Canelo Alvarez reinforces his first place; Tyson Fury Rises to Latest DAZN Top 10 Pound-for-Pound Male Rankings


Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has been at the top of DAZN’s pound-for-pound rankings for some time – and his 11th round knockout from Caleb Plant to become the undisputed first four-belt champion in super middleweight ensured his position will remain. untouchable for the moment.

Other fighters listed in the top 10, such as Terence Crawford, Teofimo Lopez, Vasiliy Lomachenko and Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis are expected to fight again before the end of 2021, which could lead to a move to the top of the list. if they are particularly impressive.

For now, the only player since the last published top 10 is WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, with his thrilling third war against Deontay Wilder improving the resume of the undefeated giant in the glamor division.

Before we get to the important things, a reminder of how we do things:

The DAZN pound for pound list: criteria

Here are some of the elements taken into account by the team for these rankings:

  • Global report : Wins and losses count, of course. There may be more to a record than numbers, but you have to win to push it up.
  • Quality of opposition: That said, going 30-0 against part-time players isn’t going to impress much when you are compared to all the other fighters in all weight classes. Beating your biggest rivals and fellow champions is much more valuable.
  • Quality of wins : Winning in style also works in a candidate’s favor, and overcoming adversity to get a big result can also be a good thing.
  • Activity : List fighters who haven’t competed in a while don’t suddenly become outrageous boxers, but their ranking can be riskier than those who have had a big win recently.

With that in mind, here is DAZN’s 2021 Male P4P List in full, as of November 8, 2021.

1. Canelo Alvarez (no change from the last ranking)

There’s no denying Canelo’s position right now, in the wake of his undisputed formidable achievement. How well he can fend off other elite fighters in 2022 will depend on exactly which opponents he selects now that his main 168-pound mission is complete.

2. Oleksandr Usyk (no change)

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The credentials of the undisputed former heavyweight king were subject to debate due to the nature of the victories over Chazz Witherspoon and Derek Chisora. However, his performance to dethrone tri-belt champion and former P4P ranked Anthony Joshua has proven his greatness once and for all.

3. Naoya Inoue (nc)

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‘The Monster’ makes the next defense of its unified bantamweight crown against Aran Dipaen on December 14 in Tokyo. Other pound-for-pound ranked fighters will have a chance to oust him from the top 3, with fans yearning for bigger and better fights for Inoue.

4. Terence Crawford (nc)

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The WBO welterweight champion, who was also undisputed in the lightweight, faces one of his biggest tests yet on November 20 against Shawn Porter in a fight that could push him back into the top three.

5. Errol Spence Jr. (nc)

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Another welterweight king who looked set to climb the rankings with an August victory over legendary Manny Pacquiao, until fate intervened.

6. Josh Taylor (nc)

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The undisputed 140-pound champion saw his mandatory defense against Jack Catterall pushed back to February 2022, but it’s a dream fight against Teofimo Lopez Jr. that probably offers his best shot at making the top 5 in the future.

7. Teofimo Lopez Jr. (nc)

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The Unified Lightweight King will finally end his frustrating absence from the ring at the end of the month with his defense against undefeated George Kambosos Jr., broadcast live on DAZN worldwide except China, so that the Honduran American seems ready to show us how far he can climb these cards.

8. Tyson Fury (instead of 9)

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His trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder seemed like unnecessary deja vu before the fight, but the thrilling nature of the slugfest served as decent compensation for a 20-month hiatus. Fury could even attack the top 3 in 2022, if he manages to secure a unification fight against the winner of Usyk-Joshua 2 and succeed.

9. Vasiliy Lomachenko (instead of 8)

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The loss to Teofimo last October forced Lomachenko down the charts, but he rebounded in June and his December clash with Richard Commey is expected to lead to some big fights in 2022.

10. Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis (nc)

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The undefeated three-weight world champion will likely have to face better competition in one of those three divisions if he is to place in the top-five in the future, following his December 5 meeting with replacement opponent Isaac Cruz. .