Top 6 Active Undefeated Boxers in 2024

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Terence Crawford poses for photographers after defeating Shawn Porter by TKO in a welterweight title boxing match, Nov. 20, 2021.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel May 22, 2024, 12:10 AM
  • Terence Crawford and Naoya Inoue have unified all the world titles in their weight class in 2023.
  • These boxing world champions have added a win to their record in 2023.
  • All boxing world champions on the list are expected to be featured in more championship fights in 2024.

Due to their unscathed record and impressive run, the probability of undefeated boxers being favorites in boxing odds is almost automatic in today’s era of online sports betting. This feat is not new to the sport because we have seen great fighters who retired without sustaining a loss throughout their professional career.

Several fighters aim to replicate this extraordinary milestone as they currently hold an undefeated record in their respective careers. Here are the top six active undefeated boxers in 2023.

Top 6 Active Undefeated Boxers in 2023

Terence Crawford – 40-0

After an illustrious amateur career between 2002 and 2007, Terence Crawford made his professional debut in March 2008 and stopped Brian Cummings with a first-round knockout. Crawford waited for five years and needed 21 straight victories to earn his first-ever title fight. He defeated Ricky Burns via a unanimous decision in March 2014 to claim the WBO World Lightweight Title, his maiden title.

From then on, he defended his title multiple times, moved up to higher divisions and collected more titles. “Bud” won the WBO Light Welterweight Title, WBC Light Welterweight Title, IBF Light Welterweight Title, WBA Light Welterweight Title, and the WBO Welterweight Title. He has a 16-0 record in world title fights, including 13 TKO/KOs. Most of his title victories are in the light welterweight division and welterweight division. 

Some of the most notable names he defeated were Jeff Horn, Amir Khan, Kell Brook and Shawn Porter. Crawford, one of the top pound-for-pound boxers in the world today, has recently defeated David Avanesyan via sixth-round knockout in December 2022 to retain his WBO World Welterweight title and remain undefeated in his pro career. Crawford is coming off a ninth-round finish of Errol Spence Jr. to become the undisputed welterweight champion of the world.

Dmitry Bivol – 21-0

Born in Tokmak, Kyrgyzstan, Bivol had a successful amateur run by winning multiple gold medals in the European and Russian circuits. His first amateur triumph happened in 2006 when he bagged the World Cadet Championship gold medal in Istanbul, Turkey. Before he jumped to the pros, Bivol collected another gold medal in the 2014 Russian National Championships.

The now-California native made his professional debut in November 2014 and TKO’ed Jorge Rodriguez Olivera in the sixth round of their showdown. Ten wins, including eight TKO/KOs, finishes later, and he finally earned his opportunity to win a major boxing title.

That perfect start in the paid ranks had catapulted him to an immaculate run which saw him win the WBA Light Heavyweight Title in November 2017 when he knocked out Trent Broadhurst via first-round knockout. Bivol’s reign as the WBA title holder began with this vicious knockout, and he was able to defend it multiple times.

After that, he successfully fended off seven challengers (against Sullivan Barrera, Issac Chilemba, Jean Pascal, Joe Smith Jr., Gilbert Castillo Rivera, Craig Richards, and Umar Salamnov) to retain his championship before setting up a gigantic showdown with Canelo Alvarez in May 2022. Bivol rose to fame when he unanimously beat the Mexican superstar. Bivol is fresh off a unanimous decision win over Gilberto Ramirez.

Oleksandr Usyk – 22-0

For the first time since 1999, an undisputed heavyweight boxing world champion was crowned. Oleksandr Usyk defeated Tyson Fury in their unification match in May 2024 to capture all the belts in the division. After a grueling battle, Usyk carved out a split decision victory over “The Gypsy King.” Prior to this triumph, the Ukrainian superstar had already unified the cruiserweight division in 2018.

Before becoming a two-division undisputed world champion, Usyk was also a former Olympic Gold Medalist during the 2012 London Olympics. A few other notable wins on his professional record were against Krzysztof Glowacki, Marco Huck, Murat Gassiev, Mairis Briedis, Daniel Dubois, and Anthony Joshua (twice).

He’s expected to face Fury once more in a rematch later this year since they met the expectations of the boxing community with their action-packed match inside the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, their contract, which they signed before the first encounter, has a rematch clause.

Artur Beterbiev – 20-0

After becoming a two-time Olympian during the 2008 and 2012 games, Artur Beterbiev successfully jumped to the professional ranks in 2013. Since then, he has been wreaking havoc in the light heavyweight division and has won all 20 of his fights by stoppage.

During this stretch, Beterbiev captured the IBF World Light Heavyweight title, the WBC World Light Heavyweight title, and the WBO World Light Heavyweight title. Several of his most notable victories were against Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Adam Deines, Marcus Browne, and Anthony Yarde.

The Russian, who now fights out of Montreal, Canada, is coming off a seventh-round TKO finish of Callum Smith in his most recent fight in January to retain all his championships for the second time. Beterbiev is preparing for a massive unification bout with the WBA Super World Light Heavyweight champion, Dmitry Bivol, on June 1 to determine the division’s undisputed king.

Naoya Inoue – 26-0

Japanese superstar Naoya Inoue, a three-division world champion, represents the undefeated fighters from Asia. He made his amateur debut during the 2010 Asian Youth Championship, where he bagged the bronze medal and ended his career in the amateurs with a silver medal during the 2012 Asian Olympic Qualifier in Astana, Kazakhstan. The “Monster” also had a short amateur career from 2010 to 2012, appearing only in five major amateur tournaments worldwide and in Asia.

He ended up with a 75-6 record before officially moving to the professional ranks in 2012. Inoue only needed six fights to win his first world title after stopping Adrian Hernandez in April 2014 and capturing the WBC Light Flyweight Title. This has set Inoue in the right direction as he went on an immaculate run.

After one successful title defense, he instantly moved to a higher weight class and won the WBO World Super Flyweight Title over Omar Andres Narvaez in December 2014. He was able to defend it on seven occasions before moving up again in the bantamweight division and finding similar success. He has a perfect 18-0 record in championship fights and 16 TKO/KO finishes.

Inoue obtained the WBC, WBA, and IBF titles and became the division’s lineal champion by beating the likes of Jamie McDonnell, Juan Carlos Payano, Emmanuel Rodriguez, and Nonito Donaire. Because of this impressive list of victories against big-time names, the Japanese cemented his on the pound-for-pound list. He came off an 10th-round finish of Marlon Tapales in December 2023 to become a two-division undisputed champion.

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.