The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board has weighed in on the perennial question of top-ten pound-for-pound boxers active today. Members were encouraged to apply a criteria which challenged them to go beyond simply asking who are the ‘best’: How high is the quality of the fighter’s recent opposition? How strong is the fighter’s career-long resume? How advanced is the fighter’s ring generalship? How willing is the fighter to accept all-comers?
While hammering out the inaugural P4P Rankings in February 2013, a lively debate erupted among members, particularly around whether a peaking Andre Ward or a declining Floyd Mayweather deserved the top spot. The response rate was upwards of 93% and the results were computed using a weighted point system.
All changes to the list are decided by the Board at-large.
|1||Floyd Mayweather, Jr. *||USA||45-0-0 (26)||Junior Middleweight|
|2||Andre Ward *||USA||27-0-0 (14)||Super Middleweight|
|3||Manny Pacquiao||PHI||55-5-2 (38)||Welterweight|
|4||Timothy Bradley||USA||31-0-0 (12)||Welterweight|
|5||Juan Manuel Marquez||MEX||55-7-1 (40)||Welterweight|
|6||Sergio Martinez *||ARG||51-2-2 (28)||Middleweight|
|7||Carl Froch||ENG||31-2-0 (23)||Super Middleweight|
|8||Wladimir Klitschko *||UKR||61-3-0 (51)||Heavyweight|
|9||Guillermo Rigondeaux *||CUB||13-0-0 (8)||Junior Featherweight|
|10||Danny Garcia *||USA||27-0-0 (16)||Junior Welterweight|
* Champions as recognised by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.