Heavyweights are frequently regarded as the best boxers in the world due to the fact that a 6-foot-9 athlete weighing 250 pounds could easily knock out a 5-foot-8 person weighing 140 pounds in a 12-round fist fight. “Sugar” Ray Leonard, a former welterweight and middleweight champion from the 1940s and 1950s who is regarded as the best boxer in history despite the accomplishments of bigger-name heavyweights Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson, is the source of the term “pound-for-pound.”
The term goes back much further as it was highlighted in the New York Sun two centuries prior. ” In 1888, the newspaper declared, “The young men of today are the best the world has ever seen.”
“The old-time bruisers might be sifted through without finding one who, pound for pound, could hold his own with any of the entire school of current artists from Sullivan down through Mitchell, Dempsey, McAuliffe, or Weir,” according to the quote. Regardless of weight class, pound-for-pound lists rank fighters based on one or more criteria, which typically include the quality of victories, accomplishments, and ability. Even though a flyweight could easily swat a heavyweight, in pound-for-pound rankings, a flyweight could be higher than a heavyweight.
This list was compiled by Business Insider based on three main criteria: the quantity, quality, and level of talent of a boxer’s victories and achievements.
Here we will discuss two Most Famous Boxing In The World Right Now:
Vasyl Lomachenko — 14 wins (10 knockouts) against one loss.
Weight class: Lightweight.
After watching Vasyl Lomachenko fight, you will never like boxing again. Lomachenko is regarded as one of the greatest amateur boxers of all time because he fought 397 times, only losing once. However, he beat the man who beat him twice just for fun. He won two World Amateur titles and two Olympic titles during his amateur career.
He became a professional fighter in 2013, fought for a world title in his second fight, and won a world title in his third fight, despite losing. Since then, he has competed in championship fights.
Lomachenko, who has been compared to Neo from The Matrix, is a human highlight reel who is as athletic and technically skilled as they come. He reminds me of the great Roy Jones Jr. from the 1990s. He has defeated Jorge Linares, Guillermo Rigondeaux, and Gary Russell Jr., but at 31, it could be that the best is yet to come.
Competitions won: After winning titles at junior lightweight and featherweight, he now holds the three-belt lightweight title.
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez — 53 wins (36 knockouts) against one loss and two draws.
Weight class: Middleweight, super middleweight, and light heavyweight.
If weight classes were a dart board, you could throw an arrow while blindfolded, drink a few beers, and probably hit a weight class in which “Canelo” holds a championship belt. Alvarez has only one official loss to his name, a defeat to Floyd Mayweather in 2013 when he was still a light middleweight champion and was 23 years old.
In the years since, “Canelo” has beaten Miguel Cotto, Daniel Jacobs, and Sergey Kovalev, and holds a contested two-battle contention prevail upon Gennady Golovkin. Alvarez is proving that he has the ability to defeat virtually anyone at middleweight, super middleweight, and light heavyweight.
Competitions won: Champion of both weight classes simultaneously, with world titles at junior middleweight and light heavyweight.