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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    • Birthplace: West Ham
    • Nationality: Canada, United Kingdom
    • 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 remains ...more
  • Jimmy McLarnin
    Dec. at 96 (1907-2004)
    • Birthplace: Hillsborough, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: Canada, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom
    • 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
  • George Dixon
    Dec. at 37 (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 any ...more
  • Tommy Ryan
    Dec. at 78 (1870-1948)
    • Birthplace: Redwood, New York
    • Nationality: Canada, United States of America
    • 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 both ...more
  • Tommy Burns
    Dec. at 73 (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 title ...more
  • Lou Brouillard
    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