Combat Sports The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time  

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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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488 259
Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time

2
295 121
Salvador Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 23 (1959-1982)

3
309 142
Willie Pep is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 84 (1922-2006)

4
220 97
Henry Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 76 (1912-1988)

5
467 203
Naseem Hamed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
age 44

6
211 97
Alexis Argüello is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 57 (1952-2009)

7
227 112
Marco Antonio Barrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time

8
202 82
Juan Manuel Márquez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time

9
135 65
Sandy Saddler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 75 (1926-2001)

10
140 59
Erik Morales is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
tanibanana added Erik Morales

11
141 67
Azumah Nelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
age 60

12
82 48
Tony Canzoneri is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 51 (1908-1959)

13
47 20
Wilfredo Gómez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
SergioA.ColonMedina added age 62

14
94 56
Kid Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 78 (1910-1988)

15
65 38
Eder Jofre is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
BZelley added Eder Jofre

16
74 52
Abe Attell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 87 (1883-1970)

17
44 29
Johnny Tapia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
SergioA.ColonMedina added Died at 45 (1967-2012)

18
63 42
Vicente Saldivar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 42 (1943-1985)

19
42 24
Johnny Dundee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 72 (1893-1965)

20
65 48
Jeff Fenech is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
age 54

21
57 47
Terry McGovern is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 38 (1880-1918)

22
46 31
Jim Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 45 (1880-1925)

23
14 3
Sugar Ramos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added age 77

24
48 34
Johnny Kilbane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 68 (1889-1957)

25
55 46
Eusebio Pedroza is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time