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Famous Male Professional Boxers

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This list of famous male professional boxers, features bios and photos, when available. This male professional boxers list contains the most prominent and top men in the professional boxing world. These male professional boxers of note are listed by their level of prominence, and can be sorted by various bits of information like date of birth or birthplace. There are thousands of men working as pro boxers in the world, but this list highlights only the notable ones.

Among the famous boxer names below are, of course, Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson - two of the most famous boxers of all time. The thing Ali and Tyson had in common through their colorful, iconic careers? Both were heavyweight champions of the world.

While this isn't a list of all male professional boxers, it does feature over 1,100 best pro fighters, with pictures of boxers as well. Who are the most famous male professional boxers in the world? Who are the best male professional boxers? The most notable male professional boxers in history and today are shown below. Enjoy this list of well-known, leading male professional boxers.
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    Mickey Rourke

    Philip Andre Rourke, Jr., known as Mickey Rourke, is an American actor, screenwriter, and retired boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in drama, action, and thriller films. During the 1980s, Rourke starred in the comedy-drama Diner, the drama Rumble Fish, the crime-black comedy film The ...more

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    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Professional Boxer
    • Credits: The Wrestler, Iron Man 2, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Immortals
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    Mike Tyson

    Michael Gerard "Mike" Tyson is an American retired professional boxer. Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old. Tyson won his first 19 professional ...more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Athlete, Professional Boxer
    • Credits: Tyson, The Hangover, The Hangover Part II, Rocky Balboa
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    Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Professional Boxers
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    Muhammad Ali is an American former professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history. A controversial and polarizing figure during his early career, Ali is today widely regarded for the skills he displayed in the ring plus the values he exemplified outside ...more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Boxer, Philanthropist, Social activist
    • Credits: When We Were Kings, Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee, A.k.a. Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story
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    Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Professional Boxers
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    Dean Martin was an American singer, actor, comedian, and film producer. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed the "King of Cool" for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assuredness. He and Jerry Lewis were partners in the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1917-1995)
    • Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Songwriter, Comedian, Musician, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: The Dean Martin Show, The Colgate Comedy Hour, Goodfellas, The Big Lebowski
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    Oscar de la Hoya

    Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Professional Boxers
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    Oscar De La Hoya is a retired Mexican American professional boxer. Nicknamed "The Golden Boy," De La Hoya won a gold medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games shortly after graduating from James A. Garfield High School. De La Hoya was born in East Los Angeles, California, and comes from a boxing family. His ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: East Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Author, Professional Boxer
    • Credits: The Mexican-American War, The World Awaits: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather, 26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
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    Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Professional Boxers
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    Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is an American professional boxer. He is currently undefeated as a professional and is a five-division world champion, having won ten world titles and the lineal championship in four different weight classes. Mayweather is a two-time Ring magazine Fighter of the Year; he also won ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Athlete, Professional Boxer
    • Credits: More Than Famous, he World Awaits: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather, WrestleMania XXIV, Think Like a Man Too
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    Evander Holyfield

    Evander Holyfield is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Professional Boxers
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    Evander Holyfield is a retired American professional boxer. He is a former Undisputed World Champion in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions, earning him the nickname "The Real Deal." He is the only four-time World Heavyweight Champion, winning the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles in 1990, the WBA ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Atmore, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Professional Boxer
    • Credits: Champs, Grudge Match, Holyfield vs. Tyson II, Souled Out: The Documentary
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    George Foreman

    George Foreman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Professional Boxers
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    George Edward Foreman (nicknamed "Big George"[2]) (born January 10, 1949) is a retired American professional boxer, former two-time World Heavyweight Champion, Olympic gold medalist, ordained Baptist minister, author, and entrepreneur. After a troubled childhood, Foreman took up boxing and was a gold ...more

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    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Marshall, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Entrepreneur, Author, Actor, Professional Boxer, Minister of religion
    • Credits: When We Were Kings, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Facing Ali, Cinderella Man: The Real Jim Braddock Story
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