Ranking the Biggest Showmen in Boxing

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Ranking the Biggest Showmen in Boxing
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Manny Pacquiao is one of boxing's most charismatic figures.

The sport of boxing is not just about the talent and ability that the athletes show in the ring.

Ultimately, a fighter is not going to make it in the sport if he does not possess the skills needed to land more effective punches than his opponent, but if a boxer is going to make a major impression on the outside world, he needs to have a personality that attracts attention.

In the past, boxing has had stellar showmen like Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson and the great Muhammad Ali.

A showman can be quite vocal like Ali or have a great smile like Leonard. Even a menacing fighter like Tyson at his best was charismatic because everyone wanted to know what he would do next.

The current generation of fighters may lack the showmanship of fighters from past generations, but here's a look at six fighters who have the ability to command attention because of their charisma.

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