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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.

The list you're viewing is made up of different boxers like William Irwin and Andrew Kooner.

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.
  • Lennox Lewis1

    BirthplaceWest Ham

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,Canada

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

    Lennox Claudius Lewis , (born 2 September 1965) is a retired professional boxer who competed...  more

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    #342 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time#2 of 65 The Best Boxers of the 1990s

  • Jimmy McLarnin2

    Jimmy McLarnin

    Dec. at 97 (1907-2004)

    BirthplaceHillsborough, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, Ireland, Canada

    Weight DivisionWelterweight

    James Archibald McLarnin (19 December 1907 – 28 October 2004) was an Irish-Canadian...  more

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    #1568 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#23 of 49 The Best Welterweight Boxers of All Time

  • George Dixon3

    George Dixon

    Dec. at 38 (1870-1908)

    BirthplaceHalifax Regional Municipality, Canada


    Weight DivisionFeatherweight

    George Dixon (July 29, 1870 – January 6, 1908) was a Canadian professional boxer. After...  more

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    #25 of 48 The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time#28 of 41 The Best Bantamweight Boxers of All Time

  • Tommy Ryan4

    Tommy Ryan

    Dec. at 78 (1870-1948)

    BirthplaceRedwood, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America,Canada

    Weight DivisionWelterweight, Middleweight

    Tommy Ryan (March 31, 1870 – August 3, 1948) was a famed American World Welterweight, and...  more
  • Tommy Burns5

    Tommy Burns

    Dec. at 74 (1881-1955)

    BirthplaceHanover, Canada


    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

    Tommy Burns (June 17, 1881 – May 10, 1955), born Noah Brusso, is the only Canadian-born World...  more
  • Lou Brouillard6

    Lou Brouillard

    Dec. at 73 (1911-1984)

    BirthplaceQuébec, Canada


    Weight DivisionWelterweight, Middleweight

    Lucien Pierre Brouillard, better known as Lou Brouillard, (May 23, 1911 – September 14, 1984),...  more
  • Arturo Gatti7

    Arturo Gatti

    Dec. at 37 (1972-2009)

    BirthplaceCassino, Italy

    NationalityCanada, Italy

    Weight DivisionSuper featherweight, Light welterweight

    Arturo Gatti (April 15, 1972 – July 11, 2009) was an Italian-Canadian professional boxer who...  more

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    #28 of 81 The Best Lightweight Boxers of All Time#11 of 27 28 Tragic and Bizarre Crimes of Passion

  • George Chuvalo8

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada


    George Louis Chuvalo, CM (born September 12, 1937) is a retired Canadian professional boxer...  more

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    #117 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time#69 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century

  • Johnny Coulon9

    Johnny Coulon

    Dec. at 84 (1889-1973)

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Weight DivisionBantamweight

    John Frederic Coulon (February 12, 1889 – October 29, 1973) was the World Bantamweight...  more
  • Ian Clyde10

    Ian Clyde

    Age: 63

    BirthplaceVerdun, Quebec, Canada


    Ian Clyde (born May 15, 1956 in Verdun, Quebec) is a retired boxer from Canada, who...  more
  • Asif Dar11

    Asif Dar

    Age: 53

    NationalityCanada, Pakistan

    Asif Kamran Dar (born April 16, 1966) is a former boxer from Pakistan, competing in the...  more
  • Jack Delaney12

    Jack Delaney

    Dec. at 48 (1900-1948)

    BirthplaceQuébec, Canada

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Jack Delaney (March 19, 1900 – November 27, 1948) was a world light heavyweight boxing...  more
  • Jean Pascal13

    BirthplacePort-au-Prince, Haiti

    NationalityCanada, Haiti

    Weight DivisionLight heavyweight

    Jean-Thenistor Pascal (born October 28, 1982) is a Haitian Canadian professional boxer. He has...  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceOntario, Canada


    Michael Vincent "Mike" Strange (born August 6, 1970 in Niagara Falls, Ontario) is a retired...  more
  • Trevor Berbick15

    Trevor Berbick

    Dec. at 52 (1954-2006)

    BirthplacePort Antonio, Jamaica


    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

    Trevor Berbick (August 1, 1954 – October 28, 2006) was a Jamaican Canadian professional boxer...  more

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    #74 of 100 The Best Heavyweight Boxers of All Time#13 of 14 Famous Athletes Convicted of Sexual Assault

  • 16

    BirthplaceEssequibo Islands-West Demerara, Guyana


    Egerton Marcus (born February 2, 1965 in Goed Fortuin, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara,...  more
  • Frederick Garfield Gilmore17

    Frederick Garfield Gilmore

    Dec. at 82 (1887-1969)

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Weight DivisionFeatherweight

    Frederick Garfield "Fred" Gilmore (May 22, 1887 – March 17, 1969) was an American...  more
  • Troy Amos-Ross18

    BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana


    Troy Amos-Ross (born July 17, 1975 in Georgetown, Guyana) is a Guyanese Canadian boxer, ...  more
  • 19

    Horace Gwynne

    Dec. at 89 (1912-2001)

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada


    Horace "Lefty" Gwynne (October 5, 1912 – April 16, 2001) was a bantamweight professional boxer...  more
  • 20

    BirthplaceSapele, Delta, Nigeria


    David Dejiro Defiagbon (12 June 1970 – 24 November 2018) was a Nigerian boxer. Nicknamed "The...  more
  • Shawn O'Sullivan21

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada


    Shawn O'Sullivan (born May 9, 1962 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian boxer who won...  more
  • 22



    Weight DivisionMiddleweight

    Chris Omar Johnson (born August 8, 1971 in Manchester, Jamaica) is a Jamaican-born boxer, who...  more
  • 23

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Daniel Stanislavjevic (born July 9, 1971) is an American middleweight boxer. His current...  more
  • 24

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Tokunbo Olugbala Olajide (born December 5, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is a...  more
  • 25

    Jackie Callura

    Dec. at 76 (1917-1993)



    Weight DivisionFeatherweight

    John "Jackie" Callura (September 14, 1917 – November 4, 1993) was a Canadian featherweight...  more