Top 10 Boxers in History, Photo Courtesy of Marca.com

The world of Boxing has seen some of the finest, strongest, quickest, and most skilled boxers in the history of professional boxing. The Ring Magazine, famously known as the Boxing Bible, had just recently ranked the top 10 Boxers in the history of the sport. Let’s take a sneak peek of who is the best of the best fighters in boxing history.

10. Archie “The Old Mongoose” Moore

Archie Moore, Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia.org

One of the most hardworking fighters in boxing history, The Old Mongoose, played a tough 17 long years of struggle before getting his world title. Archie Moore was a borderline middleweight and light heavyweight fighter.

WINS KOs LOSS DRAW
183 132 23 10

Moore was one hell of a boxer, who endured the rough and physical sport for almost three decades. An ageless fighter with not even a sight of fear in his eyes. He fought the famous Rocky Marciano but eventually lost to the legendary boxer after 8 rounds in a bout in 1955.

9. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao

PacMan, Photo Courtesy of The Denver Channel

The Filipino champ managed to be ranked 9th in the 10 best boxers in the history of boxing. Arguably one of the greats, if not the greatest pound-for-pound fighter, Pacman was the only boxer who managed to win major world titles in 8 different weight classes.

WINS KOs LOSS DRAW
62 39 8 2
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A southpaw fighter who was famously known for his great bouts against some of the best Mexican fighters (Morales, Barrera, Marquez, and more). It wouldn’t be a surprise if the Mexicans would hate on this champ.

8. Ezzard “Cincinnati Cobra” Charles

The Cincinnati Cobra, Photo Courtesy of sports.ha.com

Charles was a World War II Veteran who took his fighting talents in boxing during the 1940s and 1950s. The guy was unstoppable, beating the Ring’s Top 10 in the light heavyweight and heavyweight category.

WINS KOs LOSS DRAW
95 52 25 1

Between 1946 and 1951, the Cincinnati Cobra had an impressive record of 39-1. In matches between the Ring’s Top 10 boxers at that time, he had a mark of 20-1 against them.

7. Willie Pep (Guglielmo Papaleo)

Willie Pep, Photo Courtesy of variety.com

There came a time in Willie’s career when he reached a record of 134-1, and an undefeated record of 73 wins.

WINS KOs LOSS DRAW
229 65 11 1

That one loss was Sammy Angott, his first-ever defeat in his career. He proceeded to dominate other boxers, where he consistently ranked in the Top 10 by The Ring. Pep is considered a featherweight legend, and a genius at his craft.

6. Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the son of a former professional boxer, Mayweather Sr. “Money” never lost a single bout in his career. He got the nickname “Money” due to his huge fighting contracts.

WINS KOs LOSS DRAW
50 27 0 0

A fight emerged between him and Manny Pacquiao (ranked 9th in this list) and was dubbed as the Fight of the Century. Mayweather still came on top in that fight. Known for his defensive specialty and his quick shoulder roll counter.

5. Emile “Kid” Griffith

The Kid, Photo Courtesy of blackpast.org

Back in the ’60s and ’70s, Griffith was at the top of the welterweight and middleweight classes. He was also known to rack up some wins in the lightweight and light-heavyweight classes.

WINS KOs LOSS DRAW
85 23 24 2
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The Kid fought in 111 matches during his 18-year boxing career. Almost half of these matches are against the top 10 fighters in their division. Griffith doesn’t just fight anyone, he always fights the best. He is also famous for his resiliency, stamina, and exceptional physical strength that only a few could be on par with.

4. Tony Canzoneri

Tony Canzoneri, Photo Courtesy of allstarsugarbowl.com

The late great Tony Canzoneri was like a boxing terminator during his era. Beating every great boxer in different weight classes. He beat 40 top 10 ranked fighters back in the day.

WINS KOs LOSS DRAW
137 44 24 10

Tony would go on and challenge any champion, just for him to beat them eventually. He was so good he used to hand out huge upsets against former champions.

3. Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay Jr.)

Muhammad Ali, Photo Courtesy of respectability.org

“The Greatest”, Muhammad Ali! He is arguably the most famous boxer on the Boxing Bible list. The 6 foot 3 heavyweight champions created a new landscape for the sport during his fighting years.

WINS KOs LOSS DRAW
56 37 5 0

Ali is famous for these traits – fast, quick, and cunning. His famous Ali Shuffle was a worldwide sensation. Ali was also regarded as one of the greatest trash talkers the game has seen. Creating noise and ruckus every time he has an upcoming fight. The late great Ali will be remembered by the boxing community as one of the best to step into the ring and will be forever loved by the fans.

2. Joe “The Brown Bomber” Louis

Louis, Photo Courtesy of biography.com

The Brown Bomber was so dominant in the ’30s and ’40s, that he had a record of 25 consecutive title defenses.

WINS KOs LOSS DRAW
66 52 3 0

He held onto his championship title for more than a decade against some of the best boxers in his era. In Heaven, Joe Louis is probably laughing at Max Schmeling how he took him down in just 1 round.

1. Sugar Ray Robinson (Walker Smith Jr.)

Sugar Ray, Photo Courtesy of thefamouspeople.com

Ranked first in this list, is Sugar Ray, often regarded as The Greatest Boxer of All Time. The fans always get what they wanted to see whenever Sugar Ray steps on the ring. Robinson probably has his name on the “to-beat list” of all the best boxers in his era. Even Ali conceded and has agreed that Sugar Ray is the best.

WINS KOs LOSS DRAW
174 109 19 6

Just to name a few of the greatest boxers he gave a beating – Fritzie Zivic, Jackie Wilson, Jake LaMotta (who he took down in just 13 seconds), Tommy Sarvo. The list goes on and on. This just shows you how great of a fighter Robinson was.

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