Sportsmail’s Jeff Powell names his Top 10 boxers of all time as Floyd Mayweather calls time on his career following his 49th and final victory against Andre Berto in Las Vegas
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1) Sugar Ray Robinson 1940-65
I watched Robinson when, as a boy, my father smuggled me into Earls Court for his fight against Randolph Turpin. Robinson lost but I was in awe at the time and the more I saw of him the more I appreciated his all-round supremacy.
Randolph Turpin is caught by a barrow of blows by Sugar Ray Robinson after he is backed on to the ropes +12

Randolph Turpin is caught by a barrow of blows by Sugar Ray Robinson after he is backed on to the ropes

 

2) Muhammad Ali 1960-81
Truly The Greatest in how he transcended boxing and became the most recognisable face on the planet. The best heavyweight I have seen live.
Muhammad Ali watches George Foreman head for the canvas after being knocked out in the eighth round

Muhammad Ali watches George Foreman head for the canvas after being knocked out in the eighth round
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3) Sugar Ray Leonard 1977-97
The diamond in a quartet who glittered through boxing’s golden age.
Sugar Ray Leonard in action against Marvin Hagler in the World Middleweight Championship in Las Vegas +12

Sugar Ray Leonard in action against Marvin Hagler in the World Middleweight Championship in Las Vegas

 

4) Marvin Hagler 1973-87
Powerful and intimidating. Still believes to this day he won his epic fight with Leonard.
Hagler and Thomas Hearns in action during the first round of the World Middleweight Championship +12

Hagler and Thomas Hearns in action during the first round of the World Middleweight Championship

 

5) Thomas Hearns 1977-2006
Detroit hitman who engaged in historic wars with Leonard and Hagler.
Hearns paces the mat after knocking out Jay Snyder after just 88 seconds in Detroit +12

Hearns paces the mat after knocking out Jay Snyder after just 88 seconds in Detroit 

 

6) Roberto Duran 1968-2001
Made up the hallowed foursome who fought each other without hesitation.
Roberto Duran takes on Hagler at Caesars Palace in Nevada for the WBC Middleweight World Title +12

Roberto Duran takes on Hagler at Caesars Palace in Nevada for the WBC Middleweight World Title

 

7) Evander Holyfield 1984-2011
Undisputed cruiserweight world champion, and the undisputed and only five-time world heavyweight champion.
Evander Holyfield knocks down Lou Savarese at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas +12

Evander Holyfield knocks down Lou Savarese at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas

 

8) Julio Cesar Chavez 1980-2005
Won 89 fights before his first loss.
Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez takes on Tony Martin in the Las Vegas Hilton +12

Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez takes on Tony Martin in the Las Vegas Hilton

 

9) Larry Holmes 
Suffered for years from lack of recognition because he was Ali’s sparring partner. Yet he has an outstanding and long-running world heavyweight champion in his own right. 
Larry Holmes was an outstanding and long-running world heavyweight champion in his own right +12

Larry Holmes was an outstanding and long-running world heavyweight champion in his own right

 

10) Joe Frazier 
‘Smokin’ Joe defeated Ali in the Fight of the (previous) Century in New York’s fabled Madison Square Garden. Ali won the re-match but then these two great heavyweights fought each other almost to death when they completed their epic trilogy in the Thrilla in Manilla.
‘Smokin’ Joe defeated Ali in the Fight of the (previous) Century in New York’s fabled Madison Square Garden +12

‘Smokin’ Joe defeated Ali in the Fight of the (previous) Century in New York’s fabled Madison Square Garden