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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.
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Lennox Lewis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boxers from Canada
age 54
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 82
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
Dec. 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 63
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 53
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
Dec. 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 37
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 49
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
Dec. 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 54
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
Dec. 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 44
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
Dec. 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 49
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 57
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 48
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 48
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 43
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
Dec. 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