Boxing:Ring Magazine Ratings

The Ring magazine is widely regarded as the greatest authority on the sport of boxing.  In these days of many different bodies awarding world titles it can be difficult to know who actually is the best at each weight. The Ring produces rankings based on the assessment of their writers. If a boxer has defeated a reigning Ring Magazine Champion or wins a fight between the top two ranked boxers at a given weight they receive the accolade of being a Ring magazine world champion.

Current The Ring  magazine world champions (as at end of February 2012). If there is no champion the boxer ranked number 1 in the ring magazine rankings is given in brackets

Weight class:           Champion and when the title was won

Strawweight:                  vacant (Nkosinathi Joyi)

Junior flyweight:            vacant(Ulises Solis)

Flyweight:                       Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, 27 March 2010

Junior bantamweight:   vacant(Omar Narvaez)

Bantamweight:               vacant (Anselmo Moreno)

Junior featherweight:    vacant (Toshiaki Nishioka)

Featherweight:               vacant  (Yuriorkis Gamboa)

Junior lightweight:         vacant  (Takashi Uchiyama)

Lightweight:                   Juan Manuel Márquez ,13 September 2008

Junior welterweight:     vacant (Timothy Bradley)

Welterweight:                 vacant (Manny Pacquiao)

Junior middleweight:     vacant (Miguel Cotto)

Middleweight:               Sergio Gabriel Martínez, 17 April 2010

Super middleweight:    Andre Ward ,17 December 2011

Light Heavyweight:      Bernard Hopkins, 21 May 2011

Cruiserweight:               Yoan Pablo Hernandez, 04 February 2012

Heavyweight:                 Wladimir Klitschko ,20 June 2009

The Ring also publishes a ranking list of the Pound For Pound best fighters intended as a guide to who is the best at any weight in professional boxing. Current ranking (end of February 2012)

1 Manny Pacquiao
2 Floyd Mayweather Jr.
3 Sergio Martinez
4 Nonito Donaire
5 Andre Ward
6 Juan Manuel Marquez
7 Wladimir Klitschko
8 Pongsaklek Wonjongkam
9 Timothy Bradley
10 Vitali Klitschko

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