Boxing Famous Boxers from Germany

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

List is made up of many different boxers, including Frank Shabani and Konstantin Airich.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest German boxers?" and "Which boxers are from Germany?"

You can click on the names of these legendary boxers of Germany in order to get more information about each one. If you box or just love the sport then use this list of talented German boxers to find some new athletes to watch.
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Max Schmeling is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Died at 100 (1905-2005)
Maximillian Adolph Otto Siegfried "Max" Schmeling was a German boxer who was heavyweight champion of the world between 1930 and 1932. His two fights with Joe Louis in 1936 and 1938 ...more
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Frank Klaus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Died at 61 (1887-1948)
Frank Klaus was an American boxer from 1904 to 1918. He was of German descent. Klaus won the vacant Middleweight Championship of the world in 1913 and was elected to the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame ...more
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Arthur Abraham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 38
Arthur Abraham is an Armenian-German professional boxer residing in Berlin. Abraham is the former IBF Middleweight Champion from 2005 to 2009, making ten successful defences of his title, the ...more
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Alexander Abraham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 37
Alexander "Alex" Abraham is a former Armenian-German professional boxer residing in Berlin, Germany. On 25 October 2008 he won the vacant EBU-EE light middleweight title from Roman ...more
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Khoren Gevor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 38
Khoren Gevor is an Armenian-German professional boxer. He is a former EBU Middleweight champion.
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Susianna Kentikian is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 31
Susianna "Susi" Levonovna Kentikian is an German-Armenian professional boxer now residing in Germany. She was born in Yerevan, Armenian SSR, but she left the country with her family at ...more
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Billy Papke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Died at 50 (1886-1936)
Billy Papke was an American boxer. Born in Spring Valley, Illinois, he was the son of German immigrants to the USA.
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Erich Gliebe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 55
Erich Gliebe is a white supremacist, who was the Chairman of the now-defunct National Alliance. In his youth, Gliebe had been a professional boxer who boxed under the moniker of "The Aryan ...more
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Marco Huck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 34
Marco Huck is a German professional boxer. He is the current WBO Cruiserweight champion.
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Ralf Rocchigiani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 55
Ralf Rocchigiani is a boxer from Duisburg-Hamborn in Germany. He was often overlooked due to his more talented and successful younger brother, Graciano Rocchigiani. He became a professional ...more
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Wilhelm von Homburg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Died at 64 (1940-2004)
Norbert Grupe, outside Germany better known by his stage name Wilhelm von Homburg, was a German wrestler, boxer, and film actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of Vigo the Carpathian in the ...more
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Henry Maske is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 54
Henry Maske is a retired German boxer, and one of Germany's most popular sports figures.
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Richard Nowakowski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 63
Richard Nowakowski is a retired boxer from East Germany, who won the silver medal in the men's featherweight division at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. There he was defeated in ...more
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Dariusz Michalczewski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 50
Dariusz Michalczewski is a Polish-German former professional boxer. Michalczewski is the former Lineal, WBO, WBA, & IBF light-heavyweight champion and WBO cruiserweight champion.
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Thomas Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 43
Thomas Ulrich is a German boxer.
16
Sebastian Köber is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 39
Sebastian Köber is a German boxer, who won the Heavyweight bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Three years later, at the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships ...more
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Zygmunt Chychła is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Died at 83 (1926-2009)
Zygmunt Chychła was a Polish boxer. He won the first post-World War II Olympic gold medal for Poland. In 1939 he began training at the Polish boxing club Gedania. During the war he lost his ...more
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Detlef Kästner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 60
Detlef Kästner is a retired boxer, who represented East Germany at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union. There he won the bronze medal in the light middleweight division, after ...more
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Olivia Spiker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 37
Olivia Spiker is a Polish-German female amateur boxer. She lives in Wuppertal and studied safety engineering at University of Wuppertal.
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Andreas Zülow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 53
Andreas Zülow was a boxer from East Germany who won a Lightweight gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games. Two years earlier he already won the bronze medal at the 1986 World Amateur ...more
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Jürgen Fanghänel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 67
Jürgen Fanghänel is a retired male boxer, who won the bronze medal for East Germany in the men's heavyweight division at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. There he was defeated in ...more
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Karl-Heinz Krüger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 65
Karl-Heinz Krüger is a retired boxer, who represented East Germany at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union. There he won the bronze medal in the welterweight division, after ...more
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Luan Krasniqi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 47
Luan Krasniqi is a former professional German boxer from a Kosovar Albanian family. He is a former EBU Heavyweight Champion. In April 2006, he was ranked #2 by the WBO, coming before other ...more
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Francesco Pianeta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
age 34
Francesco Pianeta is an Italian-German Heavyweight boxer.
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Peter Hussing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany
Died at 64 (1948-2012)
Peter Hussing was a West German heavyweight boxing champion. He was born in Brachbach, Sieg. Although one of the favorites in European Championship in Katowice in 1975, he was KO-ed by Andrzej ...more