Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pound-for-Pound Update 11-30-14

With the conclusion of November's fight action, there have been a number of changes to the Saturday Night Boxing pound-for-pound list. The fighters mentioned below have their current rank listed with their previous placement in parenthesis. 

Sergey Kovalev: 10 (20) Kovalev dominated unified beltholder Bernard Hopkins earlier this month. He scored a knockdown in the first round and almost ended things in the 12th. With that win, he now has the best victory in the division and has yet to face a competitive challenge on the world level. He moves up 10 spots to #10. 

Terence Crawford: 20 (unranked) After scoring a near-shutout of lightweight contender Ray Beltran, Crawford enters the pound-for-pound list at #20. In 2014, Crawford has defeated titlist Ricky Burns, tough power puncher Yuriorkis Gamboa and now Beltran. After the Beltran fight, Crawford announced that he would move up to 140-lbs., a division that features a number of excellent fighters. Crawford could be in position to rise in the Rankings rapidly over the next 12-18 months.

Bernard Hopkins: Unranked (10) Hopkins failed to be competitive against fellow titleholder Kovalev and drops out of the Rankings. Ultimately, a fighter can't be regarded as one of the best in the sport if he can't win more than a round or so against another top fighter in the division. 

Here is the complete Saturday Night Boxing pound-for-pound list:
  1. Floyd Mayweather
  2. Andre Ward
  3. Roman Gonzalez
  4. Wladimir Klitschko
  5. Manny Pacquiao
  6. Juan Manuel Marquez
  7. Tim Bradley
  8. Guillermo Rigondeaux
  9. Carl Froch
  10. Sergey Kovalev
  11. Juan Estrada
  12. Adonis Stevenson
  13. Miguel Cotto
  14. Danny Garcia
  15. Gennady Golovkin
  16. Saul Alvarez
  17. Takashi Uchiyama
  18. Shinsuke Yamanaka
  19. Mikey Garcia
  20. Terence Crawford
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