Eastern Daily Sports presents the 8 best boxers of all time, in our opinion:
No. 8- Jack Dempsey- Best Boxers
At one of his matches, he broke all the records, because 104,943 spectators were present. He was one of the most popular boxers in America. Jack Dempsey is the first boxer that earned $1 million from his fights. He is also considered one of the most brutal boxers of his time. He achieved 66 wins and six defeats.
No. 7- Joe Louis- Best Boxers
The “Brown Bomber” was one of the first American icons. His record was 66 wins and only three losses. He was considered to be a symbol of black America and the pride of the U.S. The most popular African-American in his time had big support in the black community, which made him famous in many blues songs.
No. 6- Julio Cesar Chavez- Best Boxers
The “Lion of Culiacán” fought for 25 years, from 1980 to 2005. He has one of the best records, with 107 wins, 86 by knockout and only six losses. He was one of the greatest Mexican athletes. He didn’t lose for almost 10 years in a row. He is the current record holder, for the most defenses of a title, as he defended his belt 31 times.
No. 5- Sugar Ray Robinson- Best Boxers
Sugar spent 25 years in the ring. He had a spectacular number of victories — 173 — with 109 by knockout. At the age of 19, Robinson had 89-0 record in amateur boxing. He was considered the greatest natural talent that the world has ever seen, because of his reflexes and feeling in the ring. Throughout the USA, he amazed spectators punishing all of his opponents, and being the most dominant boxer in his era.
No. 4- Roy Jones, Jr.- Best Boxers
Roy Jones, Jr. is the only boxer in history who started as a light middleweight and won a heavyweight title. He has a record of 64 wins and nine losses, but we have to add that most of that losses came during his final years in boxing. Roy Jones is probably the most complete boxer of all times and he is the best pound-for-pound fighter in history
No. 3- Mike Tyson- Best Boxers
“Iron Mike” is the most explosive boxer of all time. He started his career in 1985, with Cus D’Amato and finished it in bad style in 2005. At his peak, he was probably the best boxer of all time, as he was unstoppable. Among his 50 wins, 44 were by knockout. If it wasn’t for his temperament and jail sentence, we might consider him as the best of all time. Tyson became the youngest heavyweight title holder in history at 20 years and 4 months old.
No. 2- Rocky Marciano- Best Boxers
Rocco Francis Marchegiano fought for only seven years and is considered as one of the greatest hitters of all time. Marciano is the only champion in the heavyweight category that never lost a single match. He has a record of 49 victories, 43 of them by knockout and not a single loss.
No. 1- Muhammad Ali- Best Boxers
“The Greatest” was boxing between 1960 and 1981. Every aspect of his boxing career was magnificent, starting with his temperament, skills and his personality. He was the first boxer that introduced trash talk before the match at press conferences. He won in 56 matches, 37 of them by knockout and had only five losses. This list, of the greatest of all time in the history of boxing, concludes with the one, the only, Muhammad Ali.