Top 10 Boxers: These boxers are all considered to be among the greatest to ever step into the ring. They dominated their respective weight classes, defeated some of the best fighters of their era, and left a lasting legacy on the sport of boxing.
Muhammad Ali is perhaps the most iconic boxer of all time. He was known for his flashy fighting style, his outspoken personality, and his social activism. Ali won the heavyweight championship title three times and defended it 19 times. He defeated some of the greatest heavyweights of all time, including Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Sugar Ray Robinson is widely considered to be the greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all time. He had a career record of 173-19-6, with 109 knockouts. Robinson won the welterweight championship title six times and the middleweight championship title once. He defeated some of the best fighters of his era, including Jake LaMotta, Rocky Graziano, and Carmen Basilio.
Joe Louis is known as the “Brown Bomber” and is considered to be one of the most dominant heavyweight champions of all time. He held the heavyweight title for over 11 years and defended it 25 times. Louis defeated some of the greatest heavyweights of his era, including Max Schmeling, Billy Conn, and Rocky Marciano.
Sugar Ray Leonard
Sugar Ray Leonard is known for his elegant boxing style and his ability to switch between orthodox and southpaw stances. He won the world championship title in five different weight divisions: welterweight, light middleweight, middleweight, super middleweight, and light heavyweight. Leonard defeated some of the best fighters of his era, including Roberto Durán, Thomas Hearns, and Marvin Hagler.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is retired with a perfect record of 50-0. He won world championships in five different weight divisions: super featherweight, lightweight, junior welterweight, welterweight, and junior middleweight. Mayweather defeated some of the best fighters of his era, including Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, and Canelo Álvarez.
Roberto Durán is a former professional boxer who competed from 1968 to 2001. He held world championships in four weight classes: lightweight, welterweight, light middleweight and middleweight, as well as reigns as the undisputed and lineal lightweight champion, and the lineal welterweight champion.
Mike Tyson is a former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. Nicknamed “Iron Mike” and “Kid Dynamite” in his early career, and later known as “the Baddest Man on the Planet”, Tyson is regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990.
Archie Moore was an American professional boxer who competed from 1935 to 1963. Nicknamed “The Old Mongoose” in the latter half of his career, Moore was a highly strategic and defensive boxer. He is the longest reigning World Light Heavyweight Champion of all time (1952 – 1962).
George Foreman is a former American professional boxer who competed from 1967 to 1997. He was a two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist. Foreman is known for his powerful punching style and his nickname, “Big George.”
Rocky Marciano (born Rocco Francis Marchegiano; September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1947 to 1955, and held the world heavyweight title from 1952 to 1956. He is currently the only heavyweight champion to finish his career undefeated. His six title defenses were against Jersey Joe Walcott (from whom he had taken the title), Roland La Starza, Ezzard Charles (twice), Don Cockell and Archie Moore.
Manny Pacquiao (born Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao on December 17, 1978) is a Filipino former professional boxer and politician. He is regarded as one of the greatest professional boxers of all time. Pacquiao is the only boxer in history to win twelve major world titles in eight different weight divisions, and is the first boxer in history to win lineal championships in four different weight divisions.