Boxing has come a long way since the days of George Foreman. The sport is an exciting one with interesting characters, lots of skill and a lot of fun. Let’s take a look at some of the best boxers from different parts of the world, who have earned worldwide fame for their skills.
Floyd Patterson is the world’s famous boxer. He made his boxing debut as a young adult in Dallas in 1946. He fought a career that lasted for almost five decades and won many titles. He has won thirty world titles and remains the undisputed best pound-for-pound fighter today.
Muhammad Ali was the first six-time world champion in the sport. Ali was a great athlete before he began boxing and he became a world champion in no time. He was very successful both as a professional and a boxer and he is still one of the most successful athletes to ever make it big in the boxing world.
Sugar Ray Leonard is another famous boxer. He made his boxing debut in the early eighties and has built a huge fan base all over the world. He is also one of the best boxers to ever step into the ring.
Some Of The Best Boxers
Wladimir Klitschko was the WBA light heavyweight titleholder and WBO champion. He was able to defeat the best fighter of his generation in Tyson Fury and cement himself as one of the greatest boxers of all time.
Michael Manuel is another boxer who came into the sport as a boxer. He is a former world champion and he has never lost a fight.
Vinny Banuelvarescu is another boxing legend who rose to the top of the boxing world in just a short amount of time. He was the star attraction in the Showtime original series; True North Strong. He has won many titles over the years including a strap as the world’s best super bantamweight.
The era of Joe Louis is often considered to be the golden age of boxing. He won the world heavyweight title several times and the most successful ever at that time. His style of fighting was highly unique but his ability to dominate the fights and make them memorable is something that is unparalleled today.
Other Best Fighters
Jack Johnson was another good fighter who fought in the ‘old school’ style. He never won the world heavyweight title but was a mainstay in the heavyweight division. He was respected by many but was once targeted for a world title shot.
Satoshi Ozeki was another fighter who became popular in the early part of the new millennium. He was able to make a name for himself with his heart-pounding style and high-octane style. He was never able to win a world title but is still one of the best fighters to ever lace up a pair of gloves.
Floyd Mayweather is a boxer who has become a cult figure in his own right and has become the face of the sport in the last decade. He has defended his title on four occasions and he is probably the most recognizable boxing superstar today. Many other fighters from around the world admire his style of play and respect him for it.
These are just a few of the more well-known boxing careers. There are others who have succeeded and now have a worldwide following for their brand of fighting.