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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
age 70
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
Dec. 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
age 46
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
age 57
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 77
Muhammad Ali (January 17, 1942 - June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. Nicknamed "The Greatest", he is widely regarded as one of the most ...more
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Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
age 53
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
age 70
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 50
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 42
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
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Ezzard Charles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 63
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
age 48
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
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Marvelous Marvin Hagler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boxers from the United States
age 65
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
age 55
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
age 61
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