Round By Round Boxing Pound-for-Pound Rankings

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

Rank Name Record Points Move
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).

RBR Pound-for-Pound Panel

Alex Burgos

Alex Burgos

Founder and Editor-in-Chief - Round By Round Boxing

Alex Burgos is a former Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Round By Round Boxing. He is a professional blogger, SEO Consultant and Marketing Director at Capital Practice Consulting in Washington, DC.

Brandon Glass

Brandon Glass

Staff Writer - Round By Round Boxing

Enthusiast of the Sweet Science, proud husband and father.

Chip Mitchell

Chip Mitchell

OWNER & EDITOR - THE FIGHT JOURNAL

Chip Mitchell is the owner and editor of The Fight Journal. Chip is a journalist who covers the sport of professional boxing.

He has covered many live events and has worked with ESPN Radio, CBS Sports Radio, and a host of boxing outlets on the Internet. Contact Chip at [email protected]

Chris Williams

Chris Williams

From The Land – Public Relations I want 2 Tell Your Story & Build Your Brand – Can watch & talk Tackle Football & Boxing all day Cowboys Yankees Browns.

Gary “Digital” Williams

Gary “Digital” Williams

Boxing Writer/Announcer - Boxing Along the Beltway

An essential component of the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia boxing writing scene, Gary Williams is well known for his work to bring international awareness to boxing in Beltway region.

Hans Themistode

Hans Themistode

Staff Writer - Round By Round Boxing

Hans Themistode is a writer for Round By Round Boxing. He is also a freelance writer for Premier Boxing Champions, as well as a staff writer for Boxing Insider. Hans graduated from college with his BA in English and Media Studies, while minoring in journalism.

He has written for several newspapers including the BX Times and Canarsie Courier. He has covered a multitude of sports and wants to continue being one of the very best journalists out there.

JONATHAN LEIR

JONATHAN LEIR

RINGSIDE REPORTER/COLUMNIST - NYFIGHTS.COM

Host of The Ring Walk Podcast. Podcast Search – The Ring Walk Podcast.

Justin Jones

Justin Jones

Journalist, Editor, Photographer - East Side Boxing and Boxing News 24

Justin is a seasoned writer/editor who has covered a wide range of sports – including the Sweet Science – over the last 14 years. He’s been published on a number of news sites including The Journal News/Lohud (Gannett), Patch.com (AOL), East Side Boxing, Boxing News 24, and DC Sports Box, to name but a few.

Away from the squared circle, Justin is a strategic marketing & communications director, small business owner, high school basketball coach, and most of all a proud Christian husband and father of three beautiful children.

Lester Silva

Lester Silva

Photographer - Univision

Bilingual correspondent & photojournalist.

Lily Ulloa

Lily Ulloa

Founder - Xicana Boxing

Founder of XicanaBoxing. Writer and aspiring boxing commentator. Mother. Feminist. B.A in journalism, PhD in boxing.

Marilyn Paulino

Marilyn Paulino

Photographer for Round By Round Boxing

I’m a life long fan of the greatest sport on earth. Upsets are the 8th wonder of the world.

Come see boxing through my eyes:
@mvpboxpics on IG

Matthew Heasley

Matthew Heasley

Photographer

There are many things in my life that I am passionate about and I photograph all of them, boxing being my favorite subject. I am a purest when it comes to my style of photography, I show the viewer exactly how that moment in time looks and feels.

Mike Jolly

Mike Jolly

Owner - DC Mike TV

Mike Jolly covers the latest news and developments in the sport of boxing in the Washington D.C. Metro area. Mike also heads dcmiketv.com and his videos content covering boxing talent in the DMV are only a click away on YouTube.

Moises Linares

Moises Linares

NBC-Telemundo Sports Anchor

Moisés Linares is a Sports Anchor for Telemundo 44 and NBC Washington who’s been covering professional boxing during the last seven years. Linares is also the Spanish voice of the Washington Redskins.

Paul R. Jones

Paul R. Jones

BOXING WRITER/RINGSIDE PHOTOGRAPHER

Paul R. Jones! is a boxing writer and ringside photographer for Round By Round Boxing. A scientist by day and boxing writer by night, he covers the humorous, offbeat, and absurd from the sport of boxing.

Paul’s scholarly articles have appeared in PEDIATRICS, Race and Social Problems, and Motivation and Emotion, and he’s covered boxing online for EAST SIDE BOXING, BOXINGINSIDER.com, The Fight Journal, BOXINGNEWS24, and WRAPS ON TV.

Follow him on Twitter @boxingepicenter, YouTube, and Medium.com. Or e-mail him at [email protected] for inquiries.

Peter Nieves

Peter Nieves

Senior Writer - Round By Round Boxing

Peter Nieves is a sports journalist who’s been writing for Round By Round Boxing since 2012. When he’s not covering the sweet science, he’s busy twirling his mustache and writing a screenplays.

R.L. Woodson

R.L. Woodson

Founder - Bite Down Boxing

Gave up two years of guitar lessons to become an avid boxing fan/writer/YouTuber/podcaster/photographer (at nearby club shows).

When away from boxing I can be found making my wife laugh, listening to hip hop and RnB music, enjoying some craft beer and following an embarrassing number of well-written TV series.

Robert Contreras

Robert Contreras

Staff Writer - Round By Round Boxing / Managing Editor - Round By Round MMA

Robert is a writer living in Texas. He joined RBRBoxing after covering both boxing and mixed martial arts for Bleacher Report and Boxing Insider since 2013.

Sean Zittel

Sean Zittel

Senior Correspondent - Fight Hype

Senior correspondent for Fight Hype and Freelance writer for Premier Boxing Champions.

Vladimir Lik

Vladimir Lik

Writer - RingTV and Round By Round Boxing

Vladimir Lik covers boxing for RingTV and Round By Round Boxing.

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