TRENDING List of Famous Professional Boxers

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List of famous professional boxers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top professional boxers in the world? This includes the most prominent professional boxers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable professional boxers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic professional boxers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned professional boxers.

Parvati Shallow and Muhammad Ali are included in this list.

From reputable, prominent, and well known professional boxers to the lesser known professional boxers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the professional boxer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous professional boxers ever?" and "What are the names of famous professional boxers?" then you're in the right place. (1399 items)
Parvati Shallow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
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Parvati Shallow is a television personality and was the $1,000,000 winner of the reality television series Survivor: Micronesia. She had previously competed in Survivor: Cook Islands where she placed sixth, and later was the runner-up in Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. From July 5, 2011 to December ...more

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Vero Beach, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Professional Boxer

Credits: Survivor, Survivor After Show, Into the Blue 2: The Reef, Around the World for Free

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#1 on The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played

#1 on The All-Time Greatest Survivor Winners

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Mickey Rourke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous 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 ...more

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Age: 64

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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#94 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#16 on Celebrities Who Just Seem Crazy to You

#88 on The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

#97 on If You Fought To The Death, Who Would You Want By Your Side?

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Bob Hope is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
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Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS, was an English-born American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in over 70 films and shorts, including a series of "Road" movies co-starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy ...more

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Age: Died at 100 (1903-2003)

Birthplace: Eltham, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Author Athlete, + more

Credits: The Bob Hope Show, The 50th Annual Academy Awards, Bob Hope: The First 90 Years, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

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#63 on The Funniest People of All Time

#49 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#5 on The Best Oscar Hosts Ever

#86 on The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews

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Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous 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

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Athlete, Professional Boxer

Credits: Tyson, The Hangover, The Hangover Part II, Rocky Balboa

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#38 on The Best Boxers of the 21st Century

#65 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#5 on The Best Heavyweight Boxers of All Time

#12 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

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Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous 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

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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#2 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#1 on The Best Heavyweight Boxers of All Time

#13 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#3 on The Funniest Professional Athletes

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Laila Ali is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
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Laila Amaria Ali is a retired undefeated American professional boxer. She is the daughter of retired heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali with his third wife, Veronica Porsche Ali. Laila is the eighth of her father's nine children and his youngest daughter. ...more

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Age: 39

Birthplace: Miami Beach, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Manicurist, Actor, Athlete, Professional Boxer

Credits: American Gladiators, Daddy's Girl, All in with Laila Ali, BET Awards 2010

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#2 on The Greatest Female Boxers of All Time

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Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous 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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#78 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#26 on The Best Singers of All Time

#19 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#83 on The Funniest People of All Time

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Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous 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

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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#7 on The Best Boxers of the 21st Century

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

#19 on The Best Boxers of All Time

#15 on The Best Hispanic Athletes

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