What boxers do you think are known today worldwide by kids to old people?

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  1. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

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    Are there any?

    Ok, maybe not toddlers, but small kids.

    Mike Tyson, Floyd and maybe Pacquiao?

    I can't think of anyone else. If we are talking teenagers and up, it's another story. But I don't think that many kids would recognize Ali. And I don't think older people care about Jake Paul.
     
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  2. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Mike Tyson, Mayweather, Pacquiao and Canelo.
     
  3. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Management Full Member

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  4. sasto

    sasto Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If it's truly worldwide, then I think Ali has the best chance.
     
  5. katori

    katori New Member Full Member

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    Ali. In Japan, My father and mother know who is him.
     
  6. boxingforum24

    boxingforum24 Member Full Member

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    I just asked the kids and they said John Cena and The Rock.
     
  7. vast

    vast Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Jake Paul! Lmao
     
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  8. Finkel

    Finkel Member Full Member

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    Probably none.

    Millennials in Japan know Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali

    Some know Pacquiao
    Fewer know Mayweather
     
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  9. Bigdog2002

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  10. fists of fury

    fists of fury Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Ali and Tyson are obvious choices. They transcended boxing and enjoy worldwide fame through different generations.
    No active fighter fits that description.
     
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  11. Koli55

    Koli55 New Member Full Member

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    Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson are global pop culture icons. All the others mentioned are just boxers.
     
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  12. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think that still Ali.;) Boxing business had reanimated his name by introducing Ali trophy for WBSS, cos this most likely youngsters too had googled up who this Ali was. ;)

    There ofc are some other well known names, usually this depends from country and their activities.
    Some former pro boxers are promoters, business ppl or/ and in politics.
     
  13. xnico

    xnico New Member Full Member

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    Ali, Fury, Tyson
     
  14. Dangerwood84

    Dangerwood84 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yeah I agree, Tyson and Ali became household names because boxing was more mainstream back then. The world really doesn't give a **** about boxing anymore and boxing only has itself to blame for that. Pacqiuao and Mayweather are big names and known by people outside boxing but to a lesser degree and theres a few fighters who should be worldwide mega stars but arent because it's too much of a niche sport now.
     
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  15. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Considering only "contemporary-ish" fighters.............Floyd, Pac, Canelo, Cotto. A lot of Americans also know Wlad, not by name, but a lot of casual people still relate him to Drago :sisi1