15 Greatest Boxers Of All Time
Boxing is described as a combat sport in which two people engage in a game of speed, reflexes, strength and will. Boxers throw punches at each other with the main goal of weakening and knocking down the foe.
Boxing is regarded as one of the highest paying sports and one of the most popular sports of all time. Over the years, boxing has produced several famous boxers, some boxers become popular due to their speed, boxing style or number of belts won. Mainstream appeal and performance on the ring are also considered for a boxer to be included in the greatest list.
15. Julio Cesar Chavez
Julio Cesar Chavez is a professional boxer and world lightweight champion from Mexico. He started his career in 1980 and his first professional title was junior lightweight championship in 1984. Throughout his career, he had a record of 103 victories.
Chavez had retired from boxing though he is still active in boxing programs.
14. Evander Holyfield
Evander Holyfield is an Olympian and had reigned as the heavyweight champion from 1990 to 1992 and 1993 to 1994.
He had health problems that had sidelined him for a while but he returned to the ring and fought Mike Tyson. Holyfield beat Tyson in their first encounter in 1996. In the rematch between him and Tyson, something strange happened in the fight. Tyson had twice bitten the ear of Holyfield. Tyson was disqualified and his eccentric behavior became sensational news.
13. Marvin Hagler
Marvin Hagler’s initial attempt to world title had come up short, when the match against Vito Antuofermo in 1979 had resulted to a draw. The following September, Hagler had stopped Allan Minter in round 3; thus earning him a world title.
He defended his world title twelve times, in which the first seven bouts are all won via knockout. He also knocked out Thomas Hearns in the 3rd round in one of the best boxing fights.