Greatest Boxers of All Time


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The Top Ten

Manny Pacquiao
Pound for pound BEST IN THE WORLD!... I'm glad he's number one... I mean its not like he has to prove anything.
spell Manny Pacquiao in English, "THE BEST"
you know why? because he is the best.
[Newest]He wins through humbleness alone.

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2Muhammad Ali
If Ali were in the same weight class as Manny he would destroy him. Ali would dissect Manny's brains and make him believe he was invincible. Physically Ali had faster hands, better foot work, the best jab of all time, a diamond chin that was unbreakable and a heart that wouldn't give in. Mentally he is just too smart for Manny, He would psych Manny out and toy with him before and during the fight. He is a genius, and that can't be beaten.
Easily the Greatest of All Time, the greatest boxer, thinker, competitor, role model, and the greatest leader for loving people, competing with his all, and not thinking of his self.
Was Most fearsome boxer in the world he should be no 1
[Newest]Ali has good and unique technique, more power on him. The best of all time!
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3Mike Tyson
I get kind of tired of people giving Tyson less credit than he deserves and its bull. Everybody complains about how Tyson just fought average fighters and not the best and when he fought the good fighters he lost. Tyson dominated for about 5 or 6 years fighting pretty much the best of his time. Yes he beat an old Larry Holmes and Michael Spinks but lets admit do you really think that those bag of bone boxers could beat one of the strongest punchers of all time by using jabs and crosses? Mike would beat them if they were in their prime the only reason why Larry ever became famous anyways was because he won against a old Muhammad Ali its funny how no one ever brings that up how Larry won against an ancient Ali but everyone brings up Tyson won against ancient Larry Holmes. Then Spinks came into the argument; you know at least Larry was able to last about 3 or 4 rounds but Spinks got knocked out in 91 seconds that's is basically domination. By the time he went to fight Buster Douglas Tyson wasn't the same. He fired his good coach and started to get knocked down in sparring. He did tons of drugs including weed, cocaine, alcohol, and more. Plus Don King pretty much brought him downhill. So actually their is a lot of excuses but it was Tyson's fault. However I do think even if Tyson was on the right track Douglas would still have a good chance so I think it could go either way anyways. Plus how do you expect someone who is 5'11 to beat someone who is 6'4, heavier by at least 20 pounds, and outreaches him by at least 9 or 10 inches. Tyson still had some fight in him but only for about a couple more years. By the time the Evander fight was scheduled of course Tyson went to jail for three years! That's a lot of time without no sparring, practice, and robs him out of experience. Then when the Holyfield fight finally came Tyson was basically washed up. Evander had more experience at that point and was honestly a lot more motivated than Tyson was to do the fight. To be honest Evander still wasn't even doing that good against Tyson and tried to play the I'm not afraid of you bull. Well I bet Holyfield is afraid of him now after Tyson bite his ear off plus Evander head butted causing a huge gash above Tyson's eye and Tyson even told the referee and nothing happened not to mention all the other head butts Holyfield did. I'm not really going to mention his other fights he lost like against Lennox Lewis or Danny Williams Tyson was basically done and was just doing the sport for money then. Tyson in his prime had supreme power, speed, timing, movement, just everything. I think the only people who would have a chance against a prime Tyson are Buster Douglas, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Muhammad Ali, and well that's about it. People say Tyson is overrated and really wasn't that good but people also forget Tyson was and is still the youngest person on earth to earn all three heavyweight championship belts and is a two time world champion.
Tyson was the most exploited boxer in terms of "myth building" by Don King's organized crime organization and the sporting press ate it up which created the most over rated fighter in history! Tyson was a wonderful combo of speed and power and given the tomato cans that his handlers put in front of him, he was destined to reach the top of the heavyweight division at some point but it was no accident that a boxer with power like Buster Douglas knocked Tyson out early on because Tyson was vulnerable to a big puncher. He was never again to face a quality opponent until the two Holyfield defeats and then the Lewis destruction. George Foreman never got the chance to fight Tyson as his promoters knew that the match up of styles would expose the five foot eleven Tyson to the knockout power of the out of shape, aging Foreman. If you want to understand the heavyweight division you should study film footage of the greats like Jack Johnson, Evander Holyfield. George Foreman, Joe Frazier and even George Chuvalo (OK Cassius Clay was great even though some of his fights were fixed) and realize that this division was historically the most corrupted due to the heavy betting and huge gate receipts generated by the heavies. Comparing all in their prime - Jack Johnson beats them all!
When it comes to the two best of all time it's no doubt Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. When it comes to Ali vs Tyson I pick Tyson every time. Tyson won against tomato cans as you say but he also had some a lot of good wins and if Tyson and Holyfield would have fought in 1991 I bet the fight would have been a different outcome. You say Tyson never won against anybody to good and lost to the best competition. Not completely true Tyson is the youngest man on earth to have ever to capture all three heavyweight belts and it a two time world champion. Tyson was in a time of newer and improved fighters while Ali was in a class of people that were not in his league. Ali is good no doubt but could Ali deal with what Tyson dealt with? Ali beat Sonny Liston wasn't Liston just the regular brawler? Floyd Patterson was really no different than Liston he didn't move very well and was very slow. Anyone see how George Foreman fights? As Ali said he fights like a mummy and that you can out run a mummy. George was successful 95% because of his strength and size besides that he has terrible defense, is a slow fighter, and really wasn't in Ali's league. No Ali fan seems to bring up the Frazier fight too much but what I'm trying to say is that all the opponents Ali faced might have been more famous than Tyson's opponents but we're they better? Could Ali handle Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Razor Ruddock, or any of the other tough competitors? They were better than all of Ali's opponents except maybe Frazier and exceptionally Foreman. You might say that Tyson was a brawler that he relied completely on his strength if you say that than you don't know what you're talking about. Look at Tyson's highlights strength, speed, heart, accuracy, fitness, he had it all he looked better than Ali in every way including having the punching power to launch somebody through the ropes.
[Newest]I've seen all the old greats (Marciano, Patterson, Liston, Ali, Frazier, et al), but nobody was the beast that mike Tyson was! He wrecked people! Nobody could hang with him when he was in his prime. Ali would've gone down in 5, foreman may have gone the distance, maybe rocky too, but nobody brought it like Iron Mike...
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4Sugar Ray Robinson
Ali said himself and always maintained that Sugar Ray Robinson is the greatest boxer of all time.

He said of himself, he was the best heavyweight. And because he was the larger man, not the better boxer he would have beaten a Sugar.
Pound for pound Sugar was the best.

Roy Jones wouldn't win against Sugar with both men in their prime even if they fought ten times!
Pound for pound Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest boxer of all time his record wins in professional and amateur speak for themselves. He was officially never knocked out by any fighter and he fought until he was 45 years old. The man won boxing titles in welter and middle weight divisions. His only blemish is his TKO loss to light heavyweight champion Joey Maxium. A fight he was winning on all judges scoring card until the fight was stopped because of heat exhaustion Robinson suffered fighting at the old Yankee Stadium. He will always be THE GREATEST FIGHTER AND BOXER OF ALL TIME.
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. He retired until 1955 & he came back won the 160lb title again. He won the 160 lb title 3-4 more times and retired in 1965. Could knock you out with either hand, was lightning fast & had a good chin. THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME!
[Newest]Sugar Ray always will be the best.
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5Rocky Marciano
Rocky Marciano should be number 1, he beat Ali in the Super Fight Animation! He is still undefeated even though he is dead (RIP), went to 49-0, had one of the hardest punches in fighting history, NOT JUST BOXING! He beat Joe Louis and also MANNY PACQUIAO NUMBER 1!? That's very bad, it is between Ali and Marciano.
He is the greatest of all time and he also has the greatest single punch of all time when he knocked out joe walcott for the heavyweight championship of the world. 49-0. He is also my favorite boxer of all time. 49-0.
marciano is the best... he has begun his career while he was a soldier that is why I appriciate him... besides he just super, best ever
[Newest]Didn't vote because of some animated piece of crap... But Rocky's record speaks for it self. 49-0, 43 KOs. I think that's enough said. This is the best record ever. I love Mike Tyson at his prime, Mohammed Ali and every top boxers but lets face it... This is the one and only undefeated boxer in his career. RIP Rocky. Love ya
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6Joe Louis
This man is simply the greatest, watching him fight in his ever stood a chance. His only legitimate loss was against Max Schmeling and Joe knocked him out round 1 of their rematch. The precision he had, he was able to land one in right on the chin every time as opposed to throwing random hard punches until his opponent was done. I find watching this man far more spectacular than any other boxer as every knockout of his was some perfect direct hit that looked like he was planning from the very beginning. Ali prepares moments like this, but Joe just waited and prepared for the moment to land his perfect 1 hit KO punch.


What makes an athlete great is not only how much they excel at a sport but how they standardize the sport and how they inspire people (black and white, rich and poor alike). We, unfortunately live in a time where athletes are nothing more than athletes. No one stands up for anything anymore or inspires us to be great at what ever we do like Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, or Rocky Marciano. Joe Louis has my vote for #1 place. He has an outstanding record and title defenses and well as longevity. Joe Louis #1.
A real peoples champ, he was undefeated for 12 years! and was champion for that long as well!
[Newest]I thought either him, Ali, or others will be number 1 but oh well

7Floyd Mayweather Jr.
This guy doesn't even deserve to be mentioned in the top twenty his whole carrer he's been ducking fighters he just fights boxers he knows he can beat he is in it more for the money than the glory so if you want to even be mentioned with the greats you fight all comers even if you know there is a chance he will wipe the floor with you.
Mayweather has delayed fighting Pacquiao for years and hasn't really faced the best before. Mayweather is a solid defensive fighter but may not be able to stand up to the offensive agility and quickness of the world's greatest southpaw. If Pacquiao doesn't knock him out in the first few rounds, he will wear him out in later rounds. Pacquiao needs to be hungry and throw the combinations because if he doesn't, Mayweather could sting him. Sadly, it's a US based fight and Mayweather is American so if it comes down to points, Pacquio is finished because the odds makers need a Mayweather victory in order not to lose millions!
Floyd the coward, yes he is a good fighter but if you talk of being the one of the greatest he should be ashamed of it. It's a big no because being the greatest you have to fight and face whoever that comes on his way like a real warrior willing to stand at any cost without any question on the potentials of the opponent because at the end of it, its not winning that counts for glory for being the greatest but by how he make a will to fight and aquire glory in the face of many people who are watching.
[Newest]The guys unbeatable he's the boss ante no one gonna beat him but still looking ahead to the big fight 2 may can't wait
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8Roy Jones Jr.
Some quick little facts/quotes about Roy Jones;
>"hits like a heavyweight and moves like a lightweight. " ~ George foremen

>Montell Griffin (who has spared Floyd Mayweather (whom main "weapon" is his speed)stated- Floyd was no comparison as far as speed. Roy was much faster.

> "He possesses the fastest hands in boxing with lightning fast moves and explosive power in both hands. " ~ Bert Sugar

>"the greatest fighter of all time. " Mike MacCallum

> Roy is his career has held 10-11 major titles

> the first boxer in 106 years to go from middleweight- heavyweight world champion.

>the only boxer to go start his career at light middleweight and then go on to win a heavyweight world champion

> In his 6 defenses of his super middleweight belt(s)he won all of them by KO.

>the first boxer to go a whole round without getting hit

> most HBO appearances.

> he went 10 years where he didn't even lose a round.

please inform any boxer who has achieve anything like this?.
really impressing und stunning - untouchable.
combining lightning speed and reflexes with ko-power - he had the complete package.
He was so fast, this enabled him to do what he wanted to, although it surely wouldn't work out for anybody else.
Should have fought more in his prime and easily beat everybody - he had no opponents.
Should have end his career after his heavyeight-title-fight.
Poor and sad career-ending.
Pound-4-pound, he possessed the best combination of reflexes, punching power along with hand and foot speed in boxing history. Probably the most dynamic puncher as well, considering the speed and power he possessed in both hands.. Consistently embarrassed world class opponents through out his career, in his prime NOT only did he remain unbeaten but it was rare for him to even lose a round.. Legacy is hurt due to staying in the game to long and being unwilling to take risks in the ring... In my opinion he would have outclassed Robinson!
[Newest]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.

9Julio Cesar Chavez
Went at least 88-0 (13 Years)longest in over 75 years, held titles in three different weight divisions, most successful title defenses (27), most title fights (37), at least 10 year as champ. First pound for pound title. Best fighter ever.
Was undefeated and was able to go to 88-0 now that's really saying something, about how good he is!
He got the record and longevity as champion that nobody in history is going to much ever, especially now on days where champions last only a couple of years and choose and pick who they want to fight so they can be sure they going to win. Just look at mayweather he refuses to fight manny to ge won't tarnish his record but was a undefeated record when you fought no top contenders and that's why Julio cesar Chavez is the best because he fought the best there was.
[Newest]He is the best

10George Foreman
Foreman was the most feared fighter of his day and retired for ten years during his absolute prime. He returned to the ring in poor shape (for only the money) during the reign of Tyson. Don King knew that the match up of styles would not be in the best interest of Tyson and the myth they had fabricated around Tyson and would not make the dream fight happen. An interviewer asked Foreman if he thought he could beat Tyson as Tyson had dismissed the prospective match as a "piece of cake! " The interviewer said to Foreman "you must admit, he's a pretty tough cookie" Forman replied "yah but that tough cookie is afraid of this piece of cake! " Foreman's power, longevity, jab, chin, and second career success ranks him among the top five fighters ever. The other four in any order are Jack Johnson; Roberto Duran; Teofilo Stevenson; S Ray Robinson.
Greatest boxer of all time. Master of destruction in the ring. One of the most winning fighters in history with a impeccable pedigree of formidable challengers which he defeated.
Dominated great fighters in his youth! Then returned to win the title again at what age laugh out loud. In his later fights he was fighting men 20 yrs younger and even though he lost some fights on points nobody really whipped Big George!
[Newest]George Foreman is one of my favorites. He was quiet, but he could kick some major butt.

The Contenders

11Sugar Ray Leonard
Speed Speed and more speed. A sugar ray flurry was a thing of beauty. Then to do the windup at the end was a thing of beauty. How you couldn't love some of his classic bouts, Hearns, Duran etc.
Sugar ray is one of the greatest boxers of all time. Leonard was 1 of the most versatile boxers the game has ever seen, from he speed, his ring generalship&toughness. You fools have him ranked at 20 goes to show that you guys don't know nothig about boxing. Lets end on a reel note Aryon Pryor were is he rankm on your list. The Greatest jr welterweight of all time. Up grade your boxing knowledge.
If there is any truth that there is one boxer greater or the best of all other boxers leonard would be my choice he won all the great boxers to be great you have to beat great boxers he did that
[Newest]I would rank him maybe seventh best of all time. If his defense was much better, he would easily be in the top five.

12Joe Frazier
"strong body with strong upper cut and was a real champ"
Feel sorry about his untimely death... Bye bye joe
Remember, he knocked Ali's ass to the ground and won the first fight between them.
What makes a real Champion? Real Champions do not duck anybody. Joe fought the best! Joe beat the best! Joe lost too. He can rest in peace because he was a fighter in the truest sense. Fearless sportsman through and through. Boxers must challenge themselves or else they lose before the bell rings. Joe was a winner because he fought the top contenders. Fearless.

13Jack Johnson
No one at any weight could take Johnson in his prime. His defense was an art form that no one else could master. Who could last 20 to 40 rounds? He carried fights to sell film footage for financial gain but had the power to end a fight in round one. Watch Ken Burns documentary "Unforgivable Blackness" to see film of this super human from the early 20th century!
He should be ranked much higher. Probably in the top 5 of all time. If you watched the many bouts that he fought in way back in the day, most heavy weights today would've struggled to beat him. They were out there fighting 20 rounds in the hot elements of 90 degrees temperatures in a lot of his fights. That's unreal when you think about it. A true beast of a fighter who was shockingly good on defense and smart!
This list is awful in the way its done. The biggest crime is no Benny lynch, one of the greatest small men of all time

14Willie Pep
242 fights, lost 10 or 11, eat that! He would have smoked all of the boxers of today in the featherweight division. Also he, not Roy Jones Jr. was the first fighter to win a round not only by not getting hit but not throwing a single punch! He made opponents look like clowns in the ring.
The best fighter ever, anybody that know real boxing and boxing history... KNOWS
Has to be in the top 3 best fighters ever just look at his record 229-11-1

15Henry Armstrong
Held the 125, 135 147 titles at the same time and just missed winning the 160 crown by points! Most fighters today sleep in their dressing rooms till it's time to fight. Hammering hank would shadow box 15 three minute rounds to warm up, then go fight 15 three minute rounds in the fight! Other than the larger heavyweight fighters of today, the lower weights would get their asses handed to them by the old timers! Including Jones, Mayweather and Pacquiao.

16Bernard Hopkins
hopkins can adapt to any style and may win by late hnockout or decision
B hop is definitely the top 10 fighter's of all time
Oldest champion ever at 46.. defintly needs to be in the top 10 forsure.

17Evander Holyfield
The best, he beat Tyson and had a lot of good fights and beat a lot of people. He just beat somebody a few months ago at the age of 49!
A great fighter! Even better than most of these boxers and has obviously still got it! World Champ and beat TYSON a few times!
He beat Tyson a few times and he just recently won a fight over somebody, at the age of 49! He is an amazing boxer!

18Lennox Lewis
He beat legends like, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and even David Tua! He can battle with anyone if beat all of those three!
Great boxer... But never got the respect he deserve... Heavyweight class was weak during his era... Even weaker now!
The greatest UK boxer of all time! He beat Tua, Tyson and Holyfield! He can beat anyone if he tries his best!
[Newest]Lewis as number 24? What a crock!

He's the no lower than the top 4 greatest heavyweight boxers of all time after Ali, Frazier and perhaps Marciano. He also retired early and avenged his couple of defeats both of which were controversial.

19Marvin Hagler
Hagler was champ for yrs. There was no body that could match him, even when they would match him up with overwhelming oposition, like say when he fought John"The Beast"Mogabi, The Beast was suppose to be the stronger of the two, and was well favored over the champ, but Hagler gradually wore Mogabi down before knocking him out. Who most were saying could'nt be knocked out, not by another middle weight. That fight alone was a perfect example of how the boxing world never gave Hagler his props deserved. Take a look at his carrer, Marvin Hagler is the greatest boxer who ever lived, he was anatural weight always in perfect shape, and knocked his oposition out 98% of the time, or pummled and hurt anyone who could stay in the ring foR NOW REMEMBER THIS 15 ROUNDS, and always had enough for it seemed like 10 more. He lost to Suger Ray Leonard cause he could'nt chase him as fast as he could run around the ring, Leonard never once came close to hurting Hagler, his punches had nothing on them nothing that fazed Hagler, maybe pissed him off cause he ran around the ring the whole fight slapping the champ every chance he could then running. The fight was an embarassment to Hagler and to boxing in whole when the decision went to Leanard. Hagler retired never getting what he deserved and everybody knew it, just goes to show, when yor that good, there isn't a lot of money for your fights when everybody knows who is going to win, they just don't like to talk about it.
Hard as nails, a big punch and a great defense. He was fearless and was the best of the bunch of Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns & Roberto Duran.
One of the greatest middleweights of all time mayweather wouldn't stand a chance
[Newest]Marvin Hagler was the best boxer in the world! He is too good for words! He had quick combinations and wonderful hand movement

20Larry Holmes
The Ivan Lendl of boxing. A modestly talented fighter who just happened to fill a void between over the hill Ali, Frazier, Foreman and the rise of Tyson, Holyfield, Lewis. His record is great on paper due to this fact (which was out of his control) and affected his own objectivity regarding his place in boxing history.
49-0 Until they gave him a defeat against Michael Spinks, what a joke.
The most underrated heavyweight of all time!

21Oscar De La Hoya
A great boxer, and he is definitely better than Leonard and Maywheather!
Great boxer, made more money than any other non heavyweight. Lost a lot of his big fights, out of his prime. Yet he never ducked anybody he went after everyone maybe not the best ever, has my vote for most entertaining. Boxing will miss him
Lots of People hate on this great Boxer but in his Prime he would not hesitate to fight the Best...

22Jack Dempsey
The name to be remembered, the hard hitting boxer and savage of the ring, I like his style, the way he moved and punished his opponents.
He should be in the top ten. I heard his name all the time when I was a little boy, and he had not played in 45 years!
Very strong man with his special move called dempsey roll
[Newest]Two words: Dempsey Roll

23Thomas Hearns
WHAT THE HELL? He's record is unbelievable he has 4 titles he knocked out almost everyone he fought he is the freak of boxing the man with the hitman style he should be on the top 20
The Motor City Cobra, although he lossed to Hagler, he tore him a new face! That fight could of gone either way, the best three rounds in boxing, period. Speed, Power, Heart, Skill, and Belts! Besides the quality of fighters back then were better, so you really had to know your stuff, not like these tomato cans today.

24Roberto Manos de Piedra Duran
Just The Greatest. He was far better than Ray Leonard, who admitted he was the hardest puncher he ever faced and that he was also the hardest boxer to hit cleanly. In fact Leonard said you couldn't hit him with a handful of rice. I don't think Roberto gets the credit he deserves as possibly second only to Sugar Ray Robinson in the all time greats list. And I mean no disrespect to any other boxer. They are all heroes for stepping into the ring. No matter where we place them in lists, all are great in their own unique way. Thank you for allowing me to comment. Harry.
Why is number 1 at no 28? A natural lightweight who won titles in 4 divisions and dominated the best over four decades. He is incomparable! Was at his best in the early 70's when he was angry and hungry - he later fought out of shape and with little passion but still won! I saw him fight in the early 1970's and after winning he went after the opponents corner men! Scary!
I remembered in more than one ocassion,when Duran fought in Panama city,we would be in line cause we arrived a few minutes late
to the ficht ,all of a sudden ,we would se everyone was coming out the other door,we tought it was a fire or something,when we asked ,the reply was Duran knocked him out in less than 1 min.,this man was without a doubt,the greatest latin american fighter of ALL times!!!!
[Newest]#28? I don't think so; probably in the top 5 or 6

25Sonny Liston
Most feared boxer of his time, was undefeated for 7 years, destroyed the legendary floyd patterson 2 times! In under 1 round and many others of his time, only the legendary muhamad ali defeated him in his prime and that was in very shady circumstances. Should be at least in the top 10 in my opinion
Undefeated for 7 years most feared boxer of his time Muhammad ali said he was scared to death people said they saw peoples legs shake when they got in the ring George foreman was scared to talk to liston
Come on! He was one of the gretest heavey weights his time.
[Newest]Hey guys I know this guy he's my trainer

26David Tua
A machine in the ring, and he just recently won one of his fights this year! His record says it all! 53 - 2, how good is that! He is a very rare boxer, there are not many good islander boxers but this guy is unbelievable!
The greatest boxer of all time! Him and Rocky Marciano are the greatest of all time, The greatest athlete in New Zealander and Samoan history! A great fight will be between him and Muhammad Ali, and I reckon he will win!
He is better than Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali! David Tua is the most amazing and underrated boxer in history, he has only lost three fights and is the greatest heavyweight at the moment!
How did he even get mentioned seriously

27Roberto Duran
Held the lightweight title forever chased Ray leonard (moved up to welterwight) in the first fight he showed it was man against boy. Was forced to take a rematch in one of the shortest time spans (allegedly after Leonard scouts reported he was partying and had balloned to over 200lbs and had about 45 days of training. Demanded money for second fight be deposited before the fight ( no mas fight was result of horrible conditioning. Don King cut him loose after loss to nobody Kirkland Lang later went on to win more titles I consider that a victory over one of the most corrupt promoters in boxing history. How many times has that been done? Laugh out loud His win loss record amazing. A brutal inside fighter and counter puncher.
The greatest infighter of all time. He ruled the lightweight division. His murderous punching power and defensive skills allowed him to move into heavier weight divisions successfully, as he won the welterweight, junior middleweight and middleweight crowns.
Destroyed the lightweight division, first man to defeat Sugar Ray Leonard to win the welterweight world title and later on became the world champion at junior Middleweight and middleweight.
[Newest]Duran is the greatest lightweight of all time. And one of the top 10 greatest fighter in history.

28Salvador Sanchez
Salvador Sanchez was once voted #1 in the word right after he died and now is at #27, who ever did this website is on crack," I will say it once and one time only, "( for his wait and style every boxer should rewind his tapes and open their eyes, and bow down, He is and will ever be the best, Thank God! )"
Have Manny #1 Come on! this guy can beat Manny with eyes closed... Salvador was a Virtuoso an invencible fighter, nobody at featherweigh -manny, marquez, morales, barrera, even pep- Manny #1 jaajaja what kind of joke is it
Salvador Sanchez was so amazing in his time, RIP a legend in Boxing History

29Felix Trinidad
If he were to movie to become a Heavyweight he would've easily become one of the best of all time, probably in the top 5. Felix Trinidad as the greatest Puerto Rican athlete of all time. Felix himself is a great Middleweight boxer, one of the fastest punchers and has great foot work, very hard to take down.
Had one of the longest uninterrupted welterweight reigns of all time. I've never seen someone get off the deck so many times and win. He would also win in spectacular knockout fashion. He had a little trouble with top flight boxers ODLH, Winky Wright, Bernard Hopkins, Roy Jones. But his best weight was really between 147-154. What also hurt him was the semi-retirements. Only person who whipped the great Pernell Whitaker. He never took a backward step no matter how big, bad or good you were. Great stamina, determination and punching power. One of my all time favorites! Hail Tito!
Always the boxer, on the move, taking on anyone. Great puncher. Best of all time, pound for pound.
Best because doesn't run from anyone!

30Wladimir Klitschko
All sports get better and better performances by time. Mark Spitz 2:00 200 fly - Michael Phelps 1:52. Carl Lewis 9:84 - Usain Bolt 9:58. Wlad is now. 1) Untouched in ten years. 2) Facing better opponent records than anyone. 3) Facing boxers from every nation on the planet as Ali, Foreman and Tyson didn't.
Bosslike performer. He simply a boss. He was a beast is a beast and will forever be a beast. Do you really need more? He is nearly unbeaten
He she be up in top ten and marquez

31Archie Moore
ZOne of the greatest fighters that ever lived, loved his boxing style, unique, also a great human being
Simply the best, number one, the tops.

32Benny Leonard

33Gabriel Flash Elorde
Gabriel is without a doubt the greatest filipino boxer in history! Even better than Pacquiao. He is responsible for 88 wins and one of the most respected figures of all time, RIP Gabriel FLASH Elorde
Elorde is the greatest boxer in the world no doubt! He will beat anyone in the ring and outside and is so much better than Manny PAcquiao! RIP you legend
If Roberto Duran is the best Lightweight in history then Gabriel Flash Elorde is the best in the Featherweight division in History... Heck Donaire had "flash" in his Alias for a reason ;p

34Joe Calzaghe
Should be number 1 unbeaten for so long, nobody could match him. He is the greatest pound for pound boxer of all time. How are there so many boxers above him on this list when they have been repeatedly beaten. Surely it should be over the full career and not just a couple of year spell. Mike tyson at 18 I can understand but over his full career, really?
Unbeaten. Fought and beat number 7. How can an undefeated world class boxer (Boxer not a fighter) not be considered. Is it because he's not American?
46-0 21 title defenses longest raining title holder (bout 11 years) in recent years super fast punches better than any 1 else
[Newest]Hands down one of the best of all time. He should be #1 or at least top 10

35Sam Langford
The greatest uncrowned boxe of all time. In 1915 Sam Langford went against the greatest boxer at that time Jack Johnson Johnson won but Langford put a cut the size of a hotdog on Johnsons left cheek

36Amir Khan
NOT THE GREATEST. But Olympic champ at 17, world champ at 22. Put 100% of his heart into every fight. Involved in wars like Miadana and classed the classiest like Judah and Paulie. Even after the brutal hook from Garcia that 99 percent would not recover from he got up, fought and ended the fight on this feet. Could have become one of the best had it not been for some weaknesses in his defense.
Amir khan is great fighter very brave and his hands speed is so fast
THIS GUY IS so awesome
[Newest]Very fast and hands of rock

37Ricky Hatton
Not the best boxer. Don't think he really deserves to be on the list, He was a bit slow and not very accurate with his punches. A fighter like marquez would have tortured him.
Amazing down to earth boxer x
Most devestating boxer of all time, in training they had to use a super hevy weight bag.

38Eder Jofre

39Shane Mosley
Crazy skills. Damn those chopping right hands. Great speed and power. Great heart. Never has had his will broken, has only lost to decisions (NO knockout losses). Coolest style in boxing right now. Overall nice guy.
What more could you ask for?
My favorite boxer ever next to Joe Frazier amazing but this list a list of favorite boxers Christ sugar ray Robinson and Henry armstrong not in the top ten an Tyson at three that's rediculous


Move like a boxer. Hit like a brawler

40John Duddy
He should number one he knocked out mayweather in two hits

41Ken Norton

42Terence Crawford

43James J. Jeffries

44Alexis Arguello

45Timothy Bradley
Undefeated Boxer. Beat Pacquiao. Beat Marquez. Mayweather is next
Please knock mayweather out he been running scared for yeas

46Pernell Whitaker
The southpaw that was robbed of victory of Julio Cesear Chavez and Oscar Delahoya.

47Naseem Hamed
Best boxer out of the UK. He has influenced many boxers around the world
At his peak brought attention to the lighter weights helping boxing as a whole not just the heavyweights were exciting
What guys have you forgot about this Champ come on
[Newest]Best ever, unique stile..

48Arturo Gatti
Gatti fought Ward with and broken hand AND a shattered ear drum. Argue that. Gatti was the BEST!
Top Ten, you gotta be freaking kidding me, Mickey Ward lost to Gatti, and Gatti had a broken hand!
Watch his 3rd fight aginast Ward then argue


[Newest]He should be in a higher ranking

49Juan Manuel Marquez
The guy is a true warrior
December 8th 2012. See what he did to Manny Pacquiao. No one has ever done what Marquez did. Also, to this date (December 2012), NOBODY HAS EVER knocked him out; all his losses (except the Mayweather fight, where he had to go up two weight divisions in a couple or months amd wasn't ready) are questionable decisions. Marquez is definitely the most underrated fighter ever!
Extremely underrated, could dance with the best and still win, also never ko'd never ducked a fight and when he thought of retiring he went and fought manny one last time and won

50Nonito Donaire
Wow he belongs to the elite boxer in the world but to belong to the greatest he should prove much more to the people that he can dominate the other elite on his weight class, because it's the only mean to be on top against the others.
He is best boxer in the world
This guy should be number 1.. The best pound per pound boxer in the world... Put a lightweight in this guy and he'll destroy
Them all.

51Emile Griffith

52Daniel Sendelbeck

53Mikkel Kessler
Top class technical boxer. A true viking warrior. Perfect boxing style, elegant and fast.
He is the pride of Denmark

54Robert Helenius

55Charlie Zelenoff
He's so good that even his defeats have been retroactively exhumed from his record. No other champion in history has had a loss removed, because it would be both inaccurate and unfair for a talent as supreme as him to have anything other than a perfect ledger.
Lost his debut but is most talented boxer of all time should get a rematch with Andrew Hartley to get his first pro win and shut the haters up.


A phenomenon. He was the original young brash and flashy G, long before fake G Mayfeather stole his M.O.

56Wilfred Benitez

57Max Baer
"Most powerful right hand in heavyweight history"


He was ahead of his time by so much I think he could've beaten Ali. For all we know he could have the skill of a futuristic boxer. I'm mean he could beat ghy twice his size easily like his fight with Primo Canera.

58Ricardo Lopez
If I'm not mistaken he was a profesional boxer for 27 years and champ for 12 and a half no loss one tied defended his belt like 27 times and they have him this low? And I know its just because of the weight if he had the same record and was a heavy weight or middle weight he would be #1 and that is sad
If they say Rocky Marciano is best of all times cause of his undefeated record... will then move over cause this man is 51-0-1.
Possibly the most underrated boxer ever. Defended his title succesfully for eleven years straight

59Tomasz Adamek
He is a former WBC Light Heavyweight Champion and former IBF, IBO & The Ring Cruiserweight Champion, and IBF North American Heavyweight champion

60Chris John
He is also one of the kind of the role model for young people. When you work hard enough you will get what you want.
Surely he is one of the best boxer in the world. Chris "The Dragon" John. With Unbeaten record. WBA Super Champion, more than 10 times defending his title. Awesome, full tehnic, with only a few KO his opponents is proved that he is fighting beautifully round to round in his career

61Teófilo Stevenson
The greatest Olympian boxer, everybody knew he was the greatest, even Ali avoid to fight him

62Anthony Mundine
Please! The only decent fighter he's beaten was a half-starved Danny Green. Left his beat work on the footy field.

63Antonio Tarver
He beat Roy Jones twice. He beat Danny Green. He beat Montell Griffin, he beat Eric Harding, and he beat Glen Johnson. Antonio Tarver is a great fighter, and he's underrated.

64Jimmy Wilde
Best pound for pound boxer
Do your research. No doubt.
Ali copied the sway from jimmy, the ghost with a hammer in his hand say's it all. pound for pound one of the hardest hitters of all time.

65Eric Butterbean Esch
Butterbean this is a joke what happened to boxing smh

66Mary Kom
Lady Boxer From India. She is Just 23yrs Old & 5 Time World Champion in A Row. 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.


67Andre Bishop
Greatest fictional fighter of all time! So full of controversy and was undefeated!

68Iron Mike (Michalis Zampidis)
Bad news, watch his knock out videos

69Kid Gavilan

70Leonard Doroftei

71Bob Fitzsimmons

72Danny Green
True champion, true gentleman true legend in and out the ring. Just a real shame everyone was too scared to
Fight him in his prime could of been tested and proved to be one of the best ever. Huge heart and huge punch!
Beat Roy JOnes Jr first round that says something yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

73Micky Ward
Greatest fighter I ever knew
Blue collar warrior Irish mickey ward
Way to low real fans of boxing should ward vs gatti some of the greastest fights of all time

74Bobby Pacquiao
He's just using the name of manny and I think he make a little proof by winning on his own but as a boxer I think he still have made a good accomplishment on his own.
Pacquiao turned professional in 1997. He won the Philippine super featherweight title four times in years 2002 and 2004.
He did a lot of blow-blows


75Azumah Nelson
He is the one of the best boxer in the world in 1985 from ghana accra
World champion and african boxer of all time

76Kostya Tszyu
Arguably the best fighter to come out of Australia; certainly ahead of fellow countrymen Anthony Mundine and Danny Green (both of whom got into this often puzzling list).

77Marcel Cerdan

78Shane Cameron
One of NZ's top heavyweight fighters next to David Tua

79Dicky Eklund

80David Haye

81Daniel Zaragoza

82Andrew Golota
Best Polish Boxer ever

83Erik Morales
No not bobby but manny, but erik I love him fighting even when he lost to manny, he is one of a few elite boxer who has been entertaining us well on the ring.
What are you saying, bobby pacquio is much better than eric morales,?

84Andrew Hartley

85Riddick Bowe

86Harry Greb
Pound for pound, the "Pittsburgh Windmill" should be under the top 10. Who the hell made up this list?
Harry greb should be in the top 10

87Ray Robinson

88Sandy Saddler

89Michael Spinks
Greatest Light Heavyweight of all-time, who also was the best Heavyweight in the world for a spell.

90James Toney
Hard as nails and a true profesional has to be
Ranked in the top 5 boxers of all time at any weight

91Montell Griffin
If it wasn't for Roy Jones, Montell Griffin would be a LEGEND. People always love to forget his first fight with Jones. Griffin had Jones on his heels for most of that fight, and Roy was IN HIS PRIME. Griffin had a superior jab than Jones. He never gets enough credit.

92Hasim Rahman
He knocked out a prime Lennox Lewis in one of the great upset victories of all time. He fought Evander Holyfield, and was putting up a good fight until Holyfield used his famous headbutt and the ref stopped the fight because of major swelling on Rahman's head. Before the stoppage, despite the swelling, Rahman continued to fight Holyfield bravely.
He stopped Corrie Sanders as well as knocking out Lennox... He is nowhere near number 1, but he should be closer to the top of the list than he is. Better fighter than Michael Spinks, anyway.
He was a similar fighter to Buster Douglas, so I always thought maybe Rahman could take on Tyson.
[Newest]Why is one of the greatest knockout artists so low on the list?

Top contender, and two time champ.

93Craig McEwan
Up and comeing star

94Francis Cheka
This is person who dominate east africa in all era now he is
He is undesputed with the left hook

95Gegea Andrei

96Tony Halme

97Joan Guzmán

98Tom Cribb

99Sergio Martínez
One of the best fighters of the world, he teached Julio César Chavez Jr. To behave recently!

100Mike McCallum

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