Who was better Ali or Robinson?

But the man Ali himself named as the best fighter of all time is Sugar Ray Robinson. Robinson reigned as welterweight and middleweight champion for various periods between 1946 and 1960. His beautiful boxing ability is still world renowned to this day.

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Who is better Muhammad Ali vs Sugar Ray Robinson?

Muhammad Ali compiled a very respectable record of 56 wins and five losses. But 56 wins pale in comparison to, say, Sugar Ray Robinson's 173 or Harry Greb's 262. Still, the list of Ali's prominent opponents is a virtual who's who of boxing Hall of Fame representatives, including 11 wins over six different inductees.

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What did Muhammad Ali think of Sugar Ray Robinson?

Muhammad Ali called Sugar Ray "the king, the master, my idol." "Robinson could deliver a knockout blow going backward," boxing historian Bert Sugar said. Robinson held the world welterweight title from 1946 to 1951, then was the middleweight champion five times between 1951 and 1960.

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Was Sugar Ray Robinson the greatest boxer of all time?

Historian Bert Sugar ranked Robinson as the greatest fighter of all time and in 2002, Robinson was also ranked number one on The Ring magazine's list of "80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years". As of November 2021, BoxRec ranks Robinson as the greatest boxer, pound-for-pound, of all time.

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Who was Ali's hardest opponent?

Earnie Shavers is the man Ali has called the strongest puncher he ever faced. Ali beat him by unanimous decision, with the judges scoring 9-6 twice and 9-5 once. Shavers kept coming hard for Ali through the late rounds, wining 13 and 14 on most cards.

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Who was Muhammad Ali's biggest competitor?

Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali lifted boxing to new heights with their rivalry in the ring.

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Did Ali beat razors?

Muhammad Ali won a unanimous 15round decision last night in a rugged fight with Earnie Shavers to retain his world heavyweight boxing championship at Madison Square Garden.

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Who is the number 1 boxer of all time?

1. Muhammad Ali. The Greatest was not only one of the best heavyweights of all time, he was also one of the most colorful. He won the gold medal at the 1960 Olympics and went on to become the first boxer to win the heavyweight title three times.

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Who has the most fights in boxing history?

And their own records find that lightweight Len Wickwar had the most verified professional fights of any boxer, as well as the most wins. Between 1928 and 1947, Wickwar compiled a record of 339-86-42, for a total of 467 fights. This is one of those records that will never be touched.

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Who has the most wins in boxing?

Most wins and bouts in a career (Len Wickwar)

Len Wickwar holds the record for the most wins and bouts out of anyone in boxing history. Wickwar fought 467 times and won 339 of those bouts. No one will ever come close to beating this record ever again and that is a certainty.

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Did Ali fight Tyson?

Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali are two of the greatest heavyweights of all time. In their prime, both were unstoppable. However, they have never fought against each other. Muhammad Ali's last non-exhibition fight was in 1981.

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Was Ray Robinson good?

Sugar Ray Robinson is generally regarded as the best boxer who ever laced up a pair of gloves. His record reads like an international phone number: 173-19-6 (108). He compiled an amateur record of 85-0, stopping 69 of his opponents.

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Who is best Muhammad Ali or Mike Tyson?

Muhammad Ali fought 56 fights and Mike Tyson fought 58 fights. Muhammad Ali fought in 541 rounds while Tyson only fought in 211 rounds. That's an astounding 330 round difference or the equivalent of 27.5 more 12 round fights for Muhammad Ali.

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Why is Ali the greatest?

Ali changed the world. He was a freedom fighter who fought against racism. He also had unparalleled charisma and charm. He was a master of self-promotion and smart enough to know how to use the media for his purposes.

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Who defeated Sugar Ray Robinson?

Carmen Basilio, the welterweight and middleweight boxing champion of the 1950s who fought two brutal bouts with Sugar Ray Robinson, winning his middleweight title and then losing it to him, died on Wednesday in Rochester.

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Was Ali really good?

Ali reigned in arguably the most talent-rich era of heavyweight boxing, winning the title from the fearsome Sonny Liston in 1964, winning it again from the even more fearsome George Foreman 10 years later and beating greats such as Floyd Patterson, Joe Frazier and Ken Norton in between.

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What boxer never lost a fight?

Rocky Marciano is often remembered for two things: his lionhearted approach to the fight game and his flawless professional record of 49-0-0. And as Marciano was never defeated, it stands to reason that he was never knocked out, either.

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Who had the hardest punch in boxing?

1. Mike Tyson. Whenever there's a discussion about the hardest hitting boxer, Mike Tyson is always mentioned. Known as the baddest man on the planet, Tyson was feared for his punching power.

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Who is the best boxer right now?

1. Canelo Alvarez. The King still wears the crown. In his fevered pursuit of history—unlike way too many others in the sport—Canelo Alvarez added yet another indelible mark to his legacy by becoming the sixth undisputed champion in the four-belt era with his 11th round KO of Caleb Plant Nov.

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What was Muhammad Ali's last fight?

The Holmes fight is said to have contributed to Ali's Parkinson's syndrome. Despite pleas to definitively retire, Ali fought one last time on December 11, 1981, in Nassau, Bahamas, against Trevor Berbick, losing a ten-round decision.

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What was Muhammad Ali's birth name?

Muhammad Ali (whose birth name was Cassius Clay) and Yale alumnus and noted abolitionist Cassius Clay, Yale Class of 1832.

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Who did Ernie Shavers beat?

Shavers defeated former world champions Vicente Rondón, Jimmy Ellis, and Ken Norton, as well as three-time European heavyweight champion Joe Bugner and top heavyweight contender Jimmy Young. In 2001, Shavers released an autobiography called Welcome to the Big Time.

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What fight messed up Ali?

On May 25, 1965, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali — only a short time before known as Cassius Clay — knocked out former champ Sonny Liston in the first round with a punch that scarcely anyone saw. Fifty years later, most have still not seen it.

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Could Muhammad Ali beat Mayweather?

Ali could do everything Mayweather can – at heavyweight. And, although he wasn't as aggressive as Robinson was, he too went after his opponents more than Mayweather does. Ali dominating the richest era ever in the heavyweight division, fighting 13 times against hall of famers.

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Who is the best fighter of all time?

Top 10 Fighters of All Time
  • #8: Manny Pacquiao. ...
  • #7: Georges St-Pierre. ...
  • #6: Mike Tyson. ...
  • #5: Muhammad Ali. ...
  • #4: Joe Louis. ...
  • #3: Bruce Lee. ...
  • #2: Anderson Silva. ...
  • #1: Sugar Ray Robinson. Cited by many as history's greatest boxer, Robinson is the man for whom the pound-for-pound rankings were created.

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