Fans have been hoping to see Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather face off since the Bush-Cheney administration still held power in Washington D.C. They've been the two top fighters of the past decade and it's no surprise that they top this ranking.
But this is a list packed with Hall of Famers. Fighters who win the Boxing Writers Association Fighter of the Year honors are usually coming off the kind of career-defining years that place their names into conversations about all-time stars.
Because Pacquiao was a multiple winner I've cast the net all the way back to 2001 to fill the list out to 10.