Updated February 28, 2013
One of the easiest ways to get into a debate on boxing is to try and rank the sport’s top practitioners on a pound-for-pound basis. Everyone’s got an opinion and there’s no way to definitely determine who’s right and who’s wrong. Sure Wladimir Klitschko would defeat Manny Pacquiao if they fought each other -- Klitschko outweighs Pac Man by 100 pounds! But if - and this is the big if – Klitschko and Pacquiao were in the same weight class and were to match their skills against one another in the ring, which fighter would emerge victorious?
Every boxing enthusiast has seen pound-for-pound rankings in various magazines, on the Net and perhaps even on TV. Most of these lists include only ten fighters. Occasionally, you’ll see a pound-for-pound top twenty. So why stop at twenty? In order to provide even more fodder for conversation and debate, here is a pound-for-pound ranking of the top fifty fighters in the world today.
Beginning March 1, 2013, this page will no longer be updated.
For an up-to-date Pound-for-Pound Top Fifty, please visit ACEonSports.com