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Famous Boxers from Germany

Updated June 14, 2019 44.3k 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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  • 1
    Max Schmeling is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Frank Klaus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Arthur Abraham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    BirthplaceYerevan, Armenia

    NationalityArmenia, Germany

    Weight DivisionSuper middleweight, Middleweight

    Avetik Abrahamyan (Armenian: Ավետիք Աբրահամյան; born 20 February 1980), best known as Arthur... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Alexander Abraham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    BirthplaceYerevan, Armenia

    NationalityArmenia

    Alexander "Alex" Abraham (born Alexander Abrahamyan on 14 July 1981 in Yerevan, Armenia) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Khoren Gevor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    BirthplaceVagharshapat, Armenia

    NationalityGermany,Armenia

    Khoren Gevor (Armenian: Խորեն Գեվորգյան; born Khoren Gevorgyan on 16 March 1980) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Susianna Kentikian is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    BirthplaceYerevan, Armenia

    NationalityArmenia, Germany

    Weight DivisionFlyweight

    Susianna "Susi" Levonovna Kentikian (Armenian: Սյուզի Կենտիկյան; born Syuzanna Kentikyan on 11... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Billy Papke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Erich Gliebe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    Erich Josef Gliebe (born May 23, 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio) was the Chairman of the National... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Marco Huck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Ralf Rocchigiani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    Ralf Rocchigiani

    Age: 56

    NationalityGermany

    Weight DivisionCruiserweight

    Ralf Rocchigiani (born 13 February 1963) is a boxer from Duisburg-Hamborn in Germany. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Wilhelm von Homburg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Henry Maske is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    BirthplaceTreuenbrietzen, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Weight DivisionLight heavyweight

    Henry Maske (born 6 January 1964 in Treuenbrietzen, Bezirk Potsdam) is a German former... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Richard Nowakowski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    BirthplaceSztum, Poland

    NationalityGermany

    Weight DivisionLightweight

    Richard Nowakowski (born 27 September 1955 in Sztum, Poland) is a retired boxer from East... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Dariusz Michalczewski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    BirthplaceGdańsk, Poland

    NationalityGermany,Poland

    Weight DivisionCruiserweight, Light heavyweight

    Dariusz Michalczewski (born 5 May 1968) is a Polish-German former professional boxer who... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Thomas Ulrich is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Weight DivisionLight heavyweight

    Thomas Ulrich (born 11 July 1975, in Berlin) is a German former professional boxer who... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Sebastian Köber is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    BirthplaceFrankfurt (Oder), Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Sebastian Köber (born 28 May 1979 in Frankfurt (Oder), Brandenburg) is a German boxer, who won... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Zygmunt Chychła is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Detlef Kästner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    BirthplaceWurzen, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Detlef Kästner (born 20 March 1958) is a retired boxer, who represented East Germany at the... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Olivia Spiker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    BirthplaceSchwelm, Germany

    NationalityGermany,Poland

    Olivia Spiker (Polish: Oliwia Łuczak; born November 24, 1981 in Schwelm as Olivia Luczak) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Andreas Zülow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    BirthplaceLudwigslust, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Andreas Zülow (born 23 October 1965 in Ludwigslust) is a retired amateur boxer from East... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Jürgen Fanghänel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    BirthplaceLimbach-Oberfrohna, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Jürgen Fanghänel (born 1 August 1951 in Limbach-Oberfrohna, Saxony) is a retired East German... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Karl-Heinz Krüger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    BirthplaceTemplin, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Karl-Heinz Krüger (born 25 December 1953) is a retired boxer, who represented East Germany at... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Luan Krasniqi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    BirthplaceJunik, Serbia

    NationalityGermany

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

    Luan Krasniqi (born 10 May 1971) is an Albanian-German actor and retired professional boxer.... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Francesco Pianeta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    BirthplaceCosenza, Italy

    NationalityItaly, Germany

    Francesco Pianeta (born 8 October 1984) is a retired Italian professional boxer. He challenged... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Peter Hussing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from Germany

    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 on Wikipedia
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