70s The Best Boxers of the 1970s  

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List Rules Vote for the greatest boxers in any weight class based on their performances during the '70s

Boxing in the 1970s was dominated by legendary champions and history-making rivalries. Ruben Olivares dominated the Bantamweights while Wilfredo Gomez ruled the Super Bantamweight division. Meanwhile, Roberto Duran ruled the Lightweights, Antonio Cervantes held the Welterweight division twice, Carlos Monzon dominated the Middleweights, and Bob Foster topped the Light-Heavyweights. The greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali ruled the Heavyweight division twice between 1974 and 1979.

Duran and Esteban De Jesus had a historic rivalry as did Monzon and Rodrigo Valdez and who could forget the trilogy of fights between Ali and Joe Frazier. There were plenty of great fighters in the 1970s but we want to know who you think are the best boxers of the 1970s.

Vote below for the boxers from the 1970s who you think were the greatest fighters of the '70s and if we missed any, feel free to add them so that other boxing fans and Rankers can vote on your addition! 

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236 73
Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
age 76
2
143 54
George Foreman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
3
136 51
Joe Frazier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
Died at 67 (1944-2011)
4
104 35
Sugar Ray Leonard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
5
150 62
Roberto Durán is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
6
100 32
Marvelous Marvin Hagler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
7
70 25
Carlos Monzón is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
Died at 53 (1942-1995)
8
59 19
Alexis Argüello is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
Died at 57 (1952-2009)
9
81 36
Larry Holmes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
age 69
10
68 32
Ken Norton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
Died at 70 (1943-2013)
11
38 13
Wilfred Benítez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
12
39 17
Bob Foster is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
age 80
13
32 16
Emile Griffith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
Died at 75 (1938-2013)
14
22 13
Carlos Zárate Serna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
15
24 16
Éder Jofre is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
age 82
16
31 23
Ken Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
age 73
17
24 17
José Nápoles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
18
33 22
Jerry Quarry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
Died at 54 (1945-1999)
19
21 16
Teófilo Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
marti-nek added Died at 60 (1952-2012)
20
20 14
Esteban de Jesús is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
Died at 38 (1951-1989)
21
26 21
Rubén Olivares is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
22
32 27
George Chuvalo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
23
26 18
Jimmy Ellis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
Died at 74 (1940-2014)
24
19 12
Jimmy Young is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
Died at 57 (1948-2005)
25
20 19
Vicente Saldivar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
Died at 42 (1943-1985)