Boxing has been a popular sport ever since it was created. Even though some people see it as cruel, others see it as a pure form of entertainment between two highly calibrated fighters. Speed, agility, and punching ability are a few of the skills that make up a really good boxer. We are going to talk about the top 10 professional boxers of all time.
10. Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali is considered one of the best heavyweight boxers of all time. He was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky in 1941. His name at birth was Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. but this quickly changed after converting his religion to Muslim. Throughout his career, Ali won an outstanding 56 out of 61 matches. 37 of those matches were won through a knockout. During his time, he dominated some of the toughest heavyweight boxers around including Joe Frazier in 1971.
9. Rocky Marciano
Rocky Marciano was a legendary heavyweight boxer who was born in 1969 in the United States. A spectacular feat that he was able to pull off throughout his career was never being beat by anyone. In all of his 49 matches, he won all of them. 43 of his fights were won by knockout. He was one of the greatest boxers to enter the ring and his legacy will be sure to live on in the boxing community for a long time to come.
8. Joe Frazier
Joe Frazier is easily considered one of the best heavyweight champions in boxing history and is very famous for fighting the great Muhammad Ali three times in 1975. The third fight during that year was considered the best in his career and is often referred to as the “Thriller in the Manila”. His record of 32 wins in 37 matches has placed him on a pedestal in the boxing community and today he is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
7. George Foreman
George Foreman is a former heavyweight boxing champion who was born in Texas in 1949. His nickname “Big George” served him well as he won his entire 13 career matches (in his first year), with them all decided by a knockout. In his second year as a professional boxer, his record quickly rose to 32 wins and no losses. He was ranked at the top for a long time and finally retired in 1977. He is now a church minister.
6. Jack Dempsey
Jack Dempsey made it on this list because he is one of the best heavyweight champions of all time. He was born in the United States in 1895 and held the world championship title from 1919 to 1926. His reign was supreme and there were very few boxers that could even stand toe-to-toe with him. In his 83 appearances in the ring, he won a total of 62 matches. He had a very aggressive fighting style and today he is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.