Everywhere I go, I’m often asked about who’s on my list of “Top 5 Greatest Boxers of All Time”. To be honest, that’s a tough one. To limit the amazing sport of boxing and narrow it down to just 5 Boxers, I’m sure to leave some out. Yet, here’s my Top 5 Greatest Boxers of All Time:
- Muhammad Ali – It would almost be ridiculous not to have him on ANY list of Top 5 Greatest Boxers of All Time. Muhammad Ali was not only a great boxer inside the ring, but he was such an icon for the civil rights movement outside the ring. He’s simply, the Greatest.
- Sugar Ray Robinson – Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali were both fighters that I looked up to growing up. But Sugar Ray Robinson, was such a Picture Perfect Fighter and an Entertainer. In my eyes, he was the perfect combination of those two qualities.
- Rocky Marciano – This man brought SO much into the ring for being so little compared to all of the heavyweights. To accomplish all that he’s accomplished, with a record of 49-0 with 43 knockouts, I find it amazing.
- Joe Louis – Joe Louis simply had the heart, the power, and the love of the people. He was such a great Champion that stayed champ for 140 consecutive months with a record 25 title defenses.
- Willie Pep – Any boxer that can win a round without landing a punch deserves to be in my top 5. Willie Pep was a great boxer that fought 1,956 rounds with a final record of 229-11-1 with 65 knockouts. It may be a legend or a myth about Willie Pep winning that third round without landing a punch on Jackie Graves, but even for that to be considered is still amazing to me.
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Great list. I’m a tad bit younger and am a former amateur boxer. I will go with something like this.
Hit man, Frazier or sweet pea (each in their prime) for a 5th place tie.
Great read. I respect your list, Champ! Everyone has certain things and certain qualities that lean them towards their specific fighter pics.
you should be in there ray, ur in my top 5 amazing speed and skill.
I would agree with your choices, but I would probably have another or two more top 5’s. jack Johnson , Carlos Monzon , jimmy wild, Archie Moore, I could go on. But that’s the the fun of debate and comparison of these great pugilists.. Many thanks Dom
I would have you in my top 5.
Tommy Hearns and Hagler, Monzon and Locce
Tommy hearns, haggler, monzon and Locce
spot on only you at three marciano down the list at 8 julio cesar chavez at 6
Hi, accdg to floyd mayweather jr &his dad ur list is wrong.. He should be in the #1 standing.. And the rest he doesn’t care. #1 isn’t just right. He can beat and ko all on ur list in a single rd! 😉
Nice list. I know you looked up to Ali because you did his foot shuffle in the ring.
Nice list. I know you looked up to Ali because you did his foot shuffle in the ring..
1 muhammad alí
2 ray leonard
3 ray robinson
4 willie pep
5 manny pacquiao
what about sugar Ray Leonard
Sugar Ray Robinson
Sugar Ray Leonard
Floyd Mayweather Jr