Another famous heavyweight boxer, Bryant Jennings, has been vegan for several years. While he used to be a vegetarian, he switched to a strict vegan diet in 2015.
His reason to switch to veganism was simple: he was worried about his health, and a lot of food ingredients and additives were damaging it, meat particularly.
This is an interesting subject, as expert James Wilks (elite special forces trainer and martial artist) who talks many athletes states:
“Athletes are in touch with their bodies in a way many ‘regular’ people aren’t. Many of them tell us that they can feel animal foods increasing inflammation and slowing them down.”
Perhaps this is something that a lot of boxers on this list, Jennings included, could relate to.
Jennings has been pretty open about his diet. He has said that he likes to eat a lot of oatmeal, peanut butter and jelly, avocado, quinoa, and a lot of fruits and vegetables.
Interestingly enough, he also makes his own vegan burgers with ingredients such as black beans, chicken peas, quinoa, lentils, flax seeds, and chia seeds.
Jennings said his diet helps keep him young and improves his mental well-being.
Perhaps this is evident in the ring as well, as he currently holds the most wins over the former world champion Siarhei Liakhovich!