Mayweather, Hopkins, Jones, Ali: Boxing Hall of Fame inductees ranked

  • Tom Ward

The International Boxing Hall of Fame celebrates the careers of some of the very best to ever do it.

This year, the Hall of Fame welcomed three classes of inductees to make up for the events cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On June 12, the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 were inducted into the Hall of Fame, and featured some of the most famous male and female fighters in history.

In the class of 2020, the inductees included Bernard Hopkins, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley, Frank Erne, Paddy Ryan, Barbara Buttrick, Christy Martin and Lucia Rijker.

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The class of 2021 includes Wladimir Klitschko, Floyd Mayweather, Andre Ward, Laila Ali, Ann Wolfe, Jackie Tonawanda, Marian Trimiar and Davey Moore.

While the following names were also inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2022: Miguel Cotto, Roy Jones Jr, James Toney, Regina Halmich and Holly Holm.

The official ceremony took place on Sunday afternoon – and now all three classes of inductees have been ranked based solely on who was best at their peak during their careers.

The International Boxing Hall of Fame inducted three classes of boxers earlier this year

ESPN have compiled a list of the greatest boxers of the modern era from some of the names above placing Mayweather three spots above Ward at number one with the self-appointed ‘Son of God’ sitting just inside the top five at number four.

But Buttrick, Erne, Moore, Ryan, Tonawanda and Trimiar have all been ignored.

Take a look below at how ESPN has ranked some of the all-time greats…


1. Floyd Mayweather – former five-division world champion

Age: 45

Record: 50-0 (27 KOs)

Roy Jones Jr is one of the greatest fighters of his generation

2. Roy Jones Jr – former four-weight world champion

Age: 52

Record: 66-9 (47 KOs)

3. Bernard Hopkins – former two-division world champion

Age: 57

Record: 55-8-2 (32 KOs)

Andre Ward retired undefeated with a record of 32-0

4. Andre Ward – former two-division world champion

Age: 38

Record: 32-0 (16 KOs)

5. Wladimir Klitschko – former unified heavyweight world champion

Age: 46

Record: 64-5 (53 KOs)

James Toney pictured with former promoter Don King

6. James Toney – former three-division world champion

Age: 53

Record: 77-10-3 (47 KOs)

7. Juan Manuel Marquez – former four-weight world champion

Age: 48

Record: 56-7-1 (40 KOs)

Miguel Cotto flew the flag for his beloved Puerto Rico whenever he fought

8. Miguel Cotto – former four-weight world champion

Age: 41

Record: 41-6 (33 KOs)

9. Shane Mosley – former three-division world champion

Age: 50

Record: 49-10-1 (41 KOs)

Now onto the women…


1. Christy Martin – former super-welterweight world champion

Age: 54

Record: 49-7-3 (32 KOs)

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2. Laila Ali – former super-middleweight world champion

Age: 44

Record: 24-0 (21 KOs)

3. Ann Wolfe – former three-division world champion

Age: 51

Record: 24-1 (16 KOs)

4. Lucia Rijker – former super-lightweight world champion

Age: 54

Record: 17-0 (14 KOs)

5. Holly Holm – former two-weight world champion

Age: 40

Record: 33-2-3 (9 KOs)

6. Regina Halmich

Age: 45

Record: 54-1-1 (16 KOs)

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