Boxing is one of the most popular sports entertainment in the World. Many boxers are popular in terms of strength, popularity, and fighting style. But what’s come to your mind when I say name the greatest boxer of all time?
Here is our list of Top 10 Boxers of all time
The legendary Boxers are on the list of the greatest of all time in terms of winning streak, popularity, impact on the boxing world, and highest-paid boxer.
10. Guglielmo Papaleo
Guglielmo Papaleo is famous in the world of boxing for the name Willie pep. Willie Pep was born in San Francisco, California on November 5th, 1924. He was an American Boxer who held the Featherweight Championship twin on the year of 1942 and 1950.
Willie boxed in 241 fights in total where he won 229 fights. Where he lost in 11 fights and had 1 drawn match. His total number of KO won was 65. He ruled his era for two decades. He is considered one of the finest boxers of all time and earned among the top 10 boxers of all time with respect. Willie died at the age of 84 on 23 November 2006.
9. Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao nicknamed “Pacman” was one of the best boxers who hold world Championships across four decades. Pacman was born on December 14, 1978, in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines. Manny aka Pacman hooked up to boxing at the age of 12 and started his boxing career at the age of 12. He considered being one of the best junior fighters at the age of 15. Pacman at the age of 19 won his major title flyweight championship on December 4, 1998, by KO over Chatchai Sasaki.
Throughout, his career he fought 72 fights with 62 wins where he lost 8 fights with a total of 2 draws. Manny won 39 of his fights with KO. He is the first boxer to win the Lineal championship. Pacman is the only boxer to win four out of eight World major titles(Flyweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, welterweight) Championship. He is truly one of the greatest fighters who dominated the ring.
Here, is the detailed biography of Manny Pacquiao
8. Shane Mosley
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Shane Mosley nicknamed “Sugar” was one of the world’s best active boxers in 2000. He was born on September 7, 1971, in Lynwood, California, and raised in Pomona, California.
He started his career from years 1993 to 2016. Shane looked after his dad who was a street fighter. His father trained him at the age of eight.
Sugar throughout his career fought a total of 61 with a win of 49 with 41 by KO. He lost in 10 fights with only 1 draw. He held multiple World major championships win three weight classes.
Sugar was a former Lineal Championship twice. In 2000, he was at the International Boxing Hall of Fame. On August 16, 2017, Sugar announced his retirement after 24 years of professional career.
7. Roberto Duran
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Duran is one of the undisputed championships that compete over five decades from 1968 to 2001. He was born on June 16, 1951, in Guarare, Panama.
Legendary boxing trainer Ray Arcel trained Roberto Duran. Roberto was voted as top 10 boxer last 80 years and was considered the best lightweight championship of the 20th century.
Roberto fought 119 with a total win of 103 whereas he lost 16. The total number of wins by KO was 70. Duran was nicknamed “Hands of stone” for his punching power and was known for his excellent defense, fighting versatility, and pressure building.
He held the championship in four weight classes Lightweight, welterweight, Light middleweight, and middleweight. Duran retired at age of 50 in January 2002.
6. Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr.
Mayweather Jr. Is one of the greatest and undefeated boxers. He was born on February 24, 1977, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Being born into a family full of professional boxers, his focus was on boxing.
As a professional boxer, he competed from 1996 to 2017 and won 15 major World Championship from super featherweight to Light middleweight. Floyd was undefeated throughout his professional boxing career with a win and total fights in a total of 50 with 29 KO wins.
He was named ” Fighter of a Decade” in 2010 by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA).
Mayweather won the “Fighter of the Year” award by The Ring’s Magazine in 1998 and 2007. In 2007, 2013, and 2015 BWAA awarded Floyd as ” Fighter of the Year.
He won a total of six “ESPY Best Fighter of the Year” from 2007 to 2010 and from 2012 to 2014. He considered being one of the best pound-to-pound boxers in the world twice within ten years.
Here is the detailed biography of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
5. Mike Tyson
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Mike Gerard Tyson “The Baddest man on the Planet” is considered to be the most ferocious fighter to ever step into a professional ring.
He was born on June 30, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York City. He is one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. His was undisputed heavyweight championship from 1987 to 1990. Mike held a record as the youngest champion to ever held a heavyweight championship.
Mike Tyson fought a total of 58 with total wins 50 and 6 losses. He won his first 19 professional fights with KO which make a total of 44 KO wins at the end of his career.
Tyson ranked 16th on the 100 greatest punches of all time. He has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and The World Boxing of Fame.
4. Sugar Ray Leonard
Leonard is the greatest boxer of all time who competed in the years between 1977 to 1997. He was born on May 17, 1956, in Wilmington, North California.
Throughout his career, he won world titles in five weight classes and a lineal championship in three classes. Sugar fought a total of 40 with total wins of 36 and 3 lost. He won 25 games with KO.
Sugar was one of the “Four Kings” in the year 1980 including Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns, and Marvin Hagar. Throughout 1980 Four Kings fought with each other in lower weight classes to keep boxing relevant.
He was the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses with the “Boxer of the Decades” in 1980. In 2016, he was considered to be the greatest living fighter.
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3. Sugar Ray Robinson
Walker Smith Jr. aka Sugar Ray Robinson often regarded as the greatest boxer of all time. He was born on May 21, 1921, in Ailey, Georgia. Robinson is one of the three-person to have the longest unbeatable streak of 91 fights.
Throughout his 25 years of a career starting from 1940, he won the world welterweight title from 1946 to 1951 and won the middleweight title in the latter year.
Robinson in total fought 201 with 174 wins and 19 losses. He won 109 fights with KO. In 1952, for his performance, he was named “Fighter of the year“. In 1990, Robinson was inducted into the International Hall of Fame. On April 12, 1989, Sugar Ray Robinson dead.
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2. Muhammad Ali
Cassius Clay was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky, and turned Muslim in the year 1961 as Muhammad Ali “The Greatest“.
He started his boxing training at the age of 12 and won gold at the age of 18 in the heavyweight championship. Muhammed Ali is one of the most dominating heavyweight class boxers of all time. He was famous for his provocation and trash-talk persona.
Ali fought a total of 61 with a win of 56 and a loss of 37. He won 37 fights with KO. In 1999, he was named “Sportsman of the Century” and “Sports Personality of the Century“. He retired as good in 1981 to focus on religion and activism. On June 6, 2016, Muhammed Ali died at the age of 74.
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1. Joe Louis
Joe Louis Barrow was one of the greatest and the most influenced boxers of all time. He was born on May 13, 1914, in Lafayette, Alabama. He competed in the year 1934 to 1951 and reigned in the heavyweight championship from 1937 to his temporary retirement in the year 1949. Louis is the longest single reign as the champion of any boxer in history.
Joe fought a total of 69 with a win of 66 and a loss of 3. He won 52 fights with KO. On April 12, 1981, Louis died at the age of 66.
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In our opinion, the above are the top ten greatest boxers of all time throughout the generation.