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Famous Boxers from Canada

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List of famous boxers from Canada, listed alphabetically with photos of the boxers when available. Canada has produced some very talented boxers over the years, including heavyweights, light heavyweights, cruiserweights, featherweights and flyweights. These are some of the best Canadian boxers to ever live, so if you're a native of Canada and are aspiring to box professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular boxer from Canada then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Canadian boxers?" and "Which boxers are from Canada?"

You can click on the names of these legendary boxers of Canada in order to get more information about each one. If you box or just love the sport then use this list of talented Canadian boxers to find some new athletes to watch.
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Lennox Lewis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Age: 54

Birthplace: West Ham

Nationality: United Kingdom, Canada

Weight Division: Heavyweight

Lennox Claudius Lewis , (born 2 September 1965) is a retired professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2003. He is a three-time world heavyweight champion, a two-time lineal champion, and ...more

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Jimmy McLarnin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Dec. at 97 (1907-2004)

Birthplace: Hillsborough, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada

Weight Division: Welterweight

James Archibald McLarnin (19 December 1907 – 28 October 2004) was an Irish-Canadian professional boxer who became a two-time welterweight world champion and an International Boxing Hall of Fame ...more

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George Dixon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Dec. at 38 (1870-1908)

Birthplace: Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Weight Division: Featherweight

George Dixon (July 29, 1870 – January 6, 1908) was a Canadian professional boxer. After winning the Bantamweight title in 1892, Dixon became the first ever black to win a World Championship in ...more

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Tommy Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Dec. at 78 (1870-1948)

Birthplace: Redwood, New York

Nationality: United States of America, Canada

Weight Division: Welterweight, Middleweight

Tommy Ryan (March 31, 1870 – August 3, 1948) was a famed American World Welterweight, and World Middleweight boxing champion who fought from 1887 to 1907. His simultaneously holding records in ...more

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Tommy Burns is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Dec. at 74 (1881-1955)

Birthplace: Hanover, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Weight Division: Heavyweight

Tommy Burns (June 17, 1881 – May 10, 1955), born Noah Brusso, is the only Canadian-born World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. The first to travel the globe in defending his title, Tommy made 11 ...more
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Lou Brouillard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Dec. at 73 (1911-1984)

Birthplace: Québec, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Weight Division: Welterweight, Middleweight

Lucien Pierre Brouillard, better known as Lou Brouillard, (May 23, 1911 – September 14, 1984), was a Canadian professional boxer who held the World Welterweight Title and a version of the World ...more

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Arturo Gatti is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Dec. at 37 (1972-2009)

Birthplace: Cassino, Italy

Nationality: Canada, Italy

Weight Division: Super featherweight, Light welterweight

Arturo Gatti (April 15, 1972 – July 11, 2009) was an Italian-Canadian professional boxer who competed from 1991 to 2007. Nicknamed "Thunder," Gatti was known for his heart and bravery ...more

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George Chuvalo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Age: 82

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Nationality: Canada

George Louis Chuvalo, CM (born September 12, 1937) is a retired Canadian professional boxer who was a five-time Canadian heavyweight champion, and two-time world heavyweight title challenger. ...more

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Johnny Coulon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Dec. at 84 (1889-1973)

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Weight Division: Bantamweight

John Frederic Coulon (February 12, 1889 – October 29, 1973) was the World Bantamweight Champion from March 6, 1910, when he wrested the crown from England's Jim Kendrick, until June 3, 1914, ...more
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Ian Clyde is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Age: 63

Birthplace: Verdun, Quebec, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Ian Clyde (born May 15, 1956 in Verdun, Quebec) is a retired boxer from Canada, who represented his native country at the 1976 Summer Olympics. After defeating Charlie Magri of Great Britain, he ...more
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Asif Dar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Age: 53

Nationality: Canada, Pakistan

Asif Kamran Dar (born April 16, 1966) is a former boxer from Pakistan, competing in the lightweight (– 60 kg) division. He was born in Quetta. A resident of Toronto, Ontario he represented ...more
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Jack Delaney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Dec. at 48 (1900-1948)

Birthplace: Québec, Canada

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Jack Delaney (March 19, 1900 – November 27, 1948) was a world light heavyweight boxing champion and contender for the heavyweight crown. One of the most popular fighters of the 1920s, the French ...more
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Jean Pascal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Age: 37

Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Nationality: Canada, Haiti

Weight Division: Light heavyweight

Jean-Thenistor Pascal (born October 28, 1982) is a Haitian Canadian professional boxer. He has held the WBA interim light-heavyweight title since August 2019, previously held the WBC, IBO, The ...more
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Michael Strange is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Age: 49

Birthplace: Ontario, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Michael Vincent "Mike" Strange (born August 6, 1970 in Niagara Falls, Ontario) is a retired boxer from Canada, competing in the light welterweight (< 64 kg) division. He represented ...more
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Trevor Berbick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Dec. at 52 (1954-2006)

Birthplace: Port Antonio, Jamaica

Nationality: Canada, Jamaica

Weight Division: Heavyweight

Trevor Berbick (August 1, 1954 – October 28, 2006) was a Jamaican Canadian professional boxer who competed from 1976 to 2000. He won the WBC heavyweight title in 1986 by defeating Pinklon ...more

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Egerton Marcus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Age: 54

Birthplace: Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Guyana

Nationality: Canada

Egerton Marcus (born February 2, 1965 in Goed Fortuin, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, British Guiana) is a Canadian retired boxer who won the silver medal in the Middleweight division (71–75 ...more
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Frederick Garfield Gilmo... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Dec. at 82 (1887-1969)

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Weight Division: Featherweight

Frederick Garfield "Fred" Gilmore (May 22, 1887 – March 17, 1969) was an American featherweight professional boxer who competed in the early twentieth century. He won a bronze medal in ...more
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Troy Amos-Ross is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Age: 44

Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana

Nationality: Canada

Troy Amos-Ross (born July 17, 1975 in Georgetown, Guyana) is a Guyanese Canadian boxer, currently residing in Brampton, Ontario. He competed in the light heavyweight (< 81 kg) division at the ...more
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Horace Gwynne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Dec. at 89 (1912-2001)

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Horace "Lefty" Gwynne (October 5, 1912 – April 16, 2001) was a bantamweight professional boxer from Canada, who competed in the 1930s and won the gold medal at the 1932 Summer ...more
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David Defiagbon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Age: 49

Birthplace: Sapele, Delta, Nigeria

Nationality: Canada, Nigeria

David Dejiro Defiagbon (12 June 1970 – 24 November 2018) was a Nigerian boxer. Nicknamed "The Dream", Defiagbon fought for Canada and won the heavyweight silver medal at the 1996
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Shawn O'Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Age: 57

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Shawn O'Sullivan (born May 9, 1962 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian boxer who won gold at the World Amateur Championships in 1981 and the light middleweight silver medal at the 1984 ...more
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Chris Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Age: 48

Birthplace: Jamaica

Nationality: Canada

Weight Division: Middleweight

Chris Omar Johnson (born August 8, 1971 in Manchester, Jamaica) is a Jamaican-born boxer, who won a middleweight bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics for Canada. In 1990 he won the gold ...more
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Daniel Stanislavjevic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Age: 48

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Daniel Stanislavjevic (born July 9, 1971) is an American middleweight boxer. His current record is 8-18-3. Stanislavjevic was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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Tokunbo Olajide is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Age: 43

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Tokunbo Olugbala Olajide (born December 5, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired Light Middleweight boxer. He is of Nigerian descent. He has a record of 20 wins with 17 ...more
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Jackie Callura is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Dec. at 76 (1917-1993)

Birthplace: Canada

Nationality: Canada

Weight Division: Featherweight

John "Jackie" Callura (September 14, 1917 – November 4, 1993) was a Canadian featherweight boxer. He was born and died in Hamilton, Ontario.Callura won the national featherweight title ...more