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

Mahyar Monshipour and Benny Valger are only the beginning of the boxers on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest French boxers?" and "Which boxers are from France?"

You can click on the names of these legendary boxers of France in order to get more information about each one. If you box or just love the sport then use this list of talented French boxers to find some new athletes to watch.

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Marcel Cerdan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Died at 33 (1916-1949) Marcellin "Marcel" Cerdan was a French pied noir world boxing champion who was considered by many boxing experts and fans to be France's greatest boxer, and beyond to be one of the ...more

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Georges Carpentier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Died at 81 (1894-1975) Georges Carpentier was a French boxer, actor and World War I pilot. He fought mainly as a light heavyweight and heavyweight in a career lasting from 1908 to 1926. Nicknamed the "Orchid ...more

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Benny Valger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Died at 74 (1898-1972) Benjamin "Benny" Valger, nicknamed "The French Flash", was an American professional featherweight boxer who fought from the late 1910s until the 1930s. He was born in Paris, ...more

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Jean-Marc Mormeck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boxers from France
age 46 Jean-Marc Gilbert Mormeck is a French professional boxer from Guadeloupe and a former two-time WBC & WBA unified world cruiserweight champion.

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Marcel Thil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Died at 64 (1904-1968) Marcel Thil was a French boxer and middleweight world champion. Statistical boxing website BoxRec rates Thil as the best French boxer ever across all weight divisions.

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Eugène Criqui is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Died at 84 (1893-1977) Eugène Criqui was a French boxer who held the world featherweight title in 1923.

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Alexis Vastine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from France
age 32 Alexis Vastine was a French boxer who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the Light Welterweight division. He also competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics, where he was eliminated in ...more

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Laurent Boudouani is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from France
age 52 Laurent Boudouani is retired professional boxer. He is a former WBA world light middleweight champion and a welterweight silver medal winner at the 1988 Olympics.

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Alphonse Halimi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Died at 74 (1932-2006) Alphonse Halimi was a French boxer. He was nicknamed "la Petite Terreur." Time wrote of him: "Alphonse went to work with a street fighter's will. A grown-up guttersnipe from the ...more

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Jackson Chanet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Jackson Chanet age 40 Jackson Chanet is a French boxer best known for winning the 2000 European Amateur Boxing Championships heavyweight title.

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Nordine Oubaali is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Nordine Oubaali age 32 Nordine Oubaali is a French amateur boxer of Moroccan descent best known to win a Bronze medal at light flyweight at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships.

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Joseph Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Joseph Gonzales age 77 Joseph Gonzales is a boxer from France. He competed for France in the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan in the light-middleweight event where he finished in second place.

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Fabrice Benichou is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Fabrice Benichou age 52 Fabrice Benichou is a French boxer.

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Fred Bretonnel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Fred Bretonnel Died at 23 (1905-1928) Fred Bretonnel was a French lightweight boxer and title holder of the Featherweight Championship of France from 24 June to 7 October 1924, when it was taken by Lucien Vinez. In a career ...more

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Mahyar Monshipour is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Mahyar Monshipour age 43 Mahyar Monshipour is an Iranian-born French boxer who was the World Boxing Association's super bantamweight champion for nearly three years between 2003 and 2006. He lost his belt to Thai Somsak ...more

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Robert Cohen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Robert Cohen age 88 Robert Cohen was a French boxer. Cohen was world bantamweight champion from 1954 to 1956.

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Jean Baptiste Mendy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boxers from France
age 55 Jean-Baptiste Mendy is a French former professional boxer of African origin. He's also a former WBC and WBA lightweight champion.

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Fabrice Tiozzo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Fabrice Tiozzo age 49 Fabrice Tiozzo is a French former boxer who fought at light heavyweight. His record upon retiring was 48–2. Tiozzo was a two-time light heavyweight champion as well as a one time cruiserweight ...more

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Laurent Dauthuille is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Laurent Dauthuille Died at 47 (1924-1971) Laurent Dauthuille was a French boxer. Arriving in Montreal in the late 1940s, he was nicknamed the Tarzan of Buzenval. On September 13, 1950 he fought Jake LaMotta, a boxer he once bested by ...more

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Hacine Cherifi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Hacine Cherifi age 51 Hacine "Billy" Cherifi is a French former boxer. Cherifi, known as "Billy", began his pro career in 1989 and challenged for the WBC Super Middleweight Title in 1997 against ...more

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Julien Lorcy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Julien Lorcy age 46 Julien Lorcy, was a professional boxer who held the WBA lightweight title twice.

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Bruno Girard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boxers from France
age 48 Bruno Girard was a French boxer at super middleweight and light heavyweight. The light-hitting Girard turned pro in 1991 and challenged Byron Mitchell for WBA Super Middleweight Title in 1999, ...more

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Mehdi Sahnoune is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Mehdi Sahnoune age 42 Mehdi Sahnoune is a French boxer at light heavyweight. Known as "Kounet", Sahnoune turned pro in 1997 and challenged WBA Light Heavyweight Title holder Bruno Girard in 2003, winning ...more

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Souleymane M'baye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Souleymane M'baye age 43 Souleymane M'baye is a professional boxer and is the former WBA super-lightweight champion. He won the vacated title by a fourth technical knockout on September 2, 2006 against Raul Horacio ...more

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Stéphane Haccoun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Stéphane Haccoun age 51 Stéphane Haccoun was a southpaw French boxer. He fought as a featherweight, a super featherweight, and a junior lightweight. He compiled a record of 35 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw.

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Patrick Charpentier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Patrick Charpentier age 48 Patrick Charpentier is a French boxer who had a boxing record of 27 wins, five losses, and one draw. He had 23 knockouts. Charpentier began boxing in 1989 and held two titles: the French ...more

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Gilbert Delé is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Boxers from France
Gilbert Delé age 54 Gilbert Delé was a French professional boxer. He competed in the super welterweight division.