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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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1
245 76
Muhammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
age 77
2
149 55
George Foreman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
3
140 51
Joe Frazier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
Dec. at 67 (1944-2011)
4
110 37
Sugar Ray Leonard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
5
105 33
Marvelous Marvin Hagler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
6
154 65
Roberto Durán is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
7
72 28
Carlos Monzón is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
Died at 53 (1942-1995)
8
86 37
Larry Holmes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
age 70
9
61 22
Alexis Argüello is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
Died at 57 (1952-2009)
10
71 33
Ken Norton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
Dec. at 70 (1943-2013)
11
40 17
Wilfred Benítez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
12
41 19
Bob Foster is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
age 81
13
33 19
Emile Griffith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
Dec. at 75 (1938-2013)
14
25 15
Carlos Zárate Serna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
15
32 25
Ken Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
age 73
16
26 19
José Nápoles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
17
35 24
Jerry Quarry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
Dec. at 54 (1945-1999)
18
22 16
Esteban de Jesús is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
Died at 38 (1951-1989)
19
24 19
Éder Jofre is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
age 83
20
22 19
Teófilo Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
marti-nek added Died at 60 (1952-2012)
21
33 29
George Chuvalo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
22
26 24
Rubén Olivares is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
23
20 14
Jimmy Young is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
Died at 57 (1948-2005)
24
26 21
Jimmy Ellis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s
Died at 74 (1940-2014)
25
17 12
Antonio Cervantes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boxers of the 1970s