Best boxers of all time

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Best boxers of all time

My opinion

1. Floyd Mayweather Jr
2. Joe Louis
3. Ray Robinson
4. Muhammad Ali
5. Terence Crawford
6. Julio Cesar Chavez
7. Vasyl Lomachencko
8. Marvin Hagler
9. Ray Leonard
10. Andre Ward
11. Rocky Marciano
12. Roy Jones Jr
13. Roberto Duran
14. George Foreman
15. Bernard Hopkins

Could be way off, just a start, those are definitely my top 4, but the rest I'm not sure about.

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I'll go top 15 for me, and only guys I got to see in their prime, and when I remember(so from about 1991 to present), and in no particular order initially, at least until I think about it more.

1. Floyd Jr (top 5 all-time for me)
2. BHop (also in my top 5)
3. Roy Jones Jr ( his peak may have been the best I've ever seen)
4. GGG (still best fighter in the world to me until he loses)
5. Loma (likely most skilled of this generation, though I think he still has a few things to prove to shake some of the doubters off)
6. James Toney ( an absolute craftsman in the ring, if he only had a better work ethic)
7. Lennox Lewis ( best of the second best generation of heavyweights, the 90's)
8. George Foreman (old man edition George was a joy to watch, and still could crack with the youngins)
9. Tyson Fury ( the kid can flat out box, and in his prime, he would have been scary for anyone with his technique and ring craft).
10. Andre Ward (can't deny his credentials)
11. Winky Wright( always one of my favorites, and like Calzaghe, you'd expect him to get mowed down by these fighters, that he go in and pick apart)
12. Miguel Cotto ( too good, too skilled, and a killer left hook, in addition to being, at least seemingly, a very good man as well).
13. Wilder (just too damn fun to watch, and that power is otherworldly; makes his iffy ring craft at times moot very quickly)
14. Pac Man (won titles in so many divisions, and was the most feared man in boxing, not named Mike Tyson, during his prime)
15. Kostya Tszyu (the first "little guy" I became a fan of, and one of the best Super Lightweights ever in his prime.)

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Lol I have not quite seen lists like these before but I guess they are all opinions at the end of the day.

1 SRR
2 Hary Greb
3 Henry Armstrong
4 Sam Langford
5 Ezzard Charles
6 Joe Gans
7 Bob Fitzsimmons
8 Archie Moore
9 Willie Pep
10 Benny Leonard
11 Joe Louis
12 Muhammad Ali
13 Roberto Duran
14 Jimmy Wilde
15 Floyd (and I thought this was high lol)
16 SRL
17 Terry McGovern
18 Mickey Walker
19 Barney Ross
20 George Dixon

Still working out a top 100 but not close to being done yet

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Crawford top 5 of all time?! He hasn't been anyone yet mate.

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Top 2 in the world today and has been for a couple of years in my opinion. I think Crawford would have beaten any light welterweight except Mayweather, it's very tough to say, when you talk about great fighters from different eras.

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Indeed. Do you think he would have beaten pacman in his prime?

When we're discussing the best of all time one thing that should be taken into consideration in my humble opinion is how many weights they've won at. Pacman has beaten MUCH bigger guys than him over 8 weight categories. Crawford's still got some way to go. Granted he's not a particularly big welter.

It doesn't take anything away from a fighters talent at their natural weight but when they prove they can beat the best bigger guys, that's all time hall of fame material.

If Crawford wants to belong in these types of discussions he should go and beat the best big guy in his current division - Spence jnr. screw promoters.

Before the Mikey fight I fancied Crawford to beat Spence. Now, having seen what Spence can do boxing long, I'm not so sure.

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Yes I do, but not Mayweather. HBO did a lot to make Pacquiao seem better than Mayweather when he wasn't in my opinion.

All good points, but the best fighter doesn't always have the best legacy, reputation.

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So Crawford should go to PBC to fight Spence? Why is he obliged to do that exactly? Spence is going to spend the next year or more chasing in-house fighters like Porter and Thurman. It makes no sense for Crawford to give up leverage by moving to PBC when he has to wait for the fight anyways.

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@140 I would pick Pea, Duran, Napoles or Pryor over him without much thought. I am sure there are others. But not trying to take anything away from him. I think he is solid

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Fair enough, but like you said, you can't I prove who would win imaginary fights that never happened, so it is all opinions on who would have won, can be debated all day long.

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Is there that much to go off of to see how good Napoles was at Super Lightweight? I know he beat Perkins but I couldn't find any film of that fight.

Who would you favor for guys such as Duilio Loi, Niccolino Locche, and Wilfred Benitez versus Crawford at Super Lightweight?

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'so it is all opinions on who would have won, can be debated all day long.'

That's why we're here isn't it? ;-)

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Yeah man, but it is hard to make a good argument either way, it is sometimes a stalemate before it has even begun when arguing about fighters in different eras.

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TOP 20 BEST BOXERS EVER

1. Rocky Marciano (USA) 49-0-0-0 (43 KO)
2. Willie Pep (USA) 229-11-1-0 (65 KO)
3. Sugar Ray Robinson (USA) 173-19-6-2-1 (108 KO)
4. Sugar Ray Leonard (USA) 36-3-1-0 (25 KO)
5. Roberto Durán (Panama) 119-16-0-0 (70 KO)
6. Khaosai Galaxy (Thailand) 50-1-0-0 (44 KO)
7. Joe Calzaghe (UK) 46-0-0-0 (32 KO)
8. Archie Moore (USA) 186-23-10-0 (132 KO)
9. Julio César Chávez (Mexico) 107-6-2-0 (85 KO)
10. Roy Jones Jr. (USA/Russia) 66-9-0-0 (47 KO)
11. Marvin Hagler (USA) 62-3-2-0 (52 KO)
12. Ezzard Charles (USA) 95-25-2-0 (52 KO)
13. Jersey Joe Walcott (USA) 51-18-1-0 (32 KO)
14. Joe Louis (USA) 66-3-0-0 (52 KO)
15. Manny Pacquiao (Philippines) 60-7-2-0 (39 KO)
16. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (USA) 50-0-0-0 (27 KO)
17. Sandy Saddler (USA) 145-16-2-0 (104 KO)
18. Oscar De La Hoya (USA/Mexico) 39-6-0-0 (30 KO)
19. Cassius Clay (USA) 56-5-0-0 (37 KO)
20. Gennady Golovkin (Kazakhstan) 38-1-1-0 (34 KO)