1. Roman Gonzalez
Gonzalez just proved how exceptional he is at three different weights and is likely to make it a fourth soon. To get to 45-0 is superb and for me, he’s been hanging on to Floyd Mayweather’s coat tails for a while, but now he takes over. He’s just a brilliant fighter who can do the lot and of course, can knock out people out, at any time. My number one, without doubt. There are a couple fighters coming on the horizon that can test him, they next year or two will tell us just how good he is.
2. Sergey Kovalev
He’s frightening, he’s scary and he looks formidable. He’s beaten up everyone put in front of him and his fight with Ward is a mouthwatering fight we all want to see. A clash of style, skill, ferocity and anger the Light heavyweight division has not seen in years. Kovalev did not look great in his last fight, but it can be expected that he will be at his absolute best against Ward. An impressive win against Ward jumps him to number one on this list.
3. Gennady Golovkin
Kell Brook is a step in the right direction but Golovkin has just obliterated all before him in spectacular fashion. He looks the part and takes fighters’ breath away – literally – and his power and his aggressive, physical approach still shocks us. He takes no prisoners in the slightest. Brook is the top welterweight in the world and possess a bigger challenge to Golovkin than anybody he has faced before.
4. Andre Ward
The top man at super-middleweight who ruled with a vengeance is now going to take on Sergey Kovalev at light-heavyweight, so he clearly doesn’t have any fear.
5. Terence Crawford
He is moving up the ranks and weights and picking up world titles as he does, great victory over Viktor Postol. Great hand speed, power, let’s face it he has it all.
6. Vasyl Lomachenko
A pure, class fighter and he doesn’t want to pad out his record, he wants big fights. If you’ve studied the technical side you’ll know he has the skill set that is just fabulous to watch.
7. Tyson Fury
He beat Klitschko, he beat him well and no one for the last 11 years had even come close. Tyson is still unbeaten, he is the heavyweight king and pulling off that win means not many can go ahead of him. Know if we could finally see the rematch!
8. Guillermo Rigondeaux
He’s a Cuban legend, a terrific fighter who can punch like a mule kick and box too. He is a fearsome, fighter and we need to see him in more fights that are a challenge, but I think his reputation and the fact that he can break jaws with that right hand, doesn’t help him find bigger fights. He very well could be much better than number 8, but he needs bigger fights to prove it.
9. Kell Brook
Brook is the best welterweight in the world and will next challenge Triple G for the middleweight championship. That sentence on its own puts him on this list.
10. Saul Alvarez
An exciting all-action fighter, who will be off this list soon if his competition doesn’t improve. Last fight Khan, next fight Liam Smith? Give me a break! I’m sore this is more on Golden Boy protecting its asset, but Alvarez needs to step up and demand better fights.