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Nov
2018

Pound for Pound Top 50 boxers: The Tyson Fury debate, triumphant Jose Pedraza returns

World Boxing News 26/08/2018

The updated World Boxing News Pound for Pound list was released this weekend with no place for returning heavyweight Tyson Fury. 

Comeback wins over Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta were enough to see Fury overhaul Joseph Parker and Kubrat Pulev in the system but saw the ‘Gypsy King’ land just outside the Top 50.

Fury will challenge Deontay Wilder for the WBC crown by the end of 2018, with a victory already deemed good enough to see the 30 year-old break the Top 10 for the first time in his career.

Jose Pedraza is back following his win over Ray Beltran as the Puerto Rican became a two-weight, two-time world title holder on Saturday night.

Carl Frampton‘s win last week has the Irishman remaining at 15, three places higher than at the beginning of the year.

WBN’s pound for pound rankings are based on world title wins, multi-weight titles, calibre of opponents, manner of victories, longevity and activity in a calendar year.

Fighters earn more ranking points for defeating opponents also rated in the Top 50. Star ratings are based on achievement in the sport.

*Fighters who fail to arrange an upcoming fight for twelve months will forfeit their ranking (barring injury).

View the full history of Pound for Pound from 1970 – 2018 here

No. / Name / Record in 2018 / Pos. in January

1 Vasyl Lomachenko [1-0, 1 KO] (2)
2 Mikey Garcia [2-0] (5)
3 Aleksandr Usyk [2-0] (15)
4 Terence Crawford [1-0, 1 KO] (3)
5 Gennady Golovkin [1-0, 1 KO] (1)
6 Manny Pacquiao [1-0, 1 KO] (22)
7 Naoya Inoue [1-0, 1 KO] (6)
8 Anthony Joshua [1-0] (13)
9 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai [2-0, 1 KO] (9)
10 Leo Santa Cruz [1-0] (11)


11 Wanheng Menayothin [1-0] (16)
12 Donnie Nietes [1-0, 1 KO] (12)
13 Canelo Alvarez [] (4)
14 Deontay Wilder [] (14)
15 Carl Frampton [2-0, 1 KO] (18)
16 Errol Spence Jr. [1-0] (21)
17 Adonis Stevenson [0-0-1] (20)
18 Kosei Tanaka [1-0, 1 KO] (19)
19 Juan Estrada [0-1] (10)
20 Badou Jack [0-0-1] (23)
21 Gary Russell Jr. [1-0] (27)
22 Jorge Linares [0-1] (8)
23 Roman Gonzalez [] (26)
24 Ryan Burnett [1-0] (30)
25 Gervonta Davis [1-0, 1 KO] (NE)
26 Danny Garcia [] (28)
27 Miguel Berchelt [2-0, 2 KO] (38)
28 Jarrett Hurd [1-0] (NE)
29 Guillermo Rigondeaux [] (29)
30 Hekkie Budler [1-0] (NE)
31 Daniel Jacobs [1-0] (34)
32 Abner Mares [0-1] (24)
33 Gilberto Ramirez [2-0, 1 KO] (33)
34 James DeGale [1-0] (NE)
35 Jose Pedraza [3-0] (NE)
36 Shawn Porter [] (36)
37 Rey Vargas [1-0] (NE)
38 George Groves [1-0] (44)
39 Jermall Charlo [1-0, 1 KO] (47)
40 Jerwin Ancajas [2-0, 1 KO] (NE)
41 Billy Joe Saunders [] (46)
42 Oscar Valdez [1-0] (NE)
43 Ken Shiro [1-0, 1 KO] (NE)
44 Jermell Charlo [1-0] (NE)
45 Eleider Alvarez [1-0, 1 KO] (NE)
46 Mairis Breidis [1-0] (NE)
47 Murat Gassiev [1-1, 1 KO] (39)
48 Jaime Munguia [2-0, 1 KO] (NE)
49 Dmitry Bivol [2-0, 1 KO] (NE)
50 Maurice Hooker [1-0] (NE)

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