To have a good time its centenary, boxing journal The Ring has ranked the highest 10 boxers of all time.

Their evaluation relies on outcomes, with weighting given to duels between boxers who've appeared within the publication's 'prime 10' of the divisional rankings since 1925. Learn on for his definitive record.

10. Archie Moore

The nice Archie Moore (183-23-10-132 KO) is a legend who had one of many longest careers in skilled boxing, particularly for his time. He was lively for at least 28 years and had essentially the most wins by KO. Though it took him 17 years to win the world title, The Mongoose was capable of defeat a few of the excellent opponents of his time, equivalent to Harold Johnson and Joey Maxim, though he misplaced to Rocky Marciano.

9. Manny Pacquiao

Pac-Man has been in The Ring's prime 10 in 4 completely different many years, so it's apparent that he's among the many greats. Though he was an incredible unknown on the time, he gained his first world title on the age of 19 by KO over Chatchai Sasakul. He has impressed in eight classes and, though he misplaced to Mayweather, he beat Tim Bradley in two of his three fights. In 9 fights towards the Mexican trio of Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales and Juan Manuel Marquez, Pacquiao went a powerful 6-2-1.

8. Ezzard Charles

The 'Cincinnati Cobra' (95-25-1, 52 KO) competed with the elite from middleweight to heavyweight for the higher a part of a decade with no title shot. After coming back from World Warfare II, from February 1946 till dropping the heavyweight title to Jersey Joe Walcott in July 1951, Charles had a 39-1 file, with a 20-1 mark towards opponents ranked in The Ring's 'prime 10' at mild heavyweight and heavyweight.

7. Willie Pep

With a file of 229-11-1 (65 KO), this featherweight champion gained his first 62 fights with 4 victories over Ring 'prime 10' opponents, together with his featherweight title win over Chalky Wright. Pep's file reached 134-1, with a brand new undefeated streak of 73 fights and overcoming a airplane crash in between. His actual identify was Guglielmo Papaleo and he relentlessly achieved main success in varied classes.

6. Floyd Mayweather

Floyd gained titles in 5 classes and we already know that he has been the boxer with essentially the most box-office and PPV success in current many years and maybe in historical past. From the time he first grew to become a champion towards Genaro Hernandez to his farewell towards Conor McGregor, Mayweather confronted and beat 23 of The Ring's 'prime 10' fighters of their divisions. Cash beat 15 world champions in a row earlier than his retirement bout.

5. Émile Griffith

Griffith (85-24-2, 23 KO) was on the prime of the welterweight and middleweight rankings from the early Sixties to the mid-Nineteen Seventies, a interval by which he gained 5 world championships towards prime boxers. In reality, he racked up notable wins from light-weight to mild heavyweight throughout his profession. Almost half of his opponents in his 111 fights had been prime 10 of their division when Griffith confronted them, therefore his fifth place on this rating.

4. Tony Canzoneri

If immediately Mayweather boasts an ideal file towards quite a few world champions, in one other period, Tony Canzoneri (137-24-10, 44 KO) went on to beat one of the best from bantamweight to light-weight with large wins at welterweight as effectively. Canzoneri's file is affected by multi-fight rivalries, together with a spherical robin with Jimmy McLarnin, Barney Ross and Billy Petrolle. He beat 40 prime 10 fighters, 11 of them reigning champions or fighters ranked as number one contenders. It's value remembering that at the moment there was no proliferation of belts as there's immediately.

3. Muhammad Ali

Earlier than changing into world champion towards Sonny Liston, Ali defeated 4 prime 10 fighters to get his shot. Eight of the 9 title defences in 'The Best's' first reign, together with a phantom KO in a rematch towards Liston, a win over Floyd Patterson and a reunification towards WBA champion Ernie Terrell, had been additionally towards The Ring's prime 10 ranked heavyweights. In his three-year post-suspension interval, he continued to defeat some top-ranked fighters, occurring to face 37 prime 10s in his 61 fights.

2. Joe Louis

Arguably essentially the most dominant champion in boxing historical past. The Brown Bomber reigned for a dozen years with a file 25 consecutive title defences towards one of the best of his period. Seventeen of Louis' (66-3, 52 KO) 25 defences had been towards prime 10 boxers. From 1930 to 1956, 9 males wore the heavyweight crown and Joe Louis knocked out seven of them. This consists of his most legendary victory, the primary spherical KO over Max Schmeling of their rematch.

1. Sugar Ray Robinson

Ray Robinson (174-19-6, 109 KO) went on unbeaten streaks of 40 after which 91 fights, and a file towards champions and prime 10 fighters, with over 40 wins. He had 14 wins over champions or primary contenders in his division. Bear in mind as effectively, he knocked out LaMotta in 13 seconds to turn into champion. He oozed charisma and in assault he might have been essentially the most skilful, and even Ali, Schmeling and Louis mentioned he was one of the best. He beat one of the best, like Child Gavilan, Sammy Angot, Fritzie Zivic, LaMotta, Jackie Wilson, Henry Armstrong, Bernard Docusen, Steve Belloise, Tommy Bell, Randy Turpin, Joey Maxim, Carl Olson, Gene Fullmer, Carmen Basilio...