- I don't understand why Joe Calzaghe is never mentioned in these polls. He is not from my country but I have watched his fights from a distance for years and he never seemed to duck anyone and beat many prime pound for pound fighters convincingly. 46 fights, no draws no losses, 10 years as a champ retired unbeaten. He even had to change his style after damage to his hands. Probably missing something but he had skills, temperament and heart. More than most now, maybe you need to be beaten to be recognised.
- —Guest Jabs
- mate. just cos you done watever for so long dont make you good. i been studying jeet kune do, boxing, muay thai, UFC and a bit of mixed martial arts since i was 4. but i mostly studied the muay thai since i was 4 and jeet kune do. i personally consider myself as a great fighter. put me in a cage i'll win. but that don't make me a machine. i combine emotion and science together in the way i fight. just like bruce lee. he is my role model. don't try think your big cos get in a fight with me and ull c
- —Guest bwSunokXltPeD
- I respectfully disrgaee with Alexander as the objective in Boxing is to hit and not get hit, which was what JMM tried all night long. Is been proven over and over again that if you brawl with Pacquiao you will get hurt and JMM had enough experience to know that counterpunching is the way to showcase the many flaws still on Pacquiao's boxing skills. He made him lunge, he made him look off balance and without a clue. However, Marquez was not busy enough to edge it IMO. I had Pacquiao winning a close fight but had Marquez fought the last two rounds as he did the middle rounds the fight should've been his. Nacho made a huge mistake by telling his fighter that he was ahead. Bonehead move for such a experienced trainer, who by now should know that nothing in Vegas is secured. If you don't think so, ask Oscar de la Hoya .
- —Guest ydMGMLNyd
- Tyson-50? Really You are bias And your credibility has been shaken And it
- —Guest mike
- Gene Tunney ranked lower than Jack Dempsey is plain bull****. The guy put the manassa mauler on a boxing clinic twice, even exposing him. Avenged his only loss (at the hands of Henry Greb) and retired as THE heavyweight champion of the world. A real pugilistic specialist, well before Lennox Lewis (another ATG sadly underrated) made the expression popular.
- —Guest Boxxxingguy
- Where is the great Kid Gavilan and Kid Chocolate??? No Carlos Ortiz,Benitez, Trinidad or Pacqiuao? Monzon,Sanchez and Chavez should be in the Top Ten! Ring Magazines rankings of the Top Fighters of All Time is arguable but more accurate.
To Tony Zale's Guys
- I'm so tired of these Bert Sugar guys thinking they can sneak all of these average guys from their childhood onto all time list. First off, Jack Johnson is arguably the best ever, period. Second, when you look at Tony Zale type fighters, you find out they weren't even the best fighters of their generation, so how can they make the all time list? I broke down Bert Sugar's list and a third of it was bogus at best, another third was mis-ranked and the last third was just okay. Boxing is the only sport where most people use their prejudice to rank the all-timers. There is no way Rocky Marciano or Jack Dempsey should be ranked in the top 40. Some one wrote Ali and Leonard was all hype. Ah, Marciano fought nothing but 40 year old former greats and light heavyweights. And in a time when boxers were fighting every other month, Dempsey refused to fight and took 4 years off. Plus Dempsey loss his two biggest fights. I call it the Babe Ruth syndrome.
- —Guest Avid
Most People Dont Know Boxing
- Worst than this list are the comments made by the so called fans on this board. To the UK fans of Calzeghe and the horrible Prince Naseem, wake up. Like Chavez Sr., Calzeghe has an inflated record from fighting bums in their home countries. You don't get a high ranking for avoiding the top fighters in their prime like Calzeghe did. All the names he fought were old when he decided to leave his island and fight real competition. As far as Prince Nonsense goes, as soon as he fought a real fighter he was knocked out. You losers don't know boxing. Aaron Pryor who beat Alexis Arguello twice, was undefeated for most of his career and was voted by AP writers as the greatest junior welter weight of the 20 Century didn't even make the list. Carlos Monzon should be higher on the list than Chavez Sr(too many questionable fights) and Leonard earned his the hard way, check the competition. Pernel Whitaker should be higher also.
- —Guest Avid
- Not Too Good. Moore ahead of Charles .Where are Charlie Burley and Eddie Booker from murderers row in the 40's.Ezzard Charles is probably the best Light Heavy wt. ever.Billy Conn much too far down the list.Where is Carlos Ortiz.Sadler beat Pep twice. too far down.
- —Guest Martin R. Garfield
- Please study the history of Boxing before writing such a list.
- —Guest GhostofBertSugar
- Horrible list. First off there's never been a more fierce boxer than Tyson. Tyson at 50? Wtf. Seriously trash. Then u got jones too too low. Horrible. As well as mayweather even at this time these rankings were made. Chavez too low. Where's Wilfred? Lennox Lewis aw well. I'd agree sugar Robinson is number one but the rest of this list is trash. Mainly Tyson at 50. That's redicccc!!!!!!
- —Guest Diesel
- Holyfield at 40? youre kidding right? maybe cliche but Ali is 1!!
- —Guest Nate!
Why have some greats been snubbed?
- Why is Mike Tyson bottom of the list? Even if his life fell apart outside the ring, he still deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Muhammad Ali or Sugar Ray Robinson as one of the all time greats. We have forgotten about how dominant he was before Don King took over and if that never happened he surely would be mentioned among the best. Another great fighter, Marvin Hagler, is also shockingly low on the list. He was one of the dominant middleweight champions and cemented his legacy by beating Thomas Hearns as well as other greats. He deserves to be in the top 5 or 10. Other great fighters like Joe Calzaghe didn't make the list either. Though some think he was an overprotected fighter, being unbeanten and making 22 succesful defences of a world title is nothing to be snubbed. In short you can't have a dominant heavyweight champion like Joe Louis- who also largely defended his title against easy oppenents-and a dominant super-midleweight champion like Calzaghe not on the list.
- —Guest Martin Fawkes
2 mexican fighters missing
- Ricardo Lopez defended his 108lb title 26 times. He never lost and won 51 fights. The other fighter is Salvador Sanchez who was 41-1-1 at featherweight and defended title 10 times until he died in car accident.
"UNDEFEATED" Heavyweight Champ
- The true best of all time is Rocky Marciano. He was undefeated in 49 fights with 43 knock outs in the Golden Age of boxing when fighters fought 5 or 6 times a year, not once or twice. Just cause Rocky had the good sense to retire undefeated is no knock against him, Half these boxers ESPN listed didn't know when to hang it up. Pound for pound Rocky was the best. The bigger they were the harder they fell when the Rock hit'em with his thunderous right hand. The Rock is clear NUMBER ONE with whoever is next being a distant second.
- —Guest Dyno Dave