Combat Sports Famous Male Professional Boxers

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This list of famous male professional boxers, features bios and photos, when available. This male professional boxers list contains the most prominent and top men in the professional boxing world. Boxing fans will also enjoy these rare pictures of young Mike Tyson and famous people who died while boxing. These male professional boxers of note are listed by their level of prominence, and can be sorted by various bits of information like date of birth or birthplace. There are thousands of men working as pro boxers in the world, but this list highlights only the notable ones.

Among the famous boxer names below are, of course, Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson - two of the most famous boxers of all time. The thing Ali and Tyson had in common through their colorful, iconic careers? Both were heavyweight champions of the world. Featuring former boxers, black boxers, and more, this list has them all! 

While this isn't a list of all male professional boxers, it does feature over 1,100 best pro fighters, with pictures of boxers as well. Who are the most famous male professional boxers in the world? Who are the best male professional boxers? The most notable male professional boxers in history and today are shown below. Enjoy this list of well-known, leading male professional boxers.

Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Professional Boxers
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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 significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest boxers of all time. He was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and began training as an amateur boxer when he was 12 years old. At age 18, he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, then turned professional later that year. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 77

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Professional Boxer, Philanthropist, Social activist

Credits: When We Were Kings, Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee, A.k.a. Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story

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Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Professional Boxers
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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 the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old. Tyson won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, 12 of them in the first round. He won the WBC title in 1986 after defeating Trevor Berbick by a TKO in the second round. In 1987, Tyson added the WBA and IBF titles after defeating James Smith and Tony Tucker. He was the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles, and the only heavyweight to successively unify them. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 52

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Athlete, Professional Boxer

Credits: Tyson, The Hangover, The Hangover Part II, Rocky Balboa

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Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Professional Boxers
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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 James A. Garfield High School. De La Hoya was born in East Los Angeles, California, and comes from a boxing family. His grandfather Vicente, father Joel Sr. and brother Joel Jr. were all boxers. De La Hoya was The Ring's "Fighter of the Year" in 1995 and Ring Magazine's top-rated Pound for Pound fighter in the world in 1997 & 1998. De La Hoya officially announced his retirement from the sport at a press conference held in Los Angeles on April 14, 2009. De La Hoya has defeated 17 world champions and has won ten ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

Birthplace: East Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Author, Professional Boxer

Credits: The Mexican-American War, The World Awaits: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather, 26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Professional Boxers
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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 championship in four different weight classes. Mayweather is a two-time Ring magazine Fighter of the Year; he also won the Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year award in 2007 and the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Mayweather is the WBC, WBA and Ring welterweight champion, and the WBC Super, WBA, and Ring junior middle weight champion. He is also rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by many sporting news and boxing websites, including Ring, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 41

Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Actor, Athlete, Professional Boxer

Credits: More Than Famous, he World Awaits: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather, WrestleMania XXIV, Think Like a Man Too

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