My Pound for Pound top 9 for September 2017 I am only looking at matches from between 9/1/2015 and 9/1/2017 I am considering level of competition and performance. These rankings do not take into account anything before 9/1/2015. This is not a career achievement list. This list dose not reflect my opinion of who I think will win future matchups. Like any and all Top 10 Lists. It is subjective, but I fell that I have a set of rules to guide me. 1.Terence Crawford. Picking Crawford is easy. You can’t expect that every championship opponent be a world beater, but there is a minimum. All of Crawford’s opponents at least meet the minimum. Viktor Postol & Julius Indongo are world beaters. Maybe (my highest compliment) Career Definers. He’s been more dominant and against better overall competition than anyone else. It’s not close. His 3rd round knockout of Julius Indongo raised the bar even higher. 2.Keith Thurman I keep flipping between Canelo Alvarez and Keith Thurman. I fell that both Shawn Porter & Danny Garcia are both top of the line boxers. I think Luis Collazo meets the minimum, but I’m on the fence with him. He beat and deserved the wins over Porter and Garcia, but not in the way that Crawford has been doing. 3. Canelo Alvarez I had Canelo at #5 in my past rankings, but after taking a closer look at who he fought and who those above him have fought. I have to move him up. 155 is a good weight for Miguel Cotto. It’s just one pound over the light middleweight limit where Cotto is at his best. Amir Khan is a very good boxer, but has well known chin issues. Khan did outbox and expose flaws Canleo for 5 rounds before the fight ended in the 6th round. Liam Smith was the defending champion. I think overall Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is underrated, but by the time they fought I think he is on the debatable side of meeting the minimum. 4. Andre Ward If You want to know why I have Ward at #4 and not #1? Alexander Brand.. That’s why. Alexander Brand should not have been in a fight with Andre Ward, or any other top boxer. He’s the wort opponent of anyone on this list. Ward’s two wins over Sergey Kovalev. Although I personally think he should have won the first time by complete domination, and not by subjective it could have gone either way. His win over Sullivan Barrera Is looking better and better. It doesn’t hurt That Vasyl Lomachenko fought Miguel Marriaga (Who yes is a better boxer than Alexander Brand) who was coming off a loss. 5. Vasyl Lomachenko. Lomachenko’s fight against Miguel Marriaga who was coming off a losss kind of derailed some good momentum that he had been building. Roman Martinez came into the fight as a champion. Nicholas Walters was supposed to give him a test or even beat him and Jason Sosa had been a champion, which he did not lose as a result of a loss. Outside of Crawford I don’t think anyone has looked better against high quality opponents. However, those wins are sandwiched between Miguel Marriaga and Romulo Koasicha 6. Gennady Golovkin. GGG’s resume is not as bad as his critics say it is. David Lemieux took two early losses. He might not be a world beater, but he much better than the minimum. I think the jury I still out on Dominic Wade. Kell Brook had to come up two weight classes, which hurts Golovkin’s ranking, but he’s a very good boxer. The Daniel Jacobs was a Career Definer, but he barely beat him. 7. Anthony Joshua. Joshua has been on really good run as WBA/IBF Heavyweight Champion. It might not have been an easy win, but knocking out Wladimir Klitschko for now ends the debate as to who the best heavyweight in the world is. He also has good wins over Dillian Whyte, Charles Martin, Dominic Breazeale and Eric Molina 8.Mikey Garcia. When it comes to “eye-test” talent I think Garcia is as good as anyone. However this list is about, and that’s not why he’s here. He’s here because he beat Adrien Broner who I fell is a very good boxer and before that Dejan Zlaticanin who was on a pretty good run. Garcia’s win over Broner says more about Garcia than it does about Broner 9. Errol Spence Jr. Yes I’m ranking a boxer with only one championship fight under his belt in my pound for pound top 10. Why? Because he deserves it. Chris Algieri in my opinion meets the minimum standard and I think Leonard Bundu does as well. Going to their fight a lot of people who know a thing or two about boxing felt that Kell Brook was the best welterweight in the world. While I don’t agree with that the fight was in Brook’s home town of Sheffield England. To go into an established and respected champion’s back yard and take his championship says something to do so in your first championship fight says even more. Please Subscribe by clicking the Icon at the end of the video or The channel Icon/name just bellow the video description!
Are we a step closer to aHeavyweight Boxing Final Four? In two separate matches four of the top current heavyweight boxers will be fighting each other. On October 28th IBF/WBA Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua of England defends his championship against Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales. Than on November 4th WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder of The United States is scheduled to take on Cuba’s Luis Ortiz. Although this bout is not yet official. It would be more than reasonable to expect the winners especially if they are Joshua and Wilder to face each other some time in 2018. I would rank the current heavyweights 1. Anthony Joshua 2. Deontay Wilder 3. Luis Ortiz 4. Kubrat Pulev 5. Joseph Parker from New Zealand the WBO Champion who could just as easily be ranked 3 or 4. If you like this video please give it a thumbs up. You can subscribe by clicking the icon at the end of the video. Please checkout the website https://troygrudinmediaarts.com/ . Facebook https://www.facebook.com/big72media/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/biG72Media
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz November 4th? WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has been in talks to take on Luis Ortiz in a championship fight on November 4th.
It’s a boxing match that is intriguing. It is not a done deal. Bermane Stiverne who is the Number One Contender in the WBC heavyweight rankings. Has threatened legal action. In order to prevent Wilder amd Ortiz to get into the ring on Nov 4th. Stiverne will be a offered step aside payment, in order for Wilder & Ortiz to be able to make their fight. However, Stiverne has indicated that he would not accept.
As the top contender it is Stiverne’s right to preserve his spot. However, I do fell that fell he needs to make a fight with Wilder in a reasonable amount of time.
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Demetrius Andrade who could be the best boxer in a very talanted field of 154 pounders that includes Canelo Alvarez, Erislandy Lara. Along with Jermall Charlo and his twin brother Jermell Charlo. Will challenge Jack Culcay for a WBA light middleweight/super welterweight championship. On March 11th At the time of making this video 2/14/2017. The fight is not being shown on American TV. The fight is happening in Germany so that could be the excuse for both HBO and Showtime, as well as the other PBC networks to pass. However I don’t see that as a good reason for them to pass on this fight. Andrade is as talanted as anyone in the sport. He’s unbeaten at 23(16)-0-0, and a former WBO champion. He is also a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic boxing team. HBO and Showtime should be banging down his door to get him on their air.
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Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. T-Mobile Arena. Las Vegas, Nevada. I will start this with a controversial statement. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is as talented if not more talented than his father Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. What he lacks is the dedication to the sport his father had. The more I understand boxing the more I start to think that dedication and preparation are more important than talent. Everyone at the highest level of the sport has talent. I fell confident that Canelo will be dedicated and prepared. I can’t say the same thing about Chavez Jr. However if he is dedicated and prepared for this fight he can have his hand raised at the end.
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It is looking more and more that IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook will defend against top contender Errol Spence. Nothing is certain, but there had been serious talk that Brook was going to fight Amir Khan. That fight would have drawn more money than a fight with Spence and Khan is perceived to be a less risky fight for Brook. Mostly due to Khan’s chin. Brook/Khan isn’t happening because Khan priced himself out of the fight Nothing is set in stone. Brook may still decide to move up to light middleweight.
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