Boxing is known to be a very brutal sport, which is intense and physically rigorous. The jawbreaking punches, the blocks measured and the frequent attacks— these are just a few of the regular events, boxing is hidden in. Among the toughest boxers who dominated the boxing scene and made amazing achievements, few can be said to be among the best and along with the top boxers who are the world’s greatest. To present the Top 10 greatest boxers of all time on record in 2020- we dig throughout history.
10. Julio Cesar Chavez
He was a Mexican, and he competed from 1980 to 2005 and was a multiple world champion in three weight divisions: super featherweight, lightweight and light welterweight.
Chavez, 57, holds the record for the most successful defences of world titles at 27 and, before his first professional loss to Frankie Randall in 1994, had gone on an 87-fight win streak.
9. Oscar De La Hoya
At the time of his retirement in April 2009, De La Hoya, now 46, was the most popular boxer in the world.
He won ten world titles in six divisions and started boxing at the age of five, but is now a successful businessman having founded Golden Boy Promotions.
8. Archie Moore
A truly legendary fighter, Archie Moore, who in the later days of his career was called The Old Mongoose, had one of the longest boxing careers. He has dominated the boxing scene for 28 years. He is also the longest holder of the 10-year World Light Heavyweight Championship. Moore has played throughout his career in a total of 219 games. Of those games, he won 186, lost 23, and ended 10 in draws..
7. Joe Louis
A nationally praised African American hero for beating Max Schmeling from Germany in 1938, Joe Louis was nothing short of a great fighter. He was also know as the “Brown Bomber” was heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949 – a period in which he defended his title 25 times.
More than that, he is widely regarded as one of the first black athletes to achieve the status of national hero in the US. He died in 1981.
6. Bernard Hopkins
As Bernard Hopkins is nicknamed, “The Executioner” had a very fascinating boxing career from 1988 to 2016. He was known for his power and ability to pick opponents off on the counter.
He held multiple world championships at middleweight and light heavyweight and credited his mastery of the fundamentals as a reason for his career lasting 28 years.
5. Sugar Ray Robinson
Over 25 years, with his glorified boxing style, Sugar Ray Robinson captured the attention of the boxing world. Mohammed Ali praised him, even a famous fighter, when referring to him as’ the king.’ He captured the middleweight title five times, and he was the welterweight champion for five successive years. He played in 202 games, winning 175 of those matches, lost 19 matches, and drew 6 matches, while 2 matches ended in a no contest.
4. Muhammad Ali
One of the boxing world’s most recognizable names, Muhammad Ali is one of the 20th century’s most celebrated sportsmen.
No one touches ‘The Greatest’ for cultural, social and political impact – and his boxing record may well have been even better had he not lost three years of his career after refusing to fight in the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1970.
The image of Ali standing over a battered Sonny Liston is one of sport’s most iconic and his Thrilla in Manila win over Joe Frazier in 1975 the most famous boxing fight ever.
3. Carlos Monzon
Because of his unique boxing style, “Escopeta” as Carlos Monzon was popularly known made his mark in boxing. He retained the world middleweight title for 7 years. Carlos defended his title about 14 times over the course of his career. In 100 matches he played, won 87, lost 3, drew 9, and ended 1 in a no contest.
He was the Argentine playboy who died in 1995 held the undisputed middleweight championship for seven years and recorded 59 knockouts during his career.
However, he has been largely banished from the annals of boxing after he was sentenced to 11 years in prison for killing his wife Alicia Muniz in 1988.
2. Manny Pacquiao
In the early years of the 21st century, one of the names in boxing that will undoubtedly stand out, Manny Pacquiao reigned in the boxing scene. In 2008, in a stunning style, he beat Oscar De La Hoya, spending just 6 minutes in the ring. Pacquiao is renowned for his century-long fight against Floyd Mayweather that he lost.
He’s won a number of championships including featherweight, flyweight, welterweight, and lightweight. He’s won 62, lost 7, and drawn 2 in 71 games. A current senator in his native Philippines, Pacquiao demolished Oscar De La Hoya into retirement in December 2008, obliterated Ricky Hatton in May 2009… But lost to Mayweather in the Fight of the Century in 2015.
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr
‘MONEY’ held multiple world titles in five weight classes and is not only regarded as one of the greatest defensive boxers ever but the most accurate.
Forbes listed the 5ft 8ins champion as the highest earning athlete in the world from 2012 to 2015.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is know to be one of the greatest boxer in history, known across social media for his extravagance and flamboyant lifestyle. Since he started fighting in 1996, he has won several titles. His winning titles include featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight. Though retired, to the delight of fans, he comes out of retirement to fight. He has fought in 50 matches and won everything, an achievement that no fighter has ever seen in the boxing world..