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

List boxers include Johnny Owen, Gavin Rees and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Welsh boxers?" and "Which boxers are from Wales?"

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

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Joe Calzaghe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boxers from Wales
age 46 Joseph William "Joe" Calzaghe, CBE is a retired Welsh professional boxer. He is a former WBO, IBF, WBC, WBA & The Ring Super Middleweight Champion and The Ring Light Heavyweight ...more

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Freddie Welsh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boxers from Wales
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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Jimmy Wilde is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boxers from Wales
Died at 77 (1892-1969) Jimmy Wilde was a Welsh professional boxer and world boxing champion. He was the first official World Flyweight Champion and was rated by American boxing writer Nat Fleischer, as well as many ...more

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Tommy Farr is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boxers from Wales
Died at 73 (1913-1986) Thomas George Farr was a British boxer from Clydach Vale, Wales, nicknamed "the Tonypandy Terror". Prior to 1936, he had boxed in the light heavyweight division, in which he was the ...more

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Jim Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boxers from Wales
Died at 45 (1880-1925) James "Jim" Driscoll commonly known as Peerless Jim was a Welsh boxer who learned his trade in the boxing ring and used it to fight his way out of poverty. Driscoll was British ...more

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Colin Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boxers from Wales
age 59 Colin Jones was a Welsh boxer, who became British, Commonwealth and European welterweight champion. Before turning professional he represented Great Britain at the 1976 Summer Olympics in ...more

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Dai Dower is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boxers from Wales
age 85 David William "Dai" Dower MBE, former British, Empire and European Flyweight boxing champion, is one of the most successful Welsh boxers of all time.

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Eddie Avoth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boxers from Wales
age 73 Eddie Avoth is a former boxer and actor. He was British and Commonwealth Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion, with a record of 44 wins from 53 fights.

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Steve Robinson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boxers from Wales
age 50 Steve Robinson is a Welsh retired professional boxer. He is best known for working in Debenhams as a storeman in Cardiff, then with just two days' notice, he accepted the fight against John ...more

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Nathan Cleverly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boxers from Wales
age 31 Nathan Cleverly is a Welsh professional boxer and a former WBO light heavyweight world champion. He is also the former European, British and Commonwealth light heavyweight champion. He graduated ...more

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Gavin Rees is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boxers from Wales
age 38 Gavin Rees is a retired Welsh professional boxer. Nicknamed "The Rock", Rees is a former British and EBU lightweight champion, and former WBA light welterweight world champion. He was ...more

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Enzo Maccarinelli is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boxers from Wales
age 38 Enzo Maccarinelli is a Welsh professional boxer. Nicknamed "Big Mac", he is a former WBO cruiserweight world champion, and the current commonwealth light heavyweight champion.

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Nicky Piper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boxers from Wales
age 52 Nicky Piper MBE is a retired Welsh super middleweight and light heavyweight boxer from Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff. His career was at its peak in the 1990s becoming the Commonwealth ...more

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Bradley Pryce is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boxers from Wales
age 37 Bradley Pryce is a British professional boxer. He usually fights at light middleweight or the divisions either side, is a two time challenger for the British title and is a former Commonwealth ...more

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Gary Lockett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boxers from Wales
age 42 Gary Lockett is a retired professional boxer from Cwmbran, Wales, who fought in the middleweight division.

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Johnny Owen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boxers from Wales
Died at 24 (1956-1980) John Richard Owens was a professional boxer from Wales who fought under the name Johnny Owen. His fragile appearance earned him many epithets, including ‘the Bionic Bantam’ and ‘the Merthyr ...more

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Jason Cook is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boxers from Wales
Jason Cook age 43 Jason Cook is a professional boxer, who fights under the nickname "The Power". As an amateur, he won a silver medal for Wales at the 1994 Commonwealth Games. As a professional, he has ...more

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Thomas Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boxers from Wales
Thomas Thomas Died at 31 (1880-1911) Thomas "Tom" Thomas, was a Welsh boxer, the first British middleweight boxing champion.