Top 5 Professional Boxers of the 2000’s

Ranking professional boxers has been going on since the beginning of the sport. It is one of the sports were championship titles do not always tell the true story of a fighters greatness.

Looking at the 2000 – 2010 boxing decade two fighters make the list automatically at number one and number two. Of course, those fighters being being Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Who is number one and who is number two could be an entirely separate debate all together. Depending on the criteria and who you speak to, determines who is placed ahead of the other. There is no dispute however, that these two fighters hold the number one and two spots.

Criteria for this list will be the fighter’s professional record, number of title fights, KO ratio and quality of opponents during the time 2000 – 2010.

1. Mayweather Jr (28-0), 23 title fights.
2. Pacquiao (25-2-1), 26 title fights.
3. Cotto (35-2), 21 title fights.
4. Calzaghe (28-0), 17 title fights.
5. Hopkins (15-3-1),14 title fights.

Mayweather vs Pacquiao
The two best boxers of the 2000s, Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, meet in the ring on May 2nd, 2015 at the MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA.