Greatest Heavyweight Boxers of All Time


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1Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali was an American former professional boxer. He was generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport.

Ali is the only fighter in the world who can be compared with any greatest skillful fighter... The most skillful and confident athlete in the world... He should be undefeated but unfortunately he didn't but cleaned his career by defeating all them who defeated him... I think after Ali, tyson is the only man ewho can be compared with any great fighter.. But tyson can't defeat Ali... This is 1000% assurity

Ali says rite he is the gretest and I agree with him..

1. Muhammad Ali 2. George Foreman 3. Larry Holmes 4. Joe Frazier 5. Rocky Marciano 6. Joe Louis 7. Jack Dempsey 8. Jack Johnson 9. Sonny Liston 10. Ken Norton

Ali is the king!

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2Mike Tyson

I gotta say tyson man... I agree 100 percent that rocky would kick alis ass.. But if not for don king, his original trainer custer or somebody his name? Anyway an women.. Yea oh an that muslim stuff I think mike would have went on to be the greatest but that's a lot of ifs.. So probably rocky

Muhammad Ali was stronger a lot of time but Mike Tyson in his prime was better than Ali.

Mike can kill anybody in his weight class because of the head movement, the power, the speed, come on guys vote for MIKE TYSON!

I think mike Tyson was the best boxer in the world

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3Rocky Marciano

People forget that he beat Joe Louis. After the fight during an interview Louis stated he would not have been able to ever beat Marciano, even if he had his best fight. In doing the filming for the computerized match against Ali, the retired Marciano knocked Ali down, while Ali was unable to knock down Marciano. Ali lost several fights, Marciano lost none.

Undefeated and never ducked a fight or hid from anyone doesn't get the credit he deserves same can be said for Larry Holmes except for the one fixed loss.Tyson a joke Don King would not let him fight forty or fifty something George Forman should not be in the top 20

hei s definitely the greatest of all time, there was a computer animated fight between him and Ali and he whooped Ali's ass! - robertoantonioortuso

Fought a lot of old guys

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4Joe Louis

Record speaks for self not mention fighting in a time of extreme racism.

Joe Louis was the best ever!
He had everything. He would beat every heavyweight who has ever fought...

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5George Foreman

Foreman destroyed Frazier twice and punched himself out with Ali. Foreman beats Ali in rematch. Foreman also wins past 40. Ali couldn't do that

Foreman is one of the greats I am happy he is at least in the top 5

6Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier was an "every man" champion! The polar opposite of Ali in many ways... If not for Frazier's presence COULD there have been THE Ali we knew? Frazier connected with the established American dream... Solid, honest and hard working. Times were changing fast... Perhaps Smokin' Joe was THE "swan song" for boxing's simple, basic, primal social appeal. - frank

If you put Ali #1 then you have to put Frazier #2 Since Frazier beat Ali and barely lost the other two. But he did get crushed by Foreman twice.

Joe in his prime had the best left hook ever and the heart toomatch it rip smoking joe

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7Wladimir Klitschko

Kinda of impressed with skills at an old age.

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8Evander Holyfield

He might not be the greatest heavyweight of all time but he dominated Tyson - Sabbath

Very underrated fighter. Holyfied dominated the light heavyeight division for years, then moved up to heavyweight. There he dominated Tyson(twice) and defeated Douglas, Lewis, and Bowe which were all much bigger than he was. If anything he was arguably the toughest fighter in history.

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9Larry Holmes

Poor Holmes, never gets credit. I prefer brawlers, but Holmes would probably surprise us in a elimination match between the greats of all time. That said, He did not fight big names when in the prime. When he fought Ali, Ali was old. When he fought Tyson, he was old.

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10Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray was great but he wasn't a heavyweight, not even close.

This must be a mistake. This man was never a Heavyweight.

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11Sonny Liston

He threw both fights against Ali. In the first fight, the official reason was his shoulder was ripped in the tendon, but his trainer later said: "The shoulder thing was BS."

In the second fight the "phantom punch" Liston clealy goes down but rolls down again and later said: "i threw the fight because of the Black Muslim."

He was a force, one of the best punchers, better than Joe Louis, George Foreman and Mike Tyson in a test by ESPN, and he could jump up and kick his hands when he held them up.

He was a legend, knocking out Floyd Patterson in 1 round twice for the Heavyweight championship.

12Lennox Lewis

Because he is not American he is not popular in America even he is not white to be popular in Europe only true boxing fans know that only Ali is in his level

Good, not great. beat out shape Tyson, old Holyfield, lost to two average ones.

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13Jack Dempsey

Jack dempsey is the best

14Roy Jones Jr.

He was a damn good boxer and a great man thanks for your time in the ring

15Jack Johnson
16Riddick Bowe
17Gene Tunney
18Robert Helenius
19Vitali Klitschko

Arguably, better than Lewis. Outpointing Lewis before injury stoppage in their fight, but he lost to good fighters while Lewis lost to average ones.

20Ernie Shavers
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