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List of the most popular, renowned or famous boxers from the United States. List includes the most notable boxers from the United States, along with photos when available. This list of American boxers is alphabetical, but can be sorted by any column and answers the question "what famous boxers are from the United States?" You can click on the names of the famous boxers of the United States in order to get more information about each one. This list below has a variety of boxers, like {X} and {Y}, in it. You can use this factual list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then share it with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis. (935 items)

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George Foreman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
George Foreman age 68 George Edward Foreman (nicknamed "Big George"[2]) (born January 10, 1949) is a retired American professional boxer, former two-time World Heavyweight Champion, Olympic gold medalist, ...more

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Joe Louis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Joe Louis Died at 67 (1914-1981) Joseph Louis Barrow, better known as Joe Louis, was an American professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from 1937 to 1949. He is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights ...more

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Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Oscar de la Hoya age 44 Oscar De La Hoya is a retired Mexican American professional boxer. Nicknamed "The Golden Boy," De La Hoya won a gold medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games shortly after graduating from ...more

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Evander Holyfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Evander Holyfield age 55 Evander Holyfield is a retired American professional boxer. He is a former Undisputed World Champion in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions, earning him the nickname "The Real ...more

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Rocky Marciano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Rocky Marciano Died at 46 (1923-1969) Rocky Marciano was an American professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from September 23, 1952, to April 27, 1956. Marciano is the only person to hold the heavyweight title without ...more

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Joe Frazier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Joe Frazier Died at 67 (1944-2011) Joseph William "Joe" Frazier, also known as Smokin' Joe, was an American professional boxer, Olympic gold medalist and Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, whose professional career ...more

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Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Muhammad Ali age 75 Muhammad Ali is an American former professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history. A controversial and polarizing figure during his early career, ...more

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Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Mike Tyson age 51 Michael Gerard "Mike" Tyson is an American retired professional boxer. Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win ...more

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Larry Holmes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Larry Holmes age 68 Larry Holmes is a former professional boxer. He grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania, which gave birth to his boxing nickname, The Easton Assassin. Holmes, whose left jab is rated among the best in ...more

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Sugar Ray Robinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Sugar Ray Robinson Died at 68 (1921-1989) Sugar Ray Robinson was an American professional boxer. Frequently cited as the greatest boxer of all time, Robinson's performances in the welterweight and middleweight divisions prompted ...more

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Jack Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Jack Dempsey Died at 88 (1895-1983) William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey, also known as "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", was an American professional boxer, who became a cultural icon of the 1920s. ...more

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Roy Jones Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Roy Jones Jr. age 48 Roy Jones, Jr. is an American professional boxer, rapper and actor. As a professional, he has captured numerous world titles in the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and ...more

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Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Jack Johnson Died at 68 (1878-1946) John Arthur "Jack" Johnson, nicknamed the Galveston Giant was an American boxer, who—at the height of the Jim Crow era—became the first African American world heavyweight boxing ...more

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Sonny Liston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Sonny Liston Died at 38 (1932-1970) Charles L. "Sonny" Liston was an American professional boxer known for his toughness, punching power and intimidating appearance. He became World Heavyweight Champion in 1962 by ...more

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Floyd Mayweather Jr. age 40 Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is an American professional boxer. He is currently undefeated as a professional and is a five-division world champion, having won ten world titles and the lineal ...more

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Henry Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Henry Armstrong Died at 76 (1912-1988) Henry Jackson Jr. was an American professional boxer and a world boxing champion who fought under the name Henry Armstrong. He is regarded as one of the greatest fighters of all time by many ...more

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Gene Tunney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Gene Tunney Died at 81 (1897-1978) James Joseph "Gene" Tunney was an American professional boxer and the world heavyweight champion from 1926–28. Having defeated Jack Dempsey twice, first in 1926 and then in 1927, ...more

Famous Left Handed Boxers

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Ezzard Charles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Ezzard Charles Died at 54 (1921-1975) Ezzard Mack Charles was an American professional boxer and former World Heavyweight Champion. Charles defeated numerous Hall of Fame fighters in three different weight classes. He retired with a ...more

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Max Baer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Max Baer Died at 50 (1909-1959) Max Baer was an American boxer of the 1930s as well as a referee, and had an occasional role on film or television. He was the brother of heavyweight boxing contender Buddy Baer and father of ...more

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Floyd Patterson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Floyd Patterson Died at 71 (1935-2006) Floyd Patterson was an American professional boxer and former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion. At 21, Patterson became the youngest man to win the world heavyweight title. He was also the first ...more

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Sugar Ray Leonard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Sugar Ray Leonard age 61 Sugar Ray Leonard is an actor.

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Shane Mosley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Shane Mosley age 46 Shane Andre Mosley, also known as "Sugar" Shane Mosley, is a retired American professional boxer. Mosley has held world titles in three weight divisions, having held the IBF ...more

The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

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Marvelous Marvin Hagler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Marvelous Marvin Hagler age 63 Marvelous Marvin Hagler is an American former professional boxer who was Undisputed World Middleweight Champion from 1980 to 1987. Hagler made twelve undisputed title defenses and holds the ...more

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Pernell Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Pernell Whitaker age 53 Pernell Whitaker, nicknamed "Sweet Pea," is a professional boxing trainer and retired American professional boxer. Whitaker was the lightweight silver medalist at the 1982 World ...more

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Thomas Hearns is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Thomas Hearns age 59 Thomas Hearns is an American former professional boxer. Nicknamed the "Motor City Cobra" and more famously "The Hitman," Hearns became the first boxer in history to win world ...more

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Ken Norton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Ken Norton Died at 70 (1943-2013) Ken Norton, Sr. was an American professional boxer. Norton is a former WBC heavyweight champion. In a professional career spanning 14 years, Norton officially retired from the sport in May 1981. ...more

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Jersey Joe Walcott is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Jersey Joe Walcott Died at 80 (1914-1994) Arnold Raymond Cream, better known as Jersey Joe Walcott, was an American world heavyweight boxing champion. He broke the world's record for the oldest man to win the world's heavyweight title ...more

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James J. Jeffries is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
James J. Jeffries Died at 78 (1875-1953) James Jackson Jeffries was an American professional boxer and former World Heavyweight Champion. He was known for his enormous strength and stamina. Using a technique taught to him by his ...more

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Barney Ross is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Barney Ross Died at 58 (1909-1967) Barney Ross was an American professional boxer. Ross became a world champion in three weight divisions and was a decorated veteran of World War II.

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Nonito Donaire is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Nonito Donaire age 35 Nonito Donaire, Jr. is a Filipino American professional boxer. Known as "The Filipino Flash," Donaire is a five-division world champion and the former WBA Featherweight champion. ...more

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Archie Moore is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Archie Moore Died at 82 (1916-1998) Archie Moore was an American professional boxer and the longest reigning Light Heavyweight World Champion of all time. He had one of the longest professional careers in the history of the sport. ...more

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Bob Fitzsimmons is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Bob Fitzsimmons Died at 54 (1863-1917) Robert James "Bob" Fitzsimmons was a British born New Zealand professional boxer who made boxing history as the sport's first three-division world champion. He also achieved fame for ...more

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Riddick Bowe is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Riddick Bowe age 50 Riddick Lamont Bowe is an American boxer. He is a former two-time world heavyweight champion, having first won the WBA, WBC and IBF titles in 1992, thus becoming undisputed heavyweight champion. ...more

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James Toney is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
James Toney age 49 James Nathaniel Toney is an American professional boxer. Toney is a former IBF middleweight champion, IBF super middleweight champion and IBF cruiserweight champion. Toney has defeated eleven ...more

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Mickey Walker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Mickey Walker Died at 80 (1901-1981) Edward Patrick "Mickey" Walker was an American professional boxer who held both the World Welterweight and Middleweight Championships at different points in his career. Born in ...more

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Terry McGovern is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Terry McGovern Died at 38 (1880-1918) Terrible Terry McGovern was an American professional boxer who held the World Bantamweight and Featherweight Championships. He was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania as John Terrence McGovern.

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Tony Canzoneri is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Tony Canzoneri Died at 51 (1908-1959) Tony Canzoneri was an American professional boxer. Canzoneri was a three-time world champion and held a total of five world titles. He is a of the member of the exclusive group of boxing world ...more

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Bernard Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Bernard Hopkins age 52 Bernard Humphrey Hopkins, Jr. is an American boxer who currently fights as a light heavyweight but was also successful as a middleweight. Hopkins held a piece of the world middleweight ...more

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Willie Pep is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Willie Pep Died at 84 (1922-2006) Guglielmo Papaleo was an American professional boxer, better known as Willie Pep. Pep boxed a total of 1,956 rounds in the 241 bouts during his 26-year career, a considerable number of rounds ...more

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Michael Spinks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Michael Spinks age 61 Michael Spinks is an American former boxer who was an Olympic gold medalist and world champion in the light-heavyweight and heavyweight divisions. Nicknamed Jinx, which spawned the nickname of ...more

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Freddie Welsh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Freddie Welsh Died at 41 (1886-1927) Freddie Welsh was a Welsh lightweight boxing champion. Born in Pontypridd, Wales, and christened Frederick Hall Thomas, he was nicknamed the "Welsh Wizard". Brought up in a tough ...more

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Emile Griffith is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Emile Griffith Died at 75 (1938-2013) Emile Alphonse Griffith was a professional boxer from the U.S. Virgin Islands who became a world champion in the welterweight and middleweight classes. His best known contest was a 1962 title ...more

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James J. Corbett is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
James J. Corbett Died at 67 (1866-1933) James John "Gentleman Jim" Corbett was an American professional boxer and a former World Heavyweight Champion, best known as the man who defeated the great John L. Sullivan. Despite a ...more

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Manuel Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Manuel Ortiz Died at 54 (1916-1970) Manuel Ortiz was one of the very best boxers of the 1940s, and was named to Ring Magazine's list of the 80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years. In 1996, he was inducted into the International ...more

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Carmen Basilio is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Carmen Basilio Died at 85 (1927-2012) Carmine Basilio better known in the boxing world as Carmen Basilio, was an Italian-American professional boxer who had been a world champion in two weight classes.

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John L. Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
John L. Sullivan Died at 60 (1858-1918) John Lawrence Sullivan, also known as the Boston Strong Boy, was recognized as the first Heavyweight Champion of gloved boxing from February 7, 1882, to 1892, and is generally recognized as the ...more

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Benny Leonard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Benny Leonard Died at 51 (1896-1947) Benny Leonard was an American professional lightweight boxer. Widely considered one of the all-time greats, he was ranked 8th on The Ring magazine's list of the "80 Best Fighters of the ...more

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Joe Gans is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Joe Gans Died at 36 (1874-1910) Joe Gans was born Joseph Gant in Baltimore, Maryland. Gans was rated as the greatest lightweight boxer of all time by boxing historian and Ring Magazine founder, Nat Fleischer and was known as ...more

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Sandy Saddler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Sandy Saddler Died at 75 (1926-2001) Joseph "Sandy" Saddler was an American boxer born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a two-time featherweight world champion, and also held the junior lightweight crown. Over his ...more

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Charley Burley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Charley Burley Died at 75 (1917-1992) Charley Burley was an African American boxer who fought as a welterweight and middleweight from 1936 to 1950. Archie Moore, the light-heavyweight champion who was defeated by Burley in a 1944 ...more