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Top 5 Pound-for-Pound Rankings in boxing

  1. Oleksandr Usyk

  • Undisputed heavyweight champion (22-0, 14 KOs)

  • Previous ranking: No. 4

  • Usyk’s professional career has been exceptional. He secured resounding victories over Anthony Joshua, unifying three heavyweight titles. His split-decision win against WBC champion Tyson Fury in May made him the third male boxer to become undisputed champion in two divisions during the four-belt era.


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  1. Naoya Inoue

  • Undisputed junior featherweight champion (24-0, 22 KOs)

  • Previous ranking: No. 1

  • Inoue, a four-division champion, continued his legendary takeover of the sport. He rose from the canvas to finish Luis Nery in their May title bout at the Tokyo Dome. Despite a brief misstep, he scored three thrilling knockdowns en route to a sixth-round knockout. . Unbeaten mandatory challenger Sam Goodman awaits him.

  1. Terence Crawford

  • Undisputed welterweight champion (39-0, 29 KOs)

  • Previous ranking: No. 2

  • Crawford’s dismantling of Errol Spence in their undisputed title bout showcased his greatness. He will move up to 154 pounds in August to challenge WBA champion Israil Madrimov.

  1. Canelo Alvarez

  • Undisputed super middleweight champion (61-2-2, 38 KOs)

  • Previous ranking: No. 3

  • Canelo outdueled unbeaten Jaime Munguia in May, solidifying his position as the undisputed champion in one of boxing’s hottest divisions. However, critics continue to push for a superfight against two-time champion David Benavidez.

  1. Artur Beterbiev

  • Unified light heavyweight champion (20-0, 20 KOs)

  • Previous ranking: 5

  • Beterbiev silenced doubts about his age by dismantling former 168-pound champion Callum Smith in January. His scheduled undisputed showdown against WBA champion Dmitry Bivol was postponed due to a ruptured meniscus.

 

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