Updated pound for pound rankings…

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by UndergroundBoxing, May 8, 2022.

  1. UndergroundBoxing

    UndergroundBoxing Member Full Member

    Feb 2, 2022
    I’m very interested to see how people’s pound for pound rankings look now after Canelo’s loss last night…

    Mine now goes…

    1. Usyk
    2. Inoue
    3. Bivol
    4. Crawford
    5. Canelo
    6. Spence
    7. Fury
    8. Lomachenko
    9. Gonzalez
    10. Estrada

    I know some still have Canelo above of Bivol because he stepped up in weight for this fight but I think Bivol beat him so clearly and dealt with him so handily that he’s proved he’s the better technician all round. This fight would have been the same sort of fight and outcome at 168 too in my opinion. A win over the man who was considered the pound for pound king at the time definitely makes Bivol deserving of a top 5 spot.
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  2. iceferg

    iceferg Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Apr 25, 2008
    Bivol isn't number 3 p4p to me, no way. Very good win tonight, solid fighter predicted he'd win think he'd win a rematch I'll put Bivol just outside top 10.

    I still think Beterbiev can potentially beat Bivol. Bivol is the better boxer but I think Beterbiev hits a lot harder than Canelo. Canelo had a good run in a weak SMW he wants to go back down there but like I said before this fight Benavidez is a very dangerous fight for him.
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  3. tinman

    tinman Bivol is the Papi Full Member

    Feb 25, 2015
    Put it this way. A win over Gvozdyk is much more impressive than a win over Canelo.
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  4. UndergroundBoxing

    UndergroundBoxing Member Full Member

    Feb 2, 2022
    I’ve believed in Bivol’s ability for a long time and he’s just soundly outboxed a great fighter in Canelo. Beterbiev is a risky fight for him but it’s a fight I’ve always thought he’d win. Beterbiev looks vulnerable at times. We’ve never seen any vulnerability from Bivol
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  5. exocet76

    exocet76 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    I think as is the case the winner get's a little overrated and the loser get's underrated. I still think Beterbiev is the bigger threat at Light Heavy and would probably stop Canelo. I'm undecided about Bivol v Beterbiev as Bivol is pretty tough but I''m certain Beterbiev punches a lot harder than Canelo so would like to see that fight sooner rather than later. Although Beterbievs issue is age and with a rematch for Bivol and Canelo on the cards. one has to think some decline will be visible for Artur by the time an undisputed fight comes around.
  6. Geo1122

    Geo1122 Active Member Full Member

    Jul 7, 2017
    Stays pretty much the same for me. In fact, it stays exactly the same.
  7. iceferg

    iceferg Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Apr 25, 2008
    I picked Bivol in this fight. He was hurt against Joe Smith Jr. We will see Bivol is definitely a very good boxer. Thing is with Beterbiev he has looked like he can be hurt and/or outbound but he's relentless in his pressure and it takes a lot to deter him. I'm not sure Bivol has the power to hurt Beterbiev enough to stop him and if he doesn't I think there's a good chance Bivol himself will be stopped.
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  8. DaRealJT

    DaRealJT 32-0-1 Full Member

    Sep 26, 2021
    You could swap some of these around but this is what I'm feeling in the wake of Spence-Ugas, Fury-Whyte, Stevenson-Valdez and Bivol-Canelo this month:

    1 Usyk
    2 Fury
    3 Crawford
    4 Inoue
    5 Spence
    6 Bivol
    7 Canelo
    8 Gonzalez
    9 Stevenson
    10 Donaire

    Ioka and Estrada just miss out on a spot.
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  9. PaydayPaydayYouWantPayday

    PaydayPaydayYouWantPayday HORRIBLE Member banned Full Member

    May 4, 2022
    1 Usyk
    2 Crawford
    3 Bivol
    4 Alvarez
    5 Inoue
    6 Lomachenko
    7 Fury
    8 Kambosos
    9 Spence
    10 Josh Taylor
  10. Quina74

    Quina74 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 25, 2019
    Why is Canelo above GGG when he lost two him twice and fought come to lose 168blers?
  11. Liquorice

    Liquorice Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 13, 2018
    Calzaghe (& still..)
  12. james5000

    james5000 2010's poster of the decade Full Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    1- Usyk
    2- Crawford
    3- Inoue
    4- Fury
    5- Canelo
    6- Spence
    7- Tank
    8- Beterbiev
    9- Bivol
    10- GGG
  13. Liquorice

    Liquorice Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 13, 2018
    He just easily beat the concensus p4p #1 (whatever value u put in such things) .. so there's a solid case he can be put in the top 3.. A win over Alvarez was one of the sports most treasured prizes.. he's a special talent that is clear & obviously one of the top 10 best fighters in boxing right now
  14. tokyo5exwale

    tokyo5exwale Underdogs are on top banned Full Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    1 usyk
    2 bivol
    3 lomachenko
    4 alvarez
    5 crawford
    6 fury
    7 inoue
    8 breidis
    9 golovkin
    10 kambosos jr

    mentions: taylor, spence, beterbiev
  15. uranage

    uranage Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Alvarez is still P4P # 1 IMO. His body of work isn't erased because he lost (for the 1st time in 8 years) in a weight class he has no business being in.

    He was daring to be great.

    From 168 & below, no one can beat him so it's not like the Bivol loss changes that.
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