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Famous Boxers from Panama

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

List is made up of boxers like Guillermo Jones and Ricardo Cordoba.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary boxers of Panama in order to get more information about each one. If you box or just love the sport then use this list of talented Panama boxers to find some new athletes to watch.
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    Roberto Durán Samaniego (born June 16, 1951) is a Panamanian former professional boxer who competed from 1968 to 2001. He held world championships in four weight classes: lightweight, welterweight,...  more
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    Panama Al Brown

    Dec. at 49 (1902-1951)
    Alfonso Teofilo Brown (July 5, 1902 – April 11, 1951), better known as Panama Al Brown, was a Panamanian professional boxer. He made history by becoming boxing's first Hispanic world champion, and is...  more
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    Ismael Laguna Meneses (born June 28, 1943, in Colón, Panama) is a former professional boxer. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2001. Known as "El Tigre Colonense", Laguna ...  more
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    Guillermo Jones

    Age: 48
    Guillermo Jones (born May 5, 1972) is a Panamanian professional boxer. He held the WBA cruiserweight title from 2008 to 2012, and challenged twice for the WBA super welterweight title in 1998....  more
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    Hilario Zapata

    Age: 62
    Hilario Zapata (born August 19, 1958) is a Panamanian former professional boxer. He held the WBC light flyweight and WBA flyweight titles, and challenged once for the WBC super flyweight title....  more
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    Santiago Samaniego

    Age: 46
    Santiago Nathaniel Ryce Samaniego (born January 25, 1974 in Panama City, Panama) is a professional boxer in the super welterweight (154 lb) division....  more
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    Vicente Mosquera

    Age: 41
    Vicente Eduardo Mosquera Mena (born December 9, 1979 in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian professional boxer. He is a former World Boxing Association (WBA) super-featherweight champion. On April...  more
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    Anselmo Moreno (born June 28, 1985) is a Panamanian professional boxer. He held the WBA bantamweight title from 2008 to 2014 (promoted to Super champion status in 2011), making him the longest...  more
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    Carlos Melo

    Age: 38
    Carlos Bolívar Melo (born September 22, 1982) is a Panamanian former professional boxer who competed from 2001 to 2017 and challenged for the WBC light flyweight title in 2008. ...  more
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    Celestino Caballero (born June 21, 1976) is a Panamanian former professional boxer who competed from 1998 to 2014. He was a world champion in two weight classes, having held the unified WBA (Super)...  more
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    Ricardo Cordoba

    Age: 38
    Ricardo Alberto Córdoba Mosque, more commonly known as Ricardo Cordoba, (born 11 October 1983 in Santa Marta, Panama) is a Panamanian professional boxer who fights in the super bantamweight division....  more