Henry “Homocide Hank” Armstrong, 152-21-9 with 101 knockouts, of L.A. held the Featherweight, Welterweight and Lightweight world titles in that order. He had a “non-stop” style and was always in your face swinging away. He was inducted into IBHOF 1990.
Stanley “The Michigan Assassin” Ketchel, 51-5-3 with 48 knockouts, of Grand Rapids, MI. He held the middleweight title. He was shot to death at age 24. He was inducted into IBHOF 1990.
Rocky “The Brockton Blockbuster” Marciano, 49-0 with 43 knockouts of Brockton, MASS. He held the heavyweight title. He was inducted into IBHOF 1990. Rocky knew how to “break down” an opponent.
“Sugar” Ray Robinson, 174-19-6 with 109 knockouts, of Harlem, NY. He held the welterweight and middleweight titles. He was inducted into the IBHOF.
Sam “Boston Bone Crusher” Langford, 178-29-39 126 knockouts of Nova Scotia and Boston, MASS.
Earnie “Black Destroyer” Shavers, 74-14-1 with 68 knockouts of Warren, OH. “He hit me so hard I ached from head to foot,” said Tex Cobb.
Archie “The Mongoose” Moore, 186-23-10 with a record 132 knockouts. He held the light heavyweight title. He was inducted into the IBHOF in 1990.
Charles “Sonny” Liston, 74-14-1 with 39 knockouts, of St. Louis, MO, held the heavyweight title. He was inducted into the IBHOF in 1991. He “beat” many an opponent during the referee’s instructions before the fight with his famous “stair down!”
Jack “The Manassa Mauler” Dempsey, 58-6-9 with 44 knockouts from Manassa, Colorado. He was the heavyweight champion and inducted into the IBHOF in 1990.
Joe “The Brown Bomber” Louis, 66-3 with 52 knockouts from Detroit, MI, was the heavyweight champion with 25 title defenses. He was inducted into the IBHOF.
Charley Burley, 83-12-2 with 50 knockouts from Pittsburgh, PA. He was inducted into the IBHOF in 1992 and in the PAB HOF in 2017. He was one of the “Black Murderers Row” fighters. The fighters no one wanted to fight! “Sugar” Ray Robinson’s manager George Gainsford said “we bypassed Burley. His style was such he would have counteracted Robinsons”.