The Hardest Hitters and Knockout Artists of All-Time
From the fastidious work on the (a fascinating blog about heavyweight boxing).  After reading their in-depth statistical analysis of all the best and greatest punchers in boxing’s history.  And I endorse and support their conclusions that Wladimir Klitschko, Vitali Klitschko, Mike Tyson, and Lennox Lewis are the four biggest punchers in boxing history.  These 4 guys are on top of every KO statistical analysis of the study.
The World’s Heaviest Punchers
1- Wladimir Klitschko
Nickname: “Dr. Steelhammer”
Birthdate: March 25, 1976
Birthplace: Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan
Residence: Hamburg, Kiew
Nationality: Ukranian
Height: 6’61/2” (198 cm)
Weight: 245 lbs
Reach: 81″ (206 cm)
Chest: 47″
Bicep: 18″
Waist: 34″
Neck: 19″
Fist: 13″
Years Pro: 15 (Since 1996)
Age: 35
Pro Record: 56-3 (49) from BoxRec 
Titles: Current WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA and “The Ring Magazine” World Heavyweight Champion   

Amateur Record: 134-6
Amateur Titles: – 1996 Olympic Gold medalist in the superheavyweight division
– 1996 Silver medalist at the European Amateur Championships
– Gold medal at the 1995 Military Championships
– Second place at the 1994 Junior World Championship
– Junior European Heavyweight Champion in 1993
Trainer: Emanuel Steward
Management: Klitschko Management Group
Promoter: K2 Promotions
Education: PhD Sports Science
Marital Status: single
Facts: An avid chess player…  Wladimir Klitschko will probably goes in the history book as being the greatest heavyweight of all time…  His right cross is the most devastating punch in the world…  Despite his amazing Ko ratio, Wladimir Klitschko is a safety first fighter…  Unlike big punchers like Mike Tyson, Wladimir Klitschko conserves his knock-out power during the full length of the fight.
2- Vitali Klitschko

Nickname: “Dr. Ironfist”

Birthdate: July 19, 1971
Birthplace: Belovodsk, Kyrgyzstan
Residence: Hamburg, Kiew
Nationality: Ukranian
Height: 6’71/2” (200 cm)
Weight: 248 lbs
Reach: 80″ (203 cm)
Chest/Norm.: 46.5″
Chest/Exp.: 48″
Waist: 35.5″
Biceps: 17.5″
Neck: 18.25″
Wrist: 7.5″
Calf: 17″
Thigh: 23.25″
Fist: 11″
Forearm: 17″
Years Pro: 15 (Since 1996 in Boxing and Kickboxing)
Age: 40
Pro Record: 42-2 (39) from BoxRec
Titles: Current WBC World Heavyweight Champion
Amateur Record: 195-15 (80)
Amateur Titles: 3-Time Ukrainian Heavyweight Champion
– Champion of the first World Military Games
– 1995 Silver medalist at the World Amateur Championships
Professional Kickboxing Record: 34-1 (22)
Kickboxing Titles: 4-Times Kickboxing World Champion
Amateur Kickboxing Titles: 2-Times Kickboxing World Champion 
Trainer: Fritz Sdunek
Management: Klitschko Management Group
Promoter: K2 Promotions
Education: PhD Sports Science
Marital Status: married, 3 children
Facts: Started boxing at 13 years old…  For the last decade, the Klitschko brothers has literally cleaned up and dominated the entire heavyweight division.  Both brothers are so dominant that nobody wants to fight them…  Also an avid chess player.
3- Mike Tyson
Nicknames: Iron Mike, The Baddest Man on the Planet
Birthdate: June 30, 1966
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 5’10” (178 cm)
Billed Height: 5’111/2
Fighting Weight: 220 lbs
Reach: 71″ (180 cm)
Chest/Norm.: 43″
Chest/Exp.: 45″
Waist: 34″
Biceps: 16″
Neck: 193/4
Wrist: 8″
Calf: 18″
Ankle: 11″
Thigh: 27″
Fist: 13″
Forearm: 14″
Years Active as a Pro Boxer: 1985-2005 (Started at 18 years old)
Boxing Record: 50-6 (44) and 2 no-contests from BoxRec
Titles and accomplishments: Former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles, he was 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old.
– 2 times WBC Heavyweight Champion – (November 22, 1986 – February 11, 1990); (March 16, 1996–September 24, 1996 (Vacated))
– 2 times WBA Heavyweight Champion –( March 7, 1987 – February 11, 1990); (September 7, 1996 – November 9, 1996)
– IBF Heavyweight Champion – (August 1, 1987 – February 11, 1990)
Amateur Boxing Record: 14-4
Amateur Boxing Titles: 2-times gold medalist at the 1981 and 1982 Junior Olympic Games (Won every bout by KO and holds the Junior Olympics record for the quickest knockout with 8 seconds)
– 1984 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion
Facts: Despite a pathetic career ending.  Mike Tyson is one of the greatest heavyweight of all time and the most famous and entertaining boxer in history…  Mike Tyson make $300 million during his career but declared bankruptcy in 2003.
4- Lennox Lewis
Nickname: The Lion

Birthdate: September 2, 1965

Birthplace: West Ham, London, England
Nationality: British / Canadian

Height: 6’5″ (196 cm)
Weight: 250 lbs (113 kg)

Reach: 84″ (213 cm)
Chest/Norm.: 44″
Chest/Exp.: 46″
Waist: 34″
Biceps: 17″
Neck: 181/2
Wrist: 8″
Calf: 18″
Ankle: 11″
Thigh: 26″
Fist: 12″
Forearm: 15″
Years Active as a Pro: 1989-2003 (Started at 23 years old)
Boxing Record: 41-2-1 (32) from BoxRec
Titles: – European Champion in 1990
– British Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion in 1992
– WBC Heavyweight Champion in 1993
– Became the last Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World, unifying the WBC, WBA, IBO and IBF titles in November 1999 defeating Evander Holyfield.
– Along with Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson before him, Lennox Lewis is one of the three boxers in history to have won the heavyweight championship three times.)
Amateur Record: 85-9
Amateur Titles: 1988 Olympic Gold medalist representing Canada
– 1987 North American Super Heavyweight Champion
– 1987 Silver medalist at Pan American Games
– 1986 gold medal at the Commonwealth Games
– 1985 Silver medalist at World Cup competition
– Represented Canada at the 1984 Olympics

– 1983 Junior World Super Heavyweight Champion
Facts: Lennox Lewis stopped two heavy hitters on this list.  Lennox Lewis KOed Mike Tyson at round 8 in 2002 and stopped Vitali Klitschko at round 6 (Klitschko’s face required 60 stitches) in 2003 in his two last match.  The closing achievements of his career…  Like both Klitschko brothers, he is an avid chess player.

If you don’t believe me, go see by yourself.  It is an exceptionally well-made thesis on the subject. 


  1. George Foreman is certainly one of my favorite. On HeavyweightBlog, Foreman and Lennox Lewis come after the Klitschko bros and Mike Tyson.

  2. George Foreman is certainly one of my favorite. On HeavyweightBlog, Foreman and Lennox Lewis come after the Klitschko bros and Mike Tyson.

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