Loma extends P4P reign, as Beterbiev and Taylor enter top ten

Boxing Monthly
10/01/2020 9:18pm

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Ukrainian superstar Vasyl Lomachenko has maintained his position as Boxing Monthly online's pound-for-pound number one after the latest round of voting by our ten-person panel, while Artur Beterbiev and Josh Taylor have entered the top ten.

Eight of our panel ranked Lomachenko as their number one pick, with two voters placing him second.

Terence Crawford remains second, while Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez has risen to third and Oleksandr Usyk has fallen one place to third. Naoya Inoue remains fifth.

Errol Spence rises two places to sixth, while Gennady Golovkin slips two places to eighth. Juan Francisco Estrada remains seventh.

Mikey Garcia and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai have fallen out of the top ten, to be replaced by Beterbiev in ninth and Taylor in tenth.

Manny Pacquiao is just bubbling under the top ten at number 11, while other fighters to receive votes were Tyson Fury, Regis Prograis, Josh Warrington and the aforementioned Garcia.

The full Boxing Monthly online P4P top ten is as follows (movement since last list in brackets, NC = no change, NE = new entry):
1. (NC) Vasyl Lomachenko 98 points
2. (NC) Terence Crawford 79 points
3. (+1) Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez 75 points
4. (-1) Oleksandr Usyk 75 points
5. (NC) Naoya Inoue 72 points
6. (+2) Errol Spence Jr 40 points
7. (NC) Juan Francisco Estrada 31 points
8. (-2) Gennady Golovkin 27 points
9. (NE) Artur Beterbiev 17 points
10. (NE) Josh Taylor 16 points

NB: Voting panel for the BM online P4P rankings are: Mark Butcher, Luke Byron, Luke G. Williams, Andrew Harrison, Paul Zanon, James Oddy, Chris Williamson, Callum Rudge, Michael Montero and Shaun Brown.

Each panellist ranked their top ten in order, with the boxer placed first receiving ten points, second nine points, third eight points and so on. Boxers were then ranked by the overall number of points accrued. If scores are equal then the boxer with the highest individual rating from a judge is ranked higher (as is the case above when Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Oleksande Usyk tied on 75 points. Canelo was ranked third and Usyk fourth as Canelo's highest individual ranking from a judge was first and Usyk's second). If boxers are still equal they are then ranked equal. If there is a tie for first place then the boxer with the most first-place votes is given preference. If boxers are still equal they are then ranked equal.