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It's an old debate. Who is the best across the generations? Opinions are varied and passions run high. When I compiled my list I even argued with myself; but ultimately you need to trust the criteria, your rationale, for determining the best. This is mine:
1) Record - yes it matters. You must beat the best your generation has to offer. Losses can be avenged, titles won and lost but the numbers count.
2) Attitude - did you fight the best? Did you meet who there was to meet and not shirk the big fights? Undisputed is a rare accolade...
3) Longevity - did you do all that over time? Continuous or in sections it doesn't matter. Did you last the test of time...
4) The time & Place - sometimes you can't separate the man and the time. They become synonymous with an era, political change or redefining sport. They rise above the normal and ensure our understanding of the sport is never the same again...
Often the end of a career can taint the memory of what went before... men stay too long or comeback once to often. Considerations are always made but I looked at the career as a whole and made my judgements.
10) Jack Dempsey
9) George Foreman
8) Wladimir Klitschko
7) Larry Holmes
6) Jack Johnson
5) Evander Holyfield
4) Rocky Marciano
3) Lennox Lewis
2) Joe Louis
1) Muhammed Ali
There's no place for Frazier, Ezzard Charles, Vitali Klitshcko and of course Tyson. There's a more fervent case for Charles and Frazier to be in the mix but the baddest man on the planet' simply didn't beat the best his generation had to offer and while he had a fantastic start to his career he simply never maintained it.