Top 10 Most Famous Boxers of All Time

Boxing is a sport that needs discipline, hard work, professional combat skills, temperament, and abilities to convert opportunities into achievements. If all these qualities are found in a boxer, then no one can stop him from getting significant success in his boxing career. The top 10 most famous boxers of all time have all these qualities. These qualities led them to become the greatest boxers in the history of Boxing. Let’s check the list of the top 10 most famous boxers of all time.    

Archie Moore (183-23-10-132 KO)    

Archie Moore, one of the greatest boxers of all time, started his boxing career against Billy Simms in 1935. Archie Moore lost his first-ever Boxing about against Billy Adams in 1937. In 1946, Archie Moore won the California state middleweight title after winning against famous African-American boxer Jack Chase.

Archie Moore won the USA California state light heavyweight title against Bobby Zander in 1947. In 1952, Archie Moore won his 3rd boxing title against Joey Maxim and retained this title for 9 years. Archie Moore fought his 220th boxing bout against Mike DiBiase, his last one. In December 1998, Archie Moore, one of the top 10 most famous boxers of all time, died at the age of 84.    

  • Archie Moore also achieved decent success as a film actor.    
  • Archie Moore is one of the few boxers to win 150+ boxing bouts.    

Manny Pacquiao (62–8–2, 39 KO)

Famous Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao started his boxing career in 1995 with a win against Edmund Enting Ignacio. Pacquiao achieved magnificent success in his early years of Boxing. At the age of 19, Manny Pacquiao won the OPBF flyweight title against Chokchai Chockvivat.     

In 1998, Manny Pacquiao won the WBC Flyweight championship against famous Thai boxer Chatchai Sasakul. After achieving success, Manny Pacquiao took retirement from his boxing career in 2021. His immense success for the Philippines as a boxer puts him in the top 10 most famous boxers of all time.    

  • Manny Pacquiao followed another dream of his life, as he joined politics and got elected for 3 vital posts in the Philippines Government.    
  • Manny Pacquiao has also achieved significant achievements in Basketball.    

Ezzard Charles (95-25-1, 52KO)

One of the Top 10 famous boxers of all time, Ezzard Charles, started his boxing career in 1940 against Melody Johnson. The year 1944 was the year for Ezzard Charles to win first-ever professional boxing title. Ezzard Charles won the Inter-Allied light heavyweight title against Al Barlow. In 1949, Ezzard Charles won the NBA heavyweight title against Jersey Joe Walcott. After winning excellent bouts, Ezzard Charles announced retirement from Boxing. May 28, 1975, was a sad day for boxing fans as one of the top 10 most famous boxers of all time, Ezzard Charles, died at the age of 53.     

  • Ezzard Charles won a total of 7 gold medals in his boxing career, which is why he is on the list of the top 10 most famous boxers of all time.    
  • For his enormous achievements as a boxer, Ezzard is named as the most incredible light heavyweight boxer.    

Willie Pep (229-11-1, 65 KO)

Willie Pep started his boxing career against Joey Marcus in 1940. In 1943, Willie’s streak of winning 62 games broke as he was defeated in a fight against Sammy Angott. Willie Pep won the NYSAC and The Ring featherweight title in 1942 and retained this title for 6 years.     

After achieving incredible achievements as a professional boxer, Willie Pep retired in 1966 at the age of 43. One of the Top 10 most famous boxers of all time, Willie Pep, died at the age of 84 in 2006. His extraordinary achievements remain in the minds of his fans.    

  • Willie Pep is known for his incredible fitness, speed, and elusiveness in the boxing world.    
  • In 1945, The Ring magazine named Willie Pep Fighter of the Year.    

Floyd Mayweather (50-0, 27KO)

Floyd Mayweather is an American-born Professional boxer who started his boxing career in 1996. Remaining unbeaten, Floyd Mayweather won the WBC super featherweight title against famous Mexican boxer Genaro Hernández in 1998. Insane achievements and records justify his place in the list of Top 10 most famous boxers of all time.    

Floyd Mayweather won a bronze medal in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, which added another achievement in Floyd’s decorated career. In 2017, at the age of 43, Floyd Mayweather announced retirement from Boxing, and because of his excellent achievements, he was on the list of top 10 most famous boxers of all time.    

  • Floyd Mayweather became 2nd boxer in 2017 to remain unbeaten after 50 fights.    
  • Floyd Mayweather won 15 championships in his boxing career, which is one of incredible achievements of Floyd in boxing.    

Émile Griffith (85-24-3, 23KO)    

Emile Griffith was a professional boxer from the U.S. Virgin Islands who started his boxing career in 1958. The improbable career record of Emile Griffith justifies his place in the top 10 most famous boxers of all time. Emile Griffith won the NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring welterweight title in 1961 after winning against famous Cuban boxer Benny Paret.    

After achieving much success throughout his boxing career, Emile Griffith announced his retirement from Boxing in 1977. In 2013, Emile Griffith died at the age of 75. His remarkable achievements made him one of the top 10 most famous boxers of all time.    

  • In 2002, Emile was listed in Ring Magazine’s list of 80 greatest fighters of the last 80 years.    
  • Emile Griffith is still the 127th-ranked boxer in the BoxRec ranking of greatest pound-per-pound boxers of all time.    

Tony Canzoneri (141-24-10, 44 KO)    

Famous American boxer Tony Canzoneri started his professional boxing career in 1925. In 1927, he won vacant NYSAC and The Ring featherweight titles after beating his countryman, Johnny Dundee. Tony Canzoneri’s professional boxing records make him one of the top 10 most famous boxers of all time.     

After winning various famous titles in Boxing, Tony Canzoneri announced retirement in 1939. In 1959, Tony Canzoneri died at the age of 51. His extraordinary records as a boxer are unforgettable.    

  • Boxing writer Bert Sugar ranked Tony Canzoneri as the 12th most outstanding boxer ever.    
  • Tony Canzoneri is also named in the exclusive group of boxing world champions.      

Joe Louis (66-3, 52 KO)    

American boxer Joe Louis achieved immense success in his boxing career, making him one of the top 10 most famous boxers of all time. Joe Louis started his boxing career in 1934 at the age of 20.     

After 3 years after his debut in 1937, Joe Louis won his first-ever major boxing championship. Joe Louis won the NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring heavyweight title against James J. Braddock and retained this title for 13 years.    

 After registering his name in the list of Top 10 most famous boxers of all time, Joe Louis announced his retirement from Boxing in 1951. Joe Louis died in 1981 at the age of 66. His remarkable achievements are unforgettable.    

  • Joe Louis won 3 Gold medals in his boxing career.    
  • Joe Louis made a record of winning 25 consecutive title defenses for all weight classes.    

Ray Robinson (174-19-8, 109 KO)    

Ray Robinson was an American boxer who started his boxing career in 1940. Ray is one of the most decorated American boxers after winning many famous championships in his boxing career. Ray Robinson remained unbeaten in his first 40 fights, which showed his aggression and possession over his opponent.     

In 1946, Ray Robinson won his first-ever boxing championship, vacant NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring welterweight titles. His remarkable approach in 3 significant boxing categories makes him one of the Top 10 famous boxers.     

Ray Robinson won vacant NYSAC, NBA, and The Ring in middleweight, Weatherweight, and heavyweight categories, showing his commendable Boxing achievements.    

  • Winning 4 Gold medals as a boxer justifies Ray Robinson’s name in the Top 10 most famous boxers of all time.      
  • In 2002, Bert Sugar named him the greatest fighter of all time.    

Muhammad Ali  (56-5, 37 KO)  

As a boxing fan, everyone will surely know the incredible success of Muhammad Ali. One of the top heavyweight boxers, Muhammad Ali, started his boxing career in 1960 with a win over his countryman, Tunney Hunsaker.     

His feared boxing style helped Muhammad Ali win the WBA, WBC, NYSAC, and The Ring heavyweight titles in 1964. Muhammad Ali was also the undisputed champion from 1974 to 1978 and the WBA and Ring heavyweight champion.    

Muhammad Ali won 7 Gold medals in his boxing career, including the 1960 Rome Olympics Gold Medal. After achieving sky-touching achievements as a boxer, Muhammad Ali announced retirement in 1981 after fighting his last fight against Jamaican boxer Trevor Berbick.     

After achieving immense success and records, Muhammad Ali fulfilled all the conditions to be on the list of the top 10 most famous boxers of all time. At the age of 74 years, Muhammad Ali died in 2016. His name will be remembered as the greatest boxer of all time.    

  • Achieving significant success as a boxer in the 20th century, Muhammad Ali was given the title GOAT, or “Greatest of all time.”    
  • Muhammad Ali earned several awards as a boxer, including Sports Personality of the Century by the BBC and Sportsman of the Century by Sports Illustrated.    
Muhammad Afzaal Hassan
Muhammad Afzaal Hassan
Afzaal excels in creating compelling narratives, match analyses, and player profiles, showcasing a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling. Cricket and Football are his favorite sports but he also has an interest in UFC, Boxing, and Wrestling. He is a dedicated professional committed to delivering content that informs, entertains, and inspires sports enthusiasts.

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