Top 10 best boxers of all time
Below, I listed the top 10 boxers that I'll be talking about in more detail.
- Sugar Ray Robinson
- Muhammad Ali
- Henry Armstrong
- Harry Greb
- Willie Pep
- Roberto Duran
- Floyd Mayweather Jr.
- Joe Louis
- Sugar Ray Leonard
- Benny Leonard
Without further ado, let's get started!
Sugar Ray Robinson
Years active: 1940-1965
Record: [175-19-6, with 109 knockouts]
Sugar Ray Robinson's career
During his legendary two-decade career, Sugar Ray Robinson dominated the welterweight and middleweight divisions, being the reason the term ‘pound-for-pound’ became popular. In an incredible 201 fights, Robinson picked up 175 wins, with 109 of them coming via knockout. He was unbeaten in his first forty matches, eventually losing to Jake LaMarta in his first of six encounters with the Bronx Bull. Robison was voted the Associated Press’s greatest fighter of the 21st Century, another accolade that has cemented his position on the Mount Rushmore of boxing.
Boxer 'Sugar' Ray Robinson training
Years active: [1960-1981]
Record: [56-5, with 37 knockouts]
Muhammad Ali's career
When most people think of the greatest boxers of all time, Muhammad Ali is the first name that comes to mind. Ali transcended the sport and is considered one of the most influential sportsmen of all time. His victory over Sonny Liston gifted the world with one of the most iconic sporting images of the 20th century, and that was just the start of his fame. Ali took part in some of boxing’s most historic fights. His clash with George Foreman in Kinshasa, known as The Rumble in the Jungle, is one of the most viewed boxing matches in history, with some estimates saying up to 60% of the world’s population tuned in at least once during the fight.
Muhammad Ali (January 17, 1942) is an American former professional boxer, philanthropist and social activist. Originally known as Cassius Clay he won six Kentucky Golden Gloves titles, two national Golden Gloves titles, an Amateur Athletic Union National