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The Best Pound-For-Pound Fighters From 1910s To 2000s Named

The Best Pound-For-Pound Fighters From 1910s To 2000s Named

Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao and the legendary Muhammad Ali were named amongst the best pound-for-pound fighters for a particular decade.

The prestigious Ring Magazine compiled the best fighters of each decade, spanning from the 1910s to the 2000s.

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And Pacquiao was named the best fighter of the 2000s, with fierce rival Floyd Mayweather being named as the runner-up.

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The publication wrote after Pacquiao was awarded the best 2000s fighter status: "Sorry Floyd but you need to fight the best to be the best."

Ali was named the best fighter of the 1960s as Ring said that the "'Greatest' really was the greatest at this time."

The legendary Sugar Ray Robinson was the only fighter to appear on the list twice after winning back-to-back recognition for the 1940s and 1950s.

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According to the publication, Sugar Ray was "untouchable as a welterweight" and "one of the greatest middleweights ever."

Legendary boxers like Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Rocky Marciano and Lennox Lewis all missed out on being named the best fighters of a particular decade.

Posted below are Ring's winners for each decade and also their runners-ups.

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1910s: Sam Langford (runner-up: Jimmy Wilde)

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1920s: Benny Leonard (runner-up: Harry Greb)

1930s: Henry Armstrong (runner-up: Tony Canzoneri)

1940s: Sugar Ray Robinson (runner-up: Willie Pep)

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1950s: Sugar Ray Robinson (runner-up: Archie Moore)

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1960s: Muhammad Ali (runner-up: Carlos Ortiz)

1970s: Roberto Duran (runner-up: Carlos Monzon)

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1980s: Sugar Ray Leonard (runner-up: Julio Cesar Chavez)

1990s: Roy Jones Jr (runner-up: Pernell Whitaker)

2000s: Manny Pacquiao (runner-up: Floyd Mayweather)

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Ali, who is widely regarded by fight fans as the best boxer of all time, won SPORTbible's readers' poll to take home the ultimate bragging rights.

The 'Greatest' captured the lion's share of the vote over fierce competition from Sugar Ray, Tyson and Mayweather.

Boxing legend Tyson even admitted that he wouldn't have stood a chance against a prime Ali.

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Topics: Manny Pacquiao, Boxing News, Roy Jones Jr, Sugar Ray Leonard, Boxing, muhammad ali

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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]