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.