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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 Foreman1

    BirthplaceMarshall, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

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

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  • Joe Louis2

    Joe Louis

    Dec. at 67 (1914-1981)

    BirthplaceLa Fayette, Alabama, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

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

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  • Oscar de la Hoya3

    BirthplaceEast Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionWelterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight, Middleweight, Super featherweight

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

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  • Evander Holyfield4

    BirthplaceAtmore, Alabama, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionCruiserweight, Light heavyweight, Heavyweight

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

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  • Rocky Marciano5

    Rocky Marciano

    Dec. at 46 (1923-1969)

    BirthplaceBrockton, Massachusetts, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America,Italy

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

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

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  • Joe Frazier6

    Joe Frazier

    Dec. at 67 (1944-2011)

    BirthplaceBeaufort, South Carolina, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

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

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  • Muhammad Ali7

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

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

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  • Mike Tyson8

    Mike Tyson

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceBedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

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

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  • Larry Holmes9

    BirthplaceCuthbert, Georgia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

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

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  • Sugar Ray Robinson10

    Sugar Ray Robinson

    Dec. at 68 (1921-1989)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionWelterweight, Middleweight

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

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  • Jack Dempsey11

    Jack Dempsey

    Dec. at 88 (1895-1983)

    BirthplaceManassa, Colorado, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

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

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  • Roy Jones Jr.12

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionSuper middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight, Heavyweight

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

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  • Jack Johnson13

    Jack Johnson

    Dec. at 68 (1878-1946)

    BirthplaceGalveston, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

    John Arthur Johnson (March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946), nicknamed the Galveston Giant, was an...  more
  • Sonny Liston14

    Sonny Liston

    Dec. at 38 (1932-1970)

    BirthplaceSand Slough, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

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

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  • Floyd Mayweather Jr.15

    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionWelterweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight, Super featherweight

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

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  • Henry Armstrong16

    Henry Armstrong

    Dec. at 76 (1912-1988)

    BirthplaceColumbus, Mississippi

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionWelterweight, Featherweight, Lightweight

    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

  • Gene Tunney17

    Gene Tunney

    Dec. at 81 (1897-1978)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

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

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  • Ezzard Charles18

    Ezzard Charles

    Dec. at 54 (1921-1975)

    BirthplaceLawrenceville, Georgia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionLight heavyweight, Heavyweight

    Ezzard Mack Charles, known as the Cincinnati Cobra (July 7, 1921 – May 28, 1975) was an...  more
  • Max Baer19

    Max Baer

    Dec. at 50 (1909-1959)

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

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

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  • Floyd Patterson20

    Floyd Patterson

    Dec. at 71 (1935-2006)

    BirthplaceWaco, North Carolina, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionHeavyweight

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

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  • Sugar Ray Leonard21

    BirthplaceRocky Mount, North Carolina, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionSuper middleweight, Welterweight, Light middleweight, Middleweight

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

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  • Shane Mosley22

    BirthplaceLynwood, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionWelterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

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

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  • Marvelous Marvin Hagler23

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionMiddleweight

    Marvin Hagler (born Marvin Nathaniel Hagler; May 23, 1954) also known as Marvelous Marvin...  more

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  • Pernell Whitaker24

    BirthplaceVirginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionWelterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight, Light welterweight

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

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  • Thomas Hearns25

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Weight DivisionCruiserweight, Super middleweight, Welterweight, Light middleweight, Middleweight

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