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Oleksandr Usyk moves to top spot in The Ring’s pound-for-pound ratings

Oleksandr Usyk

Oleksandr Usyk has moved to number one in The Ring’s pound-for-pound ratings after Canelo Alvarez was defeated by Dmitry Bivol.

Alvarez had occupied the top spot in the ratings before his upset defeat to Bivol in a light heavyweight world title bout, but the Mexican fighter has now dropped to sixth place.

Usyk recently became a world heavyweight champion by defeating Anthony Joshua, having previously reigned as the undisputed world cruiserweight champion.

Oleksandr Usyk becomes first heavyweight to top the ratings since Mike Tyson.

The Ukrainian fighter is the first heavyweight to be rated at number one in The Ring’s pound-for-pound ratings since Mike Tyson was in his prime over 30 years ago.

Bivol meanwhile has entered the pound-for-pound ratings for the first time thanks to his unanimous decision victory against Alvarez, with the Russian light heavyweight coming in at number eight.

There is no room for Tyson Fury in the top ten despite his recent knockout victory against Dillian Whyte, and if he stays true to his word in saying that his boxing career has come to an end, the ‘Gypsy King’ will not be making an appearance in the future.

Terence Crawford is in second place, with the undefeated WBO welterweight champion having last entered the ring when he defeated Shawn Porter by TKO last November.

A fight between Crawford and fellow undefeated world welterweight champion Errol Spence is on the cards this year, with the latter in fourth place in The Ring’s pound-for-pound ratings.

The Ring’s pound-for-pound ratings.

1.   Oleksandr Usyk (Ukraine)
2.   Terence Crawford (USA)
3.   Naoya Inoue (Japan)
4.   Errol Spence (USA)
5.   Juan Estrada (Mexico)
6.   Canelo Alvarez (Mexico)
7.   Vasyl Lomachenko (Ukraine)
8.   Dmitry Bivol (Russia)
9.   Josh Taylor (UK)
10. Roman Gonzalez (Nicaragua)

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