Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pound-for-Pound Update 10-22-15

Two changes have been made to the Saturday Night Boxing Pound-for-Pound list. After stopping fellow middleweight titleholder David Lemieux, Gennady Golovkin moves up three spots to #8.  Also, junior flyweight titlist Donnie Nietes switches places in the Rankings with bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka. Nietes soundly defeated Juan Alejo this weekend and has amassed a solid body of work at 108 pounds over his nine title defenses (formerly, he had also been a strawweight titleholder). However, the switch in the Rankings has more to do with Yamanaka, who won a controversial split decision over Anselmo Moreno in his last fight. I (and practically all other observers) scored the match for Moreno. It was a competitive fight but Moreno deserved the nod. Yamanaka has had a quality reign as a titleholder but based on present form, Nietes moves ahead of him. Nietes rises to #17 and Yamanaka drops one spot to #18.

The complete Saturday Night Boxing Pound-for-Pound list is below:
  1. Roman Gonzalez
  2. Wladimir Klitschko
  3. Andre Ward
  4. Manny Pacquiao
  5. Tim Bradley
  6. Sergey Kovalev
  7. Juan Estrada
  8. Gennady Golovkin
  9. Guillermo Rigondeaux
  10. Naoya Inoue
  11. Adonis Stevenson
  12. Miguel Cotto
  13. Saul Alvarez
  14. Danny Garcia
  15. Takashi Uchiyama
  16. Terence Crawford
  17. Donnie Nietes
  18. Shinsuke Yamanaka
  19. Nicholas Walters
  20. Leo Santa Cruz
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