23
Sep
2020

Canelo enters divisional rankings at 160 for the first time

WBN P4P 16/05/2017

Naoki Fukuda

Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez has placed two in the new middleweight divisional ratings following the announcement of a clash with big rival Gennady Golovkin.

Canelo was previously top of the 154 rankings, but with a September 16 clash with ‘GGG’ confirmed, the former two-time world title holder now takes his position at the higher limit.

Golovkin’s superior pound for pound rating means Canelo must be content with second position at 160 though as the 26 year-old is rated at five in the world, two places below the Kazakh, on the back of victory over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

With Canelo out of the picture at super-welterweight, unified champion and former opponent Erislandy Lara takes over at the summit at 154.

Should Canelo be able to overthrow Golovkin in the fall, there’s a real possibility of either overhauling the likes of Andre Ward and Manny Pacquiao to reign as P4P king.

Much defends on Ward’s rematch with Kovalev, whilst Pacquiao looks sure to drop whatever happens after deciding on facing unrated Aussie Jeff Horn.

WBN Middleweight rankings (P4P):

1. Gennady Golovkin (3)
2. Canelo Alvarez (5)
3. Daniel Jacobs (33)
4. Jermall Charlo (46)
5. Billy Joe Saunders (NR)

Super-welterweight:

1. Erislandy Lara (29)
2. Demetrius Andrade (NR)
3. Jermell Charlo (NR)
4. Jarrett Hurd (NR)
5. Liam Smith (NR)

WBN Pound for Pound Top 10:

1 Andre Ward 
2 Manny Pacquiao
3 Gennady Golovkin 
4 Vasyl Lomachenko
5 Canelo Alvarez
6 Roman Gonzalez
7 Terence Crawford 
8 Sergey Kovalev 
9 Guillermo Rigondeaux 
10 Keith Thurman