ESPN updated its list of the best pound for pound in the world, following the return with victory of Vasyl Lomachenko before the japanese Masayoshi Nakatani and of Gervonta davis on Mario Barrios placeholder image.
The Ukrainian, who led the rankings for some time, returned to fight after his notorious loss to Teofimo Lopez and showed a solid display before Nakatani, knocking out the Japanese in the ninth episode.
Despite undergoing an operation on his right shoulder that took him away for just over eight months, Knoll He showed speed and punching power, as well as great stamina despite sustaining a cut in the first few episodes of the battle.
For analysts ESPN, the result was fundamental to place it again in the Top 10.
“Right after his biggest setback yet,” he said. Mike Coppinger of The Athletic, “Lomachenko He was ruthless and more aggressive than ever in taking down Nakatani. He never stopped pushing and now he wants revenge on Lopez“.
“After the loss to Theophimus, I lowered it a bit, obviously, and it was the right thing to do, “he said. Teddy atlas, who positioned him above Errol spence in your vote. “Now it’s also wise to move him up, coming back and looking like the fighter he was before. I’m not going to put him in front of everyone else, not back to number one, yet he beat a solid fighter. “
On the other hand, Atlas he also complimented the work of Gervonta who he placed as the tenth in his ranking after the forceful exhibition against Mario Barrios placeholder image, whom he defeated via chloroform in the eleventh round, on June 26.
“He’s short and powerful and people look at him as a guy who will try to run you over and try to knock you out, but against Barrios he looked like a very complete fighter,” he said. “It really was a great display of a guy who is more than just a powerful guy. That is why I moved it to the top 10 ”.
Although Atlas placed it in his Top 10, Tank it was not among the best in the final vote.
The pound-for-pound ranking:
- Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez
- Terence crawford
- Naoya inoue
- Errol spence Jr
- Teofimo Lopez
- Tyson fury
- Josh taylor
- Vasyl Lomachenko
- Oleksandr Usyk
- Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada