Holding all things equal, who’s the best boxer on the planet?
Round By Round Boxing (RBRBoxing) surveys a distinguished and diverse panel of boxing writers, photographers, videographers, and podcasters, an award-winning scholar, and an Emmy-award winning sports anchor to answer this question, which helps to determine our Quarterly Pound-for-Pound (QP4P) Rankings.
Our panel considers each fighter’s skill, ability, longevity, activity level, and their level of competition. Equally important, our panelists take into account how well each boxer would fare against the other fighters on our list.
Rankings as of October 7, 2019 – Click here to read the article breakdown
|1.||Vasiliy Lomachenko||13-1,10 KOs||120||S0|
|2.||Terence Crawford||35-0-0, 26 KOs||107||S0|
|3.||Canelo Alvarez||51-1-2, 35 KOs||106||S0|
|4.||Aleksandr Usyk||16-0-0, 12 KOs||84||S0|
|5.||Naoya Inoue||18-0-0, 16 KOs||73||S0|
|6.||Errol Spence Jr.||26-0-0, 21 KOs||61||U1|
|7.||Gennadiy Golovkin||40-1-1, 35 KOs||50||D1|
|8.||Juan Francisco Estrada||39-3-0, 26 KOs||29||S0|
|9.||Manny Pacquiao||62-7-2, 39 KOs||25||NENTRY|
|10.||Tyson Fury||29-0-1, 20 KOs||17||S0|
The “move” column indicates whether and how much a fighter has moved up or down in RBR’s pound-for-pound (P4P) rankings since our previous list was published. S0 = No movement. NE = New entry to the P4P list. U/D = Up or Down; the number adjacent to the U/D symbol indicates the number of slots a fighter has moved up/down the P4P list. More information on our weighted scoring system can be found here. Our results are through October 7. Seven panelists abstained from voting (Heasley, Jolly, Linares, Silva, Ulloa, G. Williams, Zittel).