Boxing pound-for-pound rankings – Artur Beterbiev punches his means into the highest 10, however who’s out?

Artur Beterbiev’s demolition of Joe Smith Jr. on June 18 impressed most of our panelists on Saturday night time. Now the unified gentle heavyweight champion sits comfortably at No. 7 in ESPN’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs) is the one present champion with an ideal KO proportion.

“He is ‘The Terminator’. He confirmed everybody that he is not only a slugger,” two-time boxing champion and present ESPN boxing analyst Timothy Bradley Jr. mentioned. “He is clever and exact and might mix no matter is required to get rid of any opponent. He is a trap-setting ticking time bomb, however extra importantly, his ways, distinctive strategies and devastating punching energy is what made me transfer him all the best way to the No. . 5 spot on my listing. “

ESPN author Mike Coppinger moved Beterbiev to No. 8, saying Beterbiev’s defeated a troublesome opponent in Smith.

“Beterbiev was previously on my listing however his current opposition was missing,” Coppinger mentioned. “Smith was removed from elite, however he entered the ring as a sturdy, hard-punching gentle heavyweight who went the gap with Dmitry Bivol and even buckled the Russian. Add in a formidable KO victory over Eleider Alvarez, and Beterbiev’s two-round destruction of Smith seems to be even higher. Beterbiev is not only a menacing puncher, he possesses underrated ring IQ and the uncanny potential to exactly place his concussive photographs. “

Nonetheless, boxing author Ben Child does not consider Beterbiev deserves a spot in his prime 10.

“Beterbiev is the very best gentle heavyweight on the earth and has held that declare for a while. And even earlier than Smith was knocked down a number of occasions and stopped within the second spherical, the percentages had been closely in opposition to Smith altering that reality,” Child mentioned. Beterbiev acquired a grand whole of 1 – sure, one – vote within the final spherical of pound-for-pound voting. And now he is vaulted into the highest 10 with out actually presenting any model new data except for holding a further belt. “

To make room for Beterbiev, light-weight undisputed champion Devin Haney falls from the listing by simply 4 votes.

Our panel of Coppinger, Bradley, Joe Tessitore, Michael Rothstein, Teddy Atlas, Nick Parkinson, Andre Ward, Child, Eric Raskin, Michelle Pleasure Phelps, Eric Woodyard, Claudia Trejos, Kel Dansby, Bernardo Pilatti, Charles Moynihan and Salvador Rodriguez share their votes.

Extra rankings: Divisional rankings and ESPN’s ladies’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Word: Outcomes are by June 9.


1. TERENCE CRAWFORDEarlier rating: No. 1

RECORD: 38-0, 29 KOs
DIVISION: Welterweight (champion)
LAST FIGHT: W (TKO10) Shawn Porter, Nov. 20
NEXT FIGHT: TBA


2. NAOYA INOUEEarlier rating: No. 2

RECORD: 23-0, 20 KOs
DIVISION: Bantamweight (unified champion)
LAST FIGHT: W (TKO2) Nonito Donaire, June seventh
NEXT FIGHT: TBA


3. ERROL SPENCE JR.Earlier rating: No. 3

RECORD: 28-0, 22 KOs
DIVISION: Welterweight (unified champion)
LAST FIGHT: W (TKO10) Yordenis Ugas, April sixteenth
NEXT FIGHT: TBA


4. CANELO ALVAREZEarlier rating: No. 4

RECORD: 57-2-2, 39 KOs
DIVISION: Tremendous middleweight (undisputed champion)
LAST FIGHT: L (UD12) Dmitry Bivol, Might 7
NEXT FIGHT: Sept. 17 vs. Gennadiy Golovkin


5. TYSON FURYEarlier rating: No. 5

RECORD: 32-0-1, 23 KOs
DIVISION: Heavyweight (champion)
LAST FIGHT: W (TKO6) Dillian Whyte, April 23
NEXT FIGHT: TBA


6. OLEKSANDR USYKEarlier rating: No. 6

RECORD: 19-0, 13 KOs
DIVISION: Heavyweight (unified champion)
LAST FIGHT: W (UD12) Anthony Joshua, Sept. 25
NEXT FIGHT: Aug. 20 vs. Anthony Joshua


7. ARTUR BETERBIEVEarlier rating: N / R

RECORD: 18-0, 18 KOs
DIVISION: Gentle heavyweight (unified champion)
LAST FIGHT: W (TKO2) Joe Smith Jr., June 18
NEXT FIGHT: TBA


8. DMITRY BIVOLEarlier rating: No. 8

RECORD: 20-0, 11 KOs
DIVISION: Gentle heavyweight (champion)
LAST FIGHT: W (UD12) Canelo Alvarez, Might 7
NEXT FIGHT: TBA


9. VASILIY LOMACHENKOEarlier rating: No. 7

RECORD: 16-2, 11 KOs
DIVISION: Light-weight
LAST FIGHT: W (UD12) Richard Commey, Dec. 11
NEXT FIGHT: TBA


10. SHAKUR STEVENSONEarlier rating: No. 9

RECORD: 18-0, 9 KOs
DIVISION: Junior light-weight (unified champion)
LAST FIGHT: W (UD12) Oscar Valdez, April thirtieth
NEXT FIGHT: TBA


The method

The rankings are primarily based on a descending factors system, with a first-place vote receiving 10 factors, a second-place vote receiving 9 factors and so forth. A tie goes to the fighter with the very best rating after which the one with essentially the most votes at that rating.


Others receiving votes: Devin Haney (19), Gervonta Davis (14), Jermell Charlo (9), Juan Francisco Estrada (4), Josh Taylor (1), Gennadiy Golovkin (1), Stephen Fulton (1).


How our writers voted

Atlas: 1. Crawford, 2. Bivol, 3. Inoue, 4. Usyk, 5. Spence, 6. Alvarez, 7. Lomachenko, 8. Fury, 9. Davis, 10. Beterbiev

Bradley: 1. Crawford, 2. Inoue, 3. Spence, 4. Alvarez, 5. Beterbiev, 6. Fury, 7. Usyk, 8. Stevenson, 9. Charlo, 10. Haney

Coppinger: 1. Inoue, 2. Crawford, 3. Fury, 4. Bivol, 5. Alvarez, 6. Spence, 7. Usyk, 8. Beterbiev, 9. Lomachenko, 10. Stevenson

Tessitor: 1. Inoue, 2. Crawford, 3. Usyk, 4. Alvarez, 5. Beterbiev, 6. Spence, 7. Stevenson, 8. Fury, 9. Bivol, 10. Haney

Parkinson: 1. Inoue, 2. Crawford, 3. Alvarez, 4. Fury, 5. Spence, 6. Usyk, 7. Bivol, 8. Beterbiev, 9. Haney, 10. Lomachenko

Raskin: 1. Inoue, 2. Crawford, 3. Spence, 4. Bivol, 5. Alvarez, 6. Fury, 7. Usyk, 8. Beterbiev, 9. Stevenson, 10. Lomachenko

Ward: 1. Crawford, 2. Spence, 3. Inoue, 4. Alvarez, 5. Usyk, 6. Bivol, 7. Stevenson, 8. Beterbiev, 9. Haney, 10. Davis

Child: 1. Crawford, 2. Alvarez, 3. Usyk, 4. Inoue, 5. Spence, 6. Lomachenko, 7. Fury, 8. Haney, 9. Stevenson, 10. Fulton

Rothstein: 1. Crawford, 2. Inoue, 3. Fury, 4. Alvarez, 5. Spence, 6. Usyk, 7. Lomachenko, 8. Bivol, 9. Davis, 10. Stevenson

Phelps: 1. Crawford, 2. Spence, 3. Alvarez, 4. Inoue, 5. Usyk, 6. Fury, 7. Charlo, 8. Haney, 9. Beterbiev, 10. Bivol

Woodyard: 1. Crawford, 2. Fury, 3. Spence, 4. Alvarez, 5. Inoue, 6. Usyk, 7. Davis, 8. Haney, 9. Stevenson, 10. Taylor

Trejos: 1. Crawford, 2. Spence, 3. Inoue, 4. Fury, 5. Alvarez, 6. Usyk, 7. Beterbiev, 8. Lomachenko, 9. Stevenson, 10. Davis

Dansby: 1. Usyk, 2. Crawford, 3. Inoue, 4. Alvarez, 5. Spence, 6. Fury, 7. Haney, 8. Beterbiev, 9. Charlo, 10. Stevenson

Moynihan: 1. Spence, 2. Crawford, 3. Inoue, 4. Fury, 5. Alvarez, 6. Usyk, 7. Lomachenko, 8. Bivol, 9. Beterbiev, 10. Golovkin

Pilates: 1. Inoue, 2. Crawford, 3. Spence, 4. Fury, 5. Beterbiev, 6. Alvarez, 7. Davis, 8. Usyk, 9. Lomachenko, 10. Stevenson

Rodriguez: 1. Inoue, 2. Fury, 3. Crawford, 4. Spence, 5. Usyk, 6. Alvarez, 7. Beterbiev, 8. Bivol, 9. Lomachenko, 10. Charlo


ESPN specialists’ ballot

First place: Crawford (8), Inoue (6), Spence (1), Usyk (1)

Second place: Crawford (7), Spence (3), Inoue (2), Fury (2), Alvarez (1), Bivol (1)

Third place: Inoue (5), Spence (4), Alvarez (2), Fury (2), Usyk (2), Crawford (1)

Fourth place: Alvarez (6), Fury (4), Inoue (2), Bivol (2), Spence (1), Usyk (1)

Fifth place: Spence (5), Alvarez (4), Usyk (3), Beterbiev (3), Inoue (1)

Sixth place: Usyk (5), Fury (4), Alvarez (3), Spence (2), Bivol (1), Lomachenko (1)

Seventh place: Usyk (3), Lomachenko (3), Beterbiev (2), Stevenson (2), Davis (2), Fury (1), Bivol (1), Haney (1), Estrada (1)

Eighth place: Beterbiev (5), Bivol (3), Haney (3), Fury (2), Usyk (1), Lomachenko (1), Stevenson (1)

Ninth place: Stevenson (4), Lomachenko (3), Bterebiev (2), Haney (2), Davis (2), Charlo (2), Bivol (1)

tenth place: Stevenson (4), Lomachenko (2), Haney (2), Davis (2), Charlo (2), Beterbiev (1), Bivol (1), Golovkin (1), Fulton (1)

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