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Best Boxer In Each Weight Class

Updated on January 9, 2016

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Iron Mike Tyson is the youngest heavyweight champion in history.
Iron Mike Tyson is the youngest heavyweight champion in history. | Source
Felix Trinidad is one of Puerto Rico's Best boxers ever.
Felix Trinidad is one of Puerto Rico's Best boxers ever. | Source
Tommy" The Hitman" Hearns won titles in five different weight classes.
Tommy" The Hitman" Hearns won titles in five different weight classes. | Source
1984 Olympic Bronze Medal winner Evander Holyfield is easily the most dominant boxer in the history of the Cruiserweight division.
1984 Olympic Bronze Medal winner Evander Holyfield is easily the most dominant boxer in the history of the Cruiserweight division. | Source
Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao fought three times with Pacquiao winning the series 2-1.
Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao fought three times with Pacquiao winning the series 2-1. | Source

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My Top Boxers Ever Per Weight Class

Heavyweight: Mike Tyson: He is the youngest Heavyweight Champion ever and he had true knockout power. He knocked out Larry Holmes and Michael Spinks and he was the only fighter to do that.

Cruiserweight: Evander Holyfield: The Real Deal won the Cruiserweight title with a 15 round decision over Hall of Famer Dwight Muhammad Qwai. He unified the belts and cleaned out his weight class before jumping to the Heavyweights.

Light Heavyweight: Roy Jones, Jr: Jones was an amazing talent. He was Sugar Ray Leonard with one punch knockout power.

Super Middleweight: James Toney Toney had attitude and an old school style of fighting on offense and a very slick defensive style.

Middleweight: Sugar Ray Robinson: Sugar Ray was the 5 time middleweight champion who rumbled with Gene Fullmer, Jake La Motta and Carmen Basilio. His skill was far ahead of the competition.

Jr. Middleweight: Tommy Hearns: The Hitman was an explosive puncher who knocked out Roberto Duran in only Two rounds in the 154 pound division. He also out boxed the legendary Wilfred Benitez over 15 rounds to annex the Title.

Welterweight: Felix Trinidad: Tito Trinidad was a Puerto Rican Bomber with deadly power in both hands in particular the left hook. He beat Oscar De La Hoya, Pernell Whitaker and Hector Camacho while ruling the 147 pound division.

Junior Welterweight: Julio Cesar Chavez: Chavez was 89-0 before his first loss. He was an amazing fighter and he is known as Mexico's Best Boxer ever. He is a 3 division champ who has beaten Roger Mayweather, Meldrick Taylor, Hector Camacho, Greg Haugen and Edwin Rosario.

Lightweight: Floyd Mayweather: Money Mayweather has defensive skills and great reflexes. He beat Jose Luis Castillo for the Championship and then dominated him in a rematch. Mayweather has won belts in 5 weight classes.

Jr. Lightweight: Manny Pacquiao: Pacman beat Erik Morales twice by knockout in the 130 pound weight class. Also he beat Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez in rematches in this weight class.

Featherweight: Naseem Hamed: The Prince was so entertaining and his power was stuff of Legend for this weight class. He set the bar high with his ring entrances, cocky attitude, weird boxing style and one punch knockout power.

Jr. Featherweight: Marco Antonio Barrera: Barrera tangled with Erik Morales and Junior Jones and destroyed the likes of Kennedy McKenney and Naseem Hamed.

Bantamweight: Erik Morales: El Terrible has tangled with Marco Antonio Barrera, Wayne McCoulluogh, Junior Jones and Daniel Zaragoza. He never lost a fight in this weight division.

Flyweight: Ricardo Lopez: Lopez retired with an undefeated record of 50-0-1 and he was skilled on offense and defense and besides Rosendo Alvarez he never even had true competition.


Evander Holyfield Highlights

Top Boxer in Each weight class in History

1. Heavyweight: Muhammad Ali- Ali dominated boxing from 1960-1980 and took on all comers on his way to becoming a 3 time Heavyweight Champion. Among those he defeated were George Foreman, Joe Frazier twice and Ken Norton twice.

2. Cruiserweight: Evander Holyfield- The Real Deal beat Dwight Muhammad Qawi in a 15 round war for the title then knocked out the hall of famer in the rematch. Holyfield was undefeated as a 190 pound boxer and he unified the titles before beefing up to the Heavyweight division.

3. Light Heavyweight: Ezzard Charles- He beat up Archie Moore and knocked him out several times which easily makes him the best Light Heavyweight ever. His smooth boxing style, reflexes and power in this weight class were undeniable.

4. Super Middleweight: Joe Calzaghe- Calzaghe defended his Championship 20 times in this division beating among others: Chris Eubank, Byron Mitchell and Mekkel Kessler. He was fast with his hands and feet and usually he won his fights handily.

5. Middleweight: Sugar Ray Robinson- Sugar was a 5 time Middleweight Champion and he beat greats in this weight class such as: Jake Lamotta 5 times, Gene Fullmer by knockout and Carmen Basilio.

6. Junior Middleweight: Thomas Hearns- The Hitman destroyed Roberto Duran in two rounds and he won the Crown from the great Wilfred Benitez. His size, skills and power made him an amazing fighter in this weight division.

7. Welterweight: Sugar Ray Robinson- Sugar Ray held the welterweight title for 5 years and had a record in that weight of 128-1-2 with 84 crushing knockouts. He was fast, flashy, hard to hit and he hit hard. His skills were peerless and he beat Tommy Bell for the belt.

8. Jr. Welterweight: Aaron Pryor- The Hawk held the 140 pound strap from 1980-1985 and retired undefeated and his only loss was an ill advised comeback match years later. He swarmed his opponents in a Henry Armstrong style. He is best known for two devastating late round knockouts of Alexis Arguello.His final record was 39-1 with 35 stoppages.

9. Lightweight: Roberto Duran- Hands of Stone had a record of 71-1 as a lightweight boxer he defended his crown 12 times and won several non title bouts as well. Before he moved up he beat Ken Buchanon for the belt and he avenged his only loss, which was to Etsaban De Jesus, by knockout twice in rematches.

10. Jr. Lightweight: Floyd Mayweather, Jr.- He defended the title 8 times including knockouts of Genaro Hernandez and Diego Corrales. His skills are A+ on the defense and his offense is pretty peerless as well.

11. Featherweight: Willie Pep- Pep is widely regared as the best defensive fighter ever and he had an amazing record of 229-11-1 and 65 knockouts. Even after losing his belt to Sandy Saddler Pep rebooted and boxed a masterpiece to regain the 126 Pound Championship.

12. Jr. Featherweight: Wilfredo Gomez- Gomez had a career record of 44-3-1 and 42 knockouts. This Peurto Rican Legend could whack as his record indicates. He beat Carlos Zarate among others.

13. Bantamweight: Eder Jofre- The Golden Bantam won the bantamweight and featherweight crowns and retired with a great record of 72-2-4 with 50 knockouts. He held his crown for three years before jumping divisions.

14. Jr. Bantamweight Johnny Tapia- Mi Vida Loca left us with a record of 59-5-2 with 30 knockouts. He held the Jr. vBantamweight crown from 1994-1998 beating Danny Romero in the process.

15. Flyweight: Jimmy Wilde- Wilde had an unbelievable record of 138 wins, 5 looses, 2 draws and 100 huge knockouts. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame and his K.O. power was unmatched in his weight class.

16. Strawweight: Ricardo Lopez- Lopez retired with an undefeated record of 50-0-1 and he beat every contender in his weight category for a decade.


Thomas Hearns Highlights

Birthplace of Johnny Tapia

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