10 Gold-Medal Knockout Kings: USA's Boxing Legacy

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10 Gold-Medal Knockout Kings: USA's Boxing Legacy

It this weekend's medal failure is any indication, we no longer rule the ring. USA Boxing hasn't won a heavyweight gold since '88—and nothing at all in this year's Olympic Games. But forget the present. Here are the top 10 boxing superheroes from our

"Merciless" Ray Mercer, Heavyweight, 36-7-1

Gold Medal - 1988 Olympics, Seoul, Korea

Heavyweight Champion

Mercer made some poor fight decisions in his career and never really caught the public's imagination as a champion. He won a lot of fights, but he might be most famous for losing to nearly every heavyweight champion of his era, including Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield and Wladimir Klitschko.


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