This is the first time I’ve created a P4P list but after this i’ll update it every month or so. In the future I may make an extended P4P list up to 20 but for now its just going to be limited to the standard 10 fighters.
1.) Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (53-1-2) : Canelo is rightly at the top of most of peoples P4P list because of a combination of factors. For me he’s technically very good and is strong in every attribute you need as a boxer. I think he has the second best resume of any active boxer with the other one being Pacquiao. His recent achievements have really boosted him up the P4P rankings with his 2019 being arguably the best year of his career. He currently has legal troubles which may keep him out the ring which is a shame as I think hes currently the best boxer in the world.
2.) Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1) : I’ve got Loma second due to his superb skills but not quite having the resume of Canelo. If he wins his up coming fight versus Teofimo Lopez he may have to move to the number one spot however.
3.) Naoya Inoue (19-0) : I’ve got Inoue in third because of his underrated resume and also the manner of how hes beaten his opponents. He’s destroyed world champions in two rounds and the only fight hes struggled in was with future Hall of Famer Nonito Donaire.
4.) Terence Crawford (36-0) : I think at the start of 2019 I would have had Crawford higher but for me he just hasn’t been facing a good level of competition since moving up to Welterweight. His resume is a bit underrated but I wouldn’t say its that strong compared to others. The reason I still have him so high is because hes clearly one of the best boxers on the planet and also the manner of how hes beaten his competition.
5.) Juan Francisco Estrada (40-3) : Estrada is criminally underrated and really should be talked about more. Of his three losses hes avenged two with one of them being over Sor Rungvisai who may end up going into the hall of fame himself. He has a really good resume and has been a world champion in multiple weight classes. He also has a really good fight coming up versus Carlos Cuadras.
6.) Oleksandr Usyk (17-0) : Usyk’s Cruiserweight run is without exaggerating one of the best runs of all time in that division. He is also without doubt a top 3 Cruiserweight of all time. He’s extremely skilled and has a great resume. I’d rank him higher but hes been inactive recently with injuries so I need too see how he looks in his next fight. He’s also moved to heavyweight and i’m not sure how well that will work out for him.
7.) Errol Spence Jr (26-0) : Errol Spence Jr is an excellent fighter who has been making a good run at Welterweight recently. He’s now a unified champion and is looking to take another good fight versus Danny Garcia who has been a staple in American boxing for a while now. He can box on the outside and also fight well on the inside which makes him a very versatile fighter. He was in a bad car crash last year and no one yet knows how that will effect him in his fights going forward.
8.) Jermell Charlo (34-1) : Jermell Charlo has been making a great run at 154 and has real depth to his resume in that division. His current style is to be a puncher but in the past he has shown he can be a good boxer and move a lot. He has real world class power and if he carries on could easily become one of the best 154 pounders ever.
9.) Kosei Tanaka (15-0) : Kosei Tanaka is a three weight world champion with a good resume. He has great skills and gets into wars in a lot of his fights. This might mean he won’t have huge longevity in the sport but it’ll be fun while it lasts. He has an upcoming fight with Kazuto Ioka and if he wins that he becomes a four weight world champion. If he does win I will be putting him much higher on this list.
10.) Josh Taylor (17-0) Taylor has gone on a great run at 140 pounds and is only one fight away from becoming undisputed. He has great boxing skills and is currently one of the best inside fighters in the sport. He has a good resume and beyond his fight with Regis Prograis has always been a clear winner.
Those 10 are my current P4P list though by the end of the year I expect it will look very different.