Juan Manuel Márquez is a Mexican former boxer who became only the third Mexican boxer to win world championship titles in four weight classes. Counted among the greatest boxers of all time, Márquez was renowned for his toughness, speed, and technical skills. In 2020, Juan Manuel Márquez was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Kostya Tszyu is a former boxer who held multiple light-welterweight championships. Renowned for his punching power, Tszyu is considered one of the hardest-punching boxers in the history of light-welterweight boxing. He represented the Soviet Union at the 1991 World Championships, where he won a gold medal. In 2010, Tszyu was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Born into a Romani traveling community, Billy Joe Saunders is the great-grandson of popular bare-knuckle boxer Absolom Beeney. The British boxer has competed in the Olympics and has been a EU and Commonwealth welterweight champion. He has also been in the news for brawls and behavioral issues.
One of the most consistent boxers of his time, Mexican boxer Érik Morales was the first from his country to earn world titles in 4 different weight categories. Nicknamed El Terrible, the boxing legend created a controversy after testing positive for a banned drug in 2012. He later stepped into politics.
The son of renowned British boxer Chris Eubank, Chris Eubank Jr. is a star the middleweight and super-middleweight categories. He moved to the US at age 16 and began his amateur boxing career there. He once revealed he cried the entire day when he learned of his brother Sebastian’s death.
Mickey Cohen was a gangster who became involved with the Chicago Outfit before running multiple businesses like casinos, nightclubs, gas stations, and floral shops. His association with the underworld and his violent methods make him a popular choice for gangster character in crime films; he has been portrayed by popular actors in films like Bugsy, L.A. Confidential, and Gangster Squad.
Alexander Povetkin is a Russian professional boxer who won an Olympic gold medal for his country in 2004. The current WBC interim heavyweight champion, Povetkin was ranked the fourth-best active heavyweight in the world by The Ring magazine in 2020. Alexander Povetkin is also regarded as one of the best active boxers, pound for pound.
Known as the Blonde Bomber to her fans, Australian boxer and female super-bantamweight champion Ebanie Bridges had begun training in karate at age 5 and had then moved on to kickboxing, Muay Thai, and eventually competitive bodybuilding. She is a qualified math teacher and speaks 5 languages, too.
One of the most successful amateur boxers in the US, Michael Bentt earned countless medals, including a World Cup bronze and a North American Championship gold. Following his retirement, he joined Northampton College and also stepped into acting, with memorable roles in films such as Ali.
Initially a kindergarten teacher, Pat Coombs later established herself as a prominent comedian. Known for her work on both TV and radio, she later gained fame with shows such as EastEnders. After being diagnosed with osteoporosis, she began campaigning for the National Osteoporosis Society to spread awareness about the ailment.
Ashley Theophane is a British professional boxer who held the British super lightweight title from 2011 to 2012. He has fought in 12 countries and has claimed 50 professional victories during a 17-year career. He spent five years as a member of Floyd Mayweather’s Mayweather Promotions. He later turned an author with his autobiography, Raised By The Hood.