Vasiliy Lomachenko Continues His Rule Over The BWAA Pound-For-Pound List

 

 

For the seventh-straight time, Vasiliy Lomachenko continues as the BWAA’s pound-for-pound king. Lomachenko again outdistanced Terence Crawford, who held the No. 1 position for the first two BWAA’s 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.

 

The Boxing Writers Association of America will be listing on a bi-monthly basis its top-10 pound-for-pound fighters in the world. All BWAA members, full and auxiliary, can send their top-10 pound-for-pound votes in for each even month to JSantoliquitoBWAA@yahoo.com. The next deadline will be Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, with the results posted later that month.

 

The response to the poll continues to be strong.

 

Lomachenko, the BWAA’s 2017 Fighter of the Year, received more first-place votes (10) than anyone, with Crawford and Canelo Alvarez finishing a distant second (2).

 

As in September, the top four remain the same with Lomachenko, Crawford, Alvarez and IBF bantamweight champ Naoya Inoue maintaining their positions. The biggest leap came from Errol Spence Jr., who jumped from seven to five, pushing down Oleksandr Usyk and Gennadiy Golovkin to six and seven, respectively.

 

Juan Francisco Estrada maintains his place at No. 8, while Manny Pacquiao, based on his brilliant victory over Keith Thurman, moves from No. 9 to No. 10, switching places with Mikey Garcia.

 

1. Vasiliy Lomachenko (145 points)

Lightweight

14-1-0 (10 KOs)

 

2. Terence Crawford (131)

Welterweight

35-0-0 (26 KOs)

 

3. Canelo Alvarez (122)

Middleweight

52-1-2 (35 KOs)

 

4. Naoya Inoue (102)

Bantamweight

18-0-0 (16 KOs)

 

5. Errol Spence Jr. (91)

Welterweight

26-0-0 (21 KOs)

 

6. Oleksandr Usyk (82)

Heavyweight

17-0-0 (13 KOs)

 

7. Gennadiy Golovkin (76)

Middleweight

40-1-1 (35 KOs)

 

8. Juan Francisco Estrada (47)

Jr. Bantamweight

40-3-0 (27 KOS)

 

9. Manny Pacquiao (44)

Welterweight

62-7-2 (39 KOS)

 

10. Mikey Garcia (34)

Lightweight

39-1-0 (30 KOs)

 

Also receiving votes: Devin Haney (26 points), Josh Taylor (20), Deontay Wilder (20), Artur Beterbiev (20), Leo Santa Cruz (20), Miguel Berchelt (14)

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