Top 10 Welterweight Boxers - February 2022 Rankings
Ranking the Top 10 Welterweights of boxing after witnessing the return of Keith Thurman with his win against Mario Barrios. Also where Errol Spence Jr, Terence Crawford, Jaron Ennis, and more rank
The welterweight boxing rankings is now getting heated with anticipation on who is next for Yordenis Ugás, Errol Spence Jr, and Terence Crawford. Possibly the best of all weight classes just became a more stacked welterweight division with the return of Keith Thurman as well.
Keith Thurman just made a comeback after a long layoff last night, and won against a tough challenge in Mario Barrios. The time off seemed to be good for Thurman as he was able to dominate the fight for the most part. Barrios had his moments, but they were few and far between. Thurman won the fight via UD, and is back in the mix.
Jamal James is an American boxer with a record of 27-1. He is the former WBA (Regular) welterweight champion. He lost the title last weekend to Radzhab Butaev. Though he is not in the welterweight rankings, he deserves an honorable mention.
Top 10 Welterweight Boxers
10. Mikey Garcia
Mikey Garcia is a very talented boxer, with a record of 40-2. 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.
He lost his last fight against Sandor Martin via MD, and his next fight has not been announced yet.
9. David Avanesyan
David Avanesyan is a professional boxer from Russia, who has a professional record of 28 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw
He is the former WBA interim welterweight champion and was later promoted to WBA (Regular) welterweight champion. However, he lost the title in his first defense. Avanesyan is also the current European welterweight champion.
His most recent fight was against Liam Taylor, which he won via TKO and his next fight has not been announced yet.
8. Shawn Porter
Next up is Shawn Porter, an American Boxer with a record of 31 wins, 4 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 WBC title to Errol Spence Jr. in 2019.
In his most recent fight, Porter challenged Terence Crawford for the WBO welterweight title, however, he could not win the fight. There is no announcement about his next fight yet.
7. Jaron Ennis
Jaron Ennis is an American boxer, with an undefeated professional record of 28 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 Thomas Dulorme. Enis had a super dominating performance, knocking out Dulorme in the first round.
6. Eimantas Stanionis
Eimantas Stanionis is a professional boxer from Lithuania, and he makes it in our list at number 6. He has an undefeated professional 13 wins, no losses, and 1 no-contest
As an amatuer, Stanionis won the European championship, and after going professional, he has had some impressive wins. He is also currently the number 1 ranked contender for the WBA title.
His most recent fight ended in a no contest, after an accidental head clash with his opponent Luis Collazo. As of now, there is no official announcement about Stanionis’ next fight.
5. Radzhab Butaev
WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion
Radzhab Butaev is an exciting boxer from Russia, who holds an undefeated professional record of 14 wins, 0 losses, and 1 no contest.
Butaev is the current WBA (Regular) welterweight champion, and won the title after defeating the former champion, Jamal James in his most recent fight.
As of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.
4. Vergil Ortiz Jr.
Vergil Ortiz Jr. is an incredible American boxer of Mexican descent with an undefeated record of 18-0, with 18 knockouts.
As an amateur, he won the 2013 Junior Olympics, and after going professional, he has held multiple regional titles. He is the current WBO International welterweight champion and the former WBA Gold welterweight champion.
In his most recent fight, Ortiz defeated Egidijus Kavaliauskas, and his next fight is scheduled against Michael McKinson for March 19th.
3. Yordenis Ugás
WBA (Super) Welterweight World Champion
The next fighter on the list, Yordenis Ugás is from Cuba. Ugás has a professional record of 27 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 championship but lost a split decision.
In his most recent fight, he faced off against the Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao and won the fight via a unanimous decision.
2. Errol Spence Jr.
WBC Welterweight World Champion
IBF Welterweight World Champion
Second, we have the current unified WBC and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr.
With an undefeated record of 27-0, he has defeated some big names in the sport. He won the IBF welterweight title after defeating Kell Brook back in 2017. After defending the title three times, he also won the WBC welterweight title after defeating Shawn Porter.
In his most recent fight, he defended his titles against Danny García and won via unanimous decision. His next fight has not been announced yet.
As of now, there is no official announcement about the champ’s next title defense.
1. Terence Crawford
WBO Welterweight World Champion
Terence Crawford is easily one of the best boxers right now. He has an impressive undefeated record of 38-0 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 most recent defense was against Shawn Porter, which he won via TKO in the 10th round. His next fight has not been announced yet.
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