David Haye picks his top 10 heavyweights of all-time

David Haye picks his top 10 heavyweights of all-time

Published On Friday, May 15, 2020By Tim Rickson
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David Haye selects his top 10 heavies list

Two-time world heavyweight champion David Haye revealed his top 10 heavyweights of all-time.

The former world cruiserweight and heavyweight world champion, now a boxing promoter and manager, still heavily involved in boxing at the highest level, is well placed to select such a list.

He said in a tweet on May 15, "With talk of Holyfield vs Tyson 3 - these are my picks for the greatest heavyweights of all time. The top 10 list can't be current active fighters or fighter under 45. We're talking retired greats, with a resume that has stood the test of time. Let me see your top 10".

Here's the Hayemaker's list in full:


1. Muhammad Ali

2. Lennox Lewis

3. Evander Holyfield

4. George Foreman

5. Larry Holmes

6. Mike Tyson

7. Joe Frazier

8. Sonny Liston

9. Ken Norton

10. Riddick Bowe


The reactions posted in response to the tweet were largely questioning the absence of Jack Dempsey, Jack Johnson and Joe Louis. The arguments are ongoing.


World title contender Ashley Theophane got involved and replied with his own list:

1. Muhammed Ali

2. Larry Holmes

3. Lennox Lewis

4. Joe Louis

5. Jack Johnson

6. Evander Holyfield

7. George Foreman

8. Jack Dempsey

9. Mike Tyson

10. Rocky Marciano

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