Greatest Boxers of All Time

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21Jack 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

Dempsey brought into a ferocity that has never been matched.

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22Sonny Liston

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

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

Come on! He was one of the gretest heavey weights his time.

Hey guys I know this guy he's my trainer

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23Roberto 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!!!!

New generation people who knows nothing about boxing are voting. Definitely a top 5.

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24Wladimir 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.

The greatest boxer of all time, no doubt. So many people hating because he's unbeatable.

Too soft to be the Heavy Weight Champ

The dominator, mentally and physically.

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25Oscar 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

Hell yea he got it on everybody loved the Golden Boy he put on a show and that Left hook he had was so sweet especially when he dropped Vargas in the 11 round in 2002 Classic - mountainhawk

He beat Trinidad! I don't care what anybody says! Beat a fighter for 9 rounds then dance the last 3, how could you lose? Simply awesome!

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26Sam 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

27Jimmy Wilde

To have Jimmy Wilde at number 27 is like having Elvis Presley in a similar ranking as a singer!
Absolute piss-take!

How can you not. Have him top 5, idiot, never fought qabove 6 st 11 and there was no weight cllass for him, so every fight he gave away weight, and seeing the likes of who you have above him is an embarassment, uf you wanted to name NAmericans call your list that - dazter

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.

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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

I would have to say I was able to see his fights and he was alone in any class. Wow, what an awesome fighter he was.

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29Naseem 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 a show he gave! A true artist!

To be honest he was so funny and had a lot of swag he was tough fun to watch - mountainhawk

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30Arturo Gatti

I'll give Arturo Gatti the hugest heart award! He just wouldn't quit. He had more heart than skill, but I loved to watch him box because of it.

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!

Best heart ever

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31Felix 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.

ONE OF THE GREATEST WELTER WEIGHTS OF ALL TIME, AND ONE OF THE BEST KO RATIO IN BOXING HISTORY ALONG WITH BIG GEORGE FOREMAN... NEVER DUCK NOBODY, ALWAYS COMMITTED TO HIS PUNCHES... HE CHOP YOU DOWN LIKE A TREE... NO WONDER DE LA HOYA RUN AFTER HE FELT THE POWER... THIS GUY GIVE A NEW MINING TO THE WORD " TRUE WARRIOR "

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!

Best because doesn't run from anyone!

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32Thomas 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

Devastating power and speed! Broke his hand in the second round versus Hagler. Otherwise, the outcome might have been different. Easily won the second fight against Leonard,. Judges called the second fight a draw. That was pure robbery!

He's my favorite boxer ever! Knocked everybody out!

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33Roberto 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.

Best pound for pound boxer of the 70's. Duran moved up in weight during the 80's an was super competitive against the elite fighters. He started slowing down in the 90's but fighters still were very nervous to fight him.

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35Archie Moore

ZOne of the greatest fighters that ever lived, loved his boxing style, unique, also a great human being

Canny fighter indeed. Well done, Archie!

Simply the best, number one, the tops.

36John Duddy

He should number one he knocked out mayweather in two hits

37Amir 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

Amir Khan has all the skill which Manny Pac man has and Amir Khan is a pacman fan too one day Khan will also become great like pacman

Come on he has a weak chin enough said that will get you no where - mountainhawk

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38Jake LaMotta

Jake lamotta was never knocked down and beat the best ever fighter that lived ( sugar ray robinson) and should be ranked in the top ten

Lamotta is the only fighter on this list besides Tyson I wouldn't want to meet on the street.

Jake Lamotta could take a punch like no other, he should be in the top ten at least!

Jake lamotta is my friends grandfather

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40Joe Calzaghe

The most naturally skilled fighter I have ever seen.

Outclassed all 46 opponents with movement, use of distance and relentless combinations. (Hopkins almost held on for a draw and Robin Reid had a go but both lost).

His fitness was demoralising. Getting up 15 seconds early to start each round sends a message.

He quickly recovered from knockdowns, took the count and then immediately came out fighting to re-assert his dominance.

He was clever and able to change his strategy instinctively. His fights were always exciting as he took risks until the final bell.

In a different era he could have been in the top 10. Definitely my favourite boxer to watch.

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?

46-0 21 title defenses longest raining title holder (bout 11 years) in recent years super fast punches better than any 1 else

Fast furious and showman

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