Pound for Pound Rankings

The Boxing Source has made their list for the top 10 pound for pound fighters in the sport. This list has been updated as of February 2nd 2023. It will be updated once a month. Here is the list from 10 to 1.

10. Artur Beterbiev

Beterbiev re-enters the pound for pound rankings after his win over Anthony Yarde in Wembley to stay unbeaten and have all of his fights end by knockout. He aspires to become the undisputed champion at light heavyweight, but it is likely that Beterbiev will face Callum Smith later in the year.

9. Devin Haney

Devin Haney ranked 10 pound for pound
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 16: Devin Haney inside the ring before his World Lightweight Undisputed Championship fight with George Kambosos Jnr, at Rod Laver Arena on October 16, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

The undisputed lightweight champion is at number 10 on the pound for pound list coming off his decision win over George Kambosos Jr. to retain those titles, with this bout being more convincing than the one earlier this year. The Oakland native might be one of the more complete fighters in the sport, and is penciled in to face Vasyl Lomachenko sometime in 2023.

8. Shakur Stevenson

Shakur Stevenson ranked 9 pound for pound
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 12: Shakur Stevenson (L) and Jeremiah Nakathila (R) exchange punches during their fight for for the interim junior lightweight championship at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on June 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

Shakur Stevenson has been viewed as one of the most talented young fighters in the sport. He will be campaigning in the lightweight division in 2023 after being the unified champion at super featherweight this year.

7. Gervonta Davis

Gervonta Davis ranked 7 pound for pound
Gervonta Davis before his bout against Rolando Romero in Brooklyn. Photo by James Bell

“Tank” has become one of the most popular fighters in the sport, bringing large crowds to places like Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn. He will have his next fight against Hector Luis Garcia in January and then face Ryan Garcia in the spring.

6. Stephen Fulton

Stephen Fulton has big plans for 2023.

“Cool Boy Steph” has defeated nine unbeaten fighters in his career so far, including a string of four consecutive wins before his latest victory over Daniel Roman in June. The WBC and WBO super bantamweight champion may end up having a rematch with Brandon Figueroa in the featherweight division.

5. Terence Crawford

Terence Crawford ranked 5 pound for pound
Terence Crawford taunts Shawn Porter during their fight in 2021. Photo by James Bell

The WBO welterweight champion has scored wins over notable fighters such as Shawn Porter, Kell Brook, and Amir Khan after getting the title from Jeff Horn in 2018. He scored a sixth round knockout victory over David Avanesyan on December 10th.

4. Jermell Charlo

There have been a number of fighters that have been undisputed champions in recent years, but few have had the run like Jermell Charlo. He stopped Tony Harrison in their rematch, stopped Jeison Rosario with a body shot, and in May he stopped Brian Carlos Castaño to become undisputed.

3. Naoya Inoue

naoya inoue ranked 3 pound for pound

Inoue has completed 2022 with wins over Nonito Donaire and Paul Butler, with the last win making him the undisputed bantamweight champion. The forecast for him in 2023 is to move up to super bantamweight, and many are hoping for a bout between him and Stephen Fulton at that weight class.

2. Errol Spence Jr.

Errol Spence observes the crowd before his bout against Yordenis Ugas. Photo by James Bell

The WBC, WBA, and IBF welterweight champion has wins over Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia, and most recently a stoppage victory over Yordenis Ugas to stay unbeaten. Spence will prepare for his next fight, coming in the spring of 2023.

1. Oleksandr Usyk

Oleksandr Usyk after his bout in August 2022 against Anthony Joshua. Picture By Mark Robinson of Matchroom Boxing

Usyk has become one of the most decorated fighters in recent years as he has won on every level. The Olympic gold medalist has won the undisputed cruiserweight championship, moved up to heavyweight and became unified champion within three years. In the rematch against Anthony Joshua, he toughed out a decision win to keep those titles at heavyweight. What’s next for Usyk could be a bout next year for the undisputed championship against Tyson Fury, and if he wins that he could be the first ever two division four belt undisputed champion.