Today would have been the 80th birthday of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali.
We all know the impact The Greatest had on boxing and in culture, but who else ranks as one of the best heavyweights of all time?
Here are the results, according to data from BoxRec.
20. Jack Dempsey – USA
19. Riddick Bowe – USA
18. Vitali Klitschko – Ukraine
17. Ingemar Johansson – Sweden
16. Alexander Povetkin – Russia
15. Tyson Fury – Great Britain
14. Mike Tyson – USA
13. Joe Frazier – USA
12. Jersey Joe Walcott – USA
11. George Foreman – USA
10. Larry Holmes – USA
9. Sonny Liston – USA
8. Gene Tunney – USA
7. Wladimir Klitschko – Ukraine
6. Evander Holyfield – USA
5. Rocky Marciano
4. Floyd Patterson – USA
3. Lennox Lewis – Great Britain
2. Joe Louis – USA
1. Muhammad Ali – USA
Clearly, the Americans know a thing or two about boxing.
None, however, will be greater than The Greatest Muhammad Ali.
Not only a boxing legend, but a sporting legend, the American was voted the ‘Sportsman of the Century’ by Sports Illustrated and the ‘Sports Personality of the Century’ by the BBC both in 1999.
Most famous for his ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ fight in Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo), Ali defeated George Foreman via knockout in the eighth round in front of 60,000 spectators.
The fight was estimated to be watched by one billion people worldwide, becoming the then most-watched live television broadcast of all time.
Even after his death in 2016, he still managed to draw in the same audience for his memorial service, showing that whilst people may die, legends live forever.
Happy Birthday to you, Muhammad Ali.