Pound for Pound Updates Also Include Andre Ward vs. Arthur Abraham:
This was a busy weekend in the world of boxing. We see a huge range of action in the light heavyweight division especially. The headliner was of course the history-making performance from Hopkins vs. Pascal, but we also saw Dawson vs. Diaconu in the division, and the entrant of a new titleholder in the U.K.’s Nathan Cleverly. He of course faced a late sub after Juergen Braehmer and initial replacement Tony Bellew both couldn’t get to fight night. With all of that, we have updated our light heavyweight division rankings, and have also updated our top 20 pound for pound list. Check ’em out here.
The light heavyweight division definitely saw plenty of movement. There were 5 fighters from the top 10 in the division in action this past weekend alone, and it was supposed to be 6 before Braehmer pulled his usual tricks of withdrawing from a major bout at the last minute possible. Therefore, the rankings in that division have definitely been shaken up.
The history-making win for Hopkins vaults him farther back up the pound for pound list, but was he able to crack the top 5 again, or the top 3? He’s definitely in the top 10… but that’s all you’ll get until you go see the list. Also affecting the latest pound for pound rankings was Andre Ward’s recent win over Arthur Abraham in the Super Six semifinals. But was that win enough to bump his lofty position any higher than it already was?
Take a look at the updated pound for pound and light heavyweight division rankings to see how it all shook out!