|Top 10 Greatest Boxers of All Time|
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Boxing is a very popular sports event long since. If you find cruelty in this event then you must have missed out the art of this game. Punching, defecting, hands speeding all are something related to art. I found ten heavyweight boxers who could dominate over the boxing ring their time.
10. Kid Gavalian
Cuban professional boxer and world welterweight champion. Gavilan was known for his “bolo punch,” which was a combination of a hook and an uppercut. He said he developed the punch by cutting sugarcane during his youth in Cuba.
Gavilan was a flashy fighter and a skillful boxer who began his professional career in 1943 and compiled an impressive record in Cuba and Mexico before moving to the United States in the fall of 1946. His first world title match was fought on July 11, 1949, when he lost a 15-round decision to the defending world welterweight champion, Sugar Ray Robinson. In 1951 Robinson vacated his title and moved to the middleweight division; Gavilan gained international recognition as welterweight champion by defeating Johnny Bratton in a 15-round match. Gavilan successfully defended his title three times in 1952, against Bobby Dykes, Gil Turner, and Billy Graham, and three times again in 1953, knocking out Chuck Davey in 10 rounds and winning 15-round decisions over Carmen Basilio and Bratton. Gavilan tried to capture the middleweight title on April 2, 1954, but lost a 15-round decision to Carl (“Bobo”) Olson, and on October 20, 1954, he gave up his welterweight title when he lost a controversial 15-round decision to Johnny Saxton. Many reporters at ringside believed that Gavilan had won that fight, and there was speculation that the fight had been “fixed” without Gavilan’s knowledge. Gavilan’s career began to decline thereafter, but he did not retire until September 1958. He began losing his sight at the end of his career. Gavilan was inducted into The Ring magazine’s Boxing Hall of Fame in 1966.
9. Carlos Monzon
Carlos Monzón (August 7, 1942 – January 5, 1995) was an Argentine boxer who held the world middleweight title for 7 years, during which he made a then-division record of 14 defenses. His glamorous and violent life was avidly followed by the media, culminating with his trial for the murder of his (common-law) wife and his death in a car crash soon thereafter.
He was adored all over Argentina during his run of 14 title defenses of the world middleweight championship. He was accused many times of domestic violence by his two wives and many mistresses, and of beating paparazzi. He toured all of Latin America and Europe with Argentine and Italian models and actresses. He was accused of killing his (common-law) wife in 1989, and then sentenced to 11 years in jail. He died in a car crash during a weekend furlough. He would have been let free in 2001.
8. Sugar Ray Leonard
Sugar Ray Leonard (born Ray Charles Leonard on May 17, 1956) is a retired American professional boxer . Named Fighter of the Decade for the 1980s, he is widely considered to be one of the best boxers of all time, winning world titles at multiple weights and engaging in contests with such celebrated opponents as Wilfred Benitez, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran and Marvin Hagler. He was named after the singing legend Ray Charles. Leonard was given the nickname "Sugar" by his wife Juanita Wilkinson.
7. Willie Pep
Guglielmo Papaleo (September 19, 1922 – November 23, 2006) was an American boxer who was better known as Willie Pep. Pep boxed a total of 1956 rounds in the 242 bouts during his 26 year career, a considerable number of rounds and fights even for a fighter of his era. His final record was 230-11-1 with 65 knockouts. Pep, known for his speed and finesse, is considered to be one of the best fighters of the 20th century and was inducted to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.
6. Archie Moore
Archie Moore, born Archibald Wright (December 13, 1913 – December 9, 1998), was light heavyweight world boxing champion between 1952 and 1959 (and again in 1961) and had one of the longest professional careers in the history of his sport. A native of Benoit, Mississippi, raised in St. Louis, Mo., he died four days short of his 85th (or 82nd) birthday, in his adopted home of San Diego, California. He was an important community figure, and became involved in African American causes once his days as a fighter were over. Nicknamed "The Old Mongoose", Moore still holds the record for the most career knockouts by any boxer, at 131. He also became a successful character actor in television and film. He placed #4 on Ring Magazine's list of "100 greatest punchers of all time".
5. Roberto Duran
Roberto Durán (born June 16, 1951) is a retired professional boxer from Panama, widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all-time. A versatile brawler in the ring, he was nicknamed "Manos de Piedra" (or "Hands of Stone") during his career.
In 2002, he was chosen by The Ring Magazine to be the 5th greatest fighter of the last 80 years. Bert Sugar rates him as the 8th greatest fighter of all-time. He held world titles at four different weights - lightweight (1972-79), welterweight (1980), junior middleweightmiddleweight (1989). He was the second boxer to have fought in five different decades. (1983-84) and
He finally retired in January 2002 at age 50 (having previously retired in 1998) following a bad car crash in October 2001, with a professional record of 119 fights, 103 wins with 70 KOs. Up until the second Ray Leonard fight, he was trained by legendary boxing trainer Ray Arcel.
4. Joe Louis
Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981), better known as Joe Louis, was the world heavyweight boxing champion from 1937 to 1949. Nicknamed the Brown Bomber, Louis helped elevate boxing from a nadir in popularity in the post-Jack Dempsey and was ranked number one on Ring Magazine's list of 100 Greatest Punchers of All Time. era by establishing a reputation as an honest, hardworking fighter at a time when the sport was dominated by gambling interests. Louis's championship reign lasted 140 consecutive months, during which he participated in 27 championship fights, including 25 successful title defenses – all records for the heavyweight division. In 2005, Louis was named the greatest heavyweight of all time by the International Boxing Research Organization,
Louis's cultural impact was felt well outside the ring. He is widely regarded as the first African American to achieve the status of a nationwide hero within the United States, and was also a focal point of anti-Nazi sentiment leading up to and during World War II. He also was instrumental in integrating the game of golf, breaking the sport's color barrier in America by appearing under a sponsor's exemption in a PGA event in 1952.