Top 10 Pound for Pound Boxers – March 2021 Rankings
Canelo Alvarez is still on top
*For current and up to date rankings go to Top 10 Pound For Pound Boxers – World Rankings
The Pound For Pound rankings have always sparked up a lot of debate among analysts and boxing fans alike. Many boxers make a strong claim to the throne, and with the new generation of fighters, the competition at the top of the sport is fierce.
There are many P4P lists out there, and the order of boxers may change; however, here is our list for the top 10 Pound For Pound boxers in the world right now.
Making a Pound for Pound list can be very challenging; there is so much talent in boxing right now, and there are many fighters who don’t quite crack the top ten, but not mentioning them in this list would be a travesty. Therefore, here are some honorable mentions
Gennady Golovkin is an incredible fighter and is on the brink of the top 10. However, after a disputed win over Sergiy Derevyanchenko in his last bout, he will need another impressive victory to break into the top ten.
Artur Beterbiev is another close contender, to break into the top 10 here, however, the hard-hitting Russian has been inactive for a while, after his win over Oleksandr Gvozdyk in 2019. If Beterbiev scores an impressive victory in his upcoming fight against Adam Deines on the 20th of march, he would definitely make it into the rankings.
Gervonta Davis has held titles in multiple divisions and is on top of his right now. There are many potential opponents for him in the division, and victory over whom might be exactly what he needs to break the top 10
10. Josh Taylor
To start off the list, we have Josh Taylor. The Scottish boxer is the IBF, WBA, and Ring magazine champion at light-welterweight, and has held these titles since 2019.
In his last clash against Apinun Khongsong, Taylor scored a KO and retained his titles. The Scot is also on a collision course against José Ramírez, who is the WBC and WBO light-welterweight champ. According to speculations, the fight may happen in May of this year, and if it does, we could have a unified and undisputed light-welterweight champion.
The winner of this fight could also put himself in the position to fight Terence Crawford, and make his way to the top of the P4P rankings.
9. Tyson Fury
The WBC and the Lineal heavyweight champion is still undefeated, and one of the biggest stars in the sport today. Fury doesn’t seem too interested in having a trilogy fight with Deontey Wilder, which opens up possibilities for a fight between him and Anthony Joshua, for the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship.
Furthermore, the story of Tyson fury is very inspiring, and his incredible performances after coming back from such a challenging time, make him one of the best heavyweight boxers in the world.
8. Juan Francisco Estrada
Juan Francisco Estrada Romero is one of the most exciting flyweight boxers in the world. He is a two-division world champ, as he has held the WBC, Ring magazine, and lineal super-flyweight titles since 2019, and he previously also won the WBO and WBA flyweight titles.
Estrada’s next fight is going to be very important as he faces the former P4P king and current WBA super-flyweight champion Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez. The fight is happening on 13th March this year, at the American Airlines Center, Dallas, United States, and it could have a major impact on the P4P rankings.
7. Vasyl Lomachenko
Vasyl Lomachenko is one of the most artistic fighters in boxing today. His incredible footwork, speed, and accuracy make him a challenge for any fighter in and around his weight division.
However, last year the former P4P king had to deal with his first convincing loss against Teofimo Lopez Jr. Though Lomachenko rallied in the later rounds, he couldn’t do enough to put Lopez away and score a victory.
Though his loss to Teófimo López jr did drop him down in the P4P rankings, Lomachenko still holds the number seven spot. Furthermore, if the rematch with Lopez happens, Loma could climb up the rankings again.
Still, some people are saying that the talents of Lomachenko may be better suited at 130 pounds, where the size and power difference won’t be so prominent against the elite competition.
6. Teófimo López Jr.
Teófimo López jr is undoubtedly, 2020’s fighter of the year. At just 23, Teófimo López has been able to unify the lightweight titles of the world, after defeating the P4P king Vasiliy Lomachenko.
As the undisputed lightweight champion of the world, Lopez is in a position to have some incredible matchups in his division. Whether it is a rematch with Lomachenko, or an exciting bout against any of the other big names like Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney, or Gervonta Davis, the next fight of Teófimo López is going to be very important.
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5. Errol Spence Jr.
After a scary accident that resulted in a 14-month layoff for Errol Spence, people had reservations about how he would perform in the ring. However, the WBC and IBF welterweight champion answered all the doubters with his decisive victory against Danny Garcia in December.
Spence wants to have a super fight against Manny Pacquiao; however, there are many fighters around the weight division who are looking for the same opportunity.
4. Oleksandr Usyk
Oleksandr Usyk is one of the few boxers to simultaneously hold all four of the major boxing titles at the same time. He reigned as the undisputed WBA, WBA, WBC, and IBF cruiserweight champion of the forms in 2018, until he vacated his titles in 2019.
In his last fight, Usyk moved up to heavyweight and had a big challenge in front of him in the form of Derrek Chisora. However, he came out on top and won the WBO inter-continental heavyweight title.
For his next bout, Usyk is probably going to face off against the WBO interim heavyweight champion, Joe Joyce.
3. Naoya Inoue
Coming from Japan, Naoya Inoue is easily one of the most exciting boxers right now. He has been a champion in three weight divisions and currently is a unified Bantamweight world champ. He has remained the WBA, IBF, and Ring Magazine Bantamweight champion since 2019.
In his most recent fight against Jason Moloney, he scored an impressive knockout in the 7th and called out two other titleholders at 118 pounds.
For his next bout, Inoue is probably going to face off against IBF mandatory Michael Dasmarinas, and there are speculations that the fight might happen in Japan, in the first half of 2021.
2. Terence Crawford
Terence Allan “Bud” Crawford is one of the biggest stars, and most talented fighters in boxing today. Over the course of his career, he has held multiple world titles in three different weight divisions and has held and defended the WBO welterweight title since 2018.
In his last bout against the former 147-pound champion Kell Brook, Crawford scored a TKO in the 4th, and retained his title, solidifying his position in the P4P list.
Crawford recently had a very public feud with promoter Top Rank, and many expect that he will seek free agency this fall.
1. Canelo Álvarez
Out of all the incredible and talented fighters in the top five, Canelo has undoubtedly solidified himself as the Pound For Pound King. He remains on the top of the P4P lists by Ring Magazine, The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, Boxing Writers Association of America, and BoxRec.
Alvarez just finished Anvi Yildrim in the third round to defend his title in spectacular fashion. Though this fight was impressive, boxing fans around the world are now super excited for Canelo’s next matchup against Billy Joe Saunders, where he will unify the WBA, WBC, and WBO super-middleweight world titles. The epic fight is scheduled for May 8th.
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