8. Mike McCallum
Record: 49-5-1, 36 knockouts
Years active: 1981-1997
Title reign: 1989-1991 (WBA); three defenses
International Boxing Hall of Fame induction: 2003
Style: Skilled boxer-puncher
Strengths: Intelligence, textbook technique, accuracy, stamina, jab, hook, right hand, body attack, and iron chin (never knocked out).
Why’s he ranked? The former junior middleweight titleholder from Jamaica took on many of the top middleweights of the early 1990s and beat them all except for James Toney, who he almost beat in their classic first bout.
Who did he fight? Titleholders Toney (D 12, L 12), Sumbu Kalambay (L 12, W 12) and Steve Collins (W 12).
Also faced: Top-10 contenders Herol Graham (W 12) and Michael Watson (KO 11).