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50 Greatest Boxers of All-Time

By May 14, 2007

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ESPN.com recently listed their 50 Greatest Boxers of All-Time. The goal was not an 'all-time, mythical pound-for-pound ranking' but rather an assessment based on four criteria:

In-ring Performance
Achievements
Dominance
Mainstream Appeal

Check out the compete list. It will come as no surprise who is at the top of the list. If you accept that Sugar Ray Robinson belongs in the top slot (or even if you don't), who do you think belongs at number two? Vote in our poll.

What do you think of the list? What would you change? Who was left off? Who doesn't belong?

Comments

May 14, 2007 at 3:34 pm
(1) Jim says:

There was only one “Sugar Ray”.

His last name was Robinson.

May 14, 2007 at 5:01 pm
(2) Elias Luna says:

No, there were two, the second one’s last name was Leonard.

May 15, 2007 at 10:53 am
(3) paul-63 says:

i saw him on tv when iwas about 10-11 yrs. old.
no question that pound for pound he was the best; also one of the most active
unlike some of the others .

May 16, 2007 at 2:23 pm
(4) Nawaaz says:

I will always view Muhammad Ali as the greatest BOXER of all time. I know the list isn’t on a pound for pound, but how can the only heavyweight in history who hasn’t lost a fight (Rocky Marciano) be at number 14 only?!!?

May 16, 2007 at 2:23 pm
(5) Nawaaz says:

I will always view Muhammad Ali as the greatest BOXER of all time. I know the list isn’t on a pound for pound, but how can the only heavyweight in history who hasn’t lost a fight (Rocky Marciano) be at number 14 only?!!?

May 16, 2007 at 2:23 pm
(6) Nawaaz says:

I will always view Muhammad Ali as the greatest BOXER of all time. I know the list isn’t on a pound for pound, but how can the only heavyweight in history who hasn’t lost a fight (Rocky Marciano) be at number 14 only?!!?

May 16, 2007 at 2:23 pm
(7) noirnoticvibe says:

sugar ray is the greatest bar-none, as for #2 hmmmm Ali….his accomplishments in and out of the ring is the thing stories are made of…wait several stories at that……..i’d also like to add julio cesar chavez and pernell whittaker to the rooster……..and my opinion just my opinion i feel marcanio was over hyped yeah he beat up an old very old joe louis and an ancient archie moore but would he been able to handle a george foreman or a (cus d’mato/ kevin rooney) mike tyson????

May 16, 2007 at 2:24 pm
(8) noirnoticvibe says:

sugar ray is the greatest bar-none, as for #2 hmmmm Ali….his accomplishments in and out of the ring is the thing stories are made of…wait several stories at that……..i’d also like to add julio cesar chavez and pernell whittaker to the rooster……..and my opinion just my opinion i feel marcanio was over hyped yeah he beat up an old very old joe louis and an ancient archie moore but would he been able to handle a george foreman or a (cus d’mato/ kevin rooney) mike tyson????

May 16, 2007 at 2:24 pm
(9) noirnoticvibe says:

sugar ray is the greatest bar-none, as for #2 hmmmm Ali….his accomplishments in and out of the ring is the thing stories are made of…wait several stories at that……..i’d also like to add julio cesar chavez and pernell whittaker to the rooster……..and my opinion just my opinion i feel marcanio was over hyped yeah he beat up an old very old joe louis and an ancient archie moore but would he been able to handle a george foreman or a (cus d’mato/ kevin rooney) mike tyson????

May 16, 2007 at 2:24 pm
(10) noirnoticvibe says:

sugar ray is the greatest bar-none, as for #2 hmmmm Ali….his accomplishments in and out of the ring is the thing stories are made of…wait several stories at that……..i’d also like to add julio cesar chavez and pernell whittaker to the rooster……..and my opinion just my opinion i feel marcanio was over hyped yeah he beat up an old very old joe louis and an ancient archie moore but would he been able to handle a george foreman or a (cus d’mato/ kevin rooney) mike tyson????

May 16, 2007 at 2:24 pm
(11) noirnoticvibe says:

sugar ray is the greatest bar-none, as for #2 hmmmm Ali….his accomplishments in and out of the ring is the thing stories are made of…wait several stories at that……..i’d also like to add julio cesar chavez and pernell whittaker to the rooster……..and my opinion just my opinion i feel marcanio was over hyped yeah he beat up an old very old joe louis and an ancient archie moore but would he been able to handle a george foreman or a (cus d’mato/ kevin rooney) mike tyson????

May 16, 2007 at 2:43 pm
(12) donpat says:

Sugar Ray Leonard should be number two
in the ranking, possibly even number one.

May 16, 2007 at 3:10 pm
(13) Law Gardner says:

Ali has got to be the single most over hyped/over rated fighter in boxing history. Sure, he belongs in the top 20 all time HEAVYWEIGHT list (near the middle at best), but a debate over whether or not he’s a top ten pound-for-pound all time candidate is silly.

If the guy never opened his mouth, would anyone out side of boxing enthusiasts ever really paid much attention to him????

May 16, 2007 at 3:17 pm
(14) fred says:

I don’t see Alexis Agueo Perhaps you should consider him…

May 16, 2007 at 3:36 pm
(15) terry says:

The Great Holyfield Should Be Alot Higher, The Real Deal Needs More Respect Here! Terry

May 16, 2007 at 3:42 pm
(16) donald says:

I agree with you Terry, evander holyfield don’t get the historical respect he should, this man started at light heavy. holyfield is a true great one, alot higher then this ranking, i say top 15 to 20 at least.

May 16, 2007 at 3:46 pm
(17) Larry says:

I agree with terry and donald. Holyfield gets the shaft here, I love the real deal and he needs to be in the top 15 at lease. The man was the greatest warrior of all time, i wish him to retire now, but my god.. what a fighter he was!!!

May 16, 2007 at 5:39 pm
(18) Jared R. says:

Holyfield is a shaft. last I checked, Lennox Lewis beat him twice despite the draw in the first fight. He also beat Mike Tyson. Lewis was champion longer than both of those hosers. Get real. Lennox Lewis is better than Holyfield or Tyson. And also, Sugar Ray Robinson is de facto number one, no questions asked.

May 16, 2007 at 10:17 pm
(19) terry says:

Hey, Jared R., spinks beat Ali as well. Ali still gets his due. Why? because Ali was past his prime. Holyfield has been passed his prime in the Lewis fights( i had holy winning the Lewis rematch by the way) Another thing, Prime for prime, Lewis could not hold holyfield’s jock. Most all time greats never get 1 punch ko’ed ever , look it up. Never, look at all the real greats, most never got ko’ed by one shot! Lewis caught 2 of them.

May 16, 2007 at 10:28 pm
(20) dennis r. says:

I agree about evander holyfield. he should be alot higher, the man fought was in the ring, never ducked anyone, beat all the odds, and i thought he should have shut up the nay sayers by now. I can’t understand how evander could ever have any haters. A true great warrior. One of my alltime great fighters, the reason i started watching boxing was because of evander got the shaft in 1984 Games, and how he carried himself as a proud american. Can anyone say that about Lennox lewis, i think not! Also, holy won his 1st. world title in his 12th pro fight. True great

May 17, 2007 at 9:22 am
(21) EMMANUEL OTTI says:

John’the beast’Mugabi Ko straight record any comparisson in Boxing History-comment

May 17, 2007 at 10:58 am
(22) David R. says:

The most under-rated boxer of our time (and perhaps all time) is Larry Holmes. It’s just too bad that now, while he’s still alive, he can’t get the acceptance he truly deserves. Is he the best? I don’t think so, but at least in the top five.

May 17, 2007 at 10:58 am
(23) David R. says:

The most under-rated boxer of our time (and perhaps all time) is Larry Holmes. It’s just too bad that now, while he’s still alive, he can’t get the acceptance he truly deserves. Is he the best? I don’t think so, but at least in the top five.

May 18, 2007 at 2:19 am
(24) Phil says:

I can’t beleieve people put Tyson in this thing. Why is he a GOAT, because he was just in the right era at the right time? The man had no compatition and the man didn’t reighn that long for being a GOAT. I think if you look at Tyson and Lewis’s common opponents Lewis got the KO quicker on most. I would also have to say for Holyfield, who I do love, to be the best you should probably be the best in your weight class which he never was. Bowe beat him 2 out of 3 times and Lewis 2 out of 2 times. He at no time was the best fighter in the HW division. I do think he would have beaten Tyson if they would have fought in 1991 or when ever that was. Lennox Lewis is the most underrated fighter in HW history. Sure he was KO’d twice, but always redeemed himself. Did tyson ever beat someone that had beaten him? Same with HOlyfield, oh yeah he got one against Bowe but lost 2. I’m Just rambling now.

May 19, 2007 at 3:45 pm
(25) LA says:

There is no question that Sugar Ray Robinson is the best ever. However, I do have a quarrel with the absence of any of the great Puerto Rican fighters.

Has anyone involved with putting this “list” together ever heard of Carlos Ortiz, Jose Torres, Wilfred Benitez and Wilfredo Gomez? Or how about Felix Trinidad, who beat two fighters on this so called list. Trinidad fought all comers,like one would expect of an all time great. I would like to think that not having any Puerto Ricans on was an oversight but bias was probably a factor.

Sugar Ray Leonard was more of a media darling than a great fighter and I would not have put him in the Top 50. Salvador Sanchez belonged in the Top 50 and Erik Morales did not.

Putting Tyson on this list showed a general ignorance and lack of respect for boxing.

May 19, 2007 at 3:45 pm
(26) LA says:

There is no question that Sugar Ray Robinson is the best ever. However, I do have a quarrel with the absence of any of the great Puerto Rican fighters.

Has anyone involved with putting this “list” together ever heard of Carlos Ortiz, Jose Torres, Wilfred Benitez and Wilfredo Gomez? Or how about Felix Trinidad, who beat two fighters on this so called list. Trinidad fought all comers,like one would expect of an all time great. I would like to think that not having any Puerto Ricans on was an oversight but bias was probably a factor.

Sugar Ray Leonard was more of a media darling than a great fighter and I would not have put him in the Top 50. Salvador Sanchez belonged in the Top 50 and Erik Morales did not.

Putting Tyson on this list showed a general ignorance and lack of respect for boxing.

May 19, 2007 at 3:46 pm
(27) LA says:

There is no question that Sugar Ray Robinson is the best ever. However, I do have a quarrel with the absence of any of the great Puerto Rican fighters.

Has anyone involved with putting this “list” together ever heard of Carlos Ortiz, Jose Torres, Wilfred Benitez and Wilfredo Gomez? Or how about Felix Trinidad, who beat two fighters on this so called list. Trinidad fought all comers,like one would expect of an all time great. I would like to think that not having any Puerto Ricans on was an oversight but bias was probably a factor.

Sugar Ray Leonard was more of a media darling than a great fighter and I would not have put him in the Top 50. Salvador Sanchez belonged in the Top 50 and Erik Morales did not.

Putting Tyson on this list showed a general ignorance and lack of respect for boxing.

May 19, 2007 at 3:46 pm
(28) LA says:

There is no question that Sugar Ray Robinson is the best ever. However, I do have a quarrel with the absence of any of the great Puerto Rican fighters.

Has anyone involved with putting this “list” together ever heard of Carlos Ortiz, Jose Torres, Wilfred Benitez and Wilfredo Gomez? Or how about Felix Trinidad, who beat two fighters on this so called list. Trinidad fought all comers,like one would expect of an all time great. I would like to think that not having any Puerto Ricans on was an oversight but bias was probably a factor.

Sugar Ray Leonard was more of a media darling than a great fighter and I would not have put him in the Top 50. Salvador Sanchez belonged in the Top 50 and Erik Morales did not.

Putting Tyson on this list showed a general ignorance and lack of respect for boxing.

May 19, 2007 at 3:46 pm
(29) LA says:

There is no question that Sugar Ray Robinson is the best ever. However, I do have a quarrel with the absence of any of the great Puerto Rican fighters.

Has anyone involved with putting this “list” together ever heard of Carlos Ortiz, Jose Torres, Wilfred Benitez and Wilfredo Gomez? Or how about Felix Trinidad, who beat two fighters on this so called list. Trinidad fought all comers,like one would expect of an all time great. I would like to think that not having any Puerto Ricans on was an oversight but bias was probably a factor.

Sugar Ray Leonard was more of a media darling than a great fighter and I would not have put him in the Top 50. Salvador Sanchez belonged in the Top 50 and Erik Morales did not.

Putting Tyson on this list showed a general ignorance and lack of respect for boxing.

May 23, 2007 at 10:33 am
(30) carl t. says:

I think Roy Jones in his Hay Day dwarfed, reduced, dominated, and humiliated the entire boxing world for more than 10 years without a loss! Roy may have hedged in the latter part of his career but I chalk that up as a business decision (Roy manages himself)but my point is Roy Jr. and Mayweather Jr. for that matter should have made this list. There has to be something said for “Absolute Dominance”.

May 23, 2007 at 10:46 am
(31) carl t. says:

One more thing, Robinson and Ali and everybody else on this list got thier butts handed to them within the first decade of thier careers in some cases more than once, look at the competition available to Roy or Mayweather, The whooped every single behind in and out of several weight classes even, snathin belts and whoopin butts! Especially Roy, you can get a name for yourself simply by havin yo ass whooped by RJ….lol Its like a pass, its like “Oh you lost? Yeah Man, to who? Roy man.. “Oh Ok” Roy Jones Jr.? aye thats “Roy”….lol Roys name is synonomous with ass whoopin….lol

May 23, 2007 at 12:47 pm
(32) rell says:

I think pernell whitaker is alot underated on this list. In my opinion I think that he is way more talented than willie pep, pep just had more fights.

May 23, 2007 at 2:18 pm
(33) jason says:

Evander Hlyfield should be higher here. This man started at LT.HW and moved up to win the liner Crusier/ And the Liner Heavyweight belts(4) i might add. I also had holy winning the second L.Lewis fight! The real Deal a LIVING LEGEND

May 23, 2007 at 2:58 pm
(34) Joey Archer Fan says:

Interesting poll…been thinking about it. I think Marciano is too low and Joe Louis in his prime was pound for pound the best heavyweight (he’d be real small today but so would Marciano)ever. As i recall a young Marciano beat an old Louis, but Joe gave up so many years to the Army (and bad management). Where is John L. Sullivan in all this and Jack Johnson is way too low. This may be the problem in comparing the old guys and the newer guys. In baseball, comparing a non-drug Ruth or Aaron(unless you count hot dogs and beer as drugs in Ruth’s case) to a druggy Bonds and others. Or better still would be Ty Cobb or honus Wagner or Rogers Hornsby to the new guys.

May 23, 2007 at 5:37 pm
(35) Jared R. says:

In his prime, Joe Louis would crush Ali. He could be considered the greatest of all time. And for the douche gargler who criticized my putting LENNOX Lewis over Holyfield, Lewis the same age as Holyfield when he beat him. And he also beat both of the suckers who one punch KOed him in subsequent rematches. People get knocked out in heavyweight fights. It happens. Lennox Lewis is de facto better than Holyfield or Tyson at any point in their career. Better record, longer title, case closed.

May 23, 2007 at 5:38 pm
(36) Jim Lassu says:

You left Manny Paquiao off the list?

May 23, 2007 at 7:03 pm
(37) Ted Sares says:

Mozon at #45 is a disgrace.

May 24, 2007 at 5:10 am
(38) EMMANUEL OTTI says:

WHERE IS JOHN’THE BEAST MUGABI. RATED AS BOXING KO LISTINGS?

May 29, 2007 at 2:55 pm
(39) bobby says:

One of the very rare points of agreement by my grandfather, my father, and me: Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest fighter that ever lived. In the world of boxing it’s about as close to a unanimous opinion as you can get among fighters and writers. Case closed. For me, #2 Ali, #3 Louis, #4 Marciano, #5 Duran.

June 17, 2007 at 7:23 pm
(40) J. R. Acord says:

Rocky Marciano was the best ever. At around 5 feet 10 inches and around 180 pounds he was undefeated as a heavyweight. He fought all the best fighters of that era and won all of his fights. Most of the people he fought were a lot bigger than him and he never got beat. That says it all for me. He was the best ever!!!

June 20, 2007 at 11:45 pm
(41) Lars says:

How the hell did Tyson & Mayweather Jr. make the list? Of all time?!–maybe of the last 15 yrs. Good job getting Archie Moore in there though!

June 30, 2007 at 3:11 pm
(42) musa says:

Take two buckets. Put Ali in one basket and rest of all the other boxers in the other. Then give it to god and ask which one he would take. God will take Ali. Why? God fought as Ali. Because boxing isn’t just throwing punch. Think about the political, social, racial barrier Ali faced. Ali made boxing a boxing. Well, if I am wrong, then who is the Greatest Sportsman of 20th Century? You go on every corner of the world, you will find Ali. After all he is the most popular man alive on the planet. People who follows boxing knows the other boxers. But everyone knows Ali. Kids learn in textbook about Ali. If you compare someone else, I would say Nelson Mandela. Ali, Mandela these are world Icon and you just can’t compare.

June 30, 2007 at 3:21 pm
(43) Musa says:

Try to see if you cant get the interview of Lenox Lewis where he mentions watching Ali’s video again and again to learn ring science from Ali. Also watch Foreman’s interview on Ali. Search you tube on People’s View on Ali to get some sense what boxing people think about Ali. Ali’s fights are considered as historic events and greatest sporting events of all time. Don’t trust me? Search you tube, Google.

July 10, 2007 at 11:03 pm
(44) Jay says:

Aaron Pryor certainly deserves to be in the top 50 greatest fighters. He beat Alexis Arguello twice by way of, not questionable, but, dominate knock outs. Undeniably, Sugar Ray Leonard dodged and was more afraid of Pryor than he was of Thomas Hearns. (Look at the old press releases when Pryor confronted Leonard, and you will see fear – this is no exaggeration). Certainly, Pryor deserves credit, if not for his incredible record of wins and KO’s, including 2X of Alexis Arguello, but just for all of the fighters who dodged and ran in fear to avoid the same fate (KO). I just wish Pryor could have battled his personal demons at the time when he was at the top of his game, but he has left us with many memorable wins that instilled fear across he boxing community.

July 12, 2007 at 8:14 pm
(45) chris says:

fedor. oh wait, this is boxing??? then who cares.

July 12, 2007 at 11:42 pm
(46) Step says:

It’s funny to see how much people hate on Tyson, Lewis had so much glass in his chin it was a shame, he beat Tyson when Tyson was basically already killing his own carrer, it doesn’t even count to me, Lewis hasn’t beat anyone worth mentioning but Holyfield thats why he’s not on the list, Tyson should have been much Higher, cause bottom line is, if you could take every fighter in their prime, and put them in the ring with each other, Tyson could have beatin (DAMN NEAR) all. And hands down, he destroys Rocky, Tyson was too big, faster, and a much harder puncher. And he had a great chin too, all those loses at the end of his carrer who cares. He was already losing his mind. So Lewis Who?

July 22, 2007 at 6:16 pm
(47) Armando says:

Roberto Duran should be ranked #2. “Hands Of Stone” was undoubtedly the greatest lightweight in boxing history. He won 5 world titles in 3 different weight classes. He posted an outstanding 106 wins 16 losses and 70Ko’s in his illustrious career. He defeated Esteban De Jesus twice after his first professional defeat, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard, Pipino Cuevas, defeated Davey Moore, defeated Iran Barkley, defeated Ken Buchanan and won the greatest fight of his entire career…his life. He overcame a horrific car accident. It’s sad that nowadays those uneducated about boxing will remember “Panama’s Greatest Champion” as the guy that shouted “No Mas” Duran did so much for this sport, he demonstrated endless love to the sweet science, he showed the heart of a warrior and was and will always be the legacy of a true boxing champion. Anyone who questions Duran’s greatnesss must go back to boxing school and do some research. Almost every boxer including Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Iran Barkley and Marvin Hagler will flat out tell you, Roberto Duran was the most fiercest most complete boxer in history. To those who question Duran’s heart, watch his fight against Iran The Blade Barkley, Duran got his brain rattled by a vicious left hook that would knockout any other boxer…(just ask Thomas Hearns). Duran refused to go down, absorbed the punch and won 1981′s fight of the year a 12 round split decision.

July 24, 2007 at 11:01 am
(48) Charles says:

Salvador Sanchez deserves to be in at least the top 25. If he had not been killed in his early twenties, he might well have been in the top ten or five of all time.

July 24, 2007 at 11:47 pm
(49) Vytas says:

Brother Vitaly Klitschko the best, Ali or Ray ,never fought with big man like this with this strong jab, I he has never been down, these days sport is much stronger then 30 years ago, it is no ? about this.Ali is too small or Former to slow for now boxing.

August 3, 2007 at 7:24 am
(50) James says:

i have to say that if all fighters in the list where at their best then Mike Tyson would be in the top 5. I even think that if Ali in his prime had come up against Tyson he wud hav stuggled to overcome Tysons raw power.

August 3, 2007 at 1:48 pm
(51) Lamar Tyrell says:

Muhammad Ali should be number one on the list He was Charismatic, outspoken and nicknamed “The Greatest,” heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali was the dominant heavyweight fighter of the 1960s and 1970s. A fighter of exceptional speed, cunning and flair, Ali won the world heavyweight title on three separate occasions over a span of 15 years. He was born Cassius Clay, and under that name he won a gold medal at the 1960 Olympics in Rome. After claiming his first title by defeating Sonny Liston in 1964, Clay joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. Citing his Islamic faith, Ali refused to serve in the U.S. military during the war in Vietnam; his title was revoked and he was sentenced to five years in prison for draft evasion. (The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the conviction in 1971.) He had a long-running rivalry with fellow heavyweight Joe Frazier, whom he fought three times: Ali lost the first match in 1971, but won rematches in 1974 and 1975. Ali also defeated George Foreman in the famous 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” held in Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali retired from boxing in 1981, but in the decades since has remained one of the world’s best-known athletes and not to mention the greatest the best the man that taking boxing to levels that no one else has never done.

August 11, 2007 at 9:12 pm
(52) Zick Rakim says:

I think Pacquiao clearly belongs to the top 50
because he already beat some fighters on that list. And not only did he beats them but he crushed them by his overpowering fist. Pacquiao beat Barrera on 2003 on a TKO. Pacquiao also beat Erik Morales on a KO on round 10. On the rematch, he KO’d Erik Morales on round 3!!!

August 11, 2007 at 9:15 pm
(53) Zick Rakim says:

I think Pacquiao clearly belongs to the top 50
because he already beat some fighters on that list. And not only did he beats them but he crushed them by his overpowering fist. Pacquiao beat Barrera on 2003 on a TKO. Pacquiao also beat Erik Morales on a KO on round 10. On the rematch, he KO’d Erik Morales on round 3!!! Pacquiao is a “Mexican-Killer”

August 11, 2007 at 9:16 pm
(54) Zick Rakim says:

I think Pacquiao clearly belongs to the top 50
because he already beat some fighters on that list. And not only did he beats them but he crushed them by his overpowering fist. Pacquiao beat Barrera on 2003 on a TKO. Pacquiao also beat Erik Morales on a KO on round 10. On the rematch, he KO’d Erik Morales on round 3!!! Pacquiao is the “Mexican-Killer”

August 11, 2007 at 9:23 pm
(55) Zick Rakim says:

You cannot say that Tyson doesn’t deserve to be on the list. Are you kidding me? He’s the youngest heavyweight ever and he always beats his opponents on the 1st round. Not matter what behavior he still belongs to that list. If this list is about “attitude”, then this list should be called “50 Most Behave Boxers Of All Time”

August 11, 2007 at 9:24 pm
(56) Zick Rakim says:

You cannot say that Tyson doesn’t deserve to be on the list. Are you kidding me? He’s the youngest heavyweight ever and he always beats his opponents on the 1st round. No matter what behavior he has, he still belongs to that list. If this list is about “attitude”, then this list should be called “50 Most Behave Boxers Of All-Time”

August 11, 2007 at 9:27 pm
(57) Zick Rakim says:

I think Muhammad Ali shoud be the cream of the crop on that list. After all he’s “the greatest”(boxer of all-time).

August 19, 2007 at 3:40 pm
(58) Daniel says:

Are you kidding??!! Where is Savador Sanchez!!??

August 19, 2007 at 3:51 pm
(59) Daniel says:

As far as Ray Robinson being the best ever;hmmmmmm. Ali never lost in his prime and we didn’t get to see his real prime(the 3 years that were takien from him).The Sugar-Man was stopped several times in his prime and melted in his light-heavy bid, could he have staved off a Joe Frazier in the Manila heat? Sugar gets the “Nostalgia” nod. Ali never even got hit until later years that’s when we discovered he actually had a chin of granit and the heart to boot against guys that were alot bigger than he was and hit a lot harder.

August 30, 2007 at 12:59 pm
(60) WalkerSmith says:

No way is Ali #2. Come on now! he’s the most famous yes, but no way is he better than Henry Armstrong or Benny Leonard or Willie Pep, no way! Ali struggled in most of his fights, even against basic fighters like Doug Jones and Oscar Bonavena and George Chuvalo he struggled. Not to mention he clearly lost at least 2 of the 3 to Norton, he was losing to the basic overrated Foreman, he lost the first fight to the even more basic overrated Joe Frazier, he clearly lost to Jimmy Young and he never beat a good “boxer”. Who did he beat that actually had skill? not even in the top ten. we really need to stop overrating this guy because of his outside the ring importance.

September 19, 2007 at 7:30 pm
(61) AlanMelville says:

re #59 Sugar Ray’s prime was at welterweight and he held that title how long before relinquishing it and going up to middleweight? More to the point, Ali himself says Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest ever, so that should settle it.

Arguello should be top ten and Pryor should be in there somewhere. There are too many heavyweights rated highly – 4 in the top ten my ass – maybe Ali and Louis. Dempsey couldn’t box a lick, and both he and Tunney would’ve lost, heavily, to Marciano. And how the hell is Larry Holmes worse than George Foreman? Harry Greb and Stanley Ketchel couldn’t carry Hagler or Monzon’s jocks. I’d also suggest that Whittaker might have beaten Benny Leonard. As for the alphabet soup ‘champs’ of today, Hopkins, maybe de la Hoya at a stretch. The others, no way; if they were truly the best they would fight unification bouts.

September 21, 2007 at 6:51 pm
(62) ricardo says:

does the name Salvador Sanchez rings the bell??? he should b e in the top 10. please do your reserch!!!! what about Wilferdo Benites ??? should be in the top 50. the youngest title holder. remember????? oh 1 more Wilfedo Gomez. like i said do your reserch .

September 28, 2007 at 8:21 am
(63) De Martin says:

Ali would whoop Sugar Ray.

September 30, 2007 at 1:04 pm
(64) JOHN says:

TYSON IS THE GREATEST!!!!!!!!!!!THE MOST BEXCITING FIGHTER…..!!!!!

October 18, 2007 at 10:37 pm
(65) JOHN says:

ONLY ONE IS UNDEFEATED; ROCKY MARCIANO

October 18, 2007 at 10:38 pm
(66) JOHN says:

THE ONE AND ONLY UNDEFEATED….ROCKY MARCIANO

October 18, 2007 at 10:41 pm
(67) JOHN says:

THE ONLY ONE UNDEFEATED!! ROCKY MARCIANO

October 30, 2007 at 9:00 pm
(68) chandler says:

Mike tyson number 50 you can’t be serious top ten in my books. At his best he beat everyone in the first or second round. come on

October 31, 2007 at 4:01 pm
(69) Diego says:

For sure in the first 10 Sugar Ray should be included, also I guess i little man called Ricardo Lopez should be around in the first 15

November 7, 2007 at 3:25 am
(70) Randy Sechler says:

Larry Holmes never got his just dues.As far as heavyweights go I feel he was the best.He had good height,he was the right weight to have size and speed and the best jab of all.Some guys today are to big to have good speed.Holmes fought everyboby there was to fight and held the title for eight years until the pencil beat him.Ali couldnt beat Holmes on the best day of his life.Ali was A great promoter And A good dancer and Im sure he got some points for that.He was able to get through to alot of people somehow by chanting I am the greatest.I think he does however belong in the top 10 as far as heavyweights and so does Holyfield RANDY

November 7, 2007 at 8:07 am
(71) Adam Matthews says:

Mike Tyson was the greatest boxer of all time.

November 7, 2007 at 8:24 am
(72) Adam Matthews says:

It is a disgrace that Tyson isnt even in the top 10. Evander Holyfield is even higher than Tyson. Tyson in his prime would have slaughtered Holyfield. Tyson in mid to late 80s was the greatest fighter and certainly better than Holyfield ever was. Number 50 what a joke!

November 23, 2007 at 11:28 pm
(73) jason piercey says:

k mike was by far the if not the greatest on of the greatest serious in his prime he was better then any of these guys but seriously the only reason he got beaten in any fight is because just look at his life he had a screwed up life and in the end he didnt want to fight he just wanted the money and he didnt care if he won or lost but if he wouldnt have been so screwed up and continued the way he was going he would have never been beaten.thats all folks

November 23, 2007 at 11:31 pm
(74) jason says:

k screwed up on the begginging of my last comment but you get it.

December 7, 2007 at 11:10 pm
(75) steve says:

What about the original Joe Walcott? What about Jim Corbett’s ranking?

December 16, 2007 at 5:32 pm
(76) Me says:

This is not a good list, not at all!

February 8, 2008 at 10:01 am
(77) Ernesto says:

I think Pernell Whitaker, Roy Jones, Bernard Hopkins and Floyd mayweather should be in better position.

March 2, 2008 at 3:15 pm
(78) Cruz Garza says:

I disagreed with the unknowledged people writing comment per what was promoted and not by technically know what they are talk about when leonards name is mentioned with Robinson’s and Ali who won most his fight by holding behind the head and buying off referees to get away with it, saving his butt from being demolished. unlike the tough Duran, Marciano, and so on who would fight anybody anytime anywhere, no matter the size. These were fighters unlike leonard, Roy Jones ect,ect,ect who carefully pick their winnings. Boxing had it’s share of rats unfortunate for the legitimates who tried to make a living at it but not money makers or divers for the so called rats of the sport. I disagree with your list of real fist fighters, mistaken for a fist full of dollars.

March 23, 2008 at 3:09 am
(79) Michael Bala says:

I’m shocked Lennox Lewis was left off the list. He beat holyfield and tyson. He was very technically sound, had a good reach, a killer jab, and good power. I’m not saying he should be number one but he should probably be around 40. I also believe Ridick Bowe to be a more talented boxer than holyfield, holmes, and tyson but I can understand why he would be left off. He was a champ only very briefly. If he had fought tyson instead of holyfield he would probably have a higher spot in boxing history.

March 23, 2008 at 3:31 am
(80) Michael Bala says:

Also, I think the list is bias towards older fighters while present day fighters such as roy jones, manny pacqiou, floyd mayweather, and Juan Manuel Marquez get the shaft. Come on, Jake La Motta is number 28 while they’re either off the list entirely or at the bottom. Any of these fighters are as good as him pound for pound if not better. The people who were chosen to vote on the list were probably older individuals who got to witness some of these old fighters. The problem is some old sentiment is generated and you get the bias I’m talking about. I’m not saying that the older fighters aren’t good but that it’s just strange that the list reads like a timeline almost from top to bottom.

April 15, 2008 at 12:33 pm
(81) tremone says:

oscar is better than benard hopkins? okay whatever this is a popularity contest? oscar is better than floyd mayweather? who cares if floyd ducked cotto. its obvious that he did beat oscar de la hoya. this list is a clown show and a popularity contest. maybe i should be on the list if these bums are on it. oscar fought big time fights and lost them so why is he ranked ahead of mayweather? of course oscar sells tickets so what! oscar is not a fighter. he is a drag queen!

April 21, 2008 at 2:09 pm
(82) Ray says:

Are you crazy? Where is Trinidad (who beat de la Hoya and whitaker and fought everyone there was to fight),Wifredo Benites, Wilfredo Gomez, Hector “macho” Camacho “beat sugar ray Leonard)also Mayweather jr, Who has he beaten really?, any names? Just rundown boxers and others not no good, always avoiding a good fight (ex. Margarito, Cotto) Also cotto has beaten the same people and some more as Mayweather jr with a more impressive KO record. Lets see records and big fights, not fighters that pick weak opponents to create a records. This list is for boxers not ring runners.

June 3, 2008 at 2:56 pm
(83) Muneca says:

Who is an old Puerto Rican boxer who fought Evander Holyfield? Anyone know?

June 7, 2008 at 12:54 pm
(84) boxing says:

Are you thinking of Fres Oquendo? Oquendo was 33 when he lost by 12-round unanimous decision to Holyfield in 2006.

July 1, 2008 at 2:34 am
(85) Josh says:

Maybe I am biased but Rocky Marciano is the greatest.

July 3, 2008 at 6:53 am
(86) P.I.P says:

In the heavyweight division:
Joe Louis.
It is a pity that in those days T.V. was in black and white, and that a lot of the young people today only think of the Ali’s and Tysons.

A lot of todays boxers are great performers, but I think a lot of them never reached the quality of a Joe Louis or a very underated Jersey Joe Walcott!

July 4, 2008 at 2:44 pm
(87) Ricardo Boncan says:

Manny Pacquiao should be on the list.So is Kelly pavlik. Roy Jones should be one or two. Foreman should be three ahead of Ali and Robinson. Tyson should be in the top five. Your list is rigged. Why on earth did you guys place the sucker Chavez on the list. He was beaten badly by de la Hoya.
Mosley should be there ahead of Oscar. I assume that this list is compiled by retards who never boxed and don’t know what they are talking about.

July 7, 2008 at 3:49 pm
(88) Leon H says:

Oscar De la hoya was a decent fighter, but he lost most of his biggest fights. He lost to Mosley twice, Trinidad, Hopkins and Mayweather. Pernell Whitiker and Ike Quartey also beat him, but lost the decisions due to De la Hoya bias. As a lightweight, he was pretty awesome, but that’s not the case when he moved up in weight. He had appeal, but that’s due to promotion than himself.

July 9, 2008 at 5:13 pm
(89) jdub says:

To leave Roy Jones out of the top 10 is ridiculous. He dominated Tony and Hopkins in thier primes. He dominated from 160 to 199 for a decade. In my time I have never seen anyone close. He obviously tarnished his legacy by dropping 30lbs of muscle and fighting past his prime. He would be at least even money in his prime at 160 against Sugar Ray Robinson.

July 13, 2008 at 4:59 am
(90) Randyman says:

The list is interesting, and can never be perfect, but there do seem to be some inflated reputations in there, while some great fighters have missed out.
I wouldn’t have bothered with Gene Tuney, who beat an over-the-hill jack dempsey and deliberately retired to avoid facing younger, fresher opponents. And credit for Oscar De La Hoya for fighting the best around, but too many of those best beat him to deserve a spot on the list.

July 13, 2008 at 5:07 am
(91) Randyman says:

Great boxers have been left off the list, too. Felix Trinidad and Lennox Lewis both deserve mentions, and to have the youngest heavyweight champ ever (mike tyson) at no. 50 can’t be right. But the MOst unlucky has to be Kostya Tszyu, who had and amatuer career of over 300 wins for less than twenty losses, before going on to dominate 140 pounds for a decade (1995 – 2005). His style wasn’t flashy and he didn’t trash talk, but he just kept beating opponents down with experience, ringcraft and undbelievable power for his division. Top 5 for mine at least!

August 8, 2008 at 10:51 am
(92) Gould8 says:

Although Robinson is no doubt the greatest ive always been a great admirer of Duran. He boxes the way every boxer should do. Attack. He won belts at all different weights and also took on the best, definitely part of the best era of boxing with Hagler, Hearns and Leonard.

As for people like Marciano, he deserves to be there but he is overrated. He beat Moore at the end of his career and Louis at exactly the same time. He also avoided a Cuban that his management team would not allow him to fight.

Lewis, was good but at a time that had no real contenders. Tyson should be there because everyone knows that at his prime he could have and would have destroyed anyone.

Hagler for me should be a lot higher. fantastic puncher and had a great defence. Lost early on in his career but still come back to avenge his defeats and then rule the middleweight division for a long time before getting robbed by Leonard, but thats not saying Leonard wasnt great, Leonard was just great at looking like he was winning a round. But still a great fighter.

Mayweather Jr and Roy Jones Junior i beleive wouldnt be able to mix it with these guys. Remember guys from the 70′s were having near to 100 fight a career where as Mayweather will barely break 40.

Robinson had well over 200 career fights. That means he had 4 careers to Mayweathers 1 career.

Also think the Benn

August 9, 2008 at 9:35 am
(93) Adayo, Niño says:

the greatest fighter of all time is Robinson, no question about it but Manny Pacquiao should also be given a credit and be added to top 10 because of his style and exciting boxwer\\\… ROCKY MARCHIANO should be in No. 2 in the list because he is the only undefeated heavyweight boxwer.

August 22, 2008 at 11:09 am
(94) james says:

i think rocky marciano is the best boxer in theworld. i read volumes about him so he s the best .he used to work out all the 7 days of week and 365 days in year.he is unbreakable.

September 5, 2008 at 10:48 pm
(95) Ja says:

1 ray robinson
2 roberto duran
3 joe louis
4 jack johnson
5 benny leonard
6 bob fitysimmons
7 sugar ray leonard
8 henry armstrong
9 muhammad ali
10 gene tunney

September 24, 2008 at 12:33 am
(96) Larry E. Hardin says:

Muhammad Ali is easily the greatest boxer of all time. Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest until Ali came along. If Ali had been a middle weight, he would have been even faster with his hands and feet. He would have destroyed Robinson. If Robinson had been a heavyweight, the results would have been the same in a fight with Ali. There will never be another boxer like the “Greatest of All Time”
Muhammad Ali!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 25, 2008 at 12:59 am
(97) Pittsburgh Fighter says:

Why then does boxing have records.. If boxing records are not used to define who is the best! You have two ways of looking at it either 1. by record or 2. your “feelings”, “perceptions”.

Until another boxer stays undefeated like Rocky Marciano did no one can compare. One can say this.. one can say that… but he never lost!

If records don’t count – I then vote for Bill Clinton – he has no boxing record but atleast he fights…

September 27, 2008 at 8:04 am
(98) RSF says:

1. Joe Louis
I saw this clip on sportspotter.com Joe Louis vs Max Schmeling, there second fight. I don’t think any fighter could have beaten Joe that night!

October 8, 2008 at 3:34 pm
(99) funn boy says:

sugar ray robinson last name is not robinson dumbys

October 13, 2008 at 3:47 pm
(100) willliam says:

How about Salvator Sanchez, he was a great fighter as well, he was undefeated when he was killed in a car accident, try to stop his car from rolling a down a hill. He beat Wilfredo Gomez terribly and Azuma Nelson in his prime. You don’t hear very much about him

October 14, 2008 at 1:04 am
(101) Ed Lupien says:

Rocky Marciano should be higher than #14. He was undefeated. How many other of the great champions listed here were undefeated?

October 15, 2008 at 4:23 pm
(102) Billybob says:

What about Reddick Bowe, he only lost one fight and that was to Holyfield and he beat Holyfield twice. He was 6’5″ and 250 lbs. He should be in the top 10.

October 25, 2008 at 9:27 pm
(103) STEVE says:

//IRON// MIKE TYSON DA GREATEST FIGHTER IN HISTORY!!!!WHO EVER MADE THIS LIST SHOULD KILL THERE SELF..1#MIKE TYSON 2#ALI 3#ROBINSON

TYSON DA BADDEST MAN ON THE PLANET
APPROVED BY:STEVE

November 2, 2008 at 9:49 am
(104) Capybara91 says:

I think Aaron Hawk Pryor is a glaring omission. He destroyed Arguello twice.

I also think Teofilo Stevenson deserves mention for his 3 Olympic golds (probably a 4th but for Cuba’s boycott.)

November 3, 2008 at 8:20 pm
(105) Jimmy Mack says:

Muhammad Ali is easily the greatest boxer of all time… I also think that Rocky Marciano should have been higher than # 14. Roberto Duran should have been lower on the list… just my opinion.

November 9, 2008 at 3:20 pm
(106) Mike says:

Has the world forgotten James J. Jefferie?

November 9, 2008 at 3:24 pm
(107) Ryan says:

you guys forget James J. Jefferie! not even on the list had the throne for 6years and retired undefeated came back and lost one fight to Jack Johnson. wow no thought into this list at all.

November 14, 2008 at 1:03 am
(108) richo says:

mike tyson deserves to be at least in the top 5.Him inhis prime i would of backed him against any of the top 5 atleast just his raw speed and power was great let alone his defence

November 17, 2008 at 2:53 pm
(109) Boris says:

Just who considers Sugar Ray Robinson “the Greatest Fighter of All-Time”? What ill-informed “experts” came up with this list?

The top 3 are as follows:
1) Muhammad Ali – greatest talent and show-man ever, period!

2) Jack Johnson – guts, heart, was hosed in and out of the ring just because he was black.

3) Rocky Marciano – just an unstopable tank with a perfect record and was LOVED by all.

December 6, 2008 at 12:42 pm
(110) Diego says:

Ricardo you’re an Idiot… Chavez should be on the list… look at his record … he has the most pro wins with the most knockouts… he deserves to be on it… De La Hoya beat him when he was way older… he went 14 years undefeated… so know your stuff before you say anything about a legend

December 10, 2008 at 5:06 pm
(111) Lee says:

Mike Tyson 50? are you having a laugh?

December 10, 2008 at 7:42 pm
(112) thaching says:

ali is no. 1, although marciano had no loss. but it is the ALI who showed and developed the scientific boxing. and from then, many boxers used his technique.

ALI IS THE GREATEST BOXER EVER.
SECOND IS MARCIANO AND SUGAR RAY ROBINSON

December 14, 2008 at 7:07 am
(113) Goldenboy says:

de la hoya is far away the greatest of all time the goldenboy has broken records and the most important think he always wants to fight that makes him a true champion

December 16, 2008 at 5:47 pm
(114) Radiel says:

I believe that this list is highly inaccurate. One, because if we are going to talk about accomplishments and stories, why is Roy Jones Jr. #46?? Roy Jones is noted for holding the WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO, NABF, WBF, and IBA light heavyweight championships at the same time. He has had 8 titles in over 4 weight divisions; as for the stories: he was cheated out of his gold medal in the Olympics in Korea in and also was disqualified against montel griffin without a warning. This man should be at least top 10.

December 28, 2008 at 9:31 pm
(115) rei says:

why pacquiao is not in the list he knock out the 3 guys in the top 50 that includes barera,morales and dela hoya.. you should recheck it guys

January 4, 2009 at 1:18 am
(116) Hunter J says:

Tyson # 50? Are you an idiot? He should be ranked #1.

January 5, 2009 at 8:06 pm
(117) Christian says:

i think you should renew the list…manny paquiao should be in the list…he should be in the top five, at least…and why is rocky marciano just in the freaky top 14?…he should also be in the top five…

January 5, 2009 at 8:10 pm
(118) Christian says:

hello mister maker of the list!…its time to renew the list…manny paquiao should now be in the list…he should be in the top five, at least…and why is rocky marciano just in the freaky top 14?…he should also be in the top five…better recheck it!

January 8, 2009 at 12:43 pm
(119) jeff says:

willy pep is with out a doubt the second greatest as good as Ali was pep was faster and is without a doubt the fastest boxer of all time pound for pound not to mention the fact that he won 229 fights.

January 8, 2009 at 12:54 pm
(120) jeff says:

#60walker smith is a dumbass how could you call joe frazier(best left hook in boxing history) overrated ali fought in the golden age of boxing were there was no garbage heavyweights now im not saying he’s #2 but he isn’t to far from it my #2 would have to be willy pep because of the fact that he was the fastest boxer of all time pound for pound and also won 229 fight.

January 8, 2009 at 12:59 pm
(121) jeff says:

#60walkersmith is a dumbass to say that george forman was winning on the scorecards against ali and for saying that joe frazier(best left hook in boxing history) was overrated if anything he’s underrated although ali isn’t #2 he’s definetly in the top 5.

January 8, 2009 at 1:08 pm
(122) jeff says:

#118christian you obviously know nothing about boxing to say that Manny Paquiao should be in the top 5. he beat morales when he was washed up,
to be honest with u dela hoya is the most overrated boxer in history. his only real victory was against barrera. I do agree that marciano should be higher on this list.

January 9, 2009 at 5:47 am
(123) christian says:

what’s up mister jeff?!!!…i may not know all about boxing, but i know what’s greatness, and that’s pacman for me…he bet four in the list(dela hoya,morales,barrera)…and u said dela hoya is the most overrated,but paquiao badly bet him…pacman ruined his established legacy…and i think beating a number of legends should put him in the top…

January 15, 2009 at 9:52 pm
(124) Mark says:

For me Iron Mike Tyson is the greatest boxer…cause his fights excites me alot.

Or Bernard Hopkins.

January 15, 2009 at 9:54 pm
(125) Mark says:

For me Iron Mike Tyson…his fights excites me. Theres no one like him. Or Bernard Hopkins.

January 22, 2009 at 10:32 am
(126) dangraye says:

just wait for the pacman-hatton or pacman-mayweather fight guys for you to believe manny pacquiao’s best. I think the dominance of manny over barrera, morales, marquez, diaz and to include dela hoya in the list will include him to top50 or maybe you want him to fight in 154 or 160 category…

January 23, 2009 at 7:54 am
(127) dangrye says:

at last pacman-hatton fight is now set on may2…it’s time for pacman to be included in the top 50. Viva! PACQIUAO

January 24, 2009 at 6:31 pm
(128) jayb says:

i think rocky marciano should be right in the top ten greatest fighters for the fact that he was undefeated and for the fact that he was fighting around 190 lbs against guys that were much heavier i don’t think he was very stylish but as tough as nails

January 31, 2009 at 7:59 am
(129) dafydd says:

what other champion could beat you more ways than one ray robinson could beat you any way he wanted if you had a category for the best chin and one punch knockout and in close fighting even body shots ray robinson would be top 5 at them all sugar ray is no dought the greatest of all time

February 3, 2009 at 11:06 am
(130) znarfv_y2k8 says:

Undoubtedly Barerra & Morales deserved to be listed as two of the greatest fighters of all time because of their resume & a Hall of Fame career. I have wondered why is it Manny Pacquiao who was the conqueror of the two in style has never been in the list. Pacquiao knocked out both of them & including a win over Marquez at their peak time(all of them Top 5 P4P), etc. Manny’s resume is great, a 5 Division Champion, current #1 P4P, Ring’s Fighter of the Year(2006 & 2008) & most interesting fighter today who wins every fight in style. I don’t know if he doesn’t qualifies in any of the basing factors: In-ring Performance, Achievements, Dominance
Mainstream Appeal, w/c he’s likely way ahead w/ other fighters on the list. I hope Marquez must also be included.

February 3, 2009 at 12:03 pm
(131) znarfv_2k8 says:

Some of my personal important views i want to share…The battle between the Greatest Elite Champions of their era at their peak time w/c has around robin result…everyone of them has a Hall of Fame career (Ali, Foreman, Norton, Frasier), (Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran), (Lewis, Holyfield, Bowe, Tyson), (Pacquiao, Marquez, Barerra, Morales)… Ali, Leonard, Lewis & Pacquiao top their respected era…I hope Pacquiao deserves to be on the top 5 of all time greats…

February 3, 2009 at 12:10 pm
(132) znarfv_y2k8 says:

#131 comment were my so called Magic 4 of Elite Champions who has an epic battle between themselves at their peak time…to be a great champion you need to have great oppositions, accomplishments, performances, dominance, overcome the odds, etc…

February 6, 2009 at 11:10 am
(133) Marvelous ligghts says:

where’s James Toney and Marvin Hagler and Pernell Whitaker is misplaced. Should be alot higher in that list..How can you place Chavez and De la hoya ahead of Whitaker when he schooled them both. De la hoya doesn’t belong in this list. Ray Leonard is also misplaced, should be at 20-25..Marciano deserves to be at top 5! Didn’t see Shane Mosley in there? big mistake. Aaron Pryor and Meldrick Taylor should also have a postion in this. Roy Jones number 44 you kidding or what, and Tyson that low and behind Floyd MAyweather hahah..this list was s**t.

February 8, 2009 at 1:18 am
(134) CRN says:

Marvin Hagler should be on this list.

February 8, 2009 at 4:27 am
(135) jason says:

Holyfield is a top 10 heavy weight and top 20 pound for pound. The heavy weight division was at it’s highest for competion than any other time. Many people miss with holyfield is that he was always the smaller fighter. came from the crusier weight division that he unified then to become heavy weight champ 4 times. I called the lewis holyfield fight a draw and most people believe holyfield won the second fight. Lewis never even stunned him never mind knocked him down. Tyson could beat him and ducked him in his prime. So many tough fighters at that time. Bert Cooper, mercer, dokes, ruddock, bowe, lewis, moorer, old holmes, old forman. Cooper, Ruiz and bowe only ones to knock him down maybe tony can’t remember. He was always the underdog it seemed even. Needs to get more credit for his career

February 27, 2009 at 7:53 am
(136) hedi says:

I think George Foreman should be placed at atleast 4th best boxer of all time, He devasting haymakers, and knocks his opponent out under 4 rounds. He also has a great record

February 27, 2009 at 9:44 am
(137) James Morales says:

Manny Pacquiao should be in the list. I mean come on we all know he beat the crap out of some of the guys on the list Morales, Barrera, Dela Hoya and as for Achievements the first and only asian to be a 4 division champion need I say more? ESPN is full of crap!

March 3, 2009 at 1:00 pm
(138) matt says:

u r all stupid ali had the most competition he could hit hard and he was quik he is the goat no questions asked

March 3, 2009 at 7:21 pm
(139) Mikelo says:

I think there is a lot of disparity between the top fighters of the last 80 years list and the all time greats list. Specially in the most recent boxers. How can you have B-Hopkins ahead of Oscar in one and way behind on the other. That’s just one example but it’s like that for like the last 20 boxers

March 5, 2009 at 6:18 am
(140) Donatelo says:

Maybe PACMAN is one of the greats…

If Pacman retires today he’ll be at the top 50. if he beat hatton, marquez (again), and mayweather; he’ll be at the to 20!!

If he beat 2 of the three in cotto, mosley and margarito, he owns the WORLD OF BOXING!

March 6, 2009 at 12:52 pm
(141) chris david says:

Hi from sunny south africa.So thats it(the big list)???How can u put a punk like Tyson on the list when any person with common senc=se knows that even Henry cooper was a better fighter and not a wild flailing lunatic like Mike the mouse!!And then putting S,R,Leanord way back??At least a few more places higher!!Definatly Marvelous.H.as well.

March 7, 2009 at 6:45 pm
(142) ED says:

LENNOX LEWIS TOP 10
MARVIN HAGLER TOP 15
SONNY LISTON TOP 20
TYSON TOP 30

no place for MAYWEATHER AND DE LA HOYA BOXING BUSSINESSMEN…….HAHAHA

March 7, 2009 at 6:55 pm
(143) ED says:

GEORGE CHUVALO 93 FIGHTS NEVER KONCKED DOWN
greatest chin in the history of boxing

TEOFILIO STEVENSON – “What is one million dollars compared to the love of eight million Cubans?”
Some of the fighters on the list were great but list is missing some special ones.

March 30, 2009 at 6:22 pm
(144) "The Boxer." says:

F. Mayweather,C Monzon, P. Whitaker, L Holmes and R. Leonard do-not belong on this list. Salvador Sancez, Carmen Basilio Suar Ramos and Kid Chocolate should be on this list.

April 4, 2009 at 11:19 pm
(145) rex says:

MANNY PACQUIAO IS BETTER THAN ANY BODY! HE IS THE BEST!

May 3, 2009 at 10:47 am
(146) dangraye says:

how about that, pacman downs the hitman in just 2 rounds…”PACMAN THE GREATEST BOXER THAT EVER LIVED…”

May 4, 2009 at 5:06 am
(147) dangraye says:

FROM NOW ON, THIS LIST MUST BE CHANGED… YOU MAY NOW INCLUDE THE NAME “MANNY PACQUIAO” ON YOUR LIST…

May 4, 2009 at 10:37 am
(148) mak says:

Manny should be on the list now, and you guys should put “PACMAN” in the top 10.

no doubt, he beats morales, barrera, Marquez, dela hoya and Hatton.

don’t wait “PACMAN” beats Mayweather and Mosley because it will happen.

May 4, 2009 at 11:06 am
(149) lil.mark says:

THE GREATEST BOXER OF THE WORLD IS NONE OTHER DONE MANNY “PACMAN” PACQUIAO.

May 5, 2009 at 5:37 am
(150) adriel says:

oh come on, where the hell is manny pacquiao. he’s beating up pretty much everyone, mayweather’s next. he should definitely be in that list.

May 5, 2009 at 6:35 am
(151) pacman says:

what the hell manny pacquaio is not on the list.
he had beaten morales, barrera, and de la hoya. he even KO de la hoya.he’s been champion in 6 “DIFFERENT” weight divisions. THIS LIST IS INACCURATE!!

May 6, 2009 at 6:07 am
(152) GE says:

PACMAN SHOULD BE 1ST IN THE LIST

May 8, 2009 at 10:21 pm
(153) polo says:

Hi Guys… Just a thought. Why is “Pac-Man” Manny Pacquiao not included in the list? Here are some reasons why he should be the best ever.
1. There are three boxers included in your list whom he punished in the ring. Marco Antonio Barrera-rank 43, Eric Morales-rank 49 and the Golden Boy-rank 39. All these three boxers fall into pacman via KO.
2.Pacman won 6 titles in 6 weight classes more than Sugar Ray’s 5 title in five weight classes.
3. Pacman is the only four time “Lineal Champion” in boxing history after knocking out Ricky Hatton in 2 rounds.
4. Pacman started as a 106 lbs. kid and now fighting at 140 lbs and he beat the knock out the champ(Hatton) with ease.
5. Lastly, Pacman could have won 8 Titles in 8 weight calsses if he did not skip two weight divisions in his carrer.
Now think who’s the best there is all time?

May 9, 2009 at 2:21 am
(154) Alvin Martin says:

Where’s the PAC MAN?

May 9, 2009 at 11:22 pm
(155) EastPaw says:

The Pacman must be in the Top 10

May 14, 2009 at 11:29 am
(156) junie says:

pacman pacquiao is the best.he is the champion of all the champions beating hatton,dela hoya,diaz,morales,barrera,marquez etc.he will conquer all the weight classes b4 he retire even in the heavyweight division.lol.

May 20, 2009 at 11:05 pm
(157) willie says:

honourable mention to lennox lewis. he detroyed riddick bowe 5-0 for gold at olympics. bowe and tyson both ducked him in their prime. he defeated every man he has ever faced. in a world of a very watered down heavyweight divsion post tyson, he brought back excitement to the fight. he was truly the new brand of a bigger,stronger,faster heavyweight.its not unthinkable that he could have beaten any heavyweight who has ever lived.Ali once said “I was the greatest” then turned to lennox “now you are”.

May 25, 2009 at 7:16 am
(158) boxing fan says:

i was born on 1982, therefore i havent seen firsthand the greatness of a ceratin AARON PRYOR.. but still, one may then realize the list is a crap, based on the opinions of some who love underdeserving but pretty-hyped boxers like —>delahoya?…
where was a pryor???
conclusion- you cannot really put up a list of the greatests boxers.

June 10, 2009 at 12:45 am
(159) fukman says:

where is hatton yo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!? lol

June 12, 2009 at 4:33 am
(160) KNINE1 says:

MIKE WAS THE BEST EVER!!!!!! ALI COULDN’T GO TO THE CORNER LIKE HE DID ON EVERYONE ELSE AND JUST SIT AND TAKE PUNCHES FROM THEM UNTIL THEY TIRE THERESELF OUT. YOU CANT DO THAT AGAINST TYSON. YOU WOULD BE CRAZY TO DO THAT HE’LL BRAKE YOUR 4ARMS. ALI WOULD HAVE TO DANCE THE WHOLE FIGHT CAUSE ONE MISSTAKE COULD BE THE END. TYSON WAS JUST AS STONG IN HIS LEFT HAND AS HE WAS WITH HIS RIGHT. HIS COMBINATIONS WHERE CRAZY. YOU CANT BLOCK EVERYWHERE AND HE WILL FIND THAT OPENING. NOW I THINK ALI IS 2ND THEN SO ON BUT MAYWEATHER IS TOP 5.

June 28, 2009 at 1:47 pm
(161) habibullah says:

muhammad ali is the greatest of all the time.

June 28, 2009 at 2:25 pm
(162) habibullah says:

muhammad ali is the greatest of all the time ,sugar robinson is looking just like a jurk.

June 28, 2009 at 2:27 pm
(163) habibullah says:

muhammad ali is number one

June 28, 2009 at 3:43 pm
(164) muhammad says:

how could you compare such a wise man the greatest of all the time with others.he is the man who was talking the truth.

June 30, 2009 at 1:27 pm
(165) walkingkamasutra says:

stop quarreling over the best boxer of all time. theres one man and thats MANNY “PACMAN” PACQUIAO. stop raising pointless arguments.

July 1, 2009 at 5:06 am
(166) Mike Tyson says:

habibullah, you’re moron.

July 2, 2009 at 12:15 pm
(167) zach says:

the pac man should be higher on the list he won 6 titles in 6 weight classes he beat de la hoya hatton and marquez wheres carmon basillio

July 2, 2009 at 12:22 pm
(168) zach says:

tyson shouldnt be on this list at all sure he knocked guys out but they were all bums buster douglass a total nobody beat him he won against the bums cause he was so strong and dominant but once he got to a real fighter that wouldnt let tyson push him around he couldnt fight

July 2, 2009 at 12:33 pm
(169) zach says:

where is jose luis castillo he beat casamayor juan lazcano juilio diaz and stevie he was 67-9 with 49 kos come on hes in at least the top fifty

July 2, 2009 at 2:22 pm
(170) zach says:

i sc rewed up about jose luis castillo he beat stevie johnston

July 4, 2009 at 9:11 am
(171) spdolphs says:

What about Max Baer??? He was Heavyweight Champion in 1934, and defeated Max Schmeling in 1933. Funny that Mike Tyson is at the bottom of the list…lol

July 6, 2009 at 12:12 am
(172) charlemagne says:

manny pacquiao is the greatest

July 9, 2009 at 1:50 pm
(173) wrecking machine says:

Is ESPN writers on drugs! or are they racist?
Hello! manny pacquiao dominated the boxing world. Atleast this Era. he is the most exciting fighter out there. he beat just about everyone he fought.He accomplished more than most of the fighters on your top 50 list.
You guys suck!

July 10, 2009 at 4:13 am
(174) Francesco says:

Realizing this list is over 2 years old I will assume that is why Manny is not prominent on it since his dominance is only being appreciated now.

General comments:

Ali too high, great fighter and personality but I am not sure he is the 2nd greatest of all time. I would take Louis ahead of Ali.

Pep too high, again a great fighter, but his defensive legend probably gets him rated ahead of a few that perhaps he should not, e.g. Duran.

Hagler way too low, he fought everyone, only lost 3 fights with 2 draws, he avenged every 2 of the 3 losses (Watts and Monroe) and draws (Seales and Antoufermo). The 1 non-avenged loss is probably why he is being “punished” on this list.

Floyd Jr. too low, I do not like him either, but there is no argument on talent and results. I would like to see him fight the cream of the crop at 147.

Tunney too low, beat Greb at his prime 4 out of 5 fights. Perhaps he retired too early for top 10 consideration.

Arguello too low, the best I ever saw at 130. He was a bit past his prime when he fought Pryor. Also, Pryor’s “water” bottle helped.

Holmes too low, very underappreciated, great left jab. His personality left something to be desired but that should not effect him.

July 10, 2009 at 11:07 am
(175) Alvin says:

I think this is an honest attempt at an all time list. Although I think Sam Langford should be ranked higher since he was a Welterweight/Middleweight and fought the best Heavyweights on a regular basis and usually won. Also I have to agree with several comments on today’s fighters, have one champion per division before being considered as an all time great.

July 16, 2009 at 12:56 pm
(176) Joel says:

I think the undefeated Rock is the greatest of all time. maybe, Robinson should also be considered for no. one. i like his fighting style preety lot.

July 17, 2009 at 8:46 am
(177) rory says:

manny pacquiao should be on this list….

July 18, 2009 at 2:35 pm
(178) Edgar says:

I’d definitely leave out Rocky Marciano, who has completely undeserved fame. His opponents were either very young, or long past their best good fighters.

July 18, 2009 at 8:47 pm
(179) Max says:

Where is Rocky Balboa ? LOL

July 23, 2009 at 1:42 pm
(180) Bronco says:

Marvin Hagler was a monster of a boxer. Undefeated for years and years (during much of which ray leonard wouldn’t fight him, and didn’t til Hagler was past his prime and Leonard had stopped boxing regularly for years). The match with leonard was another case in the boxing world where points are not taken when they should’ve been (leonard was holding round after round). It should’ve been the difference in the final scorecards. leonard punked out for years. He should NOT be ranked that high, esp. not that much higher than Hagler. From the early 80′s on, boxing became very dubious to me.

July 23, 2009 at 10:27 pm
(181) Don says:

rocky marciano? come on, he defended his title 7 times, mostly against older men who almost beat him

July 28, 2009 at 12:15 am
(182) Nick says:

Really? Joe Frazier wasn’t a good enough fighter to be on the list? Am I missing something? He did beat Muhammad Ali. Tyson should be way higher and Frazier deserves a spot in the top 10

August 1, 2009 at 2:02 pm
(183) dave says:

really,arguello and monzon deserve a much higher ranking

August 11, 2009 at 10:37 pm
(184) heidi Ifft says:

billy conn should be in the top 50.

August 13, 2009 at 12:27 pm
(185) Kyle Bambury says:

Cant Decide Out Of Ali Marciano And Depending On How Mayweather Does Against Marquez

August 14, 2009 at 1:27 am
(186) nick says:

all i have to say is where is B-HOP? i know hes not the greatest but anyone who can defend their title for a decade is at least somewhere in my top 50

August 21, 2009 at 9:23 am
(187) ruskin says:

MANNY PACQUIAO SHOULD BE NO.1

August 26, 2009 at 10:45 pm
(188) B Zelley says:

If we are talking greatness, then it must be based on great achievements.

It begins and ends with HENRY ARMSTRONG

For p4p – After Robinson it could be Armstrong, Pep,
Barney Ross, Tony Canzoneri, Benny Leonard, Archie Moore,
Roberto Duran, Eder Jofre or Jimmy Wilde.

August 27, 2009 at 7:23 pm
(189) stephen says:

come on Joe Frazier deserves a top 5-10 rank as does “Iron” Mike.

September 2, 2009 at 8:49 pm
(190) Arnaldo Gomez says:

Manny Paquio is pound for pound for pound the best ever boxer. Have you seen his fights lately? Paying to watch his fights is so way worh it.

September 4, 2009 at 1:01 am
(191) joegomez says:

wat about the famous julio ceaser chavez

September 13, 2009 at 3:10 am
(192) gareth says:

interesting list, and those mentioned are all really good fighters. however was the great joe calzaghe??? an undefeated, undisputed champion, who beat fighters on this list. 46 fights, no losses, 32 ko’s i think is worthy of a mention. i would even go as far to say that he should probably be on the top half of the list. Guess you never get the recognition you deserve when your not draped in the stars and stripes though right???

September 18, 2009 at 1:16 am
(193) RAYMOND P MARTINEZ-JEL SINGAPORE says:

HEY! HEY! WHERE’S MY IDOL FROM PHILS MANNY PACMAN PACQUIAO?IT SHOULD BE IN THE LIST.SEE BARRERA,MORALES,DELA HOYA YOU CONSIDERED THEM BUT WHY PACMAN IS NOT THERE?THIS IS BIAS,NOT ACCURATE RATING!MANNY DOMINATED THE BOXING WORLD.THE WORLD KNOWS!!!

September 19, 2009 at 9:21 pm
(194) boxing lover says:

i think Dela hoya is rank to high. He could never close the big fight. Mayweather, hopkins, mosley and Roy jones should rank way higher.

September 22, 2009 at 12:55 am
(195) Deel Ochalla says:

FLoyd Mayweather JR.
Nobody will ever beat this guy
he is probly the best Defensive fighter
GOAT MAYWEATHER!!!!!!!!!!

September 22, 2009 at 8:40 pm
(196) Kike Magandy (Boricua) says:

Definitely research needs to be done. Where is Wilfredo “Bazooka”Gomez Record of 40 & 0 with 40 KO’s before he lost against Salvador Sanchez. World champion in 3 different weight categories, and longly called the “Mexican Assasin”. Also Wilfred Benitez the youngest fighter to win a world title (17 years old) for all the great of his weight category. For me Oscar de La Hoya is # 1 selling in Mega Fights Pay Per View, but he never won a important fight, should not be in the top 50, Roy Jones other than beating Hopkins early in his career (has ducked him ever since), has not beaten any big name (John Ruiz was a fiasco). Floyd Mayweather could be in the list if he is able to beat Paquiao or Cotto, he also does not shows any victory over a big name. Shane Mosley is another fighter that should be on this list.

September 22, 2009 at 9:25 pm
(197) The Sly says:

the definitive list:

1. Sugar Ray Robinson
2. Julio Cesar Chavez
3. Muhammad Ali
4. Sal Sanchez
5. Jake LaMotta

October 11, 2009 at 5:07 am
(198) akbar says:

why?why?why?
why is it that PACMAN is not included in the list?
PACMAN killed the careers of the 3 boxers included in the list. but why PACMAN is not included…

1. Oscar – KILLED
2. Barera – KILLED
3. Morales – KILLED
4.Floyd – SOON TO BE. (KILLED)

You should include PACMAN..
He is simply the best…
——-pound for pound———-

October 19, 2009 at 3:49 am
(199) Donie says:

Kike Magandy, I think you’re the one that needs to do some research. Mayweather has beaten: (notice the colon?) Diego Corrales (R.I.P), José Luis Castillo (twice), Arturo Gatti (R.I.P), Zab Judah, Carlos Baldomir, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Márquez…. notice any of these names? And has called out Mosley on several (3 actually) occasions. HBO payed for the fight to happen and even scheduled it and he backed out and pissed HBO off. These are all notable fighters, but don’t sit there and say Mayweather doesn’t belong on the list because he hasn’t beaten a big name and that some research needs to be done, Buddy. READ UP. :0)

October 25, 2009 at 3:57 pm
(200) BlackFury says:

This list is based on 4 I repeat 4 criteria – So who beat who is not the only thing that is looked upon — based on this Ali is the greatest NOT only for his Boxing skills but what else he brought NOT only to sports but to Sports in General and the fight against Racism in the U.S. He stood up to a Nation and won. But lets talk boxing I am glad to see a few on here actually talk boxing facts and not fan boys .. see next post

October 25, 2009 at 4:34 pm
(201) BlackFury says:

174 Francesco has knowledge – even though I disagree with the Ali Statement he is on point – I agree at this point Pacman deserves to be on the list but the greatest of all time – I don’t think so – the only reason Rocky is on this list is the fear of being shot if they didn’t add him – Larry Holmes based on Boxing skill needs to be higher – All those people who are dissing Floyd Mayweather are not boxing fans — go to a UFC thread plz – His Defense is Ungodly – I mean seriously have u actually tried to box?? His defense alone garners him on the list – And Poor Marvin Hagler never getting the respect he deserves – this man is a monster he may not be #1 but he is sure ahead of Leonard – Two last things — in my post above I meant to say What Ali did not only for Boxing but sports in general and LOL to the Water Bottle Comment on Aaron Pryor — sorry one other u are right about Gomez too — but lists like this people will always be left out and some not so deserving (Rocky) do make it.

Regardless I am Glad for this list as it brings back Fond memories when Boxing was exciting in many Divisions Hearing the names again made me call up my best friend and start talking about the fights we grew up on Ron Lyle vs Foreman – Macho vs Boom Boom — right now I dont care who is the best I just want Boxing back to where it used to be.

October 29, 2009 at 4:30 am
(202) Francesco says:

BlackFury:

Wasn’t Foreman-Lyle just a great fight, 2 monster punchers, both at a cross roads with equal desperation. And Hagler-Hearns, both at their near peaks fighting for what would make the winner a top 20 of all time.

Marciano is difficult for me to judge. He beat everyone put in front of him, albeit most were past their prime.

But if Marciano did not retire he would have probably been undefeated for a few more years. IMHO I do not believe there was any heavyweight around in 1956-1960 he would have beaten him.

Patterson, Machen, Folley, Jackson, Johanson, Harris, Williams, et al clearly were not in his class. Liston was still a work in progress and I am not sure Liston had the stamina or desire for a war with Marciano.

But chissa (who knows).

November 2, 2009 at 1:01 pm
(203) lee moore says:

how can jack dempsey be so high was overrated tuney should be way higher than him thinkn pac should be there near the end like and joe calzaghe think too many heavys are there ali is too high great fighter but p4p all time so high i dont think so hearns lenard and hagler p4p if they were same weight height i dont know who would win and rocky marciano should be top heavy there has he never lost and beat better fihgters than ali moore charles louis v alis liston fraizer foreman even if the rocks were aged ali lost 5 times rocky none k,o per cent 85 per cent

November 7, 2009 at 7:24 am
(204) Sanjeev Mutreja says:

Max Schmeling is a glaring omission in the list of boxing greats.

November 9, 2009 at 9:56 am
(205) Waqas says:

Muhammad Ali not just a greatest but a double greatest of all times. Nobody can be like him and after that i would suggest Mike Tyson, an unleashed animal. In the end, Oscar De La Hoya is one of my favorite fighter.
Thanks. Ali Boma Ye

November 14, 2009 at 3:27 pm
(206) Huarang says:

And P.R. fighters ? Wilfredo Gomez (17) defends by KO,who finished his carrer with a great record of 44-3-1-42 ko, King of the KO, Felix “Tito” Trinidad who beat (2) fighters on this list De La Hoya and Whitaker, (3) time world champion and one of the most exiting fighters in the (90′),Wilfredo Benitez the youngest champion ever (17) years old and (3) time world champion in (3) divisions…

November 15, 2009 at 8:46 am
(207) kid maning says:

ITS BETTER TO CHANGE THIS TOPIC….. PACMAN STRIKES AGAIN… ITS TIME TO INCLUDE MANNY PACQIUAO IN THE LIST DUDE!!! PUT HIM ON THE TOP…

November 15, 2009 at 4:29 pm
(208) Maria says:

Being that De La Hoya is on the list…where’s Jose “Chegui” Torres and Felix Trinidad?

November 16, 2009 at 1:53 pm
(209) HUGH says:

the number one boxer should be changed now to manny “the pac-man” pacquiao! he won 7 titles in 5 different weight divisions.

November 16, 2009 at 3:30 pm
(210) Al says:

1. Mayweather
2. Paquiao
3. Anderson Silva
4. Doesn’t matter about the rest

November 16, 2009 at 7:45 pm
(211) elbroker00 says:

Rocky Marciano never lost ..end of story…

November 17, 2009 at 2:00 pm
(212) keith says:

YOU FOOLS. HERE’S THE CORRECT LIST:

1.Manny Pacquiao
2. Floyd Mayweather jr.
3. Juan Manuel Marquez
4. Joe Calzaghe
5. Miguel Cotto

November 17, 2009 at 11:12 pm
(213) Luis says:

Where is Manny Pacquiao

November 19, 2009 at 2:46 pm
(214) shieldwolf says:

Yeah! It should be Manny Pacquaio the THE GREATEST BOXER OF ALL TIME.

November 19, 2009 at 3:12 pm
(215) shieldwolf says:

Seven titles in seven different divisions. Manny Pacquiao
is the best fighter in the world.

November 22, 2009 at 6:15 am
(216) jun nicolas says:

Pacquiao should definitely be in the top ten by now, he has definitely outshined any of the things those guys ever did on their careers. i just have watched fights between great fighters on the net, and the fight that equals the Pacquiao Cotto fight is the Thrilla in Manila, Rumble in the Jungle and the Hearns Hagler fight. All others would be simply a bore to watch between 2 mismatched opponents.

November 22, 2009 at 6:18 am
(217) jun nicolas says:

Manny Pacquiao has sent many opponents to retirement or long vacations, who has Mayweather put away who did not make a good comeback. Fact is most of them wanted to fight him again. I don’t hear Hatton wanting to fight Pacquiao again or the great Oscar of Miguel. They know they had face their maker.

November 24, 2009 at 4:08 am
(218) Cassius Clay feet says:

I couldn’t agree more with people saying Ali should not be in the list. He may be in the top 30 greatest heavyweights of all time(about 25), but no way was he the greatest or even near it….the same for boring Lennox Lewis…

November 30, 2009 at 1:09 am
(219) Tristan Cruz says:

List like these will always ask for never ending arguments.. There is no standard metrics on how can we evaluate their legacies. Moreso, boxing is sport where being objective is a far cry from reality.

Ring list differ from ESPN which also differ from Bert Sugar’s list which also differ from Cox’s list which differ from Boxrec list which will differ from anyone else for that matter.

Joe Louis & Muhhamad Ali are ranked so high i feel they should be somewhere from 8th-10th only. Jofre is ranked so low he deserve w/in the top 20. Duran should be a top-5. Joe Gans, Sugar Ray Leonard, Harry Greb & Rocky Marciano are ranked so high in the 2007 list. Why is Roy Jone Jr. & B-Hop in the top-50, they’re more of 60-75 guys. Alexis at #42,
is this a typo error, it’nt he a 24th type of boxer?
and lastly where is Manny Pacquiao..
anyways.. thanks for the list.. it’s always a tough work.

November 30, 2009 at 5:25 pm
(220) C4rl says:

tbh joe calzaghe should be in it

December 1, 2009 at 10:23 am
(221) jan2 Resuma says:

for me, as of this moment, sugar ray robinson should not be in the number 1 spot.. yeah i haven’t seen him fight, i dont know whom he has floored, oooppppsss (im talking about the big guys in boxing, like the ones who has really big names..
so for me, i would put him in the number 2 spot..
in the number 1, i would prefer to the boxer who have won 7 world tittles in 7 weight devisions, the one who was chosen as the lineal champion, the one who changed the world, the one who have won world tittles every single fight in every step of the boxing weightclass (maybe 4 different weihgts, AS A CHALLENGER), beating nothing but the very very big names in this sport called boxing. and finally, the one who was just a poor kid & a skinny FLYWEIGHT who goes up to the welterweight…
maybe you already know who he is,, never to worry if you dont, kindly just ask a 3 year old kid…

December 2, 2009 at 9:01 pm
(222) Chad says:

to answer your question i think rockys at 14 because black fighters really never got a chance in his time so the big thing was who he fought.

December 7, 2009 at 5:43 am
(223) blade says:

JOE CALZAGHIE
BEST FIGHTER IN HISTORY *BY FAR*

December 7, 2009 at 7:35 am
(224) BLADE says:

Look I really know the best fighters in history I AM RIGHT

Myself 1st , then..

Joe Calzaghie
Ray Robinson
Cassius Clay , (Maddamid Ally)
Joe Louis
James Toney
Bernard Hopkins
Larry Holmes
Floyd Mayweather jn (maybe the 4th best in future)
Roy Jones jn
Marvin Hagler
Mike McCallum (smartest boxer ever…)
Rocky Marciano
Julio Cesar Chavez
Ray Leonard
Felix Trinidad
Marc A Barrera
Mike Tyson, (no one would have beat him
ever in his 1st 2 years as champein except me … )
Nigel Benn (The Dark Defence)
Evander Holyfield

This is the proper list ……………BUT ,
verdict- Mike McCallum could have been by far the best fighter in history with me training and managing him
the most accurate and no waste energy fighter of ALL time
Ian Braden telling you all this, I now everything , anyone who is reading this who understands quality will ask me for my skills in judgement and general greatness …

December 8, 2009 at 1:03 pm
(225) kathy says:

The Brown Bomber was the greatest…and where is Rocky Graziano?

December 18, 2009 at 1:29 am
(226) pauly says:

what aboutkostya tszyu pound for pound he was one helloffa fighter not the best but i think he deserves a place in the top 20

December 23, 2009 at 7:41 am
(227) rick says:

Monzon at number 45? He belongs in the top twenty.A top three middleweight of all time.

December 27, 2009 at 2:02 am
(228) Alex says:

Muhamid ali jack dempsy joe louis and maby armstrong were all the greatest boxers.

December 31, 2009 at 7:00 pm
(229) Juanse says:

I view all boxers GOOD to be pro. Some of ‘em don’t even get to pro. Sugar Ray Robinson was much more stylish than leonard. Though he died young great person and boxer. Muhammed Ali, I would say is better but P4P Rnk. doesn’t say that does it?

January 3, 2010 at 5:21 am
(230) d truth says:

i think sugar cream coffee is d best

January 19, 2010 at 6:29 am
(231) Krakpot Juspy says:

this one is for balde blade Maddamid Ally

Joe is respectable boxer , good on home turf.

What about hagler minter.

Have you seen Prince hamed – Kelly away from home

February 1, 2010 at 12:31 am
(232) Ramon says:

i cant believe u idiot ban wagon riders, this doped up, wats hot right now boxer manny pacaman should not be considered the best boxer ever, I will give him top 25 what a smack in the face to boxing to ever say hes #1. And if hes 25, Mayweather who has never been knocked down let alone knocked out is horrribly disrespected at 48, should b top 10

February 4, 2010 at 3:49 pm
(233) Tony S says:

Sugar Ray, was great, but there is only ONE the greatest Muhammed Ali (pre-jail sentence).
As for Rocky Marciano, i would’nt even place him 14th, he fought in an era full of nobody’s so much so that they had to bring an ancient Joe Louis out of retirement to create some interest. He would,nt have lasted 2 rounds with Ali or Tyson even in their prime.

February 21, 2010 at 1:24 pm
(234) lawrence says:

ALI & ELVIS: THE GREATEST & THE KING (THE REMIX)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulzWpAQE0NM

February 27, 2010 at 10:56 am
(235) Chief says:

First of all, if you read the article then you would know this was not a p4p list! If it were then obviously the Heavyweights would be on a completely separate list (Top 50 Heavys and Top 50 p4p) This was a Greatest boxers (fighters) list from any era. Therefore everything is up for consideration and based on certain criteria (record, championships won, competition, dominance in the era they fought in, how they fought, at what point in their career did they lose, etc. etc.)

Second the list was made in 2007 so stop crying about why Manny P isn’t on the list. Plus I’ll be the first to point out that Manny didn’t beat Barrera, Morales, or De La Hoya at the best of their careers. by 2003 all three of these guys had seen better days. And when he knocked out Cotto and Hatton it’s fair to say that both of them never recovered from their knockout losses.

Mayweather should not even be on this list now in 2010 because he’s chosen not to fight the best 135lbs, 140lbs, and 147lbs when he was in those divisions and has instead handpicked opponents until he got the big money fight with De la Hoya. He’ll deserve to be on the list if from here on out he fights and beats the best for the next 5 years

March 13, 2010 at 4:56 pm
(236) Buddy Lewis says:

I would place Joe Louis at number 2. He fought all comers, held the title for almost 12 years (4 of which he was in the service) and defended it 25 times, mostly by kayo. He was the best finisher of all time and one of the greatest punchers, with both hands.

Muhammad Ali, though an excellent boxer, is overrated. He gave a number of unimpressive performances and his technique had several flaws. He should be in the middle of the top 20.

March 25, 2010 at 3:52 am
(237) jeff says:

sugar ray rbinsons real last name was smith

March 29, 2010 at 11:45 am
(238) Ralph says:

Manny Pacquiao didn’t beat Barrera,Morales and Delahoya? Pacquiao didn’t beat them because he floored and massacre them. Manny pacquiao all the way…

March 29, 2010 at 12:08 pm
(239) Ran says:

Pacquiao should be in the Top 10 now.

April 18, 2010 at 3:52 pm
(240) ESPN Doesn't Know Boxing says:

Why the hell is Tyson at 50!?!? He should be in the top 10.

April 27, 2010 at 5:19 pm
(241) George B. says:

Sugar Ray Robinson was the finest pound for pound
boxer/fighter that ever drew breath.
Rocky Marciano and Joe Louis were the other two greats.
I don’t buy into the Ali legend, both Rocky and Joe would have slaughtered him in their prime. He wouldn’t have stopped Marciano and as Joe Louis famously said
“You can run, but you can’t hide”
Here endeth the first lesson!!

May 3, 2010 at 6:46 pm
(242) Miguel Hita says:

Name one fighter with more talent that Roy jones had in his Prime? Roy Jones is the Greatest P4P fighter ever!!!Old school fighters don’t compare to new school

May 13, 2010 at 2:08 am
(243) aaron says:

first off miguel (yea u up there) old skool fights make the bar for all of boxing and second jones is a joke compared to some of the early light heavyweights like ezzard charles and archie moore. those guys would of stomped the s**t out of jones. and for all of u ali lovers, ali is really overrated. he really wasn’t that good after the 3rd frazier-ali fight. he was washed up, that’s y spinks beat him. and i don’t agree with u guys who said holyfield. he was good, for his time maybe, but for all time he is just another fighter. futhermore, tyson should not even be on the top 200. tyson was a sh**ty fighter. he got beat by buster douglas, who was never really a great fighter, which marked the end of the tyson reign. i believe starting from heavyweight and moving down, it would go joe louis and marciano tied, then archie moore, then robinson, then henry armstrong, then willie pep. those fighters were the ultimate at their weight levels.

May 23, 2010 at 3:18 am
(244) gayboxersofalltime says:

nah… I don’t agree with the list.. pacman should be there somehow.. and Tyson should not be on the #50 he deserves to be on the top10 atleast. stupid author.. hope this is his last list that he will ever make.

May 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm
(245) tonyg says:

Come on people, does anyone know anything about boxing? Let’s not let sentiment or hype factor into the true ratings. While Ali was great for the sport he is the most overrated fighter on this planet, look at thepeople he lost to! He lost to Spinks (SPINKS)!!!he lost to anone who came straightr at him, he lost all three fights to Ken Norton but, the crooked judges gave him two fights, research they had boxers in the audience judging the 2nd fight and unanimously the boxers gave Norton the fight but of course the crooked judging went to Ali. Ali could not break an egg he had to hit someone 200 times to hurt him.How about the fix againts Jimmy Young or even better Sonny Liston? Liston would have beat him like an owner beats their dog, what a joke Liston had to go down he owed to much money to the mob and the mob bet on Ali 8to 1 odds Liston could do nothing but lose or he was dead.If Ali kept his mouth shut he would have had at least 5 or 6 more loses, he was one of the best marketing tools ever.I would rate him arounf 10 to 15 of Heavyweights of all time never mind all time greats.For all you pretend knowledgeable boxing fans how about the stunt Dundee pulled againts henry Cooper? When Ali was knocked out in the ring had to be carried back to his corner and Dundee sliced his glove to give Ali time to recover they had to get another replacement glove and then he stopped Cooper on cuts, I can go on and on but there is no need because people believe the hype of ALI as I mentioned a great marketing tool. And for the person that mentioned Marciano beating and old Archie Moore well guess what Ali as Cassius Clay just barely beat Moore 10 years after marciano knocked him out Cus Demato laughed at Ali and called him a bum he said he could beat him even at his age.I can name a quick 5 guys that would beat him and continue but let’s go with the 5
Marciano, Joe Lewis, Mike Tyson, Evander Holtfield, Lennox Lewis and on and on.Let;s be truly objective and not be blinded by the hype.

May 24, 2010 at 5:14 pm
(246) Brien says:

why isnt joe calzaghe he was 46-0 and he doesnt get a mention. he beat roy jones jnr and bernard hopkins.

May 25, 2010 at 9:23 am
(247) daniel says:

hhmmm,all of these doesn’t matter. the question is “who is the gayest boxer?” and that? definitely floyd mayweather jr. why? he can”t even accept pacquiao’s challenge. that’s it!

May 29, 2010 at 11:30 am
(248) shieldwolf says:

Ali is only 1 division champion compare to manny pacquiao, he won 7 world title in 7 different weight divisions and the only boxer to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. Pacman has the FIRST and ONLY..

May 29, 2010 at 11:49 am
(249) Mao says:

Manny should be on the 1st or 2nd place.

June 28, 2010 at 2:21 pm
(250) tUKULITO sAKAYAMA says:

Monzon ranks 45? Jose Napoles and Griffith higher than him? Wow!

September 1, 2010 at 1:56 pm
(251) Mickey Lofton says:

Man, ya people are sick. How can ya sit here and say Sugar Ray Robinson is the best Boxer? Muhammad Ali made boxing a sport to be recond with in his time. Yeah, he retired so many times; so what. Big deal. But everytime he came back from retirement he regain the title by beating the champion.

September 1, 2010 at 2:01 pm
(252) Mickey says:

And another thing, Joe Frazier should be at the top because of the things he had to go thru in his life. Now, really my opinion:

1. Muhammad Ali
2. Sugar Ray
3. Joe Frazier
4. Oscar Del a Hoya
5. Sonny Liston
And so on.

September 12, 2010 at 9:47 pm
(253) k-rob says:

Man this poll is completely bogus and unrealistic. Having Tyson all the way back at 50 is just being bias. The poll supposedly is based on the following:
“In-ring Performance
Achievements
Dominance
Mainstream Appeal”

There is NO-WAY, that there were ever 20 boxers that did that better than Mike. Granted the guy is a thug and has mental problems, but one of the most dominant boxers of all time in his prime. And nobody had the main stream appeal that could draw a crowd like Mike! According to the criteria Mike should easily be top 20 if not top 15.

September 15, 2010 at 10:25 pm
(254) R says:

Manny Pacquiao is now the greatest boxer in the history…

November 14, 2010 at 2:41 am
(255) turthfuledge says:

PACQUIAO BEATS UP MARGARITO ALL NIGHT, CAPTURES 8TH TITLE IN 8TH DIVISION..SO, therefore HE MUST BE NO.1…Enough said…

November 14, 2010 at 4:29 am
(256) tobspasaway07 says:

manny is my kababayan .. PInoy pride.. and i think in his status right now … i think.. in my fair assesment should atleast rank in the top 15-25
of 50 greatest boxer of all
capturing Title in 8 diffirent division is not an easy task..

November 14, 2010 at 5:06 am
(257) Shogun says:

Manny Pacquiao is the greatest boxer of all time for winning the unprecedented 8th division. Please update the list.

November 14, 2010 at 7:41 pm
(258) johnrick07 says:

“pacman” is indeed the greatest boxer of all time…8 world titles in 8 different divisions…

November 14, 2010 at 11:40 pm
(259) Hey Jude says:

8 WORLD TITLES 8! not 4 not 5 not 6, or 7 but 8 EEIIIIGGGGGGHHHTTTTT!!!!!!! IN EIGHT DIVISIONS! EIGHT, EIGHT, 8, EIGHT. NO FIGHTER HAS EVER DONE THAT BUT MANNY PACQUIAO. I DONT CARE IF YOU DON’T PUT HIM ON THIS LIST BECAUSE HE’S BIGGER THAN THIS LIST. HE’S BEEN WHUPPING ASSES OF GREAT FIGHTERS IN THEIR PRIME,EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT. OH’ AND A FLOYD GAYWEATHER YOU’LL NEVER GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS 1 0F THE GREATEST UNTIL YOU FIGHT PACMAN, IT’S EITHER THAT OR YOU RETIRE BECAUSE YOUR ALL TALK AND NO SHOW!

November 18, 2010 at 4:25 pm
(260) Boxing Fan says:

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is the number 1, he has GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS now in his boxing career.. He definitely deserves to be in the list..no doubt about it! For me he is NUMBER ONE!

November 26, 2010 at 2:25 am
(261) Chris says:

Pacquiao is the greatest boxer of all time, period , 8 world titles in different weight class… even sugar ray robinson can’t do that ….

December 17, 2010 at 6:34 am
(262) Jim A. Lassu says:

This is for Elias Luna. I know the second sugar-Leonard too and although he was very, very good he would have lost to Robinson every time. Leonard studied, learned & copied Mohammad Ali’s style and I admit he was very successful at it in his carrier but, Sugar Ray Robinson was a NATURAL. He didn’t copy anyone. You should get a hold of some of his fights on a video and you’ll realize there were non better than him in his prime. I also loved my hero Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay), not only for his boxing ability, his style, his intellect but, also because of his humanity and courage, who fought for what he believed in against all odds & that my friend is what real men are made of.

December 18, 2010 at 8:27 pm
(263) corey says:

really mike tyson #50…he’s top 5 hands down!

December 22, 2010 at 10:11 pm
(264) Joe Rivera says:

I have to agree,,,only one SUGER RAY….and that is

Mr ROBINSON !

December 28, 2010 at 2:13 pm
(265) BoxOrdiE says:

Pacquiao #1? Please man, he should be #1 but this list “List of most protected boxers of all time” Pacroids please fight the best in their prime not 40 year old Mosley!!!…. And about Trinidad being better than De la HOya man come on there is a reason why he is not on this list. De la HOya outboxed him. Ppl need to study boxing b4 they comment..

January 18, 2011 at 11:50 am
(266) Bash says:

Cannot believe how low Hagler is on the stupid list.

January 25, 2011 at 8:12 am
(267) jeffrey says:

In boxing no one can do the same inside the ring like manny pacquiao. people were amaze about the blaze and fast move of manny. for all boxers being on the top 50 greatest of all time were not on the same performance of manny pacquiao. when manny is on the ring people were enjoyed and really amazed.

April 2, 2011 at 11:52 pm
(268) king mario of imus says:

Manny Pacman Paqiuuao is the one and only boxer can execute a brilliant moves,speed and power, His skills will shock the world, His stamina is excellent and he is a perfect fighter with both hands and foots are amazing,He is sending by God with extra ordinary power.

April 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm
(269) kevin says:

The man who beats Mayweather should be called the greatest.

May 7, 2011 at 6:55 am
(270) Ran says:

@BoxOrdiE- And and who do you think should fight Pacquaio? Floyd Mayweather? He cant even step up to the ring until now against the Pacman. PBF has too many alibis. At least,Mosley is willing to prove that he is still the best.

May 10, 2011 at 8:04 pm
(271) Mario says:

Tyson number 50? Tyson’s technique, power, and speed(in the heavyweight division) were like no other. He surely should be in the Top ten. He had a great record he lost most of his bouts after prison only one before to Buster Douglas which should have been a win but, the referee pulled a very slow count which cost him the win that night.

May 12, 2011 at 5:52 am
(272) bobbyloops says:

the fact that TYSON is number 50 shows that the creator of this list knows absolutely nothing about boxing. i dont see anybody in that list that could have beat tyson when he was at his best before he went to prison. even after he came out of prison, he was still at least top 5. if not that, then top 10. he should be number 2 behind muhammed ali, even tho i think tyson would have knocked him out too. Tyson is the greatest of all time..

May 13, 2011 at 2:57 am
(273) King Mario of Imus says:

Open your eyes, wide open and witness the reality of boxing at new era , Only the one and only Manny Pacman Paquioa stand 5’6′ who ruled the world of boxing for today, He is a magnificient warrior with incredible speed,power and footwork, His skills is just like the late Bruce Lee , He is amazing,phenomenal and his ultimate power came from God,
manny has so many unbelievers to his achievement but peoples believed his special talent gifted from God because of his wonderful behavior to all mankind, and a until now he is fighting for the poverty to his nation Philippines.

May 14, 2011 at 3:58 am
(274) Moises Cruz says:

ARE YOU ALL NUMBNUTS BLIND????????? DO YOU KNOW WHO MANNY PACQUIAO IS? DO WATCH BOXING LATELY? WHY IS THAT MANNY IS NOT IN YOUR GOD FORSAKEN LIST? MANNY WILL ALWAYS BE THE GREATEST EVER BOXER IN THIS WORLD! I GUESS YOU BETTER GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT AND STOP BEING A RACIST! AND LASTLY ACCEPT THAT HARD BITTER REALITY THAT THE GREATEST EVER BOXER WHO EVER LIVE IS NOT A AMERICAN BUT A PINOY!!! YOU FEEL ME?

May 24, 2011 at 6:21 pm
(275) toto says:

I think Salvador Snachez must be in this list, above JC Chavez, and I am a Chavez fan, but Salvador was better.
Larry Holmes said than Slavador was the best boxer he saw in his life, and I think he knows about boxing.

May 30, 2011 at 3:43 pm
(276) HOWARD C says:

someone once said and i quote there was a comparison between sugar ray lenoard and sugar ray robinson believe me theres no comparison sugar ray robinson was the greatest.
_SUGAR RAY LENOARD_

Also i quote The KING, TheMASTER, My IDOL.
_ MUHAMMAD ALI_

Robinson’s Record 200 fights wins 173 wins by k.o 108
draws 6 losses 19 2 no contests.

I rest my case i only wished he was arround today what a LEGEND.

June 13, 2011 at 3:51 am
(277) Mike Rogers says:

Who ever that says Mike Tyson is number 50 on this list , in the field of boxing federation knows nothing, but i will say let it be for giving him such under statement. “Ion Mike” you’re number one and the most entertaining boxer ever in the history of boxing fight.

June 25, 2011 at 7:32 am
(278) Michael Larko says:

Are you kidding me…What James J. Braddock in not in the top ten…R u kidding me….

June 29, 2011 at 4:39 am
(279) DB says:

Think everyone is forgetting De la Hoya – champ over SIX (yes six) weights!?

July 5, 2011 at 11:54 pm
(280) Will Smith says:

For me by far number 1 has to and will always be Ali. Greatest of all time by far. Sure he liked to talk (alot) but he always preformed in the ring.

July 7, 2011 at 8:20 pm
(281) Blake S. says:

Duran should be #2 he could have retired at lightweight with a record of 29 & 0 after cleaning out and dominating that division, or he could have stayed there and dominated it for another 10 years. Instead he did what a real champ does and went and fought the best freakin guys in the world at a higher weight because they couldn’t (or wouldn’t) go down to fight him. He lost a couple, even in his prime, but he’s the best lightweight ever (well, maybe Pac Man could beat him, maybe) and he never shied away from a fight no matter what.

Also, I wish people would stop talkin smack on Sugar Ray Leonard. He’s not quite as good as Robinson but it is just a nickname folks geez. If Willie Mays had called himself the Bambino that would not negate his excellence. And Leonard beat 3 guys on this list. I don’t see all that many fighters on here that beat 3 others on the list.

August 23, 2011 at 8:31 am
(282) Iron bryms says:

Well said ROGERS. Iron Mike is the best boxer of all time. The youngest heavyweight champion ever, open your ears guys EVER !!! 20 years old !!! He is the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold and only heavyweight to individually unify the WBA, WBC and IBF tittles. And you dare put him 50. His combination of SPEED POWER boxing style was just massive. Unfortunately his career finished too early because of his personnal life. But in his prime no one on this planet “before him or after him” would beat him. His the greatest fighter ever !!

August 31, 2011 at 4:57 pm
(283) lj93 says:

mike tyson should be number one on the list most fighters could not last one round with him

September 1, 2011 at 6:28 pm
(284) knowledge says:

Why is Duran ranked so high? He was beat twice by Ray Leonard. So badly was he out boxed in their second fight Duran was embarrased and quit. Thats why he is known more for the no mas – because HE is a quitter! The best knock out I’ve ever seen is Thomas Hearns knock out of Duran. Duran should admit he was actually scared of the Hitman. If you view that fight Duran was completely overmatched. Hearns said he would knock him out in the 2nd round and his prediction came true. Acutally he knocked Duran down twice in the first round. Duran was not a boxer he was a brawler. Duran was no match for Hearns, Leornard (last two fights) and Hagler.

September 1, 2011 at 6:30 pm
(285) knowledge says:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DvPFKii9-A

Herns vs Duran – look at the video and tell me Duran deserves to be ranked in the top 10 of all time?

September 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm
(286) mike76` says:

If this isnt pound for pound no one could mess with mike tyson in his prime, if you base it before the downturn he has to be in the top ten

October 13, 2011 at 3:08 am
(287) sandeep oberoi says:

Only Tyson.He is Best Ever.

October 24, 2011 at 5:26 am
(288) triskelion says:

MANNY “PACMAN” PACQUIAO :)

October 29, 2011 at 6:05 pm
(289) Mario gutierrez says:

Muhammad Ali, was the all time best in my opinion,sugar ray #2,and joe louis#3,but I just know if salvador sanchez wouldve gotten killed at the age of 23 as he was the best pound per pound of his time,fighting nothing but present or future world champions,for 15 rounds,salvadorsanchez wouldve been #1,he moved just like bruce lee,salvador sanchezwas a real badass in boxing,but dont take my word for it,check out all his championship fights,and enjoy a complete display of boxing skills

October 31, 2011 at 11:19 am
(290) Ben says:

I think one of the greatest boxers of all time, if not the best was left out of your list. Gene Tunney. He beat Jack Dempsey twice . Why is Jack listed ahead of him? Your choice of Mohaamed Ali is a joke. He fough mediocre fighters. He was even knocked down by an amatuer in one of his fights.
His fight with Joe frazier which many sportswriters rate as one of the greatest of all time is a joke. Frazier was destroyed by George Foreman, so how great was Frazier?
Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano were greats who should be lister far above Ali. I really can’t understand thelove for Ali who fought in a time of punks not hungy fighters as in the old days. Give me a break.

November 6, 2011 at 11:44 am
(291) Dave says:

While I understand why he was omitted from the list (dying at age 23), certainly an honorable mention nod should go to Mexican featherweight champ Salvador Sanchez. Great fighter.

November 13, 2011 at 6:56 pm
(292) Sam says:

When I was a kid I could only name one boxer, Mohammed Ali. It wasn’t until I grew up a little and became afan of boxing that I started recognising the other boxing starts and yet I still consider him the best boxer of all time.

December 1, 2011 at 4:01 pm
(293) kenlee says:

Pound for Pound the best fighter I ever saw was Marvin Hagler-he deserved the title Marvelous-fought ever top contender(& there was a lot of good middleweights then!)-then he was robbed going into Ray Leonard’s back yard&judges-what his corner yell at him every round-30seconds ray-threw all those pitypat punches to win rounds-it was a disgrace.Hagler kept telling him to fight him -no no was leonards reply-NOWAY SHOULD LEONARD BE AHEAD OF HIM AS BEST POUND FOR POUND. I STILL REMEMER HIS LAST COUPLE OF FIGHTS -GETTING HIS ASS WHIPPED. I THINK A GARBAGE MAN PUT HIM DOWN! Mr. Hagler retired at the top of his game-& not too many fighters can say that and/or do it!

December 1, 2011 at 4:05 pm
(294) kenlee says:

Kukos to the Joey Archer fan-hit the nail on the head!

December 1, 2011 at 11:23 pm
(295) adrian says:

carlos monzon and victor emilio galindez, the greatest boxer argentine

December 11, 2011 at 12:54 pm
(296) Tom says:

Mike Tyson should be way higher, Mike Tyson in his prime is the greatest fighter of all time. I know mentally he seemed out of place for parts of his career but in terms raw aggression but his situations outside the ring were very difficult and should be remembered for his triumphs not his downfalls in his career.

He should be number 1 on this list.

December 13, 2011 at 2:17 am
(297) frankie says:

You can not compair todays fighters with people like sugar ray henry armstrong and willie pep men these days just aint made of the same stuff. What fighter this day and age could handle fighting 2 n 3 times a month for long periods of time. These men are the true greats of the sport and the only people that deserve the title GOAT!!

April 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm
(298) Joshua B. Lilly says:

All these lists are mostly opinion, of course, but I find the complete lack of Bob Fitzsimmons to be downright laughable. Not only should he be on the list, I think he’s at the least tied for top all-time P4P; at the least, I think he’s in the top 5. He did everything the great Sugar Ray Robinson did, but with one impressive addition: HEAVYWEIGHTS. SRR never fought a heavyweight in his life, that I know of, where as Fitz fought and beat almost all of them (and was destroying possibly the best pure heavyweight ever, Jim Jeffries, before getting KO’d by the much, much bigger man).

But I definitely have no argument against SRR being on top. I just think Fitzsimmons should be real, real close to him, at the very least. Personally, I’d have Greb and Langford higher (at least Langford is in the top 10), but I’m glad they’re at least high in the list.

Speaking of which, Jim Jeffries isn’t on the list, either. He was possibly the best heavyweight of all time, him or Ali. He was almost certainly better than the (VERY GREAT) Jack Johnson in his prime; certainly, not by much (no heavyweight has ever been MUCH better than Johnson!), but probably better.

June 5, 2012 at 1:28 am
(299) Crizz says:

Is all about alli,and Sugar Ray Robinson

July 14, 2012 at 12:46 am
(300) ERIC says:

you all have no clue what you are talking about ray robinson is the man than ali than jack dempsey in the 70s and 80s had better guys than pacman and floyd guys like larry holmes ken norton who broke ali jaw earnie shavers evander holyfield who had more heart than anybody ray leonard one of the best ever thomas hearns marvin hagler aaron pryor even if he had cheat alexis arguello may have been better if he had ever moved his head pernell whitaker hector camacho one of the faster guys of all time billy conn almost beat the great joe louis who if you said was the best you could be wright its just so hard to say one thats why know one will ever get it right and for you who said tyson you are not even going to count his best days was over in 89 he got wins over guys like pinklon thomas james smith lou savarese never could deal with a guy with a jab thats why he got ko by lewis and douglas the guy is a never was

July 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm
(301) mad mick says:

ur good but rem jack johnstone and story i read the 1 suger say said there was a better boxer than him same time but truth can,t rem name but suger ray robertson did say that tyson no chnce even in his prime Alli Forman and Young HOLMES NEARLY got record of Rock 45 I THINK ? NOT EVEN STARTED YET BOXING FANS

July 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm
(302) mad mick says:

ur good but rem jack johnstone and story i read the 1 suger say said there was a better boxer than him same time but truth can,t rem name but suger ray robertson did say that tyson no chnce even in his prime Alli Forman and Young HOLMES NEARLY got record of Rock 45 I THINK ? NOT EVEN STARTED YET BOXING FANS

July 25, 2012 at 3:05 am
(303) jesse says:

to have a top five fighter not even make top 40 negates the fact that the list was otherwise pretty good if you can,t hit him you can’t beat him fore ever sweet pea at 44 what a joke he made hall of famers look average at best several of them

September 11, 2012 at 6:10 pm
(304) Mike says:

It’s hard to say but there is one fighter that won 89 fights without a lost till his 91st fight julio Cesar Chavez I bet no other fighter will ever acomplish that

October 19, 2012 at 3:00 am
(305) SHYAM BALA says:

There are many parameters by which this game of boxing is judged.. therefore when u consider on a different light , u may arrive at a different result … A complete boxer may need to qualify many parametes , so I personally am not against any verdict …. but when u consider the prime part against the prime part of all boxers… i wud consider MIKE TYSON ahead of all…. He was a killer , he wud not waste time in settling the game …if Knock out has more weightage … then statistics wud undoubtedly accept Mike Tyson as the Greatest fighter in the context….HK !!

December 29, 2012 at 11:10 pm
(306) Nick says:

Mike Tyson at #50??? Come on!

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