RANKED: The 25 Greatest Heavyweights Of The Past 25 Years

25. John Ruiz


John Ruiz was often ridiculed for his sleep-inducing style inside the squared circle. Still, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound Ruiz (44-9-1-1, 30 KOs) had an effective approach that allowed him to procure the WBA belt on two occasions. Strictly because he is the only Latino to obtain a heavyweight title, Ruiz may garner enough votes to make the Hall of Fame.

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24. Corrie Sanders


Corrie Sanders was an unassuming man who possessed cinder blocks for fists. In a historic upset, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound Sanders (42-4, 31 KOs) pummeled Wladimir Klitschko in two rounds to become the WBO king on March 8, 2003. A southpaw nicknamed “The Sniper,” Sanders retired in 2008 at the age of 42. Tragically, approximately four years later on September 23, 2012, Sanders was fatally shot during an armed robbery.

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