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I want to collect a pound for pound list from every year since its introduction. If you guys have an old Ring Magazine lying around and can post the list up it'll definitely be a help and be appreciated. Hopefully, we can compile a list of Ring lists and pick either the first, mid, or last month list if we get more than one. A respected boxing writer's list will due and we'll choose which boxing writers list should stay if there's more than one. Those that don't state who made it are Ring lists. I'll start it off:

1980

KO Magazine (January)
1 - Roberto Duran
2 - Sugar Ray Leonard
3 - Wilfredo Gomez
4 - Danny Lopez
5 - Pipino Cuevas
6 - Alexis Arguello
7 - Larry Holmes
8 - Wilfred Benitez
9 - Vito Antuofermo/Matt Saad Muhammad (tie)


1981

KO Magazine (January)
1 - Thomas Hearns
2 - Sugar Ray Leonard
3 - Marvin Hagler
4 - Larry Holmes
5 - Alexis Arguello
6 - Wilfredo Gomez
7 - Eddie Mustafa Muhammad
8 - Matt Saad Muhammmad
9 - Wilfred Benitez
10 - Roberto Duran/Aaron Pryor (tie)

1982

KO Magazine
1. Sugar Ray Leonard
2. Alexis Arguello
3. Marvin Hagler
4. Salvador Sanchez
5. Wilfred Benitez
6. Larry Holmes
7. Jeff Chandler
8. Eusebio Pedroza
9. Aaron Pryor
10. Thomas Hearns/Dwight Braxton* (tie)

*Dwight Muhammad Qawi

1983

KO Magazine
1. Marvin Hagler
2. Aaron Pryor
3. Larry Holmes
4. Michael Spinks
5. Jeff Chandler
6. Thomas Hearns
7. Alexis Arguello
8. Wilfredo Gomez
9. Hector Camacho
10. Eusebio Pedroza

1984

KO Magazine
1. Marvin Hagler
2. Aaron Pryor
3. Larry Holmes
4. Eusebio Pedroza
5. Hector Camacho
6. Ray Leonard
6. Jeff Chandler
8. Michael Spinks
9. Thomas Hearns
10. Donald Curry

1985

KO Magazine
1. Marvin Hagler
2. Hector Camacho
3. Michael Spinks
4. Donald Curry
5. Thomas Hearns
6. Barry McGuigan
7. Milton McCrory
8. Julio Cesar Chavez
8. Pinklon Thomas
10. Larry Holmes

1986

KO Magazine
1. Marvin Hagler
2. Mike Tyson
3. Donald Curry
4. Thomas Hearns
5. Edwin Rosario
6. Azumah Nelson
6. Michael Spinks
8. Evander Holyfield
9. Julio Cesar Chavez
10. Hector Camacho

1988

KO Magazine
1. Mike Tyson
2. Julio Cesar Chavez
3. Evander Holyfield
4. Ray Leonard
5. Jeff Fenech
6. Michael Nunn
7. Azumah Nelson
8. Jung Koo Chang
9. Buddy McGirt
10. Sumbu Kalambay

1989

1. Mike Tyson
2. Julio Cesar Chavez
3. Pernell Whitaker
4. Michael Nunn
5. Antonio Esparragoza
6. Meldrick Taylor
7. Azumah Nelson
8. Raul Perez
9. Virgil Hill
10. Marlon Starling

1990

1. Julio Cesar Chavez
2. Pernell Whitaker
3. Michael Nunn
4. Antonio Esparragoza
5. Meldrick Taylor
6. Evander Holyfield
7. Mike Tyson
8. Raul Perez
9. Myung-Woo Yuh
10. Khaosai Galaxy

1992

1. Julio Cesar Chavez
2. Pernell Whitaker
3. Terry Norris
4. Orlando Canizales
5. James (Buddy) McGirt
6. Riddick Bowe
7. Azumah Nelson
8. Sung-Kil Moon
9. Julian Jackson
10. James Toney

1993

1. Pernell Whitaker
2. Julio Cesar Chavez
3. James Toney
4. Michael Carbajal
5. Orlando Canizales
6. Evander Holyfield
7. Ricardo Lopez
8. Roy Jones Jr.
9. Kennedy McKinney
10. Yuri Arbachakov

1994

1. Pernell Whitaker
2. Roy Jones Jr.
3. Orlando Canizales
4. Ricardo Lopez
5. Humberto Gonzalez
6. Frankie Randall
7. Felix Trinidad
8. Gerald McClellan
9. Miguel Angel Gonzalez
10. Kevin Kelley

1995

1. Pernell Whitaker
2. Roy Jones Jr.
3. Ricardo Lopez
4. Oscar De La Hoya
5. Felix Trinidad
6. Yuri Arbachakov
7. Kostya Tszyu
8. Riddick Bowe
9. Marco Antonio Barrera
10. Terry Norris

1996

1. Roy Jones Jr.
2. Oscar De La Hoya
3. Pernell Whitaker
4. Felix Trinidad
5. Ricardo Lopez
6. Junior Jones
7. Kostya Tszyu
8. Terry Norris
9. Evander Holyfield
10. Mark Johnson

1997

KO Magazine
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

1998

1. Oscar De La Hoya
2. Roy Jones Jr.
3. Evander Holyfield
4. Felix Trinidad
5. Mark Johnson
6. Shane Mosley
7. Ricardo Lopez
8. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
9. Naseem Hamed
10. Johnny Tapia

1999

1. Roy Jones Jr.
2. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
3. Felix Trinidad
4. Oscar De La Hoya
5. Shane Mosley
6. Mark Johnson
7. Ricardo Lopez
8. Erik Morales
9. Bernard Hopkins
10. Stevie Johnston

2000

1. Shane Mosley
2. Felix Trinidad
3. Roy Jones Jr.
4. Oscar De La Hoya
5. Diego Corrales
6. Naseem Hamed
7. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
8. Lennox Lewis
9. Erik Morales
10. Bernard Hopkins

2001

1. Shane Mosley
2. Bernard Hopkins
3. Roy Jones Jr.
4. Marco Antonio Barrera
5. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
6. Felix Trinidad
7. Oscar De La Hoya
8. Ricardo Lopez
9. Kostya Tszyu
10. Erik Morales

2002

1. Bernard Hopkins
2. Roy Jones Jr.
3. Marco Antonio Barrera
4. Vernon Forrest
5. Oscar De La Hoya
6. Kostya Tszyu
7. Erik Morales
8. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
9. Lennox Lewis
10. Shane Mosley

2003

1. Roy Jones Jr.
2. Bernard Hopkins
3. Shane Mosley
4. Oscar De La Hoya
5. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
6. Manny Pacquiao
7. Kostya Tszyu
8. Erik Morales
9. James Toney
10. Antonio Tarver

2004

1. Bernard Hopkins
2. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
3. Kostya Tszyu
4. Ronald (Winky) Wright
5. Manny Pacquiao
6. Juan Manuel Marquez
7. Marco Antonio Barrera
8. Erik Morales
9. Glen Johnson
10. Antonio Tarver

2005

1. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
2. Ronald (Winky) Wright
3. Marco Antonio Barrera
4. Ricky Hatton
5. Manny Pacquiao
6. Erik Morales
7. Juan Manuel Marquez
8. Rafael Marquez
9. Jose Luis Castillo
10. Zab Judah

2006

1. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
2. Manny Pacquiao
3. Ronald (Winky) Wright
4. Jermain Taylor
5. Bernard Hopkins
6. Marco Antonio Barrera
7. Rafael Marquez
8. Ricky Hatton
9. Jose Luis Castillo
10. Joe Calzaghe

2007

Doug Fischer - Maxboxing.com
1. Floyd Mayweather
2. Manny Pacquiao
3. Joe Calzaghe
4. Juan Manuel Marquez
5. Bernard Hopkins
6. Israel Vazquez/Rafael Marquez
8. Miguel Cotto
9. Ivan Calderon
10. Winky Wright

2008

1. Manny Pacquiao
2. Juan Manuel Marquez
3. Joe Calzaghe
4. Bernard Hopkins
5. Israel Vazquez
6. Antonio Margarito
7. Rafael Marquez
8. Miguel Cotto
9. Ivan Calderon
10. Ricky Hatton
 

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The Ring Magazine 2001 Year End
1. Shane Mosley
2. Bernard Hopkins
3. Roy Jones Jr.
4. Marco Antonio Barrera
5. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
6. Felix Trinidad
7. Oscar De La Hoya
8. Ricardo Lopez
9. Kostya Tszyu
10. Erik Morales
 

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The Ring Magazine 2001 Year End
1. Shane Mosley
2. Bernard Hopkins
3. Roy Jones Jr.
4. Marco Antonio Barrera
5. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
6. Felix Trinidad
7. Oscar De La Hoya
8. Ricardo Lopez
9. Kostya Tszyu
10. Erik Morales
:thumbsup: Of the 2 1998 lists, which one should should we leave?
 

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The Ring Magazine& - Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia

That's a list of year end Ring Magazine annual P4P lists. Right the way from its intro (in 1988 I believe) to 2006.
Good find. :thumbsup:

We can take 2008 right off the ring magazine main website:

1. Manny Pacquiao
2. Juan Manuel Marquez
3. Joe Calzaghe
4. Bernard Hopkins
5. Israel Vazquez
6. Antonio Margarito
7. Rafael Marquez
8. Miguel Cotto
9. Ivan Calderon
10. Ricky Hatton
 

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The Ring Magazine& - Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia

That's a list of year end Ring Magazine annual P4P lists. Right the way from its intro (in 1988 I believe) to 2006.
Good ish SRC:thumbsup:. But I know there were lists being done before this because I remember reading somewhere that Arguello was #1 before his first fight with Pryor. I'll edit those in later.
 

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I think you should stick this thread. It's really handy and the kind of information that's cool to have on offer. I'm still looking for past lists as well.
 

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I think you should stick this thread. It's really handy and the kind of information that's cool to have on offer. I'm still looking for past lists as well.
I will. It's a good discussion piece and great for a reference in arguments. They're damn hard to find, so I wanted to have them close by.
 

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Because of the 1980 to 1982 years being listed in this thread being from the annual "best fighters" poll that KO magazine used to conduct, I assume a few more of those will suffice to fill in the missing years?


1983;

1. Marvin Hagler - 147
2. Aaron Pryor - 93
3. Larry Holmes - 91
4. Michael Spinks - 66
5. Jeff Chandler - 57
6. Thomas Hearns - 45
7. Alexis Arguello - 29
8. Wilfredo Gomez - 28
9. Hector Camacho - 24
10. Eusebio Pedroza - 12


1984;

1. Marvin Hagler - 112
2. Aaron Pryor - 77
3. Larry Holmes - 72
4. Eusebio Pedroza - 66
5. Hector Camacho - 50
6. Ray Leonard - 47 (tie)
6. Jeff Chandler - 47 (tie)
8. Michael Spinks - 45
9. Thomas Hearns - 34
10. Donald Curry - 26


1985;

1. Marvin Hagler - 150
2. Hector Camacho - 86
3. Michael Spinks - 85
4. Donald Curry - 78
5. Thomas Hearns - 42
6. Barry McGuigan - 32
7. Milton McCrory - 25
8. Julio Cesar Chavez - 22 (tie)
8. Pinklon Thomas - 22 (tie)
10. Larry Holmes - 21


1986;

1. Marvin Hagler - 138
2. Mike Tyson - 92
3. Donald Curry - 59
4. Thomas Hearns - 52
5. Edwin Rosario - 47
6. Azumah Nelson - 45 (tie)
6. Michael Spinks - 45 (tie)
8. Evander Holyfield - 32
9. Julio Cesar Chavez - 26
10. Hector Camacho - 22


1987; (No poll Conducted that year)


1988;

1. Mike Tyson - 144
2. Julio Cesar Chavez - 118
3. Evander Holyfield - 66
4. Ray Leonard - 55
5. Jeff Fenech - 44
6. Michael Nunn - 33
7. Azumah Nelson - 32
8. Jung Koo Chang - 23
9. Buddy McGirt - 21
10. Sumbu Kalambay - 18


*Source - May 2003 issue of The Ring which has the results listed in a convient rundown
 

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Because of the 1980 to 1982 years being listed in this thread being from the annual "best fighters" poll that KO magazine used to conduct, I assume a few more of those will suffice to fill in the missing years?


1983;

1. Marvin Hagler - 147
2. Aaron Pryor - 93
3. Larry Holmes - 91
4. Michael Spinks - 66
5. Jeff Chandler - 57
6. Thomas Hearns - 45
7. Alexis Arguello - 29
8. Wilfredo Gomez - 28
9. Hector Camacho - 24
10. Eusebio Pedroza - 12


1984;

1. Marvin Hagler - 112
2. Aaron Pryor - 77
3. Larry Holmes - 72
4. Eusebio Pedroza - 66
5. Hector Camacho - 50
6. Ray Leonard - 47 (tie)
6. Jeff Chandler - 47 (tie)
8. Michael Spinks - 45
9. Thomas Hearns - 34
10. Donald Curry - 26


1985;

1. Marvin Hagler - 150
2. Hector Camacho - 86
3. Michael Spinks - 85
4. Donald Curry - 78
5. Thomas Hearns - 42
6. Barry McGuigan - 32
7. Milton McCrory - 25
8. Julio Cesar Chavez - 22 (tie)
8. Pinklon Thomas - 22 (tie)
10. Larry Holmes - 21


1986;

1. Marvin Hagler - 138
2. Mike Tyson - 92
3. Donald Curry - 59
4. Thomas Hearns - 52
5. Edwin Rosario - 47
6. Azumah Nelson - 45 (tie)
6. Michael Spinks - 45 (tie)
8. Evander Holyfield - 32
9. Julio Cesar Chavez - 26
10. Hector Camacho - 22


1987; (No poll Conducted that year)


1988;

1. Mike Tyson - 144
2. Julio Cesar Chavez - 118
3. Evander Holyfield - 66
4. Ray Leonard - 55
5. Jeff Fenech - 44
6. Michael Nunn - 33
7. Azumah Nelson - 32
8. Jung Koo Chang - 23
9. Buddy McGirt - 21
10. Sumbu Kalambay - 18


*Source - May 2003 issue of The Ring which has the results listed in a convient rundown
I didn't know they were from the best fighter polls from KO. They look a lot like P4P lists and my source (boxrec I think) didn't really explain where it came from.

Anyway... Tanks for the find Randy, good looking out:thumbsup:.
 

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I didn't know they were from the best fighter polls from KO. They look a lot like P4P lists and my source (boxrec I think) didn't really explain where it came from.

Anyway... Tanks for the find Randy, good looking out:thumbsup:.
Yeah, it was an annual thing with KO Mag back in those and these used to come out in their end of the year issues. Used to ask a selection of ten "experts" (writers, fighters, announcres, etc.) who they thought were the ten best fighters, and then compile the the final tally by giving 15 pts for a first place position, 12 for second, 9 for third, and so on down the line.

For a few years it was about the only pound-for-pound ranking of sorts that could be found in the sport, save for for the occasional "special" article detailing such in the magazines. It wasn't until around 1984, maybe '85 when KO Mag began publishing a monthly top twelve ranking of the best fighters in the sport and called it the 'Dirty Dozen'.

Anyways, cheers Doc.
 
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