Pound for Pound fighters get their own page here! Let’s pretend like all current boxers weighed the same. If that were the case, this is where I would rank them. If you don’t like my list, make your own and let me know via Twitter @TheGreatToddMan!
Updated: October 8th, 2018
- Terence Crawford (33-0 24KO)– Crawford is a rare talent. He gives us a great mix between power, speed and skill. His lopsided win over Viktor Postal, Felix Diaz and more recently Julius Indongo earned him this spot on my list. Crawford now resides in the Welterweight division where he earned a Title Belt knocking out Jeff Horn.
- Saul Alvarez (50-1-2 34KO)– Despite failing two tests for PED’s, Canelo has served his time and returned to the ring claiming a win over long reigning middleweight Kingpin Gennady Golovkin. It looked like a loss to me, but the judges saw it differently, and it was a closely contested fight.
- Anthony Joshua (21-0 20KO)– Joshua burst onto the list with a career best performance against long time heavyweight kingpin Wladimir Klitschko. To make it even more impressive, it was Klitschko’s best performance in around 5 years. Joshua also removed much doubt by defeating highly ranked (former) Champion Joseph Parker in March and Alexander Povetkin in September.
- Wisaksil Wangek (Srisaket Sor Rungvisai) (45-4-1 40KO)– Sor Rungvisai earned his spot on this list the hard way. His career started off 0-2, and now he is sporting recent wins over Roman Gonzalez(twice, once by KO) and Juan Francisco Estrada.
- Mikey Garcia (38-0 30KO)– Mikey has looked phenomenal since his return to the ring in late 2016 scoring convincing wins over Robert Easter Jr., Adrien Broner and Sergey Lipinets. The eyeball test says he can climb higher on the list.
- Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1 7KO)– He clearly displays the skills to deserve a spot in the P4P rankings. His recent wins over Guillermo Rigondeaux and Jorge Linares give him a firm spot in the rankings.
- Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1 34KO)– GGG retains his high spot despite the draw and loss (pronounced robbery) with Canelo. It has been tough finding elite competition willing to step in the ring with him up until recently, however I suspect people will be more willing now that he’s into his late 30’s.
- Leo Santa Cruz (33-1-1 18KO)– Santa Cruz earned his spot here grinding through the rankings beating Abner Mares (twice) along the way with two fantastic bouts (1 and 1) against Carl Frampton.
- Deontay Wilder (40-0 39KO)– Admittedly, with a record like his, Wilder can be argued up the list. However, I cant justify an inflated ranking with one credible high-class win (Luis Ortiz). That said, Wilder deserves to be on the list, and with wins over high-caliber opponents, can still climb to the top!
- Errol Spence Jr (23-0 20KO)– Spence has the goods. It’s hard for me to think of a Welterweight fighter who has a reasonable chance to beat him (none are favored). His tests will come at Jr. Middleweight, he’ll remain untested as long as he can make the Welter limit.