Ranking the best current boxers

Boxing has produced many great fighters over the years, but who are the best active boxers fighting right now?
We rank the top five boxers in the world.

5. Terence Crawford

Fights: 36
Wins: 36
Defeats: 0
Draw: 0
Knockout: 27
The American fighter has held multiple world championships in three weight classes, including the WBO welterweight title since 2018.
Crawford, who is known for his exceptionally fast hand speed and punching power, is also ranked as the world's best active welterweight by Boxrec.
Terence Crawford in the ring

4. Oleksandr Usyk

Fights: 17
Wins: 17
Defeats: 0
Draw: 0
Knockout: 13
The Ukrainian boxer reigned as the undisputed cruiserweight champion from July 2018 until he vacated his titles in March 2019. He is also undefeated as a heavyweight fighter.
Usyk is already ranked as the world's third-best active heavyweight by BoxRec and he has been hailed for his ability to throw punches from different angles.

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3. Vasyl Lomachenko

Fights: 15
Wins: 14
Defeats: 1
Draw: 0
Knockout: 10
The Ukrainian boxer is the undisputed lightweight champion having held his WBA (Super), WBO, and The Ring titles since December 2018.
Lomachenko, who is known for his impressive defence and footwork, is also ranked as the world's best active lightweight by BoxRec, and the world's best active boxer, pound for pound, by ESPN.
Canelo Alvarez in the ring

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2. Mexico Canelo Alvarez

Fights: 56
Wins: 53
Defeats: 1
Draw: 2
Knockout: 36
The Mexican fighter is the undisputed middleweight champion since September 2018 and he added the WBO light heavyweight title to his collection after defeating Sergey Kovalev last November.
Known as an excellent counterpuncher and a formidable body puncher, Alvarez is ranked as the world's best active boxer, pound for pound by BoxRec, The Ring, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB) and by the Boxing Writers Association of America.
Tyson Fury in the ring

1. Tyson Fury

Fights: 31
Wins: 30
Defeats: 0
Draw: 1
Knockout: 21
The English boxer is a two-time heavyweight champion and has held the WBC, The Ring magazine and lineal titles since last month after defeating Deontay Wilder. 
Regarded as the most 'dangerous man' in the world, he is blessed with incredible punching power. Fury is ranked as the world's best active heavyweight by ESPN and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
Glenn McCrory, the former world cruiserweight champion, says Fury could soon be considered among the greatest of all time.

"A while ago I said, and I was laughed at, that in years to come Tyson Fury will be remembered in the same ilk as Muhammad Ali and he is on his way," McCrory said on Talk Sport.

"People said I was stupid, but there is nothing like the Gypsy King. He does things differently, the same as Muhammad Ali did, he names rounds and says how he will win and he goes out and does it.

"Ali is the greatest of all time but Fury is doing some great things in the heavyweight division."

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Published: 03/23/2020