Top 10 Heavyweight Boxing Champions

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6. George Foreman

George Foreman

George Edward Foreman is an American two-time former World Heavy weight Boxing champion, successful entrepreneur and an Olympic gold medalist. He is also the oldest heavyweight champion in history. He has great thumping power and superb strength in fighting his opponents.

 

7. Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes is a former world WBC and IBF heavy weight boxing champion. He spent the major part of his adult life in Easton, Pennsylvania, giving rise to his boxing nickname, The Easton Assassin. He ranks only second to Louis in number of title defenses. He possessed the best jab in heavyweight history.

 

8. Sonny Liston

Charles Sonny Liston

Charles L. “Sonny” Liston was a professional boxer who became world heavy weight champion in 1962 by defeating Floyd Patterson in the first round. He has great power and force. He was a decent boxer, with a great jabbing ability.

 

9. Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier

Joseph “Billy” Frazier, known as Smokin’ Joe is a former Olympic (1964) and World Heavyweight boxing Champion who was active mostly from the later 1960s to the mid 1970s. He had a great heart and could take punishment without ill feelings. Frazier had a bullying fighting style, depending on weaving, bobbing and power punching.

 

10. Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield

He is a professional boxer from the U.S and a multiple world champion in both the heavy weight and cruiser weight categories which earned him the nickname “The Real Deal”. He proved all his critics wrong when they felt he was not strong enough. He used great courage and guts to beat the huge Riddick Bowe. He also showed amazing talent when he defeated Tyson. He earned points for becoming the only four time heavyweight champ.

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