Celebrities And Athletes That Have Tried Boxing, Including 6 That Failed Miserably

Celebrity boxing has now become a new norm in the boxing community. Several celebrities and athletes from different sports have tried boxing. Some succeeded while some failed miserably. Here is the list of the most popular celebrities and athletes from different sports who tried boxing, including the ones that have failed.


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The UK's brightest YouTube star, KSI, has defeated Joe Weller in his amateur bout, and one amateur resulted in a draw against Logan Paul. However, he defeated Paul in their professional boxing bout via split decision.

Joe Weller

You can consider Joe Weller as the founding father of YouTube boxing. He was the one who first called out KSI in what would become a huge trend. However, he lost in the third round via TKO.

Logan Paul

Logan Paul is 0-1 in his professional boxing as he lost to KSI in his professional debut. However, he recently fought the former pound-for-pound king, Floyd Mayweather, in an exhibition bout. Paul went to the distance against Mayweather, and many consider this as a win for Paul.

Jake Paul

Jake Paul is currently the only YouTuber turned full-time boxer who is having a successful career in boxing. 'The Problem Child' is 3-0 as a professional and has generated huge numbers on PPV. 

Nate Robinson

The former NBA three-time slam dunk champion, Nate Robinson, fought Jake Paul in a professional boxing match. However, Robinson failed miserably, as he got knocked out cold in the second round.


The world-famous WWE superstar, Hornswoggle, fought once in a professional boxing match against Jeremy Smith, who is considered as the strongest dwarf, at Rough n Rowdy’s event. However, Hornswoggle lost this bout.


AnEsonGib fought in three amateur fights from which he won two, and one resulted in a controversial draw. Gib is 0-1 in his professional boxing as he lost against Jake Paul via TKO in the first round.


Deji has fought in two amateur boxing matches, one against Jake Paul and the second against Vinnie Hacker. He lost both of them.

Shaquille O'Neil 

The former NBA superstar, Shaquille O'Neil, fought against two of the best boxers on a TV Show named Shaq Vs., he fought Shane Mosley and Oscar De La Hoya in an amateur bout and lost both of them via unanimous decision.

Jose Canseco

The former Baseball superstar, Jose Canseco, has fought in a few boxing matches. Some he won, and some he lost. He recently fought against Billy Football of Barstool Sports and lost via KO in the first round. 

Austin McBroom

Austin McBroom has fought once in an amateur bout against the Tik Tok star Bryce Hall. He won this bout via TKO in the third round.

Bryce Hall

Bryce Hall also has only been in one amateur boxing match against Austin McBroom, which he lost via TKO.

Ruby Rose

The famous actress Ruby Rose has fought in one amateur charity boxing match which she won. She has starred in several well-known movies such as Resident Evil, XXX: Return of Xander Cage, John Wick: Chapter 2, and currently well known for the character Batwoman on the CW series.

Tonya Harding

The former American figure skater, Tonya Harding, is 3-3 in her professional boxing career.

Anthony Mundine

Anthony Mundine was a professional Rugby player. He transitioned to the sport of boxing and has a professional boxing record of 48-11.

Charlie Powell

The well-known NFL player, Charlie Powell, made his transition to the sport of boxing and had a very successful career. He has a professional boxing record of 25-11-3. Powell has fought great boxers such as Muhammad Ali.

Gerald Washington

Washington played defensive end for USC before being invited to pre-season camps with the Bills and Seahawks but never made an NFL roster. However, he made a name for himself in boxing and now has a professional boxing record of 20-4-1.

Chad Johnson

The former NFL superstar, Chad Johnson, recently fought in an exhibition boxing match against Brian Maxwell at Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul. As it was an exhibition, there was no winner.

Andrew Flintoff

Well-known former England's international cricketer, Andrew Flintoff, is 1-0 in his professional boxing career.


The well-known professional bodybuilder, Thor, has fought twice in an exhibition boxing match. As both were exhibition, the fights resulted in a draw.


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