The Most Famous Irish Boxer: A Ranking

Choose the boxer you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Apr 20, 2024 08:12
Welcome to StrawPoll, where your opinion matters! Dive into the thrilling world of Irish boxing as we rank the most famous Irish boxers of all time. From legendary powerhouses to contemporary icons, we've got them all lined up and ready for your vote. Who will take the crown as the most celebrated Irish pugilist? That's up to you! Cast your vote, share your thoughts, and even suggest an overlooked contender to join the fray. It's time to raise your gloves and make your voice heard as we determine Ireland's ultimate boxing champion. Step into the ring with us and let the battle for the top spot begin!

Who Is the Most Famous Irish Boxer?

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    He is one of the most popular and successful mixed martial artists in the world, known for his brash personality and knockout power. He has also ventured into boxing, famously facing Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a highly publicized match in 2017.
    Conor McGregor in other rankings
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    Muhammad Ali
    Ira Rosenberg · Public domain
    Although born in the United States, Ali's heritage can be traced back to Ireland. He is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time, with a record of 56 wins and only 5 losses.
    Muhammad Ali in other rankings
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    McGuigan won the WBA featherweight title in 1985, becoming the first Irishman to win a world boxing title since 1951. He is also known for his work as a boxing commentator and analyst.
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    Taylor is a former Olympic gold medalist and the current unified lightweight world champion. She has been praised for her technical skills in the ring and her impact on women's boxing.
    Katie Taylor in other rankings
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    Collins won world titles in both the middleweight and super-middleweight divisions, and is known for his tough, aggressive fighting style. He retired with a record of 36 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw.
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    Frampton is a former two-weight world champion, and is known for his speed and power in the ring. He has a record of 28 wins and only 2 losses.
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    Nevin won a silver medal in the bantamweight division at the 2012 Olympics, and has also won multiple national and international titles. He is known for his technical skills and quick footwork.
    John Joe Nevin in other rankings
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    Carruth won a gold medal in the welterweight division at the 1992 Olympics, becoming the first Irish boxer to win Olympic gold in 36 years. He retired with a record of 51 wins and 12 losses.
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    Lee won the WBO middleweight title in 2014, and is known for his powerful left hook. He retired with a record of 35 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw.
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    Eamonn Magee
    Vintagekits · CC BY-SA 3.0
    Magee won the British welterweight title twice, and also held the Commonwealth and European titles. He retired with a record of 32 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw.

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Ranking factors for famous boxer

  1. Accomplishments in the boxing ring
    This includes titles won, undefeated streaks, and noteworthy victories.
  2. Popularity and public recognition
    A boxer's popularity and public recognition can be influenced by their media coverage, endorsements and sponsorships, and overall charisma.
  3. Impact on the sport of boxing
    This includes the boxers influence on other boxers, their contribution to the sport, and how they have changed the boxing world.
  4. Longevity
    A boxer's longevity in the sport can also be an important factor, as it shows how they were able to consistently perform at the highest level over a long period of time.
  5. International recognition
    A boxer's international recognition can also play a role, particularly if they have competed and gained success against boxers from multiple countries.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous Irish boxer. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or boxer is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


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Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each boxer once every 24 hours. The rank of each boxer is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous irish boxer

Ireland is known for producing some of the world's best boxers, and their legacy in the sport stretches back decades. From John L. Sullivan in the late 1800s to modern-day champions like Katie Taylor, Irish boxers have left an indelible mark on the sport. But who is the most famous Irish boxer of all time? That's a question that has been fiercely debated among boxing fans for years, with several contenders vying for the title. In this article, we'll explore the history of Irish boxing and take a closer look at some of the most legendary fighters to come out of the Emerald Isle.

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