Boxing is one of the most difficult sports in the world. It is also said to be savage in comparison to many people. We’ve listed the top 10 heavyweight boxing champions of the world, according to their careers and boxing, taking into account their careers and stats. Here are the 10 greatest boxers of all time in the World history.
10. Evander Holyfield
Nickname: The Real Deal
Evander Holyfield, one of the most prominent names of the professional boxing world, won 54 games in which 27 games were knocked out with 2 draws and 10 defeats. Nevertheless, Holyfield’s performances with Mike Tyson were watched with curiosity and excitement all over the world.
In the first encounter, Holyfield takes the unfortunate event of the rematch, Mike Tyson snaps Holyfield’s ear and signs an unforgettable event. Moreover, Holyfield, who came into the ring with many important names during his career, is one of the memorable moments with George Foreman, who faced names like Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.
9. Lennox Lewis
Nickname: Shrub Harness
Lennox Lewis takes 32 contests out of 41 matches with 1 draw and 2 defeats. He is one of 3 boxers with 3 heavyweight world champions with Muhammad Ali and Vitali Klitschko. On April 22, 2001, one of the biggest surprises in the history of boxing is experienced. Lennox Lewis gets Hashim Rahman knocked out in the 5th round. Nevertheless, Lennox Lewis, who reclaims his title in the second run by denying Mike Tyson and Vitali Klitschko his aftermath.
8. Wladimir Klitschko
Nickname: Dr. Steelhammer
In the official competitions he has won so far, he has taken 51 of 59 matches with a knockout. He just lost 3 contests and has no ties. In the meanwhile, he is the brother of Vitali Klistchko. Once the Klitschko brothers blow the storm. Wladimir Klitschko won his first 25 games and made a great start. In his 26th game against Wladimir Roos Purittiy who shocked the authorities, he gets his first defeat. Nevertheless, these two brothers have achieved a first time in the world and by holding 3 of the 4 important belts in themselves in a period of time.
7. Vitali Klistchko
Nickname: Dr. Ironfist
He won 41 out of 47 contests by knocked out in official competitions. There are 2 defeats as well. Also, Wladimir Klitschko is his brother. In his professional boxing career, he has won 26 of 26 matches in a row. He won his first World Championship by knocking out in 2 rounds.
While he had a match with Chris Bryd, Vitali, he was the leader of game but unfortunately he injured his left shoulder and got the first defeat against Chris Bryd. His second defeat is against Lennox Lewis in the WBC title match. Due to the injury in 2004, he has been away from the rings for 4.5 years, but his return has been spectacular. Moreover, his first match after his return was knocked out in the 8th round. As a result, he has the success of having the highest knockout rate of all time.
6. Larry Holmes
Nickname: The Easton Assassin
The legendary boxer won 44 games out of 75 matches. ın the end,he has 6 defeats only. He is the longest-running champion of the world championship after Loe Luis. In addition, he has managed to defeat Muhammad Ali in his career. He lost his first defeat to Michael Spinks. However, the legendary boxer also took his only knockout defeat in the 1988 round of Mike Tyson’s 4th round in his 75 contests of professional boxing career.
5. Joe Frazier
Nickname: Smoking Joe
He had total of 37 games in his career and got 27 out of 32 matches by knockout. He has 4 defeats and 1 draw. He made his mark on the same period of time with Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. Muhammad Ali tasted his first defeat by Joe Frazier. It has become a phenomenon with its own unique style and dressing out of the field. Nonetheless, he is the first winner of WBC belt which is one of the most prestigious federations in the world. He had his first defeat just in the 2nd Round with the contest of Foreman.
4. George Foreman
Nickname: Big George, The Heywood Giant
He has won 68 knocked out of 76 victories in a total of 81 competitions. He has 5 defeats only. Also, at the age of 45, he was the oldest heavyweight boxing champion. He captured an unforgettable series by wining 40 contests which has 37 knocked out. Gradually, it is one of the memorable moments with Joe Frazier, who was knocked out in the 2nd round. Nonetheless, Muhammad Ali ‘s first defeat was taken against him. Foreman, who ended his professional boxing career at the age of 48, is an unforgettable name that witnessed 4 different generations and lived championships all the time.
3. Rocky Marciano
Nickname: The Brockton Blockbuster, The Rock from Brockton
He is the only boxer who has ended all his contests undefeated until today. 43 out of 49 competitions in his career finished with a knockout. Also, the well-known Rocky Balboa is the person to whom the character is inspired.
2. Mike Tyson
Nickname: Kid Dynamite Iron Mike, The Baddest Man on the Planet.
He has a total of 58 official games with 44 knockouts and 6 defeats and 2 non-result matches. The first professional match in the first round of the 8th second, he knocked out his rival and has made a very good entry.
He holds the title of youngest heavyweight boxing champion. Although, Mike Tyson is shorter than heavier average, the attacker has received the admiration of boxing lovers with his rebel fights. In addition, Mike Tyson, who is also known for many events outside of his boxing life, has been in and out of jail several times and has experienced a rapid decline in his career with his prison adventures.
1. Muhammad Ali
Nickname: The Greatest, The Champ, The Louisville Lip
The legendary boxer is undoubtedly the greatest boxer ever. He has 61 contests with 37 knockout out of 56 wins. In the end, there are just 5 defeats he has.
10 Things You Should Know About Muhammad Ali
We lost one of the world’s most famous boxers Muhammad Ali on June 3, 2016. Muhammad Ali left behind a life full of truth and wrong. It has gained a worldwide reputation and has affected many people’s lives. Furthermore, we wanted to take a look at the life of Muhammad Ali in the United States, especially when black young people took a role model. Last of all, here are 10 things you should know about Muhammad Ali.
1) He was born on January 17, 1942 under the name Cassius Clay.
2) He started boxing at the age of 12 and he was 22 years old when he became world champion.
3) He joined the Rome Olympics in 1960 and won a gold medal for his country the USA.
4) In his autobiography of 1975, he describes it as follows. Moreover, fis friend and he went to a restaurant where only whites were served and they were not served. On top of that, they had to fight with heavy racist rhetoric. Shortly after the Olympics, he threw away the gold medal he had won into the Ohio River.
5) He was married on 17 August 1967.
His wife, Belinda Boyd, converted to Islam as Ali and became Khalilah Ali. The couple had four children. Leyla Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali, followed her father’s footsteps and became a boxer and won world championships.
6) Muhammad Ali was banned from boxing in 1967-1970 for refusing to participate in the Vietnam War. The period of , 25 – 29 years of age of his life is expected to be the most productive period of his career that passed without boxing and he returned to the rings on 8 March 1971 with Frazier. Game called boxing events of 100 years by the authorities, Ali lost with the referee’s decision.
7) In 1975, he converted to Islam and became the name of Muhammad Ali.
8) The famous boxer was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984.
It is said that Ali’s first knockout defeat in his life against Larry Holmes in 1980 triggered this disease.
9) Meanwile, we always remember Ali “I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee”
10) On 3 June 2016 we lost the world’s most charismatic boxer, Muhammad Ali.