Boxing is one of the highest paid and most popular sports in the world. It is being played since many decades and it’s been inspirational till now. In this sport, two players come face-to-face and throw punches at each other. It’s about having enough strength, defending skill, being tricky and fast to defeat the opponent, but everything with gloved punches. It is played on higher International level as Professional and Amateur boxing. There have been many greatest boxers till now and we have compiled a list of Top 10 Greatest Boxers Of All Time. Take a look!
10. Willie Pep
Willie Pep was born on 19 September, 1922, in Connecticut, US. He was one of the greatest boxers of his era. In his 26 years professional career, he won 229 fights and lost just 11. He was also declared as No.1 Featherweight of 20th century. He died on 23 November, 2006. He holds 10th position in our list of Top 10 Greatest Boxers Of All Time.
9. Henry Armstrong
Henry Armstrong was born on 12 December, 1912, in Columbus, US. He was a professional boxer who began his career in 1931. In his 14 years career, he won 150 fights (101 knockouts) and lost just 21. He was an amazing boxer of 20th century who also received the title of World Champion thrice, consecutively. He died on 22 October, 1988.
8. Rocky Marciano
Rocky Marciano was born on 1 September, 1923, in Massachusetts, US. He was a professional boxer who began his career in 1948. In his 7 years career, he won 49 fights (46 knockouts) and lost none. He remained as World’s Heavyweight Champion for 4 years and defended his title for six times in total. He died on 31 August, 1969.
7. Julio Cesar Chavez
Julio Cesar Chavez was born on 12 July, 1962, in Sonora, Mexico. He is a professional boxer who began his career in 1980. In his 25 years career, he won 107 fights (86 knockouts) and lost just 6. He held the record of unbeaten for 10 years. He also held the title of ‘Best Boxer In Mexico’. He got retired in 2005, but still considered as one of the greatest boxers of all time.
6. Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson was born on 30 June, 1966, in New York, US. He is a legendary professional boxer who began his career in 1985. In his 20 years career, he won 50 fights (44 knockouts) and lost just 6. He was also considered as a very dangerous boxer in early 90s, as he was amazingly unbeatable. He got retired in 2005, and considered as a 5th of most greatest boxers of all time.
5. Jack Dempsey
Jack Dempsey was born on 24 June, 1895, in Colorado, US. He was a professional boxer of his era, in fact, legendary boxer. In his entire boxing career, he won 65 fights (51 knockouts) and lost just 6. He remained a World Heavyweight Champion for seven years (1919 – 1926). His aggressive style and critical punching power made him one of the greatest boxers of all time.
4. Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson was born on 31 March, 1878, in Texas, US. He was a first American boxer to become World’s Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Apparently, in his 48 years career, he has won 73 fights (40 knockouts) and lost just 13. He used to beat the opponents continuously in the ring, because he never lets them to knock-out. It was humiliation and media always made numerous controversies against him. But still he was the most popular and greatest boxer of all time.
3. Sugar Ray Robinson
Sugar Ray Robinson was born on 3 May, 1921, in Detroit, US. He was a professional and talented boxer who began his career in 1940. In his 25 years career, he has won 173 fights (108 knockouts) and lost just 19. The power of his punch was always witnessed as such powerful to knock the opponent out.
2. Mohammad Ali
Mohammad Ali was born on 17 January, 1972, in Kentucky, US. He is a former professional boxer and known as a ‘legendary boxer’ of his era who began his career in 1960. In his 21 years wonderful career, he has won 56 fights (37 knockouts) and lost just 5. He surely was an exciting and joyous-to-watch boxer at early times. He is the 2nd most greatest boxer of all time.
1. Joe Louis
Joe Louis was born on 13 May, 1913, in Alabama, US. He was considered as a most greatest and legendary boxer of all time. In his boxing career, he has won 66 fights (55 knockouts) and lost just 3. He remained the World’s Heavyweight Champion for 12 years (1937 – 1949). He surely was a shining star in America, because of his mind-blowing records. He is the winner of out list!
That’s all! These are the best known greatest boxers of all time. Which one of them was/is your favorite? Share your thoughts through a feedback below.
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