The KO 100 : Ranking the World's Best Fighters

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As selected by KO Magazine from 1996 to 2000. The Ring magazine took over the rankings in 2001 and continue to the present day.

November 1996 Issue
October 1997 Issue
November 1998 Issue
  1. Oscar De La Hoya
  2. Roy Jones Jr.
  3. Felix Trinidad
  4. Pernell Whitaker
  5. Marco Antonio Barrera
  6. Ricardo Lopez
  7. Yuri Arbachakov
  8. Azumah Nelson
  9. Orzubek Nazarov
  10. Mike Tyson
  11. Terry Norris
  12. Ike Quartey
  13. Naseem Hamed
  14. Kostya Tszyu
  15. Mark Johnson
  16. Tom Johnson
  17. Frankie Randall
  18. Arturo Gatti
  19. Lennox Lewis
  20. Bernard Hopkins
  21. Wayne McCullough
  22. Henry Maske
  23. Danny Romero
  24. Saen Sor Ploenchit
  25. James Toney
  26. Genaro Hernandez
  27. Saman Sorjaturong
  28. Humberto Gonzalez
  29. Mbulelo Botile
  30. Julio Cesar Vasquez
  31. Riddick Bowe
  32. Julio Cesar Chavez
  33. Michael Carbajal
  34. Steve Collins
  35. Wilfredo Vazquez
  36. Stevie Johnston
  37. Hiroshi Kawashima
  38. Virgil Hill
  39. Vuyani Bungu
  40. Miguel Angel Gonzalez
  41. Johnny Tapia
  42. Tracy Harris Patterson
  43. Frankie Liles
  44. William Joppy
  45. Tim Witherspoon
  46. Keith Holmes
  47. Daniel Zaragoza
  48. Kennedy McKinney
  49. Andrew Golota
  50. Philip Holiday
  51. Fabrice Tiozzo
  52. Yory Boy Campas
  53. Michael Moorer
  54. Nigel Benn
  55. Luisito Espinosa
  56. Harold Grey
  57. Marcelo Dominguez
  58. Ronald (Winky) Wright
  59. Dariusz Michalczewski
  60. Gabriel Ruelas
  61. Jorge Fernando Castro
  62. Alimi Goitia
  63. Evander Holyfield
  64. Erik Morales
  65. Mike McCallum
  66. Shane Mosley
  67. Ratanapol Sor Vorapin
  68. Juan Coggi
  69. Montell Griffin
  70. Kevin Kelley
  71. Nate Miller
  72. John David Jackson
  73. Bronco McKart
  74. Lonnie Bradley
  75. Carl Daniels
  76. Quincy Taylor
  77. Adolpho Washington
  78. Dana Rosenblatt
  79. Nene Sanchez
  80. Junior Jones
  81. Reggie Tuur
  82. Antonio Cermeno
  83. Vinny Pazienza
  84. Yong Soo Choi
  85. Oliver McCall
  86. Rafael Ruelas
  87. Nana Konadu
  88. Bruce Seldon
  89. Rosendo Alvarez
  90. William Guthrie
  91. Charles Murray
  92. Vincenzo Nardiello
  93. Jose Luis Lopez
  94. Roberto Garcia
  95. Leavander Johnson
  96. George Scott
  97. Keiji Yamaguchi
  98. Bolillo Gonzalez
  99. Jean-Baptiste Mendy
  100. Welcome Ncita
  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
  11. Naseem Hamed
  12. Danny Romero
  13. Virgil Hill
  14. Orzubek Nazarov
  15. Daniel Zaragoza
  16. Bernard Hopkins
  17. Genaro Hernandez
  18. Arturo Gatti
  19. Vince Phillips
  20. Saman Sorjaturong
  21. Yuri Arbachakov
  22. Johnny Tapia
  23. Montell Griffin
  24. Marco Antonio Barrera
  25. Wilfredo Vazquez
  26. Mbulelo Botile
  27. Philip Holiday
  28. Vuyani Bungu
  29. Steve Collins
  30. Kostya Tszyu
  31. Stevie Johnston
  32. Mike Tyson
  33. Ratanapol Sor Vorapin
  34. Azumah Nelson
  35. Henry Maske
  36. Frankie Liles
  37. Robin Reid
  38. Mauricio Pastrana
  39. Michael Carbajal
  40. Kevin Kelley
  41. Wayne McCullough
  42. Laurent Boudouani
  43. Luisito Espinosa
  44. Antonio Cermeno
  45. Sirimongkol Singmanasuk
  46. Erik Morales
  47. Shane Mosley
  48. Daorung C. Siriwat
  49. Miguel Angel Gonzalez
  50. Hector Camacho
  51. Vinny Pazienza
  52. Rosendo Alvarez
  53. Yokthai Sithoar
  54. William Joppy
  55. Keith Holmes
  56. Tom Johnson
  57. Julio Cesar Chavez
  58. Gerry Penalosa
  59. Khalid Rahilou
  60. Ronald (Winky) Wright
  61. Phichitnoi C. Siriwat
  62. Yong Soo Choi
  63. Angel Manfredy
  64. Jose Luis Lopez
  65. Lennox Lewis
  66. Jose Bonilla
  67. Michael Moorer
  68. Andrew Golota
  69. Henry Akinwande
  70. Ray Mercer
  71. Kennedy McKinney
  72. Tim Witherspoon
  73. David Tua
  74. Bronco McKart
  75. Nate Miller
  76. Arthur Johnson
  77. Tracy Harris Patterson
  78. Adolpho Washington
  79. Fabrice Tiozzo
  80. William Guthrie
  81. Jorge Eliecer Julio
  82. Paulie Ayala
  83. Lonnie Bradley
  84. Jorge Fernando Castro
  85. Joseph Kiwanuka
  86. George Scott
  87. Roberto Garcia
  88. Marcelo Dominguez
  89. Carlos Salazar
  90. George Foreman
  91. Ever Beleno
  92. Angel Vazquez
  93. Nene Sanchez
  94. Graciano Rocchigiani
  95. Gabriel Ruelas
  96. Dariusz Michalczewski
  97. Chatchai Elite-Gym
  98. Oba Carr
  99. Ray Oliveira
  100. Raul Marquez
  1. Oscar De La Hoya
  2. Roy Jones Jr.
  3. Evander Holyfield
  4. Felix Trinidad
  5. Mark Johnson
  6. Pernell Whitaker
  7. Naseem Hamed
  8. Johnny Tapia
  9. Ricardo Lopez
  10. Bernard Hopkins
  11. Genaro Hernandez
  12. Ike Quartey
  13. Saman Sorjaturong
  14. Vince Phillips
  15. Shane Mosley
  16. Angel Manfredy
  17. Rosendo Alvarez
  18. Tim Austin
  19. Dariusz Michalczewski
  20. Jose Luis Lopez
  21. Marco Antonio Barrera
  22. Arturo Gatti
  23. Chatchai Dutchboy Gym
  24. Lennox Lewis
  25. Vuyani Bungu
  26. Kennedy McKinney
  27. Erik Morales
  28. Gerry Penalosa
  29. Reggie Johnson
  30. Ronald (Winky) Wright
  31. Nana Konadu
  32. Luisito Espinosa
  33. Mauricio Pastrana
  34. Yory Boy Campas
  35. Keith Mullings
  36. Kevin Kelley
  37. Junior Jones
  38. Frankie Liles
  39. Yong Soo Choi
  40. Kostya Tszyu
  41. Freddie Norwood
  42. Jorge Eliecer Julio
  43. Miguel Angel Gonzalez
  44. Julio Cesar Chavez
  45. Laurent Boudouani
  46. Joe Calzaghe
  47. William Joppy
  48. Lou Del Valle
  49. Roberto Garcia
  50. Montell Griffin
  51. Satoshi Iida
  52. Pichitnoi C. Siriwat
  53. Khalid Rahilou
  54. Jean-Baptiste Mendy
  55. Angel Vazquez
  56. Juan Manuel Marquez
  57. Fabrice Tiozzo
  58. Orzubek Nazarov
  59. Juan Carlos Gomez
  60. Oba Carr
  61. Cesar Bazan
  62. Stevie Johnston
  63. Otis Grant
  64. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  65. Imamu Mayfield
  66. Philip Holiday
  67. Hassine Cherifi
  68. Hugo Soto
  69. Derrick Gainer
  70. Azumah Nelson
  71. Enrique Sanchez
  72. Israel Cardona
  73. Jesus Chavez
  74. Joichiro Tatsuyoshi
  75. David Reid
  76. Fernando Vargas
  77. Wayne McCullough
  78. Charles Brewer
  79. Vernon Forrest
  80. Zolani Petelo
  81. Wilfredo Vazquez
  82. Jose Bonilla
  83. George Foreman
  84. Michael Moorer
  85. Michael Grant
  86. Chris Byrd
  87. Diosbelys Hurtado
  88. Graciano Rocchigiani
  89. Paulie Ayala
  90. Danny Romero
  91. Bronco McKart
  92. Manuel Medina
  93. Tracy Harris Patterson
  94. Marcelo Dominguez
  95. Mbulelo Botile
  96. Gabriel Ruelas
  97. Terry Norris
  98. Richie Woodhall
  99. Thomas Tate
  100. Tony Marshall
October 1999 Issue
October 2000 Issue
  1. Oscar De La Hoya
  2. Roy Jones Jr.
  3. Felix Trinidad
  4. Shane Mosley
  5. Mark Johnson
  6. Ricardo Lopez
  7. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  8. Naseem Hamed
  9. Johnny Tapia
  10. Lennox Lewis
  11. ike Quartey
  12. Bernard Hopkins
  13. Erik Morales
  14. Stevie Johnston
  15. Tim Austin
  16. Pernell Whitaker
  17. Vuyani Bungu
  18. Angel Manfredy
  19. Rosendo Alvarez
  20. Saman Sorjaturong
  21. Ike Ibeabuchi
  22. Fernando Vargas
  23. David Reid
  24. Dariusz Michalczewski
  25. Mauricio Pastrana
  26. Marco Antonio Barrera
  27. Freddie Norwood
  28. Manny Pacquiao
  29. Veeraphol Sahaprom
  30. Evander Holyfield
  31. Sharmba Mitchell
  32. Kostya Tszyu
  33. James Page
  34. Miguel Angel Gonzalez
  35. William Joppy
  36. Keith Holmes
  37. Zab Judah
  38. Reggie Johnson
  39. Pichitnoi C. Siriwat
  40. Roberto Garcia
  41. Nana Konadu
  42. Cesar Bazan
  43. Juan Manuel Marquez
  44. Michael Grant
  45. Jose Luis Lopez
  46. Harry Simon
  47. Laurent Boudouani
  48. In-Joo Cho
  49. Cesar Soto
  50. Joe Calzaghe
  51. Julio Cesar Chavez
  52. Antonio Cermeno
  53. Gerry Penalosa
  54. Lou Del Valle
  55. Frankie Liles
  56. Luisito Espinosa
  57. Juan Carlos Gomez
  58. Leo Gamez
  59. Terron Millett
  60. Fabrice Tiozzo
  61. Jorge Eliecer Julio
  62. Francisco Castillejo
  63. Takanori Hatakeyama
  64. Nestor Garza
  65. Derrick Gainer
  66. Israel Cardona
  67. Ivan Robinson
  68. Antonio Diaz
  69. David Tua
  70. Hasim Rahman
  71. Oba Carr
  72. Vernon Forrest
  73. Zolani Petelo
  74. Sven Ottke
  75. Will Grigsby
  76. Mike Tyson
  77. Manuel Medina
  78. Adan Vargas
  79. Julien Lorcy
  80. Jesus Kiki Rojas
  81. Diego Corrales
  82. Angel Vazquez
  83. Randall Bailey
  84. Charles Brewer
  85. Thomas Tate
  86. Luis Bolano
  87. Julio Gamboa
  88. Antwun Echols
  89. Eric Morel
  90. Wayne McCullough
  91. Paulie Ayala
  92. Danny Romero
  93. Tony Marshall
  94. Bronco McKart
  95. Mbulelo Botile
  96. Andrew Golota
  97. Chris Byrd
  98. Richie Woodhall
  99. Yory Boy Campas
  100. Chatchai Dutchboy Gym
  1. Roy Jones Jr.
  2. Felix Trinidad
  3. Oscar De La Hoya
  4. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  5. Shane Mosley
  6. Mark Johnson
  7. Ricardo Lopez
  8. Bernard Hopkins
  9. Stevie Johnston
  10. Naseem Hamed
  11. Fernando Vargas
  12. Marco Antonio Barrera
  13. Erik Morales
  14. Lennox Lewis
  15. Diego Corrales
  16. Tim Austin
  17. Paulie Ayala
  18. Johnny Tapia
  19. Zab Judah
  20. Kostya Tszyu
  21. Dariusz Michalczewski
  22. Angel Manfredy
  23. Veeraphol Sahaprom
  24. Ike Quartey
  25. David Reid
  26. Evander Holyfield
  27. Rosendo Alvarez
  28. Freddie Norwood
  29. William Joppy
  30. Pichit C. Siriwat
  31. James Page
  32. Harry Simon
  33. Ronald (Winky) Wright
  34. Yo-Sam Choi
  35. Sharmba Mitchell
  36. Randall Bailey
  37. Vernon Forrest
  38. Sven Ottke
  39. Keith Holmes
  40. In-Joo Cho
  41. Juan Carlos Gomez
  42. Sornpichai Singwangcha
  43. Terron Millett
  44. Paul Spadafora
  45. Cesar Bazan
  46. Antonio Diaz
  47. Oba Carr
  48. Clarence (Bones) Adams
  49. Lehlo Ledwaba
  50. Paul Ingle
  51. Antwun Echols
  52. Irene Pacheco
  53. Zolani Petelo
  54. Joel Casamayor
  55. Guty Espadas
  56. Hideki Todaka
  57. Jorge Eliecer Julio
  58. Acelino Freitas
  59. Gerry Penalosa
  60. David Tua
  61. Vassiliy Jirov
  62. Fabrice Tiozzo
  63. Malcolm Tunacao
  64. Reggie Johnson
  65. Roberto Garcia
  66. Gilberto Serrano
  67. Yong Soo Choi
  68. Lakva Sim
  69. Wayne McCullough
  70. Mickey Ward
  71. Francisco Castillejo
  72. Bruno Girard
  73. Mike Tyson
  74. Glenn Catley
  75. Saman Sorjaturong
  76. Artur Grigorian
  77. Byron Mitchell
  78. Charles Brewer
  79. Juan Manuel Marquez
  80. Cesar Soto
  81. Joe Calzaghe
  82. Eric Morel
  83. Jorge Lacierva
  84. Mauricio Pastrana
  85. Chris Byrd
  86. Johnny Nelson
  87. Johnny Bredahl
  88. Jose Antonio Aguirre
  89. Bronco McKart
  90. Jesus Chavez
  91. Michael Grant
  92. Oleg Maskaev
  93. Antonio Tarver
  94. Antonio Cermeno
  95. Noel Arambulet
  96. Chana Porpaoin
  97. Nestor Garza
  98. Tony Marshall
  99. Hector Camacho Jr.
  100. Arturo Gatti