Boxing tournaments are conducted in various categories, based on the weight of the competitors. Following are some of the great champions of the sport.
Muhammad Ali, is an American professional boxer is one of the most well-known heavyweight champion in sports history. He deserves the record of being the only person who has won the lineal World Heavyweight Championship title three times, in 1964, 1974, and 1978. He got several historic boxing titles in his record and hence he got the name “Greatest”. His unmatched grace and distant style made him a superstar and Sports exemplify and declared him to be the "Sportsman of the Century".
Mike Tyson, often regarded as ‘Kid Dynamite’ who is served as one of the outstanding heavyweight champions of all time record and has an splendid list of achievements to his credit. He was being considered as one of the youngest boxer to have got the victory in the World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association, and International Boxing Federation heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old.
Henry Jackson Jr., known as Henry Armstrong is considered as one of the renowned boxers of all time. He was among the group of boxers who won boxing championships in three or more variant divisions (there were only eight universally recognized World titles at the time) but also own the record of getting three world championship titles (featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight) all together in 1938. Armstrong successfully shielded his welterweight title 19 times and was famous for his style of giving blows from all sides.
Herbert Lewis Hardwick, the Afro Puerto Rican boxer, was introduced into the hall of fame in 2012. He basically fought middleweight and welterweight matches. Hardwick, who was popularly called by his nickname “Cocoa Kid” won the World Colored Championships in both these sections.
Joseph William Calzaghe, the ernswhile Ring Super Middleweight and light heavyweight champion, is the longest dominant super middleweight champion, holding the title for over 10 years. He successfully shielded the title 21 times, however, finally he give up and moved to the light heavyweight division. In 2009, The Ring Magazine declared him Number 3 in the world.
Rocky Marciano, is the only renowned boxer who got the heavyweight title without a bout tie or defeat throughout his profession. Marciano was popular for his cast iron chin and unbelievable tolerance power. Known for his powerful punches, he gets the highest knockout percentage of 87.75.
Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr., is more prominent as the undefeated professional five division world champion. Mayweather has got 11 world titles to his side, and has won the title of lineal championship in four distinct weight categories. He was regarded as the topper among the list of the 50 highest paid accomplished athletes by Forbes and Sports shown for the year 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino boxer is considered as the foremost and the only eight-division world champion. Pacquiao, was declared as Ring winner three times’ and ‘BWAA’ Fighter of the Year award that was achieved in consecutive years 2006, 2008, and 2009. The Boxing Writers Association of America, World Boxing Council, and World Boxing Organization presented him with the title “Fighter of the Decade” for the year 2000s. He was placed in the Forbes list as the second highest paid athlete in the world in 2015.
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