Update: ESPN Boxing – Pound-For-Pound Rankings

04/28/2023 - 3 comments

Here is the latest P4P ESPN boxing rankings update:

1. TERENCE CRAWFORD     Previous ranking: No. 1
RECORD: 39-0, 30 KOs

Terence Crawford is a versatile and skilled boxer who can switch stances and adapt to any opponent. He is the first fighter to hold all four major belts in the welterweight division simultaneously. He has been named Fighter of the Year by several media outlets and is widely regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world.

2. NAOYA INOUE     Previous ranking: No. 2
RECORD: 23-0, 20 KOs

Naoya Inoue is a devastating puncher who has won world titles in three weight classes. He is known as “The Monster” for his explosive power and speed. He has knocked out 16 of his opponents in the first round and has never been knocked down or hurt in his career. He is considered one of the most exciting and dominant fighters in the sport.

3. OLEKSANDR USYK     Previous ranking: No. 3
RECORD: 20-0, 13 KOs

Oleksandr Usyk is a former undisputed cruiserweight champion who moved up to heavyweight and dethroned Anthony Joshua in a stunning upset. He is a masterful boxer who uses his footwork, angles, and combinations to outsmart and outwork his opponents. He is also a former Olympic gold medalist and has won all of his professional fights on foreign soil.

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4. ERROL SPENCE JR.     Previous ranking: No. 4
RECORD: 28-0, 22

Errol Spence Jr. is a powerful and relentless boxer who can fight at any range and break down his opponents with body shots and pressure. He holds two of the major belts in the welterweight division and has defeated several top contenders and former champions.

5. CANELO ALVAREZ     Previous ranking: No. 5
RECORD: 57-2-2, 39 KOs

Canelo Alvarez is the first Mexican fighter to become an undisputed champion in any division after defeating Gennadiy Golovkin in a highly anticipated trilogy fight. He is a versatile and experienced boxer who can adjust to any style and situation. He has won world titles in four weight classes and has faced some of the best fighters of his generation.

6. DMITRY BIVOL     Previous ranking: No. 7
RECORD: 21-0, 11 KOs

Dmitry Bivol is a technical and precise boxer who relies on his jab, timing, and accuracy to control his opponents. He is the longest-reigning light heavyweight champion and has defended his belt seven times against various challengers. He is also a former amateur standout who won several national and international titles.

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7. TYSON FURY     Previous ranking: No. 7
RECORD: 33-0-1, 24 KOs

Tyson Fury is widely regarded as one of the best heavyweights of his era. He is known for his unpredictable style, charisma and resilience. He became the lineal heavyweight champion in 2015 after defeating Wladimir Klitschko, and regained the title in 2020 after beating Deontay Wilder. H

8. ARTUR BETERBIEV     Previous ranking: No. 8
RECORD: 19-0, 19 KOs

Artur Beterbiev is a Russian boxer who is the only current world champion with a 100% knockout ratio. He holds three of the four major light heavyweight belts, having unified them with victories over Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Joe Smith Jr. He is a former Olympian who represented Russia in 2008 and 2012. He is expected to face Dmitry Bivol in a unification bout later this year.

9. SHAKUR STEVENSON     Previous ranking: No. 10
RECORD: 20-0, 10 KOs

Shakur Stevenson is an American boxer who is a former featherweight world champion and a current lightweight contender. He is a prodigious talent who won a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics at age 19. He has a slick and versatile style that makes him hard to hit and easy to score. He recently moved up to lightweight and scored a dominant stoppage over Shuichiro Yoshino in Japan. He is eyeing a showdown with fellow rising star Ryan Garcia.

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10. DEVIN HANEY     Previous ranking: No. 9
RECORD: 29-0, 15 KOs

Devin Haney is an American boxer who is the undisputed lightweight champion after unifying all four belts against George Kambosos Jr. in June. He defended the championship in a rematch against Kambosos in October. He is a young and skilled fighter who started boxing at age seven and turned pro at age 17. He is set to face former pound-for-pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko in a highly anticipated clash on May 20.

3 thoughts on “Update: ESPN Boxing – Pound-For-Pound Rankings”

  1. I don’t know what you guys are smoking but any list without JERVONTA TANK DAVIS is ridiculous!
    I guess you guys are just seeking a response but you loose credibility without TANK!

  2. Errol holds 3 of the 4 major titles at 147 my friend hints why he’s been only seeking the crawford fight.

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