By Kieran Hinphey – As one of the most dapper dressers in boxing ‘Del Boy’ Chisora made his way to the ring on on 1st May 2020, clad in another super fly and stylish boxing robe, I decided to compile a list of what I believe to be the top 10 boxing robes ever worn.
What a line up of characters, entertainers, fighters and legends. In ascending order from one to ten, here are the slickest threads ever dawned.
Muhammad Ali’s iconic white robe
Known as the greatest in the ring he also dawned the greatest boxing robe of all time. The iconic white robe with black print recently imitated by Anthony Joshua was truly special like the man who wore it.
Tyson Fury channelling his inner Apollo Creed
Very few boxers could or would try to pull off the classic stars and stripes satin robe worn by Apollo Creed in Rocky 4, apart from the Gypsy King and what better place to do it than the showbiz capital of the world Las Vegas at the new T-Mobile Arena.
Andy Lee in the Kronk red and gold
The classic Kronk colours meshed with a green shamrock on one side of the chest along with the Kronk logo on the other side, this is one of the best robes ever worn and no better person to wear it than Emanuel Steward’s adopted son and former middleweight world champion Andy Lee.
Derek Chisora 01.05.2021
Although unfortunate in not getting a decision on the night Del won in terms of ring attire and once again delivered another quality gown along with his trademark union jack face mask. Maybe his best to date and in my opinion one of the best of all time.
Genaddy Golovkin’s robe in traditional Kazakhstan style is as classy as GGG is in a boxing ring.
Rocky Balboa’s Italian Stallion Robe
Although not in the real world, an honorary mention to Rocky’s great yellow and black robe from Rocky III with ‘Italian Stallion’ emblazoned on the back.
Hector Macho Camacho as the Roman General
The flamboyant Macho Man nailed the Roman General look during a career that saw him win 3 world titles at different weight classes. Subject of the recent SHO production ‘The Hector Camcho Story’ is also one of the best boxing movies ever made.
Mike Tyson towel
Tyson’s white towel alternative to donning the more traditional boxing robe was a throw back to an earlier era. Raw and menacing it was a shout out to the old school.
Deontay Wilder the man in the mask
Wilder loves a good mask with his more recent versions getting more OTT and bizarre, however, his earlier efforts combined with camo were superb, adequately depicting the frightening warrior perfectly.
Michael Conlan the mighty Celt
Ireland’s Michael Conlan’s Celtic themed robe is a masterpiece. Velvet green with impressive gold Celtic design in the style of a true Irish chieftain warrior.