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Famous Boxers from Puerto Rico

Updated June 14, 2019 26.5k views20 items

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

Everyone from Eric Morel to Luis Resto is included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Puerto Rican boxers?" and "Which boxers are from Puerto Rico?"

You can click on the names of these legendary boxers of Puerto Rico in order to get more information about each one. If you box or just love the sport then use this list of talented Puerto Rican boxers to find some new athletes to watch.
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    Félix Juan Trinidad García (born January 10, 1973), popularly known as "Tito" Trinidad, is a...  more

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    Wilfredo Gómez Rivera (Spanish pronunciation: [wilˈfɾeðo ˈɣomes]; born October 29, 1956),...  more

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    #101 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time#119 of 190 The Toughest Professional Fighters in History

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    Carlos Juan Ortiz (born 9 September 1936) is a Puerto Rican former professional boxer. He won...  more

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    John Ruiz

    Age: 47
    John Ruiz (born January 4, 1972) is an American former professional boxer of Puerto Rican...  more
  • 5
    Juan Manuel López Rivera (born June 30, 1983), often known as Juanma Lopez, is a Puerto Rican...  more
  • 6
    Carlos de León, also known as "Sugar" de Leon, (born May 3, 1959) is a Puerto Rican former...  more
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    Luis Pizarro

    Age: 57
    Luis Pizarro is an actor, writer and film producer....  more
  • 8
    Daniel Santos Peña (born October 10, 1975) is a former professional boxer who competed from...  more
  • 9

    Luis Resto

    Age: 64
    Luis Resto (born June 11, 1955) is a Puerto Rican former professional boxer who fought out of...  more
  • 10
    Victor Callejas (born November 12, 1960) is a Puerto Rican former boxer who was world Junior...  more
  • 11
    Kermit Cintrón (born October 22, 1979) is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. He held the IBF...  more
  • 12

    Eric Morel

    Age: 44
    Eric Arturo Morel (born October 10, 1975 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican...  more
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    Samuel Serrano (born November 17, 1952), nicknamed Sammy and El Torbellino (The Whirlwind), is...  more
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    Alexander "Alex" de Jesús (February 2, 1983 – April 3, 2016) was a Puerto Rican professional...  more
  • 15

    Carlos Velásquez

    Age: 35
    Carlos Iván Velásquez (born August 4, 1984 in Cataño, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican amateur...  more
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    José de Jesús is a given name and also a full name, and may refer to: José Corazón de Jesús...  more
  • 17

    Mario Santiago

    Age: 41
    Mario Santiago Figueroa (born July 13, 1978) is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. Santiago...  more
  • 18

    Wilfredo Negrón

    Age: 46
    Wilfredo Negron (born November 13, 1973 in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico) is a professional...  more
  • 19

    Luis Del Valle

    Age: 32
    Luis Orlando Del Valle Valentín (born January 27, 1987 in Bayamon) is a professional boxer...  more
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    José Basora

    Dec. at 75 (1918-1993)
    José Basora, born, was a professional boxer. He was married to Emilia Rivera de Jesus for 44...  more