Just a few hours after Gervonta davis will apply to Leo Santa Cruz a horrifying knockout, the debate was activated over whether that overwhelming triumph over a four-time world champion reached Davis to enter the Pound by Pound rankings.
On Wednesday night, three days after the fight, the prestigious magazine The Ring, which makes the most consulted Libra for Libra ranking in the industry, updated its listings.
And not. Gervonta davis not in the top 10 Pound for Pound. Not only that. Who did debut in the list was the Scotsman Josh taylor, super lightweight world champion FIB and of the AMB.
The Ring’s reasons for leaving Gervonta Davis out of the Pound for Pound ranking
Every time the ranking of The Ring An article is published where the reasons why the panel of 12 journalists of the magazine conclude this list are argued.
Tom gray made a chronicle to narrate the way the panel met.
“On Sunday, I voted for Davis for me to enter the Libra by Libra ranking but I received very little support ”, reveals Gray. “In fact, only Diego Morilla agreed with me. Staying alone is not unusual in ratings panel discussions, but I must admit that the arguments against me were strong. “
And then, Gray listed what the panel’s arguments were for leaving out Gervonta davis from your Pound for Pound listing.
“Davis he was naturally the biggest fighter, ”he explained. Gray. “He was a strong favorite before the fight, and despite having been in world title fights since 2017, this was his first BIG fight.”
And in the previous paragraph, the capital letters are of the own Gray.
Another argument against Davis that is presented in the debate was that neither Josh taylor neither Jermell charlo they had been able to enter the list despite equally or more impressive triumphs.
Would you put Gervonta Davis already in the 10 Pound for Pound? pic.twitter.com/0FKo5ksKSG
– Left Boxing (@IzquierdazoBox) November 3, 2020
The reasons for including Josh Taylor in the Pound for Pound ranking
And that debate about Gervonta davis, led the panelists to review the merits of Josh taylor, super lightweight world champion AMB and the FIB. TO Taylor he had been left off the list on previous occasions.
“For me,” he explains Gray. “That was a mistake and I didn’t keep my frustration to myself. The former amateur star had defeated Viktor Postol, Ryan martin, Ivan Baranchyk Y Regis Prograis often. Each of these fighters had a spot on the 140-pound ranking of The Ring, and three of them were reigning or former world champions, and their combined record was 94-1. In the end, Taylor ended with the magazine title The Ring, with that of the AMB, the FIB, and the prestigious trophy Ali what gives the WBSS. And all that, he achieved in a streak of 16 wins in a row. What the hell else did i have to do Taylor to enter that list? “
And that was how Josh taylor debuted at number nine on the Libra for Pound chart of The Ring, above Gennady Golovkin, and below Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada.
Of the 12 panelists, 8 were in favor of adding to Taylor to the listing. Of those 8, there were 5 votes for Taylor enter the ninth place, and 4 so that Golovkin make that decision. With more votes for Taylor, the Scotsman stayed in ninth place, and Golovkin to the tenth.
The fighter who left the list for me to enter Taylor, it was Artur Beterbiev.
Gervonta Davis no, but Josh Taylor does. The Ring magazine’s Libra-for-Libra listing was updated, and Gervonta Davis was not included. The one who did make his debut on the list was Josh Taylor, and Artur Beterbiev came out. What do you think? pic.twitter.com/eEuJx5ybei
– Left Boxing (@IzquierdazoBox) November 6, 2020