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Famous Boxers from the United States

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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. {#nodes}
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    George Edward Foreman (born January 10, 1949) is an American former professional boxer who...  more

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    #163 of 574 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures#15 of 33 The Greatest Modern Day Renaissance Men

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    Joe Louis

    Dec. at 67 (1914-1981)
    Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981), best known as Joe Louis was an American...  more

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    #423 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#64 of 101 The Most Beloved US Veterans

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    Oscar De La Hoya (; born February 4, 1973) is a Mexican-American former professional boxer...  more

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    #17 of 74 The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now#11 of 32 The Best Hispanic Boxers of All Time

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    Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962) is an American former professional boxer who...  more

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    #59 of 60 The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names#1 of 43 The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

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    Rocky Marciano

    Dec. at 46 (1923-1969)
    Rocco Francis Marchegiano (September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969), best known as Rocky Marciano...  more

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    #798 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#5 of 28 28 Famous Athletes Who Are Catholic

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    Joe Frazier

    Dec. at 67 (1944-2011)
    Joseph William Frazier (January 12, 1944 – November 7, 2011), nicknamed "Smokin' Joe", was an...  more

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    #561 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#1089 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time

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    Muhammad Ali (; born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an...  more

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    #185 of 439 Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With#178 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

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    Mike Tyson

    Age: 54
    Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is an American former professional boxer who...  more

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    #1226 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time#884 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021

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    Larry Holmes (born November 3, 1949) is an American former professional boxer who competed...  more

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    #262 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities In The World#55 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time

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    Sugar Ray Robinson

    Dec. at 68 (1921-1989)
    Sugar Ray Robinson (born Walker Smith Jr.; May 3, 1921 – April 12, 1989) was an American...  more

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    #142 of 152 The Most Influential Athletes Of All Time#10 of 13 Athletes Who Are (Allegedly) In The Illuminati

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    Jack Dempsey

    Dec. at 88 (1895-1983)
    William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey (June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983), nicknamed "Kid Blackie" and...  more

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    #3 of 107 College & Professional Athletes Who Were Raised Mormon#1 of 190 The Toughest Professional Fighters in History

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    Roy Levesta Jones Jr. (born January 16, 1969) is an American former professional boxer, boxing...  more

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    #8 of 27 26 Athletes Who Are Rappers#8 of 26 26 Athletes Who Are Also Musicians

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    Jack Johnson

    Dec. at 68 (1878-1946)
    John Arthur Johnson (March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946), nicknamed the Galveston Giant, was an...  more
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    Sonny Liston

    Dec. at 38 (1932-1970)
    Charles L. "Sonny" Liston (c. 1930 – c. December 30, 1970) was an American professional boxer...  more

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    #54 of 66 The Most Controversial Athletes in Sports History#9 of 48 Athletes Charged with DUI

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    Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. (né Sinclair; born February 24, 1977) is an American professional...  more

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    The Best Floyd Mayweather Burns By Conor McGregor#33 of 115 The Funniest Professional Athletes

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    Henry Armstrong

    Dec. at 76 (1912-1988)
    Henry Jackson Jr. (December 12, 1912 – October 24, 1988) was an American professional boxer...  more

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    #3 of 48 The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time#36 of 72 Famous People Buried at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery

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    Gene Tunney

    Dec. at 81 (1897-1978)
    James Joseph "Gene" Tunney (May 25, 1897 – November 7, 1978) was an American professional...  more

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    #65 of 249 Famous Irish Americans#30 of 35 Athletes Who Are Military Heroes

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    Ezzard Charles

    Dec. at 54 (1921-1975)
    Ezzard Mack Charles, known as the Cincinnati Cobra (July 7, 1921 – May 28, 1975) was an...  more
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    Max Baer

    Dec. at 50 (1909-1959)
    Maximilian Adelbert Baer (February 11, 1909 – November 21, 1959) was an American boxer who was...  more

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    #19 of 70 The Greatest Jewish Athletes Of All Time#3 of 36 The Greatest Jewish Boxers Of All Time

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    Floyd Patterson

    Dec. at 71 (1935-2006)
    Floyd Patterson (January 4, 1935 – May 11, 2006) was an American professional boxer who...  more

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    #61 of 85 Great Athletes Who Waited Too Long To Retire#9 of 45 The Best Boxers of the 1950s

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    Ray Charles Leonard (born May 17, 1956), best known as "Sugar" Ray Leonard, is an American...  more

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    #19 of 22 Celebrities Who Are Godparents For Their Famous Friends#8 of 39 39 Famous Athletes Who Are Alcoholics

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    Shane Andre Mosley (born September 7, 1971), often known by his nickname "Sugar" Shane Mosley,...  more

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    #76 of 77 The Best Athletes Who Have Used Performance Enhancing Drugs#55 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century

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    Marvelous Marvin Hagler (born Marvin Nathaniel Hagler; May 23, 1954 – March 13, 2021) was an...  more

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    #12 of 48 The Best Boxers of the 1970s#1 of 30 The Best Boxers of the 1980s

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    Pernell Whitaker, Sr. (January 2, 1964 – July 14, 2019) was an American professional boxer...  more

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    #6 of 49 The Best Welterweight Boxers of All Time#7 of 81 The Best Lightweight Boxers of All Time

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    Thomas "Tommy" Hearns (born October 18, 1958) is an American former professional boxer who...  more