All World Heavyweight Boxing Champions from 1719 to 1961


Unique illustration contains all boxing heavyweight champions of the world from 1719 to 1961. Some of them you know, but many are known only to true fans of boxing.

The image includes such names as Rocky Marciano, Jim Braddock, Joe Louis and many others.

On this image, originally published by, you can witness the evolution of boxing technique and most noticeable is boxing fight standing position, along with boxing clothing and equipment.

The very first boxing organization was formed in 1961. Since then the rules of boxing competitions were significantly changed.