Most Overrated Boxers

The Top Ten

1 Floyd Mayweather

Mayweather cherry picked his fights. He dodged more fights than he did punches. He fought a total of 5 times between 2007-2012. That's not the record of a true champion.


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Is the greatest ever at AVOIDING PRIME FIGHTERS

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2 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.

Poor fundaments, every fighter can outbox him. Almost knocked out by a 50 yo grandpa Ortiz.

This guy's an all time great.

Choosing opponents,ducking the best in the heavyweight division is the result of the poor heavyweight american champs of this era.

He fights fat Europeans

3 Tyson Fury

You're talking about Mike Tyson not Tyson Fury retard

Most overrated heavyweight since Primo Carnera. He was never in a great fight. He never beat a great fighter. A poser who inspired more fear with his image that he was capable of handing out. The late Howard Cosell summed him up "He can't box a lick. The first good fighter he faces with a good jab will beat him" That came true in Buster Douglas.

As they say in Texas, all hat and no cattle.

4 James J. Jeffries

Why is Jeffries overrated? He defeated two very notable heavyweights of his time Fitzsimmons and Corbett (twice each).Yes, he didn't fight as much as other boxers of his time, so don't today's champs.

5 Joe Calzaghe

Brilliant unbeaten

6 Anthony Joshua

All muscle little substance. Very very little substance and British fans seem to be blinded by having someone who is at the top of their division(even the incredibly paper thing heavyweight division) just because he is British and there isn't very many British champs. He is slow even though I am sure he does hit hard but his conditioning is also suspect. He has fought just one good fighter that being klitscho and a way past his prime klit. So I have no idea how he has gotten as popular as he has. If he was scaled down to the size of a let's say welterweight he wouldn't even be a top 30 fighter. It's crazy how low standards there is for heavyweights now a days.

7 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.

People talk about mayweather running but when all did it against foreman it was fine and dandy. This is boxing Not dancing with the stars.

Wrong guy to vote for. Nothing to see here except a few novice fans (and one Tyson fanboy) getting off on voting down the most famous boxer of all time. It's inevitable.

Ali conquered more all time greats than any other heavyweight. It's not every era that the top heavyweight has even one other truly great fighter to fight, but Ali had THREE (Frazier, Foreman, and Liston), any one of whom you could've made a case for being THE greatest heavyweight of all time - if not for the fact that he bested them all.

The "weak opponents" argument can be laughed all the way out the door, and the other arguments aren't much to speak of. His debatable wins in his Young and 3rd Norton fight (Lyle and Shavers controversy is a myth) were during his declining years. Even if you manage to promote yourself to history's sole revisionist and reverse either decision, that would only mean Young or Norton reveals his age and retires him a few fights ahead of Spinks, changing his legacy very ...more

He bashed up everyone he's just too smart he verses pacquiao he wins

Some things don't add up with his career. I don't claim to even have proof of anything but seeing as he beat Sunny Liston twice who was a mob enforcer and it was said that one of his fights was fixed I just got a lot of questions about the authenticity of some of his record. That's not to say he was not great but I don't think he's as great as everyone claims

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8 Gerry Cooney
9 Hasim Rahman

Is he rated at All?

10 John Ruiz

The Contenders

11 Saul Canelo Alvarez

Overrated and overhyped

Just terrible. He has good strength and combos but everything else is just terrible. He tries to get in lucky hits fighting like he's blind he won't even hit where his opponent is open he just tries repeatedly to hit to the body. He always is really straight and doesn't move at all so he is really easy to hit. He's off balance constantly has terrible footwork and wins either because people are stupid enough to go straight at him or by fixed decisions. Lara dominated Canelo making him throw more and missing more. Lara landed more and threw less than Alvarez so tell me how did Canelo win? Lara was the better fighter and if Canelo fight Mayweather again the same thing is going to happen.

Your so retarded and need to watch boxing more you don't know nothing

Canelo is overrated due to his fight resume. All of those fighters he had fought were nobody's. The only true fighter he fought was Mayweather and don't say Mayweather just ran he had also used great strategy. Boxing today is not a sport where you just run up to the person and try to knock-em out like Canelo. Many great fighters like Mayweather, Pacquiao, Marquez etc. Use strategy to win the fight. Just being a tough guy and knocking out other fighters does not make you a great. Just accept it BOXING IS DEAD!

Saul Alvarez is definitely not overrated. He has only lost one out of 46 fights, and he is only 24 years old. He is a great fighter, for many other reasons as well.

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12 Ricky Hatton

Good... Yes but good as Mayweather or Pacquiao... No. He doesn't block which caused him to get knocked out even though he was out of his prime he could've done better.

Overrated fought cab drivers in the UK comes to the USA and becomes a punching bag

My top overrated british thing

1 one direction
2 English players
3 harry potter

13 Larry Holmes

This is the worst item one your list. Larry Holmes is underrated! He was undefeated until his 48th fight, he had twenty title defences, he did his last fight at age 53, he had one of the hardest left jabs in boxing history, and he only lost to good, or great fighters that were way younger than him. And he retired with a record of 69-6.

I'm tired of people complaining about how Tyson never beat anybody good; what about Larry? He only beat bums and beat the greats when they were either old or he would face the ones that just weren't that good. No one mentions how Larry beat an old Ali but everyone will tell you Tyson beat Larry because he was old. Plus Larry's first loss was to Michael Spinks... Twice! Spain's was officially a light heavyweight and Larry lost... I bet an old Ali could destroy Michael Spinks and Tyson was able to knock him out in the first round! Holmes deserves some credit but he would probably be the worst out of the best.

14 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.

Never has a fighter gotten so much credit for what he didn't do.

And to summarize every defense of him ever made against that fact: "But... he WOULD have! "

Tyson fans are the worst in boxing. They have an encyclopedia of excuses for all his losses. Tyson was a good fighter during the second half of the 80’s but his fans overrate him past that. Also, Tyson’s level of competition in the 80’s isn’t as good as fighters Tyson fans claim he could beat “If Tyson were in his prime...” He fought the worst version of Larry Holmes too. Tyson lost in his prime but Tyson fans say he was past his prime at the old age of 23 five minutes before the Douglas fight. Listen to them talk and make excuses about that fight! They don’t know the rules of box long and ring situations. The count was even for both fighters, you sore losers! Tyson fans are sore losers!

15 Joe Louis

Joe Louis is underrated. He is the second greatest fighter of all time. He fought a lot of tough opponents, despite his time period. He also had 25 title defences. And except for Schemling, the only men that he lost to were way younger than him and great. And he had a record of 67-3.

He was good back in the day 70 years ago but he wouldn't be able to beat an Ali or Tyson.

16 Wladimir Klitschko

It is true that Wladimir Klitschko is were he is at because of his size. But even if he were smaller, he would still be great. He has had 23 title defences, and has fought a lot of tough opponents. He also has a great record.

He is good but he's too open and straight forward and could get knocked out easily if not for his size.

All he does is drag his opponents tired and punches them out what a champ LMFAO

17 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.

The best excuses, rode his own bandwagon that occupied millions of retarded fans that claim this fool is the best of his gen. Beat the likes of morales and barrera who had clearly seen better days and robbed marquez 2 times in there 4 fights in which he finally got served with a nice counter that left him out cold but not for the first time. PED's come to mind and he is probably not the same because he stopped taking them back in 09. Sucks and shouldn't be in the same sentance as floyd mayweather the true best of his era.

He shouldn't even be on this list. He is also second on the greatest boxers of all time list so that says a lot. - Sabbath

Most of his fights are against bums some of which actually knocked him out

18 Bernard Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins his still fighting and winning at age 50. He won the world title at age 46. He has a good record, and has won twelve world titles.

He said he would never get defeated by a white boy... Hugh yeah that turned out well.

Highly over rated. Made a living by beating Americans that were passing titles around like Pokemon cards, spanked by prime roy jones and his claim to fame was beating 3 bloated up world champs in Oscar Dela hoya, Tito Trinidad and Ronald Wright. He beat Tarver who beat a drained roy jones and Kelly pavlik who ko'ed a well done Jermain Taylor. He has defined the odd's by becoming the oldest world champion...but by beating who? James Toney and Michael Nunn both would of smashed Hopkins silly and ducked Joe Calzaghe for years before actually agreeing to fight him. Also racist and has the brain the size of a pea. Only American's would buy his crap but not the rest of the world. William Joppy and who ever else he faced in America doesn't make you a legend. Shut up Bernard.

19 Rocky Marciano

People tend to rate him in the top 10 but he was way to small and old fighters gave him trouble

Best how Luke and Archie Moore

Dude never fought a true champion

Overrated? Maybe but still has more KO than maywether what people think is the best ever

20 Miguel Cotto
21 Sergio Martinez

He isn't that good... Plain and simple. Cotto won against Martinez because Martinez is stupid and keeps his hands down not because of an injury. I looked at his record and to honest Cotto is the only great Martinez has ever fought and well as soon as he fought Cotto he lost. He's flat footed, off balance, and relies too much on his power I guess he didn't know Cotto was stronger. Stop making excuses for him!

22 Hector Camacho
23 Gennady Golovkin Gennady Golovkin
24 Evander Holyfield

I'm a Tyson fan so yes I'm biased but I do give Evander credit. He was one of the best but as good as Tyson? I don't think so. I'm going to talk about Tyson vs Holfield because that's pretty much both of their most famous fights. Evander was better at the time than Tyson being more fit and experienced since Tyson went to jail. When Tyson first went to jail he declined a little bit not as good as he still had something but after he went to jail for the sexual assault of Desiree Washington Tyson wasn't the same and he looked terrible. To be honest Evander was still having a lot of trouble with a done and over Tyson. Evander did well no doubt in the first 5 Rounds but then Tyson started coming back and tiring Evander with body shots then the head butt happened only hurting Tyson. Then it happened again causing Tysons eye to bleed then Evander just took advantage of Tyson being injured. Evander I think got lucky because of the head butt. So was the head butt on purpose or accident? Well ...more

25 Trevor Berbick
26 Lennox Lewis

Good boxer, but definitely one of the most over-rated Heavyweight Champs in history. Waited too long to start his pro career. Never fought any of the great fighters of his era in their primes. All his big wins came against fighters who were well past their primes (eg. Holyfield, Tyson, Tucker etc.)

27 Tim Bradley

Very overrated

28 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.

George Foreman is underrated. He beat Joe Frazier twice, (Both times by knockout before round six) And he also beat Ken Norton in round two. And he won the world title at age 45.

I like Foreman but he relied completely on his strength and nothing else so it was extremely easy to see his punches coming.

29 Leon Spinks

Leon Spinks is probably the most overrated fighter of all time. He just fought bums, and had a poor record

30 Michael Spinks
31 Jake LaMotta Jake LaMotta
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