World’s Top 10 Professional Boxers Pound-for-Pound

This is about the world’s most popular boxers and how they ranked in popularity with their most recent championship fights.

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With the latest result of championship fights in different divisions, a new list of top boxers can be made without considering the weight factor in the ranking.

Here’s my list of the top professional boxers in the world today:

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao is the current pound-for-pound king and the world’s most popular boxer today. Pacquiao is due to receive the ‘Best Boxer of the Year’ award from the Boxing Writers Association of America this month. He is likewise included in the Forbes100 most popular and influential people in the world. The prestigious Ring Magazine has awarded him the best pound-for-pound boxer for 2009

Manny Pacquiao was born on December 17, 1978 in Kibawe, Bukidon in Mindanao, Philippines and currently resides in General Santos City. He is the current IBO and Ring Magazine World Light Welterweight Champion. His professional boxing record is 54 fights, winning 49 and losing three with two draws.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is an American professional boxer who retired with an unblemished record almost two years ago. He fought 39 times professionally winning all of them. He is the son of Floyd Mayweather, Sr., a former American professional boxer and now boxing coach and trainer.

 Floyd, jr. has rejoined professional boxing and is scheduled to fight Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico on July 27, 2009. He was last year’s best pound-for-pound boxer by Ring Magazine. Mayweather is targeting Manny Pacquiao for his next fight should he win over Juan Manuel Marquez. A Pacquiao-Mayweather match is expected to be this year’s biggest boxing event. Mayweather was born on February 24, 1977 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Juan Manuel Marquez


The world’s best counter puncher from Mexico, Juan Manuel Marquez is the current WBA, WBO and IBO world lightweight champion. Marquez is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on July 27, 2009. He has a boxing record of 55 professional fights, winning 50 with 4 losses with one draw.

Juan Manuel Marquez was born in Mexico City on August 23, 1973. Marquez is also aiming for a shot at Pacquiao should he win over Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in their upcoming fight in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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  1. Posted June 9, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Nice sports review kabayan. Let us pray that our national boxing icon could live true to his namesake. Best regards.

  2. Posted June 9, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Great article! I really love boxing and have watched it for years!

  3. Posted June 9, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Let me guess. You love boxing. lol Another great piece Leo.

  4. bob
    Posted November 6, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    you seem to have forgotten Joe Calzaghe

  5. joshua rivera
    Posted November 30, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Question: Should Manny still be considered the best pound for pound boxer now that pretty boy floyd is back?

  6. Posted December 8, 2009 at 2:43 am

    i’m glad that the top1 in the boxing world is from the philippines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Chris
    Posted December 23, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Where is Will Roosinky on here????

  8. Posted October 8, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Could well be fight of the year, so far Pacquiao has shown he has never been afraid to stand toe to toe with every fighter he has faced.

    Could he do this with a man of Margaritto stature.

    That alone will be something to behold, small 5’6 guy fighting a 5’11 guy outweighing him by over a stone but the little guy is not just out boxing him he overpowering him, standing there and trading and making Marg take the backward steps and folding under the pressure.

    Pacquiao is too goo for his own good, if Juan Diaz said he was going to take on Margaritto people would say it was a mammoth task and Diaz could well take a beating. This is the same Diaz who the same people say Pacquiao ducked.

    This is going to be Pacquiao toughest fight and the Pacquiao vs Margarito could be FOTY

  9. Sharon
    Posted April 10, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Do you have any info on Kenny McKenney which I think was a lightweight fighter?

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