Fastest Boxers of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Manny Pacquiao 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.

He just beat up mayweather

No doubt about it. He is always the greatest boxer of all time. Having an Eight Division World Champion. He can do only such a feat.

This guy is so fast. He has power both in his left and right hand that made him an eight division world champion.

This guy is the fastest in the world

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2 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.

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, what can anyone
say. Rumble young man rumble!

Definitely the fastest by far if you consider that he moved like water whilst carrying 100 kg (approx 220 pounds).

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?

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3 Roy Jones Jr 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."

Best boxer to ever put on a pair of gloves. Unfortunately decided to hang around to long.

He has the fastest hands in my opinion

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.

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4 Floyd Mayweather Jr

Dude has some of the best dodging speed and skills ever

Fast!

Fastest Runner of all Time!

HAhaha

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5 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.

The faster boxer all the time

This guy was way faster than ali, ali was slow a lot of heavyweights were faster he was a runner like floyd

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. -

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

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6 Mike Tyson 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.

He is the goat

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.

Tyson was a man with raw speed and power. He ripped his opponents open with fast, precise punches. -

Tyson is sick when he was 18-20 his hands were untouchable

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7 Prince Naseem Hamed

Best British Featherweight of the Modern Era if not All Time

Had the potential to be the best ever

Madness

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.

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8 Floyd Patterson

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

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

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

Often argued Greatest of all time

9 Amir Khan

Should be number 1 this British Pakistani is a Bugatti

Should be #1 Hand speed is ridiculous. - Onetime

His speed is phenomenal. But has a glass chin.

Insane speed

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10 Willie Pep

The Newcomers

? Joe Frazier Joe Frazier Joseph William Frazier, nicknamed "Smokin' Joe", was an American professional boxer who competed from 1965 to 1981. He reigned as the undisputed heavyweight champion from 1970 to 1973, and as an amateur won a gold medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

Just watch his first fight with Ali. Joe was fast and it surprised Ali. Joe made Ali miss and often beat Ali to the punch.

The Contenders

11 Joe Calzaghe

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

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. -

One of the most underrated fighters of all time

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12 Meldrick Taylor

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. -

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.

He should be number one without a doubt!

13 Pernell Whitaker

Too good to have fallen, all because if drugs

Great defense & speed

14 Sugar Ray Robinson 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.

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

A beast who should be number 1

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

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15 Ryan Garcia

Just look at his fights...

16 Hector Camacho

Camacho has the quickest hands in boxing hands down

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

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.

17 Vasyl Lomachenko

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

Many fighters ranked above him on here should be below. - Sabbath

His side steps are the fastest

Everyone knows

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18 Anthony Joshua

He is too fast and good

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

Knocks out charles martin in second round

19 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.

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

20 Rocky Marciano

Wrong this is about speed

Died an undefeated champ.

21 Gennady Golovkin Gennady Golovkin

Can just release hell of a punch

He has the speed punch of a blink

One of the best

22 Saúl Álvarez

Amazing fighter

Did all of you forget about one of the greatest Camelot Alvarez is the best he should be in top three the only reason Floyd money mayweather won becuase he was runnig away from him he doesn't even dough them he just run away I think he is the best

23 Evander Holyfield

The best a true gladiator

24 Mary Kom
25 Deontay Wilder Deontay Wilder Deontay Leshun Wilder is an American professional boxer. He has held the WBC heavyweight title since 2015, and in doing so became the first American world heavyweight champion in nine years, which was the longest period of time in boxing history without an American heavyweight champion.

Wilder should be number 11

The God of Boxing.

Too fast for a heavy weight you can barley see his punches

The GOAT

26 Nonito Donaire

He has incredible hand speed.

27 Joe Lewis

No one could stand toe to toe with the brown bomber and that's the bottom line.

It's Joe Louis

28 Thomas Hearns

Fastest welterweight in history at 6.2

Hitman had tremendous speed which made him lethal!

Blinding speed of the Hitman

29 Keith Liddell

I believe that according to Guinness World Records, Keith Liddell is the fastest fighter in history, due to his ability to punch over 45 mph.

Yep he is pretty fast, Great fighter too!

30 Zab Judah

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

31 Miguel Cotto

The first boxer that I saw to destroy pacquiao's face he should be on the top ten!

32 Anthony Mundine

Big mouth abo

Similiar to Roy Jones jr when he was in his prime. Raw speed

33 Gerald McClellan

A career cut short by tragedy. McClellan was on the verge of greatness. His incredible knockout power was generated by the speed of his punches as much as his strength and technique.

34 Julio César Chávez

He's quick.

35 Josh Kelly

He's Probably the most smooth and fast boxer, very good dodges and no one can give him a slap!

36 Juan Manuel Marquez

The only one who kicks pacquiao, also a great counter. enough said

37 Shane Mosley
38 Chris Byrd

No way Chris Byrd should be un the top 10

This guy didn't get his nickname Rapid Fire for nothing,and in my opinion belongs higher on the list.Watching him fight is like watching a cat effortlessly swatting at its prey.

39 Ysaias Zamudio

Lightning fast in his glory days. He was a flyweight, so he probably was quicker than most of the names on this list.

40 Ruslan Provodnikov

He is fast as hell I honestly think he is as fast or faster than Pacquiao

41 Terry Norris

Possibly the most fluid combination puncher of all time. His balance and speed allowed him to generate incredible power as well. He seemed to be able to hit you hard from any angle. Probably one of the most underrated fighters of all time due to his not so durable chin.

42 Felix Sturm
43 Felix "Tito" Trinidad

One of the best come back fighters of all time. In his prime had the ability to knock out an opponent with both hands. Watch the Vargas v. Trinidad fight.

44 Michael Dokes

Should be #5 on this list faster than Ali and Tyson.

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