Tremendous middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez proved that he stays top-of-the-line within the enterprise by simply outpointing challenger Jermell Charlo on Saturday in Las Vegas.
However did the Mexican star, ranked No. 7 going into the battle, do sufficient to rise on the pound-for-pound listing?
And what about Charlo? Did the 154-pound titleholder, ranked No. 8, take a tumble based mostly on his disappointing efficiency in his unanimous-decision setback?
No and sure.
We couldn’t justify elevating Alvarez based mostly on a victory over an opponent who moved up two weight courses for the battle, even one as gifted and skilled as Charlo. Thus, Alvarez stays at No. 7 for now.
For the file: No. 6 Juan Francisco Estrada hasn’t misplaced since 2018 and defeated future Corridor of Famer Roman Gonzalez twice in his final three fights.
And whereas we didn’t wish to penalize Charlo too harshly after he got here up quick on a troublesome task, we felt his lack of ability to make the battle aggressive merited a slight demotion.
Charlo swaps locations with unbeaten Gervonta Davis, who was No. 8 going into the weekend.
Subsequent pound-for-pounder up: Tyson Fury is scheduled to face MMA star Francis Ngannou in a boxing match on Oct. 28 in Saudi Arabia.
Right here’s what the listing seems like in the meanwhile:
- Terence Crawford – No battle scheduled.
- Naoya Inoue – No battle scheduled.
- Oleksandr Usyokay – No battle scheduled.
- Dmitry Bivol – No battle scheduled.
- Tyson Fury – Scheduled to face MMA star Francis Ngannou in a boxing match on Oct. 28 in Saudi Arabia.
- Juan Francisco Estrada – Reportedly in talks with Honorable Point out Kazuto Ioka for a title-unification New Yr’s Eve bout in Japan.
- Canelo Alvarez– No battle scheduled.
- Jermell Charlo – No battle scheduled.
- Gervonta Davis – No battle scheduled.
- Errol Spence Jr. – No battle scheduled.
- Vasiliy Lomachenko – No battle scheduled.
- Artur Beterbiev – Scheduled to defend his 175-pound titles towards Callum Smit on Jan. 13 in Quebec Metropolis, Canada.
- Shakur Stevenson – No battle scheduled.
- Roman Gonzalez – No battle scheduled.
- Devin Haney – Scheduled to problem 140-pound titleholder Regis Prograis on Dec. 9 in San Francisco.
Honorable point out (alphabetical order): David Benavidez (no battle scheduled); Jermall Charlo (no battle scheduled); Sunny Edwards (scheduled to face Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez in a 112-pound title-unification bout on Dec. 16); Kazuto Ioka (reportedly in talks with No. 6 Juan Francisco Estrada for a title-unification New Yr’s Eve bout in Japan); Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez (scheduled to face Sunny Edwards in a 112-pound title-unification bout on Dec. 16).