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 ?