Most Famous Boxers By Country

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  1. sweetsci

    sweetsci Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Pretty close. Or maybe Bruno is more popular. I don't know how something like this could be accurately measured.
     
  2. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ali is the most famous in the US. Globally, Tyson is more well known by the casual Joe.
     
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  3. Italian Stallion

    Italian Stallion Active Member Full Member

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    What about Ukraine? Kaplan or the K Brothers?
     
  4. JackSilver

    JackSilver Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Lennox Lewis is by far the most famous boxer associated with Canada. Only hardcore old timers know who Langford is and most people wouldn’t even know he’s Canadian.
     
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  5. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He isn’t
     
  6. Jason Thomas

    Jason Thomas Active Member Full Member

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    As this is about fame, I think Carnera for Italy. If not him, Benvenuti.

    For Cuba, Kid Gavilan.
     
  7. Italian Stallion

    Italian Stallion Active Member Full Member

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    Interesting. I respect your opinion. Just curious: why do you feel Gavilan is more known to people around the world than Teofilo Stevenson is?
     
  8. Italian Stallion

    Italian Stallion Active Member Full Member

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  9. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Well-Known Member Full Member

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    In Europe he is. In many Asian countries too
     
  10. Italian Stallion

    Italian Stallion Active Member Full Member

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    Ghana - Azumah Nelson
    England - Frank Bruno
    Canada - George Chuvalo
    Poland - Andrew Golota
    Ukraine - Klitschkos
    Australia - Joe Bugner
    Germany - Max Schmeling
     
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  12. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    UK it’s between cooper/Bruno. But Henry edges it.

    Nobody else will come close to those two in the United Kingdom.

    I think Cooper was Britain’s first real ambassador of Boxing. Whereas Frank was kind of pushed into that role, he did get a title, his exposure was probably greater than Henry..but Henry became a Sir, was a more knowledgeable spokesman for the sport and remained an established mainstream National treasure for the rest of his life ...where as Bruno’s mainstream appeal lasted only really a few years beyond his career. Same as Barry McGuigan of Ireland.

    Everyones national profile has dimmed a lot since the end of terrestrial TV and tabloid press where nobody can really reach those heights again.

    Joshua, having done a lot more, isn’t even close to Bruno. As ridiculous as it sounds..Joshua in the1980s would have been close to equal to Frank.

    But will Joshua be an active National figure 30 years after his career like Cooper? I don’t think so.

    Max Schmeling must rank internationally as being Germany’s most famous boxer..but I don’t know how celebrated he was after his career over there during the Cold War. Maybe a German would be better qualified to say, but from the outside it appeared Schmeling was more significant internationally as nationally to me..but I could be wrong.

    I imagine Roberto Duran in Panama and Chavez in Mexico come pretty close to the kind of national treasure status of Bruno and Henry Cooper were to their countries.
     
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  13. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yes, his name is more user-friendly/catchy
     
  14. Johnny_B

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    Naseem Hamed. ;)
     
  15. Ra's Al-Ghul

    Ra's Al-Ghul The one and only! Full Member

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    How about Carlo Pedersoli for Italy (although just as amateur and more successful in swimming)? Carnera is also more known than Loi, just as Benvenuti.

    Lennox Lewis is possible the most known Canadian boxer (if none of the Southerlands have boxed).

    For the Czech Republic I think it is either Konecny (Lukas, rather than Milan), Rudolf Kraj or Tomas Adamek.