The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board has weighed in on the perennial question of top-ten pound-for-pound boxers active today. In coming up with an inaugural P4P list in February 2013, members were encouraged to apply a criteria which challenged them to go beyond simply asking who are the ‘best’: How high is the quality of the fighter’s recent opposition? How strong is the fighter’s career-long resume? How advanced is the fighter’s ring generalship? How willing is the fighter to accept all-comers?
A lively debate erupted among members back then, particularly around whether a peaking Andre Ward or an apparently declining Floyd Mayweather deserved the top spot. The response rate was upwards of 93% and the results were computed using a weighted point system. You can see our inaugural P4P rankings in the P4P archives located on this tab; in fact, you can track all of the changes we’ve made since with only a click.
Below is the latest, most up-to-date version of the P4P List. Keep in mind that it changes pretty frequently. Besides the usual win/loss related shifts and changes, draws, bad wins, and inactivity (one year triggers removal) can also bring surprising shifts and changes. Check back often!
All changes to these rankings are decided by the Board at-large, as are the divisional rankings.
|1||Naoya Inoue *||JPN||23-0-0 (20)||Bantamweight|
|2||Oleksandr Usyk *||UKR||19-0-0 (13)||Heavyweight|
|3||Terence Crawford||USA||37-0-0 (28)||Welterweight|
|4||Errol Spence Jr.||USA||27-0-0 (21)||Welterweight|
|5||Dmitry Bivol||RUS||20-0-0 (11)||Light Heavyweight|
|6||Saul Alvarez *||MEX||57-2-2 (39)||Super Middleweight|
|7||Roman Gonzalez||NIC||51-4-0 (41)||Jr. Bantamweight|
|8||Jermell Charlo *||USA||35-1-1 (19)||Jr. Middleweight|
|9||Artur Beterbiev *||CAN||18-0-0 (18)||Light Heavyweight|
|10||Shakur Stevenson *||USA||19-0-0 (9)||Jr. Lightweight|
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