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Pound for Pound Top 50 – October 2018

World Boxing News 10/10/2018

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WBN Fighter of the Year for 2016, Vasyl Lomachenko stays firm at the helm of the Pound for Pound Rankings.

Approaching the end of another year, the formidable Ukrainian is recognized as the best boxer around.

Taking top spot from 2017 FOTY Gennady Golovkin back in May, Lomachenko bids to cement his place in a unification on December 8.

Depending on the manner of his victory against Jose Pedraza, ‘Loma’ would keep the number one position – even if Canelo Alvarez becomes a three-weight world champion.

Canelo battles Rocky Fielding on December 15, but due to the ‘regular’ title being on the line, the Mexican’s achievement won’t be rated as highly.

Mikey Garcia, Oleksandr Usyk and Terence Crawford are all set to face opponents who won’t be enough to overhaul Lomachenko – unless he unexpectedly tastes defeat against ‘The Sniper’.

1 Vasyl Lomachenko – LIGHTWEIGHT

2 Canelo Alvarez – MIDDLEWEIGHT

3 Mikey Garcia – LIGHTWEIGHT

4 Oleksandr Usyk – CRUISERWEIGHT

5 Terence Crawford – WELTERWEIGHT

6 Gennady Golovkin – MIDDLEWEIGHT

7 Naoya Inoue – BANTAMWEIGHT

8 Manny Pacquiao – WELTERWEIGHT

9 Anthony Joshua – HEAVYWEIGHT

10 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai – SUPER-FLYWEIGHT

11 Kosei Tanaka

12 Leo Santa Cruz

13 Wanheng Menayothin

14 Donnie Nietes

15 Deontay Wilder

16 Carl Frampton

17 Juan Estrada

18 Errol Spence

19 Shawn Porter

20 Adonis Stevenson



21 Kazuto Ioka
22 Badou Jack
23 Jorge Linares
24 Roman Gonzalez
25 Gary Russell Jr.
26 Ryan Burnett
27 Gervonta Davis
28 Miguel Berchelt
29 Jarrett Hurd
30 Guillermo Rigondeaux
31 Callum Smith
32 Hekkie Budler
33 Daniel Jacobs
34 Abner Mares
35 Gilberto Ramirez
36 James DeGale
37 Jose Pedraza
38 Rey Vargas
39 Jermall Charlo
40 Jerwin Ancajas
41 Dmitry Bivol
42 Oscar Valdez
43 Ken Shiro
44 Jermell Charlo
45 Jaime Munguia
46 Mairis Briedis
47 Eleider Alvarez
48 Maurice Hooker
49 Artur Beterbiev
50 Murat Gassiev

WBN’s pound for pound rankings is based on – World title wins, multi-weight titles, caliber of opponents and manner of victories. Longevity and activity in a calendar year are also taken into consideration.

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).

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