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10 Best Boxers In The Sport Right Now, Ranked

Highlights

  • The current top-tier boxers redefine excellence with unparalleled skill, unique styles, and impressive records in the ever-changing sport.
  • Contemporary champions captivate fans, inherit legacies, and forge their paths to greatness while surpassing the feats of their predecessors.
  • Gervonta Davis, Artur Beterbiev, and Devin Haney showcase exceptional talent, notable victories, and aim to solidify their status as boxing legends in various weight classes.



As the sport evolves and new contenders emerge with the quest to become the best boxers in the world. However, it’s a revolving door as a loss or a change in weight class shakes up the rankings of the pound-for-pound best. While the sport boasts a rich history filled with legendary figures and seasoned veterans who once dominated the ring, the focus remains on the current crop of top-tier boxers who redefine excellence with their unparalleled skill, unique fighting styles, and impressive winning records.

These modern-day pugilists inherit the legacy of their predecessors while forging their own path to greatness, captivating fans with their extraordinary talents and unwavering dedication to the sport. With each passing year and decade, the torch is passed from one generation of boxing stars to the next, as today’s champions strive to surpass the feats of those who came before them.


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10 Gervonta Davis Is A Devastating Counter-Puncher

‘Tank’ Has World Championship Titles In Three Weight Classes

Boxer

Gervonta Davis

Total Wins

29

Wins by KO

27

Losses

0

Notable Wins

Ryan Garcia, Hector Garcia, Leo Santa Cruz, Jose Pedraza

Titles Won

– IBF Super Featherweight Title

– WBA (Super) Super Featherweight Title

– WBA (Regular) Super Lightweight Title

– WBA (Regular) Lightweight Title


Davis is considered by many as the best active lightweight. However, he has had success in many divisions, from super featherweight to light welterweight. With his exceptional punching power, ring generalship and counter-punching ability, fans yearn for him to step into the ring with another pound-for-pound great in his weight class.

9 Artur Beterbiev Has Knocked Out Every Opponent He Faced

Beterbiev Has Spent His Pro Career In The Light-Heavyweight Division

Arthur Beterbiev 3

Boxer

Artur Beterbiev

Championships

– WBC Light-Heavyweight Champion

– IBF Light-Heavyweight Champion

– WBO Light-Heavyweight Champion

Notable Wins

Callum Smith, Joe Smith Jr., Oleksandr Gvozdyk


The punching machine Artur Beterbiev is known for his speed and accuracy while delivering hard hands to his opponents. Beterbiev won all his fights via knockout since debuting as a professional in 2013. He is a unified light heavyweight champion holding IBF, WBO, and WBC light heavyweight titles. Beterbiev (20-0, 20KO) is set to fight Dmitry Bivol in a unification bout in 2024. As an amateur, he won four gold medals and one silver medal.

8 Devin Haney Is Youngest Undisputed World Champion

‘The Dream’ Is On His Way To Become An All Time Great


Boxer

Devin Haney

Total Fights

31

Total Wins

31

Losses

0

Titles Won

– WBC Super Lightweight Title

– WBA (Super) Lightweight Title

– WBC Lightweight Title

– IBF Lightweight Title

– WBO Lightweight Title

– The Ring Lightweight Title

Notable Wins

George Kambosos Jr., Vasiliy Lomachenko, Regis Prograis,

Joseph Diaz Jr., Jorge Linares


The former undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney is one of the most exciting names in the boxing world. He won his first title in 2018 and has always had a championship. Haney has a career record of (31-0,15 KO). Although he has 15 knockout victories in his career, he has developed into a more methodical boxer in the last few years. He won his last seven fights by ‘Unanimous Decision.’ Devin Haney defeated WBC Super Lightweight Champion Regis Prograis in 2023 to become a two-division champion and has set his sight on becoming a PPV star with a clash with Ryan Garcia in 2024.

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7 Tyson Fury Has Size, Speed, and Unpredictability

‘The Gypsy King’ Has Lacked Discipline In The Past But Remains Undefeated

Tyson Fury gloves up

  • Former unified heavyweight champion.
  • Current WBC heavyweight champion.
  • Upset Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.
  • Comeback of the Year against Deontay Wilder in 2018.


The British Heavyweight is one of the most skilled pugilist in the modern era. Fury has notable wins over Deontay Wilder and Wladimir Klitschko. He is considered the best or second best heavyweight by most outlets. Fury, also known as “The Gypsy King,” is the current WBC heavyweight champion with a career record of (34-0-1, 24KO) and he is set for an undisputed title clash with Oleksandr Usyk. His fame made him an attraction in other sports as Fury appeared in WWE at Clash of the Castle 2022.

6 Errol Spence Jr Is Still A Formidable Pressure Fighter

‘The Truth’ Has An Impressive Resume

Errol Spence Jr
Mandatory Credit: USAToday Sports

Boxer

Errol Spence Jr.

Previous Championships

– IBF Welterweight Title, WBC Welterweight Title, WBC

Notable Wins

Shawn Porter, Mikey Garcia, Kell Brook, Danny Garcia


Errol Spence Jr remained on the top until a defeat at the hands of Terence Crawford in July 2023. Still, he is one of the best professional boxers in the world, with a career record of (28-1, 22KO). He held the WBA, WBC, and IBF welterweight championships from 2017-2023. The luck did not accompany him to the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada as Terence Crawford beat him in the 9th round via TKO. It is yet to be seen what ‘The Truth’ does next to rebound from his first loss.

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5 Dmitry Bivol Mastered The Eastern European Boxing Style

The Toughest Test Of His Career Comes In 2024

Dmitry Bivol beats Saul Canelo Alvarez

Boxer

Dmitry Bivol

Championships

-WBA (Super) light-heavyweight title

Notable Wins

Joe Smith Jr., Jean Pascal, Gilberto Ramírez and Canelo Alvarez


The Russian boxer Dmitry Bivol is a born fighter who defeated many kids at a young age because of his larger size. Bivol admires acting legend Jackie Chan from his childhood as Chan was the driving force behind his career as a boxer. Bivol won the WBA Super Light Heavyweight champion in 2016 in his 7th professional fight. He never lost it and has successfully defended it 12 times since then. He holds a professional record of (22-0, 11KO). Only a few people knew about it, but he had a long amateur career before becoming a professional. Bivol won six gold medals in his amateur career. The Ring, BoxRec, and ESPN ranked as the best active light heavyweight boxer.

4 Canelo Alvarez Is The Top Dog At Super Middleweight

The Mexican Star Has Shown No Signs Of Slowing Down

Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev
Mandatory Credit: USAToday Sports


Accomplishment

Details

World Champion

Four-weight world champion (light middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, middleweight)

Undisputed Champion

First and only undisputed champion at super middleweight (holds WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and Ring Magazine titles)

Unified Titles

Won unified titles in three weight classes (light middleweight, super middleweight, middleweight)

Lineal Titles

Holds lineal titles in two weight classes

Record

60-2-2 (wins-losses-draws)

It takes extraordinary effort and hard work to remain on top for years. Saul Canelo Alvarez is a veteran on the list because his career spans almost two decades. Canelo Alvarez stands at a career record of (60-2-2, 39KO). Alvarez is well known for his counterpunching ability, and elusive head movement. The Mexico-born boxer won the world championships in four different weight classes. He is the only fighter in boxing history to become an undisputed middleweight champion.


3 Oleksandr Usyk Is A Crafty Southpaw

‘The Cat’ Dominated The Cruiserweight Division

Oleksandr-Usyk-during-his-fight-against-Chazz-Witherspoon

Accomplishment

Details

Amateur Career

Heavyweight gold medals at the 2011 World Championships and 2012 Olympics

Undisputed Champion

Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion (won all four major titles: WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO)

World Boxing Super Series

Winner of the inaugural Cruiserweight tournament, earning the Muhammad Ali Trophy

Fighter of the Year

2018 Fighter of the Year by Sports Illustrated, ESPN, The Ring, and BWAA

Current Heavyweight Champion

Holds the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight titles

Pound-for-Pound Ranking

Ranked #1 by The Ring (as of August 2022)


Whenever there is a talk about the greatest Ukrainian boxer of all time, the name of Oleksandr Usyk will be in the top 10 of the list. He has a professional career record of (21-0, 14KO) and currently holds WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring heavyweight championships. Usyk is among the few active fighters with multiple championships in two weight classes. Previously, he won four titles in the cruiserweight division. Former world champion Hashim Rehman declared Usyk the better boxer than Tyson Fury and the pair will meet in the ring for all the titles.

2 Naoya Naoya Inoue with all the beltsIs Japan’s Biggest Boxing Star

Inoue Continues To Break Records

Accomplishment

Details

Undisputed Champion

First-ever Japanese undisputed champion (achieved at bantamweight and super bantamweight)

Four-Division World Champion

Won world titles in light flyweight, junior bantamweight, bantamweight, and super bantamweight

Unique Knockout Record

Holds the record for highest KO rate in world title fights (90.4%)

All-By-KO Champion

First boxer to defeat all four major sanctioning body champions by knockout (at bantamweight)

Dominant Record

Undefeated professional record (26 wins, 0 losses, 0 draws)

High Knockout Ratio

Boasts an impressive 88.5% knockout ratio across his entire career


The Japanese-born boxer is known as ‘The Monster.’ Inoue is one of the most brutal and feared boxers in the world. He won 22 fights via knockout, making his overall record (25-0, 22KO). He is the current four-division unified super bantamweight champion and a former undisputed bantamweight champion. Inoue is no doubt the best super-bantamweight fighter in the world right now. The Ring recognized him as the only Japanese fighter who took the number 1 position in pound-for-pound rankings. If the rumours are true, his next fight will be against the unified WBA and IBF super-bantamweight boxer Marlon Tapales.

1 Terence Crawford Is A Boxing Genius

‘Bud’ Can Change His Style And Stance To Exploit His Opponents Weaknesses


Accomplishment

Details

Two-Division Undisputed Champion

First male boxer to become undisputed champion in two weight classes (light welterweight & welterweight)

Three-Division World Champion

Won world titles in lightweight, light welterweight, and welterweight

Pound-for-Pound Ranking

Ranked #1 by The Ring, Boxing Writers Association of America, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, ESPN, and BoxRec (as of August 2023)

Terence Crawford is an American with a career record of (40-0, 31KO). The Ring ranked Crawford as the best boxer in the world in August 2023. Crawford held the WBA, WBC, WBO, and IBF lightweight championships in 2017, making him the first boxer in the decade 2010-2020 to do so. The list of his achievements continued as he moved to the welterweight division. In 2018, Crawford beat Jeff Horn to win the WBO welterweight championship. He beat Errol Spence Jr. earlier in 2023 to become the first male fighter to become an undisputed four-belt champion in two divisions.

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