Who were the Top 10 pound for pound boxers in the 1960s?

Welcome to Part 8 of 13 from the newest Boxing Survey Series, which will survey volunteers in an effort to determine the best pound for pound boxers from each decade. For this particular survey which focuses attention on boxers from the 1960s, a total of 26 volunteers participated. Each volunteer provided a chronological list of between 10 and 25 names to cast their votes for the best boxers in the 1960s.

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The 1960s was a popular time in boxing history when many terrific boxers competed. Three of the most accomplished boxers competing during this decade included Muhammad Ali, Eder Jofre, and Emile Griffith.

Griffith had tremendous success during the 1960s, where between 1961 and 1968, he was a three time undisputed world welterweight champion and a two time undisputed world middleweight champion.

Jofre became the NBA bantamweight champion in 1960 and he would achieve undisputed status in the following years. In total Jofre made 8 title defenses, and he is widely viewed as the greatest bantamweight of all time.

Ali became the undisputed world heavyweight champion in 1964, and he made 9 consecutive title defenses before his boxing license was suspended in 1967, which put him out of action for the remainder of the decade. Ali would, however, make a successful comeback the following decade. Ali is widely recognized as the greatest heavyweight of all time.

So who were the Top 10 pound for pound boxers during the 1960s? And where do Muhammad Ali, Eder Jofre, and Emile Griffith figure in?

This edition of Rummy’s Corner will attempt to answer that question based on the results from part 8 in this Survey focusing on the 1960s, which included 26 volunteers. Please watch and enjoy the video. This is Rummy’s Corner (produced and narrated by Geoffrey Ciani).

Last Updated on 06/18/2024

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