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Ukrainian Usyk tops prestigious ranking of world's best boxers

Ukrainian Usyk tops prestigious ranking of world's best boxers Photo: Oleksandr Usyk with undisputed champion belt (
Author: Daryna Vialko

The absolute heavyweight champion of the world, Oleksandr Usyk, is at the top of the P4P classification after defeating British boxer Tyson Fury, according to The Ring.

A Ukrainian boxer topped the ranking of the best pound-for-pound fighters. In the previous version of the ranking, he was in the third position.

Usyk moved up two spots to the top with his title as the undisputed heavyweight champion. He surpassed Japan's Naoya Inoue and American boxer Terence Crawford. Inoue recently became the undisputed champion in the super bantamweight division, while Crawford collected the WBC, WBO, and WBA titles in the junior welterweight division.

Usyk has been on the list of the strongest boxers for 310 weeks. Among the top 10, those who have been in the P4P ranking longer are Inoue (352 weeks), Crawford (472 weeks), and Errol Spence (349 weeks). Additionally, Usyk is the only heavyweight in the top 10.

The Ring's P4P Ranking:

  1. Oleksandr Usyk
  2. Naoya Inoue
  3. Terence Crawford
  4. Saul Alvarez
  5. Artur Beterbiev
  6. Dmitry Bivol
  7. Errol Spence
  8. Gervonta Davis
  9. Jesse Rodriguez
  10. Junto Nakatani

By the way, earlier we recalled Usyk's most important victories at the professional level.