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The 10 'Most Overrated' Boxers Of All Time Have Been Ranked

The 10 'Most Overrated' Boxers Of All Time Have Been Ranked

Boxing icons Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson have shockingly been named as two of the most overrated boxers of all time.

Bleacher Report compiled the rankings in 2011 and it features a handful of controversial picks for fight fans.

The publication claims that there is an 'American cultural tendency to prefer heavyweight boxing over all else,' saying that's the reason why 'almost half of this top ten list is made up of famous heavyweights.'

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Ali, who is widely regarded as the best boxer of all time, ranked seventh and ahead of the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Joe Frazier.

But Tyson, who is often put in the same boxing echelon as the 'Greatest,' has been placed at the top of the pile.

According to the rankings, 'Iron' Mike "demolished some average fighters, knocked out an ancient Larry Holmes and went to prison."

The 53-year-old ex-boxing superstar was also heavily criticised for signing with Don King and also suffering a shock defeat to Buster Douglas.

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Posted below are Bleacher Report's top 10 most overrated boxers of all time.

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10. Manny Pacquiao

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9. Gerald McClellan

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8. Joe Frazier

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7. Muhammad Ali

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6. Felix Trinidad

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5. Timothy Bradley

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4. Aaron Pryor

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3. Rocky Marciano

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2. Oscar De La Hoya

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1. Mike Tyson

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Bleacher Report's honourable mentions: Jack Johnson, James J Braddock, Ron Lyle, Ike Quartey and Edwin Valero.

WBC champ Deontay Wilder has had a heated rivalry with Tyson and bragged that he could have knocked out the boxing legend in his prime.

And the 34-year-old KO artist also launched an astonishing rant against the 'Baddest Man on the Planet' in 2017.

The 'Bronze Bomber' called out Tyson's boxing record and argued he only fought two Hall of Famers, saying his fights against Michael Spinks and Larry Holmes 'didn't count' for different reasons.

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Topics: Mike Tyson, oscar de la hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Boxing News, Rocky Marciano, Boxing, muhammad ali

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