Boxing is a combat sport in which two people engage in a contest of strength, speed, reflexes, endurance, and will, by throwing punches with gloved hands against each other. It is one of the highest paying sports and a very difficult one indeed. Amateur boxing is both an Olympic and Commonwealth sport and is a common fixture in most of the major international games.
Here is top 10 boxer of all time :
10. Roy Jones Jr.
Roy Jones Jr. was born on January 16, 1969, Roy Jones Jr. is an American former professional boxer, boxing commentator, boxing trainer, rapper, and actor who holds dual American and Russian citizenship.
Roy Jones Jr was something extraordinary. Ultimately, it’s difficult, to sum up, what made him so great in so few words, but he left a lasting impression. With the sheer hand speed, a fleet of foot, and reflexes that made him impossible to hit, Roy was able to get away with incredible showboating, and dazzling punch combinations.
Probably the most dynamic puncher as well, considering the speed and power he possessed in both hands. Consistently embarrassed world-class opponents throughout his career, in his prime, NOT only did he remain unbeaten but it was rare for him to even lose around. Legacy is hurt due to staying in the game too long and being unwilling to take risks in the ring… In my opinion, he would have outclassed Robinson!
9. Evander Holyfield
Evander Holyfield was born October 19, 1962 Evander Holyfield is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2011. He reigned as the undisputed champion at cruiserweight in the late 1980s and heavyweight in the early 1990s.
Holyfield is the best he won the title in the cruiserweight and then heavyweight. He fought everybody in his prime and he had health problems when he did it. Where was Lewis in 94 when Holyfield was regaining the title? Getting tkoed by Razor Ruddock Tysons old sparring partner. Lewis and Tyson didn’t even fight a 40 yr old Foreman or R Bowe, but Holyfield did. Holyfield should have retired after beating Tyson who was still 3 or 4 yrs younger than him even after prison. Holyfield took everything from big guys like Foreman, Bowe, Douglas, Mercer, and anyone in front of him. Standing at 6 feet 2 and around 210 lbs he’s the best pure pound-for-pound Heavyweight.
6. Henry Armstrong
Henry Armstrong born December 12, 1912 – October 24, 1988, Henry Armstrong was an American professional boxer and a world boxing champion who fought under the name Henry Armstrong. No one in that history of boxing has accomplished what Hammering Henry was able to…buff said! Hard to compare hank with anyone under-ranked here.
In an age when there was only one world champion and just eight weight divisions, he won the featherweight title crown in October 1937 before winning the welterweight title in May 1938 and became lightweight champion three months later.
7. Sugar Ray Leonard
Sugar Ray Leonard was born May 17, 1956 Sugar” Ray Leonard, is an American former professional boxer, motivational speaker, and occasional actor. Often regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, he competed from 1977 to 1997, winning world titles in five weight divisions; the lineal championship in three weight divisions; as well as the undisputed welterweight title.
The ‘Four Kings’ as they would come to be known, captured the sporting world in the early 1980s. Leonard won the WBC World welterweight title before unifying the division with a stoppage of Hitman Hearns. He would go on to win world titles at light-middle, middle, super-middle, and light-heavyweight
Sugar Ray is one of the greatest boxers of all time. Leonard was 1 of the most versatile boxers the game has ever seen, from the speed, his ring generalship&toughness.
6. Joe Louis
Joe Louis May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981, Joe Louis was an American professional boxer who competed from 1934 to 1951. Nicknamed the Brown Bomber, Louis is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential boxers of all time.
This man is simply the greatest, watching him fight in his prime… no one ever stood a chance. His only legitimate loss was against Max Schmeling and Joe knocked him out round 1 of their rematch.
He is one of the top three greatest power punchers who ever lived. My only fault with him is that he seemed to have a suspect chin and sometimes fought down to his competition.
5. Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao born December 17, 1978, is a Filipino professional boxer and politician who is currently serving as a Senator of the Philippines and as party president of the PDP–Laban party. Nicknamed “PacMan”, he is regarded as one of the greatest professional boxers of all time.
Manny Pacquiao is a great boxer no doubt. But Pac fans tend to be a little irrational and don’t seem to know much about boxing other than Manny Pacquiao. Ali is the greatest of all time. Pac fans don’t know about boxing, nor do they know about Sugar Ray Robinson, Henry Armstrong, or Benny Leonard who did what Pacquiao did and better.
4. Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. born February 24, 1977, is an American professional boxing promoter and former professional boxer. He competed between 1996 and 2015 and made a one-fight comeback in 2017.
Mayweather’s place in an all-time top 10 may well be disputed by many who find it hard to appreciate his style which is founded on a slick defense. But the Noble Art is about hitting and not being hit and Mayweather fits that mold perfectly.
3. Mike Tyson
Michael Gerard Tyson born June 30, 1966, is an American 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 considered one of the best heavyweight boxers of all time. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990.
No boxer has ever been feared more than Iron Mike Tyson has. In my opinion, he is arguably the greatest boxer of all time. Even at 54 years old, he is scary! He is still in peak physical condition. Anyone willing to step in the ring with him has brass balls. Plain and simple. Roy Jones Jr. should think things over carefully before proceeding with the potential upcoming fight between the two of them!
Tyson cleaned out the heavyweight division during his time and gets credit for that, but the criteria for being one of the best of all time is dealing with adversity in the ring which Mike fails miserably! I remember Larry Holmes getting knocked down and crawling to his corner only to rise and knock out his opponent the next round! Ali did it too.
2. Sugar Ray Robinson
Sugar Ray Robinson born May 3, 1921 – April 12, 1989, was an American professional boxer who competed from 1940 to 1965. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time.
The welterweight title came in December 1946 and he defended it four times before stepping up to middleweight on the back of a solitary loss in 124 bouts.
He would become a five-time world middleweight champion, defeating such legends as Carmen Basilio, Jake LaMotta, and Gene Fullmer. His only stoppage defeat came when losing to Joey Maxim for the world light-heavyweight title – about fought in such extreme heat that the referee had to be replaced in the 10th round.
1. Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali is born in January 17 1942, Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer, activist, entertainer, and philanthropist. Nicknamed The Greatest, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sporting figures of the 20th century, frequently ranked as the best heavyweight boxer and greatest athlete of the century.
Muhammad Ali’s boxing skills are hard to compare. He utilized the jab to dimensions not since visited and he also knew where to hit you hence the second Liston fight. He won the title three different times and took on anyone that stepped up. His speed and grace in the ring for a heavyweight were a sight to behold and even when the footwork was slowing down he had the fortitude to stand up to awesome punchers like George Foreman, Joe Frazier, and Ken Norton in the 1970s.