Fastest Boxers of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Manny Pacquiao Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao is a Filipino professional boxer and politician, currently serving as a Senator of the Philippines. He currently ranks #4 in BoxRec's ranking of the greatest pound for pound boxers of all time.

The is the man of his own. Even when he is not in his prime he still got that handful speed and power which you should not forget to note. He still has it and he is a gifted with it. His foot and level of intellect in the sport made him accomplished what he has right now.

This guy moved from bantamweight to welterweight conquering each division. Even though he moved weights he still maintained his speed. The guy throws punches from weird angles. With power in both hands he demolished legends LIKE Oscar De LaHoya, Marco Antonio Barrera, Shane Mosley and many others.
Pacquiao is undoubtedly one of the best fighters of all time.

His opponents have mentioned not only his phenomenal speed, but his brutal power as well. Just the thought of what was once a flyweight competing in welterweight is great in itself. Not only that, he absolutely dominated and gave utmost entertainment. What a legend in and out of the ring. One of a kind achievements too.

This person would hit you before you can even guard it. Margarito's match for example was one of the matches where pacquiao displayed his speed. When Timothy Bradley was interviewed after his match against pacquiao he said something like you wouldn't know where the punches are coming from and every strike could knock you down.

2 Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. (January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer, activist, entertainer, poet, and philanthropist. Nicknamed The Greatest, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sporting figures of the 20th century, and is frequently ranked as the best heavyweight boxer and greatest athlete of the century.

Muhammad ali is known to be the fastest boxer of all time as he is absoluter right with his quotes. He is defiantly the greatest and t. Nicknamed "The Greatest, " Ali was involved in several historic boxing matches. Notable among these were three with rival Joe Frazier, which rank among the greatest in boxing history, and one with George Foreman, where he finally regained his stripped titles seven years later. Ali was well known for his unorthodox fighting style, which he described as "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee", he fastest every one know that

'The Greatest' stuck out in his days as the heavyweight king as he was so quick, but still so strong. The famous quote, 'I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark. '

The only boxer that had such amazing speed in heavyweight division. You all know heavyweights use to be less speedy. Now guess if he was in middleweight?

Ali was not just fast with his hands. He could slip punches like no one else. His hands were lightning fast and his footwork was great.

3 Roy Jones Jr. Roy Levesta Jones Jr. is an American former professional boxer, boxing commentator, boxing trainer, rapper, and actor who holds dual American and Russian citizenship.

Special. In his prime, Roy Jones Jr was something extraordinary. Ultimately, its difficult to sum up what made him so great in so few words, but he left a lasting impression. With the sheer hand speed, fleet of foot and reflexes that made him impossible to hit, Roy was able to get away with incredible showboating, and dazzling punch combinations. Realistically, Jones was faster than anyone in history pound-for-pound, even the great Sugar Ray Leonard at 147 would have trouble beating a 168 Roy to the punch. The hand speed will never really be matched, and the more I consider it, although other great fighters will come and go, Roy Jones Jr, wasn't just special. Roy was as close to Superman as any being will ever get. Watch the highlights and mull it over, because as Max Kellerman once said " We're never gonna see that again."

One of the fastest hands? Absolutely! But more than that, he was one of the most talented fighters in history. Roy Jones Jr is easily one of the greatest of all time for his size(s). At his best (which in my opinion was 1990 - 2002), he could've beaten any fighter in history under 180 lbs (and probably a lot of cruiserweights and heavyweights as well). He's definitely a GOAT.

My personal favourite boxer of all time. Roy Jones dazzled the fans with his unnatural, showboating style. The punch where he knocked his opponent out after having his hands behind his back was hard to believe. He was known for throwing six or seven left hooks in succession, mind blowing.

Roy is clearly the fastest boxer of all time, there is no boxer with the raw pace of jones, he is the only boxer I've seen who can outpunch opponents with his hands by his side, plus not many other boxers can KO an opponent by throwing a punch which started with both hands behind his back.

4 Floyd Mayweather Jr. Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. is an American former professional boxer and current boxing promoter. "Pretty boy" Floyd or "Money" Mayweather is widely considered to be one of the greatest if not the greatest boxer in boxing history. Floyd Mayweather has had success not only inside the ring, but outside as a worthy businessman. Mayweather has had some of the largest if not the largest box office ratings in HBO history and has rightfully owned the sport of boxing for more than a decade.

Floyd Mayweather is one of the best defensive specialists of all time. Incredible reaction speed and reflexes make him impossible to hit and his accurate, quick punches are punishing.

How the BLUE HELL is Floyd Mayweather Jr not number 1...? He is the most accurate boxer in history. Plus in his younger days like in his 20s, he couldn't even be touched.

Floyd can throw Jabs from any starting position, whether up high or down low and hit his opponent literally anywhere with crazy accuracy.

Floyd Mayweather doesn't through punishes in succession quickly, but his reflexes and jabs ahve got to be the quickest of all time.

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

Sugar ray Leonard has the fastest hand speed ever. Ali had great hand speed for a heavy but not on Leonard's level

Sugar is famous for his wars in the golden era against Duran, Hagler and Hearns. You don't get the nickname Sugar without being special.

The fact that he is so low is insane. Watch the marvin hagler fight and the duran fight and you will see his speed is unmatched

Baddest man ever, took out hearns a Duran and hagler, destroyed them all with quick footwork and mind blowing 8 punch combos.

6 Mike Tyson Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, four months and 22 days old.

I mean do I need to pull up the film. Mike Tyson for his size and weight was undoubtly the fastest boxer I ever seen with my own 2 eyes. Head Movement Check, Hand Speed Check, Foot speed way to good for a big man.

Although there are many fast punchers out there, few, and I mean very few, can match Mike Tyson's level of speed. Yes, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roy Jones Jr. , Manny, and Ali are worthy mentions; but nobody can top Mike's speed in single punches, combinations, AND accuracy. I see these other greats, but in my honest opinion, their single punches, let alone combinations, look like sloppy quick throws. Mike Tysons, are like a bullet shooting out of his body. They are violent.

For a heavyweight, I've not seen faster punches. If he had been in a lighter weight class, imagine how fast he would've been then?

Tyson in his peak used to throw unbelievable combinations from the body to the head like no other!

7 Pernell Whitaker

Great defense & speed

8 Willie Pep
9 Amir Khan

He is blistering with his hands, the two losses to Garcia and Alvarez puts his speed on display. He was winning both fights thoroughly until he got hit by power shots. He has tremendous speed and tends to overcommit by putting combinations together, but exposes himself to danger. If he avoids putting the 3+ punch combinations together and sticks with 1's and 2's, he could've been undefeated.

Khan undoubtedly has the fastest combination punching speed in the sweet science (ever) however, poor defensive habits and terrible management has left the young individual facing trouble both in and out the ring. The potential to be a all time great to just another risky boxer who could ruin upcoming stars resume.

Come on, as much as you guys hate him or think he's awful, you can only admire his hand speed. Yeah he might have a glass chin, and I'm no Khan fan, but he has the fastest hands I have ever seen.

They way he fought 1st 5 Rounds against Canelo. If he fights that good with those kind of tactics, he ll take anyone in the walterwieght devision apart. Such a naturally skillfull boxer with a big heart, just needs to be a bit smart and stay under virgil Hunter.

10 Floyd Patterson

Was once the youngest heavyweight champion in the world before a certain 'Iron Mike' came along. Very fast hands for a heavyweight.

Floyd had just an amazingly fast leaping left hook. Look at second fight with Johansson. Just tears the arms head off.

Floyd Patterson had lightning fast hand speed, extremely fast for a heavyweight.

The Contenders
11 Naseem Hamed

Naseem Hamed was a fantastic boxer with tremendous enthusiasm and confidence. At his prime he was probably one of the best pound for pound and lost against Barrera due to the weight he had lost to make the weight limit. He had no power on that night but this defeat should not look over his accomplishments. He was truly a gifted fighter and an entertainer.

Prince was flashy, talked a lot of trash and generally had no respect for his opponents until he got his beatdown from Barrera. But that doesn't take away from the fact he was a naturally gifted fighter. Speed and very powerful punches for a lower weight fighter, Naseem was another special fighter.

Prince Naseem Hamed was a fantastic boxer who didn't achieve his potential. His flexibility was probably the best I've seen in the sport of boxing as he kept his hands down and used his fantastic movement. He had good amount if speed as he landed shots whiteout know one see ing the shots. TREMENDOUS FIGHTER

12 Zab Judah

We saw how fast he was against Mayweather Jr. in their 2006 bout. Crazy speed.

13 Meldrick Taylor

Meldrick taylor by far had the quickest hands at the time even by today's standard. Although he lacked power he made up for it with speed and accuracy.

If you've never seen Meldrick Taylor before, please go onto YouTube and watch some of his fights. His handspeed is unbelievable, a serious contender for #1 spot.

He should be number one without a doubt!

14 Joe Calzaghe

If you need one reason to justify the claim that he is one of the fastest ever, it should be that Roy Jones wouldn't fight him - someone who could finally Roy for speed, loved to mix it up (remember, when he got tagged he started to have a tear up! ) and who had a chin of iron. One of the most underrated fighters of all time.

Undefeated world champion Joe Calzaghe mixed incredible speed with brilliant stamina as he could easily throw over a 1000 punches in a fight. This was usually down to his brittle hands meaning he couldn't thrown many power punches.

A true legend and vastly under rated. Fought in a golden era and no man could touch him

15 James Toney
16 Sugar Ray Robinson Sugar Ray Robinson was an American professional boxer who competed from 1940 to 1965. Robinson's performances in the welterweight and middleweight divisions prompted sportswriters to create "pound for pound" rankings, where they compared fighters regardless of weight.

What the hell? This guy is the best pound for pound boxer ever. He is officially the fastest boxer to have ever lived. What the hell is he doing last on this list. It's obviously little hypebeast boys who vote for anything that's "in".

My idol. One day I hope to be as good as Robinson

Fastest fighter ever.. Had every skill needed

The dude was rapid. Why is Mike Tyson above him.

17 Shane Mosley
18 Ryan Garcia

Just look at his fights...

Fastest boxer now

19 Vasyl Lomachenko

Many fighters ranked above him on here should be below.

There is nobody athletic as Loma...ever in the history of boxing. After Jones he may be #1

He is the best ever.

20 Hector Camacho

Hands down, Hector "Macho" Camacho had the fastest hands I've ever seen in my life. This man had supernatural speed you'll only see in video games or movies. Macho was unbelievable. You'd have to see it to truly get an understanding of the what seemed to be CGI hands speed Macho possessed.

Quickest mind in the ring, also...
He got outta the way as much as he could but unlike Floyd Mayweather jr. who se happy to throw one punch before the ring, Camacho would come bacak with blazing combintions and he would bring it to his opponents.

Come on... Macho man was and forever will be unmatched in regards to the quickest hands PERIOD!

Fastest hands, bar none. Young Camacho had hands so fast you couldn't even see his combos.

21 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.

How could you forget him? Maybe not the fastest but definitely top ten, and had a rediculous left hook that floored people

22 Anthony Joshua

Aj is the greatest fighter in the world with Big slugger/also smack.

He is too fast and good

23 Gennady Golovkin

One of the best

24 Rocky Marciano

Died an undefeated champ.

25 Canelo Álvarez
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