1. FLOYD MAYWEATHER
The greatest boxer of his generation, American superstar Mayweather bagged a featherweight bronze medal at his home Games in Atlanta in 1996. World titles in five divisions followed for the unbeaten maestro.
2. EVANDER HOLYFIELD
Another all-time great who won bronze on home soil, Holyfield claimed his light-heavyweight medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He went on to reign as undisputed king at cruiserweight and heavyweight.
3. ANTONIO TARVER
A teammate of Mayweather at the Atlanta Games, light-heavyweight Tarver replicated Floyd’s feat by placing third. He enjoyed three stints as world champ (twice unified) and famously stopped Roy Jones.
4. JERMAIN TAYLOR
Boxing as a light-middleweight, Taylor earned a podium position at Sydney 2000. The American snatched the undisputed middleweight crown from Bernard Hopkins and also beat him in a rematch.
5. MARVIN JOHNSON
A middleweight medallist for America at the Munich Olympics in 1972, Johnson became a three-time title-holder as a light-heavyweight, winning one WBC and two WBA belts.
6. ALAN MINTER
Minter took home light-middleweight bronze from Munich in ‘72, before attaining undisputed champion status at middleweight. The Brit was dethroned by Marvin Hagler – a result which prompted ugly scenes in the arena.
7. LOU SALICA
Following a third-place finish as a flyweight at the 1932 Los Angeles Games, the USA’s Salica proved himself to be a real force at bantamweight, where he twice laid claim to the world championship.
8. DEONTAY WILDER
Aptly nicknamed “The Bronze Bomber”, Wilder medalled at Beijing 2008 as a heavyweight. He ended America’s lengthy absence of a world heavyweight titlist, holding the WBC strap from 2015 to 2020.
9. ZSOLT ERDEI
Prior to securing WBO light-heavyweight and WBC cruiserweight honours, Hungary’s Erdei collected a middleweight bronze at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. He was undefeated in world title contests.
10. DANIEL SANTOS
A welterweight bronze medal-winner for Puerto Rico at Atlanta 1996, Santos held WBO welter and super-welter belts, albeit when these were not universally recognised. He also picked up a WBA 154lb title.