From Chris Williams: Ring Magazine arrived with their new top pound-for-pound evaluations on Thursday, and also yet one noteworthy change is IBF welterweight winner Errol Spence Jr. sliding into the number 5 spot before former IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, who is demoted to #6.
Spence, 29, is coming off of livelihood best triumph in beating four branch world champion Mikey Garcia by a 12 round unanimous decision last weekend on Fox Sports PPV. In contrast, Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) lost his last fight to Saul Canelo Alvarez, albeit by a controversial 12 round majority decision in September of 2018. Golovkin could move back up to the top five when he faces somebody good in his second fight in June and also wins. Nevertheless, both names which are supposed to be options for GGG’s fight in June, Brandon Adams and Kamil Szeremeta, aren’t large enough skills for Golovkin to find a higher standing in Ring Magazine’s rankings if he wins.
Here is your new upgraded Ring Magazine pound-for-pound evaluations:
1️⃣ Vasyl Lomachenko
Two ️⃣ Terence Crawford
3️⃣ Canelo Alvarez
6️⃣ Gennady Golovkin
🔟 Donnie Nietes
IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight winner Anthony Joshua didn’t make Ring Magazine’s top for some reason. 1 possible reason behind this is the way Joshua has been becoming hurt a lot by his own rivals. Joshua’s last opponent Alexander Povetkin, 3-9, staggered him at the early going past September. Carlos Takam’d Joshua bothered at times, also Wladimir Klitschko almost knocked out him. Joshua’s triumph over Joseph Parker was corrupt as a result of referee seemingly giving him a hand by not allowing inside fighting, which crippled Parker’s match. With the referee perhaps not allowing interior fighting, Parker had to remain on the away from whole night.
The blend of Golovkin losing to Canelo along with him inactive for six months likely hurt his ranks together with Ring Magazine.
Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) remains in the top at the #9 spot although losing to Spence. Ring Magazine demonstrably must have believed that Mikey fought well enough against Spence maybe never to be dropped from their top . Spence wasn’t capable to subdue Garcia, 3-1, or even knock him down. But some boxing fans believe Spence was intentionally taking it easy on Garcia by not pressing the way he does in his fights. Had Spence fought Garcia the way he did against Chris Algieri along with Oscar Ocampo.
Terence Crawford is currently holding steady at number 2 on the P-4-P checklist. He’d probably get pushed around #1 pound the list whenever he would beat one of the best welterweights, but thusfar, Top Rank hasn’t put him in with any of those good fighters at 147. Crawford’s just two conflicts at welterweight came against Jeff Horn along with Jose Benavidez Jr.. Those guys aren’t seen to be at the identical class as the elite welterweights (i.e., Errol Spence Jr., Keith Thurman, Yordenis Ugas, Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia), and it’s going to shoot a better match-making by the promotional company if want Crawford to become pushed higher. Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs) is scheduled to defend his WBO welterweight title against Amir Khan (33-4, 20 KOs) the following month on April 20 on ESPN pay per view. Even though Khan is former world champion also is highly known, he’s none of those fighters at the welterweight division. Beating him isn’t going to help Crawford choose the #1 spot at Ring Magazine’s pound-for-pound standing.
This author ’s private best 10 pound-for-pound record is as follows:
1️⃣ Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
Two ️⃣ Oleksander Usyk
3️⃣ Naoya Inoue
5️⃣ Errol Spence
6️⃣ Gennady Golovkin
7️⃣ Saul Canelo Alvarez
8️⃣ Vasyl Lomachenko
9️⃣ Terence Crawford
🔟 Dmitry Bivol
Crawford and Lomachenko haven’t finished for them to be rated #1 and number 2 in this writer’s ruling. They’v had way too many soft fights between them for them to maintain the top five pound-for-pound. You hate to say it, however there’s already been a lot of fodder shoveled in to the ring to Loma and Crawford to feast .