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Greatest Boxers of all Time

Boxing, as a sport, has been around since ancient times and is one of the most popular combat sports in the world today. The earliest known portrayal of boxing comes from a Sumerian relief in Iraq from the 3rd millennium BCE and there are many instances of boxing as a sport that also date back to ancient Greece, Babylonia, Assyria, and the earliest known instance of the use of boxing gloves dates back to Minoan Crete. In the modern world, Boxing is a multi-billion dollar industry with the top boxers earning hundreds of millions of dollars and raking in tens of millions per fight! Many barbershop conversations revolve around who won the marquee fight the night before and the discussions regarding the greatest boxers of all time always incite nice talks. In our list for Greatest Boxers of all Time, we aim to rank the greatest boxers not just by wins but by cultural impact. We have ranked Muhammad Ali first due to his acumen not only playing the sport but also due to his role as an anti-war protestor. Many great boxers who came before him are also on the list as well as currently undefeated Floyd Mayweather. Please comment, vote, and share!
Muhammad Ali
Born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., Muhammad Ali is widely revered as the greatest boxer of all time. Famous for not only his boxing career -which started when he made his professional debut on October 29, 1960, winning a six-round decision over Tunney Hunsaker- Muhammad Ali is world famous for his anti-war views and protests against the Vietnam war which even got him imprisoned.
Floyd Mayweather
Widely considered as one of the best boxers in history, Floyd Mayweather is undefeated as a professional, and a five-division world champion. Mayweather won fifteen world titles and the lineal championship in four different weight classes.
Rocky Marciano
Rocky Marciano was an American professional boxer who fought from 1947 to 1955 and was the world heavyweight champion from 1952 to 1956. He went undefeated in his career.
Jack Dempsey
Jack Dempsey competed from 1914 to 1927 and was the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926.Due to his punching power and fighting style, Dempsey became an icon of the 1920's and one of the most popular boxers of all time.
Joe Louis
Nicknamed the "Brown Bomber," Joe Louis Barrow reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949 and is widely considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time.
Julio Cesar Chavez
Julio Cesar Chavez is a former professional boxer who competed from 1980 to 2005. A six-time world champion in three weight divisions, he holds records for the most successful defenses of world titles (27), most title fight victories (31), most title fights (37), and the second most title defenses won by knockout (21).
Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao is a Filipino professional boxer and politician, currently serving as Senator of the Philippines. He is considered to be one of the greatest of all time because he is the first and only eight division world champion.
Carlos Monzon
Carlos Monzon was an Argentine professional boxer who held the Undisputed World Middleweight Championship for 7 years and successfully defended his title 14 times. Monzon ended his career with a record of 87-3-9 with 59 knockouts.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Sugar Ray Robinson's fighting prompted writers to create a pound-for-pound ranking, a way to rank boxers regardless of weight class. Robinson turned professional at the age of 19 and by 1951 had a professional record of 128–1–2 with 84 knockouts.
Sugar Ray Leonard
Born May 17th, 1956, Sugar Ray Leonard competed from 1977 to 1997, winning world titles in five weight divisions, the lineal championship in three weight divisions, as well as the undisputed welterweight title.
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