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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1
305 125
Salvador Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 23 (1959-1982)
2
315 144
Willie Pep is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Dec. at 84 (1922-2006)
3
499 266
Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
4
226 100
Henry Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 76 (1912-1988)
5
219 98
Alexis Argüello is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 57 (1952-2009)
6
474 213
Naseem Hamed is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
age 44
7
233 114
Marco Antonio Barrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
8
205 85
Juan Manuel Márquez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
9
140 66
Sandy Saddler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Dec. at 75 (1926-2001)
10
147 68
Azumah Nelson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
age 60
11
142 62
Erik Morales is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
tanibanana added Erik Morales
12
84 50
Tony Canzoneri is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 51 (1908-1959)
13
50 20
Wilfredo Gómez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
SergioA.ColonMedina added age 62
14
95 56
Kid Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 78 (1910-1988)
15
76 52
Abe Attell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 87 (1883-1970)
16
67 39
Eder Jofre is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
BZelley added Eder Jofre
17
45 30
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
67 42
Vicente Saldivar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 42 (1943-1985)
19
43 24
Johnny Dundee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 72 (1893-1965)
20
68 49
Jeff Fenech is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
age 54
21
59 46
Eusebio Pedroza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
22
47 31
Jim Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 45 (1880-1925)
23
57 47
Terry McGovern is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
Died at 38 (1880-1918)
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
14 4
Sugar Ramos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time
darren-bell added age 77