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10 Best Boxers of 2023

The boxing world will continue to be rewarded by a new generation of talented boxers scorching the ring with their skill, determination, and unwavering dedication to the sweet science. As the sport evolves, new boxers emerge to carry on the legacy of their predecessors.  In 2023, many boxing superstars performed well. This year was a comeback year for many top boxing stars. In 2023, the boxing world has seen some great matchups. Check our list of 10 Best Boxers of 2023.

10. Anthony Joshua

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Anthony Joshua was outstanding in 2023. A boxer who has achieved so much in his career is still on top of the world in 2023. He became a two-time unified heavyweight champions. In amateur boxing, Joshua won the Gold Medal in the 2012 Olympics. Anthony won the ABA championship twice in two consecutive years, in 2010 and 2011. He won a silver medal in World Championship in 2011. Anthony took the Great Britain Championship in 2010. In 2022, Joshua was out of color. He lost the unified heavyweight title to Usyk. However, a strong comeback took him to the list of 10 best boxers of 2023.

Anthony started his 2023 campaign by defeating Jermaine Franklin. Joshua then booked a fight with Dillian Whyte. Dillian Whyte failed to pass a drug test before the match. Joshua then fought with Robert Helenius and knocked him out in the seventh round. Anthony finished 2023 with two victories in two fights. Anthony Joshua has a career record of 26-3, 23KO. 

9. Zhilei Zhang

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Chinese boxer Zhilie Zhang has lots of medals on his chest. He won a silver medal in the 2008 Olympics, two gold medals in the World Combat Games, and a gold medallist in the Asian Games two times.  Zhilei starts his 2023 year with a big win against Joy Joyice. He became the first professional boxer to win a fight against Joy Joyice.

Zhang participated in two fights in 2023. The outstanding victories in these two fights put him in the top 10 best boxers of 2023 list. Zhilei Zhang won 2 of these fights. Zhilei Zhang won both of his fights against Englishman Joy Joyice. Zhilei’s boxing career is 26-1-1, 21KO.

8. Emanuel Navarrete

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Emanual Navarrete is a Mexican professional boxer. He started his professional boxing career in 2012. Navarrete has an impressive record in boxing. Emanuel has an overall boxing record of 38-1-1, 31KO. He lost only one fight. Emanuel Navarrete had an excellent boxing career at the age of 28 years. In 2023, Emanuel fought three wars, which found a correlation to UFC fights. In these three fights, he won all these fights.

Navarrete won his first Fight of 2023 against Liam Wilson. He won his second Fight of 2023 against Oscar Valdez. He won his last battle of 2023 against Robson Conceição. So, he is our number 8 in 10 best boxers of 2023.

7. Leigh Wood

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Leigh Wood is a professional English boxer. His boxing record is 28-3, 17KO. Leigh Wood was named a Fight of the Year contender in 2022. Leigh Wood began 2023 with a significant loss against Mexican Maricio Lara. After three months, Leigh Wood took revenge on Maricio Lara. Leigh Wood won against Maricio Lara in the second Fight of 2023. Leigh Wood was a contender for Fight of the Year as he battled back to knock out Josh Warrington in his last Fight of 2023. Leigh Wood won 2 out of 3 fights in 2023.

6. Gervonta Davis

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Gervonta Davis is an American professional boxer. He has a brilliant boxing career of 29-0, 27KO. Davis fought his first Fight of 2023 against undefeated Héctor García. Gervonta Davis broke an undefeated streak of Hector Garcia. Hector lost the match against Davis in the 8th round. Davis faced Ryan Garcia in his second Fight of 2023. Gervonta Davis also won this fight in the 8th round, making a way into our list of 10 best boxers of 2023. 

5. David Benavidez

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It was a great year for David as he booked his name in the 10 best boxers of 2023. Mexican boxing star David Benavidez won two world-level championships in 2023. Benavidez is the gold medal winner of the World Championship in Chicago 2007. He has an excellent boxing record of 32-1, 19KO. David started his 2023 campaign with the Fight against Caleb Plant. David Benavidez won the thrilling fight against his Celab Plant in the second round. David ended 2023 with a win against Demetrius Andrade. David Benavidez won this fight in 6th round.

4. Terence Crawford

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Terence Crawford, American professional boxer. He has a fantastic record of 40-0, 31KO. Terence won silver and bronze medals in the Golden Gloves and US national championships. Terence fought only fight in 2023. Crawford outclassed highly ranked pound-for-pound Errol Spence in his single fight in 2023. Terence became the first male to win the championship in two weight classes in the four-belt era.

3. Naoya Inoue

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Naoya Inoue is a Japanese professional boxer. Naoya won a bronze medal in the Lightweight title. His boxing career is 25-0, 22KO. Naoya Inoue fought just one fight in 2023. He knocked out Stephen Fulton in the 8th round. Naoya Inoue made 2023 special for him, as he won the WBC and WBO super bantamweight titles. Inoue will take on the unified champion, Marlon Tapales, on 26 December. This win will secure the place of Naoya Inoue as the No.1 Pound-for-pound star boxing. It will be an excellent year for Naoya Inoue if he gets the win on 26th December. 

2. . Devin Haney

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Devin Haney is a professional American footballer. Devin has an outstanding record of 31-0,19KO. Devin started his 2023 campaign against Vasiliy Lomachenko. After this win, Devin Haney added his name to an all-time great. Haney has become a top name in the last few years and has earned a place among the 10 best boxers of 2023. Devin Haney ended 2023 with a win against Regis Prograis. He dominated all rounds against Regis Prograis and ended this year on a winning note.

1. Canelo Alvarez

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Canelo Alvarez is a Mexican professional boxer. His professional record in boxing is 60-2-2, 39KO. Canelo Alvarez is the three-time winner of the super–middleweight title. Alvarez started his 2023 campaign with a brutal victory against super middleweight champion John Ryder. Canelo dominated the Fight against John Ryder. Canelo Alvarez fought two fights in 2023. He won his second Fight of 2023 against Jermell Charlo. Canelo Alvarez is a big name in the current boxing era, so a place in the 10 best boxers of 2023 is a guarantee.

In the comment section, let us know if you agree with our list of 10 best boxers of 2023.

Umair Basraa
Umair Basraa
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