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Famous Boxers from Nigeria

Updated June 14, 2019 41.2k views32 items

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

List is made up of boxers like Ijeoma Egbunine and Gbenga Oloukun.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Nigerian boxers?" and "Which boxers are from Nigeria?"

You can click on the names of these legendary boxers of Nigeria in order to get more information about each one. If you box or just love the sport then use this list of talented Nigerian boxers to find some new athletes to watch.
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  • Dick Tiger1

    Dick Tiger

    Dec. at 42 (1929-1971)

    BirthplaceNigeria

    NationalityNigeria

    Weight DivisionMiddleweight, Light heavyweight

    Dick Tiger (born Richard Ihetu; August 14, 1929 – December 14, 1971) was a Nigerian-born... more on Wikipedia

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  • Henry Akinwande2

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,England,Nigeria

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

    Henry Adetokunboh Akinwande (born 12 October 1965) is a British former professional boxer who... more on Wikipedia
  • 3

    James Oyebola

    Dec. at 46 (1961-2007)

    BirthplaceLagos, Nigeria

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,Nigeria

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

    James Oyebola (10 June 1961 – 27 July 2007) was a Nigerian and British heavyweight boxer who... more on Wikipedia
  • 4

    BirthplaceLagos, Nigeria

    NationalityNigeria

    Weight DivisionLight middleweight

    Nojim Maiyegun (born 21 February 1944 in Lagos) is a retired Nigerian boxer, who won the... more on Wikipedia
  • 5

    BirthplaceSapele, Delta, Nigeria

    NationalityCanada,Nigeria

    David Dejiro Defiagbon (12 June 1970 – 24 November 2018) was a Nigerian boxer. Nicknamed "The... more on Wikipedia
  • Duncan Dokiwari6

    BirthplacePort Harcourt, Nigeria

    NationalityNigeria

    Weight DivisionSuper heavyweight

    Duncan Dalnajeneso Danagogo Dokiwari (born 15 October 1973 in Port Harcourt) is a retired... more on Wikipedia
  • Samuel Peter7

    Samuel Peter

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceAkwa Ibom State, Nigeria

    NationalityNigeria

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

    Samuel Okon Peter (born 6 September 1980) is a Nigerian and American professional boxer. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 8

    BirthplaceIbadan, Nigeria

    NationalityNigeria

    Richard Igbineghu (born 21 April 1968 in Ibadan) is a Nigerian boxer. At the 1992 Summer... more on Wikipedia
  • 9

    BirthplaceLagos, Nigeria

    NationalityNigeria

    David Izonritei (born 29 April 1968 in Lagos) is a former Nigerian boxer. Also known as David... more on Wikipedia
  • 10

    BirthplaceNigeria

    NationalityNigeria

    Peter Konyegwachie (born 26 November 1965 in Lagos) was a Nigerian boxer. He hails from... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    Isaac Ikhouria

    Age: 72

    NationalityNigeria

    Weight DivisionLight heavyweight

    Isaac Ikhouria (born 9 October 1947) is a retired light-heavyweight boxer from Nigeria who won... more on Wikipedia
  • Hogan Bassey12

    Hogan Bassey

    Dec. at 66 (1932-1998)

    BirthplaceNigeria

    NationalityNigeria

    Weight DivisionFeatherweight

    Hogan "Kid" Bassey MBE (3 June 1932 – 26 January 1998) was a Nigerian-British boxer; he was... more on Wikipedia
  • Gbenga Oloukun13

    Gbenga Oloukun

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceNigeria

    NationalityNigeria

    Gbenga Oluokun (born 14 June 1983) is a boxer from Nigeria, who participated in the 2004... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Isaac Ekpo

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceNigeria

    NationalityNigeria

    Isaac Ekpo (born 22 October 1982) is a professional Nigerian boxer who competes in the Super... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    NationalityNigeria

    Effiong Okon (born 22 May 1985) is a boxer from Nigeria, who participated in the 2004 Summer... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    BirthplaceNigeria

    NationalityNigeria

    Olanrewaju Durodola (born 16 October 1980) is a Nigerian boxer who qualified for the 2008... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    BirthplaceLagos, Nigeria

    NationalityNigeria

    Ijeoma "The Praise" Egbunine (born December 30, 1980 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a female boxer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Ike Ibeabuchi18

    BirthplaceNigeria

    NationalityNigeria

    Ikemefula Charles "Ike" Ibeabuchi (born February 2, 1973) is a Nigerian former professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Emmanuel Izonritei

    Age: 41

    NationalityNigeria

    Emmanuel Izonritei(Izon-Eritei) (born 31 October 1978) is a boxer from Bayelsa State of... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Friday Ahunanya

    Age: 48

    BirthplacePort Harcourt, Nigeria

    NationalityNigeria

    Friday Chinedu Ahunanya (born 19 November 1971 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria) is a professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Teke Oruh

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceLagos, Nigeria

    NationalityNigeria

    Teke Oruh (born August 8, 1978 in Lagos), alias African Prince, is a heavyweight professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    BirthplaceNigeria

    NationalityNigeria

    Cyril Panther (born 6 June 1938 in Nigeria) was a Nigerian boxer.
  • 23

    Emmanuel Nwodo

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceEnugu, Nigeria

    NationalityNigeria

    Emmanuel John Chukuwuemeka Nwodo, known more commonly as Emmanuel Nwodo (born 19 March 1974 in... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    NationalityNigeria

    Ahmed Sadiq (born 7 July 1979) is a Nigerian boxer who participated in the 2004 Summer... more on Wikipedia
  • 25

    Jacklord Jacobs

    Age: 49

    NationalityNigeria

    Jacklord Bolaj Jacobs (born 1 January 1970 in Benin) is a boxer from Nigeria, competing in the... more on Wikipedia