Heavyweight titleholder Tyson Fury turned in a particular efficiency in his third combat with Deontay Wilder on Saturday in Las Vegas, stopping the previous champ within the eleventh spherical of a basic battle.
Was it sufficient to elevate Fury (No. 8 going into final Saturday) increased on Boxing Junkie’s pound-for-pound listing?
Well, the method of creating a call on that was difficult. You should think about how Fury may fare in opposition to these forward of him on the listing in the event that they had been the identical dimension.
Could Fury, along with his spectacular ability set and grit, defeat Nos. 1-7 Terence Crawford, Canelo Alvarez, Naoya Inoue, Oleksandr Usyk, Errol Spence Jr., Teofimo Lopez and Vasiliy Lomachenko if weight weren’t an element?
We have our doubts.
At the identical time, Fury has had nice success on the highest degree of the game, together with back-to-back knockouts of arguably the second finest heavyweight on the planet. He’s proving what he’s made from within the ring, for which he deserves credit score.
Thus, we determined to maneuver Fury up one notch on the listing — from No. 8 to No. 7, that means he trades locations with Lomachenko (No. 7 beforehand).
Lomachenko is coming off a ninth-round knockout of Masayoshi Nakatani in June however gave a shaky efficiency eight months earlier in opposition to Lopez, who defeated the Ukrainian star by a unanimous resolution.
Here’s how the brand new listing seems to be:
- Terence Crawford – Scheduled to defend his WBO welterweight title in opposition to Shawn Porter on Nov. 20 Las Vegas.
- Canelo Alvarez – Scheduled to combat Caleb Plant to unify all 4 main 168-pound titles on Nov. 6 in Las Vegas.
- Naoya Inoue – No combat scheduled.
- Oleksandr Usyokay – Expected to combat Anthony Joshua a second time however no deal is in place.
- Errol Spence Jr. – No combat scheduled.
- Teofimo Lopez – Tentatively scheduled to defend his undisputed light-weight championship in opposition to George Kambosos subsequent month however no date has been locked in.
- Tyson Fury – No combat scheduled.
- Vasiliy Lomachenko – Expected to combat Richard Commey on Dec. 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York City however the deal hasn’t be finalized.
- Juan Francisco Estrada – In talks to defend his WBA and WBA junior bantamweight titles in what could be a 3rd combat in opposition to Roman Gonzalez in November.
- Gennadiy Golovkin – In talks to combat Ryota Murata in a middleweight title-unification combat on Dec. 28 in Japan.
- Mikey Garcia – Scheduled to combat Sandor Martin on Oct. 16 in Fresno, Calif.
- Jermell Charlo – No combat scheduled.
- Josh Taylor – Scheduled to defend his undisputed junior welterweight championship in opposition to necessary challenger Jack Catterall on Dec. 18 in Glasgow, Scotland.
- Artur Beterbiev – Scheduled to defend his gentle heavyweight titles in opposition to Marcus Browne on Dec. 17 in Montreal.
- Gervonta Davis – Scheduled to face Rolando Romero in a light-weight bout on Dec. 5 in Los Angeles.
Honorable point out (alphabetical order): Mairis Briedis (scheduled to combat Artur Mann on Oct. 16 in Riga, Latvia), Jermall Charlo (no combat scheduled), Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (Sor Rungvisai is anticipated to satisfy Carlos Cuadras as a part of a junior bantamweight event however nothing is official), Yordenis Ugas (no combat scheduled) and Oscar Valdez (no combat scheduled).