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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231 57
Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 76

2
152 50
Sugar Ray Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 68 (1921-1989)

3
111 41
Sonny Liston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 38 (1932-1970)

4
101 38
Floyd Patterson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 71 (1935-2006)

5
74 26
Archie Moore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 82 (1916-1998)

6
56 16
Dick Tiger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 42 (1929-1971)

7
52 21
Emile Griffith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 75 (1938-2013)

8
55 24
Carmen Basilio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 85 (1927-2012)

9
38 15
Éder Jofre is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 82

10
55 30
Gene Fullmer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 87

11
29 13
Bob Foster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 80

12
25 12
Nicolino Locche is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 66 (1939-2005)

13
25 12
José Nápoles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s

14
27 14
Carlos Ortíz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 82

15
32 19
Nino Benvenuti is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s

16
28 16
Ingemar Johansson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 77 (1932-2009)

17
29 20
Paul Pender is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 73 (1930-2003)

18
16 8
Sugar Ramos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 77

19
17 9
Benny Paret is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 25 (1937-1962)

20
18 10
Rubin Carter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 77 (1937-2014)

21
15 8
Ernie Terrell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 79

22
17 11
Pone Kingpetch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 47 (1935-1982)

23
11 6
Joe Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 71 (1926-1997)

24
16 11
Duilio Loi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 79 (1929-2008)

25
16 12
Pascual Pérez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 51 (1926-1977)

26
13 9
Sonny Banks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 25 (1940-1965)

27
14 11
Gabriel Elorde is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 50 (1935-1985)

28
12 9
Johnny Famechon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s

29
11 8
Rubén Olivares is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s

30
8 5
Luis Manuel Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 59 (1937-1996)

31
8 5
Doug Jones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Doug Jones age 81

32
17 15
Henry Cooper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 77 (1934-2011)

33
13 11
Joey Giardello is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 78 (1930-2008)

34
10 8
Willie Pastrano is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 62 (1935-1997)

35
10 9
Jose Torres is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 73 (1936-2009)

36
9 8
Vicente Saldivar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 42 (1943-1985)

37
8 7
Eddie Machen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 40 (1932-1972)

38
7 6
Ismael Laguna is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 75

39
5 4
José Legrá is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
darren-bell added age 75

40
7 7
Pedro Carrasco is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
darren-bell added Died at 58 (1943-2001)

41
9 10
Eddie Perkins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 75 (1937-2012)

42
7 8
Takeshi Fuji is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 78

43
9 11
Fighting Harada is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s

44
0 1
Arthur Persley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
David Persley added Arthur Persley

45
6 8
Katsuyoshi Takayama is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Katsuyoshi Takayama

46
6 8
Lionel Rose is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 63 (1948-2011)

47
5 7
Jorge Jose Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
darren-bell added Jorge Jose Fernandez 80

48
9 12
Eloy Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Eloy Sanchez

49
7 10
Denny Moyer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 71 (1939-2010)

50
6 9
Ralph Dupas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 73 (1935-2008)