June 5, Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as 'The Greatest,' dies Ali started boxing at the age of 12 and by the time he retired, had a record of 56 wins, 5 losses with 37 knockouts and was the first man to win the world heavyweight title three times.
Multitalented, Walker was not only an expert in the ring, he was also an exceptional golfer and a fine artist. He became the Welterweight World Champion inbecame the lightest man in history to challenge for the Light Heavyweight title and became Middleweight Champion inwhich he held until His greatest achievement was of course his defeat of Muhammad Ali inbut he was beaten in both the rematches and destroyed by George Foreman twice.
Frazier did have, without doubt, one of the most powerful and effective left hooks in boxing history, and a relentless approach which wore down lesser opponents, but once you look past Ali, the list of fighters he beat is not as impressive as some.
Frazier is well worth his place on that list, but should not trouble anyone's top Wilde is regarded by many to be the greatest flyweight boxer of all time and was nicknamed 'the Mighty Atom'. He had a number of famous bouts with Englishman Sid Smith, but Wilde won on every occasion.
Of his wins, a staggering 99 were by knockout and he was only beaten four times, losing the World Flyweight Title in his last ever fight. Mayweather's critics would say that he shirked a number of fights in order to retain his undefeated record, and some have attacked his reluctance to fight Manny Pacquaio when the pair were at their prime.
Whatever you say about Mayweather Jr. Gans began fighting in and didn't hang up his gloves until At a time when most boxers were brutes, Gans was more of a thinker. He would weigh up his opponent in the early rounds, assessing their strengths and weaknesses and exploiting them as the fight went on.
Gans fought times, winningof which were by KO, losing 12, drawing 20 and with 6 no contests. He was World Lightweight Champion from until Nicknamed 'the Pittsburgh Windmill' due to his ability to throw punches in flurries, Greb had great power in his fists and was a very aggressive boxer who liked to mix it up a bit with his opponents.
The dark side of Greb's game was his willingness to employ dirty tactics, a willingness which caught up with him when his opponent did likewise and blinded him in one eye. Greb was World Middleweight Champion from towinning fights and dying aged 32 shortly after his last fight due to heart failure.
The Ring named him the second greatest puncher of all-time, whilst BoxRec named him the fourth greatest heavyweight fighter of all time. The reason Langford is not better known is because he never became a world champion. Jack Johnson, who was world champion at the time, refused to fight Langford, meaning the only title he held was World Colored Heavyweight Champion.
Langford considered Joe Gans see no. Overall, Langford fought times, losing only 32 fights. Despite his reluctance to give Langford a shot, Johnson does deserve a great deal of credit for his achievements and general boxing career. Angered by the dominance of a black boxer, sections of white Americans persuaded the undefeated James Jeffries out of retirement to take on Johnson; Jeffries' corner threw in the towel in the 15th round.
Duran is one of only two boxers to have had a career spanning five decades, along with Jack Johnson.
Having made his boxing debut inDuran fought his last bought in Nicknamed 'Hands of Stone' Duran through hard and consistent punches, he was a savage, a warrior and a monster in the ring.
He held world titles in four weight divisions: Sugar Ray should have retired with only one career defeat to Roberto Duran, but instead came out of retirement twice, looking a shadow of his scintillating best on both occasions, resulting in a career total of 40 fights, 36 wins, 3 losses and 1 draw.
Handsome, charismatic and a very hard and fast hitter, Dempsey was loved by men and women alike. The Associated Press even named Dempsey the greatest fighter of the last 50 years.
Dempsey fought 83 times, winning 65 times, losing 6 times and drawing 11 times. Dempsey was World Heavyweight Champion from to He had an exceptionally short boxing career for someone at his level. Marciano's record speaks for itself.
He is the only heavyweight world champion to have gone his entire career undefeated and he has the highest KO percentage of any heavyweight world champion.
He ended his career with a record of 49 fights, 49 wins and 43 KOs.The boxer then known as Cassius Clay (R) throws a punch at Sonny Liston (L) in a World Heavyweight Title fight Feb. 25, at Convention Hall in Miami. Biography of Muhammad Ali, the Greatest Boxer of All Time Here is a biography of three-time World Heavyweight Champion, Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay), who wrote his name forever in .
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17, in Louisville, Kentucky, to middle-class parents, Ali started boxing when he was 12, winning. In , a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay.
Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his unapologetic belief that he is the greatest boxer of all time.
Muhammad Ali (/ ɑː ˈ l iː /; born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, – June 3, ) was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th caninariojana.com: 5.
27 Feb Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) flies around the ring after beating Sonny Liston in the seventh round of the World Heavyweight Title bout in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
It was during these scenes that Clay claimed, “I am the Greatest” and “I shook up the World”.