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Top 10 Super Middleweight Boxers of All Time Rankings

Ranking the best Super Middleweight Boxers of All Time in boxing such as Joe Calzaghe, Roy Jones Jr., Carl Froch, and many more

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By Fan Rankings | September 30, 2022 - 02:05 PM

Honorable Mention

Thomas Hearns

Thomas Hearns competed between 1977 and 2006 and won world titles in 5 weight classes. Though his best work came in other weight divisions, he briefly held the WBO super middleweight titles as well and deserves an honorable mention. 




Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard is one of the best boxers of all time. He did his best work at welterweight, but he also briefly held the WBC super middleweight title and deserves an honorable mention.




Top 10 Super Middleweight Boxers

10. Chong-Pal Park

Chong-Pal Park is a former professional boxer from South Korea, who remained active from 1977 to 1988.

Park became the  IBF super-middleweight champion in 1984 and defended his title 9 times. He also became the first WBA super-middleweight champion

He retired with a record of 46 wins, 5 losses, 1 draw, and 1 no-contest.



 

9. Mikkel Kessler

Mikkel Kessler is a former professional boxer from Denmark, and he competed between 1998 and 2013. 

He is a 5-time super middleweight world champion, having held the WBA title three times, and the WBC title twice. He reigned as a unified champion and has multiple title defenses. 

Kessler retired with a boxing record of 46 wins and 3 losses.




8. Carl Froch

Carl Froch is a British professional boxer, who was active between 2002 and 2014. Since then, he has also worked as a popular boxing analyst and commentator. 

Froch is a 4-time super middleweight world champion. He won the WBC super middleweight title twice and reigned as the unified WBA and IBF champion as well. 

Froch retired with a boxing record of 33 wins and 2 losses.




7. Steve Collins

Steve Collins is a professional boxer from Ireland, and he committed between 1986 and 1987. 

Steve Collins simultaneously held the WBO middleweight and Super middleweight titles. He defended the WBO super middleweight title seven times before retiring as the world champion. 

Collins retired with a boxing record of 36 wins and 3 losses.




6. Andre Ward

Andre Ward is a former American Professional boxer, who competed between 2004 and 2017. 

Ward held world titles in two weight classes. He won the WBA (Super) super middleweight title in 2009 and defended it three times before adding the  WBC and vacant The Ring super middleweight titles to his collection as well. He defended the unified title twice before moving up to light heavyweight, where he held a unified world title as well. 

Andre Ward retired with an undefeated record of 32 wins and 0 losses.




5. James Toney

James Toney is an American Boxer who competed between 1988 and 2017. 

He held multiple world titles in three different weight classes. He won the IBF middleweight title in 1991 and defended it 6 times before moving up to super middleweight, where he held the IBF super middleweight title as well. 

James Toney retired with a boxing record of 77 wins, 10 losses, 3 draws, and 2 no-contests.




4. Roy Jones Jr.

Roy Jones Jr. is an American former boxer, who competed between 1989 and 2018. 

Jones has held world titles in four different weight classes, including middleweight, super middleweight, lightweight, and heavyweight. He won the IBF super-middleweight title in 1994 and defended it 5 times before moving up to light heavyweight. 

Jones retired with a boxing record of 66 wins and 9 losses.




3. Chris Eubank

Chris Eubank is a British Professional boxer. He competed between 1985 and 1998 and held world titles at both middleweight and super middleweight. 

Chris Eubank won the WBO super-middleweight title in 1991 and defended it 14 times. He also challenged for the WBO junior-heavyweight title. 

He retired with a record of 45 wins, 5 losses, and 2 draws.




2. Nigel Benn

Nigel Benn is a former professional boxer from Britain, and he competed between 1987 and 1996. 

Nigel Benn has held world titles in 2 different weight classes. He won the WBC super-middleweight title in 1992 and defended it 9 times. At middleweight, he held the WBO world title as well. 

He retired with a record of 42 wins and 5 losses.




1. Joe Calzaghe

Joe Calzaghe is a former Welsh boxer, who competed between 1993 and 2008. 

He held world titles in two different weight classes, and became the undisputed super middleweight champion, holding the unified  WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, Ring magazine, and lineal super-middleweight titles. He has a total of 21 title defenses at super middleweight. 

He retired with an undefeated record of 46 wins and 0 losses.



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