21
Sep
2020

Rated: Top 25 fighters in the world below 147 pounds

WBN Rated 13/06/2017

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As the Ratings series continues, the top fighters below the 147 pound division are revealed based on recent form and their current pound for pound ranking.

WBN have already subjected the heavyweight, super-middleweight, middleweight and welterweight classes to the system, which has so far seen Anthony Joshua, James DeGale, Gennady Golovkin and Keith Thurman take the top spots.

Now, the best boxers from 146 pounds down are rated, with no suprises about who holds prime position at the summit.

Rightly recognised as one of the best on the planet today, Vasyl Lomachenko is currently ahead of super-lightweight king Terence Crawford in the pecking order.

Here’s the list as it stands beginning with 1-10 (P4P / Record):

1. Vasyl Lomachenko (4 / 8-1) – An outstanding run in the amateur ranks has continued with Lomachenko looking unbeatable in last few bouts.

2. Terence Crawford (5 / 31-0) – Crawford has almost cleaned house at 140 since becoming a two-weight world champion on the back of success at 135.

3. Roman Gonzalez (7 / 46-1) – A debatable loss to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai saw Gonzalez suffer a drop from the top spot, although a return could be possible should he avenge the defeat.

4. Guillermo Rigondeaux (9 / 17-0) – The Cuban could have been much higher on the list if a move up in weight had happened over the past couple of years.

5. Naoya Inoue (11 / 13-0) – Inoue has been highly impressive in picking up world titles in two divisions and has already fought in eight world title fights.

6. Jorge Linares (12 / 42-3) – Recognised as one of the most exciting campaigners in the lower weights, Linares is the number one at 135.

7. Donnie Nietes (13 / 40-1-4) – Nietes has performed at the highest level for a decade now and has made twelve title defenses through three weight classes.

8. Leo Santa Cruz (14 / 33-1-1) – Victory over Carl Frampton meant Santa Cruz has beaten every opponent he’s faced ahead of another big fight at featherweight.

9. Shinsuke Yamanaka (15 / 27-0-2) – Yamanaka seems unstoppable in his WBC title reign at the bantamweight limit and is now unbeaten in 29 contests.

10. Mikey Garcia (17 / 36-0) – It could be argued that Garcia deserves a higher rating but a lengthy spell out of action did the Mexican-American no favors.

11 – 25 (P4P Rating)

11. Carl Frampton (18)
12. Juan Francisco Estrada (20)
13. Kosei Tanaka (21)
14. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (22)
15. Julius Indongo (23)
16. Gary Russell Jr. (24)
17. Kazuto Ioka (25)
18. Wanheng Menayothin (28)
19. Adrien Broner (29)
20. Jamie McDonnell (30)
21. Jessie Magdaleno (33)
22. Abner Mares (38)
23. Rances Barthelemy (41)
24. Terry Flanagan (42)
25. Carlos Cuadras (43)

View the full WBN Pound for Pound list here