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10 Greatest African Boxers Of All Time

Africa is the land of strength and valour, and boxing is one of the most popular sports in the world. We have had several Africa boxers who can be tagged as ‘Boxing greats’ and that’s why we have decided to celebrate 10 of the biggest boxers out of Africa.

Come along with us let’s count down to the number one, don’t forget to `also leave a comment below as well.

Here are the top 10 greatest African boxers of all time.

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10) Welcome Ncita (South African)

Total fights: 44, Wins: 40, Wins by KO: 21, Losses: 3, Draws: 1

South African former professional boxer Welcome Ncita was called “The Hawk”. He became a professional in 1984 and won the International Boxing Federation Super Bantamweight Title in 1990. He defended the title six times.

 

cornelius9) Cornelious Edwards (Ugandan)

Total fights: 53, Wins: 45, Wins by KO: 34, Losses: 7, Draws: 1

Cornelius Boza Edwards was a Ugandan boxer in the Lightweight division and the former WBC Super Featherweight Champion. Edwards emigrated from Uganda to England, where he lived for a long period.

Cornelious Boza Edwards won the WBC World Junior Lightweight Title in 1981. Out of his 45 wins, 34 were knockouts. He fought several world champions including Chacon, Alexis Argüello and Rolando Navarrete. Currently this great pugilist lives in the United States of America, where he spends time training boxers.

 

corrie-sanders8) Corrie Sanders (South African)

Total fights: 46, Wins: 42, Wins by KO: 31, Losses: 4, Draws: 0
Cornelius Johannes “Corrie” Sanders was a South African professional boxer. In 2003 he became the WBO heavyweight champion by defeating Wladimir Klitschko via a second-round knock out that is considered one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history and was named Ring Magazine upset of the year 2003.

He died in a hospital in the early hours of 23 September 2012 after being shot during an armed robbery

 

LAS VEGAS - APRIL 10:  Francois Botha appears in the ring after his eighth-round TKO loss to Evander Holyfield in their heavyweight bout at the Thomas & Mack Center April 10, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

7) Francois Botha (South-African)
Total fights: 65, Wins: 48, Wins by KO: 29, Losses: 13, Draws: 1
Francois Botha, also known as Frans Botha, is a South African boxer, nicknamed “The White Buffalo”.

 

john-mugabi6) John Mugabi (Ugandan)
Total fights: 50, Wins: 42, Wins by KO: 39, Losses: 7, Draws: 1
John “The Beast” Mugabi (born March 4, 1960) is a Ugandan former boxer and world junior middleweight champion.

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Vic Toweel5) Vic Toweel (South African)
Total fights: 32, Wins: 28, Wins by KO: 14, Losses: 3, Draws: 1

Victor “Vic” Anthony Toweel was a South African boxer and former undisputed World bantamweight champion.

He was the first South African to hold a world title.

 

brian-mitchell4) Brian Mithcell (South-African)
Total fights: 49, Wins: 45, Wins by KO: 21, Losses: 1, Draws: 3

Brian Keith Mitchell is a former American football running back and return specialist in the National Football League.

He was originally drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round of the 1990 NFL Draft.
Botha is best known for winning the IBF World Heavyweight title in Germany against Axel Schulz in 1995, a title for which he was later stripped after testing positive for steroids.

Botha also lost heavyweight world title fights against Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko. Botha has competed in numerous kickboxing and mixed martial arts events.

 

ike-quartey3) Ike Quartey (Ghanaian)
Total fights: 47, Wins: 39, Wins by KO: 28, Losses: 6, Draws: 2

Isufu “Ike” Quartey (born 27 November 1969 in Bukom, Ghana) is a former WBA welterweight champion boxer.

He has fought numerous world champion boxers including Oscar De La Hoya, Fernando Vargas, Vernon Forrest and Ronald “Winky” Wright.

dick-tiger2) Dick Tiger (Nigerian)
Total fights: 82, Wins: 60, Wins by KO: 27, Losses: 19, Draws: 3
Dick Tiger CBE was a boxer from Ubahu village, Amaigbo, Nigeria, who emigrated to Liverpool and later to the United States of America.

Tiger was a member of the Igbo ethnic group. Tiger was a boxer, commercial venturer, and Biafran rebel.

 

azumah-nelson1) Azumh Nelson (Ghanaian)
Total fights: 82, Wins: 60, Wins by KO: 27, Losses: 19, Draws: 3
Azumah Nelson, a native of Ghana, is a former professional boxer. He is widely considered as the greatest African boxer ever.

He is a three-time world champion in two weight classes.

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