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Famous Boxers from Venezuela

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

This list below has a variety of boxers, like José Bonilla and Alexander Muñoz, in it.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Venezuelan boxers?" and "Which boxers are from Venezuela?"

You can click on the names of these legendary boxers of Venezuela in order to get more information about each one. If you box or just love the sport then use this list of talented Venezuelan boxers to find some new athletes to watch.
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    Edwin Valero

    Dec. at 29 (1981-2010)

    BirthplaceMérida, Mérida, Venezuela

    NationalityVenezuela

    Weight DivisionLightweight, Super featherweight

    Edwin Valero (December 3, 1981 – April 19, 2010) was a Venezuelan professional boxer who competed from 2002 to 2010. He was an undefeated former world champion in two weight classes, having held the...  more

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  • 2

    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela

    NationalityVenezuela

    Alfonso Blanco Parra (born February 2, 1986) is a Venezuelan boxer who competes in the middleweight division. He was the 2008 Olympian for Venezuela and he also won the middleweight silver medal at...  more
  • 3

    Israel Contreras

    Age: 60

    BirthplaceLa Guaira, Venezuela

    NationalityVenezuela

    Weight DivisionBantamweight

    Israel Contreras (born December 27, 1960) is a Venezuelan former professional boxer who won the World Boxing Association bantamweight title. He had a supporting role in the Mel Gibson film...  more
  • 4

    José Bonilla

    Dec. at 35 (1967-2002)

    BirthplaceVenezuela

    NationalityVenezuela

    Weight DivisionFlyweight

    José Bonilla (El Tigre, Anzoátegui, 19 November 1967 – 14 June 2002) was a Venezuelan professional boxer. He was a former World Boxing Association (WBA) flyweight (112 lb) champion....  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceMiranda, Venezuela

    NationalityVenezuela

    Weight DivisionSuper flyweight

    Alexander Muñoz (born February 8, 1979) is a Venezuelan professional boxer who has held the WBA super flyweight title twice; from 2002 to 2004, and from 2007 to 2008. He also challenged for the WBA...  more
  • 6

    Aquiles Guzmán

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceAnzoátegui, Venezuela

    NationalityVenezuela

    Weight DivisionFlyweight

    Aquiles José Guzmán Matute. (born April 13, 1965 in Anzoátegui, Venezuela) is a former Venezuelan professional boxer. He is a former World Boxing Association (WBA) flyweight (112 lb) champion....  more
  • 7

    BirthplaceBarinas, Venezuela, Venezuela

    NationalityVenezuela

    Weight DivisionLightweight

    Jorge Luis Linares Palencia (born August 22, 1985), best known as Jorge Linares, is a Venezuelan professional boxer. He has held multiple world championships in three weight classes, including the...  more
  • 8

    BirthplaceMachiques, Venezuela

    NationalityVenezuela

    Weight DivisionFlyweight

    Lorenzo Justiniano Parra Garcia (born August 19, 1978) is a Venezuelan Professional boxing who held the WBA flyweight title from 2003 to 2007. He has also challenged for the WBA Super bantamweight...  more
  • 9

    Ernesto España

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceVenezuela

    NationalityVenezuela

    Weight DivisionLightweight

    Ernesto España (born November 7, 1954) was a Venezuelan boxer who held the World Boxing Association lightweight championship in 1979 and 1980. España became a professional boxer in 1975 and won all...  more
  • 10

    BirthplaceGuyana

    NationalityVenezuela

    Weight DivisionSuper flyweight

    Félix Machado (born August 22, 1972 in Guyana) is a Venezuelan featherweight boxer. He currently resides in Bolívar, Venezuela. He is a former IBF super flyweight champion, defeating Julio Gamboa on...  more
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    David Griman

    Age: 53

    NationalityVenezuela

    Weight DivisionFlyweight

    David Griman (born March 10, 1967 in Los Teques) is a former Venezuelan professional boxer. He is a former World Boxing Association (WBA) flyweight (112 lb) champion....  more