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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1
195 52
Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 76

2
125 46
Sugar Ray Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 68 (1921-1989)

3
92 36
Sonny Liston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 38 (1932-1970)

4
82 31
Floyd Patterson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 71 (1935-2006)

5
41 13
Dick Tiger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 42 (1929-1971)

6
56 23
Archie Moore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 82 (1916-1998)

7
38 18
Emile Griffith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 75 (1938-2013)

8
41 21
Carmen Basilio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 85 (1927-2012)

9
45 28
Gene Fullmer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 87

10
26 11
Bob Foster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 80

11
24 9
José Nápoles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s

12
31 17
Nino Benvenuti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s

13
30 15
Éder Jofre is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 82

14
25 13
Carlos Ortíz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 82

15
27 15
Ingemar Johansson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 77 (1932-2009)

16
29 17
Paul Pender is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 73 (1930-2003)

17
23 11
Nicolino Locche is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 66 (1939-2005)

18
14 7
Sugar Ramos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 77

19
15 8
Rubin Carter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 77 (1937-2014)

20
15 8
Benny Paret is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 25 (1937-1962)

21
17 10
Pone Kingpetch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 47 (1935-1982)

22
11 5
Joe Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 71 (1926-1997)

23
16 10
Duilio Loi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 79 (1929-2008)

24
16 12
Pascual Pérez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 51 (1926-1977)

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

26
12 9
Johnny Famechon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s

27
8 5
Doug Jones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Doug Jones age 81

28
13 11
Gabriel Elorde is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 50 (1935-1985)

29
13 11
Joey Giardello is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 78 (1930-2008)

30
10 8
Rubén Olivares is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s

31
10 8
Jose Torres is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 73 (1936-2009)

32
7 5
Luis Manuel Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 59 (1937-1996)

33
5 3
José Legrá is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
darren-bell added age 75

34
15 14
Henry Cooper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 77 (1934-2011)

35
9 8
Vicente Saldivar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 42 (1943-1985)

36
8 7
Ernie Terrell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 79

37
7 6
Ismael Laguna is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 75

38
7 7
Pedro Carrasco is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
darren-bell added Died at 58 (1943-2001)

39
7 7
Eddie Machen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 40 (1932-1972)

40
0 0
Arthur Persley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
David Persley added Arthur Persley

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
7 8
Willie Pastrano is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 62 (1935-1997)

44
9 11
Fighting Harada is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s

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)