The best 10 boxers of all time were highlighted in the boxing magazine The Ring’s 100th anniversary issue.
Their approach is predicated on the weighting of boxer duels, which have been included in the publication division’s “Top 10” list since 1925. Here is their whole list.
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10. Archie Moore
The legendary Archie Moore (183-23-10-132 KO) was a beauty and had one of the longest professional boxing careers ever for his time. He has at least 28 years of active experience and the most knockout victories. The Mongoose beat some of the most well-known opponents of his era, including Harold Johnson and Joey Maxim, despite losing to Rocky Marciano, even though it took him 17 years to earn the world championship.
9. Manny Pacquiao
Pac-Man is undoubtedly one of the largest because he has been in The Ring’s top ten for forty years. At the age of 19, he defeated Chatchai Sasakul to win his first world championship despite his relative obscurity at the time. Despite losing to Mayweather, he excelled in eight categories and won two of his three fights against Tim Bradley.
Pacquiao won an astounding 6-2-1 in nine fights against the Mexican duo of Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales, and Marco Antonio Barrera.
8. Ezzard Charles
Without ever facing a champion, the “Cincinnati Cobra” (95-25-1, 52 KO) competed against the best middle-to-heavyweights for over ten years. After the war, Charles competed in the “top 10” in the light heavyweight category from February 1946 until he was defeated by Jersey Joe Walcott in July 1951. At the time, Charles had a 39-1 record and a 20-1 record against opponents who were ranked and heavyweight.
7. Willie Pep
This featherweight champion won his first 62 fights, going 229-11-1 (65 KOs) with four victories against his “Top 10” in the ring, including a win over Chalky Wright. With a further unbeaten streak of 73 fights, a plane disaster, and other setbacks, Pep’s record eventually reached 134-1. His true name was Guglielmo Papaleo, and he worked relentlessly to win major awards in many different categories.
6. Floyd Mayweather
Floyd has five titles under his belt, and we already know that he was the most lucrative boxer in recent memory—possibly ever—at the box office and on pay-per-view. From the moment he beat Genaro Hernandez to the moment he said goodbye to Conor McGregor, Mayweather beat 23 of the “Top 10” competitors in his divisions according to The Ring. Before his retirement, the money was given to 15 world champions in a succession.
5. Emil Griffith
From the early 1960s until the mid-1970s, Griffith (85-24-2, 23 KOs) topped the middleweight and welterweight rankings, earning five league championships while competing against the sport’s best boxers. He has actually had a number of noteworthy victories over his career, from light to light heavyweight. Griffith finished fifth in that list because, of the 111 matches he participated in, over half of his opponents were among the top ten fighters in his division.
4. Toni Canzoneri
While Mayweather is dominating many world champions right now, Tony Canzoneri (137-24-10, 44 KOs) continues to defeat the best from bantamweight to lightweight while also scoring significant victories in the welterweight division. In a number of battles, including a slugfest with Jimmy McLarnin, Barney Ross, and Billy Petrolle, the Canzoneri record is filled with opponents.
He defeated 40 of the top 10 players, including 11 champions or players in the top spot who were defending their titles. It is important to keep in mind that belts were not multiplied then the way they are now.
3. Muhammad Ali
Before becoming world champion against Sonny Liston, Ali defeated four of the top 10 fighters to get his chance. Eight of the nine title defenses in The Greatest’s first reign, including Phantom KO in a rematch against Liston, a win over Floyd Patterson and a reunion against WBA champion Ernie Terrell, were also against 10-class heavyweights The Ring. During his three-year post-suspension period, he continued to beat some of the world’s best fighters and faced 37 players from the top ten in his 61 fights.
Probably the most dominant champion in boxing history. Brown Bomber ruled for several years with a record 25 consecutive title defenses against the best of his time. Seventeen of Louis’ 25 defenders (66-3, 52 KOs) were against the top 10 boxers. From 1930 to 1956, nine men wore the heavyweight crown, and Joe Louis knocked out seven, including his most legendary win, a first-round knockout of Max Schmeling in their rematch.
1. Ray Robinson sugar
Ray Robinson (174-19-6, 109 KO) maintained an unbeaten streak of 40 followed by 91 fights and set a record with over 40 wins over champions and 10 rivals. He has 14 wins against champions or number one in his division. Also, remember that he defeated LaMotta in 13 seconds to become a champion.
He exuded charisma and was probably the most capable of attacking, and even Ali, Schmeling, and Louis said he was the best. He has beaten the best such as Kid Gavilan, Sammy Angot, Fritzie Zivic, LaMotta, Jackie Wilson, Henry Armstrong, Bernard Docusen, Steve Belloise, Tommy Bell, Randy Turpin, Joey Maxim, Carl Olson, Gene Fullmer, Carmen Basilio …