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This compilation of the 145 most accomplished boxers is dedicated to Mister Jimmy Hines, who won his first 100 amateur fights and fought in Korea rather than turning pro.

Broken down as a race from back to front: stragglers, pack, chase group, leaders, this method favors old-time boxers who were often compelled to "fight-to-eat".

stragglers (bottom 10%)
Corbett102
Jeffries110
Saad163
Jackson184
Frazier187
Spinks189
Sullivan197
McAuliffe202
Leonard, Ray210
Sharkey211
Pryor213b
Torres214
Billy Smith220
Norton225
Darcy227
pack (11-70%)
Hearns229
Lewis, Lennox231
Sanchez233
Foreman248
Gomez257
Marciano263
Harada268
Liston270
Lavigne273
Benitez280
Ritchie284
Burns294
Tyson295
Fullmer296
Schmelling298
Walcott300
Montgomery302
Patterson305
Barry307
Conn308
Canto308
Dempsey, N.P.310
Foster315
Basilio315
Fitzsimmons321
Driscoll321
Zarate323
McLarnin323
Ketchel325
Holmes328
Ortiz, Carlos331
Hagler339
Choynski339
Ali346
Tiger349
Cervantes349
LaBarba352
J. Dempsey354
Graziano356
Ross364
Baer364
Tunney369
McGovern374
Jofre380
Jenkins384
Johnson389
Zale392
Delaney393
Louis398
Benvenuti406
Napoles410
Villa411
Duran415
Ambers418
Gibbons, Tommy422
Lynch425
Gibbons, Mike429
Perez431
Burley432
Arguello432
LaMotta439
Wills443
Maxim447
Blackburn449
Carpentier453
Genaro454
Jack455
Monzon461
McFarland465
Griffith474
Elorde474
Olivares476
Wolgast477
Brown487
Nelson490
Graham495
Angott503
McCoy505
Herman506
Johnson509
Cerdan512
Lewis, John H.513
Giardello519
Rodriguez523
chase group 71-90%
Ortiz, Manuel543
Chavez544
Charles551
Dixon567
Gavilan573
Griffo580
Petrolle593
Loughran601
Ryan605
Kilbaine605
Welsh608
Al Brown619
Chocolate622
Walker629
Chaney635
Mandell645
Walcott656
Jeannette659
Williams, Ike662
Wilde665
Flowers674
Canzoneri697
Attel720
Williams, Holman722
Williams, Kid735
Saddler744
O'Brian744
Berg748
Wright785
Leonard, Benny807
top 10%
Armstrong822
Zivic870
Dillon870
Robinson946
Gans952
Miller960
Moore995
Lewis, Ted K.1032
Pep1051
Dundee1062
Rosenbloom1065
Greb1095
Stribling1167
Britton1238
Langford1285
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