Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and the Best Boxers in the World 2014: No. 1 Rankings for Every Weight Class
Hard to believe, but it’s Sports List of the Day‘s 4th annual installment of the best boxers in the world, courtesy boxrec.com – the best boxing site on the Web. Thanks to all the sports fans out there who have kept both sites going!
Now, let’s take a look.
The still-undefeated Floyd Mayweather (46-0) continues to be the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. His media-nemesis (for they will never meet in the ring, it seems), Manny Pacquiao, clings to second-best.
Three Americans fell from last year’s list, but they have been replaced by three other Americans, maintaining the United States’ five-man presence (and leadership) amongst the rankings.
Japan comes in very strong in the lighter classes, including tops in four of the five lightest.Follow @VinGetz
|WEIGHT CLASS||TOP WEIGHT||BOXER||COUNTRY||2013 TOP BOXER|
|1.||Pound For Pound||N/A||Floyd Mayweather, Jr.||USA|
|2.||Heavyweight||200 lbs+||Wladimir Klitschko||Ukraine||Vitali Klitschko (Ukraine)|
|3.||Cruiserweight||200 lbs||Yoan Pablo Hernandez||Cuba|
|4.||Light Heavyweight||175 lbs||Adonis Stevenson||Canada||Bernard Hopkins (USA)|
|5.||Super Middleweight||168 lbs||Andre Ward||USA|
|6.||Middleweight||160 lbs||Gennady Golovkin||Kazakhstan||Sergio Gabriel Martinez (Argentina)|
|7.||Light Middleweight||154 lbs||Saul Alvarez||Mexico|
|8.||Welterweight||147 lbs||Floyd Mayweather, Jr.||USA|
|9.||Light Welterweight||140 lbs||Danny Garcia||USA||Lamont Peterson (USA)|
|10.||Lightweight||135 lbs||Miguel Vazquez||Mexico||Adrien Broner (USA)|
|11.||Super Featherweight||130 lbs||Mikey Garcia||USA||Yuriorkis Gamboa (Cuba)|
|12.||Featherweight||126 lbs||Nonito Donaire||Philippines||Abner Mares (Mexico)|
|13.||Super Bantamweight||122 lbs||Guillermo Rigondeaux||Cuba|
|14.||Bantamweight||118 lbs||Shinsuke Yamanaka||Japan|
|15.||Super Flyweight||115 lbs||Omar Andres Narvaez||Argentina||Juan Carlos Sanchez, Jr. (Thailand)|
|16.||Flyweight||112 lbs||Akira Yaegashi||Japan||Juan Francisco Estrada (Mexico)|
|17.||Light Flyweight||108 lbs||Naoya Inoue||Japan||Roman Gonzalez (Nicaragua)|
|18.||Minimumweight||105 lbs||Katsunari Takayama||Japan|