Mayweather tops list of best boxers but no place for Tyson in Top 10

Floyd Mayweather named No 1 on list of the best boxers of all time… but there’s no place in the top 10 for Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali is only FOURTH and Manny Pacquiao comes in second

  • Floyd Mayweather was ranked the best boxer ever, by online outlet BoxRec
  • Mayweather’s rival Manny Pacquiao came second and Carlos Monzon was third
  • Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Rocky Marciano failed to make the list 
  • Muhammad Ali was ranked fourth in the list, ahead of Sugar Ray Robinson 

Floyd Mayweather has topped a list from BoxRec of the greatest boxers of all time, while former undisputed world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson fails to make the cut. 

The top 10 list, compiled by respected boxing outlet BoxRec, sees Mayweather come out comfortably on top, having never lost a fight during 21 years as a professional. 

‘Money’ Mayweather’s close rival Manny Pacquiao ranks second, while Argentine great Carlos Monzon is ranked ahead of legend Muhammad Ali in third. 

BoxRec’s best boxers of all-time, with Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather No 1 in the Top 10 list

The American never lost in a professional career lasting 21 years, winning 50 out of 50 fights

However, former undisputed world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson does not make the list

However, Tyson – who is plotting a comeback to the ring this year at the age of 54 – is a notable absentee, as is old-time foe Evander Holyfield, Rocky Marciano and Roberto Duran. 

Tyson, who retired in 2005, holds the record for being the youngest heavyweight champion of the world at the age of 20, and finished his career in 2005 with a record of 50 wins, 6 losses and 2 no contest verdicts.  

But it’s Mayweather, who has an imperious 50-0 record, who is top-dog having won multiple world titles in five different weight classes. 

Known for his speed and accuracy as opposed to his knockout ability, Mayweather was also the highest earning athlete in the world from 2012-2015, according to Forbes. 

Pacquiao (R) is the only eight-division boxing world champion in the history of the sport

His long-awaited fight against Pacquiao took place in 2015 in Las Vegas, with the American coming out on top in the richest bout of all time. 

Pacquiao, who has served as a senator in his native Philippines since 2016, has a record of 62 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws, and is the only eight-division world champion in the history of boxing.

Finishing the top three is Carlos Monzon, who held the undisputed world middleweight championship for seven years as he dominated opponents in the 1960s and 1970s.  

Other famous names in the Top 10 list are Sugar Ray Robinson in fifth, Bernard Hopkins in sixth and another rival of Mayweather’s, Oscar De La Hoya, in ninth.  

Muhammad Ali, seen after knocking down Sonny Liston in 1965, is ranked fourth by BoxRec

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