Who are the best male boxers in 2022?
- Boxing is undoubtedly one of the most difficult sports in the world. Boxers spend a lot of time training to improve their fighting skills.
- Several boxers are in history because of their determination and athletic ability.
- According to The Insider, Oleksandr Usyk is the best boxer in the world right now. Oleksandr is a champion in two weight classes.
There are several male boxers who are doing well in 2022. It is not easy to be a star in boxing since it is one of the toughest sports in the world. Boxing requires someone willing to make sacrifices and take risks.
Boxers spend most of their time in the gym training as they prepare for matches. A boxer must be fit and fearless in the ring.
The best boxers know how to throw hard punches and defend themselves. These boxers have won titles due to their skills and determination.
This article will look at the top ten boxers in the world right now. The Insider ranks the boxers depending on their talent level, wins and achievements.
10. Devin Haney
Devin Haney ranks tenth among the best boxers in the world right now. The 23-year-old American international is the current undisputed lightweight champion.
Devin Haney has held the WBC title since 2019. Since June 2022, Haney has been holding the WBO, IBF, Ring and WBA (Super) titles. He has a pro boxing record of 28 wins and zero losses. 15 out of the 28 wins have been knockouts.
Transnational Boxing Rankings Board ranks Haney as the best active lightweight.
9. Josh Taylor
Josh Taylor is the current unified lightweight world champion. He has held the WBO title since 2021.
The 31-year-old Scottish boxer has 19 wins and zero losses. 13 of his wins are knockouts. Josh has recorded top-tier wins over Jose Ramirez and Regis Prograis, among other top boxers.
8. Arthur Beterbiev
Arthur Beterbiev is a Russian-Canadian boxer. The 31-year-old has a pro-boxing record of 18 wins and zero losses. All of his wins have been knockouts.
Arthur is the unified lightweight champion, having held the IBF title since 2017 and the WBC since 2019. He won the WBO title in June 2022.
7. Dmitry Bivol
Dmitry Bivol has held the WBA light heavyweight title since 2017. The Russian international has a pro boxing record of 20 wins and zero losses.
Some of the boxers Dmitry has defeated in the ring are Joe Smith Jr. and Jean Pascal. BoxRec ranks Dmitry Bivol as the third best active boxer in the world.
6. Jermell Charlo
Jermell Charlo is the current undisputed light middleweight champion in the world. The 32-year-old has held the WBC title since 2019, WBA (Super) and IBF since 2020. He has also held the WBO title since May 2022.
Jermell has a pro boxing record of 35 wins against one loss. Nineteen out of his 35 wins were knockouts. Some of the opponents he has defeated include Tony Harrison and Brian Castano.
5. Saul Cancelo Alvarez
Saul Alvarez has won multiple world championships in four weight classes. The 31-year-old Mexican is the first and only boxer to become the undisputed champion at super middleweight.
Saul has held the WBA (Super), WBC and Ring magazine titles since 2020. He has also held the IBF and WBO titles since 2021.
4. Naoya Inoue
Naoya Inoue has a record of 23 wins, of which 20 are knockouts. The Japanese international is a three-weight boxing champion. He is the current bantamweight champion.
The Ring ranks Naoya Inoue as the world’s best active boxer, pound for pound.
3. Terence Crawford
Terence Crawford is a boxing champion in three divisions with brilliant wins over stars like Kell Brook and Amir Khan.
Terrence has a pro boxing record of 38 wins and zero losses. Twenty-nine of his wins have been knockouts.
2. Errol Spence Jr
Errol Spence Jr is the current unified welterweight champion. He has held the IBF title since 2017, the WBC since 2019 and the WBA since April 2022.
Errol Spence, nicknamed The Truth, has plenty of wins in the welterweight division. ESPN ranks Errol Spence as the world’s best active boxer, pound for pound.
1. Oleksandr Usyk
Oleksandr Usyk has a record of 19 wins and zero losses. 13 out of his 19 wins are knockout. The Ukrainian boxer is a world champion in two weight classes.
Oleksandr is close to clearing the heavyweight division as he did at the cruiserweight division. He is the fourth male boxer in history to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO titles.
The Insider ranks Oleksandr Usyk as the best male boxer in 2022.