22
Nov
2019

Anthony Joshua jabs his way into Pound for Pound Top 5

WBN P4P 01/04/2018
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Lawrence Lustig

Anthony Joshua has become the first heavyweight since Tyson Fury to crack the Pound for Pound Top 10 list following the addition of a fourth world title belt to his impressive haul.

The Londoner proved he’s not just a concussive puncher when rewinding back to his amateur days to see out a points victory over Joseph Parker on Saturday night in Cardiff, Wales.

Joshua had previously held a position in the Top 20 since defeating Wladimir Klitschko almost a year ago, but now moves into the big leagues after adding the WBO belt to his WBA, IBF and IBO versions.

‘AJ’ is possibly only one win away from being the first top division star since Lennox Lewis to hold the pound for pound number one spot after overhauling Canelo Alvarez to take fifth place on the list.

Gennady Golovkin remains at the helm, ahead of Vasyl Lomachenko, Terence Crawford and Mikey Garcia to round off the top five.

Full P4P Top 50: 

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

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