The Ring (magazine)

The Ring (also The Ring Magazine ) is the oldest existing Boxzeitschrift the United States.

It was co-founded in 1922 by Nat Fleischer, who in 1929 became the sole owner and director until his death in 1972. It is, like the earlier competing " KO Magazine" and "World Boxing" published by London Publications Publisher. In the years 1972 to 1979 Fleischer's son Nat Loubet was the editor, current editor in chief Nigel Collins. Oscar de la Hoya's company Golden Boy Enterprises is currently owner of Boxzeitschrift.

Ring Rankings

The magazine is like practically out all Boxzeitschriften and websites own rankings.

In recent years has intensified over supporters with ESPN and HBO, the debate as to whether an overarching rankings, such as "The Ring" should be used as a measure of performance. Because of the many world organizations with partially deviating regulations in parallel, there are numerous different world champions in the same weight class. Furthermore, in modern boxing - as is common in professional sports - not only agreed due to the sporting challenge the fights, but selected the opponent especially with regard to the fight Exchange.

Addition to the rankings for each weight class, a weight class Independent rankings ( Best Pound for Pound Fighter in the World) is out.

(Updated: December 20, 2013)


The " Ring Magazine " presents awards in the following categories:

  • Ring Magazine Boxer of the Year
  • Ring Magazine Fight of the Year
  • Ring Magazine Knockout of the Year
  • Ring Magazine Comeback of the Year
  • Ring Magazine Event of the Year
  • Ring Magazine round of the year