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Vasiliy Lomachenko Tops The BWAA's Pound-For-Pound List For The Sixth-Straight Time

Vasiliy Lomachenko continues his stranglehold as the BWAA’s pound-for-pound king. Lomachenko maintains the No. 1 spot for the sixth-straight time, once again outlasting 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 by the first Monday of each even month to The next deadline will be Monday, October 7, 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 (11) than anyone, with a surprise Nayoa Inoue finishing a distant second (3).

As in April, the top three remain the same with Lomachenko, Crawford and Canelo Alvarez maintaining their positions. The biggest leap came from Inoue, the IBF bantamweight champ, who went from No. 7 to No. 4, switching places with Errol Spence Jr., who dropped to No. 7

Oleksandr Usyk and Gennadiy Golovkin, Juan Francisco Estrada and Mikey Garcia maintain their places from No. 5-through-No. 9, respectively, while Manny Pacquiao, based on his brilliant victory over Keith Thurman, debuts in the BWAA’s pound-for-pound at No. 10, replacing dethroned heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua.

1. Vasiliy Lomachenko (143 points)


14-1-0 (10 KOs)

2. Terence Crawford (137)


35-0-0 (26 KOs)

3. Canelo Alvarez (130)


52-1-2 (35 KOs)

4. Naoya Inoue (116)


18-0-0 (16 KOs)

5. Oleksandr Usyk (105)


16-0-0 (12 KOs)

6. Gennadiy Golovkin (95)


39-1-1 (35 KOs)

7. Errol Spence Jr. (92)


25-0-0 (21 KOs)

8. Juan Francisco Estrada (61)

Jr. Bantamweight

40-3-0 (27 KOS)

9. Mikey Garcia (52)


39-1-0 (30 KOs)

10. Manny Pacquiao (39)


62-7-2 (39 KOS)

Also receiving votes: Leo Santa Cruz (38 points), Miguel Berchelt (27), Regis Prograis (23), Deontay Wilder (23), Callum Smith (23), Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (22), Julian Williams (21), Kosei Tanaka (11), Luis Nery (11).

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