Boxing Famous Boxers from Ireland

Reference
81.6k views 52 items

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.
1
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
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
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
6
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.
7
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
8
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.
9
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
10
Matthew Macklin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 37
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
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
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
15
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
16
Francie Barrett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from Ireland
age 39
Francis Barrett is a professional boxer.
17
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
18
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
19
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
20
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
21
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.
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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