60s The Best Boxers of the 1960s  

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List Rules Vote for the greatest boxers in any weight class based on their performances during the '60s

Muhammad Ali emerged in the 1960s as one of the greatest boxers of all time or, as he put it, "shock the world." There were plenty of other great boxers from the '60s who also became some of the greatest boxers of all time. Other great boxers from the decade that saw the sport grow globally included names like Joe Brown, Dick Tiger, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, and Japanese boxers like Takeshi Fuji, Yoshiaka Numata, and Katsuyoshi Takayama. 

The first world champions from Venezuela and Thailand were crowned during the 1960s and the WBA and WBC began competing against each other. A new division was also created in the Junior Middleweights where a high school teacher, Freddie Little, was crowned world champion. Fights were also seen on color television for the first time.

Who is the best boxer from the 1960s. It's your time to vote for who you think are the greatest boxers from the 60s. If we missed anyone, feel free to add them to the list so that other boxing fans and Rankers can vote on your additions!

 

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Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Muhammad Ali age 75

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Sugar Ray Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Sugar Ray Robinson Died at 68 (1921-1989)

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Sonny Liston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Sonny Liston Died at 38 (1932-1970)

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Floyd Patterson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Floyd Patterson Died at 71 (1935-2006)

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Archie Moore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Archie Moore Died at 82 (1916-1998)

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Carmen Basilio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Carmen Basilio Died at 85 (1927-2012)

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Dick Tiger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Dick Tiger Died at 42 (1929-1971)

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Gene Fullmer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Gene Fullmer age 86

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Emile Griffith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Emile Griffith Died at 75 (1938-2013)

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Nino Benvenuti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s

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José Nápoles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s

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Bob Foster is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Bob Foster age 79

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Éder Jofre is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Éder Jofre age 81

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Carlos Ortíz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Carlos Ortíz age 81

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Paul Pender is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Paul Pender Died at 73 (1930-2003)

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Nicolino Locche is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Nicolino Locche Died at 66 (1939-2005)

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Ingemar Johansson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Ingemar Johansson Died at 77 (1932-2009)

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Joe Brown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Joe Brown Died at 71 (1926-1997)

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Pone Kingpetch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Pone Kingpetch Died at 47 (1935-1982)

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Duilio Loi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Duilio Loi Died at 79 (1929-2008)

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Benny Paret is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Benny Paret Died at 25 (1937-1962)

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Rubin Carter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Rubin Carter Died at 77 (1937-2014)

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Sonny Banks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Sonny Banks Died at 25 (1940-1965)

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Pascual Pérez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Pascual Pérez Died at 51 (1926-1977)

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Johnny Famechon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s

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Doug Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Doug Jones age 80

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Sugar Ramos is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Sugar Ramos age 76

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Henry Cooper is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Henry Cooper Died at 77 (1934-2011)

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Joey Giardello is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Joey Giardello Died at 78 (1930-2008)

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Gabriel Elorde is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Gabriel Elorde Died at 50 (1935-1985)

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José Legrá is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
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Vicente Saldivar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Vicente Saldivar Died at 42 (1943-1985)

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Jose Torres is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Jose Torres Died at 73 (1936-2009)

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Ismael Laguna is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Ismael Laguna age 74

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Luis Manuel Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Luis Manuel Rodríguez Died at 59 (1937-1996)

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Pedro Carrasco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
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Eddie Perkins is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Eddie Perkins Died at 75 (1937-2012)

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Rubén Olivares is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s

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Ernie Terrell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Ernie Terrell age 78

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Fighting Harada is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s

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Lionel Rose is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Lionel Rose Died at 63 (1948-2011)

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Takeshi Fuji is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Takeshi Fuji age 77

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Katsuyoshi Takayama is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Katsuyoshi Takayama

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Jorge Jose Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
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Eloy Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Eloy Sanchez

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Denny Moyer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Denny Moyer Died at 71 (1939-2010)

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Willie Pastrano is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Willie Pastrano Died at 62 (1935-1997)

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Joey Giambra is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Joey Giambra age 86

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Ralph Dupas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Ralph Dupas Died at 73 (1935-2008)

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Eddie Machen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Eddie Machen Died at 40 (1932-1972)