America’s Best Athletes

The secret that every boxer and coach has always known had been confirmed. Boxers truly are America’s best athletes. ESPN.com compiled a panel of experts to rank 60 sports in several skills to test the difficulty of the sports. At the end of the calculations and tests, boxing was named the most athletically challenging sport to compete in.

The poll based the results on the following skills: endurance, strength, power, speed, agility, flexibility, nerve, durability, hand-eye coordination, and analytic aptitude.

The Top 10

10. Soccer
9. Baseball/Softball
8. Gymnastics
7. Tennis
6. Martial Arts
5. Wrestling
4. Basketball
3. Football
2. Ice Hockey
1. Boxing

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