Boxing is a world-famous sport which has given us extremely powerful boxers with deadly skills. Boxers become great when they are unbeaten, dangerously strong, can knock the other boxers out quickly and easily, have lots of world titles and are a scare factor for other boxers. Who are those fierce boxers who are regarded as the all-time greatest in the world? Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali are few boxing greats in the world. There are many others who have great achievements under their belt.
Check out the list of the 10 greatest boxers of all time who are extremely scary and dangerous:
10. Floyd Mayweather Jr., USA
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is one the greatest boxers of all time who has been never defeated during his career. Mayweather has won fifteen world titles in total. He has also won the lineal championship in four different weight divisions. The legendary boxer has won the The Ring magazine’s Fighter of the Year two times. He has won the Best Fighter ESPY Award six times. Several sporting magazines, websites and media list him as the greatest boxer of all time, pound for pound. He is one of the greatest welterweight boxers of all time. Out of his 49 total match victories he won 26 by knockouts without any loss or draw. From 2012 to 2015 he has been one of the highest paid athletes in the world. Mayweather is known for his aggressive fighting skills only when in danger. This specific skill was shown to the world during the match with Shane Mosley. That match was one of the best-selling non-heavyweight pay-per-view bouts in boxing history.
9. Julio César Chávez, Mexico
Julio César Chávez is one of the greatest boxers to have come from Mexico. Chávez is also one of the greatest boxers of all time. He is known for his outstanding punching power, devastating body attack, remarkably strong chin and the relentless stalking of his opponents. ESPN ranks him at number 24 on the list of “50 Greatest Boxers of All Time”. In 2010 he was inducted into the prestigious International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Why should he be the greatest? The reason behind that is: he is six times world champion in three weight divisions. For several years he has been the best boxer in the world, pound for pound. He held the WBC super featherweight title from 1984 to 1987. Out of his 115 fights, he won 86 by knockouts and lost only 6. He never met a defeat for his first 90 matches (89 wins and 1 draw). Chávez set the record for the largest attendance for a boxing match—132,274—at the Estadio Azteca for his fight against Greg Haugen in 1993. The boxing legend is known by the nickname Mr. KO.
8. George Foreman, USA
George Foreman is a devastating boxer who is known to have won the great Joe Frazier with a second round knockout to win the world title. The heavyweight professional boxer won the Olympic gold medal in the heavyweight category in 1968 Olympic Games held in Mexico City. Out of 81 total professional matches, Foreman has won 76 matches with 68 of them coming by a knockout. He lost only 6 matches in his career. The International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO) rates Foreman as the eighth greatest heavyweight of all time. In 2002, The Ring magazine named him one of the 25 greatest fighters of the past 80 years. After retiring from professional boxing in 1977, Foreman made a comeback in 1987 and won the world heavyweight title in 1994 at the age of 45. He won against the 27 years old champion Michael Moorer to regain the world titles of WBA, IBF, and lineal.
7. Sugar Ray Leonard, USA
Sugar Ray Leonard is one the greatest boxers of all time. In 1987, the defeat of “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler by Sugar Ray Leonard for the World Boxing Council’s middleweight title is one of the greatest professional boxing matches of all time. He was part of “The Fabulous Four”, a group of amazing boxers who fought each other throughout the 1980s. All the four were equally deadly and dangerous and they were Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns, Marvin Hagler and himself. He is known to have won against all the other three boxing champs. He fought for 20 years from 1977 to 1997 winning the world titles in five different weight divisions, lineal championship three times and welterweight title. The Ring magazine named him two times Fighter of the Year, once in 1979 and in 1981. The Boxing Writers Association of America awarded him the Fighter of the Year in 1976, 1979 and 1981. He was declared as “Boxer of the Decade” in the 1980s.
6. Joe Louis, USA
Joe Louis is a deadly puncher. He stood number one on The Ring magazine’s list of the “100 greatest punchers of all time.” The champion boxer is one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. He was the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949. Out of a total of 69 total professional fights, he won 52 with a knockout and lost only 3. His most remarkable record is that he knocked out 23 opponents in 27 title fights, including five world champions. The Afro-American boxer’s championship reign lasted 140 consecutive months, during which he participated in 26 championship fights. In 2005, Louis came as the best heavyweight of all time by the International Boxing Research Organization. In 1941, Louis won the Sugar Ray Robinson Award.
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