Top Ten Boxers Ever to Have Won a Major World Title and an Olympic Medal

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The Top Ten

1 Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali (January 17th 1942 - June 3rd 2016) was an American former professional boxer . He was generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport.

Won a gold medal in the 1960 Olympics (Rome) as a light heavyweight. Became Heavyweight World Champion in 1964. - THC13

2 Sugar Ray Leonard Sugar Ray Leonard Ray Charles Leonard, best known as "Sugar" Ray Leonard, is an American former professional boxer, motivational speaker, and occasional actor.

Won a gold medal in the 1976 Olympics (Montreal) as a light welterweight. Became Welterweight World Champion in 1979, Light Middleweight World Champion in 1981, Middleweight World Champion in 1987, and Super Middleweight World Champion in 1989. - THC13

3 Joe Frazier

Won a gold medal in the 1964 Olympics (Tokyo) as a heavyweight. Became Heavyweight World Champion in 1970. - THC13

4 Roy Jones Jr Roy Jones Jr

Won a silver medal at the 1988 Olympics (Seoul) as a light middleweight. Became Super Middleweight World Champion in 1992, Middleweight World Champion in 1993, Light Heavyweight World Champion in 1996 and Heavyweight World Champion in 2003.


Note: Most believe, including myself, that Jones Jr. was robbed of the gold medal in the Olympics. Korean judges gave the fight (and the gold medal) to a Korean boxer in Seoul, Korea. - THC13

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Won a bronze medal in the 1996 Olympics (Atlanta) as a featherweight. Became Super Featherweight World Champion in 1998, Lightweight World Champion in 2002, Super Lightweight World Champion in 2005, Welterweight World Champion in 2006, Light Middleweight World Champion in 2007, Super Light Middleweight World Champion in 2012 and Super Welterweight World Champion in 2014. - THC13

6 Oscar de la Hoya Oscar de la Hoya Oscar De La Hoya is a former professional boxer who competed from 1992 to 2008. He holds dual American and Mexican citizenship.

Won a gold medal in the 1992 Olympics (Barcelona) as a lightweight. Became Lightweight World Champion in 1994, Light Welterweight World Champion in 1996, Welterweight World Champion in 1997, Light Middleweight World Champion in 2001, Super Light Middleweight World Champion in 2002 and Middleweight World Champion in 2004. - THC13

7 Pernell Whitaker

Won a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics (Los Angeles) as a lightweight. Became Lightweight World Champion in 1988, Welterweight World Champion in 1993 and Super Welterweight World Champion in 1995. - THC13

8 Evander Holyfield

Won a bronze medal in the 1984 Olympics (Los Angeles) as a light heavyweight. Became Cruiserweight World Champion in 1986 and Heavyweight World Champion in 1990. - THC13

9 George Foreman George Foreman George Edward Foreman 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.

Won a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics (Mexico City) as a heavyweight. Became Heavyweight World Champion in 1973. - THC13

10 Floyd Patterson

Won a gold medal at the 1952 Olympics (Helsinki) as a middleweight. Became Heavyweight World Champion in 1956. - THC13

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