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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Famous As: Boxer
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.

 2 Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson.
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: June 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S

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.

 3 Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury.
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wythenshawe, Manchester, England

 4 Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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Famous As: Boxer
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.

 5 Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua.
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Famous As: Boxer
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.

 6 Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder.
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Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: October 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa
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.
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 7 Gennady Golovkin

Gennady Golovkin.
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Famous As: Professional boxer
Birthdate: April 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Karaganda, 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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 8 Andy Ruiz Jr.

Andy Ruiz Jr.
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Imperial Valley, California, United States
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 9 Wladimir Klitschko

Wladimir Klitschko.
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: March 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Semey

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.

 10 Canelo Álvarez

Canelo Álvarez.
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Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: July 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, 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. 
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 11 Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao.
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Famous As: Professional Boxer
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.

 12 Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: July 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
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 13 George Foreman

George Foreman.
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Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: January 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marshall, Texas, United States

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.

 14 Ryan Garcia

Ryan Garcia.
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 8, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Victorville, California
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 15 Vasyl Lomachenko

Vasyl Lomachenko.
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Famous As: Boxer
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.

 16 Amir Khan

Amir Khan.
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: December 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bolton, United Kingdom
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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 17 Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke.
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Famous As: Actor, Boxer
Birthdate: September 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States
An amateur boxer in his early days, Mickey Rourke later deviated to acting, mostly starring in action movies and thrillers. He went back to his former love, boxing, in 1991, only to retire in 1994. He then stunned his fans with his Academy Award-nominated role in The Wrestler.

 18 Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Atmore, Alabama, United States
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 19 Lennox Lewis

Lennox Lewis .
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Famous As: Professional boxer
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.

 20 Roy Jones Jr.

Roy Jones Jr.
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States
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 21 Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano.
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Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: September 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brockton
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%.

 22 Charles Salvador

Charles Salvador
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Famous As: Poet, Autobiographer, Boxer
Birthdate: December 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Luton

 23 Oscar De La Hoya

Oscar De La Hoya
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 4, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montebello, California, United States

 24 Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier.
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beaufort
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.
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 25 Tommy Morrison

Tommy Morrison
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gravette, Arkansas, United States
Died: September 1, 2013

 26 Roberto Durán

Roberto Durán
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Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: June 16, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Guararé, Panama
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 27 Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard.
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Famous As: American professional boxer
Birthdate: May 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rocky Mount

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.

 28 Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
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 29 Tony Bellew

Tony Bellew
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toxteth, Liverpool, England

 30 Naseem Hamed

Naseem Hamed
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sheffield

 31 Eddie Alvarez

Eddie Alvarez
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: January 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 32 Laila Ali

Laila Ali.
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Famous As: Professional Boxer
Birthdate: December 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.

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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 33 Errol Spence Jr.

Errol Spence Jr.
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Famous As: Professional boxer
Birthdate: March 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States

 34 Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bishkek Frunze, Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union (now Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)
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 35 Adrien Broner

Adrien Broner.
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: July 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cincinnati

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.

 36 Vitali Klitschko

Vitali Klitschko
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belovodskoe, Kyrgyzstan
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 37 Andre Ward

Andre Ward
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

 38 Vinny Paz

Vinny Paz
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: December 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cranston, Rhode Island, United States

 39 Donald Cerrone

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

 40 Terence Crawford

Terence Crawford
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: September 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

 41 Gervonta Davis

Gervonta Davis
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 42 David Haye

David Haye
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London

 43 Joe Louis

Joe Louis.
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Famous As: Former Heavyweight Champion
Birthdate: May 13, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: La Fayette
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.

 44 Dillian Whyte

Dillian Whyte
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port Antonio, Jamaica

 45 Chris Eubank

Chris Eubank
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dulwich

 46 Junior dos Santos

Junior dos Santos
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Famous As: Boxer, Mixed martial artist, Coach
Birthdate: January 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Caçador, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil

 47 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
Birthplace: Ailey, Georgia
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.

 48 Eric Esch

Eric Esch
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 49 Jack Johnson (Boxer)

Jack Johnson (Boxer).
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Birthdate: March 31, 1878
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Texas
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.

 50 Alexander Gustafsson

Alexander Gustafsson
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: January 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arboga, Sweden
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