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.
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is an Icelandic actor and former professional strongman. He inspired a number of Icelandic strongmen by becoming the first person to win the World's Strongest Man, Europe's Strongest Man, and Arnold Strongman Classic in the same calendar year. His popularity as a strongman earned him the role of Gregor Clegane in the popular series Game of Thrones.
Mikey Garcia is a boxer who has held several world championships in four different weight divisions. From 2013 to 2014, he held the WBO junior lightweight title. From 2018 to 2020, he held the lineal junior welterweight title. He has also held the WBO featherweight title. In 2020, he was ranked the sixth-best active welterweight in the world by BoxRec.
Vinny Paz is an American retired boxer who held world titles in the light middleweight and lightweight classes. Paz is best known for making a comeback after suffering two fractured vertebrae in his neck. The comeback inspired the 2016 sports film Bleed for This. In addition to his boxing career, Paz has also appeared on TV shows like Police Academy.
Known for his collaborations with director John Ford, actor Victor McLaglen was a favorite of audiences of Westerns and even bagged an Oscar for his performance as Gypo Nolan in The Informer. Earlier, he was a carnival boxer and would often use the nickname Sharkey for his bouts.
Donovan Ruddock is a Jamaican-born Canadian retired boxer. Renowned for his exceptionally heavy punching, Ruddock was featured on The Ring magazine's 100 Greatest Punchers of All-Time list. Donovan Ruddock is also known for his famous fights against Mike Tyson in 1991 and Lennox Lewis in 1992.
Former boxer Tony Bellew has been a WBC cruiserweight champion and is also a 3-time amateur English National champion. The biracial boxer has also been part of the reality show Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins and has also portrayed Ricky Conlan in the American sports drama Creed.
José Luis Castillo is a Mexican retired professional boxer who held the WBC title twice in the lightweight division. He is often counted among the best lightweights of his generation. Castillo is perhaps best known for his fight against Diego Corrales in 2005, for which he won the Fight of the Year award from the Boxing Writers Association of America.
Apart from winning a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, former middleweight boxer Anthony Ogogo has also bagged a Commonwealth Games silver. Now a wrestler, he represents All Elite Wrestling. Popular on TV, too, he teamed up with Oti Mabuse to appear on the dance reality show Strictly Come Dancing.
Eduard Folayang is a Filipino wushu practitioner and mixed martial artist. He is best known for winning a bronze medal at the 2005 World Championships. He also went on to win a silver medal at the 2006 Asian Games. Eduard Folayang has also had success in ONE Championship; he has won two ONE Lightweight World Championship titles so far.
Abner Mares is a Mexican-born American boxer best known for his multiple world championship reigns in three different weight classes. He has held important titles like the IBF bantamweight title, WBC super-bantamweight title, WBC featherweight title, and WBA (Regular) featherweight title. Mares has represented Mexico at international tournaments, including the 2003 Pan American Games where he won a silver medal.
Mike McCallum is a Jamaican retired boxer who held three world championship titles between 1984 and 1995. From 1984 to 1988, he held the WBA super welterweight title. A hard-hitting boxer, Mike McCallum was made an inductee of the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2003.
Douglas Nicholls was an Australian athlete, ceremonial officer, and Churches of Christ pastor. Nicholls served as an inspiration to the Aboriginal Australian community, Yorta Yorta. In 1972, he became the first Aboriginal Australian to receive the title of Knight Bachelor.