Sports · May 14, 2022

Top 10 Shortest Boxer

Are you ready to know about the shortest boxer? Boxing is also known as pugilism and western boxing. Boxing is a fighting sport involving two people, usually wearing protective gloves and other protective equipment such as arm wraps and mouthguards. In this post, we will look at some of much world’s shortest players.  

List Of The Top 10 Shortest Boxer

The shortest boxer is listed below as per their height. 

  1. Jacob Matlala
  2. Tony Canzoneri
  3. Manny Pacquiao
  4. Henry Armstrong
  5. Pernell Whitaker
  6. Dwight Muhammad Quwi
  7. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  8. Mike Tyson
  9. Joe Frazier
  10. Floyd Patterson

Top 10 Shortest Boxer

From the above list of the shortest boxer, there is the top 10 shortest boxer in the world. Let us know more about them.

  1. Jacob Matlala

Jacob Matlala

Height – 4 ft 10 in

Jacob Matlala is best known as a baby jake boxer who was born on August 1, 1962, in Meadowlands, Gauteng, South Africa. Jacob Matlala’s record is winning 53 of 68 boxing matches. He was a South African boxer and junior flyweight champion from Meadowlands, Johannesburg. Jacob Matlala’s cause of death is complications related to pneumonia.

  1. Tony Canzoneri

Tony Canzoneri

Height – 5 ft 4 in

Tony Canzoneri was an American professional boxer and the shortest lightweight boxer. He is a three-division world champion and holds a total of 5 world titles. He was born on November 6, 1908, in Slidell, Louisiana, United States.

  1. Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao

Height – 5 ft 5 in

Manny Pacquiao is a Filipino politician and former professional shortest boxer ever. He was born on December 17, 1978, in Kibawe, Philippines, and serving as a senator of the Philippines since 2016. His weight is up to 66 kg.

  1. Henry Armstrong

Manny Pacquiao

Height – 5 ft 5 ½ in

Henery Armstrong was an American professional boxer and world boxing champion. Henry was one of the few boxers to win 3 or more different divisions featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight. He was born on December 12, 1912, in Columbus, Mississippi, United States, and became the shortest middleweight boxer. His weight is up to 67 kg.

  1. Pernell Whitaker

Pernell Whitaker

Height – 5 ft 6 in

Pernell Whitaker was an American experience boxer who won the Olympic gold medal in 1984. He was born on 2 January 1964, in Norfolk, Virginia, US. He won 40 of 46 matches in his boxing career. Pernell Whitaker was one of the shortest boxers of all time.

  1. Dwight Muhammad Quwi

Dwight Muhammad Qawi

Height – 5 ft 7 in

Dwight Muhammad Quwi is an American professional boxer who was born on 5 January 1953, in Baltimore, Maryland, US. He was the world champion in weight classes, he has held the WBC and Ring magazine shortest heavyweight boxer titles, and the WBA cruiserweight title. He wins 41 of 53 boxing matches.

  1. Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Height – 5 ft 8 in

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is an American boxing promoter and former boxer who was born on February 24, 1977, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. His weight is up to 68 kg. Floyd won the 3 or more different divisions title in his boxing career.

  1. Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

Height – 5 ft 10 in

Mike Tyson is the next shortest boxer height is 1.73 Meters who was born on June 30, 1966, in  Fort Greene, New York, United States. As a trainee, Tyson won gold medals at the 1981-1982 Junior Olympic Games. He wins 50 of 58 matches in his boxing career.

  1. Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier

Height – 5 ft 11.5 in

Joseph Frazier best known as Smokin Joe was an American professional boxer. He was also known for his stability, challenging punching power, durability, and relentless pressure fighting style. Joe was born on January 12, 1944, in  Beaufort, South Carolina, United States. He wins 32 of 32 boxing matches.

  1. Floyd Patterson

Floyd Patterson

Height – 6 ft

Floyd Patterson was an American professional boxer and twice reigned as the world heavyweight champion. He was born on January 4, 1935, in Waco, North Carolina, United States. Floyd wins 55 of 64 boxing matches. His weight is up to 86 kg.

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Who Is The Shortest Boxer Today?

The shortest current champion is Joseph Parker, who is still 6’4.

What Is The Minimum Height For Boxing?

Lightweight (up to 135 pounds): 5’8 1/2 (174 cm) Junior lightweight (up to 130 pounds): 5’6 3/5 (169,2 cm) Featherweight (up to 126 pounds): 5’6 1/5 (168,2 cm) Junior featherweight (up to 122 pounds): 5’6 (167,6 cm).

Who Is The Shortest Heavyweight Champion Boxer?

Standing at just 5’7″, Burns is the shortest heavyweight champion in history, while only Bob Fitzsimmons weighed less in a world heavyweight title fight than Burns’s 168½ lbs when losing the championship to Jack Johnson. During his championship reign, Burns typically weighed between 170 and 180 lbs.

Who Is The Shortest Boxer In History?

Trivia. At a height of 1.47 meters, or 4-foot-10, Matlala was the shortest boxing world champion ever. With a total of 68 fights (53 wins and 2 draws), he ended his career with 4 world championships.


In this article, we share the facts about boxers. We examined who is the shortest boxer in history and how they are tall. We also see when and where they are born. Also, we have seen who is the heavy-weighted boxer and how much they weigh. It was all about shortest boxer in the world.



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