Ali, Mayweather, Pacquiao: Greatest boxer of every decade named - no Mike Tyson

Ali, Mayweather, Pacquiao: Greatest boxer of every decade named - no Mike Tyson

In all forms of sport, there are always debates over who is the best of the best.

This is no different in the boxing world and there are plenty of stars who can stake their claim throughout history.

Boxing World Fans have posted about the best fighter of each decade from the 1910s all the way through to 2010s. The question then remains, who will the 2020s belong too?

So far, the likes of Tyson Fury, Vasyl Lomachenko and Canelo Alvarez are all in the mix for this title, but there are still another eight years left to go.

Focusing on those that have come and gone, there are some iconic names featured. At the same time, however, there are a number of iconic names absent. Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier and Mike Tyson are amongst those who could easily have featured on the list.

Muhammad Ali in the 1960s is one of the fairly straightforward decisions. In this time period, he fought Henry Cooper twice in London, Sonny Liston in Miami Beach and then up north in Maine, as well as Floyd Paterson.

Into the more recent decades and the last two names are Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. Both of their resumes speak for themselves.

Starting first with Pacman, a current senator for the Philippines. In the 2000s, he won 23 of his 26 bouts with him getting one win and a draw against Juan Manuel Márquez as well as overcoming Ricky Hatton and Oscar De La Hoya.

Now to Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, the 50-0 man who was simply unstoppable. There are so many exceptional names that fell by the wayside in the path of Mayweather. Pacquiao lost to Floyd, as did Canelo Alvarez, Miguel Cotto and Victor Ortiz in the 2010s.

Also on the list are the two famous Sugars, Ray Robinson for both the 40s and the 50s plus Ray Leonard in the 80s. Roy Jones Jnr also makes the list for the 90s, as he lost just once in this period after being disqualified against Montell Griffin in Atlantic City.

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