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List of famous professional boxers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top professional boxers in the world? This includes the most prominent professional boxers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable professional boxers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic professional boxers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned professional boxers.

Parvati Shallow and Muhammad Ali are included in this list.

From reputable, prominent, and well known professional boxers to the lesser known professional boxers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the professional boxer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous professional boxers ever?" and "What are the names of famous professional boxers?" then you're in the right place. (1399 items)

Parvati Shallow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Parvati Shallow is a television personality and was the $1,000,000 winner of the reality television series Survivor: Micronesia. She had previously competed in Survivor: Cook Islands where she ...more

Mickey Rourke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Philip Andre Rourke, Jr., known as Mickey Rourke, is an American actor, screenwriter, and retired boxer, who has appeared primarily as a leading man in drama, action, and thriller films. During ...more

Bob Hope is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS, was an English-born American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years, Hope ...more

Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
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

Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Muhammad Ali is an American former professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history. A controversial and polarizing figure during his early career, ...more

Laila Ali is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Laila Amaria Ali is a retired undefeated American professional boxer. She is the daughter of retired heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali with his third wife, Veronica Porsche Ali. Laila is ...more

Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Dean Martin was an American singer, actor, comedian, and film producer. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed the "King of ...more

Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
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

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
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

Mia St. John is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Mia Rosales St. John is a Mexican-American professional boxer and former WBC champion in the super welterweight division. She is also the IBA and IFBA lightweight champion. She is also a model, ...more

Evander Holyfield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
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

Anthony Quinn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca, more commonly known as Anthony Quinn, was a Mexican American actor, as well as a painter and writer. He starred in numerous critically acclaimed and commercially ...more

George Foreman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
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

Jack Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
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

Tonya Harding is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Tonya Maxene Harding is an American figure skating champion, a two-time Olympian, and a two-time Skate America Champion. In 1991, she won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and placed second ...more

Jack Palance is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Jack Palance was an American actor. During half a century of film and television appearances, Palance was nominated for three Academy Awards, all for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, winning in ...more

Joe Louis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
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

Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao, PLH is a Filipino world champion professional boxer. At 32 he was elected to the Philippine House of Representatives. He has also been involved in ...more

Jake LaMotta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Giacobbe "Jake" LaMotta, nicknamed "The Bronx Bull" and "The Raging Bull," is an American retired professional boxer and former World Middleweight Champion. He was ...more

Alan King is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Alan King was an American actor and comedian known for his biting wit and often angry humorous rants. King became well known as a Jewish comedian and satirist. He was also a serious actor who ...more

Sugar Ray Robinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
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

Chuck Zito is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Charles "Chuck" Carmine Zito, Jr., is an American actor, amateur boxer, martial artist, celebrity bodyguard, stuntman, former boxing trainer and former president of the New York ...more

Sugar Ray Leonard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Sugar Ray Leonard is an actor.

Larry Fine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Louis Feinberg, known professionally as Larry Fine, was an American comedian, actor, violinist, and boxer, who is best known as a member of the comedy act The Three Stooges.

Wladimir Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Wladimir Klitschko is a Ukrainian professional boxer who competes in the heavyweight division. He is a multiple-time world champion. Klitschko has held a piece of the world heavyweight ...more

Joseph Jackson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Joseph Walter Jackson (July 26, 1928 – June 27, 2018) was an American talent manager and patriarch of the Jackson family of entertainers that includes his children Michael and Janet. He was ...more

Gene Tunney is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
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

Vitali Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Vitali Volodymyrovych Klitschko is a Ukrainian politician and the current Mayor of Kiev, head of the Kiev City State Administration and former professional boxer. He is the leader of the ...more

Joe Frazier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
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

Michael Clark is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Michael Clark is a professional boxer. He has twice won the IBC lightweight title. Commonly known by his stagename, "Cold Blood", he has also held the NABF and WBC Continental Americas ...more

Holly Holm is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Holly Holm is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight division. Holm is also a former professional boxer and kickboxer. During her boxing ...more

Rocky Lockridge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Rocky Lockridge is an American former boxer. As a professional, he is best known for handing Roger Mayweather his first defeat—a first-round knockout after just 98 seconds—earning him the WBA ...more

Iran Barkley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Iran Barkley is a retired American professional boxer who held world titles at middleweight, super-middleweight, and light-heavyweight. Among the many highlights of his up-and-down career are ...more

Jack Warden is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Jack Warden was an American character actor of film and television. He was twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for Shampoo and Heaven Can Wait. He received a BAFTA ...more

Stuart Whitman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Stuart Maxwell Whitman is an American actor. He is arguably best known for playing Marshal Jim Crown in the Western television series Cimarron Strip in 1967. Whitman also starred with John Wayne ...more

Juli Crockett is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Juli Crockett is an American playwright and theater director, retired professional boxer and amateur champion, lead singer of the alternative country band The Evangenitals, and producer of The 1 ...more

Fred Ward is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Freddie Joe "Fred" Ward is an American actor. He began his film career in 1979 alongside Clint Eastwood in Escape from Alcatraz. His notable roles include Southern Comfort, The Right ...more

Max Baer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
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

Rocky Marciano is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
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

Lennox Lewis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Lennox Claudius Lewis, CM, CBE is a retired boxer and the most recent undisputed world heavyweight champion. He holds dual British and Canadian citizenship. As an amateur he won gold ...more

Dale Robertson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Dayle Lymoine Robertson was an American actor best known for his starring roles on television. He played the roving investigator Jim Hardie in the NBC/ABC television series Tales of Wells Fargo, ...more

Frank Bruno is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Franklin Roy "Frank" Bruno MBE is an English former professional boxer who was known for his good punch power and whose career highlight was winning the WBC heavyweight championship in ...more

Edgar Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Edgar Kennedy is an actor.

David Haye is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
David Deron Haye is a retired professional boxer. He was nicknamed "The Hayemaker" for his hand-speed and punching power. Haye is a former undisputed world cruiserweight champion, and ...more

Edwin Valero is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Edwin Valero was a Venezuelan professional boxer. He was born in Bolero Alto, and raised in El Vigía. Valero was an undefeated southpaw boxer and former two weight world champion who ...more

James J. Braddock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
James Walter "Cinderella Man" Braddock was an American boxer who was the world heavyweight champion from 1935 to 1937. Fighting under the name James J. Braddock, he was known for his ...more

Henry Maske is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Henry Maske is a retired German boxer, and one of Germany's most popular sports figures.

Eva Wahlström is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Eva Ulrika Birgitta Wahlström is a Finnish boxer. Current undefeated as a professional, she is the most successful boxer from Finland to date, being ranked second best in Europe in 2004 and ...more

Professor Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
Charles "Charlie" J. Kalani Jr. was an American professional wrestler, professional boxer, college football player, soldier, actor, and Martial Artist who, in fighting rings, was also ...more

Floyd Patterson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Professional Boxers
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