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10 Up and Coming Boxers to Keep an Eye On: Future Champions in the Making

In the high-impact world of boxing, a constant stream of emerging talents keeps the excitement alive for fans around the globe. With iconic figures like Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao having hung up their gloves, the stage is set for a new breed of fighters. Let’s take a closer look at ten rising stars who are already making waves and are set to become future boxing legends.

Ryan Garcia

Lightweight sensation Ryan Garcia is captivating fans with his speed and charismatic personality. Based out of California, his ring prowess is evident in his impressive 23-1 record with 19 knockouts. Garcia's victory over Luke Campbell, a seasoned contender, highlighted his technical ability and confirmed his readiness for bigger challenges.

Ryan Garcia in the ring.
Ryan Garcia is currently ranked as the world's fourth-best active lightweight by The Ring magazine, seventh-best by BoxRec, eighth-best by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and the sixth-best active junior welterweight by ESPN.

Jaron Ennis

Boasting an undefeated record of 31-0 with 28 knockouts, Jaron Ennis is swiftly making a name for himself in the welterweight division. This Philly-based boxer's switch-hitting abilities and impressive speed have been crucial to his success. He showed his knockout prowess in his fight against Sergey Lipinets, further bolstering his rising profile.

Jaron Ennis with arm raised in victory.
Jaron Ennis is an American professional boxer who has held the IBF interim welterweight title since January 2023

Teófimo López

Teófimo López, a Brooklyn native, is a force to reckon with in the lightweight division. His boxing record of 19-1 with 13 knockouts is just a glimpse of what he has to offer. Known for his ferocious power and pinpoint accuracy, López's triumph over Vasyl Lomachenko showcased his ability to dominate even the toughest opponents.

Teofimo Lopez in the boxing ring
Teofimo Lopez has held multiple world championships in two weight classes, including the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and Ring magazine light welterweight titles since June 2023; previously he held the unified World Boxing Association (WBA) (Super version), International Boxing Federation (IBF), WBO, and Ring lightweight titles between 2019 and 2021

Shakur Stevenson

Featherweight fighter Shakur Stevenson combines exceptional defensive skills with an effective offense, resulting in an impressive unbeaten 20-0 record. His recent 2023 win over Shuichiro Yoshino underlined his superior technical skills. As an Olympic silver medalist, Stevenson's experience in high-pressure fights is unquestionable.

Shakur Stevenson in the ring
Shakur Stevenson is a former world champion in two weight classes, having held the WBO featherweight title from 2019 to 2020, the WBO super featherweight title from 2021 to 2022, and the WBC and The Ring super featherweight titles in 2022

Daniel Dubois

With a devastating knockout punch, British heavyweight Daniel Dubois has the boxing world's attention despite a recent setback. He has recorded 19 wins with 18 knockouts, and his victories over rivals Nathan Gorman and Joe Joyce show he has the resilience to bounce back from adversity.

Daniel Dubois in the ring
Daniel Dubois is a British professional boxer who has held the World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight title (Regular version) since 2022

Jerwin Ancajas

Hailing from the Philippines, Jerwin Ancajas has been steadily climbing the ranks in the super flyweight division. With a 34-3-2 record, his intelligent fighting style, combined with a powerful left hand, is a recipe for success. His eight successful IBF title defenses make him a future star to watch.

Jerwin Ancajas delivering a right hook to Jonathan Rodriguez
Jerwin Ancajas (Right) is a Filipino professional boxer. He held the IBF junior-bantamweight title from 2016 to 2022.

Vergil Ortiz Jr

Undefeated welterweight Vergil Ortiz Jr is turning heads with his aggressive fighting style and knockout power. His 19-0 record - all wins by knockout - is testament to his raw power. The Dallas-based boxer demonstrated his readiness for higher stakes in his 2022 win against Michael McKinson.

Vergil Ortiz Jr. in the ring, arms raised in victory
Vergil Ortiz Jr. is an American professional boxer who has held the WBO International welterweight title since 2021.

Mary McGee

Indiana-based Mary McGee is making strides in the women's super lightweight division. With a resilient and tough fighting style, she holds a 27-4 record. McGee's successful defense of her IBF title and her win against Dahianna Santana underline her championship mentality. Despite losing her belt in October 2021, she remains a boxer to be reckoned with.

Mary McGee with her Welterweight Belt
Mary McGee is an American professional boxer. She held the IBF female light welterweight title from 2019 to October 2021 and challenged for the WBC female lightweight title in 2013

Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor from Scotland is a precision puncher known for his pressure fighting style in the light welterweight division. His victory over Jack Catterall was a testament to his boxing prowess. Already having held various unified titles and an unbeaten 20-1 record, Taylor's future looks bright.

Josh Taylor with his various boxing belts
Josh Taylor is a former undisputed super lightweight champion, having held the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) (Super version) titles between 2019 and 2022, the World Boxing Council (WBC) title between 2021 and 2022, the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) title between 2021 and 2023 and the Ring magazine title between 2019 and 2023

Erickson Lubin

Erickson Lubin, known as "The Hammer," is a formidable contender in the super welterweight division. His southpaw stance and strong left hand have earned him a 27-2 record. Lubin's recent victory over Luis Arias signifies his readiness to challenge for world titles again.

Erickson Lubin
Erickson Lubin is an American professional boxer who challenged for the WBC super welterweight title in 2017. As of January 2022, he is ranked as the world's fourth best active super welterweight by The Ring magazine, seventh by BoxRec, and third by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.

Each of these up-and-coming boxing stars brings their unique skills and style to the ring. Their passion and dedication are evident in each bout, and their journey towards becoming legends is a thrilling spectacle. These future champions are sure to redefine the boxing landscape, delivering thrilling bouts and unforgettable moments that will have fans on the edge of their seats. So keep these names in mind, as they are poised to become the boxing world's next big things.

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