Manny Pacquiao tops list of the best 50 boxers in 21st century

Manny Pacquiao tops list of the best 50 boxers in 21st century

Akan Anwankwo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:43 PM

- Manny Pacquiao, Filipino sensation, has been ranked the best boxer in the 21st century after holding belts in four decades

- Unbeaten fighter Floyd Mayweather is ranked second while the likes of Golovkin, Roy Jones Jr, and Klitchko complete the top five

- Heavyweight champions Joshua, Fury and Wilder are ranked in the 22nd, 25th and 27th place respectively

Manny Pacquiao is the best boxer of the 21st century ahead of unbeaten fighter Floyd Mayweather.

According to the Ranker's list, the Filipino is the only boxer who have held belts in four different decades of the sport.

Mayweather whose unbeaten record still stands at 51-0 came second and the likes of Gennady Golovkin, Roy Jones Jr, and Vladmir Klitchko complete the top five spot.

Heavyweight veterans Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis are ranked in sixth and seventh position respectively.

Oscar de La Hoya, Bernard Hopkins and Irish boxer Joe Calzaghe complete the top ten spots.

Current heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are in 22nd, 25th and 27th places respectively.

Below are the top 50 boxers of the 21st century.

50. Brian Viloria

49. David Lemieux

48. Arthur Abraham

47. Kubrat Pulev

46. Naseem Hamed

45. Denis Lebedev

44. Jermain Taylor

43. Tomasz Adamek

42. Marcos Maidana

41. Billy Joe Saunders

40. Kelly Pavlik

39. Guillermo Rigondeaux

38. Mikkel Kessler

37. Alexander Povetkin

36. Oleksandr Usyk

35. Danny Garcia

34. Sergio Martinez

33. Timothy Bradley

32. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

31. Ricky Hatton

30. Carl Froch

29. Nonito Donaire

28. Amir Khan

27. Roman Gonzalez

26. Deontay Wilder

25. Terence Crawford

24. Tyson Fury

23. Shane Mosley

22. Julio Cesar Chavez

21. Anthony Joshua

20. Erik Morales

19. Marco Antonio Barrera

18. Juan Manuel Marquez

17. Vitali Klitschko

16. Sergey Kovalev

15. Andre Ward

14. Felix Trinidad

13. Vasyl Lomachenko

12. Canelo Alvarez

11. Miguel Cotto

10. Joe Calzaghe

9. Bernard Hopkins

8. Oscar de la Hoya

7. Lennox Lewis

6. Mike Tyson

5. Wladimir Klitschko

4. Roy Jones Jr

3. Gennady Golovkin

2. Floyd Mayweather Jr

1. Manny Pacquiao

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Anthony Joshua is set to face Kubrat Pulev for the title defence of his WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO belts at the Tottenham Hostspur Stadium.

The heavyweight champion has traveled across United States and Saudi Arabia to face Andy Ruiz Jr, in a bout that saw him lost his belts and reclaimed it.

Promoter Eddie Hearn is fascinated with AJ returning home this summer to contest against Pulev in London.

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