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Top 10 Featherweight Boxers - October 2021 Rankings

Ranking the top Featherweight boxers after Emanuel Navarrete successfully defends his WBO Featherweight title and Kiko Martinez becoming the new IBF Featherweight Champion

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By Fan Rankings | October 19, 2021 - 07:53 PM

*Updated 11/21/2021

Honorable Mention

Michael Conlan

Michael Conlan is a professional boxer from Ireland, with an undefeated professional record of 16 and 0. As an amateur, he won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics, and currently, he is the WBA interim featherweight champion.

 

 

Eduardo Ramirez

Eduardo Ramirez also deserves an honorable mention. He is from Mexico and has a professional record of  25 wins, 2 losses, 3 draws, and no-contest. He is also the former WBA interim featherweight champion.

 

 

Jessie Magdaleno

Jessie Magdaleno is an American professional boxer with a record of 28 wins and 1 loss, with 18 knockouts. 

He is the former WBO junior featherweight champion and held the title from 2016 to 2018. He defended the title once. 

In his most recent fight, he won via DQ, against Yenifel Vicente since Vicente kept throwing low blows. As of now, there hasn’t been any official announcement about his next fight.

 

 

 

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Top 10 Featherweights

  1. Kid Galahad

Kid Galahad is a popular British professional boxer with a record of 28 wins and 2 losses. 

Most notably, He has held the European, British, and Commonwealth super-bantamweight titles between 2013 and 2015. He now fights at featherweight and in his most recent fight against  Jazza Dickens, he won the IBF featherweight world championship. 

On November 13th, Galahad lost his IBF Featherweight Title to Kiko Martinez. In a fight Galahad was winning, he was knocked down in the 5th round and later knocked out in the 6th.




  1. Tugstsogt Nyambayar

The next boxer on our list is from Mongolia, and he has a professional boxing record of 12 wins and 2 losses.

Nyambayar is the former IBO featherweight champion. He won the title in 2019 after defeating Claudio Marrero. As an amateur, he also won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics. 

In his most recent fight, he fought for the WBA interim super featherweight title against Chris Colbert, but unfortunately, he lost via UD. His next fight has not been announced yet.




  1. Mark Magsayo

Magsayo is a Filipino professional boxer with an undefeated professional record of 23 wins and no losses. 

Though Magsayo hasn’t won any world titles yet, he has multiple regional championships under his belt. He is a 2-time WBO International featherweight champion and currently holds the title as well. He has also won the IBF Youth featherweight title and the WBO Youth featherweight title. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Julio Ceja via KO in the 10th Round, and as of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.




  1. Xu Can 

Xu Can is a professional boxer from China, and he has a professional record of 18 wins and 3 losses. 

Xu Can is the former WBA (Regular) featherweight champion, and he had the title since 2019, however, in his most recent fight, he lost the title to Leigh Wood. Xu Can has also held regional titles in 3 different weight classes. 

As of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.




  1. Kiko Martinez

Title(s): IBF Featherweight Champion

Kiko Martinez is a Spanish professional boxer with a record of 30 wins and 4 losses. 

He is the former IBF Super Bantamweight Champion and held that title from 2013 to 2014. In that span he successfully defended it twice against Jeffrey Mathebula and Hozumi Hasegawa both by KO. He lost the title to Carl Frampton by decision in September of 2014.

He is now a world champion in his second weight class after defeating Kid Galahad for the IBF Featherweight Title. Martinez knocked down Galahad in the 5th round and later knocked him out in the 6th round. This marked an amazing comeback for the 35 year old veteran.

 

 

 

  1. Leigh Wood

Title(s): WBA Regular Featherweight Champion

Leigh Wood is a British professional boxer with a record of 25 wins and 2 losses. 

He is also the current WBA (Regular) featherweight champion after defeating Xu Can last weekend via 12th round TKO.  At the regional level, he also holds the British featherweight title and previously held the Commonwealth featherweight title in 2019 as well. 

His next fight has not been announced yet.




  1. Josh Warrington

Josh Warrington is an English professional boxer with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw.  

Warrington is the former IBF featherweight champion, and he held the title from 2018 to January of 2021. At the regional level, he also held the British, Commonwealth, European, and WBC International featherweight titles. 

His last two fights were against Mauricio Lara, the first of which Warrington lost via TKO along with his title as well. The rematch was ruled as a draw when Lara cut from an accidental head clash. 

As of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.




  1. Leo Santa Cruz

Title(s): WBA Super Featherweight Champion

Leo Santa Cruz is a Mexican professional boxer with a record of 37 wins and 2 losses. 

Santa Cruz has been a world champion in four different weight classes. He won the IBF bantamweight title in 2012 and defended 3 times before moving to super bantamweight, where he won the WBC super bantamweight title. 

He is also the former WBA (super) super-featherweight and the current WBA (super) featherweight champion.

In his most recent fight, he lost to Gervonata Davis at Super-featherweight, there is no announcement for his next fight as of yet.




  1. Mauricio Lara

Mauricio Lara is a Mexican professional boxer with a record of 22 wins, 2 losses, 1 draw, and 1 no-contest. 

Lara is ranked number 2 among active boxers by the TBRB and number 5 by the Ring. He is an exciting fighter and made it into the rankings after defeating Josh Warrington in his second to last fight. 

His most recent fight was a rematch against Warrington, which was ruled as a draw after Mauricio Lara was cut because of an accidental head clash. 

As of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.



 

  1. Emanuel Navarrete

Title(s): WBO Featherweight Champion

Emanuel Navarrete is a Mexican professional boxer with a record of 35 wins and 1 loss. 

He is a two-division world champion. He formally held the WBO junior featherweight title from 2018 to 2020, and he is the current WBO featherweight champion, having held the title since 2020. 

His first defense was against Christopher Díaz, and last Friday, he defended his title for the second time defeating Joet Gonzalez via an Unanimous decision. It was quite a hard-fought win for Navarrete, as he got hit hard in the 3rd and 4th round. However, he was able to battle through and get the UD victory.

By removing current WBC Champion Gary Russell Jr. from the rankings due to inactivity this makes Emanuel Navarrete our new #1 Featherweight

 

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