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The best cruiserweight boxers of all time are the best boxers who ever competed, and did quite well, at this weight limit, which sits between light heavyweight and heavyweight classes. These top cruiserweight boxers are not just the best in their class, which is currently limited to 176-200 pounds, but also some of the best boxers of all time. Have a favorite cruiserweight boxer? Vote for your picks below, add any not listed or re-rank this list of the best cruiserweight boxers!

As much as all of these boxers are immensely talented, there is a clear favorite for the best cruiserweight boxer of all time. Evander Holyfield pretty much has that title on a lock. He's easily the best to have ever fought in this class as proven by when he became the first universally recognized World Cruiserweight Champion in 1988.

Now few of the other lads on this list will ever reach the level of success that Holyfield did, but that doesn't mean that they are chopped liver either. Carlos De León, for example, held the Lineal & WBC Championships prior to Holyfield. Johnny Nelson was the WBO Cruiserweight Champion for over seven years. Marco Huck defended his WBO Cruiserweight Championship 12 times.

Clearly all of these boxers are talented and really, they'd have to be to make it onto a list of the best cruiserweight boxers ever.
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1
187 35
Evander Holyfield is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

2
97 60
David Haye is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
David Haye age 37

3
84 52
Roy Jones Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added Roy Jones Jr. age 48

4
36 14
Mairis Briedis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
calbarn added Mairis Briedis

5
37 18
Oleksandr Usyk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
calbarn added Oleksandr Usyk age 30

6
68 49
James Toney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
James Toney age 49

7
43 28
Michael Spinks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added Michael Spinks age 61

8
60 44
Dwight Muhammad Qawi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

9
32 18
Sam Langford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added Sam Langford Please give likes so Sam Langford can move up.

10
52 37
Tomasz Adamek is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Tomasz Adamek age 41

11
46 33
Johnny Nelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Johnny Nelson age 50

12
29 18
Denis Lebedev is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added Denis Lebedev age 38

13
39 30
Thomas Hearns is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added Thomas Hearns age 59

14
15 6
Carl Thompson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added Carl Thompson age 53

The Best Boxers of All Time

15
35 27
Vassiliy Jirov is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

16
29 23
Krzysztof Włodarczyk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

17
40 35
Marco Huck is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Marco Huck age 33

18
22 17
Jean-Marc Mormeck is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

19
32 29
Virgil Hill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Virgil Hill age 53

20
32 30
Carlos de León is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

21
8 4
Krzysztof Głowacki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
calbarn added Krzysztof Głowacki

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8 4
Grigory Drozd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
calbarn added Grigory Drozd

23
29 28
Bobby Czyz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Bobby Czyz age 55

24
15 13
Magne Havnå is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Magne Havnå Died at 41 (1963-2004)

25
5 2
Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
calbarn added Danny Green age 44

26
8 6
Tony Bellew is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
calbarn added Tony Bellew age 35

27
16 17
Antonio Tarver is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added Antonio Tarver age 49

28
14 16
Ossie Ocasio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Ossie Ocasio age 62

The Best Heavyweight Boxers of All Time

29
14 16
Lee Roy Murphy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Lee Roy Murphy age 59

30
11 13
Juan Carlos Gomez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

31
15 18
Al Cole is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Al Cole age 53

32
15 18
Guillermo Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Guillermo Jones age 45

33
10 14
Marvin Camel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Marvin Camel age 66

34
10 14
O'Neil Bell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
O'Neil Bell age 43

35
10 15
Dwight Braxton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Dwight Braxton

36
10 15
Orlin Norris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Orlin Norris age 52

37
8 13
Anaclet Wamba is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Anaclet Wamba age 57

38
7 12
Nate Miller is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Nate Miller age 54

39
9 15
Rickey Parkey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Rickey Parkey age 61

40
7 13
Yoan Pablo Hernández is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

41
8 15
Ralf Rocchigiani is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

42
7 14
Robert Daniels is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

43
5 14
Jeff Lampkin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Jeff Lampkin age 58