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Top Seven Best Boxers in the World Right Now

Author: Ivanna Shostak
17 June 2020, 17:32
Votes: 4

Boxing is certainly one of the most popular sports, and there is a lot of sports news concerning the details of diverse long-awaited fights appearing every day. Of course, given the number of professional athletes in this field, determining the best boxers of all time is not an easy task. However, the Login Casino team took on such responsibility and made a list of the seven best boxers of present time. Continue reading the material to find out who was able to get into this pound-for-pound ranking.

Top Seven Best Boxers in the World Right Now

Who are the best boxers in the world at the present time?

“Manny” Pacquiao

“Manny” Pacquiao

Pacquiao, the future boxing star, was born on December 17, 1978, in Kibawe, Philippines. His family was extremely poor, and already at the age of 13, the boy was forced to drop out of school and start working as a street vendor to make some money. And after work, in the evenings, he was boxing. The young boxer tried so hard to show his best skills in the ring that started to get paid one hundred pesos for every fight. Since this was enough to purchase twenty-five kilograms of rice, the mother allowed Pacquiao to quit his work.

At the age of 14, the future boxing star made a crucial decision – he went to Manila to pursue a sporting career there. However, his life was not easy there either. Only two years, “Manny” got a chance to participate in the boxing television show where he got noticed.

Thanks to his hard work, Pacquiao became a member of the Philippine national boxing team. Throughout his amateur career, he participated in sixty fights and won a number of local championships.

After some time, the boxer moved to the United States, and his first coach became Freddie Roach. The first fight in Manny Pacquiao's professional career took place in 1995.

He managed to receive his first title in 1997. During the impressive career, Pacquiao took part in seventy-one bouts, sixty-two of which ended in victory for the Philippine athlete.

Pacquiao is still the only boxer in the world to win championships in eight different weight classes.

Special features of the Pacquiao’s fighting style are high speed, accuracy, great reaction, timing, excellent footwork, as well as strategic thinking. Moving from light weight classes to heavier ones, the boxer managed to increase the punching force, maintaining lightning speed.

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“Canelo” Álvarez

“Canelo” Álvarez

Álvarez was born on July 18, 1990, in the Mexican city of Guadalajara. Growing up in a large family, the future boxer was the youngest child: he had six older brothers and one sister. All the brothers were engaged in boxing, and “Canelo” also decided to try his skills at this sport.

He started entering the boxing ring when he was thirteen years old and immediately, he began to show incredible results. In just one year, Álvarez reached the finals of the adult championship of Mexico, and a year later, he managed to win a gold medal there. After that win, the boxer decided to become a professional. Thus, at the age of fifteen, “Canelo” made his debut in the professional boxing ring. Firstly, he had a few fights within the light welterweight limit, then moved to the welterweight, where he got the first serious achievements: the WBA Fedecentro championship title.

Overall, in his boxing record, there are already fifty-three wins, and the total number of the Mexican’s fights is fifty-six.

Álvarez's boxing style is called counterattack. He is a hard puncher, and due to this, he can determine the course of the fight with one exact punch, as, for example, it was in his last bout against Russian Sergey Kovalev.

Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury

The future boxing star was born in 1988, on August 12. His hometown is Wythenshawe, which is located in the UK. In spite of the fact that when the boy was born, his weight was about four hundred and fifty grams and doctors were afraid for his life, Tyson's father, at first sight, saw in his son a real fighter. And it was his father who instilled in his son a love of sport from an early age.

During his amateur career, Fury had a number of significant achievements, among them are:

  • third place at the World Youth Championships in 2006;
  • first place at the European Union Boxing Championships in 2007.

Fury made his professional debut in 2008 when he was twenty. That time, his opponent was Hungarian Bela Gyongyosi who Fury defeated easily via TKO in the first round.

Since then, Tyson Fury continued working on his career, earning new titles, while regularly defending the old belts. Hovewer, the athlete’s life changed dramatically in 2016, when he managed to defeat Wladimir Klitschko, was charged with doping and received temporary disqualification. After that, Fury voluntarily relinquished three of his titles. He said he would not be able to defend them due to depression and drug problems.

In 2017, Fury announced the end of his career. However, soon, he returned to the boxing ring and still remains engaged in professional boxing.

In total, during his career, Tyson Fury took part in thirty-one fights, of which only one fight ended in a draw – all the others were won by the well-known boxer.

As for special features of his boxing style, it should be noted that Fury is a tall heavyweight boxer with a large reach and, like many other athletes of a similar physique, he takes advantage of this. However, Tyson does not prefer a monotonous defensive tactic from a long distance, and in most bouts, he has resorted to the close-distance fighting.

Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua

Joshua was born in Watford (England), on October 15, 1989. During the first years of his life, Joshua lived in Nigeria, but later, with his family, returned to the UK.

At the age of seventeen, he decided to move to London. For a long time, he was seriously interested in football, but in the end, he decided to pursue a career of a boxing fighter. For a long time, he did not manage to achieve great results, and the athlete even wanted to leave boxing, but the coach persuaded Joshua to stay and continue his attempts. And eventually, this brought good results. Thus, in 2012, the boxer from Watford became an Olympic champion.

In 2013, Anthony Joshua went into professional boxing, having signed his first promotional contract with Matchroom Sport. In the professional ring, Joshua had twenty-four fights. He lost only once and as a result, lost the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles to Andy Ruiz Jr. However, six months later, their rematch was held, and Joshua took all the titles back.

Special features of Joshua’s boxing style are great punching force, good speed, as well as high accuracy of punches. His main tactics consist in applying constant pressure at a reasonable pace while expecting the opponent to make a mistake.

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Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder

Wilder was born on October 22, 1985, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (the USA). Initially, Wilder planned to build his sports career in basketball or football. However, he was forced to choose boxing as a more profitable sport because of his newborn daughter’s health problems.

He made his debut in amateur boxing, having become a champion at the Golden Gloves – the annual competitions among amateur boxers.

At the 2008 Olympic Games, Wilder managed to reach the semifinals but eventually lost to Italian Clemente Russo. After the defeat, the boxer decided to start performing in professional boxing.

Overall, Deontay Wilder has participated in thirty-five amateur and forty-four professional boxing matches. In terms of professional career, Wilder lost only in one fight – it happened in the match against Tyson Fury.

It should be noted that Wilder holds the record for the longest series of victories by knockout in the heavyweight.

In spite of the fact that the American athlete does not seem to very technical, at present, he is considered one of the hardest punchers in his weight class.

Gennady Golovkin

Gennady Golovkin

Golovkin was born on April 8, 1982, in Karaganda (Kazakhstan). He started to learn boxing at the age of eight. When the young athlete was eleven, he participated in his first official boxing match at a regional tournament. There he had to box with opponents who were a few years older than him, but in the end, Golovkin managed to become the winner of those competitions. During the amateur boxing career, he achieved great results, namely:

  • first place at the Junior World Championships in 2000;
  • first place at the East Asian Games in 2001;
  • first place at the World Championships in 2003;
  • second place at the Olympic Games in 2004.

For the talented athlete from Kazakhstan, the era of professional sports started in 2006. He immediately became a world star, competing in the middleweight. A lot of fans liked Golovkin because of his spectacular boxing style and the great skill to finish boxing matches with impressive knockouts. Gennady’s professional career was developing incredibly successfully, but he can’t boast the title of an undefeated boxer. In 2018, he lost to the second boxer in our ranking – “Canelo” Álvarez. Overall, Golovkin’s boxing record features forty-two fights (thirty-five ended with a knockout).

Speaking about the fighting style, Gennady can be called a boxer-puncher.  This style implies the average-distance fighting with the utilization of a combination of techniques to knock out an opponent with a series of punches (or just one punch).

Vasyl Lomachenko

Vasyl Lomachenko

Lomachenko was born in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (Ukraine) on February 17, 1988. It should be noted that the future star was born in a completely sports family. At that time, Vasyl’s father worked as a boxing coach (later, by the way, he became his son's personal trainer). And his mother was a master of sports and an acrobat.

Lomachenko started boxing at a very young age, and at the age of six, he held his first boxing match. Vasyl won the bout but, officially, the boxing match ended with a draw so as not to upset the older Lomachenko’s opponent. Then there were many city, region, and country championships, in all of which Vasily came out as a winner. Overall, during the amateur boxing career, Lomachenko participated in three hundred and ninety-six fights and lost just once. His main achievements in that period of his life are considered to be two gold medals won at the Olympic Games in Beijing and London. At that time, many industry’s experts including Mike Tyson (more information on his Tyson’s comeback in 2020 is here), expressed their opinions that Lomachenko will be able to become a real star of professional boxing.

Prior to becoming a professional boxer, Lomachenko competed in the lightweight division of the well-known World Series of Boxing from January to May 2013. In October of the same year, he held his first professional boxing match against Mexican José Ramirez. Then there was a bout against another Mexican – Orlando Salido, which ended in a painful defeat for Lomachenko. However, this event further hardened the character of the famous boxer: in the next thirteen fights, he did not give his opponents any chance to win. Right now, a lot of experts are sure that Lomachenko has not unleashed his potential fully yet.

In terms of his style, he is known for his creativity at the boxing ring, impressive hand speed, timing, accuracy, great defense, and footwork.

The ranking of the best boxers in the world 2020

Thus, the rating of the best boxers of our time looks like this:

1.

“Manny” Pacquiao

2.

“Canelo” Álvarez

3.

Tyson Fury

4.

Anthony Joshua

5.

Deontay Wilder

6.

Gennady Golovkin

7.

Vasyl Lomachenko

 

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