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2019

P4P shake-up: FIVE high-profile stars leave Top 50, Manny Pacquiao rises

World Boxing News 25/01/2019

📸 Chris Farina

A total of five former world champions have dropped out of the WBN P4P Top 50 as boxing legend Manny Pacquiao continues his resurgence at 40.

Badou Jack and Jorge Linares, both of whom suffered damaging losses this month, have been removed from the list. While Carl Frampton and Ryan Burnett miss out after losing their world titles in 2018.

Frampton and Burnett made way for a surge of newcomers to the 50. Nordine Oubaali, Caleb Plant and Marcus Browne all made the breakthrough following impressive victories.

In contrast, Pacquiao defeated fellow P4P star Adrien Broner, who becomes the fifth big name fighter to part the rankings.

The ‘Pacman’ has back-to-back victories over world-class opposition and is back in the hunt for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather.

Vasyl Lomachenko remains at the helm as talks continue for a mandatory fight with Anthony Crolla.

The formidable Ukrainian is followed by Canelo, good friend Oleksandr Usyk, Mikey Garcia and Pacquiao (📸 Esther Lin).

Pound for Pound Top 50

1 Vasyl Lomachenko
LIGHTWEIGHT
2 Canelo Alvarez
MIDDLEWEIGHT
3 Oleksandr Usyk
CRUISERWEIGHT
4 Mikey Garcia
WELTERWEIGHT
5 Manny Pacquiao
WELTERWEIGHT
6 Terence Crawford
WELTERWEIGHT
7 Gennady Golovkin
MIDDLEWEIGHT
8 Naoya Inoue
BANTAMWEIGHT
9 Donnie Nietes
SUPER-FLYWEIGHT
10 Tyson Fury
HEAVYWEIGHT
11 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
SUPER-FLYWEIGHT
12 Deontay Wilder
HEAVYWEIGHT
13 Anthony Joshua
HEAVYWEIGHT
14 Kosei Tanaka
FLYWEIGHT
15 Leo Santa Cruz
FEATHERWEIGHT
16 Wanheng Menayothin
MINIMUMWEIGHT
17 Juan Estrada
SUPER-FLYWEIGHT
18 Errol Spence
WELTERWEIGHT
19 Shawn Porter
WELTERWEIGHT
20 Daniel Jacobs
MIDDLEWEIGHT
21 Roman Gonzalez
SUPER-FLYWEIGHT
22 Gary Russell Jr.
FEATHERWEIGHT
23 Gervonta Davis
SUPER-FEATHERWEIGHT
24 Miguel Berchelt
SUPER-FEATHERWEIGHT
25 Jarrett Hurd
SUPER-WELTERWEIGHT
26 Oleksandr Gvozdyk
LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT
27 Callum Smith
SUPER-MIDDLEWEIGHT
28 Guillermo Rigondeaux
SUPER-BANTAMWEIGHT
29 Kazuto Ioka
SUPER-FLYWEIGHT
30 Nonito Donaire
BANTAMWEIGHT
31 Josh Warrington
FEATHERWEIGHT
32 Dmitry Bivol
LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT
33 Demetrius Andrade
MIDDLEWEIGHT
34 Gilberto Ramirez
SUPER-MIDDLEWEIGHT
35 Abner Mares
FEATHERWEIGHT
36 Moruti Mthalane
FLYWEIGHT
37 James DeGale
SUPER-MIDDLEWEIGHT
38 Jermall Charlo
MIDDLEWEIGHT
39 Rey Vargas
SUPER-BANTAMWEIGHT
40 Jerwin Ancajas
SUPER-FLYWEIGHT
41 Hiroto Kyoguchi
LIGHT-FLYWEIGHT
42 Oscar Valdez
FEATHERWEIGHT
43 Ken Shiro
LIGHT-FLYWEIGHT
44 Luis Nery
SUPER-BANTAMWEIGHT
45 Mairis Briedis
CRUISERWEIGHT
46 Eleider Alvarez
LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT
47 Maurice Hooker
SUPER-LIGHTWEIGHT
48 Nordine Oubaali
BANTAMWEIGHT
49 Marcus Browne
LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT
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