Muhammad Ali was one of the most famous boxers of all time. His conversion to Islam and draft evasion conviction surrounded him with controversy and even exile from boxing for three years. Despite the hiatus, his quick reflexes and strong punches helped Muhammad Ali become the first person in history to win the heavyweight champion title three times.
Mayweather is NOT the Greatest of all time but when it comes to boxing he is the Best you would have ever seen in your lifetime and I belive based on his performances record and level of competition faced the best that ever did it...BUT he lacked the finishing touch of KOing his opponents when he had them hurt.
Mike Tyson is the truest, Name a boxer he ain't influenced! Ironic that Tyson is considered both the most over-rated and the most under-rated boxer of all time, depending on your point of view. Detractors list a lack of "Quality" opponents while proponents argue he "killed" everybody when he was in his prime.
Sugar Ray Robinson...173 wins (ko'd 108)-19 losses-6 draws. Born in 1921, debuted in 1940 at 135lbs, won the 147lb title in 1946, won the 160 lb title in 1950, challenged for the 175lb in 1952 but passed out in the 14th round due to heat exhaustion while leading 10 rounds to 3 on the judges score card.
George Edward Foreman (born January 10, 1949) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1969 to 1977, and from 1987 to 1997. Nicknamed "Big George", he is a two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist. Outside the sport he is an ordained minister, author, and entrepreneur.
He trained harder than anyone else and today he would kill Manny pacquiao and mayweather at the same time. Started boxing late, served his country! Then threw bombs in the ring! Rocky#1 Tyson#2. Marciano won all 49 official fights he was ever in. 43 by knockout. No question. Ali maybe, but he didn't have near the record of Marciano.
The International Boxing Research Organization rates Frazier among the ten greatest heavyweights of all time. The Ring magazine named him Fighter of the Year in 1967, 1970 and 1971, while the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) named him Fighter of the Year in 1969, 1971 and 1975.
But Sugar Ray Robinson, was such a Picture Perfect Fighter and an Entertainer. In my eyes, he was the perfect combination of those two qualities. Rocky Marciano – This man brought SO much into the ring for being so little compared to all of the heavyweights.
Jack Dempsey. William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey (June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983), nicknamed "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", was an American professional boxer who competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926.
Roy Jones, Jr was good at everything he did. He was also a part time basketball player, playing one game, and defended is Light Heavyweight championship a little later that night.M+1. This guy kicked ass, Jones went 49-1 in his run, losing his only fight to Montel Griffin in a Disqualification for a late hit.
Julio César Chávez González (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxuljo ˈsesaɾ ˈtʃaβes ɣonˈsales]; born July 12, 1962), also known as Julio César Chávez Sr., is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1980 to 2005. He is considered by acclamation as the greatest Mexican boxer of all time, and one of the greatest boxers of all time.
In 1982, annoyed that network announcers often did not refer to him by his nickname, "Marvelous", Hagler legally changed his name to Marvelous Marvin Hagler. Hagler is an inductee of the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
Lennox Claudius Lewis, CM, CBE (born 2 September 1965) is a former professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2003. He is a three-time world heavyweight champion, a two-time lineal champion, and remains the last heavyweight to hold the undisputed title.
4 Larry Holmes 69-6 With one of the greatest jabs in the sport, Holmes grew tall in the years he spent as Ali’s sparring partner and when his time came, his reign was long and successful. WBC heavyweight champion from 1978 to 1983, and The Ring magazine champion from 1980 to 1985; IBF champion from 1983 to 1985.
13 Sonny Liston 50-4 He was no boxing genius, but Liston was known for his toughness in taking a punch, and his own punching power along with a forbidding menace. Often recalled for the fact that Muhammad Ali had beaten him to take the title, Liston was one of the most dangerous and intimidating heavyweights in history.
Oscar De La Hoya (/ d eɪ l ə ˈ h ɔɪ. ə /; born February 4, 1973) is an American boxing promoter and former professional boxer who competed from 1992 to 2008. He won multiple world titles in six different weight classes, including the lineal championship in three weight classes, and is ranked as the 11th best boxer of all time, pound for pound, by BoxRec.
Bernard Humphrey Hopkins Jr. (born January 15, 1965) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1988 to 2016. He is one of the most successful boxers of the past three decades, having held multiple world championships in two weight classes, including the undisputed middleweight title from 2004 to 2005, and the lineal light ...
Pernell Whitaker (born January 2, 1964) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2001, and has since worked as a boxing trainer. He is a four-weight world champion, having won titles at lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight; the undisputed lightweight title; and the lineal lightweight and welterweight titles.
Benny Leonard (born Benjamin Leiner; April 7, 1896 – April 18, 1947) was a Jewish American professional lightweight boxer. Widely considered one of the all-time greats, he was ranked 8th on The Ring magazine's list of the "80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years" and placed 7th in ESPN's "50 Greatest Boxers of All-Time".
Widely considered one of the best fighters of all time, Greb was named the 7th greatest fighter of the past 80 years by the Ring Magazine, the 5th greatest fighter of all-time by historian Bert Sugar and ranked as the #1 middleweight and the #2 pound-for-pound fighter of all-time by the International Boxing Research Organization.
15 Max Schmeling - Win, Loss, Draw, No contest record: 56-10-4 German boxer who was heavyweight champion of the world between 1930 and 1932. Two fights with Joe Louis in 1936 and 1938 took on worldwide prominence because of the national associations at the time.
In 2002, Charles was ranked #13 on The Ring magazine's list of the 80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years. In 2006, Ezzard Charles was named the 11th greatest fighter of all time by the IBRO (International Boxing Research Organisation). The "Cincinnati Cobra" was a master boxer of extraordinary skill and ability.
Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Klitschko (born 25 March 1976) is a Ukrainian former professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2017. He is a two-time world heavyweight champion, having held the WBA (Super), IBF and WBO titles, as well as the IBO, Ring magazine, and lineal titles.
Arnold Raymond Cream (January 31, 1914 – February 25, 1994), best known as Jersey Joe Walcott, was an American professional boxer who competed from 1930 to 1953. He held the world heavyweight title from 1951 to 1952, and broke the record for the oldest man to win the title, at the age of 37.
There once was a boxer named Toney, A great slipper and dodger and slider; To make heavy, he inhaled bologna, Then got even a little bit wider; “Detroit in the house,” he’d proudly proclaim, Toward Jim Grey he’s frequently vexed; “Y’all think Wlad’s the best,” he’d point and he’d blame, “But that’s bullshit.
Carlos Monzón (August 7, 1942 – January 8, 1995) was an Argentine professional boxer who held the Undisputed World Middleweight Championship for 7 years. He successfully defended his title 14 times and is widely regarded as not only one of the best middleweights in history but also one of the greatest boxers of all time. Known for his speed, punching power and relentless work rate, Monzon ...
Juan Manuel Márquez Méndez (born August 23, 1973) ... Márquez is considered to be one of the greatest Mexican boxers of all time, and is ranked by BoxRec as the 30th greatest boxer of all time, as well as second best Mexican fighter of all time, pound for pound. ...
Naseem Hamed (Arabic: نسيم حميد ; born 12 February 1974), commonly known as "Prince" Naseem or "Naz", is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1992 to 2002. He held multiple world championships at featherweight, including the WBO title from 1995 to 2000; the IBF title in 1997; and the WBC title from 1999 to 2000.
Michael Spinks (born July 22, 1956) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1977 to 1988. He is a two-weight world champion, having held the undisputed light heavyweight title from 1983 to 1985, and the lineal heavyweight title from 1985 to 1988.
Pound-for-pound star Gennady Golovkin returns to the ring against Vanes Martirosyan on Saturday night. The unified middleweight world champion Golovkin will put his WBC and WBA belts on the line against the man known as ‘The Nightmare’ at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Joe Gans was born and raised in Baltimore and is considered among the greatest lightweight boxers of all time. Popularly known as the Old Master, Gans was crowned the World champion in the lightweight division; a title that he held from 1902 up until 1908. He held the record as the first ever ...
Mickey Walker (boxer) Edward Patrick "Mickey" Walker (July 13, 1903 (some sources indicate 1901) – April 28, 1981) was an American professional boxer who held both the World Welterweight and World Middleweight Championships at different points in his career.