In almost all parts of the world, there are various boxers and sportspersons who have been long known for their professionalism and awesome skills. The records they made in their particular fields are remarkable. By the mid-nineties, the professional boxing saw a huge transformation. Now it has become a game of international level, in which the winners are awarded high amounts and great titles. Check list of top 10 greatest boxers in the history.
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10. Max Schmeling
Max Schmeling has been a legendary German boxer. He is one of the heavyweight champions in the world who remained in dominance from 1930 onward. It is very unfortunate that Max’s boxing skills were negatively used by Hitler. In some of his boxing championships with American legend Joe Louis in 1936, Max Schmeling was the winner.
9. Azumah Nelson
Azumah Nelson is one of the most famous boxers of all time. He is an African boxer. For many years, Azumah (from 1984 to 1997) was titled with Featherweight and Super Featherweight Champion in the world. He defeated many famous boxers in the history including Jeff Fenech, Pernell Whitaker, and Salvador Sánchez.
8. Dariusz Michalczewski
For all the boxing fans, the name of Dariusz is not new. It is referred to as “the beast” of his field. Years after years, Dariusz gave outstanding performance, and was never afraid of accepting even the toughest challenges. He became a world champion in two weight divisions. He was given the WBO Light Heavyweight title from 1994 to 2003.
7. Eder Jofre
Eder Jofre is another great boxer from Brazil. He is the son of a Greek, Aristides, and an Italian mother. Eder Jofre is one of the superb boxers who won the title of Bantamweight. He is four-times winner of the world championship, and also won 72 other titles during his career. He is often nicknamed as ‘Fighting Harada’.
6. Roberto Duran
Roberto Duran, the Panamanian legend, is one of the finest male boxers of all time. During 2002, he was selected by The Ring magazine as 5th best boxer of the last eighty years. There are a lot of championships Roberto won during his career. Some of his titles are lightweight (1972–9), welterweight (1980), light middleweight (1983–4), and middleweight (1989).
5. Gennady Golovkin
Gennady Golovkin is a gold medalist. He was awarded the title of 2003 World Amateur Championship. Not only this but also, Gennady won silver medal in the 2004 Olympics in Athens. He is one of the best boxers with huge fan-base. Some of his finest performances are the reigning WBA, and IBO middleweight world champion.
4. Nicolino Locche
Nicolino Locche is a well known boxing expert of the era. He is a great defensive boxer of all time. He is, along with Floyd Mayweather and Willie Pep is a boxer with maximum records. Nicolino started his career at the age of 19, and kept on learning boxing. As a result, he started competing in national and international boxing tournaments, and won the WBA Light Welterweight title four times.
3. Jimmy Wilde
Jimmy Wilde has been an excellent Welsh boxer. He won the flyweight title seven times in his career. He was retired from his boxing during 1923, after giving so gaining so much repute the world over. I must say Jimmy is one of the expert boxers with a record of 139 wins.
2. Vitali Klitschko
Vitali Klitschko is the elder brother of heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko. He can also be regarded as the former WBC, WBO, and The Ring magazine heavyweight champion. There is a long list of his incredible ratings as a boxer. He was stood first in several heavyweight boxing championships.
1. Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao is considered another great boxer of all time. He was the only world champion who won the title more than ten times. He was also the winner of the lineal title four times. His nickname is “Fighter of the Decade” which was given to him after his beautiful performance in 2000. He is the only American to receive such a high repute.
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