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The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now 

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Updated February 14, 2020 35.3k votes 7.5k voters 88.8k views 74 items

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

Age: 41

Birthplace: Kibawe, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

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#1,934 of 2,042 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #1,424 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #4 of 188 The Best Boxers of All Time

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Saúl Álvar... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
marc189 added Welterweight, Light middleweight, Light welterweight

Age: 29

Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

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Tyson Fury is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Rocky Holmes added

Age: 31

Birthplace: Wythenshawe, United Kingdom

Nationality: Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom

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#1,231 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #27 of 133 The Best Joe Rogan Podcast Guests #76 of 188 The Best Boxers of All Time

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Anthony Joshua is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
darren-bell added Anthony Joshua Heavyweight

Age: 30

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

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

Age: 34

Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Nationality: United States of America

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#89 of 188 The Best Boxers of All Time #90 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century #30 of 102 The Best Heavyweight Boxers of All Time

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Gennady Golovkin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Gennady Golovkin Middleweight

Age: 37

Birthplace: Karaganda, Kazakhstan

Nationality: Kazakhstan

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#1,996 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #24 of 188 The Best Boxers of All Time #7 of 73 The Best Middleweight Boxers of All Time

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Vasyl Lomachenko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
romzesconqueror added

Age: 31

Birthplace: Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine

Nationality: Ukraine

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#1,724 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #9 of 67 The Best Boxers of the 21st Century

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Terence Crawford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Welterweight, Featherweight, Lightweight

Age: 42

Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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50 Cent & Floyd Maywather’s Feud: A History Of Their Animosity #1,586 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #31 of 188 The Best Boxers of All Time

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Wladimir Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Heavyweight

Age: 43

Birthplace: Semey, Kazakhstan

Nationality: Ukraine

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#1,003 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #23 of 188 The Best Boxers of All Time #187 of 343 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

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Nonito Donaire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Super bantamweight, Flyweight

Age: 37

Birthplace: Talibon, Bohol, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines, United States of America

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#88 of 188 The Best Boxers of All Time #5 of 51 The Best Flyweight Boxers of All Time #22 of 67 The Best Boxers of the 21st Century

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Oleksandr Usyk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
romzesconqueror added cruiserweight

Age: age 32

Birthplace: Simferopol, Ukraine

Nationality: Ukraine

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#69 of 102 The Best Heavyweight Boxers of All Time #34 of 67 The Best Boxers of the 21st Century #2 of 43 The Best Cruiserweight Boxers of All Time

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Mikey Garcia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Mikey Garcia
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Juan Manuel Márqu... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Welterweight, Featherweight, Light welterweight

Age: 46

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

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#39 of 188 The Best Boxers of All Time #20 of 55 The Best Welterweight Boxers of All Time #44 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century

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Vitali Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Heavyweight

Age: 48

Birthplace: Belovodskoye, Kyrgyzstan

Nationality: Ukraine

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#1,079 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #36 of 188 The Best Boxers of All Time #92 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century

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Andre Ward is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Super middleweight

Age: 35

Birthplace: California

Nationality: United States of America

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#64 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century #37 of 76 Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked #18 of 67 The Best Boxers of the 21st Century

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Miguel Cotto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Welterweight, Light middleweight, Light welterweight

Age: 39

Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island

Nationality: Puerto Rico

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#54 of 188 The Best Boxers of All Time #17 of 55 The Best Welterweight Boxers of All Time #110 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century

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Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Rocky Holmes added Welterweight, Lightweight, Light middleweight

Age: 46

Birthplace: East Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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#1,598 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #35 of 188 The Best Boxers of All Time #9 of 55 The Best Welterweight Boxers of All Time

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Érik Morales is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Rocky Holmes added Featherweight, Bantamweight, Light welterweight

Age: 43

Birthplace: Tijuana, Mexico

Nationality: Mexico

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#78 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century #26 of 67 The Best Boxers of the 1990s #133 of 199 The Toughest Professional Fighters in History

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Alexander Povetkin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
darren-bell added Heavyweight

Age: 40

Birthplace: Kursk, Russia

Nationality: Russia

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#345 of 2,181 The Best Athletes Of All Time #171 of 188 The Best Boxers of All Time #73 of 102 The Best Heavyweight Boxers of All Time

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Danny García is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Light welterweight

Age: 31

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nationality: United States of America

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#152 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century #43 of 67 The Best Boxers of the 21st Century

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Daniel Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now

Age: 32

Birthplace: Brownsville, New York City, New York

Nationality: United States of America

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Jose Benavidez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Jose Benavidez
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Román Gonzá... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now

Age: 32

Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

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#112 of 188 The Best Boxers of All Time #166 of 199 The Toughest Professional Fighters in History #28 of 67 The Best Boxers of the 21st Century

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Sergey Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
Light heavyweight

Age: 36

Birthplace: Kopeysk, Russia