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Boxing’s Pound for Pound Top 50: May 2018

WBN P4P 22/05/2018

Boxing’s Top 50 rated fighters have been consistently updated as a host of big fights took place in the month of May. 

With the likes of Gennady Golovkin, Vasyl Lomachenko, Adonis Stevenson, Gary Russell Jr. and massive UK clashes between Lee Selby and Josh Warrington and Tony Bellew and David Haye taking place, the spring season really hit the ground running as fans prepare for a scorching summer of action.

In the WBN Pound for Pound ratings, the summit changed hands for the first time since the latter part of 2017 as Lomachenko overhauled Golovkin with an impressive stoppage of Jorge Linares.

A week earlier, Golovkin had defeated Vanes Martirosyan – a victory which ultimately wasn’t enough to keep the big-punching Kazakh at the helm.

On the same night, Bellew’s repeat win over Haye failed to see the former WBC cruiserweight champion enter the half century, whilst Stevenson and Jack’s impressive draw at the weekend lifted both boxers a couple of places.

Warrington’s shock of Selby in Leeds put the new IBF featherweight ruler on the fringes of cracking the list, whilst Russell Jr. improved his standing by fending off the challenge of Joseph Diaz Jr.

The biggest mover was Hekkie Budler, who unified a second weight division by picking up two light-flyweight belts in Japan.

p4p top 15 may 2018

16 Murat Gassiev 
17 Errol Spence Jr. 
18 Adonis Stevenson 
19 Juan Estrada
20 Kosei Tanaka
21 Manny Pacquiao 
22 Badou Jack
23 Gary Russell Jr.
24 Jorge Linares 
25 Abner Mares
26 Roman Gonzalez
27 Ryan Burnett
28 Gervonta Davis 
29 Danny Garcia
30 Guillermo Rigondeaux
31 Hekkie Budler 
32 Gilberto Ramirez 
33 Jarrett Hurd
34 Jamie McDonnell
35 Danny Jacobs 
36 James DeGale
37 Shawn Porter
38 Luis Nery
39 Miguel Berchelt
40 Rey Vargas
41 George Groves 
42 Jermall Charlo
43 Terry Flanagan 
44 Daigo Higa
45 Billy Joe Saunders 
46 Jerwin Ancajas
47 Oscar Valdez 
48 Jeff Horn
49 Mairis Breidis 
50 Jaime Munguia

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