Famous Boxers from Italy

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

This list features Alessio Furlan, Clemente Russo and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Italian boxers?" and "Which boxers are from Italy?"

You can click on the names of these legendary boxers of Italy in order to get more information about each one. If you box or just love the sport then use this list of talented Italian boxers to find some new athletes to watch.
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  • Rocky Marciano
    Dec. at 45 (1923-1969)
    • Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Nationality: Italy, United States of America
    • Weight Division: Heavyweight
    Rocco Francis Marchegiano (September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969), best known as Rocky Marciano (), was an American professional boxer who competed from 1947 to 1955, and held the world heavyweight ...more
    • Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, Italy, England, Wales
    • Weight Division: Super middleweight, Light heavyweight
    Joseph William Calzaghe, ( kal-ZAH-gee; born 23 March 1972) is a Welsh former professional boxer who competed from 1993 to 2008. He held world championships in two weight classes, including the ...more
  • Jake LaMotta
    Age: 101
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Nationality: Italy, United States of America
    • Weight Division: Middleweight
    Giacobbe "Jake" LaMotta (July 10, 1922 – September 19, 2017) was an American professional boxer, world middleweight champion, and stand-up comedian. Nicknamed "The Bronx Bull" or "Raging Bull", ...more
  • Arturo Gatti
    Dec. at 37 (1972-2009)
    • Birthplace: Cassino, Italy
    • Nationality: Canada, Italy
    • Weight Division: Super featherweight, Light welterweight
    Arturo Gatti (April 15, 1972 – July 11, 2009) was an Italian-Canadian professional boxer who competed from 1991 to 2007. Nicknamed "Thunder," Gatti was known for his heart and bravery in the ring, ...more