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P4P Update: Anthony Joshua unmoved despite Carlos Takam win

WBN P4P 04/11/2017

Anthony Joshua’s victory over Carlos Takam meant the Pound for Pound Top went unchanged this week in the first update of November 2017.

The British brute dominated Takam for the duration of the contest but seemed to struggle after coming in at a career-high weight of 254 pounds on the scales.

‘AJ’ remains in 15th spot following his superb win over Wladimir Klitschko back in April, a triumph which initially saw Joshua break into the Top 50 for the very first time.

Luis Nery and Shinsuke Yamanaka, two fighters who were set to be removed from the ratings for very different reasons, retain their positions at 45 and 48 respectively.

Gennady Golovkin is still top on the back of Andre Ward’s retirement, whilst Vasyl Lomachenko has the chance to end that run dependent on how his clash with sixth place Guillermo Rigondeaux pans out.

Both fighters are threats to ‘GGG’ ahead of their encounter next month, whilst 2018 could well be the year of third-ranked Terence Crawford.

Here’s how the Top 20 looks on Nov 4, 2017:

[Record in 2017] / (Position in January)

1 Gennady Golovkin [1-0-1] (4)
2 Terence Crawford [2-0, 2 KO] (5)
3 Vasyl Lomachenko [2-0, 2 KO] (6)
4 Canelo Alvarez [1-0-1] (8)
5 Mikey Garcia [2-0, 1 KO] (42)
6 Guillermo Rigondeaux [1-0, 1 KO] (9)
7 Miguel Cotto [1-0] (NE)
8 Naoya Inoue [2-0, 2 KO] (11)
9 Keith Thurman [1-0] (16)
10 Jorge Linares [2-0] (12)
11 Juan Francisco Estrada [2-0, 1 KO] (13)
12 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai [2-0] (NE)
13 Leo Santa Cruz [1-0] (24)
14 Donnie Nietes [1-0] (17)
15 Anthony Joshua [2-0, 2 KO] (NE)
16 Carl Frampton [0-1] (10)
17 Adonis Stevenson [1-0, 1 KO] (23)
18 Aleksandr Usyk [2-0 1 KO] (43)
19 Sergey Kovalev [0-1] (7)
20 Kosei Tanaka [1-0] (20)

View the entire WBN P4P Top 50 here

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