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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. Boxing fans will also enjoy these rare pictures of young Mike Tyson and famous people who died while boxing. 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. Featuring former boxers, black boxers, and more, this list has them all! 

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.

Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 1 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 ...more

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Age: 75

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

Nationality: 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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#13 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#27 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#1 on The Best Heavyweight Boxers of All Time

#3 on The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Professional Boxers
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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: 50

Birthplace: Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: 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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#12 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#70 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#5 on The Best Heavyweight Boxers of All Time

#11 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepdad

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Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 3 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. ...more

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Age: 44

Birthplace: East Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: 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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#8 on The Best Boxers of the 21st Century

#45 on The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time

#19 on The Best Boxers of All Time

#5 on The Best Hispanic Athletes

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 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 ...more

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Age: 40

Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: 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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#16 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#5 on The Best Boxers of the 21st Century

#25 on Athletes Who Should Get a Reality Show

#32 on The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Evander Holyfield is listed (or ranked) 5 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 ...more

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Atmore, Alabama, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Actor, Professional Boxer

Credits: Champs, Grudge Match, Holyfield vs. Tyson II, Souled Out: The Documentary

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#9 on The Best Heavyweight Boxers of All Time

#56 on The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names

#19 on The Celebrities You Most Want To See Play Survivor

#15 on The Best Boxers of All Time

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George Foreman is listed (or ranked) 6 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 ...more

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Age: 68

Birthplace: Marshall, Texas, United States of America

Nationality: 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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#71 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#42 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

#4 on The Best Heavyweight Boxers of All Time

#9 on The Best Boxers of All Time

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Jack Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Professional Boxers
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William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey, also known as "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", was an American professional boxer, who became a cultural icon of the 1920s. Dempsey held the World Heavyweight Championship from 1919 to 1926, and his aggressive style and exceptional punching power made him one ...more

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Age: Died at 88 (1895-1983)

Birthplace: Manassa, Colorado, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Professional Boxer

Credits: Requiem for a Heavyweight, The Prizefighter and the Lady, Will He Conquer Dempsey?, Daredevil Jack

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#7 on The Best Heavyweight Boxers of All Time

#35 on The Best Boxers of the 1940s

#12 on The Best Boxers of All Time

#9 on The Best Boxers of the 20th Century

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Joe Louis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Professional Boxers
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Joseph Louis Barrow, better known as Joe Louis, was an American professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from 1937 to 1949. He is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. Nicknamed the Brown Bomber, Louis helped elevate boxing from a decline in popularity in the ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1914-1981)

Birthplace: La Fayette, Alabama, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Actor, Professional Boxer

Credits: This Is the Army, The Phynx, The Super Fight, Spirit of Youth

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#2 on The Best Heavyweight Boxers of All Time

#1 on The Best Boxers of the 1940s

#64 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

#5 on The Best Boxers of All Time

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