Heading into a Hectic Fall: BScene Pound-for-Pound Update

By Cliff Rold

It’s been awhile and a whole lot of the landscape has changed.

Since the last update of the pound-for-pound list, four of the top ten have lost. Two lost with some debate (Roman Gonzalez and Manny Pacquiao); two lost clean as a sheet (Sergey Kovalev and Carl Frampton).

All of it made room for a new number one, Andre Ward, and lots of wiggle room below him. If one thinks, for instance, that Gonzalez lost a bad decision how far should he really fall?

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Should Kovalev stay rated after a stoppage loss to Ward, particularly if one thought he deserved their first fight? Does a clearly aging Pacquiao hang around with a controversy or does the form he showed against a very average younger man count too much?

What about a Mikey Garcia, who has completed a huge return to the sport in 2017? 

They’re all good questions. The answers aren’t far away. 

Here’s where the list stands as we get closer to the last third of the year:

Last Update: December 27, 2016

Cliff Rold is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene, a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America.  He can be reached at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Santa_ on 08-19-2017

1. crawford 2. ward 3. gonzalez 4. lomachenko 5. golovkin 6. canelo 7. King Leo El Famoso Terremoto Santa Cruz 8. nietes 9. thurman 10. garcia

Comment by daggum on 08-18-2017

cliff lol'd at it again. guy gets ko'd with clear low blows=clean as a sheet? what kind of sheets are you sleeping on.......

Comment by My Low Place on 08-18-2017

[QUOTE=1hourRun;17957960]Unbelievable! Looking at Inoue, Gonzalez, Cuadras, Estrada, Rex-Tso, Kenshiro, Nietes, Yafai, Lee Selby, Arroyo, Viloria can you honestly say this? this applies to HW even more to be fair but I'm sure you give those juice-heads a pass and wont…

Comment by 1hourRun on 08-17-2017

[QUOTE=My Low Place;17957895]140 does suck until we see waht indongo can do vs the best...i dont ride him a hype job getting over on arum's bs and race [B]they just dont have the skills down's not my's…

Comment by My Low Place on 08-17-2017

[QUOTE=1hourRun;17957877]I embrace the whole sport, whats the problem? 140 sucks but you dont see me turning on Bud-Crawford or the division! this is the type of 'fans' we have on NSB that hate on real fans because you feel insecure…

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