Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and the Best Boxers in the World 2014: No. 1 Rankings for Every Weight Class

Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Still The Best In The World

Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Still The Best In The World

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Three Americans fell from last year’s list, but they have been replaced by three other Americans, maintaining the United States’ five-man presence (and leadership) amongst the rankings.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.

And how about Gennady Golovkin, the first Kazakh boxer to take over a No. 1 slot since we’ve been covering the best boxers in the world: 2011, 2012, 2013 and now…2014, below.

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

Photo: bbc.com

Posted on June 27, 2014, in Boxing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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