Mayweather, Pacquiao and… Allen? – Most Googled boxers of 2019 (April)
World Boxing News dives into the world of internet search history by compiling a list of the most Googled boxers out there at the moment.
Classified as active, Floyd Mayweather Jr. leads the way due to continued speculation he may return. Mayweather also fought on New Year’s Eve in an exhibition.
Mayweather tops a list of some of the biggest names around, all of whom are joined by the conspicuous presence of one Dave Allen.
The likeable British heavyweight surprisingly makes the top ten as his reputation continues to soar on home soil.
Second to Mayweather comes career rival Manny Pacquiao, followed by Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez.
Due to his involvement in a fight with Canelo on May 4th, Danny Jacobs comes in at fourth place. Fifth spot goes to Amir Khan.
The Bolton welterweight is more searched than Terence Crawford despite suffering defeat to the American last weekend.
Sandwiched between the 147 pounders is heavyweight ruler Anthony Joshua. The four-belt title holder came in just behind compatriot Khan.
Gennady Golovkin takes eighth place ahead of WBC heavyweight title holder Deontay Wilder.
Then comes a stunning entry by Dave Allen fresh from knocking out Lucas Browne in London.
The top female by some margin is Katie Taylor. The lightweight champion is just outside the first ten.
Michael Hunter receives a massive boost after being linked to a fight with Anthony Joshua, whilst Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. remains a popular figure despite recent inactivity.
Tyson Fury comes next ahead of his Las Vegas debut.
Fury battles Tom Schwarz on June 15 at the MGM Grand on the world-famous Strip.
Making up the top twenty are Vasyl Lomachenko, young prospect Ryan Garcia, Gervonta Davis, Jarrell Miller and Sergey Kovalev.
MOST GOOGLED BOXERS (April 2019)
1/ FLOYD MAYWEATHER
The most popular fighter of his generation and holding an undefeated 50-0 record as a pro.
2 / MANNY PACQUIAO
One of the most revered active boxers around. A huge following in the Philippines continues to push his worldwide presence.
The Mexican currently rules in two weight classes and is back in action next month.
4/ DANIEL JACOBS
Facing Canelo on May 4th has considerably boosted the American’s profile in 2019.
5/ AMIR KHAN
Despite a recent loss to Terence Crawford, Khan remains one of the biggest boxing brands in the world.
6/ ANTHONY JOSHUA
Pushing Khan hard to be the UK’s top searched fighter. The current unified heavyweight champion.
7 / TERENCE CRAWFORD
Crawford is now one of the biggest names in the United States on the back of his win over Khan.
8 / GENNADY GOLOVKIN
Forever popular, Golovkin sharing two fights with Canelo did wonders for his profile.
9/ DEONTAY WILDER
The star US heavyweight and now firmly established in the top division ranks.
10 / DAVE ALLEN
Doncaster’s finest heavyweight makes a stunning appearance in the top ten as one of the most marketable faces currently in the United Kingdom.
11 to 20
11/ Katie Taylor
12/ Michael Hunter
13/ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
14/ Tyson Fury
15/ Mikey Garcia
16/ Vasyl Lomachenko
17/ Ryan Garcia
18/ Gervonta Davis
19/ Jarrell Miller
20/ Sergey Kovalev