Who Are Your Top 5 Favorite Boxers Ever

Discussion in 'Other Sports & Non-Sports Talk' started by johnnyboy1999, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. johnnyboy1999

    johnnyboy1999 New Member

    These are mine.

    1. Muhammad Ali

    2. Joe Louis

    3. Sunny Liston

    4. Jack Johnson

    5. Joe Fraizer

    I like the styles that all of these boxers had and i like their technique. Looking back at old clips of these guys, I found that all of them were very technically sound boxers. The y knew how to throw and land their punches with brutal efficiency and consistency.
  2. ty4orce

    ty4orce Active Member

    Hmnn...no Sugar Ray Robinson?
  3. ranbethscards

    ranbethscards Moderator Moderator

    Really? you left off Sugar Ray and Roberto?
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  4. IQless1

    IQless1 Active Member

    Age before beauty:

    Jack Dempsey
    Joe Louis
    Rocky Marciano
    Mohammed Ali
    Mike Tyson

    Honorable mention:

    George Chuvalo
  5. ty4orce

    ty4orce Active Member

    I guess not many know of Sugar Ray Robinson's accomplishments for a boxing history fan a no-no.......as for my buddy Roberto "hands of Stone"Duran....knocking out a horse at 15 years of age what can I say except I seen him beat Sugar Ray here in Montreal it was one of the best boxing nights I had ever witnessed live I seen Clevland Denny killed by Geatan Hart ,I seen big John Tate run away in the ring literally turn around and run from Trevor Berbick,and I seen Duran beat Leonard in a no fix fight because of being here in Montreal I truly believe that and much much more....here is a little history on why Roberto is ranked 5th greatest fighter in the last 80 years by ring boxing.......
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberto_Durán
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  6. ty4orce

    ty4orce Active Member

    Boxing and fighting was much a part of my life as a youngster and odd time present day but for a longest time there has not been the same class of fighters as 60's through the 80's..there were just so many great fighters and fights in all divisions ...I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed so many great great fights!
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  7. IQless1

    IQless1 Active Member

    Yeah, I always had respect for Duran. He's definitely in my top ten.
  8. MatthewDodd888

    MatthewDodd888 New Member

    This is my top 5

    1. Joe Louis
    2. Muhammed Ali
    3. Sugar Ray Robinson
    4. Jack Jhonson
    5. Mike Tyson

    I hope you guys agree and if you don't Im sure both Johnnyboy and me would like to hear your top 5 boxers of all time. Thankyou.
  9. jamesmajin

    jamesmajin New Member

    David Haye. He is a fantastic boxer, as proven by his world title and he is a genuine, nice, funny guy too! Just a shame that the press conference brawl with Chisora will always be remembered whenever his name is mentioned. Puts a real dampener on his career!
  10. djarum1

    djarum1 New Member

    Ali's in my top five, and here's why. It's not just because of his skill in the ring, in my mind he is almost undisputed in this case. But it's also his actions and wit outside of the ring. His fight for civil rights, in my mind, rivals his fights with gloves. My favorite is his experience in a diner in Louisville after winning a gold medal.

    http://www.esquire.com/features/what-ive-learned/ESQ0104-JAN_FIGHTERS
  11. JoshSmith100

    JoshSmith100 Member

    My top 5 favorite boxers are

    1) Bernard Hopkins

    2) Muhammed Ali

    3) Mike Tyson

    4) Joe Frazier

    5) Roy Jones Jr.
  12. CavaloBranco

    CavaloBranco New Member

    1. Muhammad Ali

    2. Sugar Ray

    3.Myke Tyson

    4. Jack Johnson

    5. Sunny Liston
  13. bigteeth96

    bigteeth96 Member

    Muhammad Ali
    Pacquiao
    Mayweather
    Mike Tyson
    Mr T

    I am not a huge fan of boxing but I think it is interesting to see how the results go. These are the first 5 that come to mind when I think of boxers.
  14. pojokers

    pojokers Member

    In no particular order:
    Mohammed Ali
    Joe Frazier
    Joe Louis
    Sugar Ray Robinson
    Evander Holyfield

    I'm not so big on boxing nowadays but here those are my favorites. They're all legit, respectable boxers, masters of the sport.
  15. mleocasas

    mleocasas Member

    Ali, Liston, Louis, Robinson, Holyfield. I love boxing, it's rooted in such sheer athleticism and passion. What's weird though, is how even 'amateur' boxers are somewhat dedicated athletes...like there's not really a big recreational, 'I box on the weekends with some friends' community. With the rigt protective gear it doesn't have to be dangerous as a pastime.

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