Top 10 best boxers in the world in history
Fistfights were popular in the time of the Egyptian pharaohs. In the modern form, boxing originated in the 18th century, there were strict rules, the parameters of the court were standardized, the refereeing was legalized. Since then he has become a real art for strong men. The most spectacular were fights in the heavyweight category. According to the magazine “Ring” were revealed the best world punches and boxers featherweight. The ranking includes the best boxers in the world and simply talented athletes who have made a significant contribution to the development of world sport.
William Guglielmo Papaleo is known to sports fans under the pseudonym Willy Pep. He is recognized as the fastest boxer of the last century. The Connecticut native gained worldwide fame in the 1940s. His career began in the 40th year. During his long sporting career, Willie had 242 fights, becoming an undisputed winner in 230 of them.
A peculiar style of attack Pep tried to copy many. But only he could move freely in the ring. The featherweight champion knocked out 65 times. Pep has confirmed the title of best in his category 35 times. That record hasn’t been broken yet. In 1990, the name of Willie Pep was forever inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame. The athlete died at a solid age, in 2001.
Henry Jackson Jr., a native of Los Angeles, performed in the ring under the pseudonym Henry Armstrong. At first, his career was unsuccessful – there were hurtful defeats until Henry together with his coach did not develop his technique of fighting.
Armstrong is the only boxer to win the title in three weight classes, 1938. This record could not be broken by anyone. The welterweight title was held 19 years in a row. In light and featherweight from 1931 to 1945. His combat technique was recognized by the best experts in many countries. Crown Hook has entered the history of world boxing. Henry Armstrong has 27 knockouts, more than 180 fights, and 161 unqualified victories. According to Ring magazine, in 1980 he was recognized as the best boxer of his time.
Rocco Francis Marchejano is one of the most popular movie heroes. He was born in Massachusetts. The son of Italian immigrants has made a resounding career. On the soon of his married story, Francis made a film named after him. In the “Rocky” franchise, the creators were able to convey the iron character and huge willpower of the famous athlete, who performed under the pseudonym Rocky.
The five-time world champion was the best among heavyweight boxers. He brilliantly held 49 decisive fights, not conceding the laurels of the winner to others. The technique of the young Marciano honed blows on the water. He could train for hours without knowing fatigue. He is a world-recognized master of knockouts, 83% of fights ended in the fall of rivals. This result could not be surpassed by anyone. From 1948 to 1956, Rocky was unmatched. After retiring from the sport, the boxer took up business. He was successful in him as well. And other champions have already climbed to the top of Olympus.
Julio Cesar Chavez
Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez Gonzalez dreamed of getting out of an abandoned car, which huddled a large family. His father worked as an iron-ling, his mother brought up six children. Julio didn’t have the best childhood. At the age of 16, he was already in the ring in the category of amateurs, a year later became a professional. The world lightweight champion has more than 100 victories. He was able to strike lightning strikes unexpectedly for the enemy. 80 fights ended for his rivals by knockout. His rigidity, jumping liked the audience.
He repeatedly participated in demonstration fights, helped younger sisters and brothers, paid for their training. Julio Chavez is deservedly called the best boxer in the lightweight division of 80-90 years. In 2011, his portrait appeared in the World Boxing Hall of Fame. Now Chavez helps Julio Jr. to achieve sports results, works as an analyst on sports channels.
“Iron” Mike doesn’t need advertising. Tyson “lit up” in the yellow press, two decades did not go off the screens as the most titled boxer in the world. He first won his title in 1982 and was the youngest champion in his weight. In the 90th he won three belts at once. Of the fifty fights only in 6 lost the victory, the rest ended by knockout. The four fights lasted less than a minute.
Jack Dempsey won his first title in 1926, left the professional ring in 1932. Jack is considered the dirtiest boxer in the world, a lover of cunning tricks and a rulebreaker. Nevertheless, he remained the world title-titled champion in his weight category for many years. He was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. He made history with a million-dollar fee for one fight. The talented heavyweight boxer is recognized as the best boxer of the 20s.
Heavyweight Jack Arthur Johnson was the best boxer in the world until 1945, Jack in the fifth grade dropped out and got a job. He helped the movers on the dock, cleaned the stables. For fun, like other children of former slaves, participated in fist street skirmishes. Drunk fans threw coins into the dust. Only the winner could take them. These were the athlete’s first training sessions.
The black boxer was dynamic. Despite the solid weight, quickly moved around the ring, bypassing the enemy from different sides. He has won 73 victories, for professionals of his level it is an impressive figure. Only 13 times conceded victory to others, 40 times sent the opponent to knockouts. Johnson technically behaved in any fight, thanks to him boxing from a muzzle by the rules turned into art. He loved not only boxing but also white women. He was married four times, he died in a car accident. He was famous for his radiant smile and impeccable figure.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Walker Smith Jr. is known worldwide as Sugar Ray Robinson. The family was poor, his father continuously worked in the fields of North Carolina until his mother could not stand, and took the children to New York. Walker started working part-time at the bar at the age of 12, he danced great, he was a sign. I’m in a bad company. He was helped by a boxing coach, the guy under his leadership began to make the first successes.
Later, Sugar Ray repeatedly distinguished himself in the ring in light and light-heavyweight categories. The 1976 Olympic champion, a native of North Carolina, competed in four groups and won the world in the 1980s and 1990s. He had no equal in the number of blows, Sugar Ray exhausted opponents if he could not immediately lay. He knocked out 109 times. They often left the ring in the first round. Robinson has 173 wins and only 19 losses. He is rightly recognized as the best boxer of his championship period. He starred in advertising, flashed on the screens of the cinema.
Muhammad Ali is one of the best boxers in the world. It was under this name Cassius Clay entered the history of boxing and sports in general. This is a famous boxer in the heavyweight category. Among the championship titles, there is the title of the winner of the 1960 Olympics, 6 times in his career awarded the title absolute world champion. A six-time Boxer of the Year title, in 1960 was recognized as Boxer of the Decade under the name given at birth. Cassius converted to the Muslim faith in 1964, on the rise of his career. Since then he has remained the best in his weight category.
The most memorable fight was with Joe Frazier. Ali was very agile in the ring. His technique and speed set an example for beginners. He only left the ring five times in the history of the ring. His portrait takes pride of place in the World Boxing Hall of Fame. Muhammad Ali has always behaved like a sporting man, was not involved in scandals, was engaged in charity. He is a prototype of one of the characters in the Rocky franchise, a black friend of the main character.
Closes the list of the world’s best boxers the most titled world heavyweight champion Joe Louis. He confirmed his title for almost 12 years, during which time he held 25 fights with a resounding victory. Of the 66 meetings, 52 finished by knockout. That record has yet to be broken.
The “Black Bomber” grew up in the history of world boxing, in a poor large family, the peak of his boxing career fell during the First World War. He gained worldwide fame in 1936, defeating Schmelling – a German professional boxer, world champion in his weight category, Hitler’s favorite. The black winner was bullied. They tried to physically eliminate him. Fortunately, the attempts were unsuccessful.
By 1941, Joe Louis had many victories, he was named Boxer of the Year for the fourth time. According to Ring magazine, in 2001, a black athlete was recognized as the best puncher in the history of boxing. The athlete became a prototype of the heroes of two films: “The Story of Joe Louis”, “Joe and Max”, he starred in many films of the time.