Pound for Pound Top 50 boxers in the world (January 2018)

Gennady Golovkin Pound for Pound

Lawrence Lustig

As we head into another busy boxing calendar, the current Pound for Pound Top 50 list has been finalized for January 2018.

All records have been reset for the New Year as fighters vie to be recognized as the Pound for Pound best on the planet.

As we leave 2017 behind, Gennady Golovkin holds the honor of holding the P4P crown, with Vasyl Lomachenko in second place.

Ironically, both champions are heading the race to be hailed as WBN’s Fighter of the Year for 2017 as voted for by readers.

Also in the top ten are the likes of Terence Crawford, who is about to attempt to clean up in another division after dominating at 140, whilst Canelo Alvarez would need to defeat Golovkin in a rematch to state his case to be number one.

Mikey Garcia, Naoya Inoue, Keith Thurman, Jorge Linares, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and forthcoming opponent Juan Estrada all make up the rest of the main spots.

Below is the Pound for Pound list for January 2018:

1 Gennady Golovkin 
2 Vasyl Lomachenko 
3 Terence Crawford 
4 Canelo Alvarez 
5 Mikey Garcia 
6 Naoya Inoue 
7 Keith Thurman 
8 Jorge Linares
9 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 
10 Juan Estrada 
11 Leo Santa Cruz 
12 Donnie Nietes 
13 Anthony Joshua 
14 Deontay Wilder 
15 Aleksandr Usyk 
16 Wanheng Menayothin
17 Sergey Kovalev 
18 Carl Frampton 
19 Kosei Tanaka
20 Adonis Stevenson 


21 Errol Spence Jr
22 Manny Pacquiao 
23 Badou Jack 
24 Abner Mares 
25 Erislandy Lara 
26 Roman Gonzalez 
27 Gary Russell Jr. 
28 Danny Garcia 
29 Guillermo Rigondeaux 
30 Ryan Burnett 
31 Ryoichi Taguchi 
32 Jamie McDonnell 
33 Gilberto Ramirez 
34 Danny Jacobs 
35 Jessie Magdaleno 
36 Shawn Porter 
37 Rances Barthelemy 
38 Miguel Berchelt 
39 Murat Gassiev 
40 Terry Flanagan 
41 Nonito Donaire 
42 Luis Nery 
43 Lamont Peterson 
44 George Groves 
45 Shinsuke Yamanaka 
46 Billy Joe Saunders 
47 Jermall Charlo 
48 Sadam Ali 
49 Rey Vargas 
50 Jeff Horn 

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