Vasiliy Lomachenko Is The BWAA's New Pound-For-Pound No. 1

The Boxing Writers Association of America will be listing on a bi-monthly basis its top-10 pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

 

Vasiliy Lomachenko becomes the BWAA’s new pound-for-pound king, unseating the previous champ, Terence Crawford, who held the position in the last two BWAA pound-for-pound polls, which are selected by BWAA members from respected news outlets and is broken down based on a descending points system, with a first-place vote receiving 10 points, a second-place vote receiving nine points and so on. Ties go to the fighter with the most votes.

 

All BWAA members, full and auxiliary, can send their top-10 pound-for-pound votes in by the first Monday of each even month to JSantoliquitoBWAA@yahoo.com. The next deadline will be Monday, June 4, 2018, with the results posted the first week of that month.

 

Lomachenko, the consensus 2017 Fighter of the Year by most respected boxing media, including the BWAA, received more first-pace votes than any other fighter. The shakeup among the top four places Crawford at No. 2, while Gennady Golovkin, at No. 3, and Canelo Alvarez at No. 4, maintain their places, respectively. After those two stalwarts come changes. Mikey Garcia moves from No. 6 to No. 5, while Keith Thurman drops from No. 5 to No. 8. The biggest leap comes from junior bantamweight Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, who moves from No. 10 to No. 6.

 

Guillermo Rigondeaux drops out, replaced at No. 7 by Errol Spence Jr., who moves up one slot, followed by Thurman at No. 8, Sergey Kovalev maintains at No. 9 and undefeated Japanese junior bantamweight Naoya Inoue re-enters the BWAA rankings at No.10

 

1. Vasiliy Lomachenko (120 points)

Jr. Lightweight

10-1-0 (8 KOs)

 

2. Terence Crawford (115)

Jr. Welterweight

32-0-0 (23 KOs)

 

3. Gennady Golovkin (99)

Middleweight

37-0-1 (33 KOs)

 

4. Canelo Alvarez (76)

Middleweight

49-1-2 (34 KOs)

 

5. Mikey Garcia (66)

Lightweight

38-0-0 (30 KOs)

 

6. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (62)

Junior Bantamweight

45-4-1 (40 KOs)

 

7. Errol Spence Jr. (48)

Welterweight

23-0 (20 KOs)

 

8. Keith Thurman (46)

Welterweight

28-0 (22 KOs)

 

9. Sergey Kovalev (25)

Light Heavyweight

33-2-1 (28 KOs)

 

10. Naoya Inoue (21)

Jr. Bantamweight

15-0 (13 KOs)

 

Also receiving votes: Anthony Joshua (9 points), Leo Santa Cruz (7), Erislandy Lara (3), Deontay Wilder (3), Oleksandr Usyk (3), Donnie Nietes (3), Juan Francisco Estrada (2), Shawn Porter (2), Adonis Stevenson (1).

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