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Boxing pound-for-pound rankings – Dmitry Bivol keeps winning and moving up; Devin Haney earns top 10 spot

Dmitry Bivol defended his WBA light heavyweight title with an impressive unanimous decision win over Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez and established himself as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in boxing today.

With the win, Bivol moved from No. 8 to No. 7, while also creating a gap between himself and fellow 175-pound champion Artur Beterbiev, now at No. 9. A Bivol-Beterbiev fight to crown to an undisputed champion at light heavyweight. It would be an unmissable fight.

“Bivol defeated Canelo Alvarez in May and proved he was better, not just bigger, by dominating a much bigger opponent in ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez,” ESPN boxing writer Mike Coppinger said of his decision to move Bivol. to No. 5. “This list is about who would win if they were all the same weight, and it’s hard to argue that Alvarez should be above Bivol in light of Bivol’s great campaign, that should earn him boxing honors.” of the year”. It will take a special fighter to defeat Bivol, and it is unlikely that even Beterbiev will be able to do it if they fight each other.”

However, a potential unification fight could prove difficult to pull off, considering Bivol and Beterbiev work with different promoters.

“I proved myself, I can be the best guy in the world,” Bivol said after the fight. “I have a goal. I want to be the undisputed champion, but not everything depends on me. If everything depends on me, I fight for the four belts… I hope you are listening to me, what I want I am like a child who has a dream, I want to go with this dream.

Devin Haney enters the rankings for the first time at No. 8, following his victory over George Kambosos Jr. to defend his undisputed lightweight championship.

Our Coppinger Panel, Timothy Bradley Jr., Joe Tessitore, Michael Rothstein, Teddy Atlas, Nick Parkinson, Andre Ward, Ben Baby, Eric Raskin, Crystina Poncher, Michelle Joy Phelps, Eric Woodyard, Kel Dansby, Bernardo Pilatti, Charles Moynihan, Salvador Rodriguez, Jim Zirolli. Michael Mascaro and Aladdin Freeman share their votes.

More ratings: ESPN women’s divisional ratings and pound-for-pound ratings.

Note: Results are through November 8.


1. TERENCE CRAWFORDsw ye 40Previous ranking: No. 1

REGISTRATION: 38-0, 29 KOs
DIVISION: Welterweight (champion)
LAST FIGHT: W (TKO10) Shawn Porter, Nov. 20
NEXT FIGHT: December 10 vs. David Avanesyan


2. NAOYA INOUEsw ye 40Previous ranking: No. 2

REGISTRATION: 23-0, 20 KOs
DIVISION: Bantamweight (unified champion)
LAST FIGHT: W (TKO2) Nonito Donaire, June 7
NEXT FIGHT: December 13 vs. Paul Butler


3. ERROL SPENCE JR.sw ye 40Previous ranking: No. 3

REGISTRATION: 28-0, 22 KOs
DIVISION: Welterweight (unified champion)
LAST FIGHT: W (TKO10) Yordenis Ugas, April 16
NEXT FIGHT: to be confirmed


4. OLEKSANDR USYKsw ye 40Previous ranking: No. 4

REGISTRATION: 20-0, 13 KOs
DIVISION: Heavyweight (unified champion)
LAST FIGHT: W (SD12) Anthony Joshua, Aug. 20
NEXT FIGHT: to be confirmed


5. CANELO ALVAREZsw ye 40Previous ranking: No. 5

REGISTRATION: 57-2-2, 39 KOs
DIVISION: Super middleweight (undisputed champion)
LAST FIGHT: W (UD12) Gennadiy Golovkin, Sept. 17
NEXT FIGHT: to be confirmed


6. TYSON’S FURYsw ye 40Previous ranking: No. 6

REGISTRATION: 32-0-1, 23 KOs
DIVISION: heavyweight champion)
LAST FIGHT: W (TKO6) Dillian Whyte, April 23
NEXT FIGHT: December 3 vs. Derek Chisora


7. DMITRY BIVOLgn arrowPrevious ranking: No. 8

REGISTRATION: 21-0, 11 KOs
DIVISION: Light heavyweight (champion)
LAST FIGHT: W (UD12) Gilberto Ramirez, Nov. 5
NEXT FIGHT: to be confirmed


8. DEVIN HANEYgn arrowPrevious Classification: No. N/R

REGISTRATION: 29-0, 15 KOs
DIVISION: Light
LAST FIGHT: W (UD12) George Kambosos Jr., Oct. 16
NEXT FIGHT: to be confirmed


9. ARTUR BETERBYEVrd arrowPrevious ranking: 7

REGISTRATION: 18-0, 18 KOs
DIVISION: Light Heavyweight (Unified Champion)
LAST FIGHT: W (TKO2) Joe Smith Jr., June 18
NEXT FIGHT: January 28 vs. Anthony Yarde


10. SHAKUR STEVENSONrd arrowPrevious ranking: No. 9

REGISTRATION: 19-0, 9 KOs
DIVISION: Junior lightweight (unified champion)
LAST FIGHT: W (UD12) Robson Conceicao, Sept. 23
NEXT FIGHT: to be confirmed


The formula

Rankings are based on a descending points system, with a first place vote receiving 10 points, a second place vote receiving nine points, and so on. A tie goes to the wrestler with the highest rating, then the one with the most votes in that rating.


Others receiving votes: Vasiliy Lomachenko (12), Jermell Charlo (10), Gervonta Davis (8), Roman “Chocolatito” González (4), Stephen Fulton (1).


How our writers voted

Atlas: 1. crawford, two. bivol, 3. inoue, Four. Usyk, 5. spent, 6. Rage, 7. lomachenko, 8. Alvarez, 9. Davis, 10 Haney

Bradley: 1. crawford, two. inoue, 3. spent, Four. bivol, 5. Alvarez, 6. Usyk, 7. Beterbiev, 8. Rage, 9. Stevenson, 10 Haney

Copper: 1. inoue, two. crawford, 3. Usyk, Four. Rage, 5. bivol, 6. Alvarez, 7. spent, 8. Gonzalez, 9. haney, 10 Beterbiev

Treasurer: 1. inoue, two. crawford, 3. Usyk, Four. Beterbiev, 5. spent, 6. Alvarez, 7. Stevenson, 8. Rage, 9. bivol, 10 Haney

Parkinson: 1. inoue, two. crawford, 3. Alvarez, Four. Usyk, 5. spent, 6. bivol, 7. Rage, 8. Beterbiev, 9. haney, 10 lomachenko

Raskin: 1. inoue, two. crawford, 3. spent, Four. Rage, 5. Usyk, 6. bivol, 7. Alvarez, 8. Beterbiev, 9. Stevenson, 10 lomachenko

Pavilion: 1. crawford, two. spent, 3. inoue, Four. Usyk, 5. bivol, 6. Alvarez, 7. Stevenson, 8. Beterbiev, 9. haney, 10 Davis

Baby: 1. Usyk, two. Alvarez, 3. haney, Four. crawford, 5. inoue, 6. spent, 7. Rage, 8. Stevenson, 9. bivol, 10 Fulton

Rothstein: 1. crawford, two. inoue, 3. Rage, Four. Alvarez, 5. spent, 6. Usyk, 7. bivol, 8. haney, 9. Davis, 10 Stevenson

Phelps: 1. Alvarez, two. crawford, 3. spent, Four. Usyk, 5. haney, 6. inoue, 7. Rage, 8. chat, 9. bivol, 10 Stevenson

Rodriguez: 1. inoue, two. Rage, 3. Alvarez, Four. crawford, 5. spent, 6. Usyk, 7. bivol, 8. Beterbiev, 9. haney, 10 chat

punch bowl: 1. crawford, two. inoue, 3. Usyk, Four. spent, 5. Rage, 6. bivol, 7. Beterbiev, 8. Stevenson, 9. haney, 10 chat

Osuna: 1. Usyk, two. inoue, 3. bivol, Four. crawford, 5. spent, 6. Alvarez, 7. haney, 8. chat, 9. Stevenson, 10 Beterbiev

Firewood: 1. crawford, two. Rage, 3. spent, Four. Alvarez, 5. haney, 6. inoue, 7. Usyk, 8. Davis, 9. Stevenson, 10 bivol

Dansby: 1. Usyk, two. inoue, 3. Alvarez, Four. haney, 5. spent, 6. crawford, 7. Rage, 8. Beterbiev, 9. bivol, 10 chat

Moynihan: 1. spent, two. crawford, 3. inoue, Four. Alvarez, 5. Rage, 6. Usyk, 7. bivol, 8. haney, 9. Beterbiev, 10 lomachenko

Pilatti: 1. inoue, two. bivol, 3. crawford, Four. spent, 5. Usyk, 6. Rage, 7. Beterbiev, 8. lomachenko, 9. Stevenson, 10 chat

Zirolli: 1. crawford, two. inoue, 3. Alvarez, Four. spent, 5. Rage, 6. Usyk, 7. Stevenson, 8. Beterbiev, 9. bivol, 10 Haney

More expensive: 1. crawford, two. inoue, 3. spent, Four. Rage, 5. Beterbiev, 6. Alvarez, 7. Usyk, 8. Stevenson, 9. lomachenko, 10 Haney

Free man: 1. crawford, two. inoue, 3. spent, Four. Usyk, 5. Beterbiev, 6. Alvarez, 7. Stevenson, 8. haney, 9. bivol, 10 lomachenko


ESPN Expert Poll

First place: Crawford (9), Inoue (6), Usyk (3), Spence (1), Alvarez (1)

Second place: Inoue (8), Crawford (6), Fury (2), Bivol (2), Spence (1), Alvarez (1)

Third place: Spence (6), Alvarez (4), Inoue (3), Usyk (3), Crawford (1), Fury (1), Bivol (1), Haney (1)

Fourth place: Usyk (5), Crawford (3), Spence (3), Alvarez (3), Fury (2), Bivol (2), Beterbiev (1), Haney (1)

Fifth place: Spence (7), Fury (3), Beterbiev (2), Alvarez (2), Bivol (2), Haney (2), Usyk (1), Inoue (1)

Sixth place: Alvarez (6), Usyk (5), Fury (3), Inoue (2), Bivol (2), Crawford (1), Spence (1),

7th place: Fury (4), Stevenson (4), Usyk (3), Bivol (3), Beterbiev (3), Spence (1), Haney (1), Lomachenko (1)

Eighth place: Beterbiev (6), Haney (3), Stevenson (3), Fury (2), Charlo (2), Alvarez (1), Davis (1), Lomachenko (1), Gonzalez (1)

9th place: Bivol (6), Haney (5), Stevenson (5), Davis (2), Beterbiev (1), Lomachenko (1)

10th place: Haney (5), Charlo (4), Lomachenko (3), Stevenson (2), Beterbiev (2), Bivol (1), Davis (1), Fulton (1)

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