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Cox's Corner

All-Time Boxing Ratings Panel

Pound 4 Pound Results

P4P Winner: Ray Robinson!

1.   Ray Robinson 190
2.   Henry Armstrong 162
3.   Muhammad Ali 144
4.   Roberto Duran 129
5.   Jimmy Wilde 119
6.   Sam Langford 114
7.   Joe Louis 107
8.   Willie Pep 099
9.   Benny Leonard 096
10. Harry Greb 085
11. Bob Fitzsimmons 076
12. Jack Dempsey 064
13. Ray Leonard 057
14. Eder Jofre 052
15-16. Joe Gans 043
15-16. Archie Moore 043
17. Stanley Ketchel 042
18. Mickey Walker 039
19. Terry McGovern 034
20. Barney Ross 033

Other All-Time Greats Receiving Votes: Alexis Arguello (30), Gene Tunney (26), Pernell Whitaker (25), Rocky Marciano (22),  Julio Cesar Chavez (20), George Dixon (20), Carlos Monzon (20), Nonpariel Jack Dempsey (18), Jack Johnson (18), Tony Canzoneri (18), Ezzard Charles (18), Charlie Mitchell (16), Roy Jones, Jr. (15), Michael Spinks (13), Philadelphia Jack O'Brien (12), Jimmy Barry (10), Original Joe Walcott (9), Kid McCoy (7), Ricardo Lopez (7), Tommy Ryan (6), Johnny Dundee (4), Sandy Saddler (4), Pascual Perez (4), Khasoi Galaxy (4), Jimmy McLarnin (3), Marvin Hagler (3), Thomas Hearns (2), Abe Attel (1), Fighting Harada (1), Emile Griffith (1), Carlos Zarate (1)

Special Note By Tracy Callis (International Boxing Research Organization):

All historical rankings are subjective. Pound-for-pound is the most difficult
of all. Not only does one try to rate men against others from different
periods of history but also from different weight classes.

Usually, the considerations are:

(1) how well a man dominated his weight class
compared to how others dominated their weight class,

(2) the ability of a man
to fight successfully against others who were larger and heavier than
himself,

(3) how well a man did over his career if he moved up and fought in
heavier weight classes, and

(4) a "gut" feel as to how a man compared to
others. At the same time, one has to consider the calibre of opposition a man
faced. Unfortunately, many people select a man on the basis of #4 instead of
the first three.

Monte's Notes:

Why They Voted The Way They Voted:



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