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List Rules Any professional boxer from any weight class and any era. No MMA or martial artists

This list of the best boxers of all time is ranked by boxing fans worldwide. The goal is to determine the greatest boxers ever. The list establishes individual rankings of specific boxers and helps answer the question, "Who is the greatest boxer of all time?" This list includes some real legends of the boxing world.

Who are the best boxers of all time? Anyone can vote on the greatest boxers of all time, which means these boxers are truly fan favorites. From Olympic legends like Sugar Ray Leonard to sports idols like Muhammad Ali, there are numerous choices to examine when contemplating the question of who is the greatest boxer of all time. Vote now to help determine the greatest pound for pound boxers of all time.

1
10,250 3,606
Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Muhammad Ali Heavyweight

2
6,016 2,462
Sugar Ray Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Sugar Ray Robinson Welterweight, Middleweight

3
5,113 2,535
Rocky Marciano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Rocky Marciano Heavyweight

4
7,780 3,812
Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Mike Tyson Heavyweight

5
3,896 2,248
Joe Louis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Joe Louis Heavyweight

6
3,594 2,287
Sugar Ray Leonard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Sugar Ray Leonard Super middleweight, Welterweight, Light middleweight

7
7,824 3,581
Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Manny Pacquiáo Super bantamweight, Flyweight, Welterweight

8
3,281 2,162
Joe Frazier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Joe Frazier Heavyweight

9
2,760 1,462
Roberto Durán is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Roberto Durán Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

10
3,016 1,740
George Foreman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
George Foreman Heavyweight

11
2,089 1,371
Jack Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Jack Dempsey Heavyweight

12
2,462 1,496
Marvelous Marvin Hagler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time

13
2,718 1,433
Roy Jones Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Roy Jones Jr. Super middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight

14
2,975 1,400
Julio César Chávez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Julio César Chávez Lightweight, Super featherweight, Light welterweight

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15
2,288 1,457
Evander Holyfield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Evander Holyfield Cruiserweight, Light heavyweight, Heavyweight

16
1,332 980
Willie Pep is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Willie Pep Featherweight

17
1,430 1,166
Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Jack Johnson Heavyweight

18
1,428 1,155
Thomas Hearns is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Thomas Hearns Cruiserweight, Super middleweight, Welterweight

19
4,301 4,713
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Welterweight, Featherweight, Lightweight

20
1,098 831
Archie Moore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time

21
1,855 1,686
Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Oscar de la Hoya Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

22
1,251 1,157
Larry Holmes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Larry Holmes Heavyweight

23
1,720 1,318
Lennox Lewis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Lennox Lewis Heavyweight

24
968 859
Henry Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Henry Armstrong Welterweight, Featherweight, Lightweight

25
1,095 782
Jake LaMotta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Jake LaMotta Middleweight

26
1,290 992
Bernard Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Bernard Hopkins Super middleweight, Middleweight, Light heavyweight

27
683 590
Gene Tunney is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Gene Tunney Heavyweight

28
981 719
Sonny Liston is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Sonny Liston Heavyweight

The Best Lightweight Boxers of All Time

29
949 823
Pernell Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Pernell Whitaker Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

30
812 480
Gennady Golovkin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Gennady Golovkin Middleweight

31
850 727
Alexis Argüello is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Alexis Argüello Featherweight, Lightweight, Super featherweight

32
1,336 986
Wladimir Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Wladimir Klitschko Heavyweight

33
775 659
Carlos Monzón is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Carlos Monzón Middleweight

34
556 521
Ezzard Charles is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Ezzard Charles Light heavyweight, Heavyweight

35
820 762
Joe Calzaghe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Joe Calzaghe Super middleweight, Light heavyweight

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36
520 539
Harry Greb is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Harry Greb Middleweight

37
396 257
Jersey Joe Walcott is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Jersey Joe Walcott Heavyweight

38
898 785
Juan Manuel Márquez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Juan Manuel Márquez Welterweight, Featherweight, Light welterweight

39
713 661
Salvador Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Salvador Sánchez Featherweight

40
509 412
Floyd Patterson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Floyd Patterson Heavyweight

41
871 816
Vitali Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Vitali Klitschko Heavyweight

42
690 669
Marco Antonio Barrera is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Marco Antonio Barrera Featherweight, Bantamweight, Super featherweight

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377 303
Max Baer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Max Baer Heavyweight

44
415 427
Max Schmeling is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Max Schmeling Heavyweight

45
452 477
Ken Norton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Ken Norton Heavyweight

46
377 498
Benny Leonard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Benny Leonard Lightweight

47
545 581
Shane Mosley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Shane Mosley Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

48
524 509
Miguel Cotto is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Miguel Cotto Welterweight, Light middleweight, Light welterweight

49
475 535
Aaron Pryor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Aaron Pryor Light welterweight

50
263 291
Sam Langford is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boxers of All Time
Apollo Lewis added Sam Langford