Top Young Boxers in 2019


All new boxers will have to climb the ranks of their predecessors. Most contenders in becoming the new face of boxing are 25 years old or younger leaving them plenty of time to maintain some spotlight.

These elite boxers under 25 have what it takes to be the next Mayweather, Sugar Ray Leonard or Roberto Durán. Whether it was more time in the ring at a younger age, an extra youth speed and agility training camp, or innate talent, these young boxers have the potential to rise to the top in the boxing arena.

Felix Verdejo

This lightweight fighter from Puerto Rico had already acquired 15 KOs and earned a record of 22-0 by age 22. Fighting in arenas like Madison Square Garden and already making multiple appearances on HBO. Verdejo is truly an athlete that knows about perseverance and will-power. Even with a 13-month long sideline in his career from being hospitalized with head trauma after a motorcycle accident, this youthful boxer worked his back to the heights of boxing excellence.

Naoya Inoue

Called “a killer” by some of boxing’s most proficient viewers, this 23-year-old has already secured a two-division championship and three WBO title defenses. With 16 KO’s and an impeccable record of 18-0, this super-flyweight from Japan, earned the nickname “The Monster” because of the power and accuracy of his punches, particularly to the body. Even after a brief year hiatus from the sport, he defeated Warlito Parrenas in the second round with a TKO.

Erickson Lubin

Ranking in the superwelter weight class this southpaw from Orlando, FL started training at age 3 and went on to secure two wins in the Junior Olympics. Fighting almost back to back fights early in his career, Lubin shows great enthusiasm and energy for his sport and has a record to boot. Today he holds outstanding stats of 21-1 with 16 KOs at the budding age of 23. Al Haymon even named Lubin as one of his top boxing prospects on Premier Boxing Champions.

These are just a few of the top boxers under 25 to look out for in upcoming events. Other honorable mentions are heavyweight Joseph Parker, super-lightweight Joel Diaz Jr., super flyweight Jerwin Ancajas, and super-bantamweight Diego De La Hoya. Only time will tell how far these young athletes will make it but with the performance and dedication they’ve put forth so far is promising for great success.

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