Who is the All Time Greatest Boxer?

Was Muhammad Ali the greatest heavyweight boxer ever? Not everyone will agree - there have been many great boxers over time. The winner of the poll of the greatest athletes from the sport of boxing will be voted on and the winner placed on the shortlist of the all time greatest athlete ever (all sports).

See the list below of the greatest boxers, compiled using other published lists and visitor feedback. You can now vote on who you think is the greatest of these. If you believe that there is a boxer missing from this list, please place a comment below, including any relevant details about him.

A somewhat similar poll to determine the Greatest Boxer of All Time was conducted on the ESPN Sport Science website in 2012 - the difference here was that they were looking for the greatest boxing athlete.

Boxing Greatest

Muhammad Ali is regularly quoted as being the greatest of all time, but there are many other also worthy of that title. The athletes below are listed in no particular order. Visit our boxing poll to vote for who you think is the greatest of all.

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Muhammad Ali 56-5 career record with 37 knockouts.
Joe Frazier
Mike Tyson Won 50 (KO 44), Lost 6 (KO 5), Draw 0. 44 of his 50 victories were by knockout.
Joe Louis Won 66 (KO 52), Lost 3 (KO 2), Draw 0
Lennox Lewis
Jack Dempsey Won 66 (KO 51), Lost 6 (KO 1), Draw 11
Rocky Marciano
Salvador Sanchez
Manny Pacquiao
Sugar Ray Robinson 175-19-6 record, with 109 knockouts.
Julio Cesar Chavez
Roy Jones Jr.
Evander Holyfield Won 42 (KO 27), Lost 10 (KO 2), Draw 2
Felix Trinidad (Tito)
Oscar De La Hoya
Sugar Ray Leonard
Jack Johnson
Henry Armstrong
Willie Pep

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Football (soccer) is clearly the world's most popular sport, and has the most popular athletes, but which sport has the fittest players (but not neccesarrily the greatest athlete). These players do not always earn the most.

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