Loma still BM's P4P number one, while Estrada enters top ten

Boxing Monthly
24/06/2019 8:01pm

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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 Juan Francisco Estrada is the sole new entry in the top ten.

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

The top five as a whole remains unchanged - with Terence Crawford second, Oleksandr Usyk in third, Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez fourth and Naoya Inoue fifth. However, Canelo and Inoue have substantially increased their number of points and are close to breaking into the top three.

Mikey Garcia's defeat against Errol Spence Jr sees him drop from sixth to ninth place, while Spence rises one position to eighth. Gennady Golovkin benefits from Garcia's loss by moving up one place to sixth.

Juan Francisco Estrada enters the top ten in seventh place, his victory against Srisaket Sor Rungvisai also having the effect of pushing the Thai boxer down to tenth. Leo Santa Cruz has dropped out of the top ten, with his six points seeing him bubbling under at number 11.

Other fighters to receive votes were Tyson Fury, Donnie Nietes, Gervonta Davis, Deontay Wilder, Kosei Tanaka, Manny Pacquiao and Dmitri Bivol.

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 84 points
3. (NC) Oleksandr Usyk 75 points
4. (NC) Saul Alvarez 73 points
5. (NC) Naoya Inoue 69 points
6. (+1) Gennady Golovkin 44 points
7. (NE) Juan Francisco Estrada 37 points
8. (+1) Errol Spence Jr 31 points
9. (-3) Mikey Garcia 12 points
10. (-2) Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 9 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 Mikey Garcia and Gennady Golovkin tied on 47 points). 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.