Boxing The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time  

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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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Evander Holyfield is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

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Oleksandr Usyk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
calbarn added Oleksandr Usyk age 31

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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 49

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David Haye is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
David Haye age 38

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James Toney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
James Toney age 50

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Michael Spinks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added Michael Spinks age 62

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Sam Langford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added Sam Langford Please give likes so Sam Langford can move up.

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

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Thomas Hearns is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added Thomas Hearns age 60

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Mairis Briedis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
calbarn added Mairis Briedis

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Johnny Nelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Johnny Nelson age 51

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Denis Lebedev is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added Denis Lebedev age 39

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Tomasz Adamek is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Tomasz Adamek age 42

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Vassiliy Jirov is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

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Carl Thompson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added Carl Thompson age 54

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Jean-Marc Mormeck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

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Marco Huck is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Marco Huck age 34

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Virgil Hill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Virgil Hill age 54

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Carlos de León is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

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Grigory Drozd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
calbarn added Grigory Drozd

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Krzysztof Włodarczyk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

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Bobby Czyz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Bobby Czyz age 56

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Antonio Tarver is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added Antonio Tarver age 50

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Krzysztof Głowacki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
calbarn added Krzysztof Głowacki

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Tony Bellew is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
calbarn added Tony Bellew age 36

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Magne Havnå is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Magne Havnå Died at 41 (1963-2004)

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Al Cole is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Al Cole age 54

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Lee Roy Murphy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Lee Roy Murphy age 60

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Danny Green is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
calbarn added Danny Green age 45

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Yoan Pablo Hernández is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

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O'Neil Bell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
O'Neil Bell age 44

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Rickey Parkey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Rickey Parkey age 62

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Juan Carlos Gomez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

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Ossie Ocasio is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Ossie Ocasio age 63

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Nate Miller is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Nate Miller age 55

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Orlin Norris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Orlin Norris age 53

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Dwight Braxton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Dwight Braxton

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Guillermo Jones is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Guillermo Jones age 46

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Anaclet Wamba is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Anaclet Wamba age 58

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Marvin Camel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Marvin Camel age 67

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Robert Daniels is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

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Ralf Rocchigiani is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

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Jeff Lampkin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time
Jeff Lampkin age 59