Top 10 Boxers in the World Number One: Muhammad Ali

The list also features three retired heavyweight boxing champions.

Only Rocky Marciano and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are unbeaten among boxers on the list

Who’s the best boxer in the world is a subjective issue that when scoping out the boxing odds covers things such as what they have achieved, how many accolades they got. With so many great fighters throughout history, it is difficult to boil the list down as far as five characters who can simply made the cut in a ranking of world top boxers.

The likes of Canelo Alvarez, Naoya Inoue and Gervonta Davis who are all big names in online sports betting maybe heading to this list if they win more fights and titles.

This ranking will break down each of the major accomplishments these legendary boxers have achieved and ultimately find out where each ranks overall. So without any more delay let take look at top ten boxers in the world.

10 – Willie Pep (229-11-1)

Willie Pep is as all-time great a featherweight champion in the game, known particularly for his defense. While this has not been confirmed, there is a tale that Pep also once had an entire round declared for him without throwing any punches because he made his opponent miss so much. He held the title in the featherweight division twice between 1942-48 and again from ’49-’50.

Will o’ the Wisp compiled an 11-3 professional record, with five knockouts in world title fights and a mark of 13-5 against former, current or future champions. Among the big names he beat were Sandy Saddler, Chalky Wright, Manuel Ortiz and Jackie Wilson. One draw in 241 career fights that saw him win an impressive 65 by means of TKO/KOs with only eleven disappointments bites the dust on his record. Officially dedicated to Hall of Fame by International Boxing in 1990.

9: Henry Armstrong (Record of 149-21-10)

It used to be a deal, (becoming is 2 division champ) in boxing where fighters would move up many weight classes and then grab more belts. But becoming the bonafide champ of two weight divisions is a whole other level. It is also what Henry Armstrong has managed in his professional career as he had simultaneously been the king of featherweight, lightweight and middleweight categories.

It lasted only two months in 1938, but is still unmatched by any other fighter to date. He beat 18 fighters in world title fights, and most of those wins came as a welterweight. Homicide Hank was an excellent Western Pennsylvania fighter with victories over Chalky Wright, Lou Ambers, Barney Ross and Tippy Larkin. His 14-year pro career ended with a record of 149-21-10.

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8 – Roberto Duran (103-16)

In eighth place is Panama’s all-time greatest, Roberto Duran. Duran (103-16, 70 knockouts), who fought for more than three decades and won championships in four divisions–at lightweight, welterweight, light middleweight and middleweight. In his 119 career fights, he won a total of only 103 (playing on win-loss record) from big names amongst them included seventy TKO/KOs and had lose a mere sixteen times. Duran fought in 21 world championship fights, prevailing in 16 (13 by knockout).

At the top of Duran’s victim list were Sugar Ray Leonard, Ken Buchanan, Davey Moore and Ernesto Marcel. He is also the only fighter in boxing history to be awarded Ring Magazine Comeback of the Year twice, because he won that title during 1983 and again during 1989. He was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006, and a year later fought clauser part of International Mastering power hall it.

7 – Jack Dempsey (53-6-8)

Two decades earlier, of course, Jack Dempsey with his brawling boxing had popularized the IOU slip at all box offices. The smart-set mob paid no bad debt to see him fight Georges Carpentier nor did the record-shattering crowd that toted their $2 and change even make about a non-event in Chicago’s Soldier Field wherein he knocked down Luis Angel Firpo eight times one Sunday afternoon twenty years backironically making for history’s first million-dollar-plus gateperformances as well! Heavyweight icon Dempsey reinvented that, putting a few of his rivals to sleep with the raw brute force he exhibited. All together, 43 of his fights were ended by knockout in just under three decades.

The world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1923, who the “Manassa Mauler”. He was also the first ever NBA World Heavyweight Champion and NYSAC World Heavyweight Champion. He had 67 bouts, winning a total of 53 times and losing six times with eight draws in his overall record over the course of his boxing career which lasted for twelve years.

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6 – Manny Pacquiao (62-8-2)

The only reason why Manny Pacquiao got into this top 10 ranking is that he made history for being the only boxer to win as many of eight world titles. The Filipino boxer retired as a light-flyweight when he turned pro in 1995. Since then, he moved up to higher weight classes and cruised through the competition.

Pacquiaos fight with Lehlo Ledwaba earned him a super bantamweight title in 2001 to add on his flyweight title which he won back in 1998. Since then, ‘Pacman’ has moved up the divisions to become world champion in super bantamweight, featherweight (where his win over Marco Antonio Barrera earned him name recognition as a worldwide star),superfeatherweight, lightweight and light welter weight before coming back down for Hatton.

5 – Floyd Mayweather Jr. (50-0)

The Warriors would go on to finish the season 73-9, breaking the NBA record for most wins in a given regular-season. (To this day however Floyd Mayweather Jr are still leaps and bounds ahead of everybody). With a perfect record of 50 wins and no loss, having scored 27 stoppages among his victories. Mayweather, who transitioned from a successful amateur career and an Olympic bronze medal win to instantly become one of the highest paid stars in boxing on account his flawless defense.

He went on to beat some of the biggest names during his professional career including Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Marcos Maidana, Arturo Gatti and Shane Mosley. Mayweather currently has the highest winning rate in professional boxing, with a record of 50-0 (win-loss),” and also shares record for most world titles held at one time five “and tiedunning total:30 timesEvander Holyfieldwith number.

4 – Rocky Marciano (49-0)

Rocky Marciano is also an undefeated boxer on here with his career record of 49-0 (43 KOs). And then, he was also a heavyweight-perhaps the marquee division in all of MMA. The answer is no, as Marciano’s 49-0 speaks for itself and trumps Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s hand-picked opponents of the last decade any day–the man retired from boxing after defending his title to take care of himself financially.

Yet had the ‘Brockton Blockbuster’ with a record-for-a-lead-leg, four-month reign as world heavweight champion. Marciano won the title in November 1952, knocking out Jersey Joe Walcott in round 13. It was then successfully defended on six different occasions against Jersey Joe Walcott (rematch), Roland LaStarza, Ezzard Charles (twice), Don Cockell and Archie Moore. Tragically, he died in a plane accident way too early in 1969.

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3. Sugar Ray Robinson (174-19-6) 3

ANNOUNCER: Sugar Ray Robinson in his 25 years and nearly 200 ring appearances has won more honours for himself than any man who ever wore the gloves. He did so thanks mainly to his immense power.. He saw himself through long consecutive streaks, in particular a 40-fight run at the start of his career and a winning stretch spanning an astonishing 91 fights. Robinson won two world titles at welterweight and middleweight.

Sugar Ray Robinson – Henry Armstrong, Jake LaMotta, Fritzie Zivic, Kid Gavilan and Sammy Angott all fell to him. In 22 world title fights, he won 14 – seven by knockout and absorbed losses against seven wins with a draw. Robinson was one of the lucky ones to actually get into Ring Boxing Hall-of-Fame, finally honoured with induction in 1967 and became an eventual International Boxing HOF member for his efforts as well.

2 – Joe Louis (66-3)

In spot number two, the great Joe Louis. The ”Brown Bomber” generated headlines through his strength because of 52 inside those66 was set. This power has let Louis establish a record which stood for more than 11 years as the longest single spanning world heavyweight champion. He is also the only active heavyweight champion to have served in some capacity, during his championship reign.

Louis finished with a record of 27-1 (23 KO) in title bouts and defeated Max Schmeling, Jim Braddock, Jersey Joe Walcott and Primo Carnera among several others. The bout with Marciano was the last of Lewis’ professional career, in which he lost just three times – all loss by way of a decision and once being to Joe Louis. Only one fighter stopped him before Rocky did so; Walcott halted the great heavyweight who had previously seen action in the ring 95 fights prior.Undefeated champions like Tyson Fury are becoming increasingly rare. Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990

1 – Muhammad Ali (56-5)

These are the top 10 Muhammad Ali boxers of all time. Ali continued to gain momentum and finally transitioned into the professional game in 1960, after an amateur career that saw him with a wealth of trophies, national titles and even an Olympic Gold Medal. He won a title in February 1964 after fighting as an underdog to Sonny Liston following his own career kick-off, during which he went undefeated for nineteen fights. Joe Frazier ultimately handed Ali his first career loss in a bout that followed 11 defences of the title.

But ‘The Greatest’ would not be denied and twice regained his title to become the first three-time lineal heavyweight champion in history. He was also the inaugural heavyweight champion to resurrect from retirement and regain his title. He defended the title 19 times between his various reigns with it. Over a 21 year career, Ali accumulated 56 wins and five losses.


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