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The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now 

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Updated February 14, 2020 36.1k votes 7.7k voters 90.6k 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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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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#1,192 of 1,820 The Best Athletes Of All Time #76 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time #27 of 133 The Best Joe Rogan Podcast Guests

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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

5
Gennady Golovkin is listed (or ranked) 5 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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#1,711 of 1,820 The Best Athletes Of All Time #24 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time #71 of 190 The Toughest Professional Fighters in History

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Deontay Wilder is listed (or ranked) 6 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 178 The Best Boxers of All Time #106 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century #31 of 100 The Best Heavyweight 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

8
Terence Crawford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Active Boxers in the World Right Now
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Nonito Donaire is listed (or ranked) 9 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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#86 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time #20 of 67 The Best Boxers of the 21st Century #4 of 51 The Best Flyweight 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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#991 of 1,820 The Best Athletes Of All Time #23 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time #206 of 292 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 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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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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#70 of 100 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 178 The Best Boxers of All Time #15 of 49 The Best Welterweight Boxers of All Time #44 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century

15
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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#1,069 of 1,820 The Best Athletes Of All Time #37 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time #109 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century

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Miguel Cotto is listed (or ranked) 16 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 178 The Best Boxers of All Time #12 of 49 The Best Welterweight Boxers of All Time #94 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century

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Andre Ward is listed (or ranked) 17 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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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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#34 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time #9 of 49 The Best Welterweight Boxers of All Time #19 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century

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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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#77 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century #133 of 190 The Toughest Professional Fighters in History #26 of 65 The Best Boxers of the 1990s

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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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#348 of 1,820 The Best Athletes Of All Time #169 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time #78 of 100 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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#148 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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#110 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time #167 of 190 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