By News Team
20th March 2020
The pound for pound ranking system is a difficult one to judge. Fighters may not compete directly so it is mostly formed through opinion and can be subjective.
The boxing world has some incredible athletes competing within it trying to prove they are the best. In this blog, we will take a look at the athletes that are at the top of the game and can be considered the best pound for pound boxers in the world.
This man simply must be on the list. He is regarded as the best pound for pound boxer by the masses and is a four-division world champion. At the age of 29, Canelo Alvarez has a record of 53-1-2 with the only loss of his career coming against Floyd Mayweather Jnr. He has boxed a staggering 402 rounds and has a knockout percentage of 64.29%.
Alvarez has beaten the likes of Gennadiy Golovkin and is currently on top of the world. His next fight could potentially be a trilogy fight between himself and Golovkin but there is also talk about a possible bout against Billy Joe Saunders.
Know as ‘Hi-Tech’, Vasiliy Lomachenko is a Ukrainian southpaw with a record of 14-1-0. He has held both the WBA super world light title and the WBO world light title. 10 of his 14 wins have been by way of knockout. He gained the alias ‘Hi-Tech’ as he is arguably the most technically gifted boxer in recent history. He has blistering speed on his jabs and his combinations are nothing short of brilliant. In 2013 Lomachenko was hailed as ‘Prospect of the Year’ by The Ring magazine after just one professional fight.
There is so much yet to come with Oleksandr Usyk and don’t be surprised if he isn’t as big a name as Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury in a couple of years. He is an incredible boxer who reigned as undisputed cruiserweight champion from July 2018 to March 2019. He was the world’s first-ever cruiserweight to hold all four major belts. He went on to vacate these belts to move into the heavyweight division.
Usyk’s record currently stands at 17-0-0 which includes his debut heavyweight bout. Usyk beat Tony Bellew in his final cruiserweight bout before demolishing Chazz Witherspoon on his heavyweight debut.
Usyk looks set to face Dereck Chisora in what would be a mammoth bout. It won’t be long until we see the Ukrainian fight for the top belts in the heavyweight division.
The Gypsy King has made a fantastic return to the boxing ring and is leaving a trail of destruction behind. The heavyweight that famously beat Wladimir Klitschko before succumbing to his own demons is currently on a warpath. He is the lineal heavyweight champion and the current WBO heavyweight champion. Fury has never been known for his knockout ability, more so for his boxing technique and his boxing brain. Having come from a pedigree of fighters, the Gypsy King knows his way around a ring. He most recently demolished Deontay Wilder in such a way that it became hard to watch. Fury made his power known to the world and in doing so made him the best heavyweight in the world.
Fury’s boxing brain, fantastic technique and tactile attitude has made him one of the best pound for pound boxers. His character and persona outside the ring have also made him one of the most popular boxers in recent memory. He looks set to face Wilder in a trilogy fight, but the world wants to see a unification between Fury and Anthony Joshua.