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!
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.
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).