Boxing 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
254 61
Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 76

2
163 53
Sugar Ray Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 68 (1921-1989)

3
120 44
Sonny Liston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 38 (1932-1970)

4
108 42
Floyd Patterson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 71 (1935-2006)

5
81 27
Archie Moore is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 82 (1916-1998)

6
62 18
Dick Tiger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 42 (1929-1971)

7
60 27
Carmen Basilio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 85 (1927-2012)

8
57 25
Emile Griffith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 75 (1938-2013)

9
61 31
Gene Fullmer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 87

10
39 17
Éder Jofre is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 82

11
29 14
Bob Foster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 80

12
27 13
José Nápoles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s

13
29 15
Carlos Ortíz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 82

14
34 20
Nino Benvenuti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s

15
26 13
Nicolino Locche is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 66 (1939-2005)

16
29 20
Ingemar Johansson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 77 (1932-2009)

17
17 9
Sugar Ramos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 77

18
17 9
Benny Paret is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 25 (1937-1962)

19
19 11
Pone Kingpetch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 47 (1935-1982)

20
20 12
Rubin Carter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 77 (1937-2014)

21
29 21
Paul Pender is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 73 (1930-2003)

22
17 10
Ernie Terrell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 79

23
12 6
Joe Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 71 (1926-1997)

24
15 9
Willie Pastrano is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 62 (1935-1997)

25
17 11
Duilio Loi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Died at 79 (1929-2008)