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Athletes The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now  

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List Rules Only current active boxers in any wait class who have not announced their retirement

The heyday of heavyweight boxers may have passed but a new age of Welterweight and Flyweight fights have begun to rise the ranks of prominence. Who are the best active boxers fighting right now? This list of the very best active boxers includes a number of current champions as well as boxers who are contenders to claim a belt or two in the near future. Some of these current boxers still have undefeated records and multiple championship belts.

Who are the best current boxers right now? It's your turn to vote on who you think are the top boxers in the world from the list below. If you see any boxers missing from the list, feel free to add them below so that other boxing fans and Rankers can vote on your additions!

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418 243
Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Manny Pacquiáo Super bantamweight, Flyweight, Welterweight

2
363 231
Anthony Joshua is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
darren-bell added Anthony Joshua Heavyweight

3
310 197
Gennady Golovkin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Gennady Golovkin Middleweight

4
175 106
Terence Crawford is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now

5
189 130
Deontay Wilder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Deontay Wilder Heavyweight

6
208 146
Saúl Álvarez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Saúl Álvarez Welterweight, Light middleweight, Light welterweight

7
316 239
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Welterweight, Featherweight, Lightweight

8
103 72
Mikey Garcia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Mikey Garcia

9
169 141
Wladimir Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Wladimir Klitschko Heavyweight

10
101 82
Andre Ward is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Andre Ward Super middleweight

11
66 56
Keith Thurman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Keith Thurman Welterweight

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70 65
Juan Manuel Márquez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Juan Manuel Márquez Welterweight, Featherweight, Light welterweight

13
37 30
Daniel Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now

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70 68
Miguel Cotto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Miguel Cotto Welterweight, Light middleweight, Light welterweight

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67 68
Román González is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now

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69 72
Vitali Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Vitali Klitschko Heavyweight

17
62 67
Sergey Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Sergey Kovalev Light heavyweight

18
73 81
Tyson Fury is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Rocky Holmes added Tyson Fury

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47 52
Danny García is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Danny García Light welterweight

20
27 31
Badou Jack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now

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43 57
Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Rocky Holmes added Oscar de la Hoya Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

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1 0
Egidijus Kavaliauskas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Andrius Stankevicius added Egidijus Kavaliauskas

23
41 56
Guillermo Rigondeaux is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Guillermo Rigondeaux Super bantamweight

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34 47
Kell Brook is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now

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21 29
Erislandy Lara is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now

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36 50
Nonito Donaire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Nonito Donaire Super bantamweight, Flyweight

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23 32
Alexander Povetkin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
darren-bell added Alexander Povetkin Heavyweight

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37 52
Lucas Matthysse is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Lucas Matthysse Welterweight, Light welterweight

The Best Heavyweight Boxers of All Time

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17 24
Abner Mares is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Abner Mares Featherweight

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25 36
Marco Huck is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Marco Huck Cruiserweight

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20 29
Érik Morales is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Rocky Holmes added Érik Morales Featherweight, Bantamweight, Light welterweight

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25 37
Mikkel Kessler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Mikkel Kessler Super middleweight

33
20 30
Adonis Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Adonis Stevenson Light heavyweight

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13 20
Jean Pascal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Rocky Holmes added Jean Pascal Light heavyweight

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26 39
Lamont Peterson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Lamont Peterson Light welterweight

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36 54
Timothy Bradley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Timothy Bradley Welterweight, Light welterweight

37
29 44
Carl Froch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Carl Froch Super middleweight

38
22 34
Austin Trout is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Austin Trout Light middleweight

39
29 45
Adrien Broner is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Adrien Broner Welterweight, Lightweight, Super featherweight

40
18 29
Yuriorkis Gamboa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Yuriorkis Gamboa Lightweight

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13 22
Bryant Jennings is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
darren-bell added Bryant Jennings Heavyweight

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16 28
Andy Lee is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now

The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

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9 18
Mickey Bey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Mickey Bey

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10 20
Jessie Vargas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Jessie Vargas Welterweight

45
10 20
Emanuel Lopez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Emanuel Lopez

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8 18
Cornelius Bundrage is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Cornelius Bundrage Light middleweight

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6 16
Takashi Miura is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Takashi Miura Super featherweight

48
13 27
Robert Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Robert Guerrero Welterweight, Featherweight

49
18 35
Sergio Martínez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Sergio Martínez Welterweight, Light middleweight, Middleweight

50
9 21
Yoan Pablo Hernández is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Yoan Pablo Hernández Cruiserweight