Most Famous Boxers By Country

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  1. Italian Stallion

    Italian Stallion Active Member Full Member

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    It's said Muhammad Ali is the most famous boxer in history. That also makes "The Greatest," of course, the most famous American boxer ever. Taking this concept, let's pick each other's brains and list only one name that is the most famous boxing name from a certain country. You can pick any nation you want; most famous need not necessarily mean greatest-ever. It can be a name that, for reasons good or bad, became his country's historically the most well-known fighter around the globe. Here are the nations I chose:
    Bulgaria: Pulev
    Canada: Langford
    Cuba: Stevenson
    Italy: Loi
    Poland: Golota
     
  2. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Around the globe? Maybe Lennox Lewis for UK.

    Otherwise Bruno or Eubank, in the UK.
     
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    Puerto Rico - Felix Trinidad
    Mexico - Julio Cesar Chavez Sr
    Brazil - Jofre
     
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    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Japan-Harada
     
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    DirtyDan Worst Poster of 2015 Full Member

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    Panama- Roberto Duran
    Argentina- Carlos Monzon
    Puerto Rico- Felix Trinidad
    Nicaragua- Alexis Arguello
    Colombia- Antonio Cervantes
    United States- Mike Tyson
    China- Zou Shiming
    Japan- Koki Kameda
    Entire Middle east and United Kingdom- Amir Khan
     
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    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Wales - Joe Calz
    Ireland - Barry Mcg
     
  7. Italian Stallion

    Italian Stallion Active Member Full Member

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    Nice list! Who would you say fits the bill for lesser known nations like Hong Kong and Guyana?
     
  8. Italian Stallion

    Italian Stallion Active Member Full Member

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    BitPlayerVesti Boxingoholican Full Member

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    France- Georges Carpentier

    Atleast historically, at this point now it could well be Takam or something.
     
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  10. Italian Stallion

    Italian Stallion Active Member Full Member

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    Thanks for replying. Yeah I meant historically. Do you agree with the following?
    Bulgaria: Pulev
    Canada: Langford
    Cuba: Stevenson
    Italy: Loi
    Poland: Golota
     
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    ronnyrains Active Member Full Member

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    Brian London.
     
  12. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxingoholican Full Member

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    I'm not sure about Langford, because he seems to have been consdiered more Bostonian than Canadian.
     
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    BitPlayerVesti Boxingoholican Full Member

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    Germany has to be Max Schmeling.

    New Zealand is probably Dan Creedon or Tua, but basically impossible to compare those two for fame really.
     
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  14. Italian Stallion

    Italian Stallion Active Member Full Member

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    Do you mean that Tua is just way more popular than Creedon?
     
  15. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxingoholican Full Member

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    Why do you think that?

    You said it was historic and not just now, and I think they're reasonably close.