Top 10 Heavyweight Boxers Of All Time

10. Mike Tyson


Nicknamed as “Iron Mike and “Kid Dynamite“, Tyson was a former professional boxer dominant from 1985 to 2005. He had a knockout-to-win percentage of 88% and was ranked 16th on The Ring magazine’s list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. 

9. Lennox Lewis


Undoubtedly a legend in boxing history, Lewis He is a three-time world heavyweight champion, a two-time lineal champion, and lives the last heavyweight to own the undisputed championship. He had played a total of 44 matches in his career, out of which he won 41 matches .

8. Rocky Marciano


Marciano took the world heavyweight title from 1952 to 1956 and ranks as the only heavyweight champion to have finished his career undefeated. Rocky is known with the nickname of ‘The Brockton Blockbuster’  

7. Joe Frazier


International Boxing Research Organization considers Frazier amongst the ten greatest heavyweights of all time. Known for his prowess, durability and impressive punching power, he was also the first boxer to beat Muhammad Ali.

6. Evander Holyfield


BoxingScene placed him as the greatest cruiserweight of all time. He is also the first boxer in history to have borne world titles in three different decades, in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. Holyfield retired in 2014 and is placed number 77 on The Ring‘s list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.  

5. Larry Holmes


Larry Holmes is an American former professional boxer and one of the best heavyweight boxers of all time. Holmes’s last match was in 2002 against the 334lb Eric “Butterbean” Esch and finished his career with a record of 69 wins and 6 losses.   

4. George Foreman


Nicknamed “Big George” ,he is a two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist. Foreman is one of the hardest punchers in boxing history known for the classic style of play .   

3. Jack Dempsey


"The Manassa Mauler" was an American professional boxer who fought from 1914 to 1927 and dominated the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926.  He is the first boxer to hatch a million-dollar gate. His combat prowess and strong stature earned him millions of fans across the globe.

2. Joe Louis


Louis is popularly considered as one of the greatest and most prominent boxers of all time. He was dominant and triumphant in 25 consecutive title defenses, a record for all weight classes. His professional career had a long span from 1934 to1951, where Louis held the longest single reign as champion of any boxer in history .

1. Muhammad Ali


Undoubtedly, he is one of the most notable and celebrated sports icons of the 20th century often ranked as the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. During his career, he had played a total of 61 matches out of which he had won 56 matches.