Top 10 Stars In Boxing Today

By Tyler Ruby

Top 10 Stars In Boxing Today

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Boxing has a solid mix of both young and old stars. They drive the sport, and they bring in the massive pay-per-view numbers. So who are these boxers that bring in a tremendous viewing audience? Read on to find out.

10. Bernard Hopkins

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10. Bernard Hopkins

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This guy is 49 years old. What he is accomplishing truly defies logic. He not only is gaining fans of a younger generation as he continues to excel, but he also has the older crowd who watched him in his prime in the late 1990s, early 2000s. He is extremely easy to pull for, and I don't see any reason why he can't continue to fight and win.

9. Wladimir Klitschko

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9. Wladimir Klitschko

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Klitschko and his brother Vitali have dominated the heavyweight division for years. Wladimir is truly great, and he easily dispatches any opponent that stands in his way. While the division is at its weakest point in a long time, what Klitschko is doing is still mighty impressive.

8. Roman Gonzalez

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8. Roman Gonzalez

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Get to know Roman Gonzalez. The 27-year-old Nicaraguan is 39-0 with 33 knockouts, and he is dominated the light flyweight division.

7. Danny Garcia

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7. Danny Garcia

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Garcia is another undefeated boxer in the light welterweight division, and he made waves earlier this year by challenging Manny Pacquiao. He holds three belts in the division, and he is an entertaining fighter as he is constantly moving forward and attacking. The 26-year-old is one of the rising stars of the sport.

6. Canelo Alvarez

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6. Canelo Alvarez

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Alvarez may be the next great Mexican fighter because he certainly possesses the power and skill. His lone loss came at the hands of Floyd Mayweather, which is nothing to be ashamed about. Not only does he have a number of American fans, but he is absolutely loved by Mexico. His international appeal will help his rise to stardom.

5. Andre Ward

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5. Andre Ward

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Ward is ranked second on the pound-for-pound list, but the only reason he isn't higher on this one, is that he isn't that exciting of a fighter. The super lightwight division isn't that strong, but I can't hold that against Ward. He won the 2004 gold medal in the Athens Olympics, and he owns two belts right now. He's just that dominant.

4. Gennady Golovkin

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4. Gennady Golovkin

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Golovkin is only going to get bigger. His fights are always entertaining and attractive, and the chances are high that there is going to be a knockout of some sort, and fans love that. Pound-for-pound, I'm not sure if another boxer has his kind of power. He can set the standard in the middleweight division for years to come.

3. Timothy Bradley

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3. Timothy Bradley

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Bradley owns a victory over Manny Pacquiao, albeit controversial, but he has the win nevertheless. He isn't afraid to slug it out, and I think a lot people gained respect for him after seeing his fights against Ruslan Provodnikov and Juan Manuel Marquez. Regardless of his latest loss to Pacquiao, people will still pay to see Bradley fight.

2. Manny Pacquiao

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2. Manny Pacquiao

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People love Pacquiao. He's a soft-spoken assassin in the ring. He may be doing other things right now, but he will always sell out arenas, and he will always sell a high number of pay-per-views. His speed and power is attractive to people and leads to entertaining fights.

1. Floyd Mayweather

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1. Floyd Mayweather

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Mayweather is the clear-cut star in the boxing world. He's the pound-for-pound king, and he earns millions of dollars every fight because he is such a polarizing figure. He is one of the greatest fighters ever, and casual boxing fans will always pay to see him fight whether they want him to win or not. Boxing wouldn't be the same without Mayweather.

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