Hamilton’s Hundred Best Fighters P4P in the World Today

Hamilton’s Hundred

Pound for Pound Fighters in the World Today

This listing was created in an attempt to unearth a few things – where is the talent pool richest in the sport of boxing today; how weak is it in the (by historical precedent) struggling reaches; how top heavy is the pay-scale in professional boxing & which nations dominate the sport & to what degree? The rankings also seek to by exclusion identify those fighters whose hype outweighs their ability/talent/achievement in the professional ring.

Notable exclusions:

Shane Mosley

Deontay Wilder

Dereck Chisora

Sam Soliman

George Groves

Ishe Smith

Odlanier Solis

Danny Green

Tony Bellew

Tyson Fury

David Haye

Kell Brook

In order to extrapolate more from these rankings I’ve assigned a simple points system to isolate the top nations & divisions within the sport on a, pardon the pun, weighted basis – 100 points for Ranking #1; all the way down to 1 point for Ranking #100. This is done to attempt to calibrate the relative strength of the weight divisions within boxing.

As of 13 October 2013

Rank Fighter Record Nation Division Change
1 Floyd Mayweather Jr 45(26)-0-0 USA Jr. Middleweight 0
2 Andre Ward 26(14)-0-0 USA Super middleweight 0
3 Guillermo Rigondeaux 12(8)-0-0 Cuba Jr. Featherweight 1
4 Danny Garcia 27(16)-0-0 USA Jr. Welterweight 1
5 Timothy Bradley 31(12)-0-0 USA Welterweight 20
6 Saul Alvarez 42(30)-1-1 Mexico Jr. Middleweight 0
7 Gennady Golovkin 27(24)-0-0 Kazakhstan Middleweight 0
8 Juan Manuel Marquez 55(40)-7-1 Mexico Welterweight -5
9 Carl Froch 31(22)-2-0 England Super middleweight -1
10 Mikey Garcia 32(27)-0-0 USA Jr. Lightweight -1
11 Sergio Martinez 51(28)-2(1)-2 Argentina Middleweight -1
12 Adrien Broner 27(22)-0-0 USA Welterweight -1
13 Bernard Hopkins 53(32)-6-2 USA Light Heavyweight -1
14 Manny Pacquiao 54(38)-5(3)-2 Philippines Welterweight -1
15 Lucas Martin Matthysse 34(32)-3-0 Argentina Jr. Welterweight -1
16 Nonito Donaire 31(20)-2-0 Philippines Jr. Featherweight 2
17 Adonis Stevenson 21(18)-1(1)-0 Canada Light Heavyweight 3
18 Sergey Kovalev 22(20)-0-1 Russia Light Heavyweight -3
19 Robert Guerrero 31(18)-2-1 USA Welterweight -3
20 Austin Trout 26(14)-1-0 USA Jr. Middleweight -4
21 Wladimir Klitschko 61(51)-3(3)-0 Ukraine Heavyweight -2
22 Erislandy Lara 18(12)-1-2 Cuba Jr. Middleweight -1
23 Peter Quillin 29(21)-0-0 USA middleweight -1
24 Mike Alvarado 34(23)-1(1)-0 USA Jr. Welterweight -1
25 Ruslan Provodnikov 22(15)-2-0 Russia Welterweight -1
26 Yuriorkis Gamboa 23(16)-0-0 Cuba Lightweight 0
27 Devon Alexander 25(14)-1-0 USA Welterweight 0
28 Vitali Klitschko 45(41)-2 Ukraine Heavyweight 0
29 Vanes Martirosyan 33(21)-0-1 Armenia Jr. Middleweight 0
30 Miguel Vazquez 33(13)-3-0 Mexico Lightweight 0
31 Miguel Cotto 37(30)-4(2)-0 Puerto Rico Jr. Middleweight 8
32 Paul Malignaggi 32(7)-5(2)-0 USA Welterweight 0
33 Lucian Bute 31(24)-1(1)-0 Romania Light Heavyweight 0
34 Leo Santa Cruz 25(15)-0-1 Mexico Jr. Featherweight 0
35 Brandon Rios 31(23)-1-1 USA Jr. Welterweight 0
36 Darren Barker 26(16)-1(1)-0 England middleweight 0
37 Chris John 48(22)-0-3 Indonesia Featherweight 0
38 Tomasz Adamek 49(29)-2(1)-0 Poland Heavyweight 0
39 Marcos Rene Maidana 34(31)-3-0 Argentina Welterweight 1
40 Martin Murray 25(11)-1-1 England middleweight 1
41 Raymundo Beltran 28(17)-6(2)-1 Mexico Lightweight 1
42 Luis Carlos Abregu 35(28)-1-0 Argentina Welterweight 1
43 Mikkel Kessler 46(35)-3-0 Denmark Super Middleweight 1
44 Jhonny Gonzalez 55(47)-8(3)-0 Mexico Featherweight 1
45 Abner Mares 26(14)-1(1)-1 Mexico Featherweight 1
46 James Kirkland 31 (27)-1 USA Jr. Middleweight 1
47 Zab Judah 42(29)-8(3)-0 USA Jr. Welterweight 1
48 Anselmo Moreno 34 (12)-2-1 Panama Bantamweight 1
49 Shinsuke Yamanaka 19(14)-0-2 Japan Bantamweight 1
50 Takashi Uchiyama 20(17)-0-1 Japan Jr. Lightweight 1
51 Amir Khan 28(19)-3(2)-0 England Jr. Welterweight 1
52 Humberto Soto 57 (34)-8-2 Mexico Jr. Welterweight 1
53 Carlos Molina 22(6)-5-2 Mexico Jr. Middleweight 1
54 Edwin Rodriguez 24(16)-0-0 Dominican Republic Super Middleweight 1
55 Antonio DeMarco 29 (22)-3-1 Mexico Lightweight 1
56 Marco Huck 36(25)-2(1)-1 Germany Cruiserweight 1
57 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr 46(32)-1-1-1 Mexico Middleweight -26
58 Ricky Burns 36(11)-2-1 Scotland Lightweight 0
59 Daniel Geale 29(15)-2-0 Australia middleweight 0
60 Keith Thurman 21(19)-0-0 USA Jr. Middleweight 0
61 Jean Pascal 27(16)-2-1 Canada Light Heavyweight 0
62 Kubrat Pulev 18(9)-0-0 Bulgaria Heavyweight 0
63 Robert Stieglitz 45(26)-3(2)-0 Germany Super Middleweight 0
64 Krzysztof Wlodarczyk 48(34)-2-1 Poland Cruiserweight 0
65 Roman Gonzalez 35(29)-0 Nicaragua Junior Flyweight 0
66 Chad Dawson 31(17)-3(2)-0 USA Light Heavyweight 0
67 Richar Abril 18(8)-3-1 Cuba Lightweight 0
68 Felix Sturm 38(17)-3(1)-2 Germany middleweight 0
69 Nathan Cleverly 26(12)-1(1)-0 Wales Light Heavyweight 0
70 Alfredo Angulo 22(18)-3 Mexico Jr. Middleweight 0
71 Orlando Salido 40(28)-12(5)-2 Mexico Featherweight 9
72 Fernando Montiel 48(37)-4-2 Mexico Jr. Featherweight 0
73 Lamont Peterson 31(16)-2(1)-1 USA Jr. Welterweight 0
74 Juan Francisco Estrada 25(18)-2-0 Mexico Flyweight 0
75 Jessie Vargas 22(9)-0-0 USA Welterweight 1
76 Randall Bailey 43(37)-8(3)-0 USA Welterweight 1
77 Tony Thompson 38(26)-4(2)-0 USA Heavyweight 1
78 Omar Andres Narvaez 40(21)-1-2 Argentina Jr. Bantamweight 1
79 Victor Ortiz 29(22)-4-2 USA Welterweight -8
80 Jesus Soto Karass 28(18)-8(2)-3 Mexico Welterweight 1
81 Guillermo Jones 39(31)-3(1)-2 Panama Cruiserweight 1
82 Dmitry Pirog 20(15)-0-0 Russia Middleweight 1
83 Zaurbek Baysangurov 28(20)-1(1)-0 Russia Jr. Middleweight 1
84 Viktor Postol 23(10)-0-0 Ukraine Jr. Welterweight 1
85 Edgar Sosa 49(29)-7 Mexico Flyweight 1
86 Kazuto Ioka 13(9)-0 Japan Junior Flyweight 1
87 Leonard Bundu 29(10)-0-2 Italy Welterweight 1
88 Khabib Allakhverdiev 19(9)-0-0 Russia Jr. Welterweight 1
89 Yoan Pablo Hernández 26(13)-1 Cuba Cruiserweight 1
90 Tavoris Cloud 24(19)-2-0 USA Light Heavyweight -15
91 Alexander Povetkin 26(18)-1 Russia Heavyweight 0
92 Daniel Ponce De Leon 44(35)-5 Mexico Featherweight 0
93 Robert Helenius 19(11)-0-0 Finland Heavyweight 0
94 Andre Berto 28(22)-3 USA Welterweight 0
95 Brian Viloria 32(19)-4-0-2 USA Flyweight 0
96 Juan Manuel López 33(30)-3 Puerto Rico Featherweight 0
97 Andrzej Fonfara 23(13)-2 Poland Light Heavyweight 0
98 Gary Russell, Jr. 23(13)-0 USA Featherweight 0
99 Román Martínez 27(16)-1-2 Puerto Rico Jr. Lightweight 0
100 Shawn Porter 22(14)-0-1 USA Welterweight          0
Division Fighters in Top 100 Points per Division Percentage weighted representation in the Top 100
Heavyweight 7 298 5.9%
Cruiserweight 4 111 2.2%
Light Heavyweight 9 461 9.1%
Super middleweight 5 333 6.6%
Middleweight 9 552 10.9%
Jr. Middleweight 11 683 13.5%
Welterweight 17 896 17.7%
Jr. Welterweight 10 533 10.6%
Lightweight 6 327 6.5%
Jr. Lightweight 3 144 2.9%
Featherweight 7 213 4.2%
Jr. Featherweight 4 276 5.5%
Bantamweight 2 103 2.0%
Jr. Bantamweight 1 22 0.4%
Flyweight 3 48 1.0%
Junior Flyweight 2 50 1.0%
Strawweight 0 0 0.0%
Nation Representatives in Hamilton’s Hundred
USA 28
Mexico 18
Russia 6
Cuba 5
Argentina 5
England 4
Ukraine 3
Poland 3
Japan 3
Germany 3
Puerto Rico 3
Philippines 2
Canada 2
Panama 2
Kazakhstan 1
Denmark 1
Armenia 1
Romania 1
Indonesia 1
Dominican Republic 1
Scotland 1
Australia 1
Bulgaria 1
Nicaragua 1
Wales 1
Italy 1
Finland 1

Matt Hamilton, in London, for ESNewsReporting.com!