Top 10 Greatest African Boxers of All Time

2) Dick Tiger (Nigerian)

Total fights: 82, Wins: 60, Wins by KO: 27, Losses: 19, Draws: 3

One of boxing greatest out of Africa is Nigeria-born Dick Tiger CBE won the world middleweight boxing championship in 1962. He emigrated to the UK and later to the USA. He was an in-house fighter in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. He also worked as a guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He died of liver cancer in 1971.

Dick Tiger


1) Azumah Nelson (Ghanaian)

Total fights: 47, Wins: 39, Wins by KO: 28, Losses: 6, Draws: 2

Former professional boxer Azumah Nelson is considered by many experts and lovers of the sport as the greatest African boxer of all time. He is a three-time world champion in two weight classes. He won a gold medal in the Featherweight class at the 1978 Commonwealth Games.

Azumah Nelson

These great African boxers have made immense contributions to this combat sport.

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