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.
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.
Rubin Carter was an American-Canadian boxer whose boxing career was overshadowed by his murder conviction; after serving almost 20 years of prison term, it was revealed that he was wrongfully convicted of murder. His autobiography, The Sixteenth Round, which he had written during his time in prison, inspired the 1999 film, The Hurricane, where Denzel Washington played Rubin Carter.
Bulgarian professional boxer Kubrat Pulev has so-far won several titles in super-heavyweight division. These include at the Men’s 2008 European Amateur Boxing Championships and at the Strandzha Cup in 2005, 2006 and 2008. He was one of the two boxers who represented Bulgaria at the 2008 Olympics. Pulev has challenged for the unified heavyweight title in 2014 and in 2020.
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.
Breidis Prescott is a Colombian boxer who competes in the lightweight and welterweight divisions. He achieved international fame in 2008 when he defeated the then-undefeated boxer Amir Khan, which earned him the nickname The Khanqueror.
One of Britain’s greatest heavyweight boxers, Henry Cooper was known for his signature move, the left hook known as Enry's 'Ammer. Known for his warm personality, he was liked even by his opponents. He almost won against Muhammad Ali in 1963 and 1966. He remains the only boxer to be knighted.
Vanes Martirosyan is an Armenian-born American former professional boxer who was active from 2005 to 2019. An eight-time national champion, Martirosyan represented the US at the 2004 Olympic Games at the age of 18. Vanes Martirosyan ended his amateur career with only 10 losses and 120 wins.
Beijing Olympic silver medalist Zhang Zhilei is one of the most popular boxers from China. Also known by his nickname Big Bang, he has two World Championship bronze medals and one Asian Games gold medal in his kitty, too. He now stays in New Jersey, US.
Kell Brook is an English professional boxer who held the International Boxing Federation (IBF) welterweight title between 2014 and 2017. Brook, who had also held the British welterweight title between 2008 and 2010, was named the best active welterweight in the world by The Ring magazine in May 2017.
Donnie Nietes is the longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion. A quadruple champion, Nietes held the WBO mini-flyweight title, WBO junior-flyweight title, IBF flyweight title, and WBO junior-bantamweight title between 2007 and 2019. In 2015, Donnie Nietes was named Sportsman of the Year by the Philippine Sportswriters Association.