Famous Boxer Dog Names

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Introduction

For anyone who boxes, giving your dog a famous boxer’s name is a great way to honor their dedication, endurance or overall personality, let alone your boxing idol. Like Rocky Balboa’s dog Butkus, many dogs become their owners’ training partners, partially because it takes a lot more for them to get gassed, partially because they push hard without being a critic. Fortunately, because so many boxers also have distinct names like Mayweather, Holyfield, Liston and Ali, giving them a famous boxer’s name also not only helps them stand out, but pays homage to the greats and gives your furry friend as much character in name as they likely possess inherently already. 

Famous Boxer Dog Names in Pop Culture

Famous Boxer Dog Name Considerations

There is always a lot to consider when choosing a name for your dog. Most people not only want it to be catchy, but also be highly suitable or even anecdotal if possible — a great name usually has a great backstory. 

There are a lot of angles to consider as well, the most important of which are likely their breed type, overall looks, and their personality. But let’s also be frank — if you actually have a Boxer, just about any famous boxer’s name will suit them, because it’s hard not to be clever when you are able to tell people you have a Boxer named Rocky or Ali. 

It’s safe to say that based on looks, dogs that are highly-muscular, such as any type of Bully, will likely already be a good fit, as their appearance already suits the name. If you want to be funny or ironic, it works just as well with Chihuahuas and toy breeds. 

Of course, you can always try to work their name into multiple aspects of their personality, such as naming your walk-loving dog Walker, after Mickey Walker, or your super sweet puppy Sugar after Sugar Ray Robinson, although we can’t say it’s going to be easy given how unique some of the names are, such as Mayweather or Holyfield — that is unless you’re willing to explain to people that your dog loves spring or loves to dig holes in the nearby field. 

Whatever you decide to choose, don’t be afraid to come out swinging with your ideas, you never know where and when one might land. 

Male Famous Boxer Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Tyson
After Mike Tyson, undisputed world heavyweight champ, youngest to win it at 20 years old
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Muhammad
After Muhammad Ali, the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time
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Clay
An incredible heavyweight boxer, Cassius Clay
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Ray
As in Sugar Ray Robinson, won both welterweight and middleweight titles
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Robinson
After Sugar Ray Robinson who competed from 1940 to 1965
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Louis
After Joe Louis, world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949
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Bomber
After Joe Louis, aka the Brown Bomber
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Benny
After Benny Leonard, 5'5" powerhouse lightweight boxer
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Jack
After Jack Dempsey, world heavyweight champion
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Blackie
After Jack Dempsey, aka Kid Blackie
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Langford
After Sam Langford, called the "Greatest Fighter Nobody Knows" by ESPN
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Floyd
After Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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Frazier
After Joe Frazier, world heavyweight champion 1970-1973, gold medal winner in '64 Olympics
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Walker
After Edward "Mickey" Walker, World Middleweight champion
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Lennox
After Lennox Lewis, three-time world heavyweight champion
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Hagler
After Marvin Hagler, undisputed middleweight champion
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Foreman
After George Foreman, two-time world heavyweight champ and Olympic gold medalist
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Chavez
After Julio Cesar Chavez, considered the greatest Mexican boxer of all time, six-time, three-weight world champ
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Pacquiao
After Manny Pacquiao, only eight-division title winner, 11 total titles
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Marcel
After Marcel Cerdan, considered the best French boxer
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Conn
After William "Billy" Conn, light heavyweight champ, known for fights with Joe Louis
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Ruben
After Ruben Olivares, considered greatest bantamweight champ ever
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Griffith
After Emile Griffith, world champ in welterweight, junior middleweight, middleweight
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Hearns
After Thomas Hearns, first boxer to win world titles in five divisions
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Arguello
After Alexis Argüello, competed 1968 to 1995
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Barrera
After Marco Antonio Barrera, multi-title, three-weight world champion
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Whitaker
After Pernell Whitaker, competed 1984 to 2001
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Hopkins
After Bernard Hopkins, multi-title world champ in two weight classes
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Monzon
After Argentine boxer Carlos Monzón, held undisputed world middleweight champion for seven years

Female Famous Boxer Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Ali
After Muhammad Ali, aka Cassius Clay
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Cassius
After Muhammad Ali, aka Cassius Clay
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Sugar
After Sugar Ray Robinson, considered the best pound-for-pound boxer of all time
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Evander
After Evander Holyfield, first and only undisputed champion of both cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions
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Holyfield
After Evander Holyfield, competed 1984 to 2011
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Pep
After Guglielmo Papaleo, aka Willie Pep, held world featherweight champion twice
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Sonny
After Charles "Sonny" Liston, famous repeat contender
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Liston
After Charles "Sonny" Liston, held the heavyweight title multiple times
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Rocky
After Rocky Balboa of the Rocky series or Rocky Marciano, world heavyweight champion from '52 to '56, undefeated
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Balboa
After Rocky Balboa of the Rocky series
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Dempsey
After Jack Dempsey, world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926
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Duran
After Roberto Duran, four-weight world champ, light, welter, light middle, middle
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Sam
After Sam Langford, considered one of the all-time greats
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Mosley
After Shane Mosley, four-time, three-weight world champ, light, super, welter
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Gans
After Joe Gans, considered the greatest lightweight boxer of all time by Ring Magazine's founder Nat Fleischer
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Mayweather
After Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Sr., both decorated contenders in their time
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Wilde
After Welsh boxer Jimmy Wilde, first official flyweight world champion
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Mickey
After Edward "Mickey" Walker, World Welterweight champion
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Hoya
After Oscar de la Hoya, won multiple titles in six different weight classes, Olympic gold medal winner
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Marvelous
As in Marvelous Marvin Hagler, undisputed middleweight champion 1980-1987
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Ketchel
After Stanley Ketchel, known as one of the greatest world middleweight champs in history, murdered at 24
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Tunney
After James "Gene" Tunney, world heavyweight titleholder 1928-1928, two-time light heavyweight champ
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Ezzard
After Ezzard Charles, world heavyweight champion, defeated numerous HOF fighters in three different classes
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Saddler
After Sandy Saddler, two-time featherweight champ, one-time light featherweight champ
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Napoles
After José Nápoles, world welterweight champion
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Olivares
After Ruben Olivares, member of boxing hall of fame
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Emile
After Emile Griffith, world champ in welterweight and more
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Kid
After Ted "Kid" Lewis, two-time welterweight champion
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Alexis
After Alexis Argüello, Nicaraguan three-weight world champion
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Pernell
After Pernell Whitaker, four-weight world champion
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Morales
After Érik Morales, first Mexican-born boxer in history to win titles in four weight classes

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