Andre Ward Tops BWAA's Inaugural Top-10 Pound-For-Pound List

August 17, 2017


The Boxing Writers Association of America will be listing on a bi-monthly basis its top-10 pound-for-pound fighters in the world.


Our first listing is a compilation of pound-for-pound listings from respected news outlets and was broken down based on a descending points system, with a first-place vote receiving 10 points, a second-place vote receiving nine points and so on. Ties went to the fighter with the highest submitted ranking, then the one with the most votes at that ranking.


All BWAA members, full and auxiliary, can send their top-10 pound-for-pound votes in by the first Monday of each even month to The next deadline will be Monday, October 2, 2017, with the results posted the first week of that month.


Andre Ward tops our inaugural listing, followed by Gennady Golovkin, Vasyl Lomachenko, Terence Crawford, Canelo Alvarez, Roman Gonzalez, Sergey Kovalev, Guillermo Rigondeaux. Keith Thurman and Errol Spence Jr.


BWAA Pound-for-Pound Top 10

1. Andre Ward

Light Heavyweight

32-0-0 (16 KOs)


2. Gennady Golovkin


37-0-0 (33 KOs)


3. Vasyl Lomachenko

Jr. Lightweight

8-1-0 (6 KOs)


4. Terence Crawford

Jr. Welterweight

31-0-0 (22 KOs)


5. Canelo Alvarez


49-1-1 (34 KOs)


6. Roman Gonzalez

Jr. Bantamweight

46-1 (38 KOs)


7. Sergey Kovalev

Light Heavyweight

30-2-1 (26 KOs)


8. Guillermo Rigondeaux

Jr. Featherweight

17-0-0 (11 KOs)


9. Keith Thurman


28-0 (22 KOs)


10. Errol Spence Jr.


22-0 (19 KOs)


Also under consideration: Anthony Joshua, Manny Pacquiao, Shinsuke Yamanaka, Mikey Garcia, Jeff Horn.

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