10. Marvelous Marvin Hagler:  62 – 3 – 2, 52 KO’s   (Middleweight)

  • Undisputed Middleweight Champion form 1980-1987.
  • Made 12 undisputed title defenses.
  • Holds the highest KO% of any undisputed champion in Middleweight history at 78%.

9.  Rocky Marciano:  49 – 0 – 0, 43 KO’s   (Heavyweight)

  • Held world heavyweight title from 1952-1956.
  • Defended heavyweight title 6 times.
  • Finished career undefeated with a KO% of 87.75%

8.  Julio Cesar Chavez:  107 – 6 – 2, 86 KO’s   (Lightweight)

  • 6 time world champion in 3 divisions.
  • Holds record for most successful title defenses at 27.
  • Considered the best Mexican fighter of all time.

7.  Roberto Duran:  103 – 16 – 0, 70 KO’s   (Lightweight)

  • Held titles in 4 different weights.  Lightweight (1972-79), Welterweight (1980), Junior Middleweight (1983-84), Middleweight (1989).
  • Considered greatest Lightweight of all time.

6.  Larry Holmes:  69 – 6 – 0, 44 KO’s   (Heavyweight)

  • Made 20 successful title defenses, placing him only behind Wladimir Klitschko (22), and Joe Louis (25).
  • One of 5 men ever to defeat Muhammad Ali.
  • WBC heavyweight champion form 1978-83, TheRing Champion form 1980-85, & IBF champion form 1983-85.

5.  Willie Pep:  229 – 11 – 1, 65 KO’s   (Featherweight)

  • Fought a total of 1956 rounds over 241 fights in a 26 year career.
  • Ranked #1 Featherweight ever by the International Boxing Research Organization in 2005.
  • Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.

4.  Muhammad Ali:  56 – 5 – 0, 37 KO’s   (Heavyweight)

  • The only 3-time Lineal Heavyweight Champion in boxing history.
  • Crowned “Sportsman of the century” by Sports Illustrated.
  • Won first heavyweight title in a huge upset against Sonny Liston.

3.  Joe Louis:  66 – 3 – 0, 52 KO’s   (Heavyweight)

  • Held World Heavyweight title from 1937-1949.
  • Holds the record for most successful consecutive title defenses for any division at 25.
  • Considered by most, the greatest Heavyweight of all time.

2.  Floyd Mayweather Jr:  49 – 0 – 0, 26 KO’s   (Welterweight)

  • Recently retired undefeated, tying Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0.
  • Won World Titles in 5 different weight classes.  (Super Featherweight, Lightweight, Junior Welterweight, Weltereight, Junior Middleweight).
  • Highest paid athlete in the world.

1.  Sugar Ray Robinson:  173 – 19 – 6, 108 KO’s   (Welterweight)

  • Had a 91 fight unbeaten streak from 1943-1951.
  • Widely considered the best boxer ever.
  • The Pound For Pound list was created because of him.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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