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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
Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 77
2
Sugar Ray Robinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Dec. at 68 (1921-1989)
3
Sonny Liston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Dec. at 38 (1932-1970)
4
Archie Moore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Dec. at 82 (1916-1998)
5
Dick Tiger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Dec. at 42 (1929-1971)
6
Floyd Patterson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Dec. at 71 (1935-2006)
7
Carmen Basilio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Dec. at 85 (1927-2012)
8
Emile Griffith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Dec. at 75 (1938-2013)
9
Gene Fullmer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 88
10
Éder Jofre is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 83
11
Bob Foster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 81
12
Nino Benvenuti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
13
José Nápoles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
14
Sugar Ramos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 78
15
Arthur Persley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
David Persley added Arthur Persley
16
Nicolino Locche is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Dec. at 66 (1939-2005)
17
Carlos Ortíz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 83
18
Benny Paret is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Dec. at 25 (1937-1962)
19
Ingemar Johansson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Dec. at 77 (1932-2009)
20
Ernie Terrell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
age 80
21
Joe Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Dec. at 71 (1926-1997)
22
Rubin Carter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Dec. at 77 (1937-2014)
23
Willie Pastrano is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Dec. at 62 (1935-1997)
24
Duilio Loi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Dec. at 79 (1929-2008)
25
Pone Kingpetch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1960s
Dec. at 47 (1935-1982)