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The 50 Greatest Boxers Of The 21st Century Have Been Named

The 50 Greatest Boxers Of The 21st Century Have Been Named

Filipino sensation Manny Pacquiao has been voted the best boxer of the 21st century ahead of fierce rival Floyd Mayweather.

The 41-year-old veteran fighter is the only boxer in history to have been a champion in four different decades.

And Pacquiao came out on top of the pile in Ranker's list for the best boxers to step into the squared circle this century.

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Mayweather, who is often considered one of the best boxers in history, finished behind the Filipino superstar in second place.

Boxing legends Wladimir Klitschko, Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis all secured their places inside the top 10.

And current heavyweight stars Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder ranked 22nd, 25th and 27th respectively.

Posted below are the top 50 boxers of this century.

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50. Brian Viloria

49. David Lemieux

48. Arthur Abraham

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47. Kubrat Pulev

46. Naseem Hamed

45. Denis Lebedev

44. Jermain Taylor

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43. Tomasz Adamek

42. Marcos Maidana

41. Billy Joe Saunders

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40. Kelly Pavlik

39. Guillermo Rigondeaux

38. Mikkel Kessler

37. Alexander Povetkin

36. Oleksandr Usyk

35. Danny Garcia

34. Sergio Martinez

33. Timothy Bradley

32. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

31. Ricky Hatton

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30. Carl Froch

29. Nonito Donaire

28. Amir Khan

27. Roman Gonzalez

26. Deontay Wilder

25. Terence Crawford

24. Tyson Fury

23. Shane Mosley

22. Julio Cesar Chavez

21. Anthony Joshua

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20. Erik Morales

19. Marco Antonio Barrera

18. Juan Manuel Marquez

17. Vitali Klitschko

16. Sergey Kovalev

15. Andre Ward

14. Felix Trinidad

13. Vasyl Lomachenko

12. Canelo Alvarez

11. Miguel Cotto

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10. Joe Calzaghe

9. Bernard Hopkins

8. Oscar de la Hoya

7. Lennox Lewis

6. Mike Tyson

5. Wladimir Klitschko

4. Roy Jones Jr

3. Gennady Golovkin

2. Floyd Mayweather Jr

1. Manny Pacquiao

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You can find the complete list of rankings (featuring 73 fighters) at Ranker.

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Topics: Mike Tyson, oscar de la hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Boxing News, Boxing, Lennox Lewis, Gennady Golovkin, Wladimir Klitschko, Floyd Mayweather

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]