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In my humble opinion not having seen Jack Johnson , Gene Tunney , Joe Louis , Rocky Marciano , who were straight up brawlers or the swift dancing Sugar Ray Robinson box . I would have to say Muhammad Ali is the greatest of all time . Not just the greatest heavyweight of all time but the GOAT in boxing period . Always imitated but never duplicated .

There was never a heavyweight that could move on his feet like Ali , the best counter puncher , and the fastest and most accurate jab in boxing of any boxer at any weight . In his prime he never got hit in his face and never got knocked out in his career . Let me take that back he did suffer one knockout by the United States of America when he was barred from boxing for two years because of his refusal to go into the military .

He was the only boxer that could predict the round his opponent would go down in and make it happen in that round . He was young , brash , talked a lot of trash , and couldn't be beat . He flew like a butterfly and stung like a bee . Pretty Boy Floyd Mayweather is not in the same league as Ali when it comes to looks nor boxing . Fastest hands , fastest feet , and fastest talker ever .

 Muhammad Ali the GOAT . 

Who is your boxing GOAT ? 

  

September 24, 2011  05:28 PM ET

Rocky "The Brockton Blockbuster" Marciano would be my choice. I can remember him fighting on the Gillette Cavalcade of Sports - a Friday night show, broadcast from Madison Square Garden that lasted from about 1946 until 1960, a 14-year period. All the greats in every weight class used to show up for some of the most memorable fights that era. If you love boxing and can ever find any of these classics on DVD they are worth watching. Boxing was different back then. Marciano would fight 15 rounds, be bleeding from all over his face - but you should have seen the other guy! Rocky was a hell of a fighter, and earned his name one punch at a time. Given how boxing changed in the years between Ali-Clay and Marciano it would be unfair to even try and compare them. I think it is enough to say that during their primes, no boxer went into the ring against them really believing they had a real chance of winning - they did it for the pay day.

September 25, 2011  12:20 AM ET

Good choice because he went undefeated in his career before his tragic death.

September 26, 2011  02:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Rocky "The Brockton Blockbuster" Marciano would be my choice. I can remember him fighting on the Gillette Cavalcade of Sports - a Friday night show, broadcast from Madison Square Garden that lasted from about 1946 until 1960, a 14-year period. All the greats in every weight class used to show up for some of the most memorable fights that era. If you love boxing and can ever find any of these classics on DVD they are worth watching. Boxing was different back then. Marciano would fight 15 rounds, be bleeding from all over his face - but you should have seen the other guy! Rocky was a hell of a fighter, and earned his name one punch at a time. Given how boxing changed in the years between Ali-Clay and Marciano it would be unfair to even try and compare them. I think it is enough to say that during their primes, no boxer went into the ring against them really believing they had a real chance of winning - they did it for the pay day.

I have to disagree here. I think Rocky Marciano is one of the most overrated fighters of all time.

People get all excited about his undefeated record but like all undefeated fighters his resume was thin, very thin. Marciano was champ when the division was considered weak and got out when the it was getting tough again.

He simply didn't defend his title long enough or enough times to be considered a GOAT. He only defended his title 6 times in 3 years. Even by today's standards that isn't much. Joe Louis would have that many defenses in a year or just a little over. The guy simply wasn't active enough.

September 26, 2011  04:18 PM ET
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It is Sugar Ray Robinson. I don't even rate Ali as the greatest heavyweight of all time. That goes to Joe Louis who was more dominant and fought during a great time.Ali was great no doubt but I give the edge to Joe Louis for defending it longer and having more defenses. When Louis was at his peak there where no equals for him, he was ahead of his time. Ali was shown to be just a little better than Frazier.Sugar Ray Robinson was just unbelievable. Watching him fight is like watching no other. He had the total package and fought guys bigger than him all the time. Was something like 128-1-3 before he stuck around too long and got old.

Joe got a heavy diet of bums of the month during his era . Sugar Ray Robinson was sweet and was a hell of a warrior but Ali was the Greatest .

September 27, 2011  11:10 AM ET

I'm only going to stick with boxers that I have seen on tv. That being said and even though I was not a fan I'll have to go with Ali.

September 28, 2011  04:30 PM ET

Maybe its the veteran in me, but Ali being a draft dodger leaves a really bad taste. He was a great boxer none the less but I just can't vote for him being the greatest. I do like Joe Louis, Sugar Ray and Marvin Hagler.

September 28, 2011  11:34 PM ET
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Maybe its the veteran in me, but Ali being a draft dodger leaves a really bad taste. He was a great boxer none the less but I just can't vote for him being the greatest. I do like Joe Louis, Sugar Ray and Marvin Hagler.

You're untitled to voice your honest opinion. .Spoken like a true veteran and I respect that.

September 29, 2011  07:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

You're untitled to voice your honest opinion. .Spoken like a true veteran and I respect that.

Sorry tha'ts entitle not untitle

 
October 9, 2011  12:33 PM ET

Yes Mohammad Ali is rightly the greatest of all times.

http://screen-celebs.blogspot.com/2011/04/lailas-sydney-in-world.html

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