Welterweight champion Terence Crawford aired his Pound for Pound record and had no place for ex-number one Canelo Alvarez.
Crawford left the Mexican famous person on the sidelines when DAZN requested the previous undisputed super-lightweight king to call his high 5.
After all, “Bud” put himself as the very best fighter on the planet. In second place was the “Monster” Naoya Inoue.
WBN’s P4P King Oleksandr Usyk got here subsequent, with divisional rival Errol Spence Jr. within the fourth spot.
At 5, the Ohama man gave props to new undisputed light-weight champion Devin Haney.
I’m not mad at this record in any respect. 3-5 is debatable. However I nonetheless like Bud’s record.
5. @Realdevinhaney https://t.co/bapAzuI48c
— Will Blackmon 🍷 (@WillBlackmon) June 14, 2022
Crawford is barely agreeable in two locations in comparison with the World Boxing Information Pound for Pound record.
Crawford likes Inoue at two and Spence at 4. Nevertheless, Usyk is undoubtedly the chief till Spence and Crawford conform to face one another.
At three is Canelo, who can not drop many locations on the again of a loss in opposition to an excellent technician in Dmitry Bivol. To not point out that Bivol can also be crammed out at 175 and probably a cruiserweight of the long run.
At 5, Tyson Fury is within the equation because the dominant heavyweight of his time. The Pound for Pound record not abides by the load class rule concerning the highest division.
Instances have moved on, and it’s solely appropriate that heavyweights are allowed to be acknowledged.
Terence Crawford Pound for Pound
Crawford is at six on the World Boxing Information record regardless of blowing his personal trumpet. For causes that WBN divulged many occasions.
Just lately, a WBN clarification learn: “A scarcity of fellow Pound for Kilos names to indicate for his prolonged tenure within the sport means ‘Bud’ stays out of the P4P high 5.
“Beating below-par Brits Ricky Burns, Kell Brook, and Amir Khan including to his solely earlier win in opposition to a P4P star in Yuriorkis Gamboa final trip in opposition to Shawn Porter, is sort of a stretch placing Crawford at primary.
“His earlier promoters at High Rank fluctuated between Crawford and Vasyl Lomachenko when representing each. However the reality is the previous has by no means made it there but.
“For now, Crawford have to be content material to be hovering across the high fighters till he shares the ring with Spence.
“The jury stays within the verdict room on the previous undisputed tremendous light-weight champ now campaigning at 147.”
The views expressed on this article are the opinions of Phil Jay.
WBN Editor Phil has over ten years of boxing information expertise. Observe WBN on Twitter @WorldBoxingNews.