Smokin' Joe Fraizer once said, "Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took, and your name in the undertaker book."
The men that have braved the ring are some of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen, so here’s a countdown to the most stylist proponents of the “sweet science”.
John L. Sullivan
"My name is John L. Sullivan, and I can lick any son of a b*tch in theplace."
Those are the bragging words of the last heavyweight champion of bare-knuckle boxing and the first heavyweight champion of gloved boxing John L. Sullivan. He was also owner of a great moustache. Win.
No one, NO ONE, did ring entrances quite like Prince Naseem. Outlandish routines (who can forget his flying carpet?) topped up with flipping over the top rope. Superb.
The inspiration for Sly Stallone’s character in the Rocky films, if you’ve ever been jogging in grey trackies then you have the only undefeated heavyweight champion boxer, Mr Marciano to thank.
Floyd ”Money” Mayweather, aka Pretty Boy Floyd, is widely considered the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world today. He also happens to be a sharp dresser with even more cutting insults. He’s currently engaged in a Twitter war with rapper 50 Cent over who’s cooler. Considering the fight with Pacquiao is looking off the cards now, we’d pay to see "Fiddy" vs. "Money" in a battle of the… monetary funds??
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