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Famous Boxers from Canada

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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  • BirthplaceWest Ham

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, Canada

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

    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 remains  ...more

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  • Dec. at 96 (1907-2004)

    BirthplaceHillsborough, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, Ireland, Canada

    Weight DivisionWelterweight

    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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  • Dec. at 37 (1870-1908)

    BirthplaceHalifax Regional Municipality, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Weight DivisionFeatherweight

    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 any  ...more
  • Dec. at 78 (1870-1948)

    BirthplaceRedwood, New York

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Weight DivisionWelterweight, 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 both  ...more
  • Dec. at 73 (1881-1955)

    BirthplaceHanover, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

    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 title  ...more
  • Dec. at 73 (1911-1984)

    BirthplaceQuébec, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Weight DivisionWelterweight, 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
  • 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 competed from 1991 to 2007. Nicknamed "Thunder," Gatti was known for his heart and bravery in the ring,  ...more
  • BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    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. Chuvalo  ...more
  • 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 Champion from March 6, 1910, when he wrested the crown from England's Jim Kendrick, until June 3, 1914, when he  ...more
  • Age: 65

    BirthplaceVerdun, Quebec, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    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 was  ...more
  • Age: 55

    NationalityCanada, 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 Pakistan  ...more
  • 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 champion and contender for the heavyweight crown. One of the most popular fighters of the 1920s, the French  ...more
  • BirthplacePort-au-Prince, Haiti

    NationalityCanada, Haiti

    Weight DivisionLight 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 Ring  ...more
  • BirthplaceOntario, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    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 his native  ...more
  • Dec. at 52 (1954-2006)

    BirthplacePort Antonio, Jamaica

    NationalityCanada, Jamaica

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

    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 Thomas,  ...more

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  • BirthplaceGuyana, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara

    NationalityCanada, Guyana

    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 kg) at  ...more
  • Dec. at 81 (1887-1969)

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Weight DivisionFeatherweight

    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 Boxing at the  ...more
  • BirthplaceGeorgetown, Guyana

    NationalityCanada, Guyana

    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 1996  ...more
  • Dec. at 88 (1912-2001)

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    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 Olympics. He was still  ...more
  • BirthplaceSapele, Delta, Nigeria

    NationalityCanada, 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 Summer Olympics.  ...more
  • BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    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 Summer  ...more
  • BirthplaceJamaica

    NationalityCanada

    Weight DivisionMiddleweight

    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 medal at  ...more
  • BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    NationalityCanada, 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.  ...more
  • BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityCanada, 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 knockouts  ...more
  • Dec. at 76 (1917-1993)

    BirthplaceCanada

    NationalityCanada

    Weight DivisionFeatherweight

    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 in 1931 and  ...more