15
Oct
2019

P4P Update: Usyk, Gassiev and Briedis all rise following World Boxing Super Series semi-finals

WBN P4P 07/02/2018

Three of the stars of the recent World Boxing Super Series cruiserweights tournament have moved over 30 places between them in 2018 alone.

Alexandr Usyk, Mairis Briedis and Murat Gassiev have all moved north due to their impressive exploits in the eight-man Ali Trophy competition.

Usyk has cracked the top ten for the first time, whilst fellow unified champion and WBSS finalist Murat Gassiev has jumped 21 places for his win over Yunier Dorticos.

The fact the Russian unified the belts having been placed fairly low down the Top 50 saw his status shoot through the roof and into the Top 20.

Finally, Mairis Briedis, who dropped out of the Top 50 at the back end of last year, simply because of other fighters improvements, moved up five places and back into the rankings.

The Latvian fully played his part in one of the best fights seen at 200 pounds in some years and pushed Usyk all the way to deservedly seal his elevation.

WBN Fighter of the Year for 2017, Gennady Golovkin continues to lead the way above Vasyl Lomachenko, whilst Terence Crawford is third.

The only other mover in the Top 50 this year is Jorge Linares, who leapfrogged Keith Thurman with his triumph over Mercito Gesta.

This was mainly due to inactively on the part of Thurman ahead of a summer return to action.

Current P4P Top 50 (February 7, 2018):

1 Gennady Golovkin [] (1)
2 Vasyl Lomachenko [] (2)
3 Terence Crawford [] (3)
4 Canelo Alvarez [] (4)
5 Mikey Garcia [] (5)
6 Naoya Inoue [] (6)
7 Jorge Linares [1-0] (8)
8 Keith Thurman [] (7)
9 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai [] (9)
10 Alexandr Usyk [1-0] (15)
11 Juan Estrada [] (10)
12 Leo Santa Cruz [] (11)
13 Donnie Nietes [] (12)
14 Anthony Joshua [] (13)
15 Deontay Wilder [] (14)
16 Wanheng Menayothin [] (16)
17 Sergey Kovalev [] (17)
18 Murat Gassiev [1-0, 1 KO] (39)
19 Errol Spence Jr. [1-0] (21)
20 Carl Frampton [] (18)
21 Kosei Tanaka [] (19)
22 Adonis Stevenson [] (20)
23 Manny Pacquiao [] (22)
24 Badou Jack [] (23)
25 Abner Mares [] (24)
26 Erislandy Lara [] (25)
27 Roman Gonzalez [] (26)
28 Gary Russell Jr. [] (27)
29 Danny Garcia [] (28)
30 Guillermo Rigondeaux [] (29)
31 Ryan Burnett [] (30)
32 Ryoichi Taguchi [] (31)
33 Jamie McDonnell [] (32)
34 Gilberto Ramirez [] (33)
35 Danny Jacobs [] (34)
36 Jessie Magdaleno [] (35)
37 Shawn Porter [] (36)
38 Rances Barthelemy [] (37)
39 Miguel Berchelt [] (38)
40 Terry Flanagan [] (40)
41 Nonito Donaire [] (41)
42 Luis Nery [] (42)
43 George Groves [] (44)
44 Shinsuke Yamanaka [] (45)
45 Billy Joe Saunders [] (46)
46 Jermall Charlo [] (47)
47 Jerwin Ancajas [1-0, 1 KO] (NE)
48 Mairis Briedis [0-1] (NE)
49 Sadam Ali [] (48)
50 Rey Vargas [] (49)

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