The Greatest Heavyweight Boxers of All Time

Boxing, a prehistoric sport, has evolved over the years. Modern-day boxing is categorized into eight weight divisions based on the weight of the boxers. Among these divisions, heavyweight hosts boxers weighing more than 200 pounds. Although a daunting task, we have compiled a list of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.

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Also Known As: Rocco Francis Marchegiano, The Brockton Bomber, The Brockton Blockbuster, The Rock from Brockton
Gender: Male
Birthday: 01 September 1923
Born In: Brockton
Sun Sign: Virgo
Century: 20th Century
Rocky Marciano was the World Heavyweight Champion from 1952 to 1956. He is the only heavyweight champion to have retired undefeated.

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Also Known As: Joseph William Frazier
Nickname: Smokin' Joe
Gender: Male
Birthday: 12 January 1944
Born In: Beaufort
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6′0″
Century: 20th Century, 21st Century

The first boxer to beat Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier reigned as the undisputed heavyweight champion for three years. He also won a gold medal at the 1964 Olympics.


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Also Known As: Michael Gerard Tyson
Gender: Male
Birthday: 30 June 1966
Born In: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S
Sun Sign: Cancer
Age: 54
Height: 5′10″
Century: 20th Century, 21st Century
Mike Tyson is the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles only heavyweight boxer to successively unify them. In 2011, he was inducted into the 'International Boxing Hall of Fame'.

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Also Known As: Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Gender: Male
Birthday: 17 January 1942
Born In: Louisville
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Century: 20th Century
Muhammad Ali has been named the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time and the greatest athlete of the 20th century by the magazine 'Sports Illustrated'. His joint record of defeating 21 boxers for the world heavyweight championship and winning 14 championship bouts was unbeaten for 35 years.

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Nickname: Kid Blackie, Manassa Mauler
Gender: Male
Birthday: 24 June 1895
Born In: Manassa
Sun Sign: Cancer
Century: 19th Century

Jack Dempsey reigned as the world champion from 1919 to 1926. An 'International Boxing Hall of Fame' inductee, Jack is ranked tenth in the list of all-time heavyweights by 'The Ring' magazine.