Alexander Povetkin is also regarded as one of the best active boxers, pound for pound.

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