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Famous Boxers from Scotland

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

List below includes Craig Docherty, Stuart Green and more boxers.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary boxers of Scotland in order to get more information about each one. If you box or just love the sport then use this list of talented Scottish boxers to find some new athletes to watch.
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Age: 74
Ken Buchanan MBE (born 28 June 1945) is a Scottish retired professional boxer from Edinburgh and the former undisputed world lightweight champion.
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Benny Lynch Dec. at 33 (1913-1946)
Benjamin Lynch (2 April 1913 – 6 August 1946) was a Scottish professional boxer who fought in the flyweight division. He is considered by some to be one of the finest boxers below the ...more
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Age: 71
Jim Watt MBE (born 18 July 1948) is a Scottish former boxer and commentator who became world champion in the lightweight division when Roberto Durán left the title vacant in 1979 and the ...more
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Age: 42
Scott Harrison (born 19 August 1977) is a former world boxing featherweight champion and the first Scottish boxer to regain the World Boxing Organisation championship. His career has been dogged ...more
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Age: 41
Kevin McIntyre (born 5 May 1978) is a British professional boxer who fights in the welterweight division. he is a former British champion at welterweight.
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Age: 40
Willie Limond (born 2 February 1979) is a Scottish professional boxer. He is the former British and Commonwealth light welterweight champion and also previously held the Commonwealth, WBU and ...more
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Age: 32
Paul Appleby, (born 22 July 1987 in Queensferry, Edinburgh, Scotland) is a Scottish professional boxer who fights in the super-featherweight division. He is the youngest ever British ...more
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George Dick Dec. at 39 (1921-1960)
George White Dick (1921–1960) was a Scottish Guardsman, B.A.O.R. cruiserweight boxing champion, and professional football player and manager. After leaving the army, while making up his mind ...more
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James Murray Dec. at 26 (1969-1995)
James Murray (7 December 1969 – 15 October 1995) was a Scottish professional bantamweight boxer. He died as a result of injuries sustained in his last fight.
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Paul Weir Age: 52
Paul Weir (born September 16, 1967) is a Scottish professional boxer and a former WBO minimumweight champion. Weir is undefeated WBO Minimum Weight Champion and former WBO Light Flyweight
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Kenny Anderson Age: 36
Kenneth John W. "Kenny" Anderson (born 5 January 1983 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional boxer and former Commonwealth Games light-heavyweight gold medalist. He's also the former ...more
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Stuart Green Age: 35
Stuart Green is a Scottish light welterweight boxer.
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Age: 39
Barry Morrison, (born 8 May 1980 in Bellshill, Scotland) is a Scottish professional boxer who fights in the light welterweight division. He is a former British light welterweight champion.
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Lee McAllister Age: 37
Lee McAllister (born 5 October 1982) is a Scottish professional boxer. Nicknamed the "Aberdeen Assassin", McAllister held the Commonwealth lightweight and light-welterweight titles, ...more
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Age: 50
Ian McLeod (born 11 June 1969) is a former professional boxer who fought in the super-featherweight division. He is a former Commonwealth and IBO super featherweight champion.
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John Simpson Age: 36
John Simpson (born 26 July 1983) is a British professional boxer. He is a former British and Commonwealth featherweight champion.
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Craig Docherty Age: 40
Craig Docherty (born 27 September 1979 in Govan, Glasgow) is a Scottish professional boxer, best known for having held the Commonwealth (British Empire) Super-Featherweight championship and ...more