#Hamilton’s Hundred Greatest Heavyweights of All-Time

Hundred Greatest Heavyweights of All-Time

great·ness /ˈgrātnis/

Noun The quality of being great, distinguished, or eminent.

Synonyms grandeur – magnitude – size – largeness – majesty

“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.”  Muhammad Ali

“I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I’m in a world of my own.”  Muhammad Ali

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#Hamilton’s Hundred

1  Joe Louis 66(52)-3(2)-0

2 Muhammad Ali 56(37)-5(1)-0

3 Jack Johnson 53(34)-11(6)-9

4  Joe Frazier 32(27)-4(3)-1

5 Sam Langford 179(128)-30(9)-40

Rated #2 by The Ring on their list of “100 greatest punchers of all time“.

6  George Foreman 76(68)-5(1)-0

7 Jack Dempsey 61(50)-6(1)-9

8  Larry Holmes 69(44)-6(1)-0

9  Rocky Marciano 49(43)-0-0

10  Gene Tunney 65(48)-1-1

11  Jersey Joe Walcot 51(32)-18(6)-2

12  Mike Tyson 50(44)-6(5)-0

13  Evander Holyfield 44(29)-10(2)-2

14  Ezzard Charles 93(52)-25(7)-1

15  Ken Norton 42(33)-7(4)-1

16 John L. Sullivan 38(32)-1-2-1

17  Lennox Lewis 41(32)-2(2)-1

18  Bob Fitzsimmons 66(59)-8(7)-5

19  Wlad Klitschko 59(50)-3(3)-0

20  Max Baer 66(51)-13(3)-0

21  Harry Wills

22  Sonny Liston

23  Floyd Patterson

24  Tiger Flowers

25  Tommy Farr

26 James J. Jeffries

27  Riddick Bowe

28  Jimmy Bivins

29  Billy Miske

30 Primo Carnera

31  Max Schmeling

32  Tommy Gibbons

33  Earnie Shavers

34 Charley Weinert

35 Jack Sharkey

36 Gus Ruhlin

37  Michael Spinks*

38  Jack Dillon

39  Maxie Rosenbloom

40 Bob Satterfield

41  Walter Neusel

42 Archie Moore*

43 Jim Braddock

44  Battling Levinsky

45  Vitali Klitschko

46 Joe Jeannette

47 James J. Corbett

48  Ernie Schaaf

49  Sam Mcvey

50  Lee Q Murray

51  Ron Lyle

52  Melio Bettina

53  Bob Baker

54  Bob Pastor

55  Tommy Loughran

56  Harold Johnson

57  Jimmy Young

58  Nino Valdes

59  King Levinsky

60  Ingemar Johansson

61  Oscar Bonavena

62  Young Stribling

63  Ernie Terrell

64  Zora Folley

65  Jerry Quarry

66  Henry Cooper

67  Gerrie Coetzee

68  John Henry Lewis

69  Jimmy Ellis

70  Tim Witherspoon

71  Mickey Walker

72  Joe Bugner

73  Cleveland Williams

74  Eddie Machen

75  Buster Douglas

76 Marvin Hart

77  Tommy Burns

78  Tony Tucker

79  Elmer Ray

80  Willie Pastrano

81  George Godfrey Ii

82  George Chuvalo

83  Lee Oma

84  Tommy Ryan

85  Duane Bobick

86  Paulino Uzcudun

87 Jess Willard

88  Pierre Charles

89  Jack Bodell

90  Tami Mauriello

91 Corrie Sanders

92  Clarence Henry

93  Larry Gains

94 Mike Weaver

95  Gregorio Peralta

96 Karl Mildenberger

97  Razor Ruddock

98 Michael Moorer

99 Michael Dokes

100 Lee Savold

The editors of Ring Magazine compiled the following Top 50 list in 1998:

1. Muhammad Ali

2. Joe Louis

3. Evander Holyfield

4. George Foreman

5. Larry Holmes

6. Rocky Marciano

7. Sonny Liston

8. Joe Frazier

9. Jack Johnson

10. Jack Dempsey

11. Ezzard Charles

12. James J. Jeffries

13. Jersey Joe Walcott

14. Mike Tyson

15. Gene Tunney

16. Harry Wills

17. Sam Langford

18. John L. Sullivan

19. Max Schmeling

20. Max Baer

21. Floyd Patterson

22. Ken Norton

23. Riddick Bowe

24. Bob Fitzsimmons

25. Joe Jeannette

26. Jimmy Bivins

27. Jerry Quarry

28. Jack Sharkey

29. Archie Moore

30. Sam McVey

31. Cleveland Williams

32. Lennox Lewis

33. Earnie Shavers

34. Jim Corbett

35. Ernie Terrell

36. Michael Spinks

37. Jimmy Young

38. Zora Folley

39. Ingemar Johansson

40. Ron Lyle

41. Tim Witherspoon

42. Jimmy Ellis

43. Mike Weaver

44. Michael Moorer

45. James J. Braddock

46. Tommy Farr

47. Tommy Burns

48. Tommy Gibbons

49. Pinklon Thomas

50. Michael Dokes

Bert Sugar’s Top 10 Heavyweights

1. Joe Louis

2. Muhammad Ali

3. Jack Dempsey

4. Jack Johnson

5. Gene Tunney

6. Rocky Marciano

7. Ezzard Charles

8. George Foreman

9. Joe Frazier

10. Evander Holyfield

Boxrec.com’s Computerized Rankings of All-Time Heavyweight Greats

1 Muhammad Ali
2 Joe Louis
3 Sam Langford
4 Floyd Patterson
5 Rocky Marciano
6 Harry Wills
7 Max Schmeling
8 Larry Holmes
9 Gene Tunney
10 Evander Holyfield

Matt Hamilton, for ESNewsReporting!