BOXING NEWS, the world’s oldest boxing magazine, has compiled an extensive guide to the heavyweight division, ranking the greatest fighters in history from 100 down to 1.
Alongside the 100 bios of the ranked fighters are rare photographs from our extensive archives. Also included within the 164 pages are exclusive interviews, both old and new, with the entrants to provide a fascinating commentary – told in real time and reflectively – on the most dramatic of all sporting landscapes.
Lennox Lewis tells us exactly how he beat Mike Tyson. Mike Tyson talks about his troubled upbringing. Tony Tucker reveals how losing to Tyson triggered a chronic drug habit. Foreman discusses squeezing into his 70’s boxing shorts 20 years later. We uncover an interview with Jack Johnson from 1910. Another from Joe Louis, in a nightclub in Newcastle-upon-Tyne no less, from 1965. Evander Holyfield discusses the heartache he endured when forced to retire. Riddick Bowe responds to accusations that he underachieved. James J. Corbett talks us through beating up John L. Sullivan in 1892. Michael Moorer explains why he thought he was such a ‘badass’. And you’ll be hard pressed to find a better tribute to Muhammad Ali than the one that appears on these pages.
100 Greatest Heavyweight Boxers is the ultimate celebration of heavyweight boxing from the multi-award-winning Boxing News.