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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1
985 282
Sugar Ray Robinson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 68 (1921-1989)

2
1,081 371
Marvelous Marvin Hagler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

3
563 322
Carlos Monzón is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 53 (1942-1995)

4
489 256
Roy Jones Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
DanielRichman added age 49

5
392 235
Harry Greb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 32 (1894-1926)

6
635 343
Gennady Golovkin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
MarcusJermaineKennedy added age 36

7
536 297
Sugar Ray Leonard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
ChrisWard1 added age 62

8
294 138
Thomas Hearns is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
age 60

9
497 281
Bernard Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

10
395 228
Jake LaMotta is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
age 97

11
310 154
Roberto Durán is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

12
244 157
Stanley Ketchell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

13
333 200
Joe Calzaghe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
age 46

14
170 108
Mickey Walker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 80 (1901-1981)

15
181 111
Tony Zale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 84 (1913-1997)

16
188 116
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
152 103
Gene Fullmer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
age 87

18
162 86
Julio César Chávez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

19
137 94
Marcel Cerdan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 33 (1916-1949)

20
149 106
Bob Fitzsimmons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 54 (1863-1917)

21
187 102
Ezzard Charles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 54 (1921-1975)

22
142 89
Dick Tiger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 42 (1929-1971)

23
219 148
James Toney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
age 50

24
120 56
Sam Langford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

25
120 62
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
74 46
Nino Benvenuti is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added age 80

27
102 64
Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Tony Hall added age 45

28
148 139
Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added age 40

29
90 60
Pernell Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

30
81 79
Freddie Steele is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 72 (1912-1984)

31
68 40
Gerald McClellan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
marti-nek added age 51

32
76 53
Félix Trinidad is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

33
63 41
Mike McCallum is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added age 62

34
94 77
Charley Burley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 75 (1917-1992)

35
79 67
Saúl Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added age 28

36
40 34
Randolph Turpin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added Died at 38 (1928-1966)

37
40 39
László Papp is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added Died at 77 (1926-2003)

38
74 59
Miguel Cotto is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added age 38

39
73 71
Juan Manuel Márquez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added age 45

40
81 81
Joey Giardello is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 78 (1930-2008)

41
65 55
Tiger Flowers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 32 (1895-1927)

42
43 41
Steve Collins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added age 54

43
30 33
Young Corbett III is listed (or ranked) 43 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.

44
57 47
Shane Mosley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added age 47

45
76 57
Julian Jackson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

46
27 22
Philadelphia Jack O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added Died at 64 (1878-1942)

47
119 132
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
Rocky Holmes added age 41

48
38 32
Michael Nunn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added age 55

49
23 28
Johnny Dundee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added Died at 72 (1893-1965)

50
50 54
Micky Ward is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time
age 53