Famous Irish Boxers

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Kevin McBride
(Irish Former Professional Boxer)
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Birthdate: May 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Clones, Ireland

Irish boxer Kevin McBride was in his teens when he represented his country in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. His career saw him win many bouts, including the Irish senior heavyweight title. He is perhaps best known for his miraculous win over boxing legend Mike Tyson, former world heavyweight champion.

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Steve Collins
(Irish Former Professional Boxer)
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Birthdate: July 21, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
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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Katie Taylor
(One of Only Eight Boxers in History to Hold all Four Major World Titles in Boxing Simultaneously)
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Birthdate: July 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
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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Andy Lee
(Irish Former Professional Boxer)
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Birthdate: June 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bow, London, England

Born in London, Andy Lee grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and began training as a boxer at age 8. He competed as a 19-year-old at the Athens Olympics. Apart from winning silvers at the EU Championships and the World Junior Championships, he also won a gold at the 2004 European Championship.

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Barry McGuigan
(Irish Former Professional Boxer)
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Birthdate: February 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland

Known as The Clones Cyclone, Irish boxer Barry McGuigan is a former WBA and lineal featherweight champion. He also represented his country in the 1980 Moscow Olympics and won a Commonwealth Games gold, too. Now a boxing manager, he owns Cyclone Promotions and also heads the Professional Boxing Association.

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Gary O'Sullivan
(Irish Professional Boxer)
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Birthdate: July 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
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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Michael Conlan
(Irish Professional Boxer)
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Birthdate: November 19, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Joseph Duffy
(Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
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Birthdate: February 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: County Donegal, Ireland

Former MMA fighter from Ireland, Joseph Duffy soared to fame fighting for Cage Warriors and The Ultimate Fighter. He also competed as a professional boxer. Also known as Irish Joe, he retired from MMA after losing the match at the UFC Fight Island 2 against Joel Álvarez.

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John Fury
(Former Professional Boxer and Father of Two-Time Heavyweight Boxing World Champion Tyson Fury)
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Birthdate: May 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tuam, Ireland

Better known as boxer Tyson Fury’s father and trainer, John Fury was himself as boxer and bare-knuckle fighter in his own right. Also popular as Gypsy John Fury because of his Irish traveler origins, he was once convicted of gouging a man’s eye out during an argument over a beer bottle.

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Mike Perez
(Cuban-Irish Professional Boxer)
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Birthdate: October 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sancti SpĂ­ritus, Cuba
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Kellie Harrington
(Irish Amateur Boxer, Amateur World Champion and an Olympic Gold Medallist)
Kellie Harrington
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Birthdate: December 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Jono Carroll
(Irish Professional Boxer)
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Birthdate: April 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Brendan Ingle
(Irish Boxing Trainer, Manager and Former Professional Boxer)
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Birthdate: June 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: May 25, 2018
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Jimmy McLarnin
(One of the Greatest Irish Boxer of All Time)
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Birthdate: December 19, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hillsborough, County Down, Ireland
Died: October 28, 2004
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Jack Doyle
(Irish Boxer)
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Birthdate: August 31, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cobh, Ireland
Died: December 13, 1978
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Tommy McCarthy
(Irish Professional Boxer)
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Birthdate: November 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
 17 
Michael Gomez
(Former Irish Professional Boxer)
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Birthdate: June 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Longford, Ireland
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Jason Quigley
(Irish Professional Boxer)
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Birthdate: May 19, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ballybofey, Donegal, Ireland
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Jamie Kavanagh
(Irish Professional Boxer)
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Birthdate: May 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Luke Keeler
(Irish Professional Boxer)
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Birthdate: April 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Paddy Ryan
(Irish American Boxer, and Became the Bare-Knuckle American Heavyweight Champion)
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Birthdate: March 15, 1851
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Thurles, Tipperary, Ireland
Died: December 14, 1900
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Michael Carruth
(Southpaw Irish Olympic Boxer)
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Birthdate: July 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Darren Sutherland
(Irish Professional Boxer)
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Birthdate: April 18, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 14, 2009
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John Joe Nevin
(Irish Professional Boxer)
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Birthdate: June 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mullingar, Ireland
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Bernard Dunne
(Irish Former Professional Boxer)
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Birthdate: February 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clondalkin, Dublin, Ireland
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Kenny Egan
(Irish Politician and Boxer)
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Birthdate: January 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Clondalkin, Dublin, Ireland
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Gerard Kavanagh
(Irish Former Boxer and Criminal Who was a Senior Member of the Kinahan Organised Crime Group Run)
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Birthplace: Ireland
Died: September 6, 2014