Thursday, May 26

New loss for Canelo Alvarez: Oleksandr Usyk, No. 1 pound for pound

This Thursday, the list of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world was updated, in which the unified heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk, moved up to the number one spot while Saul Canelo Alvarez fell several positions.

The moves come in the wake of Canelo Alvarez’s loss on Saturday, May 7 to undefeated light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol by unanimous decision.

Alvarez dropped five positions

Canelo remained in first place, but is now in sixth place in the top ten revealed by The Ring, which has the prestige in the boxing world. Bivol, on the other hand, was enough to establish himself in eighth place.

Terence Crawford, WBO welterweight champion, ranks second among the best pound-for-pound fighters, while Errol Spence Jr, IBF, WBA and WBC welterweight champion, is in fourth place.

In addition to Alvarez, another Mexican fighter, Juan Francisco Estrada, who has not fought for months, but is still in this position due to the results of other fighters and because he has been sidelined due to illness.

Nicaraguan Gonzalez is still in the Top 10

Another Latin fighter, Roman Chocolatito Gonzalez, closes the list after defeating Rey Martinez by unanimous decision on March 5 of this year. The Nicaraguan pound-for-pound, was the best in the world between 2015 and 2016.

The Ring Magazine’s updated list of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world

  1. Oleksandr Usyk | Ukraine | 19-0-0 | IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion.
  2. Terence Crawford | United States | 38-0-0 | WBO welterweight champion
  3. Naoya Inoue | Japan | 22-0-0 | IBF and WBA Bantamweight Champion
  4. Errol Spence Jr. | United States | 28-0-0 | IBF, WBA and WBC Welterweight Champion
  5. Juan Francisco Estrada | Mexico | 42-3-0-0 | WBA Super Flyweight Champion
  6. Canelo Alvarez | Mexico | 57-2-2 | WBA, WBO, IBF and WBC super middleweight champion
  7. Vasily Lomachenko | Ukraine | 16-2-0 | Former lightweight champion
  8. Dmitry Bivol | Russia | 20-0-0 | WBA light heavyweight champion
  9. Josh Taylor | England | 19-0-0 | WBA, WBO, IBF and WBC Super lightweight champion
  10. Román Gonzalez | Nicaragua | 51-3-0 | Former Super Flyweight Champion
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