The Independent’s pound boxing rankings

The boxing landscape is probably as exciting as ever!

The last few years have seen heavyweight epics for the era of Tyson Fury և Deontay Wilder, they have seen Saul “Canello” Alvarez portray himself as a sportsman in the eyes of many fans, they have often seen manifestations of technical brilliance. One of the champions of light weight categories.

There were frustrations, unification of titles, պակաս there was no lack of drama. The defeats of Anthony Joshua are a prime example of Andy Ruiz Jr. Ու Alexander Usik.

All these fights and results have had an impact The Independent:The ranking of the top 10 men’s boxers, which will be updated every month.

Whether or not there is accurate science to compiling such lists, a number of factors have been taken into account in compiling the rankings, including the overall record of each fighter, the most recent record, the level of activity, and the caliber of the opposition.

The Independent’s pound rating

10. Theofimo Lopez (16-1, 12 knockouts)

Theofimo Lopez must prove his first professional loss after suffering (Getty Images)

Theofimo Lopez must prove his first professional loss after suffering (Getty Images)

He’s almost in the top 10, despite the recent defeat of George Cambros Jr. to the junior, the first defeat of an American professional career. Prior to that tragic defeat, the 24-year-old had won the WBA, WBO և IBF, defeating Vasily Lomachenko by a point in his previous fight, which marked his special victory so far. At his age, the best, without a doubt, is still ahead.

9. Vasily Lomachenko (16-2, 11 KO)

Vasily Lomachenko beats Richard Komi in last fight (Getty Images)

Vasily Lomachenko beats Richard Komi in last fight (Getty Images)

He was somewhat surprisingly beaten by our No. 10, Lopez, but the 34-year-old returned with two consecutive victories, the last over Richard Comey, retaining his status as one of the best boxers in the world. The Ukrainian Southern (one of the two on this list …) defeated Jorge Linares in 2018 to become the WBA welterweight champion, three-time champion, before adding extra belts with remarkable victories like Luke Campbell and Jose Pedras.

8. Josh Taylor (19-0, 13 KOs)

Josh Taylor wins controversial split decision against Jack Cateral in February (via Action Images Reuters)

Josh Taylor wins controversial split decision against Jack Cateral in February (via Action Images Reuters)

In 2021, the Scot impressively defeated the lightweight middleweight Jose Ramirez, becoming the first undisputed champion in the history of Great Britain in the era of four laps, or his reputation was hit a little unfairly after the last controversial victory over Jack Cateral. break. Despite the nature of the result, the southern paw retains its place here. In any case, Taylor’s last six victories have all been against fighters who were undefeated before playing with the fast-growing 31-year-old. He is probably ready for big names in the next few years, and moving to the middleweight division seems to be the next step.

7. Juan Francisco Estrada (42-3, 28 KO)

Juan Francisco Estrada celebrates 2017 victory over Carlos Cuadras (Getty Images)

Juan Francisco Estrada celebrates 2017 victory over Carlos Cuadras (Getty Images)

The little Mexican is a two-time world champion who won the WBA super-featherweight category with a victory over Roman Gonzalez in March 2021. The narrow nature meant that the old rivals had to fight back in this fight, before Estrada had to leave due to Covid symptoms. In any case, the creative use of corners by Estrada is one of its special features, which makes it a fun watch every time.

6. Tyson Fury (31-0-1, 22 KO)

Tyson Fury after re-casting Deontay Wilder in the heavyweight epic (Getty Images)

Tyson Fury after re-casting Deontay Wilder in the heavyweight epic (Getty Images)

Probably darkened Anthony Joshua as that: house name in British boxing. Fury, 33, returned to sports in 2018 after a three-year break due to a long struggle with mental health. He has since established himself as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, ousting Deontay Wilder to become the WBC Champion in the 2020 doubles rankings, having a controversial draw in their first clash with the American in 2018.

In his last fight, Fury stopped Wilder for the second time in a row to save the belt. A creative fighter who has shown remarkable endurance և in the heart ring, Fury has previously held WBA, WBO, IBF և IBO titles կարծես seems destined to regain them և reign as the undisputed champion in the future. First, however, he must defend his WBC belt against Dillian White.

5. Erol Spence Jr. (28-0, 22 KOs)

Erol Spence Jr. has a strong resume, although he is not the most active boxer (Getty Images)

Erol Spence Jr. has a strong resume, although he is not the most active boxer (Getty Images)

The American was not the most active fighter in recent years, but he is slowly building a good resume. Spence Jr. has won impressive victories against the likes of Sean Porter, Mike Garcia, Danny Garcia and Carlos Ocampo. The South Paw stopped him, just as he ended Kell Brook on the pitch of the British at the beginning of his career, and the canceled clash with Manny Pacquiao would undoubtedly have further improved Spence if it had worked out. After coming out for the last time, the 32-year-old player defeated Jordenis Ugas, severely beating the Cuban’s eye, during which he collected one more middleweight belt. If he can increase his activity, Spence, in all probability, will only rise in this ranking, especially if the long-awaited meeting with Terence Crawford takes place … He remains in place for now.

4. Naoya Inoue (22-0, 19-0)

For the more casual fan, one of the lesser-known names on this list, the Japanese, does not lack in skill, which he may lack in profile. Inoue has the best pause percentage of any fighter on this list, which makes him an interesting fighter to watch, as well as his effortless evasion, brutal body attacks, and frightening level of results. At the age of 28, the WBA և IBF champion, who had won titles in two other weight classes, had a lot left.

3. Alexander Usik (19-0, 13 KOs)

Alexander Usik (left) comfortably outscores Anthony Joshua in September (Getty Images)

Alexander Usik (left) comfortably outscores Anthony Joshua in September (Getty Images)

He reigned as the undisputed champion cruiserweight champion before moving on to the heavyweight division, where he has since become a WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO champion. The 34-year-old Ukrainian is unbeaten, most recently defeating Anthony Joshua in London to win the heavyweight title. The former Olympic gold medalist South Paw is as technical as he is in the heavier weight classes, which makes a possible game with Fury an intriguing prospect.

2. Terence Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs)

Terence Crawford stopped Sean Porter in his last fight (AP)

Terence Crawford stopped Sean Porter in his last fight (AP)

The WBO welterweight champion has one of the most impressive resumes in the sport – it just keeps getting better. Four of the American’s last seven opponents were undefeated before they could face him, and all seven were stopped by Crawford, who has a huge number of knockout և TKO victories. The victories of the famous boxers in the last two games of Crawford against Brooke և Porter have further expanded the reputation of the 34-year-old football player, especially his victory over the latter.

1. Saul “Canello” Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 KO)

Saul Alvarez after his interrupted victory against

Saul Alvarez after his interrupted victory against “Caleb Plant” in November (AP)

In the eight years since his only professional defeat against Floyd Mayweather, the Mexican has established himself as a boxing figure, defeating Lara Erisland, Miguel Cotto, Amir Khan, Gennady Golovkin, Daniel Jacobs, Billy Joe Saunders and many others. Note: The 31-year-old’s counter-attack efficiency, smooth head movement, body beauty make him happy to watch.

Prosecutors will point to Alvarez Clenbuterol controversy in 2018, the fact that several of his victories have been achieved through controversial assessments. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. In 2021, his three victories, all interruptions, made him the first undisputed boxing champion in the super middleweight category. The four-time Mexican winner is now preparing to return to the light heavyweight division to face Russian undefeated Dmitry Bivol.

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