The Greatest Top 3 Heavyweight Boxers Of All Time



Won 42 (KO 27), Lost 10 (KO 2), Draw 2

Nicknamed – The Real Deal

The only four-time world heavyweight champion in history, modernized the old school training methods with great success. He saw the advantages of using fitness experts, nutritional supplements, and pumping hard iron. Holyfield invested $100,000 to build a new gym close to his home and worked with fitness and conditioning coach in order to gain size and stamina. ‘The Real Deal’ focused on cutting-edge techniques, for which he used a custom-made harness machine. It helped him maximize his power and endurance. The Champ was famous for obsessive work ethic that allowed him achieve near anatomical perfection.



Record: Won 50 (KO 44), Lost 6 (KO 5), Draw 0

Nicknamed – Iron Mike

Iron Mike holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old. Tyson had everything, he was ultra-aggression and was built like a pit bull. He possessed extreme strength and worked like a beast. His usual training days started at 4 a.m. with a 3 mile of jog, followed by a sparring session, riding a bike, 2000 sit-ups, and finished with a complete upper-body workout. All this hard work resulted in solid core and incredibly massive legs. These great attributes left his opponents in awe and a monumental task of survival. Tyson destroyed had only one obsession to knocking every opponent out cold with his phenominal power, ruthless demeanor and lighting fast punches. Tyson destroyed heavyweight champions inside first few round with him power he possessed in his boxing gloves.



Muhammad Ali

Record: Won 56 (KO 37), Lost 5 (KO 1), Draw 0

Nicknamed – The Greatest

Mohammad Ali was indeed the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. Also nicknamed as “The People’s Champion” is regarded as one the most recognized sports figures in history, became world champion at the young age of 22 and 39 days after knocking out Sonny Liston in 1964. Along with a powerful persona, Ali possessed lighting fast footwork and a powerful jab. His fight preparation was unique in a way he relied on smart dieting and calisthenics. He was as natural a boxer you would ever see, a pure raw talent and genetics to back it up. Such fighters are a rear breed and born once in lifetime.

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