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Mayweather, Pacquiao, Canelo, no Tyson or Fury: 10 best boxers of last 30 years ranked

Boxing fans always have debates on who is the greatest boxer of all time, the undefeated Floyd Mayweather? The relentless Manny Pacquiao? There’s an abundance of modern day greats in the game to narrow down.

Across all weight divisions in the last 30 years, we’ve been treated to some masterful performances and some top quality fighters.

DAZN have compiled their top 10 fighters of the last three decades, so let’s find out how they ranked them and who comes out on top as the greatest.

10. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

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Still only 31 years old, Canelo has plenty more still to achieve and is set to take on Gennady Golovkin again after already dismantling him. Despite his loss to Floyd Mayweather in 2013, he has bounced back to be one of the most feared men about.

9. Evander Holyfield

Evander Holyfield, aged 59, is looking seriously jacked these days

He’s the only man to hold world titles in the 80s, 90s and 00s, showing us just how formidable he was and his longevity in the sport. Who could forget his titanic feud with Mike Tyson?

8. Lennox Lewis

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Although his streak could soon end, Lennox Lewis still is the last man to be the undisputed champion of the heavyweight division, beating some of the best on his way to an iconic career.

7. Felix Trinidad

He is known for one of the best, if not the best run in the welterweight division in the modern era, Felix Trinidad is an all-time great, before having memorable wins in the middleweight division as well.

6. Oscar De La Hoya

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One of the greatest fighters in the 90s, Oscar De La Hoya dominated the ring before a loss to Manny Pacquiao in 2008 signalled the end of an era for the Golden Boy.

5. Pernell Whitaker

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The late great Pernell Whitaker was a defensive genius in the ring, putting on clinics in how to defend, winning gold famously at the 1984 LA Olympics.

4. Bernard Hopkins

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Bernard Hopkins was fighting at the top level way into his 50s, constantly going up against the odds to make a name for himself, being a huge underdog, proving punters wrong on a fight by fight basis.

3. Roy Jones Jr

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A four-weight division champion, Roy Jones Jr’s place on this list can’t be disputed, we were lucky enough to see him take to the ring in an exhibition bout with Mike Tyson to entertain us greatly.

2. Floyd Mayweather Jr

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This debate will be the age old question, especially for this era of boxing, Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao? Despite ending his career undefeated at 50-0, including a huge victory over Pacquiao, Money has to take second spot on this list.

1. Manny Pacquiao

Renowned for his intense speed in the ring and dominance, Manny Pacquaio tops this list from DAZN despite his high-profile loss to Money, his dominance across a fair few weight divisions has him just ahead of the American in this list to claim top spot.

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