There are lots of strong boxers in the world. Some of them are not just strong, they have power punches also that can knocked you out of the ring in just a matter of seconds. These power boxers are called pound for pound and the ring magazine ranked them based on their record and performance on the ring. We’ve listed these pound for pound boxers by the Ring below together with some basic information about them.
Ezekiel “Kell” Brook
Kell is a 30 year old British professional boxer and he is the 10th on the pound for pound ranking. He is currently the IBF welterweight Champion with a record of: 36 Wins, 25 KOs, and still undefeated on his professional boxing career. Aside from being a pound for pound boxer by the Ring, he is also ranked as the world’s best welterweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and 7th best boxer by the BoxRec.
Naoya Inoue is still 23 years old but he is already ranked as 9th best pound for pound boxer by The Ring. Naoya is a Japanese boxer and he is currently the WBO Junior Bantamweight Champion and the former WBC Light flyweight Champion. He was dubbed as “The Monster” by his fans because of his devastating punching power and brutal body attacks to his opponents. His boxing record is 10 wins, 8 via KOs, and still undefeated.
Shinsuke Yamanaka is a 33 year old Japanese professional boxer who is currently the WBC Bantamweight Champion of the world. He is also currently the 8th pound for pound boxer by the Ring magazine and has a record of 25 wins, 17 KOs, 2 draws and still undefeated.
Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan (Saul Alvarez)
Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan or commonly known as Saul Alvarez and has a nickname of “Canelo” Alvarez in the boxing world is a Mexican professional boxer. On his 49 fights, 47 are wins and 33 of those wins are by KOs, plus 1 loss and 1 draw. Canelo is currently the lineal middleweight Champion and he is also the former WBC middleweight, light middleweight, WBA(Regular) and The Ring light middleweight Champion.
Terence Crawford is still 28 years old but he is already the 6th in The Ring magazine’s pound for pound rank. Terence is currently the WBO junior welterweight Champion and a former WBO and The Ring magazine lightweight champion. He is ranked as the world’s seventh best fighter, pound for pound by the Ring magazine last October 2015. He is nicknamed “Bud” and is known for being fast, hard hitting, and highly technical fighter. One reason of him being famous is his unique ability of changing his stance from orthodox to southpaw.
Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz is a 35 year old Cuban professional boxer that has a great winning record in professional boxing. He win all his 16 fights and 10 of it are via KOs. He is the current lineal super bantamweight champion and the former WBA (Super), WBO, and the Ring magazine super bantamweight Champion. Guillermo is also recognized as the world’s number one super bantamweight by Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB) and The Ring. The Ring also rank him as the 5th pound for pound and BoxRec ranked him as the 10th best boxer.
Andre Ward or commonly known as S. O. G. (Son Of God) is a 32 year old American professional boxer. He is the former lineal, The Ring magazine, WBA (Super), and WBC super middleweight Champion. Andre is ranked also by the Ring Magazine, Yahoo Sports, Sports Illustrated and ESPN as 4th pound for pound boxer in the world. He is considered today as the most complete boxer because of his speed, intelligence on the ring especially on controlling distance and pace. Ward is also a commentator and expert analyst on HBO since 2014. He has a record of 29 wins, 15 of which are KOs and still undefeated.
Gennady Golovkin is a Kazakhstani professional boxer with an age of 34 years old and currently holding the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and IBO middleweight titles. This June 2016, he is ranked as the world’s best middleweight boxer by The Ring magazine and number two by the BoxRec. Both of them also ranked Golovkin as the third pound for pound boxer in the world. He was named Fighter of the Year in 2013 by The Ring. Golovkin currently holds the highest knockout percentage in the middleweight championship history of 91.4%. He is also considered as one of the hardest chins in modern boxing because he was never been knocked out or knocked down in over 375 fights of him on professional and amateur. He has 35 wins, 32 via KOs with no defeat today.
Sergey Kovalev is a Russian professional boxer. He is currently the unified WBO, IBF, WBA (Super) and WBC Diamond light heavyweight champion. Kovalev is very famous because of his punching power. He was named as the Fighter of the Year in 2014 by the Ring magazine. Kovalev has a professional record of 29 wins, 26 KOs, 1 draw and still undefeated.
Roman Alberto Gonzales Luna or best known as Roman Gonzales is a Nicaraguan professional boxer. Gonzales is the current WBC, Lineal and The Ring magazine flyweight champion. He is also a former WBA light flyweight and the WBA minimumweight champion. He is a three-weight world champion and the best pound for pound boxer but he is still 28 years young. Gonzales has total fights of 45 and those are all wins with 38 via KOs. A really strong fellow right?