Canelo, Fury, Usyk, Joshua, Wilder: Who is the best active boxer right now?


Last weekend saw Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez secure a first-time ever goal of becoming the undisputed super middleweight champion by defeating Caleb Plant in their hotly-anticipated fight.

Canelo dominated the majority of the bout before doing his opponent away in the 11th round to make history.

Coming out of the fight, though, where does Canelo and the previously undefeated Plant rank in the world’s top 25 active boxers list, according to record keeper BoxRec?

BoxRec is renowned for its intricate rankings of boxers from every gender, weight class and professional level, keeping track of everything from win/loss records to results, dates, events and champions.

So following the aforementioned Canelo/Plant battle, who sits atop the heap as the world’s best after a history-making event?

Let’s find out, beginning with the rankings from 25-11.

25. Naoya Inoue (Japan)

24. Dmitry Bivol (Russia)

23. Daniel Jacobs (USA)

22. Brian Carlos Castano (Argentina)

21. Jermell Charlo (USA)

20. Jermall Charlo (USA)

19. Roman Gonzalez (Nicaragua)

18. Deontay Wilder (USA)


17. Dillian Whyte (UK)

16. Jose Zepeda (USA)

15. Artur Beterbiev (Russia)

14. Regis Prograis (USA)

13. Oscar Valdez (Mexico)

12. Juan Francisco Estrada (Mexico)

11. Josh Taylor (UK)

25-11 Summary

A few noticeable fighters in the 25-11 section of the top 25. Right from the top we have Naoya Inoue. Inoue is currently ranked as the world’s best bantamweight, with a total professional record of 21-0-0, as well as being a unified bantamweight world champion at present.


Twin brothers Jermall and Jermell Charlo come in at 20 and 21 respectively, with the latter a unified light middleweight world champion, and the former a current WBC middleweight champion.

Perhaps most notably is Deontay Wilder sitting at only No.18 on the list, fresh off back-to-back losses to Tyson Fury. Nevertheless, he remains the fifth-highest ranked heavyweight boxer in the world.

A vast number of fighters on the list remain undefeated too, including Dimitry Bivol (24), Brian Carlos Castano (22), Jermall Charlo (20), Artur Beterbiev (15), Oscar Valdez (13), and the UK’s only undefeated entry in the 25-11 Josh Taylor (11).

Ahead of all of these amazing fighters, though, is the top 10, who are ranked as follows.

10. Yordenis Ugas (Cuba)

9. Callum Smith (UK)

8. Mairis Briedis (Latvia)

7. Anthony Joshua (UK)


6. Terence Crawford (USA)

5. Errol Spence Jr (USA)

4. Oleksandr Usyk (Ukraine)

3. Tyson Fury (UK)

2. Gennady Golokin (Kazakhstan)

1. Saul Alvarez (Mexico)

10-1 Summary

The big guns come out in force in the top 10.



Anthony Joshua sits in a strong No.7, but is beaten by fellow heavyweights Oleksandr Usyk, who defeated Joshua in his last fight in September, and Tyson Fury, the highest-ranking world heavyweight, who himself is eager to take Joshua on, coming off his own victories against Deontay Wilder.

Fury and Usyk are only two of four undefeated fighters in the top 10, along with Terence Crawford (6) and Errol Spence Jr (5), the USA’s only representatives in the top 10.

Top of the list, however, is Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, who after his weekend victory over the unlisted Caleb Plant, has cemented his place as BoxRec’s undisputed best fighter in the world.

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