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Boxers who have won Olympic gold medals or a world boxing title from the following:
International Boxing Association - IBA
International Boxing Council - IBC
International Boxing Federation - IBF
International Boxing Organisation - IBO
International Boxing Union - IBU
World Boxing Association - WBA
World Boxing Council - WBC
World Professional Boxing Federation - WPBF
World Boxing Federation - WBF
World Boxing Organisation - WBO
World Boxing Union - WBU
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A former boxer from Cincinnati, Ohio, and member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He is the former world Junior Welterweight champion, and regarded as one of the greatest fighters in the history of the weight class.
Better known in the boxing world as Abe "The Little Hebrew" Attell, was a boxer who became known for his record-setting period as world Featherweight champion, as well as for his involvement in the Black Sox Scandal and other scandals.
A former world junior lightweight and lightweight champion. His style of fighting in the ring has garnered him a reputation for being more of a brawler than a boxer.He also has the reputation of being a quitter after quitting in both of his losses to Diego Corales and Juan Diaz.
He challenged Pete Talliaferro for the IBA's light welterweight title. He won that belt September 10, 1997, with a nine-round knockout in Las Vegas. He defended the title only once, losing to Antonio Diaz by a twelve round decision on December 20 of the same year. Santos then won three of his next four bouts before challenging for the North American Boxing Federation light welterweight title. Among the three boxers he beat during that span were former world title challenger Billy Irwin and Ricky Quiles.
A former boxer in the Light welterweight (Super lightweight or former Junior welterweight) division. He won the WBA Light welterweight title in 1992.
A Mexican-American who boxed during the 1970s and 1980s in boxing's Bantamweight division, becoming world champion
Made boxing history as the sport's first three-division world champion.
The 'Rocky' movies were based on Chuck Wepner's fight with Muhammad Ali
Won the gold medal in the men's welterweight division at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands despite competing throughout the tournament with a dislocated knuckle in his left hand.
Gabriel "Flash" Elorde is widely regarded as the best filipino fighter that ever lived.
1976- 1977 WBA super welterweight champion
A professional boxer in the light welterweight (140 lb) division. He is a former WBO NABO Lightweight titleholder.
On September 15, 1978 Mike Rossman met Victor Galindez for the WBA light heavyweight title in New Orleans. In a tremendous upset, Rossman beat Galindez at his own game. He bloodied, battered and outfought the champion to win the title on a thirteenth round TKO.
He was the undisputed heavyweight champion and remains the youngest man ever to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles. He won the WBC title at just 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old, after defeating Trevor Berbick by a TKO in the second round. Throughout his career, Tyson became well-known for his ferocious and intimidating boxing style as well as his controversial behavior both inside and outside the ring.
WBA, WBC & WBO super middleweight titles
He held the French national middleweight title twice, the WBC International middleweight title (1997) and the European middleweight title 2002.
Retired American boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion, who is widely considered one of the greatest heavyweight championship boxers of all time. As an amateur, he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. After turning professional, he went on to become the first boxer to win the lineal heavyweight championship 3 times. Originally known as Cassius Clay, Ali changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam in 1964. In 1967, Ali refused to be inducted into the U.S. military based on his religious beliefs and opposition to the Vietnam War. He was arrested and found guilty on draft evasion charges, stripped of his boxing title, and his boxing license was suspended. He did not fight again for nearly 4 years till his appeal was heard in the U.S. Supreme Court, where it was successful.
Was as a world champion in three different weight categories: junior flyweight, flyweight, and super flyweight.
Former Bantamweight and Featherweight champion. He was commonly known by the nickname Prince Naseem or Naz. Hamed was known for his boxing antics and spectacular ring entrances that have included being deposited in the middle of the ring by an elevator, being carried into the ring on a palanquin, walking into the ring on a fashion runway style walk way and walking into the ring with a Halloween mask for his fight with Wayne McCullough
A former two-time WBA heavyweight champion. At 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) he is the tallest and heaviest man to hold a World Heavyweight title.
A former boxer who held world titles - both WBO middleweight and WBC super middleweight and was known as "The Dark Destroyer."
WBO Middleweight champio. Benvenuti also went to the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, where he earned the Welterweight division's gold medal and the Val Barker trophy as the Games' best boxer.
WBA super flyweight champion.
He won the Olympic Gold medal in Athens 2004 and was a three time winner at the World Amateur Boxing Championships.
WBC world light-flyweight champion
A former undisputed cruiserweight champion, having held the WBA, WBC, IBF, and The Ring magazine cruiserweight titles.
Held the WBA cruiserweight title. As an amateur, he won the National Golden Gloves title.
He is a former WBA Lightweight Champion.
WBA super bantamweight boxing champion
De La Hoya has defeated 17 world champions and has won 10 world titles in six different weight classes. He won a gold medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games.
World Flyweight boxing championship in 1923. He was never knocked out in his entire boxing career, which ended with his sudden death at the age of 23 from complications following a tooth extraction.
His first international success was a gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics in United Kingdom. World Flyweight Champion. He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
NBA world middleweight champion
World Heavyweight Champion, 1932. Defeated by Max Baer in 1934.
At 60 years old Mamby still wants to fight and still trains for a fight
A former 2002 Commonwealth Games bronze medal winner and currently ranked as New Zealand's number one professional heavyweight boxer (2008). Cameron held the WBA Pan African, IBF Pan Pacific and WBO Asia Pacific Heavyweight titles until he was recently beaten by Friday Ahunanya.
Also known as 'Torpedo Billy Murphy'. A featherweight, he was the first world champion in any class to come from New Zealand and the only NZ-born champion to date. Murphy was born in Auckland and began boxing there before continuing his career in Australia. On 13 January 1890 he fought Irishman Ike Weir in San Francisco to win the world featherweight title.
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