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Famous Boxers from Germany

Updated June 14, 2019 44.7k views73 items

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 Schmeling1

    Max Schmeling

    Dec. at 100 (1905-2005)

    BirthplaceKlein Luckow, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

    Maximillian Adolph Otto Siegfried Schmeling (German: [ˈʃmeːlɪŋ]; 28 September 1905 – 2...  more

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  • Frank Klaus2

    Frank Klaus

    Dec. at 61 (1887-1948)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    Weight DivisionMiddleweight

    Frank Klaus (December 30, 1887 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – February 8, 1948) was an American...  more
  • Arthur Abraham3

    BirthplaceYerevan, Armenia

    NationalityArmenia, Germany

    Weight DivisionSuper middleweight, Middleweight

    Avetik Abrahamyan (Armenian: Ավետիք Աբրահամյան; born 20 February 1980), best known as Arthur...  more
  • 4

    BirthplaceYerevan, Armenia

    NationalityArmenia

    Alexander "Alex" Abraham (born Alexander Abrahamyan on 14 July 1981 in Yerevan, Armenia) is a...  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceVagharshapat, Armenia

    NationalityGermany,Armenia

    Khoren Gevor (Armenian: Խորեն Գեվորգյան; born Khoren Gevorgyan on 16 March 1980) is an...  more
  • Susianna Kentikian6

    BirthplaceYerevan, Armenia

    NationalityArmenia, Germany

    Weight DivisionFlyweight

    Susianna "Susi" Levonovna Kentikian (Armenian: Սյուզի Կենտիկյան; born Syuzanna Kentikyan on 11...  more
  • Billy Papke7

    Billy Papke

    Dec. at 50 (1886-1936)

    BirthplaceSpring Valley, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    Weight DivisionMiddleweight

    Billy Papke (born William Papke, and known as "The Illinois Thunderbolt") (September 17, 1886...  more
  • 8

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    Erich Josef Gliebe (born May 23, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio) was the Chairman of the National...  more
  • Marco Huck9

    Marco Huck

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceSjenica, Serbia

    NationalityGermany

    Weight DivisionCruiserweight

    Muamer Hukić (born 11 November 1984), best known as Marco Huck, is a German professional...  more
  • Ralf Rocchigiani10

    Ralf Rocchigiani

    Age: 56

    NationalityGermany

    Weight DivisionCruiserweight

    Ralf Rocchigiani (born 13 February 1963) is a boxer from Duisburg-Hamborn in Germany. He was...  more
  • 11

    Wilhelm von Homburg

    Dec. at 64 (1940-2004)

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Norbert Grupe (August 25, 1939 – March 10, 2004), better known outside Germany by his stage...  more
  • Henry Maske12

    BirthplaceTreuenbrietzen, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Weight DivisionLight heavyweight

    Henry Maske (born 6 January 1964 in Treuenbrietzen, Bezirk Potsdam) is a German former...  more

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  • 13

    BirthplaceSztum, Poland

    NationalityGermany

    Weight DivisionLightweight

    Richard Nowakowski (born 27 September 1955 in Sztum, Poland) is a retired boxer from East...  more
  • Dariusz Michalczewski14

    BirthplaceGdańsk, Poland

    NationalityGermany,Poland

    Weight DivisionCruiserweight, Light heavyweight

    Dariusz Michalczewski (born 5 May 1968) is a Polish-German former professional boxer who...  more
  • 15

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Weight DivisionLight heavyweight

    Thomas Ulrich (born 11 July 1975, in Berlin) is a German former professional boxer who...  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceFrankfurt (Oder), Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Sebastian Köber (born 28 May 1979 in Frankfurt (Oder), Brandenburg) is a German boxer, who won...  more
  • Zygmunt Chychła17

    Zygmunt Chychła

    Dec. at 83 (1926-2009)

    BirthplaceGdańsk, Poland

    NationalityGermany

    Zygmunt Chychła (5 November 1926 in Gdańsk - 26 September 2009 in Hamburg) was a Polish boxer....  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceWurzen, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Detlef Kästner (born 20 March 1958) is a retired boxer, who represented East Germany at the...  more
  • Olivia Spiker19

    BirthplaceSchwelm, Germany

    NationalityPoland, Germany

    Olivia Spiker (Polish: Oliwia Łuczak; born November 24, 1981 in Schwelm as Olivia Luczak) is a...  more
  • Andreas Zülow20

    BirthplaceLudwigslust, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Andreas Zülow (born 23 October 1965 in Ludwigslust) is a retired amateur boxer from East...  more
  • 21

    BirthplaceLimbach-Oberfrohna, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Jürgen Fanghänel (born 1 August 1951 in Limbach-Oberfrohna, Saxony) is a retired East German...  more
  • 22

    BirthplaceTemplin, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Karl-Heinz Krüger (born 25 December 1953) is a retired boxer, who represented East Germany at...  more
  • 23

    BirthplaceJunik, Serbia

    NationalityGermany

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

    Luan Krasniqi (born 10 May 1971) is an Albanian-German actor and retired professional boxer....  more
  • 24

    BirthplaceCosenza, Italy

    NationalityItaly, Germany

    Francesco Pianeta (born 8 October 1984) is a retired Italian professional boxer. He challenged...  more
  • 25

    Peter Hussing

    Dec. at 64 (1948-2012)

    BirthplaceBrachbach, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

    Peter Hussing (15 May 1948 – 8 September 2012) was a West German heavyweight boxer. He won a...  more