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Top 10 Featherweight Boxer Rankings – Leigh Wood wins

Ranking the Top 10 Featherweight boxers after Leigh Wood TKO’s Xu Can in the 12th round. Also, where the best featherweight boxers such as Wood, Can, Gary Russell Jr., Leo Santa Cruz, Mark Magsayo, and more rank.

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By fan rankings | August 3, 2021

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Honorable Mention

Kid Galahad

is a popular British professional boxer with a record of 27 wins and 1 loss. He has held the European, British, and Commonwealth super-bantamweight titles between 2013 and 2015. He now fights at featherweight and is an exciting Up and comer. His next fight is going to be on 7 Aug 2021 against fellow British boxer Jazza Dickens.

 

Top 10 Featherweights

  1. Jessie Magdaleno

Jessie Magdaleno is an American professional boxer with a record of 28 wins and 1 loss. 

He is the former WBO junior featherweight champion and held the title from 2016 to 2018. He defended the title once. 

In his most recent fight, he won via DQ, against Yenifel Vicente. As of now, there hasn’t been any official announcement about his next fight.

 

  1. Tugstsogt Nyambayar

The next boxer on our list is from Mongolia, and he has a professional boxing record of 12 wins and 2 losses.

Nyambayar is the former IBO featherweight champion. He won the title in 2019 after defeating Claudio Marrero. As an amateur, he also won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics. 

In his most recent fight, he fought for the WBA interim super featherweight title against Chris Colbert, but unfortunately, he lost via UD. His next fight has not been announced yet.

 

  1. Mark Magsayo

Magsayo Filipino professional boxer with an undefeated professional record of 22 wins and no losses. 

 Magsayo is the current WBC-ABC featherweight champion and has held the title since 2019. Before this, he also won multiple regional titles including the WBO International featherweight title and the  IBF Youth featherweight title. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Pablo Cruz via TKO, and he is scheduled to fight Julio Ceja for his next fight on Aug 21, 2021.

 

  1. Josh Warrington

Josh Warrington is an English professional boxer with a record of 30 wins and 1 loss. 

Warrington is the former IBF featherweight champion, and he held the title from 2018 to January of 2021. At the regional level, he also held the British, Commonwealth, European, and WBC International featherweight titles. 

In his most recent fight, he was defeated by Mauricio Lara via TKO and lost his title. His next fight is going to be a rematch against Mauricio Lara and is scheduled for 4 Sep 2021.

 

  1. Mauricio Lara

Mauricio Lara is a Mexican professional boxer with a record of 22 wins 2 losses and 1 no-contest. 

Lara is ranked number 2 among active boxers by the TBRB and number 5 by the Ring. He is an exciting fighter and made it into the rankings after defeating Josh Warrington in his most recent fight. 

His next fight is going to be a rematch against Josh Warrington.

 

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  1. Xu Can

Xu Can is a professional boxer from China, and he has a professional record of 18 wins and 3 losses. 

Xu Can is the former WBA (Regular) Featherweight Champion, and he had the title since 2019, however, last weekend, he lost the title to Leigh Wood. The fight wasn’t completely one-sided, but wood seemed to outbox Can during periods of the fight. In the 12 round, Xu Can lost via TKO.

 

  1. Leigh Wood

Title(s): WBA Regular Champion

Leigh Wood is a British professional boxer with a record of 25 wins and 2 losses. 

He is also the current WBA (Regular) Featherweight champion after defeating Xu Can last weekend via 12th round TKO.  At the regional level, he also holds the British featherweight title and previously held the Commonwealth featherweight title in 2019 as well. 

His next fight has not been announced yet.

 

  1. Leo Santa Cruz

Title(s): WBA Super Champion

Leo Santa Cruz is a Mexican professional boxer with a record of 37 wins and four losses. 

Santa Cruz has been a world champion in four different weight classes. He won the IBF bantamweight title in 2012 and defended 3 times before moving to super bantamweight, where he won the WBC super bantamweight title. 

He is also the former WBA (Super) Super-Featherweight, and the current WBA (super) Featherweight champion. . 

In his most recent fight, he lost to Gervonta Davis at Super-featherweight, there is no announcement for his next fight as of yet.

 

  1. Emanuel Navarrete

Title(s): WBO Champion

Emanuel Navarrete is a Mexican professional boxer with a record of 33 wins, 1 loss and 1 no-contest. 

He is a two-weight world champion. He formally held the WBO junior featherweight title from 2018 to 2020, and he is the current WBO featherweight champion, having held the title since 2020. 

In his most recent fight, defended his title against Christopher Díaz, and there isn’t any official announcement about his next fight as of yet.

 

  1. Gary Russell Jr.

Title(s): WBC Champion

Gary Russell Jr is a Professional Boxer from the USA and has a record of 31 wins and 1 loss. 

Gary Russell Jr is the current WBC featherweight champion, and he has held the title since 2015. He won the belt after defeating Jhonny González via TKO and has defended it 5 times. 

In his most recent fight, he defended the title against Tugstsogt Nyambayar, and there is no announcement about his next fight yet. 

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