Here’s what the list looks like at the moment:


  1. Terence Crawford – No fight scheduled.
  2. Naoya Inoue – No fight scheduled.
  3. Oleksandr Usyk – Scheduled to defend his three heavyweight titles against Daniel Dubois on Saturday (Aug. 26) in Wroclaw, Poland.
  4. Dmitry Bivol – No fight scheduled.
  5. Tyson Fury – Scheduled to face MMA star Francis Ngannou in a boxing match on Oct. 28 in Saudi Arabia.
  6. Juan Francisco Estrada – No fight scheduled.
  7. Canelo Alvarez– Scheduled to defend his 168-pound titles against Jermell Charlo on Sept. 30.
  8. Jermell Charlo – Scheduled to challenge 168-pound champion Canelo Alvarez on Sept. 30.
  9. Gervonta Davis – No fight scheduled.
  10. Errol Spence Jr. – No fight scheduled.
  11. Vasiliy Lomachenko – No fight scheduled.
  12. Artur Beterbiev – Scheduled to defend his 175-pound titles against Callum Smiton Jan. 23 in Quebec City, Canada.
  13. Shakur Stevenson – No fight scheduled.
  14. Roman Gonzalez  No fight scheduled.
  15. Devin Haney – Reportedly in talks to challenge 140-pound titleholder Regis Prograis on Oct. 28 but no announcement has been made.

Honorable mention (alphabetical order): David Benavidez (no fight scheduled); Jermall Charlo (no fight scheduled); Sunny Edwards (scheduled to face Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez in a 112-pound title-unification bout on Dec. 16); Kazuto Ioka (no fight scheduled); Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez (scheduled to face Sunny Edwards in a 112-pound title-unification bout on Dec. 16).