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.
Andre Ward is an American retired boxer who held several world titles in two weight divisions. When he was the light heavyweight champion, Andre Ward was adjudged the best active boxer, pound for pound, by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. Credited with winning an Olympic gold for America, Andre Ward was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2021.
Danny García is an American boxer who has held several world championship titles in two weight divisions. Between 2012 and 2015, he held lineal light-welterweight titles, WBC title, and the unified WBA (Super). Between 2016 and 2017, he held the WBC welterweight title. In 2020, García was ranked the seventh-best-active welterweight in the world by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
Boxer and mixed martial artist, Claressa Shields, reigned as the undisputed female middleweight champion from 2019 to 2020. She has previously held multiple WBA, WBC, and IBF female middleweight titles. She is also the first American boxer to win consecutive Olympic medals. She was named the Female Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2018.
Carl Frampton is a British former professional boxer who won the silver medal at the Men's 2007 European Union Amateur Boxing Championships where he represented Ireland. He held the IBF super-bantamweight and WBA (Unified) titles between 2014 and 2016. From 2016 to 2017, he held the WBA (Super) featherweight title.
Former Commonwealth middleweight champion Michael Watson had started boxing at age 14. A near-fatal brain injury in a fight against Chris Eubank in 1991 left him in a coma for 40 days. Though he recovered later, he never went back to the ring and won damages worth almost £1 million for the mishap.
Though born in Hungary, boxer Joe Bugner later gained citizenships of Australia and the UK, too. Known for fighting bouts against the likes of Muhammad Ali, he also won the European heavyweight championship. He later gained popularity as an actor, too, with films such as Street Fighter.
Known to fans as The Tijuana Tornado, Mexican-American boxer Antonio Margarito once held multiple welterweight world titles. He was suspended by the California State Athletic Commission when he was found to have planned to injure Shane Mosley with a plaster-like substance kept inside his hand wraps.
Arthur Abraham is an Armenian-German retired boxer who was active from 2003 to 2018. Between 2005 and 2009, Abraham held multiple world championships, including the IBF middleweight title. Between 2012 and 2016, he held the WBO super-middleweight title on two separate occasions. In 2009, Arthur Abraham was named Berlin Sportsman of the Year.
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.
Danny Green is an Australian retired boxer who held several titles like the WBA light-heavyweight title, the WBC interim super-middleweight title, and the IBO cruiserweight title. Green's career inspired a 2006 documentary titled The Fight Game. An avid surfer, Green saved a man's life at Yallingup beach for which he was honored with a bravery award by the Australian Government.
Romanian-Canadian former professional boxer Lucian Bute is best known for winning the IBF super-middleweight title for the first time in 2007 and then defending it successfully for nine consecutive times before losing it to Carl Froch in May 2012. He was given the number one ranking in the division by the American boxing magazine called The Ring.
Known by nicknames such as Pretty Boy and Mean Machine, boxer Roy Shaw was once imprisoned for a violent robbery but escaped by stealing the prison doctor’s car and then fought under the pseudonym Roy West. He eventually spent 18 years in prison for robbery. He also experimented with the property business.
Daniel Geale is an Australian boxer who held the IBF and WBA (Super) titles between 2011 and 2013. From 2007 to 2009, he also held the IBO middleweight title. Before turning professional, Geale won a gold medal for Australia at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester where he took part in the welterweight event.