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List of notable or famous professional boxers from Puerto Rico, with bios and photos, including the top professional boxers born in Puerto Rico and even some popular professional boxers who immigrated to Puerto Rico. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Puerto Rican professional boxers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These professional boxers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known professional boxer from Puerto Rico is included when available.

List features people like Wilfredo Gómez, Félix Trinidad and more!

This historic professional boxers from Puerto Rico list can help answer the questions "Who are some Puerto Rican professional boxers of note?" and "Who are the most famous professional boxers from Puerto Rico?" These prominent professional boxers of Puerto Rico may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Puerto Rican professional boxers.

Use this list of renowned Puerto Rican professional boxers to discover some new professional boxers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (12 items)
Carlos de León is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Professional Boxers from Puerto Rico
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Carlos de León, also known as "Sugar" de Leon, is a Puerto Rican former boxer who made history by becoming the first Cruiserweight to win the world title twice. Subsequently, he kept breaking his own record for the most times as Cruiserweight champion by regaining it twice more. ...more

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Age: 56

Birthplace: Puerto Rico

Profession: Professional Boxer

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#34 on The Best Boxers of the 1980s

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Carlos Ortíz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Professional Boxers from Puerto Rico
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Carlos Ortíz is a Puerto Rican professional boxing champion. Ortíz earned three world boxing championship titles, two in the lightweight division and once in the Jr. Welterweights. Along with Félix "Tito" Trinidad, Miguel Cotto, Wilfredo Gómez, Héctor "Macho" Camacho, and Wilfred Benítez, Ortíz is ...more

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Age: 79

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Profession: Professional Boxer

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#14 on The Best Lightweight Boxers of All Time

#24 on The Best Boxers of the 1950s

#16 on The Best Boxers of the 1960s

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Daniel Santos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Professional Boxers from Puerto Rico
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Daniel Santos is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. As an amateur Santos represented Puerto Rico in international events, including the 1990 and 1992 Junior World Championships, Pan American Boxing Tournament, Goodwill Games, 1995 Pan American Games and the 1996 Summer Olympics, where he won a ...more

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Age: 40

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Profession: Professional Boxer

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Eric Morel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Professional Boxers from Puerto Rico
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Eric Arturo Morel is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. He is a former World Boxing Association flyweight champion. ...more

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Age: 40

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Profession: Professional Boxer

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Félix Trinidad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Professional Boxers from Puerto Rico
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Juan Félix "Tito" Trinidad García is a retired Puerto Rican professional boxer, considered one of the best in Puerto Rico's history. After winning five National Amateur Championships in Puerto Rico, he debuted as a professional when he was 17. He won his first world championship when he defeated ...more

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Fajardo, United States of America

Profession: Professional Boxer

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#13 on The Best Boxers of the 21st Century

#58 on The Best Boxers of All Time

#56 on The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

#14 on The Best Boxers of the 1990s

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John Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Professional Boxers from Puerto Rico
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John "The Quietman" Ruiz is an American former professional boxer. Ruiz is the first Latino heavyweight champion and former two-time WBA heavyweight champion. After a professional career spanning over 18 years, Ruiz officially announced his retirement from the sport at a press conference on April ...more

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Boston, Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Professional Boxer

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#63 on The Best Boxers of the 1990s

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Jose De Jesus is a retired professional boxer in the light flyweight division. ...more

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Age: 47

Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico

Profession: Professional Boxer

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Kermit Cintrón is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Professional Boxers from Puerto Rico
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Kermit Cintrón is a Puerto Rican boxer who is from Carolina, Puerto Rico. Cintrón is trained by Ronnie Shields and managed by Josh Dubin. He is promoted by Top Rank. ...more

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Age: 36

Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico

Profession: Professional Boxer

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