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The 50 Greatest Heavyweight Boxers Of All Time Have Been Named

The 50 Greatest Heavyweight Boxers Of All Time Have Been Named

The legendary Muhammad Ali has fended off fierce competition to be named the best heavyweight of all time by boxing fans.

Ali, birth name Cassius Clay, became a cultural icon in the 20th century and is widely revered as one of the finest athletes in boxing history.

And boxing fans on Ranker voted for the 'Greatest' to be named top of a star-studded list of heavyweights.


Behind Ali in second place is Rocky Marciano, who remains the only heavyweight champion in history to have retired undefeated.

Joe Louis and Jack Dempsey finished third and fourth respectively, while boxing legend George Foreman rounded off the top five.

Other boxing icons in the top 10 included Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis.

Posted below are the top 50 heavyweights of all time, according to fans.

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50. Andy Ruiz Jr

49. Ray Mercer

48. Frank Bruno


47. Jack Sharkey

46. Paddy Ryan

45. David Tua

44. Ron Lyle


43. Gerry Cooney

42. Michael Spinks

41. Roy Jones Jr

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40. Jerry Quarry

39. George Chuvalo

38. Henry Cooper

37. Harry Wills

36. Tommy Morrison

35. Ingemar Johansson

34. Jess Willard

33. Anthony Joshua

32. Deontay Wilder

31. Tyson Fury

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30. Riddick Bowe

29. Sam Langford

28. Earnie Shavers

27. Bob Fitzsimmons

26. James J Corbett

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25. Jim Braddock

24. James Jeffries

23. Floyd Patterson

22. Ken Norton

21. Archie Moore

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20. Ezzard Charles

19. Vitali Klitschko

18. Max Baer

17. Jersey Joe Walcott

16. Max Schmeling

15. Wladimir Klitschko

14. Sonny Liston

13. Jack Johnson

12. Evander Holyfield

11. John L Sullivan

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10. Gene Tunney

9. Lennox Lewis

8. Larry Holmes

7. Joe Frazier

6. Mike Tyson

5. George Foreman

4. Jack Dempsey

3. Joe Louis

2. Rocky Marciano

1. Muhammad Ali

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You can find the full list of heavyweight rankings, which features over 70 names, at Ranker.

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Topics: Mike Tyson, larry holmes, Boxing News, Rocky Marciano, Boxing, Joe Louis, Lennox Lewis, muhammad ali, George Foreman

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