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Top 10 Pound For Pound Boxers - December 2021 Rankings

Ranking the best boxers in the world in the Pound For Pound Boxing Rankings after exciting wins from Canelo Alvarez, Terence Crawford, Tyson Fury, Naoya Inoue and more

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By Fan Rankings | November 29, 2021 - 11:04 PM

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 Pound For Pound 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.



Honorable Mention

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

 

Gervonta Davis

Title(s):

  • WBA Regular Super Lightweight World Champion
  • WBA Regular Lightweight World Champion

Gervonta Davis has held titles in multiple divisions and is on top of them right now. There are many potential opponents for him in the division, and a victory in the new weight class is exactly what he needs to break the top 10.



Teofimo Lopez

Teofimo Lopez was also a member of the Pound for pound boxing list, however, after losing his titles in his first title defense last weekend, he lost his spot. Still, the young and exciting boxer does deserve an honorable mention.

 

 

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Top 10 Pound For Pound

  1. Gennady Golovkin

Title(s):

  • IBF Middleweight World Champion

Gennady Golovkin is an incredible fighter and is on the brink of the p4p top 10. With a record of 41-1-1, he is a two-time middleweight world champion, having held the IBF and IBO titles since 2019 and previously the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and IBO titles between 2014 and 2018

GGG is a very exciting fighter, in his last fight against Kamil Szeremeta, he won via 7th round corner retirement.




  1. 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. 

However, in his most recent fight, which was last weekend, Lomachecko displayed his incredible skill. He knocked out Masayoshi Nakatani in the 9th round. Lomachenko will be fighting Richard Commey a couple of weeks from now.




  1. Tyson Fury

Title(s):

  • WBC Heavyweight World Champion
  • The Ring Heavyweight World Champion

The WBC, the ring, and the Lineal heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury is still undefeated with a record of 31 wins, no losses, and 1 draw. He is also one of the biggest stars in the sport today. He has had a very prominent rivalry against Deontay Wilder recently. The first fight was a draw, and the second and third went Fury’s way. 

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.




  1. Juan Francisco Estrada

Title(s):

  • WBA Super Champion Super Flyweight World Champion
  • The Ring Super Flyweight World Champion

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. 

In his most recent bout, Estrada fought the former P4P king and WBA super-flyweight champion Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez. After a very close fight, Estrada won via split decision. His next fight will be a rematch against Gonzalez.




  1. Errol Spence Jr.

Title(s):

  • WBC Welterweight World Champion
  • IBF Welterweight World Champion

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 current WBC and IBF welterweight champion answered all the doubters with his decisive victory against Danny Garcia in December. 

Spence has an undefeated record of 27-0, and he has defeated some big names including Shawn Porter, Micky Garcia, and Kell Brooks. His next fight has not been announced yet.




  1. Josh Taylor

Title(s):

  • WBA Super Champion Super Lightweight World Champion
  • WBC Super Lightweight World Champion
  • IBF Super Lightweight World Champion
  • WBO Super Lightweight World Champion
  • The Ring Super Lightweight World Champion

 The Scottish professional boxer is the undisputed super lightweight champion, having held the WBA (Super), IBF, and Ring magazine titles since 2019 and, after an incredible performance, defeating José Ramírez, in his most recent fight, he also holds the WBC and WBO titles as well. 

Josh Taylor now has a record of 18-0, with 13 knockouts. As far as Taylor's next fight is concerned, he will be facing Jack Catterall on February 26, 2022.




  1. Naoya Inoue

Title(s):

  • WBA Super Champion Bantamweight World Champion
  • IBF Bantamweight World Champion
  • The Ring Bantamweight World Champion

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. 

Inoue has a professional boxing record of 21 wins and no losses. In his most recent fight, Inoue defeated Michael Dasmariñas via Knockout and defended his titles. For his next fight, he will be facing Aran Dipaen, next month.




  1. Terence Crawford

Title(s):

  • WBO Welterweight World Champion

Terence Allan "Bud" Crawford is one of the biggest stars, and most talented fighters in boxing today. Throughout his career, he has held multiple world titles in three different weight divisions and has held and defended the WBO welterweight title since 2018. 

Previously, Crawford was the unified WBO, Ring magazine, and lineal lightweight champion of the world and at light-welterweight, he was the undisputed champion, holding the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, Ring, and lineal light-welterweight titles. 

In his most recent fight, Crawford defeated Shawn Porter via TKO, and defended the WBO welterweight title for the 5th time. 



  1. Oleksandr Usyk

Title(s):

  • WBA Super Champion Heavyweight World Champion
  • IBF Heavyweight World Champion
  • WBO Heavyweight World Champion

Fighting out of Ukraine, Usyk has had a very decorated and successful career. He has remained undefeated with 19 victories, 13 of which came by way of knockout. 

Usyk has had an incredible career at cruiserweight and he was also the undisputed cruiserweight champion having held the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring cruiserweight titles simultaneously. 

In his most recent fight, Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua and won the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles. As of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.

 

 

 

  1. Canelo Álvarez

Title(s):

  • WBA Super Champion Super Middleweight World Champion
  • WBC Super Middleweight World Champion
  • IBF Super Middleweight World Champion
  • WBO Super Middleweight World Champion
  • The Ring Super Middleweight World Champion

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. 

With an incredible record of 57 wins and only one defeat, the Mexican professional boxer has won multiple world championships in four different weight classes from light-middleweight to light-heavyweight, moreover, he has held unified world titles in three of those divisions. 

He has also resigned as the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and The Ring middleweight champion. At light-middleweight, he held the unified WBA, WBC, and The Ring titles, and he also briefly held the WBO light-heavyweight title. 

Currently, Canelo is the Undisputed Super middleweight World Champion. He already held the unified WBC, WBO, WBA, and the Ring super middleweight titles, and after defeating Caleb plant in his most recent fight, he won the IBF title as well, unifying the four major belts. 



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