Here is the list of the 10 greatest boxing fighters published by BoxRec that has faced many controversies.
Recently, BoxRec has published a list of the 10 greatest boxers. Headed by Floyd Mayweather, the boxer holds a record of 50 wins in a 21-year career. “Single-handed defeat” has held many world championships in 5 weight classes, and is considered one of the boxers with the best defensive skills ever.
Mayweather was voted BoxRec’s greatest boxer
Behind Mayweather is Manny Pacquiao – the defeat of former American puncher in the super classic match in 2015. “Pac Man” is also the only person on the list still playing professionally. Muhammad Ali – the late legend is considered by many fans to be the greatest puncher, ranked 4th, behind Carlos Monzon.
BoxRec’s list is not less controversial, when names like Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Rocky Marciano or Roberto Duran … are not in the top 10. Even, there are opinions against the No. 1 and 2.
Mayweather retired with unbeaten record. However, the former American puncher lost points in the eyes of the NHM, because most accepted to compete with weaker opponents to maintain the unbeaten chain. For Paccquiao, the Filipino puncher was the first boxer to win 8 different weight classes, but most boxing fans said that “Pac Man” was not enough to rank above Ali.
The fourth position of the legendary Ali is not less controversial.
Top 10 greatest boxers voted by BoxRec are as follows.
10. Julio Cesar Chavez – 107-6-2 (Win – Loss – Draw)
9. Oscar De La Hoya – 39-6-0
8. Archie Moore – 186-23-10
7. Joe Louis – 66-3-0
6. Bernard Hopkins – 55-8-2
5. Sugar Ray Robinson – 174-19-6
4. Muhammad Ali – 56-5-0
3. Carlos Monzon – 87-3-9
2. Manny Pacquiao – 62-7-2
1. Floyd Mayweather – 50-0-0