Pound-for-pound boxing rankings: We choose the best boxer in the world.

Who is the best boxer in the world? It’s an age-old question that like it or not, doesn’t really have an answer ... but that won’t stop fight fans far and wide debating the topic.

From Vasyl Lomachenko’s record-breaking feats to the longevity of Manny Pacquiao to the sport’s biggest name in Canelo Alvarez, there are a plethora of options who could be considered the best but there can only be one crowned king.

And what about Great Britain's best - do they make it into our top 10?

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Our team of writers and experts came together and after much deliberation, a list was put together based on a number of factors from style to level of opposition and more.

Thousands of professional fighters all over the world from minimumweight all the way up to heavyweight but who is the pound-for-pound number one? Have a scroll through the gallery below to see our top 10.

November top 10 pound-for-pound boxers in the world

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Who is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world?
On the rise: Josh Taylor (16-0)
On the rise: Miguel Berchelt (37-1)
10. Juan Francisco Estrada (39-3-0)

November top 10 pound-for-pound boxers in the world

Who is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world?

1/13 Who is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world?

The ranking of The Independent's 10 best male boxers on the planet. Take a look through to see who comes out on top.

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On the rise: Josh Taylor (16-0)

2/13 On the rise: Josh Taylor (16-0)

Josh Taylor's win over Regis Prograis to win the WBSS at 140 pounds was a massive statement - he'll need to become the undisputed light welterweight champion by beating Jose Ramirez to make his place inside the top 10 indisputable

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On the rise: Miguel Berchelt (37-1)

3/13 On the rise: Miguel Berchelt (37-1)

Miguel Berchelt smashed Jose Sosa to pieces inside four rounds to defend his WBC super featherweight title - now 37-1 and undefeated since 2014 with 16 consecutive wins and six straight defences

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10. Juan Francisco Estrada (39-3-0)

4/13 10. Juan Francisco Estrada (39-3-0)

The two-weight world champion grabbed the lineal super flyweight title against Sor Rungvisai to snatch his pound-for-pound status and the WBC gold.

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9. Mikey Garcia (39-1-0)

5/13 9. Mikey Garcia (39-1-0)

Despite coming up short against Errol Spence in their welterweight bout, Garcia is still a modern great as a four-weight world champion.

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8. Gennady Golovkin (39-1-1)

6/13 8. Gennady Golovkin (39-1-1)

Despite suffering the first loss of his career against Canelo Alvarez, Golovkin's stellar career keeps him in our rankings. The boxing legend is now a two-time world champion.

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7. Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2)

7/13 7. Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2)

The Filipino looked sensational to outpoint Keith Thurman, flooring the American and rolling back the years at 40 years old to confirm himself as the No 3 welterweight in the world at worst. Considering the illustrious names on his resume, a place inside the top 10 pound-for-pound list and a world class win this year confirms his place here.

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6. Errol Spence (26-0-0)

8/13 6. Errol Spence (26-0-0)

Spence beat Shawn Porter to unify the welterweight division as he goes in search of more belts. Danny Garcia looks set to be next.

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5. Oleksandr Usyk (17-0-0)

9/13 5. Oleksandr Usyk (17-0-0)

The undisputed, undefeated, unified cruiserweight world champion has successfully moved up in weight, beating Chazz Witherspoon on his heavyweight debut.

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4. Naoya Inoue (19-0-0)

10/13 4. Naoya Inoue (19-0-0)

The man nicknamed the 'monster' beat Nonito Donaire to win the World Boxing Super Series and move to 19-0 after a hard fought battle.

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3. Terence Crawford (35-0-0)

11/13 3. Terence Crawford (35-0-0)

Another three-weight world champion, Crawford enters our top three and reaffirmed his place as one of the sport's greats after a knockout win against Amir Khan.

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2. Canelo Alvarez (53-1-2)

12/13 2. Canelo Alvarez (53-1-2)

One loss and a whole heap of controversy but Canelo's record is one to be celebrated, a now four-weight world champion and still not even 30 years of age. The biggest star in the sport and an impressive KO win of Sergey Kovalev cements his standing, arguably has a claim to the throne, but he just misses out here.

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1. Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1-0)

13/13 1. Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1-0)

There can only be one. The king of the amateur game has stepped up to become the king of the professionals. Just 15 fights into his career and despite one career defeat, the current unified lightweight world champion sets records for days. Loma won a world title in his third fight, became a two-weight champion in his seventh, and a three-weight champion in his twelfth fight. The king. Less magic against a brave Luke Campbell, but more brutality, slashing body shots and exquisite balance and movement. Who's next? Commey, Lopez, Davis?

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Who is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world?

1/13 Who is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world?

The ranking of The Independent's 10 best male boxers on the planet. Take a look through to see who comes out on top.

Getty Images

On the rise: Josh Taylor (16-0)

2/13 On the rise: Josh Taylor (16-0)

Josh Taylor's win over Regis Prograis to win the WBSS at 140 pounds was a massive statement - he'll need to become the undisputed light welterweight champion by beating Jose Ramirez to make his place inside the top 10 indisputable

Getty Images

On the rise: Miguel Berchelt (37-1)

3/13 On the rise: Miguel Berchelt (37-1)

Miguel Berchelt smashed Jose Sosa to pieces inside four rounds to defend his WBC super featherweight title - now 37-1 and undefeated since 2014 with 16 consecutive wins and six straight defences

AFP via Getty Images

10. Juan Francisco Estrada (39-3-0)

4/13 10. Juan Francisco Estrada (39-3-0)

The two-weight world champion grabbed the lineal super flyweight title against Sor Rungvisai to snatch his pound-for-pound status and the WBC gold.

Getty Images

9. Mikey Garcia (39-1-0)

5/13 9. Mikey Garcia (39-1-0)

Despite coming up short against Errol Spence in their welterweight bout, Garcia is still a modern great as a four-weight world champion.

Getty Images

8. Gennady Golovkin (39-1-1)

6/13 8. Gennady Golovkin (39-1-1)

Despite suffering the first loss of his career against Canelo Alvarez, Golovkin's stellar career keeps him in our rankings. The boxing legend is now a two-time world champion.

Getty Images

7. Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2)

7/13 7. Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2)

The Filipino looked sensational to outpoint Keith Thurman, flooring the American and rolling back the years at 40 years old to confirm himself as the No 3 welterweight in the world at worst. Considering the illustrious names on his resume, a place inside the top 10 pound-for-pound list and a world class win this year confirms his place here.

AP

6. Errol Spence (26-0-0)

8/13 6. Errol Spence (26-0-0)

Spence beat Shawn Porter to unify the welterweight division as he goes in search of more belts. Danny Garcia looks set to be next.

Getty Images

5. Oleksandr Usyk (17-0-0)

9/13 5. Oleksandr Usyk (17-0-0)

The undisputed, undefeated, unified cruiserweight world champion has successfully moved up in weight, beating Chazz Witherspoon on his heavyweight debut.

Getty Images

4. Naoya Inoue (19-0-0)

10/13 4. Naoya Inoue (19-0-0)

The man nicknamed the 'monster' beat Nonito Donaire to win the World Boxing Super Series and move to 19-0 after a hard fought battle.

Getty Images

3. Terence Crawford (35-0-0)

11/13 3. Terence Crawford (35-0-0)

Another three-weight world champion, Crawford enters our top three and reaffirmed his place as one of the sport's greats after a knockout win against Amir Khan.

Getty Images

2. Canelo Alvarez (53-1-2)

12/13 2. Canelo Alvarez (53-1-2)

One loss and a whole heap of controversy but Canelo's record is one to be celebrated, a now four-weight world champion and still not even 30 years of age. The biggest star in the sport and an impressive KO win of Sergey Kovalev cements his standing, arguably has a claim to the throne, but he just misses out here.

USA TODAY Sports

1. Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1-0)

13/13 1. Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1-0)

There can only be one. The king of the amateur game has stepped up to become the king of the professionals. Just 15 fights into his career and despite one career defeat, the current unified lightweight world champion sets records for days. Loma won a world title in his third fight, became a two-weight champion in his seventh, and a three-weight champion in his twelfth fight. The king. Less magic against a brave Luke Campbell, but more brutality, slashing body shots and exquisite balance and movement. Who's next? Commey, Lopez, Davis?

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This ranking will be updated monthly.

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