Boxing The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time  

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List Rules Any boxer from any era who competed as a middleweight. No other divisions.

The best middleweight boxers of all time are those greatest men ever to compete at the 160-pound weight class in the history of boxing. These marvelous athletes are the worldwide champions of yesteryear and the stars of today but overall, they are the top boxers to ever head into the ring for a middleweight match as well as some of the greatest boxers of all time.

Though he saw most of his success in the welterweight class, many would argue that Sugar Ray Robinson is both the best middleweight boxer of all time and pound-for-pound among one of the best boxers ever. The five-time middleweight champion had a long and glorious career including an 85-0 amateur record, a 91-fight unbeaten streak and the title as the only boxer to win a divisional world championship five times. In 200 total fights, he had only 19 losses and six draws.

Besides Robinson, there are many other great boxers who made a name for themselves in the history of middleweight boxing. Carlos Monzon, Harry Greb, Marvin Hagler, and Freddie Steele are among the classic middleweight boxers that are considered the best of all time while more recent stars like James Toney, Bernard Hopkins, Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. and Jermain Taylor each deserve some love for their success.

How do you compare the classic middle weight boxers with those famous stars of today who are primed to make legacies of their own? What about those greatest fighters who also fought in other weight classes, perhaps better? However you rank them amongst each other, do so below by voting on, adding to or re-ranking this list of the greatest middleweight boxers of all time. When you're done, head over to rank the best lightweight boxers of all time too!

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912 262
Sugar Ray Robinson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 68 (1921-1989)

2
986 335
Marvelous Marvin Hagler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

3
521 283
Carlos Monzón is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 53 (1942-1995)

4
443 220
Roy Jones Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
DanielRichman added age 49

5
259 109
Thomas Hearns is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
age 60

6
588 310
Gennady Golovkin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
MarcusJermaineKennedy added age 36

7
361 218
Harry Greb is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 32 (1894-1926)

8
485 264
Sugar Ray Leonard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
ChrisWard1 added age 62

9
363 202
Jake LaMotta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
age 97

10
280 130
Roberto Durán is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

11
462 258
Bernard Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

12
227 143
Stanley Ketchell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

13
307 184
Joe Calzaghe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
age 46

14
151 96
Mickey Walker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 80 (1901-1981)

15
163 98
Tony Zale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 84 (1913-1997)

16
172 107
Carmen Basilio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Deemax added Died at 85 (1927-2012) - 1927  

17
139 90
Gene Fullmer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
age 87

18
126 82
Marcel Cerdan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 33 (1916-1949)

19
137 95
Bob Fitzsimmons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 54 (1863-1917)

20
130 75
Dick Tiger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 42 (1929-1971)

21
168 90
Ezzard Charles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 54 (1921-1975)

22
138 73
Julio César Chávez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

23
203 131
James Toney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
age 50

24
100 50
Sam Langford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

25
102 51
Emile Griffith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
BZelley added Died at 75 (1938-2013)

26
67 35
Nino Benvenuti is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added age 80

27
131 122
Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added age 40

28
80 50
Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Tony Hall added age 45

29
55 26
Gerald McClellan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
marti-nek added age 51

30
72 74
Freddie Steele is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 72 (1912-1984)

31
70 49
Pernell Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

32
52 33
Mike McCallum is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added age 62

33
65 46
Félix Trinidad is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

34
87 73
Charley Burley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 75 (1917-1992)

35
32 26
Randolph Turpin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added Died at 38 (1928-1966)

36
36 33
László Papp is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added Died at 77 (1926-2003)

37
67 63
Juan Manuel Márquez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added age 45

38
76 74
Joey Giardello is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 78 (1930-2008)

39
65 53
Miguel Cotto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added age 38

40
60 52
Tiger Flowers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 32 (1895-1927)

41
24 17
Philadelphia Jack O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added Died at 64 (1878-1942)

42
26 28
Young Corbett III is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added Died at 88 (1905-1993) - Considered the greatest Southpaw of all time by Boxrec.

43
36 26
Michael Nunn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added age 55

44
38 37
Steve Collins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added age 54

45
49 40
Shane Mosley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added age 47

46
57 57
Saúl Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added age 28

47
20 22
Johnny Dundee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added Died at 72 (1893-1965)

48
104 117
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added age 41

49
27 32
Les Darcy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 22 (1895-1917)

50
45 48
Micky Ward is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
age 53