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.
Barring special circumstances, fighters inactive for one year or more will be removed from the P4P Rankings; otherwise, all changes to the list are decided by the Board at-large.
|1||Floyd Mayweather, Jr. *||USA||48-0-0 (26)||Junior Middleweight|
|2||Roman Gonzalez *||NIC||43-0-0 (37)||Flyweight|
|3||Manny Pacquiao||PHI||57-6-2 (38)||Welterweight|
|4||Wladimir Klitschko *||UKR||63-3-0 (53)||Heavyweight|
|5||Timothy Bradley||USA||31-1-1 (12)||Welterweight|
|6||Guillermo Rigondeaux *||CUB||15-0-0 (10)||Junior Featherweight|
|7||Juan Francisco Estrada||MEX||31-2-0 (22)||Flyweight|
|8||Sergey Kovalev||RUS||26-0-1 (23)||Light Heavyweight|
|9||Gennady Golovkin||KAZ||33-0-0 (30)||Middleweight|
|10||Naoya Inoue||JPN||8-0-0 (7)||Jr. Bantamweight|
* Champions as recognised by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.