Benchmarking is something we all do and we do it with everything, who earns more money, who’s wife/girlfriend/husband/boyfriend is hotter, who has more “friends” on facebook, etc. etc. The act of benchmarking isn’t unique, but HOW you benchmark most likely is. How you rank things speaks to what’s important to you and what your values are, Which is why this P4P list is different from other lists:
- Only fighters who are the number 1 in their division are eligible.
- We value resume and body of work over marketability.
- Fighters who seek the biggest and best challenges will always be viewed in a better light than those who who don’t.
That being said, see below for our top 10 P4P fighters of today.
The No.1 Lightweight fighter in the world. Seeks the biggest and best fighters and consistently gets his hand raised. Which is why he’s a 3 weight champion. A tough tough man who always comes to fight.
The No.1 Featherweight in the world. Yes at the time of writing he has just lost to Leo Santa Cruz but he will bounce back and win the trilogy fight. A top boxer who will leave no doubt very soon.
The No.1 Junior Middleweight in the world. This is the most controversial pick on the list based on our own criteria. Undoubtedly the top fighter at 154lbs but we believe he shouldn’t be fighting at that level. If GGG didn’t exist then he would be at 160lbs, and is fighting Julio Cesar Chaves Jr at 165lbs. As I write this I have half a mind to take him off the list…
Gennady “GGG” Golovkin
The No.1 middleweight in the world. His knockout streak says he should be higher on the list but his resume says otherwise…mainly because no other elite fighters will step up to the challenge hhhmmm…Canelo. Fighting Daniel Jacobs in April and will no doubt clean out the division from that point onwards.
The No.1 welterweight in the world. On this list purely because of the eye test and for his performance against GGG. NO other welterweight in the world could’ve stepped into the ring with GGG and performed like he did. If he can still make the 147lbs limit then he will clean out the division (if the other guys will fight him) Errol Spence beware…Kell Brook is the real deal.
Possibly the most avoided man in boxing and the number 1 Super Bantamweight in the world. Too fast, too powerful, and too accurate. Struggles to get decent opponents because his ability means that his fights are sometimes one sided and boring. Yeah he is THAT GOOD.
Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez
No.1 flyweight in the world. The consensus No.1 P4P fighter in the world but only no.4 on our list. Dominant and holds titles at 2 weights yet still seeking the biggest and best challenges. A true champion.
Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko
The absolute best at 130lbs. For pure talent he probably is the best fighter in the world, but his resume doesn’t match his talent…yet. Has a warrior mentality and will fight anyone, anywhere, anytime. Every other Super featherweight should be very afraid…
Terence “Bud” Crawford
The King of 14olbs. A classy southpaw with a mean streak to match the skills. Champion at 2 weights (and counting) and a rising star in 2017. If he carries on at this rate he will be No.1 before too long.
Andre “SOG” Ward
The best fighter in the world. Period. Hasn’t lost to ANYBODY since he was a pre-teen. Proved himself to be the king in two weight divisions and his resume is a who’s who of the top fighters in our generation. Still humble, still hungry despite all of the success. A Classy individual and true champion.