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Famous Boxers from Philippines

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

List is made up of boxers like Speedy Dado and Glenn Donaire.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary boxers of Philippines in order to get more information about each one. If you box or just love the sport then use this list of talented Filipino boxers to find some new athletes to watch.
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Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boxers from Philippines
Age: 41

Birthplace: Kibawe, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Weight Division: Super bantamweight, Flyweight, Welterweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, + more

Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, PLH ( PAK-ee-ow; Tagalog: [pɐkˈjaʊ]; born December 17, 1978) is a Filipino professional boxer and politician, currently serving as a senator of the Philippines. ...more

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Luisito Espinosa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boxers from Philippines
Age: 52

Birthplace: Tondo, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Weight Division: Featherweight, Bantamweight

Luisito Pio Espinosa (born June 26, 1967 in Manila) is a retired boxer from the Philippines who won World titles in two different weight divisions.

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Gabriel Elorde is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from Philippines
Dec. at 50 (1935-1985)

Birthplace: Bogo, Cebu, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Weight Division: Super featherweight

Gabriel "Flash" Elorde (March 25, 1935 – January 2, 1985) was a Filipino professional boxer. He won the lineal super featherweight title in 1960. In 1963, he won the inaugural WBC and ...more

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Glenn Donaire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boxers from Philippines
Glenn Donaire Age: 40

Birthplace: General Santos, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines, United States of America

Weight Division: Flyweight

Glenn Gonzales Donaire (born December 7, 1979) is a Filipino American former professional boxer who competed from 2000 to 2012, and challenged twice for world titles at flyweight and light ...more
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Bobby Pacquiao is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from Philippines
Age: 39

Birthplace: Bukidnon, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Weight Division: Featherweight, Lightweight, Super featherweight

Alberto "Bobby" Dapidran Pacquiao (born Alberto Mejia Pacquiao on April 23, 1980) is a Filipino former professional boxer. He is the younger brother of Manny Pacquiao.
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Pedro Adigue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boxers from Philippines
Pedro Adigue Dec. at 60 (1943-2003)

Birthplace: Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Weight Division: Light welterweight

Pedro Adigue, Jr (born November 16, 1943, died November 20, 2003) was a world champion boxer. He came from the small town of Bontod in Palanas, Masbate, the Philippines.
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Speedy Dado is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from Philippines
Dec. at 84 (1906-1990)

Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Weight Division: Flyweight

Diosdado Posadas (December 25, 1906 - July 2, 1990), better known as Speedy Dado, was a Filipino boxer who contended for the world flyweight, bantamweight and featherweight championships. His ...more
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Ben Villaflor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from Philippines
Age: 67

Birthplace: Negros Occidental, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Weight Division: Super featherweight

Benjamin Villaflor (born November 10, 1952) is a former boxer who was the WBA and lineal junior lightweight (now called super featherweight) champion during the 1970s.
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Rolando Bohol is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from Philippines
Age: 54

Birthplace: Murcia, Negros Occidental, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Weight Division: Flyweight

Rolando Bohol (born December 25, 1965) is a Filipino former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 1994. He held the IBF flyweight title in 1988, and challenged once for the IBF ...more
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Diosdado Gabi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boxers from Philippines
Age: 40

Birthplace: Davao, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Diosdado Gabi, nicknamed Prince (born September 9, 1979 in Davao City, Philippines) is a retired Filipino professional boxer.
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Drian Francisco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from Philippines
Drian Francisco Age: 37

Birthplace: Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Drian Francisco (born November 10, 1982 in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines), nicknamed Gintong Kamao (Golden Fist), is a Filipino professional boxer. Born in the province of Mindoro, ...more