The 10 best boxers in history
Naming the 10 best boxers in history is not a simple task, since the truth is that each era and each category of boxing have had great figures that are worth mentioning. Despite this, we have tried to bring together the best boxers of all time in this Top 10, a tour of the characters who dedicated their lives to boxing gloves.
Born in 1954 in New Jersey, this American boxer was a middleweight world champion. He finished his career with a 62-3-2 record with 52 knockouts, he was never knocked out.
Boxer born in Memphis in 1958. He was world champion in welterweight, super welterweight, medium weight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and cruiserweight.
Joseph Louis Barrows, nicknamed "the Detroit bomber," was born in 1914 in Alabama. The International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO) has ranked it as the best heavyweight in history, 1 and The Ring magazine placed it number 4 on the list of the best historical boxers pound for pound.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Born in 1921 in Georgia, this professional boxer held the welterweight world title from 1946 to 1951 and won the middleweight title also in 1951. He was the first boxer in history to win a world championship for the fifth time.
Sugar Ray Leonard
American boxer born in 1962 who became world champion. The Ring magazine placed it number 9 on the list of the best historical boxers pound for pound.
Argentine born in 1942 who achieved the title of world champion of the medium category, between 1970 and 1977, adding 87 victories and only 3 professional defeats.
“Mano de Piedra” Durán was born in 1951 in Panama. Durán is recognized worldwide as the best lightweight (135 pounds) of all time, and also as the greatest Latin American boxer and one of the best pound for pound in the world in his moment of glory, and the entire history of boxing.
His real name is Rocco Francis Marchegiano and he was born in the United States in 1969. He was an American boxer who retired undefeated with 49 wins (43 KO), being the only heavyweight boxing champion who did not know the defeat.
Julio Cesar Chavez
Mexican born in 1962. Chavez won five world titles in three different weight divisions: Superbluma of the WBC in 1984, Lightweight of the WBA in 1987, Lightweight of the WBC in 1988, Superlight of the WBC in 1989, Light Welter of the IBF in 1990 and WBC Superlight in 1994.
Born as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. in 1942, he changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam organization in 1964. He was three times world heavyweight champion, a category in which he is considered one of the greatest figures in history of boxing He was especially known for his heterodox boxing style, which he described as "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" ("floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee"), and for employing techniques such as rope-a- dope He was also known for his provocations before the fighting, on television and in person before the fight, often with verses.