Monday, November 5, 2018

Pound-for-Pound Update 11-05-18

There have been a number of changes in the Saturday Night Boxing Pound-for-Pound Rankings since the last update. Oleksandr Usyk dominated fellow titleholder Murat Gassiev, winning by virtual shutout to become the undisputed cruiserweight champion. With his victory he moves up from #12 to #4. 

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez won a disputed majority decision over Gennady Golovkin. Although most ringside observers didn't have Alvarez winning the fight, the bout was close enough that the official verdict should be recognized as legitimate. With the victory, Alvarez maintains his position at #7 while Golovkin drops from #4 to #8. 

Sergey Kovalev was knocked out by Eleider Alvarez. He has now been stopped by his last two notable opponents. Kovalev now drops out of the Rankings. He was previously #8. 

Kosei Tanaka enters the Rankings at #15 after beating flyweight titlist Sho Kimura by majority decision. Tanaka, only 23, has now won belts in three divisions and continues to impress on the world stage. 

Below is the complete Saturday Night Boxing Pound-for-Pound list: 
  1. Vasiliy Lomachenko
  2. Terence Crawford
  3. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
  4. Oleksandr Usyk
  5. Naoya Inoue
  6. Mikey Garcia
  7. Saul Alvarez
  8. Gennady Golovkin
  9. Juan Estrada
  10. Errol Spence
  11. Anthony Joshua
  12. Jarrett Hurd
  13. Donnie Nietes
  14. Manny Pacquiao
  15. Kosei Tanaka
  16. Adonis Stevenson
  17. Leo Santa Cruz
  18. Roman Gonzalez
  19. Guillermo Rigondeaux
  20. Carl Frampton

Adam Abramowitz is the founder and head writer of saturdaynightboxing.comHe's a member of Ring Magazine's Ring Ratings Panel and a Board Member for the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. 
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