The Ring 100 : Ranking the World's Best Fighters

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As selected by The Ring magazine in each year. KO Magazine ranked the top 100 from 1996 to 2000 before The Ring took over.

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November 2001 Issue
November 2002 Issue
November 2003 Issue
  1. Shane Mosley
  2. Felix Trinidad
  3. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  4. Roy Jones Jr.
  5. Marco Antonio Barrera
  6. Oscar De La Hoya
  7. Bernard Hopkins
  8. Naseem Hamed
  9. Ricardo Lopez
  10. Erik Morales
  11. Fernando Vargas
  12. Tim Austin
  13. Kostya Tszyu
  14. Zab Judah
  15. Paulie Ayala
  16. Veeraphol Sahaprom
  17. Johnny Tapia
  18. Dariusz Michalczewski
  19. Jose Luis Castillo
  20. Hasim Rahman
  21. Lennox Lewis
  22. Ronald (Winky) Wright
  23. Stevie Johnston
  24. Mark Johnson
  25. Joel Casamayor
  26. Acelino Freitas
  27. Guty Espadas
  28. Manny Pacquiao
  29. Yo-Sam Choi
  30. Rosendo Alvarez
  31. Chana Porpaoin
  32. Joe Calzaghe
  33. Eric Morel
  34. Pichit C. Siriwat
  35. Clarence (Bones) Adams
  36. Andrew Lewis
  37. Vernon Forrest
  38. William Joppy
  39. Adan Vargas
  40. Sven Ottke
  41. Juan Carlos Gomez
  42. Sharmba Mitchell
  43. Harry Simon
  44. Paul Spadafora
  45. Vassiliy Jirov
  46. Masamori Tokuyama
  47. Beibis Mendoza
  48. Angel Manfredy
  49. Hawk Makepula
  50. Irene Pacheco
  51. Eric Harding
  52. Virgil Hill
  53. Zolani Petelo
  54. Mike Tyson
  55. Jesus Chavez
  56. Wladimir Klitschko
  57. Pongsaklek Wonjongkam
  58. Ener Julio
  59. Randall Bailey
  60. Reggie Johnson
  61. Antonio Diaz
  62. Derrick Gainer
  63. Gerry Penalosa
  64. Juan Manuel Marquez
  65. John Ruiz
  66. Samson Toyota-Thailand
  67. Fernando Montiel
  68. Keith Holmes
  69. Javier Castillejo
  70. David Tua
  71. Antwun Echols
  72. Armand Krajnc
  73. Kirk Johnson
  74. Evander Holyfield
  75. Bruno Girard
  76. Byron Mitchell
  77. Jose Antonio Aguirre
  78. Roberto Carlos Leyva
  79. Artur Grigorian
  80. Lehlohonolo Ledwaba
  81. Felix Machado
  82. Mickey Ward
  83. Frank Toledo
  84. Mbulelo Botile
  85. Steve Forbes
  86. David Reid
  87. Julien Lorcy
  88. Celes Kobayashi
  89. Julio Diaz
  90. Daniel Seda
  91. Charles Brewer
  92. Colin Dunne
  93. Jorge Lacierva
  94. Lance Whitaker
  95. Bronco McKart
  96. DeMarcus Corley
  97. Johnny Nelson
  98. Thomas Damgaard
  99. Jesse James Leija
  100. Chris Byrd
  1. Bernard Hopkins
  2. Roy Jones Jr.
  3. Marco Antonio Barrera
  4. Vernon Forrest
  5. Felix Trinidad
  6. Shane Mosley
  7. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  8. Kostya Tszyu
  9. Oscar De La Hoya
  10. Lennox Lewis
  11. Ricardo Lopez
  12. Jose Luis Castillo
  13. Erik Morales
  14. Fernando Vargas
  15. Paulie Ayala
  16. Tim Austin
  17. Veeraphol Sahaprom
  18. Stevie Johnston
  19. Ronald (Winky) Wright
  20. Rosendo Alvarez
  21. Acelino Freitas
  22. Joel Casamayor
  23. Naseem Hamed
  24. Dariusz Michalczewski
  25. Eric Harding
  26. Yo-Sam Choi
  27. Joe Calzaghe
  28. Masamori Tokuyama
  29. Juan Manuel Marquez
  30. Ricardo Mayorga
  31. Harry Simon
  32. Sven Ottke
  33. Johnny Bredahl
  34. Manny Pacquiao
  35. Sharmba Mitchell
  36. Zab Judah
  37. Clarence (Bones) Adams
  38. Pongsaklek Wonjongkam
  39. Eric Morel
  40. Antonio Margarito
  41. Alexander Munoz
  42. Vassiliy Jirov
  43. Manuel Medina
  44. Johnny Tapia
  45. DeMarcus Corley
  46. Rafael Marquez
  47. Paul Spadafora
  48. William Joppy
  49. Leonard Dorin
  50. Diosbelys Hurtado
  51. Beibis Mendoza
  52. Wladimir Klitschko
  53. Chris Byrd
  54. Oscar Larios
  55. Jesus Chavez
  56. Evander Holyfield
  57. Antonio Tarver
  58. Hawk Makepula
  59. Irene Pacheco
  60. Micky Ward
  61. Jesse James Leija
  62. Arturo Gatti
  63. Gerry Penalosa
  64. Antwun Echols
  65. Howard Eastman
  66. Angel Manfredy
  67. Javier Castillejo
  68. Fernando Montiel
  69. Juan Lazcano
  70. Kirk Johnson
  71. Derrick Gainer
  72. Martin Castillo
  73. Felix Machado
  74. Byron Mitchell
  75. Steve Forbes
  76. Oktay Urkal
  77. Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai
  78. Phillip N'dou
  79. Jose Antonio Aguirre
  80. Armand Krajnc
  81. Ben Tackie
  82. Johnny Nelson
  83. David Tua
  84. Bronco McKart
  85. Artur Grigorian
  86. Roberto Carlos Leyva
  87. Reggie Johnson
  88. Chana Porpaoin
  89. John Ruiz
  90. Bruno Girard
  91. Thomas Damgaard
  92. Raul Horacio Balbi
  93. Jean-Marc Mormeck
  94. Randall Bailey
  95. Lehlohonolo Ledwaba
  96. Andrew Lewis
  97. Eric Lucas
  98. Jameel McCline
  99. Hasim Rahman
  100. Omar Gabriel Weis
  1. Roy Jones Jr.
  2. Bernard Hopkins
  3. Marco Antonio Barrera
  4. Oscar De La Hoya
  5. Kostya Tszyu
  6. Erik Morales
  7. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  8. Ricardo Mayorga
  9. Vernon Forrest
  10. Shane Mosley
  11. Lennox Lewis
  12. Acelino Freitas
  13. Juan Manuel Marquez
  14. Rafael Marquez
  15. Veeraphol Sahaprom
  16. Sharmba Mitchell
  17. Jose Luis Castillo
  18. Fernando Vargas
  19. Chris Byrd
  20. Ronald (Winky) Wright
  21. James Toney
  22. Joel Casamayor
  23. Rosendo Alvarez
  24. Joe Calzaghe
  25. Sven Ottke
  26. Paulie Ayala
  27. Antonio Tarver
  28. Dariusz Michalczewski
  29. Masamori Tokuyama
  30. Eric Morel
  31. Tim Austin
  32. Manny Pacquiao
  33. Arturo Gatti
  34. Pongsaklek Wonjongkam
  35. Stevie Johnston
  36. Zab Judah
  37. DeMarcus Corley
  38. Oscar Larios
  39. Alexander Munoz
  40. Fernando Montiel
  41. Antonio Margarito
  42. Leonard Dorin
  43. Paul Spadafora
  44. Vivian Harris
  45. Jorge Arce
  46. Beibis Mendoza
  47. Corrie Sanders
  48. Vassiliy Jirov
  49. Vitali Klitschko
  50. Johnny Bredahl
  51. Diego Corrales
  52. William Joppy
  53. Jesus Chavez
  54. Jose Antonio Aguirre
  55. Antwun Echols
  56. Irene Pacheco
  57. Howard Eastman
  58. Javier Castillejo
  59. Derrick Gainer
  60. Scott Harrison
  61. Miguel Angel Cotto
  62. Evander Holyfield
  63. Juan Lazcano
  64. Cory Spinks
  65. Angel Manfredy
  66. David Tua
  67. Hasim Rahman
  68. Noel Arambulet
  69. Jean-Marc Mormeck
  70. Phillip N'dou
  71. Luis Alberto Perez
  72. Martin Castillo
  73. Oktay Urkal
  74. Steve Forbes
  75. Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai
  76. Felix Machado
  77. Sirimongkol Singmanassak
  78. Wayne Braithwaite
  79. Ricky Hatton
  80. Daniel Santos
  81. Edgar Cardenas
  82. Markus Beyer
  83. Eric Lucas
  84. Jermain Taylor
  85. Kassim Ouma
  86. Diosbelys Hurtado
  87. Chana Porpaoin
  88. Artur Grigorian
  89. Thomas Damgaard
  90. Salim Medjkoune
  91. Glen Johnson
  92. Eric Harding
  93. Mike Tyson
  94. Omar Gabriel Weis
  95. Mehdi Sahnoune
  96. Wladimir Klitschko
  97. Carlos Alberto Hernandez
  98. Robert Allen
  99. Jesse James Leija
  100. Byron Mitchell
December 2004 Issue
December 2005 Issue
January 2007 Issue
  1. Bernard Hopkins
  2. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  3. Antonio Tarver
  4. Roy Jones Jr.
  5. Ronald (Winky) Wright
  6. Erik Morales
  7. Manny Pacquiao
  8. Juan Manuel Marquez
  9. Oscar De La Hoya
  10. Kostya Tszyu
  11. James Toney
  12. Jose Luis Castillo
  13. Rafael Marquez
  14. Veeraphol Sahaprom
  15. Marco Antonio Barrera
  16. Diego Corrales
  17. Cory Spinks
  18. Sharmba Mitchell
  19. Ricardo Mayorga
  20. Vernon Forrest
  21. Shane Mosley
  22. Arturo Gatti
  23. Joel Casamayor
  24. Rosendo Alvarez
  25. Acelino Freitas
  26. Vitali Klitschko
  27. Joe Calzaghe
  28. Pongsaklek Wonjongkam
  29. Lorenzo Parra
  30. Kassim Ouma
  31. Verno Phillips
  32. Oscar Larios
  33. Katsushige Kawashima
  34. Chris Byrd
  35. Mark Johnson
  36. Zab Judah
  37. Antonio Margarito
  38. Jorge Arce
  39. Jesus Chavez
  40. Vivian Harris
  41. Alexander Munoz
  42. Miguel Angel Cotto
  43. Zsolt Erdei
  44. Luis Alberto Perez
  45. Juan Lazcano
  46. Fernando Vargas
  47. Paul Spadafora
  48. Victor Burgos
  49. Beibis Mendoza
  50. Ricky Hatton
  51. Glen Johnson
  52. Johnny Bredahl
  53. Eric Morel
  54. Howard Eastman
  55. Masamori Tokuyama
  56. Irene Pacheco
  57. Yutaka Niida
  58. John Ruiz
  59. Eagle Kyowa
  60. Scott Harrison
  61. In-Jin Chi
  62. Felix Sturm
  63. Fernando Montiel
  64. Javier Castillejo
  65. Julio Cesar Gonzalez
  66. Stevie Johnston
  67. Julio Diaz
  68. Dariusz Michalczewski
  69. Daniel Reyes
  70. Wayne Braithwaite
  71. Jean-Marc Mormeck
  72. Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai
  73. DeMarcus Corley
  74. Oktay Urkal
  75. Israel Vazquez
  76. Jermain Taylor
  77. Martin Castillo
  78. Jose Antonio Aguirre
  79. Manny Siaca
  80. Anthony Mundine
  81. Nelson Dieppa
  82. Ivan Calderon
  83. Mahyar Monshipour
  84. Joan Guzman
  85. Juan Diaz
  86. Antwun Echols
  87. Danny Green
  88. Leonard Dorin
  89. Hasim Rahman
  90. Carlos Alberto Hernandez
  91. Daniel Santos
  92. Lovemore N'dou
  93. Ratanachai Sor Vorapin
  94. Jorge Rodrigo Barrios
  95. Jesse James Leija
  96. Kermit Cintron
  97. Junior Witter
  98. Thomas Damgaard
  99. Javier Jauregui
  100. Noel Arambulet
  1. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  2. Ronald (Winky) Wright
  3. Marco Antonio Barrera
  4. Erik Morales
  5. Manny Pacquiao
  6. Juan Manuel Marquez
  7. Ricky Hatton
  8. Diego Corrales
  9. Jermain Taylor
  10. Bernard Hopkins
  11. Antonio Tarver
  12. Zab Judah
  13. Jose Luis Castillo
  14. Rafael Marquez
  15. Glen Johnson
  16. Kostya Tszyu
  17. Shane Mosley
  18. Oscar De La Hoya
  19. Oscar Larios
  20. Joel Casamayor
  21. Antonio Margarito
  22. Pongsaklek Wonjongkam
  23. Miguel Angel Cotto
  24. Martin Castillo
  25. Cory Spinks
  26. Rosendo Alvarez
  27. Vitali Klitschko
  28. Lorenzo Parra
  29. Joe Calzaghe
  30. Chris Byrd
  31. James Toney
  32. Jesus Chavez
  33. Jorge Arce
  34. Roman Karmazin
  35. Kassim Ouma
  36. Jean-Marc Mormeck
  37. Ricardo Mayorga
  38. In-Jin Chi
  39. Mikkel Kessler
  40. Ike Quartey
  41. Vernon Forrest
  42. Acelino Freitas
  43. Hozumi Hasegawa
  44. Veeraphol Sahaprom
  45. Mahyar Monshipour
  46. Verno Phillips
  47. Sharmba Mitchell
  48. Luis Alberto Perez
  49. Masamori Tokuyama
  50. Junior Witter
  51. Daniel Santos
  52. Jeff Lacy
  53. Carlos Alberto Hernandez
  54. Fernando Montiel
  55. Juan Lazcano
  56. Katsushige Kawashima
  57. Fernando Vargas
  58. Vic Darchinyan
  59. Felix Sturm
  60. Zsolt Erdei
  61. Roy Jones Jr.
  62. Yutaka Niida
  63. Juan Diaz
  64. Rocky Juarez
  65. Scott Harrison
  66. Israel Vazquez
  67. Alexander Munoz
  68. Carlos Maussa
  69. Roberto Vasquez
  70. Arturo Gatti
  71. Julio Diaz
  72. Jose Navarro
  73. Wayne Braithwaite
  74. Almazbek Raiymkulov
  75. Joan Guzman
  76. John Ruiz
  77. Vivian Harris
  78. DeMarcus Corley
  79. Vicente Mosquera
  80. Julio Cesar Gonzalez
  81. Hasim Rahman
  82. Fabrice Tiozzo
  83. Travis Simms
  84. Ivan Calderon
  85. Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai
  86. Jorge Rodrigo Barrios
  87. Javier Castillejo
  88. Markus Beyer
  89. Will Grigsby
  90. Clinton Woods
  91. Victor Burgos
  92. Rodney Jones
  93. Kingsley Ikeke
  94. Ratanachai Sor Vorapin
  95. Silence Mabuza
  96. Lovemore N'dou
  97. Irene Pacheco
  98. Victor Polo
  99. Monte Barrett
  100. Lamon Brewster
  1. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  2. Ronald (Winky) Wright
  3. Manny Pacquiao
  4. Jermain Taylor
  5. Bernard Hopkins
  6. Marco Antonio Barrera
  7. Rafael Marquez
  8. Ricky Hatton
  9. Jose Luis Castillo
  10. Joe Calzaghe
  11. Shane Mosley
  12. Antonio Margarito
  13. Diego Corrales
  14. Pongsaklek Wonjongkam
  15. Oscar De La Hoya
  16. Erik Morales
  17. Chris John
  18. Juan Manuel Marquez
  19. Israel Vazquez
  20. Joel Casamayor
  21. Lorenzo Parra
  22. Miguel Angel Cotto
  23. Jorge Arce
  24. Kassim Ouma
  25. Carlos Manuel Baldomir
  26. Antonio Tarver
  27. Zab Judah
  28. Mikkel Kessler
  29. Cory Spinks
  30. Roman Karmazin
  31. Masamori Tokuyama
  32. Humberto Soto
  33. Juan Diaz
  34. Rocky Juarez
  35. Jesus Chavez
  36. Oscar Larios
  37. Nobuo Nashiro
  38. Martin Castillo
  39. Hozumi Hasegawa
  40. O'Neil Bell
  41. Vernon Forrest
  42. Ike Quartey
  43. Ivan Calderon
  44. Vic Darchinyan
  45. Roberto Vasquez
  46. Julio Diaz
  47. Acelino Freitas
  48. Verno Phillips
  49. Zsolt Erdei
  50. Clinton Woods
  51. Glen Johnson
  52. Joan Guzman
  53. Somsak Sithchatchawal
  54. Luis Collazo
  55. Zahir Raheem
  56. Junior Witter
  57. Edwin Valero
  58. Yutaka Niida
  59. Jhonny Gonzalez
  60. Juan Lazcano
  61. Sergei Dzindziruk
  62. Jorge Rodrigo Barrios
  63. Roy Jones Jr.
  64. Carlos Alberto Hernandez
  65. Arthur Abraham
  66. Luis Alberto Perez
  67. Daniel Santos
  68. Fernando Montiel
  69. Alexander Munoz
  70. Tomasz Adamek
  71. Vivian Harris
  72. Wladimir Klitschko
  73. Rodolfo Lopez
  74. Javier Castillejo
  75. Takashi Koshimoto
  76. In-Jin Chi
  77. Scott Harrison
  78. Celestino Caballero
  79. Guillermo Jones
  80. Steve Cunningham
  81. Jose Antonio Rivera
  82. Oleg Maskaev
  83. Jeff Lacy
  84. Jean-Marc Mormeck
  85. Samuel Peter
  86. James Toney
  87. Felix Sturm
  88. Markus Beyer
  89. Veeraphol Sahaprom
  90. Anthony Mundine
  91. Sam Soliman
  92. Kermit Cintron
  93. Omar Andres Narvaez
  94. Jose Navarro
  95. Isaac Hlatshwayo
  96. Silence Mabuza
  97. Serguei Lyakhovich
  98. Ricardo Mayorga
  99. Paul Williams
  100. DeMarcus Corley
January 2008 Issue
January 2009 Issue
  1. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  2. Manny Pacquiao
  3. Juan Manuel Marquez
  4. Bernard Hopkins
  5. Israel Vazquez
  6. Ronald (Winky) Wright
  7. Rafael Marquez
  8. Joe Calzaghe
  9. Ricky Hatton
  10. Miguel Angel Cotto
  11. Marco Antonio Barrera
  12. Jermain Taylor
  13. Shane Mosley
  14. Mikkel Kessler
  15. Oscar De La Hoya
  16. Chris John
  17. Joel Casamayor
  18. Paul Williams
  19. Antonio Margarito
  20. Ivan Calderon
  21. Juan Diaz
  22. Vernon Forrest
  23. Kelly Pavlik
  24. Arthur Abraham
  25. Cory Spinks
  26. Humberto Soto
  27. Joan Guzman
  28. Martin Castillo
  29. Hozumi Hasegawa
  30. Alexander Munoz
  31. Cristian Mijares
  32. Nonito Donaire
  33. Daisuke Naito
  34. Pongsaklek Wonjongkam
  35. Julio Diaz
  36. Zab Judah
  37. Junior Witter
  38. Roman Karmazin
  39. Takefumi Sakata
  40. Chad Dawson
  41. Hugo Fidel Cazares
  42. Nobuo Nashiro
  43. Zsolt Erdei
  44. Antonio Tarver
  45. Clinton Woods
  46. Glen Johnson
  47. Ulises Solis
  48. Jean-Marc Mormeck
  49. O'Neil Bell
  50. Edwin Valero
  51. Jorge Arce
  52. Kassim Ouma
  53. Celestino Caballero
  54. Luis Alberto Perez
  55. Wladimir Klitschko
  56. Yutaka Niida
  57. Omar Andres Narvaez
  58. Roberto Vasquez
  59. Lorenzo Parra
  60. Vic Darchinyan
  61. Sergei Dzindziruk
  62. Kermit Cintron
  63. Fernando Montiel
  64. Roy Jones Jr.
  65. Daniel Ponce de Leon
  66. Jorge Rodrigo Barrios
  67. Steve Cunningham
  68. Gerry Penalosa
  69. Samuel Peter
  70. Felix Sturm
  71. Anthony Mundine
  72. Paul Malignaggi
  73. David Diaz
  74. Joshua Clottey
  75. Jorge Linares
  76. Vivian Harris
  77. Luis Collazo
  78. Nate Campbell
  79. Steve Molitor
  80. Veeraphol Sahaprom
  81. Joachim Alcine
  82. Travis Simms
  83. Tomasz Adamek
  84. Jeff Lacy
  85. Robert Guerrero
  86. Lucian Bute
  87. Giovanni Segura
  88. Oleg Maskaev
  89. Ruslan Chagaev
  90. Wladimir Sidorenko
  91. Ricardo Cordoba
  92. Edison Miranda
  93. Eagle Kyowa
  94. Verno Phillips
  95. Omar Nino Romero
  96. Edgar Sosa
  97. Jose Luis Castillo
  98. Silence Mabuza
  99. Michael Katsidis
  100. David Haye
  1. Manny Pacquiao
  2. Juan Manuel Marquez
  3. Joe Calzaghe
  4. Bernard Hopkins
  5. Israel Vazquez
  6. Antonio Margarito
  7. Cristian Mijares
  8. Rafael Marquez
  9. Miguel Angel Cotto
  10. Ivan Calderon
  11. Kelly Pavlik
  12. Paul Williams
  13. Ricky Hatton
  14. Shane Mosley
  15. Oscar De La Hoya
  16. Fernando Montiel
  17. Nate Campbell
  18. Arthur Abraham
  19. Chris John
  20. Mikkel Kessler
  21. Nonito Donaire
  22. Juan Diaz
  23. Hozumi Hasegawa
  24. Celestino Caballero
  25. Chad Dawson
  26. Jorge Linares
  27. Vernon Forrest
  28. Jermain Taylor
  29. Joan Guzman
  30. Humberto Soto
  31. Daisuke Naito
  32. Alexander Munoz
  33. Joshua Clottey
  34. Juan Manuel Lopez
  35. David Haye
  36. Roman Gonzalez
  37. Glen Johnson
  38. Hugo Fidel Cazares
  39. Joel Casamayor
  40. Ulises Solis
  41. Verno Phillips
  42. Cory Spinks
  43. Pongsaklek Wonjongkam
  44. Takefumi Sakata
  45. Zsolt Erdei
  46. Wladimir Klitschko
  47. Vitali Klitschko
  48. Edwin Valero
  49. Robert Guerrero
  50. Steve Molitor
  51. Antonio Tarver
  52. Nobuo Nashiro
  53. Vic Darchinyan
  54. Anselmo Moreno
  55. Carlos Quintana
  56. Zab Judah
  57. Omar Andres Narvaez
  58. Steve Cunningham
  59. Roy Jones Jr.
  60. Anthony Mundine
  61. Lucian Bute
  62. Paul Malignaggi
  63. Timothy Bradley
  64. Roberto Vasquez
  65. Julio Diaz
  66. Junior Witter
  67. Sergei Dzindziruk
  68. Gerry Penalosa
  69. Daniel Santos
  70. Tomasz Adamek
  71. Felix Sturm
  72. Luis Collazo
  73. Sebastian Sylvester
  74. Sergio Mora
  75. Sergio Gabriel Martinez
  76. Rocky Juarez
  77. Steven Luevano
  78. Andre Berto
  79. Cesar Canchila
  80. Raul Garcia
  81. David Diaz
  82. Jorge Arce
  83. Lorenzo Parra
  84. Jean-Marc Mormeck
  85. Andriy Kotelnik
  86. Ruslan Chagaev
  87. Wladimir Sidorenko
  88. Herman Ngoudjo
  89. Edgar Sosa
  90. Silence Mabuza
  91. Adrian Diaconu
  92. Joseph Agbeko
  93. Antonio Pitalua
  94. Librado Andrade
  95. Jorge Solis
  96. Denkaosan Kaovichit
  97. Kendall Holt
  98. Nicolay Valuev
  99. Ricardo Torres
  100. Jeff Lacy