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List Rules Any boxer who competed in the featherweight division is eligible.

The best featherweight boxers are all time are the most successful and most legendary boxers ever to compete in the weight class in the history of the sport. Typically with a weight limit of 126 pounds, the featherweight class has seen its fair share of stars throughout the years between the champions who helped the sport rise to prominence many decades ago to the top featherweight boxers of today.

Looking back into the history books, many names pop up as among not only the best featherweight boxers ever but the best boxers of all time. The likes of Willie Pep, who is regarded by many as the best featherweight boxer ever, Henry Armstrong, Sandy Saddler, Abe Attell, George Dixon, Young Griffo and Terry McGovern all saw success in the late 19th century and early 20th century. While which of these boxers should be regarded higher than another is debated, all set the tone for many generations of featherweight boxers to come.

Fast forward to modern times and the men who are dominating the weight class have quickly made their place as among the greats of yesteryear. Juan Manuel Marquez, Naseem Hamed and even Manny Pacquiao, who often fights in other weight classes and is also considered one of the best lightweight boxers of all time, are all names both to watch now and later when their career accomplishments are stacked up against other all-time greats.

So whether you rank the classic boxers above the stars of today or vice versa, share your rankings for the top featherweight boxers of all time below by voting for your favorites, adding any not already listed or clicking re-rank to put these best featherweight boxers in your own order.
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Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time

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Willie Pep is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Willie Pep Died at 84 (1922-2006)

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Salvador Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Salvador Sánchez Died at 23 (1959-1982)

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Henry Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Henry Armstrong Died at 76 (1912-1988)

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Naseem Hamed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Naseem Hamed age 43

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Alexis Argüello is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Alexis Argüello Died at 57 (1952-2009)

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Marco Antonio Barrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time

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Juan Manuel Márquez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time

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Erik Morales is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Erik Morales

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Azumah Nelson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Azumah Nelson age 59

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Sandy Saddler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Sandy Saddler Died at 75 (1926-2001)

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Tony Canzoneri is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Tony Canzoneri Died at 51 (1908-1959)

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Wilfredo Gómez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time

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Abe Attell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Abe Attell Died at 87 (1883-1970)

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Johnny Tapia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Johnny Tapia Died at 45 (1967-2012)

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Kid Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Kid Chocolate Died at 78 (1910-1988)

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Eusebio Pedroza is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time

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Vicente Saldivar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Vicente Saldivar Died at 42 (1943-1985)

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Eder Jofre is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Eder Jofre

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Davey Moore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Davey Moore Died at 30 (1933-1963)

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Jim Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Jim Driscoll Died at 45 (1880-1925)

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Terry McGovern is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Terry McGovern Died at 38 (1880-1918)

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Jeff Fenech is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Jeff Fenech age 53

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Juan Laporte is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Juan Laporte age 58

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Freddie Miller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Freddie Miller Died at 51 (1911-1962)

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Chalky Wright is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Chalky Wright Died at 45 (1912-1957)

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Eugène Criqui is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Eugène Criqui Died at 84 (1893-1977)

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Young Corbett II is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Young Corbett II Died at 47 (1880-1927)

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Sugar Ramos is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Sugar Ramos age 76

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Johnny Dundee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Johnny Dundee Died at 72 (1893-1965)

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Johnny Kilbane is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Johnny Kilbane Died at 68 (1889-1957)

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Leo Rodak is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Leo Rodak Died at 78 (1913-1991)

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Petey Sarron is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Petey Sarron Died at 88 (1906-1994)

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Seaman Tommy Watson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Seaman Tommy Watson

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Christopher Battalino is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Christopher Battalino Died at 69 (1908-1977)

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Angel Manfredy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time

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Louis Kaplan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time

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Guillermo Rigondeaux is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Guillermo Rigondeaux age 37 - Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz is a Cuban boxer who won the gold medal at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics and two world amateur championships in the bantamweight division. He is a seven-time (2000–06) Cuban national ...

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George Dixon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
George Dixon Died at 38 (1870-1908)

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Frankie Fleming is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Frankie Fleming Frank "Frankie" Fleming was a Canadian featherweight boxer active from 1910 to 1922. During his career he held the distinction of being the Canadian Boxing Federation Featherweight Champion. He is best known for ...

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Ernesto Marcel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time

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Nel Tarleton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Nel Tarleton Died at 50 (1906-1956)

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Baby Arizmendi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Baby Arizmendi Died at 49 (1913-1962)

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Chris John is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Chris John age 38

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Owen Moran is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Owen Moran Died at 65 (1884-1949)

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Young Griffo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Young Griffo Died at 56 (1871-1927)

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Harry Jeffra is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Harry Jeffra Died at 74 (1914-1988)