Who are the current best boxers in the world?
The year 2021 serves us arguably the best pound for pound heavyweight bouts that features brilliant and technical boxers such as Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, Oleksandr Usyk, and Antonio Joshua.
Ranking the best fighters in the world currently could be a daunting task especially for a sport like boxing that is well blessed with amazing pound for pound fighters right now. However, with the current victories and achievements these great boxers has garnered recently irrespective of their division it’s more easier to rank them.
Boxing: 5 Best Boxers In 2021
Canelo Alvarez – (Super middleweight)
Over the years the boxing world has consistently had technically gifted and captivating fighters who the fans can’t but love take to the ringside to see them fight with great boxing prowess and phenomenal personalities that appeals to the fans. While these are undeniable fact one boxer you would agree to has a likeable personality and a captivating fighting skill on the ring his the Mexican.
When it comes to talking about a fighter who does his business awesomely well and combine his genuine talent on the ring when fighting opponent, Canelo is no doubt one of the fighters with amazing indefinable abilities to captives enthusiast of boxing.
With a total of 56 bouts and 38 knockouts under his belt it’s simply means all Canelo does on the ring against his opponents is win and win in a brutal fashion which bring to mind his bout with Billy Joe Saunders who had a great matchup against the Mexican.
With Canelo’s next bout slated for November 6th this year with Caleb Plant his victory against Saunders suggested is going to be a difficult encounter for his opponent and with that the Mexican pound for pound fighter his rank the best in the world.
Terence Crawford – (Welterweight)
If there’s any boxer who is more calculative and more of a vicious fighter on the ring Crawford name easily comes to mind in this conversation and no wonder the WBO welterweight champion is rank second in the world.
The 33 year old who his uniquely terrifying with dangerous punches on the ring has a total of 37 wins with 28 knockouts and zero loss as a professional and recently he dealt with Kell Brook. Crawford is no doubt a marquee name right now in the boxing world with a massive achievement and captivating records to his name.
With the welterweight champion set for the Boxing Hall of Fame you would definitely agree to the fact that Crawford deserves is place on the list as one of the best pound for pound fighter while he also wait patiently for his next bout with Shawn Porter in November 20th.
Naoya Inoue – (Bantamweight)
Inoue the unified champions rated number one by the ring at bantamweight is already recognized as a devastating knockout specialist with a brutal punches. The monster as he’s popularly called is a well idolized figure back in his country and all over the globe for the way he often dealt with his rival on the ring.
The bantamweight superstar has a massive twenty-one wins with 18 knockouts and with this commendable consistency and achievements the Japanese boxers isn’t satisfy with his fighting.
With his statement that “His willingness to show better fights to his fans is the motivation and the encouragement from his family and fans means a lot” which in other words keeps him going on strong.
When Inoue crumpled his rival Michael Dasmarinas on the ring at Las Vegas with his clinical power punching display it gives credence to how dangerous and ruthless “The Monster” could be on the ring.
Tyson Fury – (Heavyweight)
WBC undisputed champion of the heavyweight division Fury delivered a captivating performance that would lingers in the mind of boxing enthusiast for a long period of time to come when he faced off with Deontay Wilder in the quest to retain his WBC belt in their trilogy fight.
The British boxer shows resilience and determination on ring despite been knocked to the canvas twice in round four and surprisingly went on to win five of the next six rounds on all three judges scorecards and eventually stopped his rival in the 11th round.
With his triumph over Wilder the British moves up two spots to number four in ranking which give credence to how brilliant he’s been painstakingly working to be the best. Prospective rival who has it at the back of their minds that they wants to have a bite at Fury’s cherry then they should understand that they’re going against a brilliant boxer with 31 wins and 22 knockouts.
Oleksandr Usyk – (Heavyweight)
The Ukrainian boxer wasn’t highly rank earlier this year due to his inactivity on the ring but his recent triumph against Antonio Joshua last month in front of 66,267 spectators at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the United Kingdom earned him four major belts and swift recognition.
Usyk recently moved up the leader from been an undisputed cruiserweight champion to becoming the current unified heavyweight champion of the world having defeated Joshua, but then expect Joshua to exercise his rematch clause in other to regain his belts from the Ukrainian.
With his winning record standing at 19 wins with 13 knockouts it would be pretty difficult for any rival who wants to go toe-to-toe with a deadly fighter such as Usyk who is more of a technical and deadly fighter.