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Mike Tyson

Michael Gerard Tyson is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, four months and 22 days old. Tyson won his first 19 professional fights by knockout or stoppage, 12 of them in the first round. He won the WBC title in 1986 after stopping Trevor Berbick in the second round, and added the WBA and IBF titles after defeating James Smith and Tony Tucker in 1987. This made Tyson the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles, and the only heavyweight to successively unify them.

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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. He is nicknamed "The Greatest" and is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century and as one of the greatest boxers of all time.

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Tyson Fury

Tyson Luke Fury is a British professional boxer. In 2015, he won the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, The Ring magazine, and lineal heavyweight titles by defeating long-reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko in Germany. The victory earned him Fighter of the Year and Upset of the Year awards by The Ring. He was stripped of the IBF title less than two weeks later for being unable to grant a fight against the IBF's mandatory challenger, Vyacheslav Glazkov, having already signed a rematch clause with Klitschko. As of June 2019, Fury is ranked as the world's best active heavyweight by The Ring, second by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and fourth by BoxRec.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. is an American professional boxing promoter and retired professional boxer. He competed from 1996 to 2007 and 2009 to 2015, and made a one-fight comeback in 2017. During his career, he held multiple world titles in five weight classes and the lineal championship in four weight classes, and retired with an undefeated record. As an amateur, Mayweather won a bronze medal in the featherweight division at the 1996 Olympics, three U.S. Golden Gloves championships, and the U.S. national championship at featherweight.

Music, Sports, Politics

Manny Pacquiao

Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, PLH is a Filipino professional boxer and politician, currently serving as a senator of the Philippines.

Entertainment, Sports

Chris Eubank

Christopher Livingstone Eubank, is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 1998. He held the WBO middleweight and super-middleweight titles, and is ranked by BoxRec as the fourth best British super-middleweight boxer of all time.

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Anthony Joshua

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, is a British professional boxer. He is a former unified world heavyweight champion, holding three of the four major championships in boxing: the IBF title from 2016 to 2019, the WBA (Super) title from 2017 to 2019, and the WBO title from 2018 to 2019. He had also held the IBO title from 2017 to 2019, and at regional level he held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles from 2014 to 2016.

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Deontay Wilder

Deontay Leshun Wilder is an American professional boxer. He has held the WBC heavyweight title since 2015, and in doing so became the first American world heavyweight champion in nine years, which was the longest period of time in boxing history without an American heavyweight champion. As an amateur he won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division at the 2008 Olympics. This led to his nickname of "The Bronze Bomber", which Wilder coined after Joe Louis, who was known by the nickname of "The Brown Bomber".

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George Foreman

George Edward Foreman is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1969 to 1977, and from 1987 to 1997. Nicknamed "Big George", he is a two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist. Outside the sport he is an ordained minister, author, and entrepreneur.

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Canelo Álvarez

Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán, best known as Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez, is a Mexican professional boxer. He has held multiple world championships in three weight classes, including the unified WBA (Super), WBC, Ring magazine and lineal middleweight titles since 2018, the IBF middleweight title since May 2019, and the WBA (Regular) super middleweight title since December 2018. Previously he held the WBA (Unified), WBC and Ring light middleweight titles between 2011 and 2013; the WBC, Ring and lineal middleweight titles between 2015 and 2018, and the WBO light middleweight title from 2016 to 2017.

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Wladimir Klitschko

Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Klitschko is a Ukrainian former professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2017. He held the world heavyweight championship twice, including the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, Ring magazine and lineal titles. A strategic and intelligent boxer, Klitschko is considered to be one of the best heavyweight champions of all time. He was known for his exceptional knockout power, using a strong jab, straight right hand and left hook, as well as excellent footwork and mobility, unusual for boxers of his size.

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Amir Khan (boxer)

Amir Iqbal Khan is a British professional boxer, promoter and philanthropist. He is a former unified light-welterweight world champion, having held the WBA title from 2009 to 2012, and the IBF title in 2011. At regional level, he held the Commonwealth lightweight title from 2007 to 2008. He also held the WBC Silver welterweight title from 2014 to 2016, and once challenged for a middleweight world title in 2016.

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Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2011. He reigned as the undisputed champion at cruiserweight in the late 1980s and at heavyweight in the early 1990s, and remains the only boxer in history to win the undisputed championship in two weight classes. Nicknamed "The Real Deal", Holyfield is the only four-time world heavyweight champion, having held the unified WBA, WBC, and IBF titles from 1990 to 1992; the WBA and IBF titles again from 1993 to 1994 and between 1996 and 1999; and the WBA title for a fourth time from 2000 to 2001.

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Vasyl Lomachenko

Vasyl Anatoliyovych Lomachenko is a Ukrainian professional boxer. He is currently a unified lightweight world champion, having held the WBA (Super), WBO and Ring magazine titles since 2018, and previously the WBO featherweight and junior lightweight titles between 2014 and 2018.

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Hughie Fury

Hughie Lewis Fury is a British professional boxer. He won the British heavyweight title in May 2018, and challenged once for the WBO heavyweight title in 2017. As an amateur he represented England at the 2012 Youth World Championships, winning a gold medal in the super-heavyweight division and becoming the first British boxer to do so.