Heavyweight king Oleksandr Usyk makes huge pound for pound move

Oleksandr Usyk heavyweight champion

Mark Robinson

Heavyweight king Oleksandr Usyk made a massive move in the pound-for-pound rankings after defeating Anthony Joshua on Saturday night in London.

Usyk proved to be the better man on the night, as expected. Boxing purists are now celebrating having one of the most talented boxers of the modern era at the helm of the glamor division.

HEAVYWEIGHT KING

Previously rated at number twelve due to less-than-impressive opponents in the top division, Usyk’s achievements in equaling Evander Holyfield’s feat of unifying both weight classes deserve the number two spot.

However, another win over Joshua in the rematch may not be enough to push Usyk above Canelo if the Mexican superstar wins the undisputed crown against Caleb Plant.

Canelo fights Plant on November 6th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and fully expects to win.

Oleksandr Usyk P4P

POUND FOR POUND RANKINGS

#1 CANELO ALVAREZ
RANKING IN JANUARY: 1

#2 OLEKSANDR USYK
RANKING IN JANUARY: 8

#3 NAOYA INOUE
RANKING IN JANUARY: 5

#4 ERROL SPENCE
RANKING IN JANUARY: 2

#5 TEOFIMO LOPEZ
RANKING IN JANUARY: 4

#6 JOSH TAYLOR
RANKING IN JANUARY: 26

#7 TYSON FURY
RANKING IN JANUARY: 3

#8 TERENCE CRAWFORD
RANKING IN JANUARY: 6

#9 NONITO DONAIRE
RANKING IN JANUARY: 3

#10 JUAN ESTRADA
RANKING IN JANUARY: 11

#11 GERVONTA DAVIS
RANKING IN JANUARY: 13

#12 VASYL LOMACHENKO
RANKING IN JANUARY: 12

#13 KAZUTO IOKA
RANKING IN JANUARY: 9

#14 GENNADIY GOLOVKIN
RANKING IN JANUARY: 10

#15 ROMAN GONZALEZ
RANKING IN JANUARY: 17

#16 ANTHONY JOSHUA
RANKING IN JANUARY: 14

#17 YORDENIS UGAS
RANKING IN JANUARY: NE

#18 MIKEY GARCIA
RANKING IN JANUARY: 15

#19 JERMELL CHARLO
RANKING IN JANUARY: 25

#20 OSCAR VALDEZ
RANKING IN JANUARY: NE

21 to 50

#21 SHAWN PORTER
RANKING IN JANUARY: 18

#22 LEO SANTA CRUZ
RANKING IN JANUARY: 19

#23 KOSEI TANAKA
RANKING IN JANUARY: 20

#24 SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI
RANKING IN JANUARY: 24

#25 JOSE RAMIREZ
RANKING IN JANUARY: 16

#26 JERMALL CHARLO
RANKING IN JANUARY: 28

#27 DEONTAY WILDER
RANKING IN JANUARY: 22

#28 ARTUR BETERBIEV
RANKING IN JANUARY: 23

#29 REGIS PROGRAIS
RANKING IN JANUARY: 27

#30 GARY RUSSELL JR.
RANKING IN JANUARY: 29

#31 EMANUEL NAVARRETE
RANKING IN JANUARY: 39

#32 ANDY RUIZ JR.
RANKING IN JANUARY: 34

#33 WANHENG MENAYOTHIN
RANKING IN JANUARY: 31

#34 DANIEL JACOBS
RANKING IN JANUARY: 32

#35 KEITH THURMAN
RANKING IN JANUARY: 33

#36 DMITRY BIVOL
RANKING IN JANUARY: 37

#37 DEMETRIUS ANDRADE
RANKING IN JANUARY: 43

#38 GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX
RANKING IN JANUARY: 36

#39 KENSHIRO TERAJI
RANKING IN JANUARY: NE

#40 DAVID BENAVIDEZ
RANKING IN JANUARY: 44

#41 JOHN RIEL CASIMERO
RANKING IN JANUARY: 48

#42 MIGUEL BERCHELT
RANKING IN JANUARY: 21

#43 MAIRIS BRIEDIS
RANKING IN JANUARY: 38

#44 BRANDON FIGUEROA
RANKING IN JANUARY: NE

#45 MURODJON AKHMADALIEV
RANKING IN JANUARY: 41

#46 JERWIN ANCAJAS
RANKING IN JANUARY: 42

#47 JAMEL HERRING
RANKING IN JANUARY: NE

#48 GILBERTO RAMIREZ
RANKING IN JANUARY: 45

#49 HIROTO KYOGUCHI
RANKING IN JANUARY: 47

#50 JULIO CESAR MARTINEZ
RANKING IN JANUARY: NE

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