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2018

Canelo misses out on Pound for Pound Top spot, Loma stands firm

World Boxing News 19/09/2018

Ed Mulholland

New middleweight king Canelo Alvarez has jumped back into the Pound for Pound Top five for the first time since failing a drugs test.

The Mexican was riding high in the top ten for several years until being flagged for Clebuterol and handed a suspension.

Canelo’s six-month ban left no choice but to remove the two-weight world ruler from his lofty position until an impressive win over Gennady Golovkin over the weekend.

A Las Vegas rematch saw Canelo and Golovkin trade blows in a classic battle for twelve rounds, with either fighter laying claim to victory.

In the end, it was Canelo who took the spoils and the 160 pound belt, leaving a trilogy fight as a major option.

Calls for Canelo be labelled the number one on the planet have since been heard. Although Vasyl Lomachenko remains number one on the WBN list.

The current WBN Fighter of the Year, Lomachenko has acheived an unbelievable amount in just under five years as a pro.

A triumph over Jorge Linares cemented his place in May and keeps the Ukrainian above Canelo…but only just.

Mikey Garcia drops to third, whilst Golovkin himself only gives way to Canelo from fifth to sixth.

Current Pound for Pound Top 20 (1-10): 

1 Vasyl Lomachenko – LIGHTWEIGHT

RANKING IN JANUARY: 2
RECORD IN 2018: 1-0, 1 KO

2 Canelo Alvarez – MIDDLEWEIGHT

RANKING IN JANUARY: 4
RECORD IN 2018: 1-0

3 Mikey Garcia – LIGHTWEIGHT

RANKING IN JANUARY: 5
RECORD IN 2018: 2-0

4 Oleksandr Usyk – CRUISERWEIGHT

RANKING IN JANUARY: 15
RECORD IN 2018: 2-0

5 Terence Crawford – WELTERWEIGHT

RANKING IN JANUARY: 3
RECORD IN 2018: 1-0, 1 KO

6 Gennady Golovkin – MIDDLEWEIGHT

RANKING IN JANUARY: 1
RECORD IN 2018: 1-1, 1 KO

7 Manny Pacquiao – WELTERWEIGHT

RANKING IN JANUARY: 22
RECORD IN 2018: 1-0, 1 KO

8 Naoya Inoue – BANTAMWEIGHT

RANKING IN JANUARY: 6
RECORD IN 2018: 1-0, 1 KO

9 Anthony Joshua – HEAVYWEIGHT

RANKING IN JANUARY: 13
RECORD IN 2018: 1-0

10 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai – SUPER-FLYWEIGHT

RANKING IN JANUARY: 9
RECORD IN 2018: 2-0, 1 KO


(11-20)

11 Leo Santa Cruz

12 Wanheng Menayothin

13 Donnie Nietes

14 Deontay Wilder

15 Carl Frampton

16 Juan Estrada

17 Errol Spence

18 Shawn Porter

19 Adonis Stevenson

20 Kazuto Ioka

View the full P4P list here

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