If we had a penny for every fighter who declared himself the greatest of all time or the best ever, we’d have a lot of pennies. However, even with the number of the great fighters that have come in generation after generation, only a handful have been considered as part of the all-time list. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Muhammad Ali: Ali is undoubtedly the brightest light the boxing world has ever known. He had it all: charisma, skill, and belief in himself. No other boxer in history would ever be as popular and as well-loved.
Sugar Ray Robinson: Often placed at the top of greatest pound-for-pound fighters’ lists, Robinson was a champion’s champion. He defended his belt on a weekly basis and had everything a boxer needed to clean out divisions.
The Four Kings: As a collective whole, Sugar Ray Leonard, Tommy Hearns, Roberto Duran, and Marvin Hagler ruled the middle divisions of boxing for a good decade-and-a-half. They were never afraid to face each other and had unparalleled boxing techniques uniquely their own.
Mike Tyson: Kid Dynamite or Iron Mike – this man was a force of nature. At his peak, no other fighter stood a chance. He was as fast as he was powerful. And nobody could penetrate his defense.
Roy Jones Jr.: It is universally believed that a Roy Jones Jr. at his peak was the most talented and skillful boxer in history. Although he was often criticized for fighting tomato cans, it was only because of how easy he made it look when he beat every fighter that came up against him.