Best Boxer

Heavyweight Ray Austin

Though we're the hometown of one of boxing's biggest promoters -- the uniquely coiffed Don King -- Cleveland has yet to produce a major pugilist. Ray Austin wants to change that. After nearly throwing away his career selling drugs, Austin has managed to hone his wild right and develop just enough technique to make a good name among heavyweights. Currently ranked in the top five in three of the four major federations, Austin is hoping that King will land him a title fight. If he does, you better believe he'll come out swinging.