CANELO ALVAREZ has been bumped off top spot in the Ring Magazine’s latest pound-for-pound rankings of the top ten boxers.
The Mexican ace, 31, だった outpointed by Russia’s WBA light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol last weekend.
It was just the second defeat of his 61-fight career, with his previous loss coming at the hands of フロイドメイウェザー に 2013.
Prior to Canelo’s shock defeat, he was sitting pretty at the top of the Ring’s P4P list.
But he has now plummeted down in the rankings, while there is still no room for Tyson Fury after he signed off his career with a brutal knockout victory over Dillian Whyte 先月.
ザ・ Ring Magazine still counts Fury as their top heavyweight and champion, though they have omitted him from their updated list.
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サンスポーツ still includes Fury in our updated list, with the Gypsy King sitting third behind Terence Crawford and Canelo.
Here SunSport runs you down the Ring’s rankings, with Canelo left out of the top five.
1. Oleksandr Usyk – ヘビー級
The unbeaten Ukrainian, 35, proved his class last year after outclassing Anthony Joshua at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
He is now preparing to defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight belts against AJ 夏に.
Usyk is the first heavyweight to top the Ring’s P4P list since Mike Tyson over 30 数年前.
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2. テレンス・クロフォード – ウェルター級
The American ace is a three-weight world champion, with the 34-year-old yet to taste defeat from his 38 戦い.
彼は勝った 29 of his bouts by knockouts, with his last nine victories coming inside the distance.
Fans are hoping to see him in an undisputed title affair against his compatriot Errol Spence later this year.
3. Naoya Inoue – バンタム級
The Japanese KO specialist has also captured world titles in three divisions, と 19 彼の 22 fights ending in brutal fashion.
He defends his WBA and IBF belt against WBC champ Nonito Donaire next month in a rematch of their 2019 World Boxing Super Series final.
4. Errol Spence – ウェルター級
スペンス, 32, is another formidable puncher having notched up 22 knockouts from his 28 戦い.
The WBC, WBA and IBF champ stopped Yordenis Ugas last month to set up a potential blockbuster bout against Crawford.
5. Juan Estrada – スーパーフライ級
The Mexican ace, 32, added the WBA strap to his WBC belt in March 2021 after outpointing Roman Gonzalez in their unification bout.
A trilogy fight between the pair could now take place after Gonzalez won their first meeting in November 2012.
6. CaneloAlvarezプレースホルダー画像 – Super-middleweight/light-heavyweight
Incredibly down in sixth after his defeat to Bivol, Canelo has a big decision to make regarding his next fight.
Another defeat against Bivol in a rematch could harm his reputation, while he could opt to face Gennady Golovkin for a third time.
7. Vasyl Lomachenko – 軽量
Usyk’s compatriot and stablemate was stunned by Teofimo Lopez in October 2020 after being outpointed in their unification dust-up.
But he has since returned to winning ways after beating Masayoshi Nakatani and Richard Commey in convincing fashion.
8. Dmitry Bivol – ライトヘビー級
The 31-year-old has won all 20 of his outings inside the squared circle – successfully defending his WBA title on nine occasions.
Bivol has welcomed a rematch against Canelo, but should the Mexican decide against a second fight, he could eye up a unification dust-up against either Artur Beterbiev or Joe Smith Jr.
The pair face off next month with the WBC, WBO and IBF straps on the line at the Hulu Theater in New York.
9. ジョシュテイラー – 超軽量
The Scottish star is in ninth spot, despite his controversial win against Jack Catterall in February where El Gato was robbed of a decision.
Taylor was dropped in the fight and seemed to be outclassed, only to be awarded the win on a split decision.
A rematch with Catterall is essential.
10. Roman Gonzalez – スーパーフライ級.
The 34-year-old is the first Nicaraguan to win world titles in four different weight classes.
He bounced back from his defeat to Estrada last year by outpointing Julio Cesar Martinez in March.