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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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Lennox Lewis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 53 Lennox Claudius Lewis, CM, CBE is a retired boxer and the most recent undisputed world heavyweight champion. He holds dual British and Canadian citizenship. As an amateur he won gold ...more

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Jimmy McLarnin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 97 (1907-2004) James McLarnin, known as Jimmy McLarnin, was an Irish-Canadian professional boxer who became two-time welterweight world champion and an International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee. BoxRec ranks ...more

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George Dixon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 38 (1870-1908) George Dixon was a Black Canadian professional boxer. He was the first black world boxing champion in any weight class, while also being the first ever Canadian-born boxing champion. Ring ...more

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Tommy Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 78 (1870-1948) Tommy Ryan was a famed welterweight and middleweight champion boxer who fought from 1887-1907. Ryan was considered an excellent boxer-puncher, and many consider him one of the all time greatest ...more

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Tommy Burns is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 74 (1881-1955) Tommy Burns, born Noah Brusso, is the only Canadian-born World Heavyweight Champion boxer. The first to travel the globe in defending his title, Tommy made 11 title defences despite often being ...more

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Lou Brouillard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 73 (1911-1984) Lucien Pierre Brouillard, better known as Lou Brouillard, was a Canadian professional boxer who held the World Welterweight Title and a version of the World Middleweight Title. Statistical ...more

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Arturo Gatti is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 37 (1972-2009) Arturo "Thunder" Gatti was an Italian-born Canadian professional boxer. Born in Cassino, Italy and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Gatti relocated to Jersey City, New Jersey as a ...more

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George Chuvalo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 81 George Chuvalo, CM is a retired professional heavyweight boxer. Chuvalo was ranked #4 on ESPN's greatest chin in boxing history list. Chuvalo fought in the golden era of heavyweight boxing ...more

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Johnny Coulon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 84 (1889-1973) John Frederic Coulon was the bantamweight boxing champion of the world from 6 March 1910, when he wrested the crown from England's Jim Kendrick, until 1914, when he was defeated by Kid

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Ian Clyde is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 62 Ian Clyde is a retired boxer from Canada, who represented his native country at the 1976 Summer Olympics. After defeating Charlie Magri of Great Britain, he was defeated in the quarterfinals of ...more

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Asif Dar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 52 Asif Kamran Dar is a former boxer from Pakistan, competing in the lightweight division. He was born in Quetta. A resident of Scarborough, Ontario he represented Pakistan at the 1984 Summer ...more

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Jack Delaney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 48 (1900-1948) Jack Delaney was a light heavyweight boxing champion of the world and contender for the heavyweight crown. One of the most popular fighters of the 1920s, the handsome French Canadian was born ...more

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Jean Pascal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 36 Jean-Thenistor Pascal is a Haitian-Canadian professional boxer. He is a former WBC, Lineal, & The Ring light-heavyweight champion.

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Michael Strange is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 48 Michael "Mike" V. Strange is a retired boxer from Canada, competing in the light welterweight division. He represented his native country at three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting ...more

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Trevor Berbick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 52 (1954-2006) Trevor Berbick was a Jamaican-Canadian heavyweight boxer who fought as a professional from 1976 until 2000. Berbick briefly held the WBC heavyweight championship in 1986, before losing it in his ...more

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Egerton Marcus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 53 Egerton Marcus is a retired Canadian boxer who won the silver medal in the Middleweight division at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

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Frederick Garfield Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 82 (1887-1969) Frederick Garfield "Fred" Gilmore was an American featherweight professional boxer who competed in the early twentieth century. He won a bronze medal in Boxing at the 1904 Summer ...more

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Troy Amos-Ross is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 43 Troy Amos-Ross is a Guyanese Canadian boxer, currently residing in Brampton, Ontario. He competed in the light heavyweight division at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and 2000 ...more

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Horace Gwynne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 89 (1912-2001) Horace "Lefty" Gwynne was a bantamweight professional boxer from Canada, who competed in the 1930s and won the gold medal at the 1932 Summer Olympics. He was still an amateur when he ...more

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David Defiagbon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 48 David Dejiro Defiagbon is a retired Nigerian boxer. Nicknamed "The Dream", Defiagbon fought for Canada and won the heavyweight silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

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Shawn O'Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 56 Shawn O'Sullivan is a retired Canadian boxer who won gold at the World Amateur Championships in 1981 and the light middleweight silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

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Chris Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 47 Chris Omar Johnson is a Jamaican-born boxer, who won a middleweight bronze medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics for Canada. In 1990 he won the gold medal at the 1990 Commonwealth Games. Chris was ...more

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Daniel Stanislavjevic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 47 Daniel Stanislavjevic is an American middleweight boxer. His current record is 8-18-3.

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Tokunbo Olajide is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 42 Tokunbo Olugbala Olajide is a retired Light Middleweight boxer from New York City. He is of Nigerian descent. He has a record of 20 wins with 17 knockouts and only 2 losses. His brother is ...more

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Jackie Callura is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 76 (1917-1993) John "Jackie" Callura was a Canadian featherweight boxer. He was born and died in Hamilton, Ontario,. Callura won the national featherweight title in 1931 and was a member of the 1932 ...more

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Kirk Johnson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 46 Kirk Cyron Johnson is a Canadian professional heavyweight boxer from North Preston, Nova Scotia.

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Sammy Luftspring is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 84 (1916-2000) Sammy Luftspring was a Jewish Canadian boxer. A former Canadian Welterweight Champion and highly ranked in the Welterweight class during his career, Luftspring was forced to retire from the ...more

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Yvon Durelle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 78 (1929-2007) Yvon Durelle, born in Baie-Ste-Anne, New Brunswick, Canada, was an Acadian Canadian champion boxer.

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George Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 48 (1853-1901) George "Old Chocolate" Godfrey was a Black Canadian heavyweight boxer who held the distinction of being World 'Colored' Heavyweight Champion during his career. He is not to be confused ...more

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Chris Clarke is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 62 Chris Clarke is a retired boxer from Canada, who won the gold medal in the men's lightweight division at the 1975 Pan American Games. A year later he represented his native country at the 1976 ...more

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Donny Lalonde is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 58 Donny Lalonde is a retired professional boxer. His nickname is "Golden Boy," after the Golden Boy statue atop the Manitoba Legislative Building in his boxing home town of Winnipeg. ...more

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Wayne Gordon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 55 Wayne Gordon is a retired boxer from Canada, who competed for his native country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. There he was defeated in the first round of the men's ...more

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John Kalbhenn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 55 John Kalbhenn is a retired boxer from Canada, who competed for his native country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. There he was defeated in the third round of the men's ...more

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Bryan Gibson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 71 Bryan Gibson is a retired boxer from Canada, who represented his native country at the 1976 Summer Olympics. There he was defeated in the first round of the men's middleweight division by East ...more

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Camille Huard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Camille Huard age 67 Camille Huard is a retired boxer from Canada, who represented his native country at the 1976 Summer Olympics. There he was defeated in the third round of the men's featherweight division by ...more

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Marty O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 45 Marty O'Donnell is a retired boxer, who represented Canada at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. At the Olympics, O'Donnell was stopped in the first round of the flyweight division by ...more

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Dave Hilton, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Dave Hilton, Sr. age 78 Dave Hilton, Sr. was a professional boxer who won a Canadian championship in three different weight divisions. Hilton fought between 1958 and 1976, winning 65 of his 81 fights. As a teenager, he ...more

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Didier Bence is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 31 Didier Bence is a Canadian professional heavyweight boxer from Laval, Quebec. He is best known for becoming a Canadian amateur boxing champion as a teenager and winning bronze at the 2007 Pan ...more

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Domenic Figliomeni is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 49 Domenic Filane Figliomeni is a former boxer from Canada, who competed for his native country at two consequentive Summer Olympics, starting in 1992. Nicknamed "Hollywood", he was ...more

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Lucian Bute is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 38 Lucian Bute is a Romanian Canadian professional boxer fighting out of Montreal, Quebec. Bute is a former IBF super middleweight champion and former #1 super middleweight in the world by The

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Mark Leduc is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 47 (1962-2009) Mark Leduc was a boxer from Canada, who won a silver medal at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics.

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Adam Trupish is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 39 Adam Trupish is a Canadian welterweight division boxer. He was born in London, Ontario. He is a two-time Olympian and was ranked 5th in the world after the 2007 World Amateur Boxing

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Leonard Doroftei is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 48 Leonard Dorin Doroftei is a Romanian-Canadian former boxer, the WBA Lightweight World Champion from 5 January 2002 to 24 October 2003.

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Bert Schneider is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 89 (1897-1986) Julius Gustav Albert "Bert" Schneider was a Canadian welterweight boxer who competed in the early 1920s. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Schneider's greatest ...more

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Art Binkowski is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 43 Artur "Art" Binkowski is a Polish-born Canadian heavyweight boxer who competed for his adopted country Canada at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

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Moe Herscovitch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 72 (1897-1969) Moe 'Montgomery' Hart Herscovitch was a Canadian middleweight and welterweight boxer who competed in the early 1920s. He was also a prominent rugby player in Montreal. Born in Romania to Vetra ...more

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Donald Carrick is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 91 (1906-1997) Donald Day Carrick was an Ontario lawyer, political figure, Olympic boxer, and Canadian national golf champion. He represented Toronto Trinity as a Liberal member from 1954 to 1957. Carrick was ...more

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Becky Smith is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 59 Rebecca Gwendolyn "Becky" Smith-Wiber is a former international medley and butterfly swimmer from Canada, who won the bronze medal in the women's 400 m individual medley at the 1976 ...more

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Young Pluto is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
Died at 60 (1871-1931) Young Pluto, later Joe Pluto, was a South African-born featherweight boxer, who lived in Australia for most of his life. His career record was 17-9-12. Born Joseph William Dudley Brown, 10 July ...more

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Herman Ngoudjo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 39 Herman Ngoudjo is a Cameroonian-Canadian Professional boxer and former Olympic boxer, losing his opening round match against Talaybek Kadyraliev in the 54kg weight class at 2000 Summer Olympics. ...more