I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion’.”Muhammad ali
Boxing is a sport that requires passion and energy at the same time. It is an aggressive sport. A lot of youngsters desire to make a career out of it and become famous. But only a few boxers achieve fame and stardom. So here is a list of the world’s best boxers of all time that shocked the whole world with their remarkable talents.
1. Mike Tyson
Michael Gerald Tyson, nicknamed Iron Mike is an American boxer born on 30 June 1966 in Brooklyn US. When he was 20, he became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. Tyson was a member of various street gangs. In 1978 he went to a school to reform in upstate New York. A boxing enthusiast Bobby Stewart was the first one to recognize Ali’s boxing potential. Mike was then sent to renowned trainer Cus d Amato, who later became his legal guardian.
Tyson compiled a 24–3 record as an amateur Boxer. He turned professional in 1985. Regarded as “the Baddest Man on the Planet”.Tyson is considered one of the best heavyweight boxers of all time.
2. Muhammad Ali
Ali, one of the greatest boxers of all time. Nicknamed the greatest Ali is indeed one of the greatest boxers of the 20th century. His Knockouts may be matched and but the quality of his performance and final record of 56 wins and 5 losses with 37 knockouts has been matched by others, but the quality of his opponents and the manner in which he dominated during his prime placed him on a plateau with boxing’s immortals.
Later in life, Ali faced several diseases. His health was declining to a great extent and he suffered from Parkinson’s disease. He was chosen to light the Olympic flame at the start of the Games of the 16th Olympiad in Georgia in 1996. The outflow of goodwill that accompanied his appearance confirmed his status as one of the most beloved athletes in the world.
3. Floyd Mayweather
A former professional boxer Mayweather is definitely one of the notable boxers of all time. In 2010 Floyd Mayweather was declared as the fighter of the decade. Before becoming a professional in 1996 he won 3 national Golden Gloves and an Olympic bronze medal.
The first championship as a super featherweight was achieved by Mayweather in 1998. During his entire career from 1996 and 2015 he won fifteen major world titles that include, The ring in 5 weight classes, the lineal championship in four weight classes), and he retired with an undefeated record which is quite appreciating.
1937 to 1949 was the reign of Joe Louis in the field of boxing. The African American boxer is praised as one of the greatest sportsmen of all time. Called the “Brown Bomber”.In 1937 by defeating James J. Braddock Louis became boxing’s heavyweight champion. His career breaking was the knockout of Germany’s Max Schmeling in 1938.
The knockout made him a national hero, and he established a record by retaining the championship for nearly 12 years. He faced some financial crisis after he retired. In 1981 he died of cardiac arrest.
5. Ray Charles Leonard
Competed from 1977 to 1997, winning world titles in 5 weight divisions, the lineal championship in three weight divisions; as well as the undisputed welterweight title Leonard is indeed one of the greatest boxers of all time. He was born on May 17, 1956, best known as “Sugar” Ray Leonard. He is an American professional boxer and a motivational speaker.
“Fabulous four” I hope all you may have heard of it. He was a member of fabulous four, consisting of Leonard, Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns, and Marvin Hagler, which created an outstanding wave of popularity among the lower weight class. Ray was named the boxer of the decade in the 1980s. He was the first boxer to earn more than 100 million dollars. Boxrec ranked him 14th greatest boxers of all time.
6.Sugar Ray Robinson
The world’s welterweight title was held by Robinson from 1946 to 1951. By 1958, he had become the first boxer to win a divisional world championship five times. He is indeed one of the remarkable and praised boxers of all time.
He turned professional in 1940 and he successfully won the first 40 fights. In his span of a 25-year career, Robinson won the world welterweight and middleweight crowns and said by “pound for pound”, the best
7. Willie Pep
One of the most graceful and fluid fighters in the boxing ring. Willie Pep whose original name was Guglielmo Papaleo was an American professional boxer. Pep held the World Featherweight championship twice between the years 1942 and 1950.
In the span of his 26-year career, he boxed a total of 1,956 rounds in 241 bouts. He is the greatest featherweight in boxing history and with that elegant movement, he wins the hearts of all boxing fans.
Marciano is the only heavyweight champion in boxing history to retire with an undefeated record. He finished with a 49-0 record with 43 remarkable knockouts.
He was an American professional boxer who held the world heavyweight title from 1952 to 1956. Marciano thought of coming back in 1959 but he never went through with it.
9. Manny Pacquiao
Manny is known as the “PacMan”, he is regarded as one of the greatest professional boxers. PacMan is a Filipino professional boxer and Senator of the Phillippines. In 2016 he was elected as Senator of the Phillippines.
Manny is serving a 6-year term. Since 1970, he ranked in 3rd rank among the World’s Greatest Welterweight Boxers. Pacquiao is blessed with an exceptional and rare mix of both speed and power.
10. Roberto Durán
Roberto Durán Panamanian former professional boxer. He won world championships in 4 weight divisions but best remembered for his “no más” loss to Sugar Ray Leonard in 1980. He was in the boxing ring from 1968 to 2001.
In 2006 and ’07, he was elected to the World Boxing Hall of Fame and the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
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