Ranking Boxing's 10 Fastest-Rising Names

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Ranking Boxing's 10 Fastest-Rising Names
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A list of the fastest rising names in boxing is different than a pound-for-pound list. The majority of fighters ranked in the pound-for-pound top 10 have risen and are now coasting along at an elevated peak.

A few of the fighters on this list are names I would also rank inside the pound-for-pound top 10—or very close. But they have only entered that status recently and on the strength of scintillating performances.

They are climbing with a bullet, momentum still seeming to ride beneath their wings.

Other included fighters have made impressive and rapid gains recently within their own weight classes. There is a mix here of established headliners and fighters who are pressing hard on the edge of stardom.



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