Vasyl Lomachenko’s claims to the top spot were removed by Teofimo Lopez.
Naoya Inoue and Terence Crawford showed their wares in the fall.
In December, Saul Alvarez and Errol Spence have their say. The reigning, if nominal, lineal middleweight king will attempt to win an outright major title in his fourth weight class when he faces Callum Smith. The unified welterweight titlist will test his mettle after nearly losing it all in a car accident last year against one of the best left hookers in boxing, Danny Garcia.
Those are just two big fights to look forward to in December.
The editors here at BoxingScene compiled their thoughts on the best in the game and, for now, Alvarez leads the pack but it’s a tight cluster in the top four. Where does everyone settle? How far has Lopez’s star risen? Does Jermell Charlo, recently minted as the lineal king at Jr. middleweight, find a place?
There’s only one way to find out.
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Cliff Rold is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene, a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, a member of the International Boxing Research Organization, and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. He can be reached at email@example.com