Betindex.bet: Current Ranking of the Best Boxers in the World
The question of who are the best boxers in the world has many answers.
12:46 18 June 2020
it contains an almost insurmountable obstacle to classify people who fight in different categories, with different class of opponents, at different intervals.
And yet - the experience is worth it, as did the most skilled pens of British and American journalism, covering this sport. Betindex uk shares a list of the ten best boxers in the world at the moment.
SO, what does the top ten look like at the moment when boxing, like all world sports, has stalled in anticipation of positive news in the battle with the Covid-19 pandemic?
- Juan Francisco Estrada (40 wins, 3 losses, Super Fly)
The Mexican is the king of the lightest, and is considered one of the best tactical boxers of the last 20 years. He does not have the power of any of his rivals in the category - for example, Roman Gonzalez, but he is extremely effective and can not be outperformed in terms of size.
- Manny Pacquiao (62 wins, 7 losses, 2 draws, in different categories)
The only boxer in history to have 12 world titles in versions covering 8 different categories. From the lightest to the middleweight, Manny has beaten everyone at every level.
Asia's favorite athlete and probably a rival to the global popularity of people like Messi and Ronaldo, he is a senator in his homeland - the Philippines, a sponsor, builds hospitals and schools, but also continues his boxing career (he is 41 years old).
- Artur Beterbiev (15-0, light heavyweight)
The Russian is one of the few boxers in the world who strikes equally hard with both hands. This makes it extremely difficult to counter and ideal when someone is looking for sparring for long camps before a big title fight. In fact, he would already be a world star, but he fights too rarely. Only 15 games in 8 years in the professional ring ... But in the ratings of people like Mayweather, Povetkin and Fury, he is one of the best pound-for-pound players in the world.
- Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, heavy)
Well known already, he recently moved into the heavyweight division and has an appetite to fight the great sharks there. The Ukrainian is considered the "next big name" in the category and will fight for the titles.
- Tyson Fury (30-0-1, heavy)
Surprisingly, on spot 6, but the ranking is based mainly on the fights before January 1, 2020. And his resounding victory against Dionte Wilder came a month ago in the United States. He is currently the most popular and current boxer on the planet and has a chance to unite the titles if he beats at some point Anthony Joshua.
- Errol Spence Jr. (26-0, medium weight)
He recently had a very serious accident and barely survived. The 30-year-old boxer is still recovering from his injuries, so we may not see him in the ring again soon.
But he is the undisputed king of at least three categories, after convincingly beating Mickey Garcia and Sean Porter in direct clashes in 2019 - two of his three serious contenders. He only has one to beat, but ... for that - below.
- Naoya Inoue (19-0, cock)
They call him the Monster, which is quite strange for a boxer in this category and size.
But the Japanese is a star, and his fight against Nonito Donner in November was declared a boxing show last year.
At just 26 years old, he is the future of the lightweight categories and is expected to dominate them for a long time. Something like the expectations for Usyk in the heavyweight category ...
- Terence Crawford (36-0, medium weight)
He has only one thing left to prove - to beat Errol Spence-Jr. and to unite the titles in the countless versions of the category. Called the Villain because he is ruthless in the ring, Terence, however, goes to the second part of his career, where the road is down from the peak rather than back. He will soon be 33 years old, but it is significant that in the last 2 rankings of the top 10 pound-for-pound boxers, he was still among the top five.
- Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1, light)
Even if he was at the top, hardly anyone would be surprised. He is a sensation, although he appeared relatively late among the professionals (he debuted at 26). Indicative of his popularity among promoters, fans and organizers is that after his first four victories, his fights are mainly in "Madison Square Garden" - the Mecca of boxing. He would also fight in Las Vegas, once in the Lakers Hall in Los Angeles ...
Holds WBA and WBO titles. The Ukrainian is a former ringleader of the title of Ring magazine.
- Canelo Álvarez (53-1-2, average)
You must either not be interested in boxing at all, or you have lived on the moon in recent years to not know about it. The Mexican pride (briefly sharing fame with Andy Ruiz) caused a furor in the months before each fight.
His record contract for nearly $ 300 million, which was provided to him by DAZN, shows that there are no more expected boxing matches than Canello's. The last one against Sergei Kovalev (knockout in the 11th round) was watched in 189 countries!
His only defeat came from Floyd Mayweather 7 years ago, and it was a judge's decision. After him, Floyd predicted that when he resigned, Canello would be his successor to the throne of boxer №1. And he is clearly right, since for the third year in a row, the number one in this ranking is the Mexican.