Combats sports athletes face arguably face more challenges than any other type of athlete. There are consequences for their actions. Fighters must get used to taking damage and facing off against an opponent who literally wants to hurt them. As well as learning the skills of their trade, they must be incredibly conditioned and disciplined about their weight.
It doesn’t matter whether it is boxing, MMA, Muay Thai, or kickboxing, the struggles are very similar. Fighters sacrifice everything to be the very best. With this in mind let’s check out the very best fighters who’ve ever stepped into a ring or cage. Check out the list below via GiveMeSport.
50. Anthony Joshua
An Olympic gold medalist, Joshua turned professional in 2013. After that, he embarked on one of the most lucrative fighting careers ever. He won the WBA, IBF, and WBO titles and gained a massive following. His most important moment to date was knocking out Wladimir Klitschko but he hopes there is more on the horizon. While his stunning defeat to Andy Ruiz punctured his ambitions, he rebounded.
Joshua is physically one of the most incredible fighters in combat sports today. Arguably, he has too much muscle for a heavyweight. But he uses his power and clever footwork to great effect. The Watford man is one of a trio of brilliant heavyweights. However, he wants to prove that he is the best on the planet. Only time will tell if he becomes the unified heavyweight champion of the world. He has earned the fans’ respect, however.