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Welterweight Boxing Rankings

Updating the Welterweight Boxing Rankings after Terence Crawford defeated David Avanesyan by knockout to remain the WBO World Welterweight Champion. Also where Errol Spence Jr., Jaron Ennis, Conor Benn, and more rank

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By Fan Rankings | December 19, 2022 - 09:39 PM

Honorable Mention

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. However, after his retirement, last year, he did not make the rankings. Still, he deserves an honorable mention.  




Cody Crowley

Cody Crowley is a talented up-and-coming boxer from Canada. He has an undefeated professional record of 21 wins and no losses. He held the CPBC National super welterweight title in Canada.




Top 10 Welterweight Boxing Rankings

10. Conor Benn

Conor Benn is a professional boxer from England and has an undefeated record of 21 wins and 0 losses. 

He is the current WBA Continental welterweight champion and has defended his title 8 times already. In his most recent fight, Been defeated Chris van Heerden via 2nd round TKO 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 29 wins, 4 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 also held the European welterweight championship. 

In his most recent fight, he challenged Terrence Crawford for the WBO world welterweight title, however, he lost the fight after being knocked out in the 6th round, with a devastating right hand to the jaw. His next fight has not been announced yet.




8. Keith Thurman

Keith Thurman is an American boxer with a record of 30 wins and only 1 loss. 

He is the former Unified WBA (super) and WBC Welterweight world champion. He also held the WBA interim welterweight title and defended it three times before being promoted to regular champion. 

In his most recent fight, Thurman defeated  Mario Barrios via UD. As of now, there is no news about his next fight.




7. Radzhab Butaev

Radzhab Butaev is a professional boxer from Russia, who has a record of 14 wins, 1 loss, and 1 no-contest. 

Butaev is the Former WBA (Regular) welterweight champion and won the title after defeating the former champion, Jamal James. However, in his most recent fight, which was last weekend, he lost the title to Eimantas Stanionis after a very competitive fight.  

As of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.




6. Eimantas Stanionis

Title(s):

  • WBA Welterweight Regular Champion

Eimantas Stanionis is a professional boxer from Lithuania, and he has an undefeated professional 14 wins, no losses, and 1 no-contest

Stanionis is the current WBA (regular) welterweight world champion, and he won the title after defeating Radzhab Butaev by a split decision. As an amateur, he also won the European championship. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Radzhab Butaev, and there is no official announcement about Stanionis’ next fight.




5. Yordenis Ugás

Yordenis Ugás is from Cuba, and he has a professional record of 27 wins and 5 losses. 

He is the former WBA (Super) welterweight champion, and also challenged Shawn Porter for the WBC welterweight title back in 2019, but lost a split decision. 

In his most recent fight, Ugas lost to Errol Spence Jr. via TKO and his next fight has not been announced yet.




4. Vergil Ortiz Jr.

Vergil Ortiz Jr. is an incredible American boxer of Mexican descent with an undefeated record of 19-0, with 19 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 Michael McKinson, and his next fight has not been announced yet.




3. Jaron Ennis

Jaron Ennis is an American boxer, with an undefeated professional record of 29 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. 

Ennis won his most recent fight against Custio Clayton, and he is scheduled to fight Karen Chukhadzhian for the IBF interim welterweight title on January 7th, 2023.




2. Terence Crawford

Title(s):

  • WBO Welterweight World Champion

Terence Crawford is an American Boxer with an impressive undefeated record of 39-0

He has won multiple world titles in three different weight divisions, is also the current WBO welterweight world champion, and has already made six title defenses. At light welterweight, he reigned as the Undisputed Champion.  

Last weekend, Crawford defended the WBO title against David Avanesyan. Crawford dominated the fight and got the finish with a brutal right hand in the 6th round. His next fight has not been announced yet.




1. Errol Spence Jr.

Title(s):

  • WBA Welterweight Super Champion

  • WBC Welterweight World Champion

  • IBF Welterweight World Champion

At the top of the list, we have Errol Spence Jr, an American boxer with an undefeated record of 28-0.

Errol Spence Jr. is the current unified WBA (super), WBC, and IBF welterweight world champion, and he has defeated some big names in the sport. 

His most recent fight was against Yordenis Ugás. Spence took a little time to get into the rhythm, however, in the middle rounds, he started landing strong left hands, and vicious body shots which slowed Ugas down. The fight was stopped by the doctor in the 10th round as Ugar took too much damage. 

As of now, there is no official announcement about the champ’s next title defense.



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