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Top 10 Welterweight Boxer Rankings - Errol Spence Jr vs Manny Pacquiao

Errol Spence Jr takes on Manny Pacquiao for The Ring title and to be known as the best welterweight in the world. Also the 10 best welterweights are ranked.


By Fan Rankings | July 07, 2021 - 05:32 PM

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*Updated August 22, 2021


Honorable Mentions

Vergil Ortiz Jr.

is an incredible American boxer of Mexican descent with an undefeated record of 17-0, with 17 knockouts. As an amateur, he also won the 2013 Junior Olympics. 

Though Ortiz has not won any world title, in his most recent fight, he defeated Maurice Hooker and won the WBO International welterweight title.  His next fight has not been announced yet. 

*Update - Ortiz recently defeated Egidijus Kavaliauskas by TKO in the 8th round. This makes 18-0 all by knockout. 

Kudratillo Abdukakhorov

is a Uzbek professional boxer with an undefeated professional record of 18-0. 

Most notably, “The Punisher” has held the WBC Silver welterweight title from 2017 to 2018

His most recent fight was against Javier Flores, in March of this year. Abdukakhorov won that fight via corner retirement in the 8th round. His next fight will be against Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo.


Top 10 Welterweight Boxer Rankings

  1. Jamal James - WBA Regular Champion

Jamal James is an American boxer with a record of 27-1. He is also the current WBA (Regular) welterweight champion, he was promoted to regular champion in 2021, after he had held the interim title since August of 2020. 

His most recent fight was against Thomas Dulorme, which he won via UD. His next fight has not been announced yet. 

*Update - Jamal James vs. Radzhab Butaev has been ordered by the WBA. No date has been announced yet.


  1. Jaron Ennis

Jaron Ennis is an American boxer, with an undefeated professional record of 27 wins, no losses, and 1 no contest. 

In December of last year, Jaron Ennis fought Chris van Heerden for the vacant IBO welterweight title. However, the fight was ruled as a no-contest after van Heerden suffered a cut from an accidental head clash. 

His most recent fight was against Sergey Lipinets, which Enis won via KO in the 6th round. His next fight has not been announced yet. 


  1. Mikey Garcia

Mikey Garcia is a very talented boxer, with a record of 40-1. Over the course of his career, he has won multiple world championships in four different weight classes. 

He held the lineal junior welterweight title from 2018 to 2020, the WBO junior lightweight title from 2013 to 2014, the WBO and Ring magazine featherweight titles in 2013, the WBC and IBF lightweight titles between 2017 and 2019. 

Competing at welterweight, Garcia also challenged Errol Spence Jr. for the IBF title in 2019, but could not win. 

He won his last fight against Jessie Vargas via UD, and his next fight has not been announced yet. 


  1. Danny Garcia

Danny Garcia is another popular American boxer, who has an extensive record of 36 wins and 3 losses. 

He has held multiple world titles in two weight classes. He was the unified WBA (Super), WBC, Ring magazine, and lineal light-welterweight champion between 2012 and 2015. In the welterweight division, he held the WBC title from 2016 to 2017. 

Garcia lost his most recent fight against Errol Spence Jr., and his next fight has not been announced yet. 

*Update - Danny Garcia looks to be moving up to Junior Middleweight for his next bout.


  1. Yordenis Ugás - WBA Super Champion

The next fighter on the list, Yordenis Ugás is from Cuba. Ugás has a professional record of 26 wins and 4 losses. 

He is the current WBA (Super) welterweight champion, holding the title since January. Back in 2019, he also challenged Shawn Porter for the WBC welterweight title but lost a split decision. 

He won his most recent fight against Abel Ramos, and his next fight has not been announced yet. 

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  1. Shawn Porter

Next up is Shawn Porter, he is an American Boxer with a record of 31 wins, 3 losses and 1 draw. 

Porter is a former two-time welterweight world champion. He held the IBF title from 2013 to 2014 and the WBC title from 2018 to 2019. He lost the WBS title to Errol Spence Jr. in 2019. 

In his most recent fight, Porter defeated Sebastian Formella and won the vacant WBC Silver welterweight title. His next fight has not been announced yet. 


  1. Keith Thurman

Keith Thurman is an American boxer with a record of 29-1, with one no contest.

Thurman is the former Unified welterweight champion as he held the WBA and WBC world titles. 

 He is a former unified welterweight world champion, having held the WBA title From 2015 to 2019 (promoted to Super champion in 2017), and previously the WBC title from 2017 to 2018.

Thurman’s last fight was against the legend Manny Pacquiao, which was the only loss of his career. His next fight has not been announced yet. 


  1. Manny Pacquiao - WBA Champion In Recess

With a record of 62-7-2 and at the age of 42 right now he will eventually go down as one of the greatest welterweights if not boxers of all time. He is currently the WBA Champion (his title currently in recess) whom he won against Lucas Matthysse by TKO back in 2018.

His last fight was against at the time undefeated Keith Thurman whom he beat by split decision at the young age of 40 years old. It's amazing he is still fighting at this level. 

Manny’s next fight is against Errol Spence Jr. for the WBC, IBF and vacant The Ring welterweight titles.


  1. Terence Crawford - WBO Champion

Terence Crawford is easily one of the best boxers right now. He has an impressive undefeated record of 37-0 and has won multiple world titles in three different weight divisions. He is also the current WBO welterweight world champion and has held the title since 2018. 

Crawford also held the WBO, Ring magazine, and lineal lightweight titles from 2014 to 2015, and was the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, Ring, and lineal light-welterweight titles from 2015 and 2017, making him a former undisputed champion at light-welterweight. 

Crawford's last defense was against Kell Brook, which he won via TKO in the 4th round. 


  1. Errol Spence Jr. - WBC, IBF Champion

On the top of the list, we have the current unified WBC and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. 

With an undefeated record of 27-0, he defended his titles against Danny García in his most recent fight. However, for his next defence, he will be facing Manny Pacquiao, which is a massive challenge for Spence, and a great financial opportunity. 

The fight will happen on Aug 21, and the vacant The Ring title is also on the line.

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