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Sports Talk With Troy’s 7 Best Boxers April 2019!

Sports Talk With Troy’s 7 Best Boxers April 2019! 1. Oleksandr Usyk. From March 24, 2017, to March 24, 2019, The Ukrainian has dominated the Cruiserweight division. Going 5-0 with 2 ko wins. Against a very strong group of opponents. All in their home countries. Next? TBA on May 18th. Will a win help in my next rankings? NOT Unless He takes on a quality opponent with a size advantage over him. Usyk is moving to heavyweight and this will be a get accumulated to the wait fight. 2.Terence Crawford. 4-0 4 kos. Based on his road win streak I have Usyk slightly ahead of Crawford, who has held my #1 spot for a few years. Next Amir Khan on 4/20! Will a win help in my next rankings? MAYBE Khan has a lot of skills and can give anyone problems. He also lacks the ability to absorb a good punch. The shorter the fight, the better for Crawford. However, based on the likely lackluster opponent for Usyk Crawford may be able to regain the top spot. 3. Errol Spence Jr. 4-0 3 kos. Had Lamont Peterson beaten Sergey Lipinets I would probably have moved Spence to my top spot. In fact, I waited till after this fight to make my new rankings. While Usyk has gone to his opponents home country. Spence went into Kell Brook’s home town and took the IBF welterweight championship from him. Yes, Brook was damaged goods, but he was still a very good boxer and it was in his home town. Beat Peterson who might not be elite, but is still a very good boxer. He also outclassed Mikey Garcia in a way that no one saw coming. The only question mark is a 1st round ko over Carlos Ocampo. Who was unbeaten and the top contender in the IBF rankings. Next? Nothing official at this time. Spence called Manny Pacquiao out after beating Garcia. I think Pacquiao will choose to fight either Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter or even Sergey Lipinets before he fights Spence. I think Pacquiao will fight Thurman (who will beat him). Spence will be able to choose between Porter or Lipinets. I think he will choose Porter in a championship unification fight. Will a win help in my next rankings? YES. Pacquiao, Thurman, Porter, and Lipinets are all first rate boxers. Any of them are higher quality than Amir Khan or whoever Oleksander Usyk is going to fight next. 4. Vasiliy Lomachenko 4-0 with 3 ko’s I have to drop Lomachenko a bit. after Jorge Linares got stopped in a round by Pablo Cesar Cano. Lomachenko is still one of the top boxers around. In just think that Linares loss to Cano is worse than Peterson’s loss to Lipinets. Next? Anthony Crolla April 12. Will a win help in my next rankings? MAYBE. I think Lomachenko is in the same boat with Crolla as Crawford is in with Khan. In the sense that both Crolla and Khan are both good boxers, but not on the level of Lomachenko and Crawford. 5. Canelo Alvarez. 3-0-1 1 ko. I have Alvarez here because he has a slight edge 1-0-1 over Gennady Golovkin in their two fights. If his edge was definitive. I could have him as high as #1. Next? Daniel Jacobs May 4th. Will a win help in my next rankings? YES. Jacobs might be the most talented middleweight right now. He might not get the coverage that Canelo and Golovkin gets. That does not change things. 6. Gennady Golovkin. 1-1-1 1 ko. He is 0-1-1 against Alvarez. In both fights, there is a case to her made that he should have gotten the decision. I fell if Golovkin or Alvarez could have had definitive victories over each other. Either one could be ranked #1 on my list. The reality of their two fights has them at the 5 & 6 spots in my rankings. Next? TBA/TBA. Golovkin just inked a deal with DAAZN. Will he may be aiming to fight the Alvarez/Jacobs winner. He will likely have a fight between them. There are rumors of who he will fight, but no real answers. Will a win help in my next rankings? DEPENDS. Not knowing who he is going to fight makes not hard to predict how his next fight will impact my opinion. Demetrius Andrade who holds the WBO middleweight championship and Callum Smith the WBA Super middleweight champion are under DAZN contracts and could both be in play. Beating either of them will improve his status. 7. Dmitry Bivol 6-0 3 kos. With wins over Sullivan Barrera, Isaac Chilemba, Jean Pascal & Joe Smith Jr. Bivol might not be as eye-pleasing as Sergey Kovalev, Oleksandr Gvozdyk or, Artur Beterbiev, but he has the best resume at light heavyweight. Next? Please Support Sports Talk With Troy by Subscribing! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1DnNvUpABr-ayiIMvwBJgg

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