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

List contains boxers like Steve Collins and Derek Roche.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Irish boxers?" and "Which boxers are from Ireland?"

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

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Jimmy McLarnin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
Died at 97 (1907-2004) James McLarnin, known as Jimmy McLarnin, was an Irish-Canadian professional boxer who became two-time welterweight world champion and an International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee. BoxRec ranks ...more

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James J. Braddock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
Died at 69 (1905-1974) James Walter "Cinderella Man" Braddock was an American boxer who was the world heavyweight champion from 1935 to 1937. Fighting under the name James J. Braddock, he was known for his ...more

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Micky Ward is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 53 George Michael "Micky" Ward, Jr., sometimes nicknamed "Irish Micky Ward", is a retired American junior welterweight professional boxer and a former WBU champion from Lowell, ...more

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Wayne McCullough is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 48 Wayne Pocket Rocket McCullough is a former professional boxer from Northern Ireland. During his professional career, which began in 1993, he held the WBC title in the bantamweight category. In ...more

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Jimmy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
Died at 45 (1838-1883) Jimmy Elliot was an Irish-American boxer who was Heavyweight Champion of the World from 1865 to 1868. On December 12, 1870 Elliott was arrested and convicted of highway robbery and assault with ...more

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Mike McTigue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
Died at 74 (1892-1966) "Bold" Mike McTigue was the light heavyweight boxing champion of the world from 1923-1925.

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Barry McGuigan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 57 Finbar Patrick McGuigan MBE, known as Barry McGuigan and nicknamed The Clones Cyclone, is a retired professional boxer from Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland who became a World Boxing Association ...more

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Chris Finnegan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
Died at 65 (1944-2009) Chris Finnegan MBE was a British professional boxer born in Iver, Buckinghamshire, England.

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Katie Taylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 32 Katie Taylor is an Irish athlete who specialises in boxing. Boxing and training with the Irish Amateur Boxing Association, she is the current Irish, European, World and Olympic Champion in the ...more

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Matthew Macklin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 36 Matthew Macklin, known as "The Tipperary Tornado", is a British-Irish professional boxer, who represents Britain and Ireland in the ring. He fights at middleweight or the divisions ...more

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Tyson Fury is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 30 Tyson Luke Fury is a professional boxer who fights in the heavyweight division. Having initially been denied the opportunity to fight for Ireland at the Olympic Games, he was permitted to ...more

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Jamie Moore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 40 Jamie Moore is a retired professional boxer from Walkden, Salford and is the former European light middleweight champion. Moore fights at Light Middleweight but has competed in the divisions ...more

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Charlie Nash is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 67 Charlie Nash, born in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1951, is a retired boxer. As an amateur he held an Irish national title and represented Ireland in the 1972 Olympic Games. As a professional he ...more

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Paddy Barnes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 31 Patrick Gerard Barnes MBE is an Irish amateur boxer from Belfast. Representing Ireland, he has won two Olympic bronze medals. The first at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the second at the 2012 ...more

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Steve Collins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 54 Stephen Collins, more commonly known as Steve Collins, is an Irish professional boxer. Known as "The Celtic Warrior", Collins is the former WBO middleweight and super-middleweight ...more

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Francie Barrett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 39 Francis Barrett is a professional boxer.

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Andy Lee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 34 Andy Lee is an Irish professional boxer from Limerick, Ireland. He is the current WBO Middleweight world champion, trained by Adam Booth. He was formerly trained by Boxing Hall Of Fame inductee, ...more

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Darren Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
Died at 27 (1982-2009) Darren John Sutherland was an Irish professional boxer from Mulhuddart, County Dublin, Ireland. His amateur career was crowned by a bronze medal for Ireland in the middleweight division at the ...more

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Damaen Kelly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 42 Damaen Kelly is a former professional boxer from Belfast, Northern Ireland, who represented the Ireland at the Olympics. Kelly fought his final professional fights in the Bantamweight division ...more

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Derek Roche is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 46 Derek Roche is an Irish former professional boxer. He fought at mainly within the Light Middleweight division but could compete at Welterweight and Super Middleweight. Roche turned professional ...more

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Martin Power is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 38 Martin Power is an English professional boxer who fights in the bantamweight division. He is a former British champion and has twice competed for the Commonwealth title.

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Kenny Egan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 36 Kenneth "Kenny" Egan is an Irish politician and amateur boxer from Clondalkin, Dublin best known for winning a Silver Medal in the final of the 81 kg, Light-Heavyweight boxing final at ...more

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Kevin McBride is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 45 Kevin Martin McBride is an Irish boxer, who competed for his native country at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. McBride debuted in December 1992, with a victory against Gary ...more

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Bernard Dunne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 38 Bernard Dunne is a former Irish professional boxer and a former WBA, and European Super Bantamweight champion. On Saturday 21 March 2009, Dunne defeated Ricardo Cordoba in the 11th round to ...more

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John Duddy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 39 John Francis Duddy is an Irish retired middleweight professional boxer, from Derry. Duddy fought under the moniker of "Ireland's John Duddy" or "The Derry Destroyer". Duddy ...more

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Dean Byrne is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
Dean Byrne age 34 Dean Byrne, is an Irish professional boxer who fights in the light welterweight class.

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Brian Magee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 43 Brian Magee is the former 2 times super middleweight champion, who as an amateur competed for Ireland in the middleweight division at the 1996 Summer Olympics. As a professional he won the ...more

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John Joe Nevin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
John Joe Nevin age 29 John Joseph Nevin, is an Irish professional boxer. He is a two-time Olympian, and a London 2012 silver medalist.

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Michael Gomez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 41 Michael Gomez, also known "The Irish Mexican" or "The Predator", is a former professional boxer. He was born to an Irish Traveller family in Longford, County Longford, ...more

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Eamonn Loughran is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 48 Eamonn Loughran born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland is a former professional boxer who fought in the light welterweight divisions.

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Peter Maher is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
Died at 71 (1869-1940) Peter Maher was an Irish-American boxer known for his powerful punch. Early in his career Maher won the 1888 Middleweight Championship of Ireland, and the 1890 Heavyweight Championship of ...more

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Eamonn Magee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 47 Eamonn Magee nicknamed The Terminator is a former boxer who is now a trainer with the Breen Team in Belfast. Magee finished his career at welterweight but fought as a light welterweight for the ...more

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Andrew Murray is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 36 Andrew Murray is a professional boxer. Murray is the former Irish senior champion and currently fights as a professional in the Lightweight division. He is currently ranked number three in the ...more

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Vinny Feeney is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 45 Vincent "Vinny" Feeney, who boxed under the name Vince Feeney with the nickname of "the Sligo Kid", is a former professional boxer from the Maugheraboy area of Sligo Town. ...more

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Jim Rock is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 46 Jim Rock, nicknamed The Pink Panther, is an Irish professional boxer and current International Boxing Council middleweight and Irish super middleweight champion. Although a natural middleweight, ...more

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Oisin Fagan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 45 Oisin Fagan, nicknamed "Gael Force", is an Irish professional boxer based in Oklahoma City, U.S., who fights in the light welterweight and lightweight divisions.

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Henry Coyle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 31 Henry “Western Warrior” Coyle is a professional boxer from Geesala near Belmullet, County Mayo, Ireland who currently fights out of Chicago, U.S.. He won the WBF Light Middleweight title at the ...more

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Peter McDonagh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 41 Peter McDonagh in Galway, Ireland is a professional boxer. He usually fights at lightweight or the divisions either side.

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Robbie Murray is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 42 "The Flurry" Robbie Murray born in Dublin, Ireland is an Irish professional boxer in the welterweight division. Murray has now moved to the welterweight but all of his fights as a ...more

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Martin Rogan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
Martin Rogan age 47 Martin Rogan is an Irish heavyweight boxer and former Commonwealth heavyweight title holder.

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Paul Hyland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
Paul Hyland age 34 Paul Hyland, is an Irish professional boxer. Hyland is a two-time Irish Professional Super Bantamweight Champion and European Union Champion. Hyland also boxed World Title Challenger Willie ...more

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Ray Moylette is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
Ray Moylette age 28 Raymond Moylette, more commonly known as Ray Moylette and sometimes incorrectly referred to as Ray Moylett, is an Irish amateur boxer from Derrycooraune, Islandeady, County Mayo, Ireland. He ...more

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Darren O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
Darren O'Neill age 33 Darren O'Neill is an Irish boxer from Paulstown, County Kilkenny, Ireland. He captained Ireland's boxers at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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James Moore is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
James Moore age 40 James Moore born in Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland, is a professional boxer. Moore currently fights in the Light Middleweight division although he fought as a welterweight during his amateur

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Eddie Hyland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
Eddie Hyland age 37 Edward Hyland, more commonly known as Eddie Hyland, is an Irish professional boxer who fights in the super featherweight division.

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Tomás Freeman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
Tomás "Tommy" Freeman is an Irish Gaelic footballer from Magheracloone, County Monaghan. He plays for Monaghan. He received an All Star Award in 2007. Freeman plays his club ...more

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Patrick Hyland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
Patrick Hyland age 35 Patrick Hyland, is an Irish professional boxer who fights in the featherweight division.

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Stephen Haughian is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
Stephen Haughian age 34 Stephen Haughian is a professional boxer from Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland.

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John O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
John O'Donnell age 33 John O'Donnell is a London-based Irish professional boxer who is a former holder of the Commonwealth welterweight championship.

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Christy Martin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
Christy Martin is a former Irish footballer who played in the Scottish League with both Bo'ness and Falkirk. Martin was also a dual international and played for both Ireland teams - the IFA XI ...more