Wlad klitschko 57-3 (please note there fight record is displayed as it stands today not when wlad fought them!) Current linear champ and olympic gold medallist. Noteable wins include: Byrd x2, peter x2, thompson ( x2 touch woodlol) brewster, chagaev, ibragimov, haye, chambers, rahman, brock, austin, mcline, mercer.
Vitali klitschko 46-2. A 3X HW champ and an ATG comeback after a 3 year layoff from a potentially career ending injury. Noteable wins include: Sanders, peter, gomez, chisora, briggs, solis, arreola, adamek, hide, williams, johnson, donald, johnson and hoffman.
Alexander Povetkin 24-0. Povetkin won the WBA title after 2011. Brilliant amateur career capturing olympic gold, a world amateur championships gold and 2 european golds (he finsished his career at 125–7, with all losses avenged) Noteable pro wins include: Byrd, chambers, huck and chagaev.
Chris byrd 47-5. Byrd is the former WBO and IBF heavyweight champion. He was a three-time U.S. amateur champion and compiled 275 wins in the amateur ranks. During the first half of his career byrd secured easy wins over then norteworthy opponents phil jackson, bert cooper, jimmy thunder and the undefeated cuban eliecier castillo. He also beat holyfield for the vacant IBF strap, won the WBO belt after vitali klitschko retired due to a shoulder injury, outpointed david tua, fought to a draw with golota, beat young prospect davarryl williamson and beat jameel mcline.
Ruslan Chagaev 32-2-1. Former WBA champ and a gold medallist at the world amateur championships (beat the great felix savon twice). First man to defeat the ukranian prospect Volodymyr Vyrchys. Ruslan also outhustled ruiz and valuev.
Sultan ibragimov 22-1-1. The former WBO heavyweight champion. Fought his way up to a unification fight with wlad. Has an olympic silver, world amateur silver and european bronze. Noteable wins include briggs, javier mora (who beat up kirk johnson) lance whitaker (who stopped oleg maskaev, outpointed monte barrett and was coming into his fight with iggy with only one debateable loss!) ibragimov easily outpointed an ageing holyfield too.
Sam peter 39-5. The former WBC heavyweight champion. Beat the p4p great james toney twice (something rahmam, ruiz, jirov and holyfield couldn't do!) the second fight was Considered one of his most polished boxing performances, Peter beat Toney to the punch consistently throughout the twelve rounds. Peter hooked off the jab to put Toney down in round two. Peter also beat maskaev, mcline, taurus sykes, jeremy williams and cuban star yanqui diaz (Diaz fought the legendary felix savon twice and he reportedly scored two knockdowns!)
Eddie chambers 39-3. Chambers stopped 15–0 derric rossy and defeated dominic guinn, he also beat sam peter, giant ukranian prospect dimitrenko and calvin brock. He recently lost a debateable fight against adamek.
Tony thompson 38-2. Southpaw thompson has quietly made his way through prospects and contenders zuri lawrence, guinn, diaz, witherspoon, harriss, beck etc throughout his career. In 2004 Tony handed undefeated Cuban amateur star yanqui diaz his first loss, he also holds a dominating TKO win over luan krasniqi and easily defeated Timur Ibragimov in 07.
David haye 27-2. Haye is a 2 weight world champion. Made his name by beating up the older veterans of this era like ruiz, barrett etc He outpointed the giant valuev to win the WBA strap. As much as i dislike the chap he is clearly a talented fighter, very explosive, athletic etc Just let down by his mouth (but some ppl seem to like that shit!).
Honourable Mentions: Calvin brock, sergei liakovich, luan krasniqi, james toney, shannon brigs, jameel mcline, corrie sanders, danny williams, odlandier solis, andrew golota, john ruiz, david tua, lamon brewster, ray austin, oleg maskaev, juan carlos gomez, chris arreola, kirk johnson, evander holyfield, fres oquendo, monte barrett, thomasz adamek, davarryl wiliamson, timo hoffman, derrick chisora, robert helenius, alexander dimitrenko, herbie hide, orlin norris, jason estrada, the castillo brothers etc (Some exciting young fighters coming up through the ranks also!!)
What order would you put them in? Would you have anyone else in the top 10 instead of the others mentioned? Honourable mentions, who did i miss??