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Famous Boxers from Cuba

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List of famous boxers from Cuba, listed alphabetically with photos of the boxers when available. Cuba has produced some very talented boxers over the years, including heavyweights, light heavyweights, cruiserweights, featherweights and flyweights. These are some of the best Cuban boxers to ever live, so if you're a native of Cuba and are aspiring to box professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular boxer from Cuba then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List boxers include Idel Torriente, Benny Paret and many more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Cuban boxers?" and "Which boxers are from Cuba?"

You can click on the names of these legendary boxers of Cuba in order to get more information about each one. If you box or just love the sport then use this list of talented Cuban boxers to find some new athletes to watch.
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José Nápol... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Age: 79

Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba, Mexico

Weight Division: Welterweight

José Ángel Nápoles, nicknamed Mantequilla ("Butter", referring to his smooth boxing style), (April 13, 1940 – August 16, 2019) was a Cuban-born Mexican boxer and a ...more

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Kid Gavilán is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Kid Gavilán Dec. at 77 (1926-2003)

Birthplace: Berrocal, Spain

Nationality: Cuba

Gerardo González (January 6, 1926 – February 13, 2003), better known in the boxing world as Kid Gavilan, was a World Welterweight Champion from Camagüey, Cuba. Boxing Writers ...more

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Guillermo Rigondeaux is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Age: 39

Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

Weight Division: Super bantamweight

Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡiˈʎeɾmo riɣonˈdo]; born September 30, 1980) is a Cuban professional boxer. He has held multiple super bantamweight world championships, ...more

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Kid Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Dec. at 78 (1910-1988)

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

Weight Division: Super featherweight

For the boxer of the same nickname see Peter Quillin. Eligio Sardiñas Montalvo (January 6, 1910 – August 8, 1988), better known as Kid Chocolate, was a Cuban boxer who enjoyed wild ...more

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Luis Manuel Rodrí... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Dec. at 59 (1937-1996)

Birthplace: Camagüey, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

Weight Division: Welterweight

Luis Manuel Rodríguez (June 17, 1937 – July 8, 1996) was a professional boxing champion. Known as "El Feo", Rodriguez began his career in pre-Castro Havana. In Cuba, Rodriguez ...more
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Benny Paret is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Dec. at 25 (1937-1962)

Birthplace: Santa Clara, Cuba

Nationality: United States of America, Cuba

Weight Division: Welterweight

Bernardo "Benny the Kid" Paret (March 14, 1937 – April 3, 1962) was a Cuban welterweight boxer who won the World Welterweight Championship twice in the early 1960s. He also vied for ...more
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Yuriorkis Gamboa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Yuriorkis Gamboa Age: 38

Birthplace: Guantánamo, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

Weight Division: Lightweight

Yuriorkis Gamboa Toledano (born December 23, 1981) is a Cuban professional boxer. He is a former unified featherweight world champion, having held the WBA and IBF titles between 2009 and 2011. ...more
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Peter Quillin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Age: 36

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Nationality: United States of America, Cuba

Weight Division: Middleweight

Peter Quillin (born June 22, 1983) is an American professional boxer who held the WBO middleweight title from 2012 to 2014.
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Yoan Pablo Hernán... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Age: 35

Birthplace: Pinar del Río, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

Weight Division: Cruiserweight

Yoan Pablo Hernández Soárez (born October 28, 1984) is a Cuban-German former professional boxer who competed from 2005 to 2014. He held the unified IBF and Ring magazine ...more

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Yasniel Toledo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Yasniel Toledo Age: 30

Birthplace: Camagüey, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

Yasnier Toledo López (born 15 September 1989 in Camagüey) is a Cuban amateur boxer from Pinar del Río who won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the PanAm ...more
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Artur Beterbiyev is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Age: 34

Birthplace: Khasavyurt, Russia

Nationality: Russia

Artur Asilbekovich Beterbiev (Russian: Артур Асильбекович Бетербиев; born 21 January 1985) is a Russian professional boxer who has held the IBF light-heavyweight title since 2017. As of August ...more
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Emilio Correa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Age: 66

Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

Emilio Correa (born May 21, 1953) is a Cuban former amateur boxer who won welterweight gold at the Olympics 1972. He is not to be confused with his middleweight namesake, who is actually his ...more
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Osmay Acosta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Age: 34

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

Weight Division: Heavyweight

Osmay Acosta Méndez Duarte (born April 3, 1985) is a Cuban amateur boxer, who competed between 2001 and 2010, best known to win the 2007 PanAm Games at Heavyweight with 201 lbs (91 kg)
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Michel Lopez Nuñe... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Age: 43

Birthplace: Pinar del Río, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

Weight Division: Super heavyweight

Michel López Núñez (born November 5, 1976 in Pinar del Río) is a Cuban boxer who won the Super Heavyweight bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
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Félix Savó... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Age: 52

Birthplace: Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

Félix Savón Fabre (born September 22, 1967) is a retired Cuban amateur boxer, who competed from 1980 to 2000. Considered one of the all-time greatest amateur boxers, he became ...more
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Odlanier Solis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Age: 39

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

Weight Division: Heavyweight

Odlanier Solís Fonte (born April 5, 1980) is a Cuban professional boxer. He has challenged once for the WBC heavyweight title in 2011, and is a former top-rated contender in that ...more
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Sugar Ramos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Age: 78

Birthplace: Matanzas, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba, Mexico

Weight Division: Featherweight

Ultiminio Ramos Zaqueira (December 2, 1941 – September 3, 2017) was a Cuban-born Mexican boxer who was better known as Sugar Ramos. Ramos fought out of Mexico where he was adopted as a national ...more

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Carlos Banteux is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Age: 33

Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

Carlos Banteur Suárez (born October 13, 1986) is a Cuban amateur boxer from Santiago de Cuba best known for qualifying for the 2008 Olympics at welterweight. His name is sometimes ...more
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Roniel Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Age: 31

Birthplace: Pinar del Río, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

Weight Division: Light welterweight

Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo (born August 14, 1988) is a Cuban amateur boxer, best known for winning the junior world title at lightweight in 2006, a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in ...more
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Robert Alfonso is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Age: 33

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

Robert Leosdan Alfonso Acea (born November 11, 1986) is a Cuban professional boxer. He is best known for his victory at the 2007 Pan American games in the super heavyweight division.
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Andry Laffita is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Age: 41

Birthplace: Pinar del Río, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

Andry Laffita Fernández (born March 26, 1978 in Pinar del Río) is a retired Cuban amateur boxer. He won the silver medal at the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships. At the 2008 ...more
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Yordenis Ugás is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Yordenis Ugás Age: 33

Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

Yordenis Ugás Hernández (born July 14, 1986 in Santiago de Cuba) is a Cuban professional boxer. As an amateur he won the gold medal at the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships ...more
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Yampier Hernández... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Age: 35

Birthplace: Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

Weight Division: Light flyweight

Yampier Hernández Gonzales (born 30 August 1984 in Havana) is a Cuban boxer who has qualified for the 2008 Olympics at junior flyweight.
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Emilio Correa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Age: 34

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Nationality: Cuba

Emilio Correa Bayeux Jr. (born October 12, 1985) is a Cuban amateur boxer best known for winning the middleweight Gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games. He is the son of Olympic champion ...more
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José Legrá... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Age: 76

Birthplace: Baracoa, Cuba

Nationality: Spain, Cuba

Weight Division: Featherweight

José Legrá (born 19 April 1943) is a retired professional featherweight boxer. He is a former two time WBC World Featherweight Champion.