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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
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Birthdate: June 30, 1966
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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Canelo Álvarez
(Mexican Professional Boxer)
Canelo Álvarez
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Birthdate: July 18, 1990
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. 
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Julio Cesar Chavez
(Mexican Former Professional Boxer and Multiple-Time World Champion in Three Weight Divisions)
Julio Cesar Chavez
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Birthdate: July 4, 1962
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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Jack Dempsey
(One of the Most Popular Boxers in American History)
Jack Dempsey
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Birthdate: June 24, 1895
Birthplace: Manassa, Colorado, United States
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.

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Jake LaMotta
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Birthdate: July 10, 1922
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: September 19, 2017
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Michael Spinks
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Birthdate: July 13, 1956
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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Vitali Klitschko
(Ukrainian Politician and Former Boxer)
Vitali Klitschko
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Birthdate: July 19, 1971
Birthplace: Belovodskoe, Kyrgyzstan

Retired Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko, who is now a politician and the current mayor of Kyiv, is also known for his 6’7” frame. He was once the World Boxing Council world heavyweight title winner and earned the nickname Dr. Ironfist. He also holds a PhD from the physical science department of Kyiv University.

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Israel Adesanya
(New Zealand Mixed Martial Artist and Kickboxer)
Israel Adesanya
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Birthdate: July 22, 1989
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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Ezzard Charles
5
Birthdate: July 7, 1921
Birthplace: Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
Died: May 28, 1975
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Marcel Cerdan
3
Birthdate: July 22, 1916
Birthplace: Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria
Died: October 28, 1949
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Caleb Plant
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Birthdate: July 8, 1992
Birthplace: Ashland City, Tennessee, United States
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Katie Taylor
(Irish Professional Boxer, Former Footballer and Undisputed Lightweight Champion Since 2017)
Katie Taylor
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Birthdate: July 2, 1986
Birthplace: Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland

A 5-time world champion and an Olympic gold medalist, Katie Taylor is one of Ireland’s best boxers. She also has 6 gold medals at the European Championship. Born amid poverty in the coastal town of Bray, to a boxer father, Katie was initially trained by him.

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Carl Froch
(British Former Professional Boxer)
Carl Froch
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Birthdate: July 2, 1977
Birthplace: Nottingham, England

Sky Sports analyst and commentator and former boxer Carl Froch is known for his World Championship bronze and his double English National Championship gold wins, all in the middleweight category. Though he initially loved football, too, he eventually chose boxing as a career option. He is also publicly a flat-Earther.

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Shakur Stevenson
4
Birthdate: June 28, 1997
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA
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Marcos Maidana
(Boxer who competed from 2004 to 2014)
Marcos Maidana
4
Birthdate: July 17, 1983
Birthplace: Margarita, Argentina
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Jarrell Miller
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Birthdate: July 15, 1988
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Screamin' Jay Hawkins
(Singer-songwriter)
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
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Birthdate: July 18, 1929
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: February 12, 2000
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Danny Williams
(British Professional Boxer)
Danny Williams
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Birthdate: July 13, 1973
Birthplace: Brixton, London, England

Best known for his surprise victory against boxing legend Mike Tyson in 2004, former boxer Danny Williams has won countless heavyweight titles, such as the Commonwealth and the British titles. Known to his fans as the Brixton Bomber, he retired in late 2020 owing to health concerns.

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David Price
(Heavyweight boxer who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics)
David Price
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Birthdate: July 6, 1983
Birthplace: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Best known for winning a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, former boxer David Price has also been a 3-time English National champion, a Commonwealth champion, and a EU champion. He retired at age 38, announcing the news on social media, after being inactive for a couple of years.

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Azumah Nelson
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Birthdate: July 19, 1958
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
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Steve Collins
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Birthdate: July 21, 1964
Birthplace: Cabra, Ireland

Regarded as the most successful boxer from Ireland, Steve Collins created history by becoming the first to beat the then-undefeated British boxer Chris Eubank. He has been both a WBO middleweight and super-middleweight champion. He has also been an army boxing coach and has appeared in a film, too.

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Benzino
(Hip hop executive and performer who released his fourth album, The Antidote, in 2007)
Benzino
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Birthdate: July 18, 1965
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Leon Spinks
5
Birthdate: July 11, 1953
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: February 5, 2021
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Gene Fullmer
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Birthdate: July 21, 1931
Birthplace: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Died: April 27, 2015
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Jeff Mayweather
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Birthdate: July 4, 1964
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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Peter Quillin
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Birthdate: June 22, 1983
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Emanuel Steward
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Birthdate: July 7, 1944
Birthplace: Bottom Creek, West Virginia, United States
Died: October 25, 2012
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Rahman Ali
(Boxer)
Rahman Ali
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Birthdate: July 18, 1944
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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Chad Dawson
3
Birthdate: July 13, 1982
Birthplace: Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
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Michael Hunter
3
Birthdate: July 10, 1988
Birthplace: Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States
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Mia St. John
3
Birthdate: June 24, 1967
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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Viddal Riley
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Birthdate: July 7, 1997
Birthplace: Hackney, London, England
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Sandy Saddler
(Professional Boxer)
Sandy Saddler
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Birthdate: June 23, 1926
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 18, 2001
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Frank Sanchez
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Birthdate: July 18, 1992
Birthplace: Guantanamo, Cuba
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Dmitry Pirog
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Birthdate: June 27, 1980
Birthplace: Temryuk, Russia
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Gary O'Sullivan
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Birthdate: July 14, 1984
Birthplace: Mahon, Cork, Republic of Ireland

Boxer Gary O'Sullivan is known for his multiple title wins, including the WBA and WBO championships. A middleweight boxing star, he has also appeared in movies such as Strength and Honour. He used the COVID-19 lockdown to gain new tactics and wishes to manage boxers post-retirement.

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Steve Cunningham
3
Birthdate: July 15, 1976
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Mickey Walker
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Birthdate: July 13, 1901
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 28, 1981
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Yordenis Ugás
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Birthdate: July 14, 1986
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
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Javier Fortuna
2
Birthdate: July 15, 1989
Birthplace: La Romana, Dominican Republic
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James Tillis
3
Birthdate: July 5, 1957
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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Mikaela Mayer
2
Birthdate: July 4, 1990
Birthplace: West Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
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Shannon Courtenay
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Birthdate: July 3, 1993
Birthplace: Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, England

Former WBA female bantamweight title holder Shannon Courtenay had her title revoked after failing to make it to the specified weight category for her fight against Jamie Mitchell. She later blamed her menstrual cycle for her sudden weight gain of 2.5lbs. She has also been dubbed The Baby Face Assassin.

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Cleveland Williams
3
Birthdate: June 30, 1933
Birthplace: Griffin, Georgia, United States
Died: September 10, 1999
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Lou Savarese
5
Birthdate: July 14, 1965
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Juan Manuel López
(Former Puerto Rican Professional Boxer )
Juan Manuel López
3
Birthdate: June 30, 1983
Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
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Freddie Mills
(English Boxer and World Light Heavyweight Champion from 1948 to 1950)
Freddie Mills
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Birthdate: June 26, 1919
Birthplace: Bournemouth, Hampshire, England
Died: July 25, 1965

Known as Fearless Freddie, Freddie Mills was not just a successful middleweight and light-heavyweight boxer, but also fought in the heavyweight category. Post-retirement, he ran a nightclub and appeared in movies and shows. He apparently shot himself to death later, though many believe he was murdered.

Egidijus Kavaliauskas
2
Birthdate: June 29, 1988
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
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Seniesa Estrada
3
Birthdate: June 26, 1992
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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John Ryder
(Boxer)
John Ryder
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Birthdate: July 19, 1988
Birthplace: Islington, London, England