Boxer Rankings



Current World Rankings

POUND-FOR-POUND TOP 10

Former two-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather
1. Floyd Mayweather - Light welterweight
United States (35 wins, 0 losses, 0 draws, 24KOs)
Unbeaten at super feather and lightweight, Mayweather destroyed Arturo Gatti to win the WBC light welterweight crown. That win combined with Bernard Hopkins' loss puts him at the top of the tree.


WBC super featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera
2. Marco Antonio Barrera - Super featherweight
Mexico (61-4, 42KOs)
Dispelled any suggestion he was a spent force by beating Morales in the third instalment of their cracking trilogy. Battle-scarred at 31, he remains a force to be reckoned with and a huge draw.


WBC and WBA light middleweight champion
3. Winky Wright - Middleweight
United States (49-3, 25KOs)
Exploded out of the shadows by beating Shane Mosley at light middleweight and put on a southpaw masterclass, stepping up to outbox Felix Trinidad.


Former two-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao
4. Manny Pacquiao - Featherweight
Philippines (41-3-2, 33KOs)
Pacquiao was brave in defeat to Erik Morales in 2005. But he gained superb revenge in January, becoming the first man to stop the Mexican.


Ricky Hatton
5. Ricky Hatton - Light welterweight
England (40-0, 30KOs)
The "Hitman" got cut but then cut down WBA champion Carlos Maussa. A mouthwatering showdown with Mayweather could follow in 2006.


IBF/WBO super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe
6. Joe Calzaghe - Super middleweight
Wales (41-0, 31KOs)
Calzaghe gave one of the greatest displays by a British boxer in beating Jeff Lacy and the Welshman now has the world at his feet.


Undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor
7. Jermain Taylor - Middleweight
United States (25-0, 17KOs)
Taylor claimed the biggest scalp in boxing when he won a split decision over Hopkins and backed that up with a less controversial win in the rematch.


Jose Luis Castillo
8. Jose Luis Castillo - Lightweight
Mexico (53-7-1, 47KOs)
Exacted speedy revenge on Diego Corrales and seems set to move up to the power-packed light welterweight division.


Antonio Tarver
9. Antonio Tarver - Light heavyweight
United States (24-3, 18KOs)
Victories over Roy Jones Jr and Glen Johnson enhanced his reputation and earned him a place at the top table of boxing.


IBF bantamweight champion Rafael Marquez
10. Rafael Marquez - Bantamweight
Mexico (35-3, 31KOs)
Marquez has held the IBF belt since 2003 and in his six title defences have shown he can box or bang his way to victory.



Current British Rankings

POUND-FOR-POUND TOP 10

WBU light welterweight champion Ricky Hatton
1. Ricky Hatton - Light welterweight
Manchester (40-0, 30KOs)
The best of British at the moment. The IBF champion shrugged off two nasty cuts to knockout WBA holder Carlos Maussa. Now he says he is going after the biggest name around - Floyd Mayweather.


WBO super middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe
2. Joe Calzaghe - Super middleweight
Newbridge (41-0, 31KOs)
Now undisputed king at 168lb, Calzaghe gave one of the greatest displays by a British boxer in beating Jeff Lacy and the Welshman now has the world at his feet.


WBO featherweight champion Scott Harrison
3. Scott Harrison - Featherweight
Glasgow (25-2-2, 14KOs)
Harrison put behind him the disappointment of a poor draw with Victor Polo with a good win over Michael Brodie and a solid display against Australian Nedal Hussein.


IBF light heavyweight champion Clinton Woods
4. Clinton Woods - Light heavyweight
Sheffield (38-3-1, 23KOs)
Woods looked convincing in his first world title defence and is now chasing former undisputed champion Antonio Tarver.


British, European and Commonwealth light welterweight champion Junior Witter
5. Junior Witter - Light welterweight
Bradford (33-1-2, 19KOs)
Witter was poor in beating Colin Lynes. Nevertheless, he is just one fight away from challenging WBC champion Floyd Mayweather.


WBO cruiserweight champion Johnny Nelson
6. Johnny Nelson - Cruiserweight
Sheffield (45-12-2, 29KOs)
Now 39, WBO champion Nelson may retire after pulling out of his scheduled clash with Enzo Maccarinelli with damaged knee ligaments.


British, European and Commonwealth featherweight champion Nicky Cook
7. Nicky Cook - Featherweight
Dagenham (26-0, 15KOs)
Cook defied a nasty cut in defending his European crown against Ukrainian Yuri Voronin and remains on course for a world title shot.


British and Commonwealth super middleweight champion Carl Froch
8. Carl Froch - Super middleweight
Nottingham (18-0, 14KOs)
Looked laboured in his last Commonwealth title defence and is in need of a new challenge. Could challenge for the European title later this year.


European cruiserweight champion David Haye
9. David Haye - Cruiserweight
London (15-1, 15KOs)
Haye won the European crown in only his 16th fight with a one-round demolition of Alexander Gurov and is targeting a world-title shot in 2006.


British, European and Commonwealth title-holder Alex Arthur
10. Alex Arthur - Super featherweight
Edinburgh (21-1, 17KOs)
Arthur has done a good rebuilding job since losing to Michael Gomez in 2003 and cannot be too far away from a world-title shot.