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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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    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: age 63
    • Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Professional Boxer
    • Credits: Iron Man 2, Sin City, The Expendables, Man on Fire, The Wrestler, + more
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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: age 49
    • Birthplace: Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Athlete, Professional Boxer
    • Credits: The Hangover, The Hangover Part II, Scary Movie 5, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Tyson, + more
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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: The Greatest, Freedom Road, Muhammad Ali Tribute - Celebrity Fight Night & Fighting Irishmen, I Am Ali
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    Dean Martin
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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: USA, Steubenville, Ohio
    • Profession: Businessperson, Songwriter, Comedian, Musician, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Rio Bravo, Get Shorty, Airport, The Cannonball Run, The Sons of Katie Elder, + more
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    Oscar de la Hoya
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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: 24/7, The Next Great Champ, Oscar De La Hoya’s Big Fight Night
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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: Dancing with the Stars, Ridiculousness, 24/7, The Next Great Champ, Life in the 310: Vol. 3
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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: Arthur, Necessary Roughness, Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Big Brother, Blood Salvage
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    George Foreman
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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: age 66
    • Birthplace: Marshall, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Entrepreneur, Author, Actor, Professional Boxer, Minister of religion
    • Credits: The Fighter, When We Were Kings, Play It to the Bone, Family Foreman, Champions Forever: The Definitive Edition, + more
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    Jack Dempsey
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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 of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1895-1983)
    • Birthplace: Manassa, Colorado, United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Boxer
    • Credits: Requiem for a Heavyweight, Daredevil Jack, Dempsey, The Prizefighter and the Lady, Off Limits, + more
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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
    • Profession: Actor, Professional Boxer
    • Credits: This Is the Army, The Phynx, The Super Fight, Spirit of Youth
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    Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao, PLH is a Filipino world champion professional boxer. At 32 he was elected to the Philippine House of Representatives. He has also been involved in basketball, acting, and is a retired singer. He is the first and only eight-division world champion, in which he has won ...more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Kibawe, Philippines
    • Profession: Politician, Film Producer, Actor, Athlete, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Show Me Da Manny, Wam Bam Pac's The Man, Pinoy Records, Totoy Bato, Manny Many Prizes, + more
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    Jake LaMotta
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    Giacobbe "Jake" LaMotta, nicknamed "The Bronx Bull" and "The Raging Bull," is an American retired professional boxer and former World Middleweight Champion. He was portrayed by Robert De Niro in the 1980 film Raging Bull.more

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    • Age: age 94
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Professional Boxer
    • Credits: Raging Bull, Firepower, Confessions of a Psycho Cat, Hangmen, Mob War
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    Sugar Ray Robinson was an American professional boxer. Frequently cited as the greatest boxer of all time, Robinson's performances in the welterweight and middleweight divisions prompted sportswriters to create "pound for pound" rankings, where they compared fighters regardless of weight. He was ...more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1921-1989)
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Boxer
    • Credits: Paper Lion, Candy, The Detective, City Beneath the Sea, The Todd Killings
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    Charles "Chuck" Carmine Zito, Jr., is an American actor, amateur boxer, martial artist, celebrity bodyguard, stuntman, former boxing trainer and former president of the New York chapter of the Hells Angels.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Bodyguard, Radio personality, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: Carlito's Way, Oz, Man on the Moon, 13, Nowhere to Run, + more
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    Sugar Ray Leonard is an actor.more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Professional Boxer
    • Credits: The Fighter, Dancing with the Stars, The Contender, L.A. Heat, Riot, + more
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    Wladimir Klitschko
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    Wladimir Klitschko is a Ukrainian professional boxer who competes in the heavyweight division. He is a multiple-time world champion. Klitschko has held a piece of the world heavyweight championship since 2006, when he defeated Chris Byrd to win the International Boxing Federation world championship. In ...more

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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Semey, Kazakhstan
    • Profession: Professional Boxer
    • Credits: Ocean's Eleven, Pain & Gain, Rabbit Without Ears 2, Horrid Henry: The Movie
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    Gene Tunney
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    James Joseph "Gene" Tunney was an American professional boxer and the world heavyweight champion from 1926–28. Having defeated Jack Dempsey twice, first in 1926 and then in 1927, Tunney's successful title defense against Dempsey remains one of the most famous bouts in boxing history and is known as The ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1897-1978)
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Boxer
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    Vitali Klitschko
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    Vitali Volodymyrovych Klitschko is a Ukrainian politician and the current Mayor of Kiev, head of the Kiev City State Administration and former professional boxer. He is the leader of the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform and a former Member of the Ukrainian Parliament. He is the former WBC, WBO ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Belovodskoye, Kyrgyzstan
    • Profession: Politician, Professional Boxer
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    Joseph William "Joe" Frazier, also known as Smokin' Joe, was an American professional boxer, Olympic gold medalist and Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, whose professional career lasted from 1965 to 1976, with a one-fight comeback in 1981. Frazier emerged as the top contender in the late 1960s, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1944-2011)
    • Birthplace: Beaufort, South Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Professional Boxer
    • Credits: The Simpsons, Rocky, Encino Man, Secret Talents of the Stars, Ghost Fever, + more
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    Michael Clark is a professional boxer. He has twice won the IBC lightweight title. Commonly known by his stagename, "Cold Blood", he has also held the NABF and WBC Continental Americas lightweight titles, the Ohio State title at 135 lbs, 140 lbs, and 147 lbs, and been a challenger for the WBO ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Boxer
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