Best Amateur Boxers In The World

1 – Julio Cesar de la Cruz – Light Heavyweight 81KG

Cuban Light Heavyweight 81KG, Julio Cesar de la Cruz is our current World Number One Pound For Pound Amateur Boxer.

La Cruz (born 11 August 1989) is the current reigning Light Heavyweight Olympic and World Champion.

He had a loss in the finals of the 2018 Chemistry Cup, in Germany when he got stopped by the USA, Light Heavyweight Khalil Coe in round one.

Apart from the loss at the Chemistry Cup. La Cruz wins when it’s most important, and it’s his overall success that puts him in the number one position.

Winning Gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil and winning four consecutive World titles from 2011, 2013, 2015 and the 2017 World Championships in Germany beating Irelands, Joe Ward 5-0 a repeat of the 2015 World Championships final where he also beat Ward.

La Cruz has had other major successes and is the reigning 2017 Panamerican Champion and recently won the 2018 Cuban National Championships.


2 – Sofiane Oumiha – Light Welterweight 64KG

French boxer now competing at Light Welterweight 64KG, Sofiane Oumiha is our World Number Two Pound For Pound Amateur Boxer.

Oumiha (born 23 December 1994) is the current Lightweight Olympic Silver Medalist and World Champion.

He lost to now professional Boxer Robson Conceicao in the Lightweight 2016 Olympic Games final in Brazil.

But went on to win Gold at the 2017 World Championships, in Germany, beating Cuban Lazaro Alvarez 5-0 in the finals of the Lightweight division.

Oumiha saw further success winning Gold at the 2018 European Union Championships, in Spain at Lightweight.

Oumiha stepped up to Light Welterweight in the 2019 GeeBee Tournament, in Finland losing to Great Britains Pat Mccormack in the final. But then when onto win Gold again at the 2019 Cologne Boxing World Cup, in Germany at Light Welterweight maintaining his position at the top of the World Rankings and one of the best boxers in the World.


3 – Olexandr Khizhnyak – Middleweight 75KG

Ukraine boxer Middleweight 75KG Olexandr Khizhnyak is number three in our World Pound For Pound Amateur Boxer rankings.

Khizhnyak (born 3 August 1995) is the current reigning Middleweight European Champion and World Champion.

He won Gold in the Middleweight division at the 2017 European Championships, in Ukraine beating Azerbaijan Kamran Shakhsuvarly 5-0 in the finals.

Khizhnyak saw further success in 2017 and went on to win Gold at the 2017 World Championships, in Germany, beating Kazakhstan Abilkhan Amankul 5-0 in the finals.

Khizhnyak won Gold at the Ukrainian National Championships in 2018 and Gold at the 2019 Strandja Memorial in Bulgaria beating Turkey’s Serhat Guler keeping him at the top of the World middleweight Rankings.


4 – Khasanbay Dusmatov – Light Flyweight 49KG

Uzbekistan Light Flyweight 49KG Khasanbay Dusmatov is number four in our World Pound For Pound Amateur Boxer rankings.

Dusmatov (born 24 June 1993) is the current Light Flyweight Olympic Champion and World Championships Silver Medalist.

He won Gold in the Light Flyweight 2016 Olympic Games final in Brazil beating Columbian Yubergen Martinez 3-0. Dusmatov is only one of two Amateur Boxers in the Pound For Pound List that is a reigning Olympic Champion.

Dusmatov won silver at the 2017 World Championships, in Germany losing to Cubas Joahnys Argilago 3-2 in the finals of the Light Flyweight division.

His most recent medal success was winning Siver at the 2018 Asian Games, in Indonesia losing to India’s Amit Panghal 3-2 who has moved up to the Flyweight Division.


5 – Erislandy Savon – Heavyweight 91KG

Cuban boxer Heavyweight 91KG Erislandy Savon is number five in our World Pound For Pound Amateur Boxer rankings.

Savon (born July 21, 1990) is the nephew of the legendary and all-time great Felix Savon. Erislandy Savon is the current Heavyweight World Champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist.

He won Bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil losing to Silver Medalist Vasiliy Levit 3-0 in the Semifinals.

Savon then met 2016 Olympic Champion Evgeniy Tishchenko in the 2017 World Championships finals in Germany beating Tishchenko 3-2 and winning the World title.

In 2018 Savon won Gold at the Chemistry Cup in Germany beating Irelands Kiril Afanasev 4-1 in the finals, Savon had other major successes and is the reigning 2017 Panamerican Champion and recently won the 2018 Cuban National Championships.


6 – Joe Ward – Light Heavyweight 81KG

Irish boxer Light Heavyweight 81KG Joe Ward is number six in our World Pound For Pound Amateur Boxer rankings.

Ward (born 30 October 1993) is the current reigning Light Heavyweight European Champion and World Championships Silver Medalist.

He won Gold at the 2017 European Championships for the third time with previous European Titles in 2011 and 2015. Ward won Gold at the 2017 European Championships in Ukraine by beating Russian Muslim Gadzhimagomedov 5-0 in the finals.

Ward lost to the best boxer in the World, Cubas Julio Cesar de la Cruz at the 2017 World Championships finals in Germany losing 5-0 for the second time in a World Championships final against La Cruz.

He met La Cruz again at the 2018 Chemistry Cup, in Germany where again La Cruz was the better of Ward beating him 3-2 in the Semifinals. La Cruz lost to USA boxer, Light Heavyweight Khalil Coe in the Finals.

Wards most recent medal success was when he met German Light Heavyweight Abu Abdulrahman in the 2019 Cologne Boxing World Cup, Semifinals in Germany losing to Abdulrahman who went on to win the tournament, Ward receiving the Bronze medal at the newly named tournament previously known as the Chemistry Cup.


7 – Peter McGrail – Bantamweight 56KG

Great Britain boxer Bantamweight 56KG Peter McGrail is our World Number seven Pound For Pound Amateur Boxer.

McGrail (born 31 May 1996) is the current reigning Bantamweight European Champion and World Championships Bronze Medalist.

He won Gold at the 2017 European Championships in Ukraine beating Ukrainian Mykola Butsenko 3-2 in the final.

McGrail lost his semifinal bout to Kazakhstan’s Kairat Eraliyev 5-0 at the 2017 World Championships in Germany. Eraliyev went on to win the World Title.

McGrail had further success in 2018 with a Gold Medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, in Australia beating Irelands Kurt Walker 4-1 in the final. Walker had his revenge beating McGrail 3-2 later in 2018 in the finals of the 2018 European Union Championships, in Spain.


8 – Andy Cruz – Light Welterweight 64KG

Cuban boxer Light Welterweight 64KG Andy Cruz is number eight in our World Pound For Pound Amateur Boxer rankings.

Cruz (born 12 August 1995) is the current reigning Light Welterweight World Champion.

He won Gold at the 2017 Panamerican Championships in Honduras beating Dominican Republics Elvis Rodriguez 5-0 in the finals. Cruz then went on to win the Light Welterweight World title the same year at the 2017 World Championships finals in Germany beating Uzbekistan’s Ikboljon Kholdarov 5-0.

Further success in 2018 with a Gold Medal at the 2018 Chemistry Cup, in Germany and recently winning the 2018 Cuban National Championships.


9 – Yosvany Veitia – Flyweight 52KG

Cuban boxer Flyweight 52KG Yosvany Veitia is number nine in our World Pound For Pound Amateur Boxer rankings.

Veitia (born 12 March 1992) is the current reigning Flyweight World Champion.

He won Gold at the 2017 Panamerican Championships in Honduras beating Colombian Ceiber Avila 5-0 in the finals.

Veitia then went on to convincingly win the Flyweight World title at the 2017 World Championships finals in Germany beating Uzbekistan’s Jasurbek Latipov 5-0.

His most recent Title the 2018 Cuban National Championships Flyweight title.


10 – Jasurbek Latipov – Flyweight 52KG

Uzbekistan boxer Flyweight 52KG Jasurbek Latipov is our World Number ten Pound For Pound Amateur Boxer.

Latipov (born 15 September 1991) is the current Flyweight World Championships Silver Medalist and Asian Games Gold Medalist.

After beating Koreas Kim In-Kyu 5-0 in the semi-finals of the 2017 World Championships in Germany he met World Number one Cuban boxer Yosvany Veitia in the finals losing 5-0 and receiving a silver medal. This was Latipov’s second World championships Silver medal, the other coming from the 2013 Championships in Kazakhstan when he lost to Russian Misha Aloyan

Latipov most recent Title was Gold at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, beating Philippines Rogen Ladon 3-1 in the finals.

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