Feb 18, 2010

Top 10 Boxers of All Time


These top 10 boxers of all time are chosen not only because of their household names but also because of their solid affirmation of their supremacy during the time of their reign as champions.



10. George Foreman

76 W, 5 L, 68 KO – born January 05, 1949. This fighter has always been haunted by his own ghost. After his triumphal rise to fame, his crashing defeat in the hands of Ali has left him devastated more on the spirit than on his physical side. He has named all five of his sons George because: “In this career, you have to prepare for long term brain damage.”


9. Sugar Ray Leonard

36 W, 3 L, 1 D, 25 KO – born May 17, 1956. He is an epitome of a scientific fighter and a genius on top of the ring. He can get into the minds of his opponent to inflict the most serious jabs to bring them to submission. One of the most memorable of all is the infamous “no mas” episode with Roberto Duran.


8. Marvin Hagler

62 W, 3 L, 2 D, 52 KO – born in Newark, New Jersey, May 23, 1954. Because he felt that he did not receive enough credit for his accomplishments, Hagler legally changed his name to Marvelous Marvin Hagler. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest middleweights of all time. Later in life he moved to Italy, where he made low budget movies.


7. Archie Moore

181 W, 24 L, 9 D, 1 NC, 145 KO – December 13, 1913 – December 9, 1998. If only for his impressive and superhuman career record, the Old mongoose could well have been the greatest. His fighting career spanned all four decades and has knocked out more fighters than any of the other great fighters in this top 10 list.


6. Roy Jones

49 W, 3 L, 38 KO – born January 16, 1969. His selection may raise not a few eyebrows as there are a lot of skeptics on the circumstances of his being propelled to championship status. Jones started his rap music career in 2001 with his successful album, titled Round One: The Album and the debut single, “You all Must’ve Forgot”.


5. Joe Louis

68 W, 3 L, 54 KO – Joseph Louis Barrow born May 13, 1914–April 12, 1981 nicknamed the Brown Bomber, he is considered to be one of the greatest in boxing history. Among his numerous victories Louis coined two of boxing’s most famous quotes: “He can run, but he can’t hide” and “Everyone has a plan until they’ve been hit.”


4. Julio Cesar Chavez

104 W, 5 L, 2 D, 80 KO – Julio Cesar Chavez was born on July 12, 1962 in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico. He is the ultimate Mexican champion of all time. He began boxing as an amateur at the age of sixteen and had demolished practically all the top fighters during his time. He went on to fight for 13 years with a unblemished record.


3. Henry Armstrong

150 W, 21 L, 101 KO – Henry Jackson Jr., born December 12, 1912 was the only boxer to hold three world championships at the same time. These titles included the Featherweight, Lightweight, and Welterweight crowns. He also defended the Welterweight championship more times than any other fighter.


2. Muhhamed Ali

56 W, 5 L, 37 KO – born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. He had an unorthodox style for a heavyweight boxer relying on foot speed and quickness to avoid punches and carried his hands low. Muhammad will come down in boxing history as one of the greatest human being that has fought in the square canvas.


1. Sugar Ray Robinson

179 W, 19 L, 6 D, 2 NC, 109 KO – born Walker Smith Jr., May 3, 1921 – April 12, 1989 made his professional debut on October 4, 1940. Sugar Ray Robinson is admittedly the hands down choice of top boxer of all time and to this date, no one comes close of surpassing or even equaling his achievement as a boxer.


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22 comments:

Where's Marciano, the only unbeaten Heavyweight at 49-0 should be #1 on the list.....

Marciano a heavy weight world champion who never lost is not #1 on this list is not even included (and i think we remember in the super fight Marciano beat Ali

what about manny pacquiao? the single most dominant fighter of this era.

Manny pacman... most interesting fighter in this era!

where is the only boxer who won 8 championships in 8 boxing division.

how come manny pacman not included?

Where is Manny Pacquiao? 8th division champ.

Where is the pound for pound champion Manny Pacquiao?

Pacman should be in this list.. 8 divisions for a small guy?

Nevermind Gayweather, i mean Mayweather, we all know he's a scared little brat...

oh. where is manny pacquiao? this is false list!

I used to believe the blogs here. After seeing this without manny pacquiao. Well, now I know that everything here are nonsense.

I believe the writer is old fashioned, he doesn't know who Manny Pacquiao is or maybe he's a fan of gayweather. Manny Pacquiao should be on top of the list!

Rocky Marciano and Manny Pacquiao should be included in this listing

yeah, why manny is not on the list?

Without MANNY PACQUIAO on this list, this list has NO CREDIBILITY whatsoever!

the only time some ppl gona recognise MIKE TYSON is wen he is gone.how does a man make $300 million in a boxing career n still be left out.did he have to claim to be the best like MUHAMMED ALI.(I mentioned that with respect)

whoever wrote this must be black and old cuz theres only one gy who isnt black on here and old ere boxers

you forgot one, stupid. Thats it. whoever wrote list must be black old and stupid. There is absolutely no reason why not only he shouldn't be on list, but Roy Jones Jr should definitely be lowest one. No way that he was better than Hagler, Leonard or Foreman. And this list is obviously old, because Jones has more than 3 losses. And as for Tyson, thats a no too. No difference between either one, both fought nobodies until someone stepped into ring not afraid of either and beat them. Look how both have had loosing records for rest of career after getting beat first time.

I think the list is fine, but of course, you are missing one fighter that should be there now, it's Bernard Hopkins, he also did beat Roy Jones, Jr. so thats the only reason why he should be there and oldest ever to get a championship title. Roy Jones, Jr. should be like #9, though.

kept waiting for tyson, the most feared man in boxing and the only boxer who brought attention to the sport after ali. jake lamotta would make my list as well.

Is people already forgot about Salvador Sanchez?

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