Top Five Boxers Of All Time
Comparison is common. Normally, it is a habit of people to compare between two similar things or individuals. Boxing players are not exception in this regard. People like to compare one boxer with another on the ground of something common between them.
In this blog, we are listing top five boxers of all time:
William Harrison ‘Jack’ Dempsey is one of the renowned boxing figures of the US. He got in the ring in 1914 and took retirement in 1927. His aggressive fighting skills and strong punch power regarded him as brutal boxer of all time. He won 66 fights out of 72 registering 51 knockout victories.
Jack Johnson is always remembered as the first American heavy weight champion. He ruled the boxing ring for more than a decade as his opponents could not beat him in this period. Johnson stood in the ring for long time from 1897 to 1945. He liked to beat his opponent continuously in the ring so he did not prefer to knockout them. Johnson was the most hated and the most famous African American at that time. He fought 86 fights winning 73 and losing 13. He registered 43 knockout victories.
#3—Sugar Ray Robinson
He was considered as the best pound for pound boxer back then when he was active in boxing ring from 1940 to 1965. People regarded him as boxing talent because he had exceptional punch power to knock out his opponent. Robinson won 173 fights of which 109 were knockout victory followed by 6 draws .
Here comes the era of Mohammad Ali. He was active in boxing ring for 21 years—1960 to 1981. He was the genius of his time in every aspect of boxing. Ali is also remembered as best boxing entertainer as he used to provoke his opponents verbally before the fight. Ali registered 56 wins out of 61 fights. He tucked 37 wins with knockout. He lost five matches in his entire boxing career.
Besides, world will also remember him for some of his witty quotations:
• I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
• Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
• It will be a killer, and a chiller, and a thriller, when I get the gorilla in Manila.
• My only fault is that I don't realize how great I really am.
• I used to tease Joe Louis by reminding him that I was the greatest of all time. But Joe Louis was the greatest heavyweight fighter ever.
• I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.
#1— Joe Louis
Joe Louis, also known as brown bomber, started boxing career since 1934 and remained in the ring till 1951. He remained heavy weight champion for 13 years from 1937 to 1949. International Boxing Research Organization ranked Louis as best heavyweight boxer of all time in 2005. He was ranked number one by a magazine called The Ring out of 100 greatest boxers of all time. He had won 66 matches out of which 52 were knockout win. He just lost three matches in his entire boxing career.