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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 Nápoles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
José Nápoles age 78 José Ángel Nápoles, nicknamed Mantequilla, is a Cuban-Mexican boxer and former world welterweight champion, who is frequently ranked as one of the greatest fighters of all ...more

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Kid Gavilán is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Kid Gavilán Died at 77 (1926-2003) Gerardo González, better known in the boxing world as Kid Gavilan, was a former world welterweight champion from Camagüey, Cuba.

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Guillermo Rigondeaux is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Guillermo Rigondeaux age 38 Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz is a Cuban boxer who won the gold medal at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics in the bantamweight division. He is a seven-time Cuban national champion at bantamweight, ...more

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Kid Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Kid Chocolate Died at 78 (1910-1988) Eligio Sardiñas Montalvo, better known as Kid Chocolate, was a Cuban boxer who enjoyed wild success both in the boxing ring and outside of it during the 1930s.

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Luis Manuel Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Luis Manuel Rodríguez Died at 59 (1937-1996) Luis Manuel Rodríguez was a professional boxing champion. Known as "El Feo", Rodriguez began his career in pre-Castro Havana. In Cuba, Rodriguez twice defeated the ill-fated ...more

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Benny Paret is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Benny Paret Died at 25 (1937-1962) Benny "the Kid" Paret, was born as Bernardo Paret in Santa Clara, Cuba. He was a Cuban welterweight boxer who won the world welterweight title twice in the early 1960s. He also vied ...more

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Yuriorkis Gamboa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Yuriorkis Gamboa age 37 Yuriorkis Gamboa Toledano is a Cuban professional boxer who, as an amateur boxer, won an Olympic gold medal in the flyweight division at the 2004 Summer Olympics. He is the former WBA and IBF ...more

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Peter Quillin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Peter Quillin age 35 Peter Quillin raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and currently resides in New York City is an undefeated American professional boxer and the former WBO Middleweight Champion. He is not to be ...more

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Yoan Pablo Hernández is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Yoan Pablo Hernández age 34 Yoan Pablo Hernández Suárez is a Cuban-German professional boxer. Hernández fights in the Cruiserweight division. He is the current Ring Magazine World Cruiserweight ...more

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Yasniel Toledo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Yasniel Toledo age 29 Yasnier Toledo Lopez is a Cuban athlete.

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Artur Beterbiyev is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Artur Beterbiyev age 33 Artur Asilbekovich Beterbiev is a Russian professional boxer in Light heavyweight division, best known for winning silver at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships and gold at the 2009 ...more

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Emilio Correa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Emilio Correa age 65 Emilio Correa is a former Cuban amateur boxer who won welterweight gold at the Olympics 1972. He is not to be confused with his middleweight namesake, who is actually his son. Inspired by his ...more

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Osmay Acosta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Osmay Acosta age 33 Osmay Acosta Méndez Duarte is a Cuban amateur boxer best known to win the 2007 PanAm Games at Heavyweight with 201 lbs limit. Southpaw Acosta is a 1,85 m tall fighter who won the 165 lbs ...more

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Michel Lopez Nuñez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Michel Lopez Nuñez age 42 Michel López Núñez is a Cuban boxer who won the Super Heavyweight bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

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Félix Savón is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Félix Savón age 51 Félix Savón Fabre is a retired Cuban heavyweight boxer, a winner of three gold medals at the Olympic Games. Savón is considered a legend in amateur boxing and has won six

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Odlanier Solis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Odlanier Solis age 38 Odlanier Solís Fonte is a Cuban professional boxer. He won the Olympic Gold medal in Athens 2004 and was a three-time winner at the World Amateur Boxing Championships.

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Sugar Ramos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Sugar Ramos age 77 Ultiminio Ramos is a Cuban-Mexican boxer who is better known as Sugar Ramos. Ramos fought out of Mexico where he was adopted as a national hero. He is a former featherweight champion and member ...more

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Carlos Banteux is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Carlos Banteux age 32 Carlos Banteur Suárez is a Cuban amateur boxer from Santiago de Cuba best known for qualifying for the 2008 Olympics at welterweight. His name is sometimes misspelled Banteaux, Banteaur ...more

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Roniel Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Roniel Iglesias age 30 Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo is a Cuban amateur boxer, best known for winning the junior world title at lightweight in 2006, Bronze at the Beijing Olympics 2008 and Gold at the London Olympics

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Robert Alfonso is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Robert Alfonso age 32 Robert Leodan Alfonso Acea is a Cuban amateur 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
Andry Laffita age 40 Andry Laffita Fernández is a retired Cuban amateur boxer. He won the silver medal at the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships. At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, he won a silver ...more

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Yordenis Ugás is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Yordenis Ugás age 32 Yordenis Ugás Hernández is a Cuban amateur boxer best known to win the lightweight 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships at age 19 following Mario Kindelan.

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Yampier Hernández is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Yampier Hernández age 34 Yampier Hernández Gonzales 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
Emilio Correa age 33 Emilio Correa Bayeux, Jr. is a Cuban amateur boxer best known for winning the middleweight Gold medal at the PanAm Games 2007. He's the son of Olympic champion Emilio Correa Sr..

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José Legrá is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
José Legrá age 75 José Legrá is a former professional boxer in the Featherweight division. Legrá is a former two time WBC World Featherweight Champion.

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Yankiel León is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Yankiel León age 36 Yankiel León Alarcón is a Cuban amateur boxer best known to win Silver at the 2008 Olympics at bantamweight.

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Jorge Luis González is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Jorge Luis González age 54 Jorge Luis González is a former heavyweight boxing contender and prospect born in Havana, Cuba. He won the gold medal at the 1983 Pan American Games and the 1987 Pan American Games and ...more

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Eliecer Castillo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Eliecer Castillo age 45 Elieser Ramos Castillo, is a Cuban professional boxer in the heavyweight division.

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Mike Perez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Mike Perez age 32 Ismaikel "Mike" Pérez is a Cuban professional boxer best known to win the World Junior Amateur Championships at light heavyweight in Jeju in 2004. Perez also, won the ...more

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Alexei Acosta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Alexei Acosta age 30 Alexei Collado Acosta is a Cuban boxer best known to win the Junior World title 2006 at flyweight.

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Diosbelys Hurtado is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Diosbelys Hurtado age 46 Diosbelys Hurtado is a Cuban-Spanish boxer and former NBA, IBA and WBA Light Welterweight Champion.

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Luis Garcia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Luis Garcia age 31 Luis Enrique Garcia Campoalegre is a Cuban professional boxer who competes in the Super Middleweight division. He moved to Cork, Ireland from Cuba and is trained by Glenn McCrory in Newcastle, ...more

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Idel Torriente is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Idel Torriente age 32 Idel Torriente Leal is a Cuban amateur boxer who won the Pan American featherweight title 2007 and qualified for the Olympics.

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Yordanis Despaigne is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Boxers from Cuba
Yordanis Despaigne age 38 Yordanis Despaigne Herrera is a Cuban professional boxer who, as an amateur boxer, has medaled repeatedly in international tournaments as a middleweight.