Category Archives: Boxing
Wladimir Klitschko maintains his hold on the heavyweight crown for the second year in a row, while a man much in the media lately, “Money” Floyd Mayweather, Jr., remains the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world for a fourth straight time.
But, really, who cares too much about that? The most anticipated fight of the year, decade and probably this century is a week after that. In fact, the match is being called “The Fight of the Century.”
At last, the undefeated Mayweather (47-0) will be facing off against 57-5-2 Manny Pacquiao, another four-time (and consecutive) pound-for-pound title holder (2008-2011), on May 2 at the MGM Grand. Can’t wait for that one.Follow @VinGetz
|WEIGHT CLASS||TOP WEIGHT||BOXER||COUNTRY||2014 TOP BOXER|
|Pound For Pound||N/A||Floyd Mayweather, Jr.||USA|
|Heavyweight||200 lbs+||Wladimir Klitschko||Ukraine|
|Cruiserweight||200 lbs||Grigory Drozd||Russia||Yoan Pablo Hernandez (Cuba)|
|Light Heavyweight||175 lbs||Adonis Stevenson||Canada|
|Super Middleweight||168 lbs||Carl Froch||UK||Andre Ward (USA)|
|Middleweight||160 lbs||Gennady Golovkin||Kazakhstan|
|Light Middleweight||154 lbs||Saul Alvarez||Mexico|
|Welterweight||147 lbs||Floyd Mayweather, Jr.||USA|
|Light Welterweight||140 lbs||Danny Garcia||USA|
|Lightweight||135 lbs||Terence Crawford||USA||Miguel Vazquez (Mexico)|
|Super Featherweight||130 lbs||Takashi Uchiyama||Japan||Mikey Garcia (USA)|
|Featherweight||126 lbs||Nicholas Walters||Jamaica||Nonito Donaire (Philippines)|
|Super Bantamweight||122 lbs||Carl Frampton||UK||Guillermo Rigondeaux (Cuba)|
|Bantamweight||118 lbs||Shinsuke Yamanaka||Japan|
|Super Flyweight||115 lbs||Naoya Inoue||Japan||Omar Andres Narvaez (Argentina)|
|Flyweight||112 lbs||Roman Gonzalez||Nicaragua||Akira Yaegashi (Japan)|
|Light Flyweight||108 lbs||Pedro Guevara||Mexico||Naoya Inoue (Japan)|
|Minimumweight||105 lbs||Wanheng Menayothin||Thailand||Katsunari Takayama (Japan)|
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Three Americans fell from last year’s list, but they have been replaced by three other Americans, maintaining the United States’ five-man presence (and leadership) amongst the rankings.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|
It’s time for our third annual installment of the best women boxers in the world. We just did our third best boxers (men) a few days ago.
Just like men’s boxing in 2013, Americans have made a leap in representation in the women’s game. Last year, not one No. 1 woman boxer was from the USA. This year, there are four, including the new heavy in town.
Included in this year’s list is the best pound-for-pound female boxer in the world – light welterweight Holly Holm, also of the USA.
To the rest, welcome to the top.Follow @VinGetz
|1.||Pound for Pound||Holly Holm||The Preacher’s Daughter||USA|
|2.||Heavyweight||Martha Salazar||The Shadow||USA|
|3.||Super Middleweight||Christina Hammer||Germany|
|5.||Light Middleweight||Oxandia Castillo||La Loba||Dominican Republic|
|6.||Welterweight||Cecilia Braekhus||First Lady||Norway|
|7.||Light Welterweight||Holly Holm||The Preacher’s Daughter||USA|
|8.||Lightweight||Erica Anabella Farias||La Pantera||Argentina|
|9.||Super Featherweight||Diana Prazak||Australia|
|10.||Featherweight||Melissa Hernandez||Huracan Shark||Puerto Rico|
|11.||Super Bantamweight||Jackie Nava||La Princesa Azteca||Mexico|
|13.||Super Flyweight||Riyo Togo||Japan|
|14.||Flyweight||Ava Knight||Lady of Boxing||USA|
|15.||Light Flyweight||Yesica Yolanda Bopp||Tuti||Argentina|