Mike Tyson misses out on list of top 10 greatest boxers of all time, Floyd Mayweather isn’t number one

Mike Tyson misses out on list of top 10 greatest boxers of all time, Floyd Mayweather isn't number one

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Floyd Mayweather is no longer ranked as the greatest pound for pound boxer of all time – and Mike Tyson does not even make the top 10 list.

The 46-year-old, with his perfect 50-0 record, was ranked the best to ever step inside the squared circle by Box Rec, the go-to site for all boxing stats and information, when the list was published back in 2020.

Mayweather’s last official fight was a 10th round TKO victory over UFC star Conor McGregor in August 2017 and won 27 of his bouts by knockout.

But Mayweather is now number two on the list and has lost top spot to a fighter whose career spanned 25 years and began in 1940 and involved a remarkable 201 bouts.

Sugar Ray Robinson is now top spot, with a record of 174 wins, 109 of which were by knockout and ranks him among the all-time leaders for knockouts.

The impressive record also includes six draws, two no-contests, and only 19 losses, which is not bad going at all considering his career spanned 201 fights.

Robinson died at the age of 67 in 1989 from heart disease, with a career that began in 1940 and ended when he announced his retirement from boxing in November 1965.

Manny Pacquiao, one of Mayweather’s great rivals during his career, sits fourth on the list.

Mike Tyson. (Credit: Getty)
Mike Tyson. (Credit: Getty)

But there’s no place in the top 10 for the likes of Tyson, Muhammad Ali, Evander Holyfield, Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roy Jones Jr, Lennox Lewis, Rocky Marciano and Joe Calzaghe.

Tyson is possibly the biggest omission from the top 10 and one of the biggest names to not feature.

Tyson had a total of 58 professional boxing bouts between 1985 and 2005 in a career which spanned three decades and came to a conclusion as he approached his 39th birthday.

In that time, Tyson chalked up 50 wins and just six losses, with an astounding 44 victories on knockout as he demonstrated his stopping power in the ring.

And Ali’s career spanned a total of 61 bouts, with a remarkable 56 wins, 37 of which were knockouts, and just five losses.

The Greatest passed away in 2016 at the age of 74.

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