At the moment boxing fans are in slightly subdued disposition given the lack of current action taking place around the world.

Understandably so.

Boxing like any professional sport is live-driven in terms of its mass consumption — particularly on fight night and the day after usually.

At the same time, like any sport — it relies on its characters and participants more than anything.

Men and women who have littered the history of the game with each and every one of their unique fight careers.

Perhaps one of the most famed heavyweights ever, former champion George Foreman who is well known for his world famous grills as much as his savage encounter with Muhammad Ali — dubbed ‘The Rumble In The Jungle’ — has been taking time out to discuss all-time greats with boxing fans.

Many would have Muhammad Ali up there or there about as the best heavyweight that ever lived.

That said, it’s a subjective debate dependent on individual taste in terms of what one rates as the ‘best’ qualities of a fighter.

An always challenging analysis but ultimately fun one done over different eras.

Speaking on his official Twitter account big George put it down to two men from the old school however:

Joe Louis, also known as the ‘Brown Bomber’ held a professional record of 66-3-52 KO.

His big right hand and balanced, highly orthodox and well-schooled fight style proved to be deadly in its time.

An awesome combination fighter with knockout power in either hand, really.

Polished and grounded in an exemplary sweet science fight base.

A master of the fundamentals and one of the biggest punchers ever.

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Perfect timing, short and straight shots right over the shoulder with excellent footwork.

The longest reigning heavyweight champion in history with 25 title defenses:

Marciano on the other hand, more of a brawler but the heart of a lion who retired as the only real heavyweight champion in history to have an undefeated record.

49-0-43 KO.

A stupendous champion who personified the meaning of the word ‘fight’ — to overcome.

He would hit you everywhere and left many of his opponents never the same again after they shared the ring with him.

A cardio machine who would fight anyone. Anywhere and at anytime.

I would suggest one of the hardest men to ever step foot in a boxing ring.

Some individuals are driven from something deep, deep within their souls and very core beings.

This chap comes into that bracket: