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George Foreman Names The 10 Greatest Heavyweights Of All Time, Muhammad Ali Only Ranks Fifth

George Foreman Names The 10 Greatest Heavyweights Of All Time, Muhammad Ali Only Ranks Fifth

George Foreman has revealed that boxing legend Joe Louis ranks at the No 1 spot in his top 10 heavyweight legends of all time.

Louis is widely considered as one of the best boxers of all time and was named in Deontay Wilder's Mount Rushmore of heavyweight legends.

And Foreman, who is also considered as one of the best boxers of all time, placed the 'Brown Bomber' ahead of the legendary Rocky Marciano.

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The legendary John L Sullivan and Jack Johnson finished third and fourth respectively in Foreman's rankings.

Boxing icon Muhammad Ali, who is considered by many as the best boxer of all time, surprisingly finished fifth in Foreman's list.

Foreman clashed with Ali in their historic Rumble in the Jungle fight in 1974, with the 'Greatest' pulling off a sensational upset against 'Big George.'

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The 71-year-old boxing legend has since praised Ali for his performance and holds him in high regards, despite ranking him fifth in his top 10 heavyweights of all time.

Floyd Patterson, Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson finished sixth, seventh and eighth respectively.

Evander Holyfield, who Lewis and Tyson named as their toughest opponent, ranked ninth and Jack Dempsey rounded off the top 10.

Foreman later tweeted out that "there is no room for argument" on the top two spots featuring Louis and Marciano.

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However, the former two-time world heavyweight champ claimed there could be wiggle room for other boxers in the rankings.

Foreman posted to his 190K followers on Twitter: "The first 2, there is no room for argument! But the others can be moved around anyway you feel. Lewis could be anywhere; Ali, Holyfield are solid. Holmes had the best Jab [sic], Liston and Frazier were my favorites."

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Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Boxing, Joe Louis, Lennox Lewis, muhammad ali, Big George, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]