The Best Boxers in History

The Best Boxers in History

Throughout the decades, the world of boxing has been graced by entertainers and boxers who have what it takes to be considered the best in the world. However, with each decade and each generation, new boxers will come onto the scene, win and retain their belts while being considered the best boxer to have ever been seen. Of course, achievements will set apart the best boxers in the world from those who never quite cut it, so who are the best boxers in history?

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather Jr was an entertainer but he knew how to move around a ring and take down his opponents. His record is a phenomenal achievement with 2,257 points and 50 wins and even when faced with challenging opponents such as Manny Pacquiao, he still knew how to hold his own.

Manny Pacquiao

Some might place him above Mayweather Jr as he is the only world champion across 8 divisions. When it comes to performances in the ring, he has given the world some of the best bouts ever seen, such as his fights against Oscar De La Hoya and Rick Hatton. He amassed 1,637 points at a 62-7-2 record, which is why he is classed as one of the best boxers in history.

Muhammad Ali

No list is complete without Muhammad Ali. Some claim he is the greatest boxer of all time and he would have told you himself that he was “The Greatest”. He was a performer and someone who might have been considered ahead of his time with the way in which he graced the ring. Even after spending four years out of the ring, he returned and reclaimed his heavyweight championship twice. There’s only one fighter who “Floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee”.

Bernard Hopkins

Bernard Hopkins

A 28-year career is an impressive achievement but so is a 55-8-2 record. Known as “The Executioner”, he boxed his way to several world championships at middleweight and light heavyweight. He was also the first boxer to hold world titles for all four major boxing sanctioning bodies. What also sets him apart was the fact that he was able to win the light heavyweight title at the age of 46 in 2011, making him a record breaker by overtaking George Foreman who was 45. 

Oscar De La Hoya

Oscar De La Hoya

From the titles he won to the money he earned, Oscar De La Hoya deserves to be on this list. Across six divisions, he won ten world titles and he was the highest earner of all time. A tough boxer with great tactical ability, his record of 1,259 points and 39-6-0 really does stand out.

Marvin Hagler

Marvelous Marvin Hagler

From 1980 to 1987, Marvin Hagler was the undisputed middleweight champion of the world. A tough fighter, he knew how to inflict pain on his opponents using his power while also having the ability to take punches on the chin. He was a breathtaking fighter who amassed 1,160 points and a 62-3-2 record during his career.

5 Great YouTube Channels For Fighters

5 Great YouTube Channels For Fighters

It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner doing your first few classes, or a seasoned fighter. Chances are you enjoy watching videos of fights, training clips and training advice. Fortunately, YouTube is filled with some amazing channels from fighters, fight fans and even promotions to help you get your regular fix.

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The Fight Quality Christmas List

The Fight Quality Christmas List

It’s that time of year again. The evenings are short, you’re running in the cold cold and dodgy Christmas jumpers have appeared around the office. If you’re not sure what gift to buy the martial artist in your life, or you’re not sure what to put on your Christmas list, then check this list out for the ten things the FQ team have put on their Christmas list this year.

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Can You Learn Boxing Without Sparring? – Find Your Precise Answer Here

Can You Learn Boxing Without Sparring?

The following article on learning boxing without sparring was submitted by Joe Louis from Askmeboxing.com.

Can you learn boxing without sparring? That’s the question every new boxer has in their mind. In this article, we are going to help you fully answer it.

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Footwork Drills For Boxing – What You Should Learn Before Matches

Footwork Drills For Boxing - What You Should Learn Before Matches

The following article on Footwork Drills For Boxing was submitted by Joe Louis from Askmeboxing.com.

Once you have accepted a fight deal as a boxer, you should already know every technique that is going to aid you with your strategies. So before you sign your name in any contract, read this article on footwork drills for boxing to get the most preparations!

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Home Boxing Equipment – What You Need To Train Boxing At Home

Home Boxing Equipment - What You Need To Train Boxing At Home

Training at a gym is always ideal, but sometimes it’s far more convenient to get those hours of training in at home. If you’ve got the space, you might be considering setting up a home gym. We wanted to help you out with some tips on home boxing equipment.

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Fight Quality Film Review – Mr Calzaghe (2015)

Fight Quality Film Review – Mr Calzaghe (2015)

Mr Calzaghe is a 2015 documentary that follows the career of legendary Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe. It charts his journey through his highly touted amateur career, the jump to turning pro, challenges with repeated injuries all the way through to breaking through to popularity in America and his retirement – undefeated with a record of 46-0.

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The Best Contact Lenses For Combat Sports

The Best Contact Lenses For Combat Sports

The following article on The Best Contact Lenses For Combat Sports was submitted by Jericho Gonzales, a Content Marketing Specialist at Lens.com.

Do you train or fight Muay Thai, boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts? Engaging in any fight sport is tough as it gets — even with zero vision problems. You risk injury every time you train, spar, or fight. However, combat sports get even more challenging if you have vision issues like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. 

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Fight Quality Film Review – FightWorld (2018)

Fight Quality Film Review – FightWorld (2018)

Okay so let’s start off by admitting that this one technically isn’t a film review. FightWorld, a Netflix docu-series following Frank Grillo – ‘actor and life long fight enthusiast’ – as he travels the world learning about local fight cultures. The series sees him in Mexico, Thailand, Myanmar, Senegal and Israel looking at the significance of their combat sports.

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How are boxing gloves made?

How are boxing gloves made?

Have you ever wondered how your boxing gloves are made? When it comes to boxing gloves, there are loads of brands, all designing their gloves to be slightly different. It’s easy to find a boxing glove with almost any colour, design or style you could ask for. But how are these boxing gloves made? Different factories all do things slightly differently which is why most brands will have their own unique build style or shape. We’ve done a little bit of research so that we can give you a quick breakdown.

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The Ultimate Guide To Boxing Gloves (Updated 2022)

The Ultimate Guide To Boxing Gloves

Welcome to the Fight Quality Ultimate Guide to Boxing Gloves, updated for 2022.

When we originally wrote the first version of our Ultimate Guide back in 2016 we wanted to bring you the absolute best resource for everything you could possibly want to know about boxing gloves. Since then the guide has undergone several updates, reflecting the changes in the industry, technology and brands.

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What’s In A Mouthguard? Common Dental Issues In Boxing It Protects You From

What’s In A Mouthguard? Common Dental Issues In Boxing It Protects You From

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The following article was submitted by Freelance writer Jennifer Maxwell.

Boxing is an athletic activity that has been known to knock out a tooth or two, according to WBN10. For anyone seeking to take part in martial arts and physical activities—especially boxing—it’s critical to be aware of how it may affect your dental health. Normally, boxers would make use of a mouthguard. That being said, it’s important to know how it protects you and what sort of common dental issues does it keep you safe from? 

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How to Keep Your Boxing Gloves Clean

How to Keep Your Boxing Gloves Clean

Let’s be real for a second – nobody wants to be the person at whose gloves stink out the whole gym. We’ll be going over a couple of the steps which you can take to make sure your gloves are always clean and fresh, and avoid any possible hygiene issues (or worse – bad smells).

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Choosing the Right Brand of Boxing Glove

Choosing the Right Brand of Boxing Glove

When buying boxing gloves, the brand you buy definitely matters. Almost all established fight gear brands who sell boxing gloves will have developed their own distinct style and create their gloves in completely different ways. Before looking into it though, you need to determine what sort of budget you have and what you’re going to be using that pair of gloves for.

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What Types Of Boxing Gloves Are There?

What Types Of Boxing Gloves Are There?

Whether you’ve been training for a while, or are just considering taking it up, you’ll no doubt have noticed that not all boxing gloves are the same. There’s actually more variation than you would expect, and each style of glove has its own uses. Here’s a quick run-down on most of the types of boxing gloves you may come across.

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Why do you need to wear hand wraps for Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and other combat sports?

Why do you need to wear hand wraps for Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and other combat sports?

Chances are that at some point towards the beginning of your training you were told you need hand wraps to wear underneath your gloves. Hand wraps of course make your hand safer, but not many people actually know how they do that.

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How To Tell What Size / Weight Boxing Gloves You Need

How To Tell What Size / Weight Boxing Gloves You Need

How do you know you’re using the right size or weight boxing glove? If you ask most brands they’ll usually tell you it all depends on either your weight or the size of your hands, but is that always the case? Should you use the same weight gloves for both fitness work like pads or a heavy bag, as you would use during sparring?

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