Boxing, a sport that has an immense and selective audience. This sport has also produced some of the greatest athletes in the history of sports. Boxing is a sport involving physicality, concentration, and determination. Very few athletes can make a great combination of all of the 3 attributes. And the ones who successfully master this art, are exquisite. They make boxing look sexy. From Floyd Mayweather to Muhammad Ali, all of these sportsmen have had a special kind of love for the punches and the jabs! Here is a roundup of the top 5 professional boxers of all time: –
Joe Luis: –
Joseph Barrow, nicknamed, Brown Bomber in the ring is undoubtedly a part of this all-time list. With a record of 66-3, Joe dominated the circuit in the early 1930s. Joe burst on the scene after winning the 1934 Chicago Golden Gloves and 1934 US National Championships. He won a total of 52 games via a straight knockout. Hailing from Alabama Joe was known for his calm demeanor in the ring. His dodges and timely jabs were a sight for a million. He definitely had many fans across the globe!
Mike Tyson: –
Nicknamed “Iron Mike” or “The Baddest Man on the Planet” later on in his career, Mike extensively dominated the boxing circuit. Mike played from 1985 to 2005. Mike won his first 19 professional fights by knockout and 12 of them came in the first round itself. Coming in from New York, Mike had the opportunity to explore the sport. Of his total 58 fights, he has a record of 50-6 with 2 being a no result.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.: –
FMJ is without a doubt a dominant force in the modern era of boxing. A favorite for the bookies, FMJ has the ability to win every game he takes part in. Floyd’s mental strength makes him unique. His short-arm jab and punches are super strong. The moment Floyd connects them you are sure that the match has ended. His professional boxing record is 50-0. Mayweather is yet to be defeated in his professional career.
Sugar Ray Robinson: –
Sugar Ray Robinson, is one of those athletes who have been a part of several games. This veteran was added to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in the year 1990. He came fourth in the years 1939 and 1940 after winning the New York Golden Gloves. Sugar Ray, born Walker Smith Jr hailed from Georgia. He bid adieu to the world in 1989 but his record of 173-19 speaks a lot about himself.
Muhammad Ali: –
Muhammad Ali born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was born in Louisville Kentucky. Ali unquestionably is the greatest boxer of all time. He has a professional as well as a successful amateur boxing career. At the age of 18, Muhammad won a gold in boxing at the Summer Olympics of 1960. This was just the beginning. Ali has an unimaginable record of 56-5 in the 61 professional games he played.