The Ring Magazine's Annual Ratings: 1997

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As selected by The Ring magazine in the May 1998 issue.

Pound For Pound
Heavyweights
Cruiserweight
  1. Oscar De La Hoya
  2. Roy Jones Jr.
  3. Felix Trinidad
  4. Pernell Whitaker
  5. Evander Holyfield
  6. Terry Norris
  7. Junior Jones
  8. Ricardo Lopez
  9. Ike Quartey
  10. Mark Johnson
Title Vacant
  1. Evander Holyfield
  2. Lennox Lewis
  3. Michael Moorer
  4. Ray Mercer
  5. Tim Witherspoon
  6. George Foreman
  7. Shannon Briggs
  8. Ike Ibeabuchi
  9. David Tua
  10. David Izon
Title Vacant
  1. Fabrice Tiozzo
  2. Marcelo Fabian Dominguez
  3. Imamu Mayfield
  4. Nate Miller
  5. Carl Thompson
  6. Robert Daniels
  7. Juan Carlos Gomez
  8. Torsten May
  9. Adolpho Washington
  10. Terry Dunstan
Light Heavyweights
Super Middleweights
Middleweights
Title Vacant
  1. Roy Jones Jr.
  2. Dariusz Michalczewski
  3. Virgil Hill
  4. Montell Griffin
  5. William Guthrie
  6. Lou Del Valle
  7. Graciano Rocchigiani
  8. Frank Tate
  9. Michael Nunn
  10. Drake Thadzi
Title Vacant
  1. Frankie Liles
  2. Robin Reid
  3. Charles Brewer
  4. Joe Calzaghe
  5. Herol Graham
  6. Vincenzo Nardiello
  7. Thulani Malinga
  8. Thomas Tate
  9. Chris Eubank
  10. Joseph Kiwanuka
Title Vacant
  1. Bernard Hopkins
  2. Keith Holmes
  3. Julio Cesar Green
  4. William Joppy
  5. Lonnie Bradley
  6. Otis Grant
  7. Robert McCracken
  8. Brian Barbosa
  9. Hacine Cherifi
  10. Dana Rosenblatt
Junior Middleweights
Welterweights
Junior Welterweights
Title Vacant
  1. Laurent Boudouani
  2. Yory Boy Campas
  3. Keith Mullings
  4. Terry Norris
  5. Julio Cesar Vasquez
  6. Ronald (Winky) Wright
  7. Raul Marquez
  8. Bronco McKart
  9. Hector Camacho
  10. Emmett Linton
Title Vacant
  1. Oscar De La Hoya
  2. Pernell Whitaker
  3. Felix Trinidad
  4. Ike Quartey
  5. Jose Luis Lopez
  6. Oba Carr
  7. Patrick Charpentier
  8. Vernon Forrest
  9. Wilfredo Rivera
  10. Andrey Pestryaev
Title Vacant
  1. Vince Phillips
  2. Khalid Rahilou
  3. Julio Cesar Chavez
  4. Miguel Angel Gonzalez
  5. Kostya Tszyu
  6. Rafael Ruelas
  7. Hector Lopez
  8. John John Molina
  9. Reggie Green
  10. Alfonso Sanchez
Lightweights
Junior Lightweights
Featherweights
Title Vacant
  1. Orzubek Nazarov
  2. Shane Mosley
  3. Stevie Johnston
  4. Philip Holiday
  5. George Scott
  6. Azumah Nelson
  7. Israel Cardona
  8. Jean-Baptiste Mendy
  9. Artur Grigorian
  10. Cesar Bazan
Title Vacant
  1. Genaro Hernandez
  2. Arturo Gatti
  3. Yong Soo Choi
  4. Roberto Garcia
  5. Angel Manfredy
  6. Julien Lorcy
  7. Tracy Harris Patterson
  8. Jesus Chavez
  9. Tom Johnson
  10. Gabriel Ruelas
Title Vacant
  1. Naseem Hamed
  2. Luisito Espinosa
  3. Wilfredo Vazquez
  4. Hector Lizarraga
  5. Kevin Kelley
  6. Juan Manuel Marquez
  7. Angel Vazquez
  8. Derrick Gainer
  9. Orlando Canizales
  10. Ever Beleno
Junior Featherweights
Bantamweights
Junior Bantamweights
Title Vacant
  1. Vuyani Bungu
  2. Erik Morales
  3. Kennedy McKinney
  4. Antonio Cermeno
  5. Junior Jones
  6. Marco Antonio Barrera
  7. Daniel Zaragoza
  8. Wayne McCullough
  9. Freddie Norwood
  10. Enrique Sanchez
Title Vacant
  1. Tim Austin
  2. Nana Konadu
  3. Joichiro Tatsuyoshi
  4. Sirimongkol Singmanasuk
  5. Jorge Eliecer Julio
  6. Mbulelo Botile
  7. Paulie Ayala
  8. Veeraphol Sahaprom
  9. Daorung C. Siriwat
  10. Adan Vargas
Title Vacant
  1. Johnny Tapia
  2. Gerry Penalosa
  3. Satoshi Iida
  4. Yokthai Sithoar
  5. Hyung Chul Lee
  6. Harold Grey
  7. Luis Bolano
  8. Ratanachai Dutchboy Gym
  9. Julio Gamboa
  10. Joel Luna Zarate
Flyweights
Junior Flyweights
Title Vacant
  1. Mark Johnson
  2. Chatchai Elite-Gym
  3. Jose Bonilla
  4. Yuri Arbachakov
  5. Carlos Salazar
  6. Arthur Johnson
  7. Saen Sor Ploenchit
  8. Alejandro Felix Montiel
  9. David Guerault
  10. Chokvivat Chokchai
Title Vacant
  1. Saman Sorjaturong
  2. Phichitnoi C. Siriwat
  3. Mauricio Pastrana
  4. Jacob Matlala
  5. Melchor Cob Castro
  6. Joma Gamboa
  7. Michael Carbajal
  8. Yeosam Choi
  9. Jesus Chong
  10. Hadao CP Gym

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