Boxing P4P Rankings: LATEST Ring list as Inoue and Canelo stake their claims to top spot

Naoya Inoue and Canelo Alvarez both staked their claim to top spot in boxing’s P4P rankings this weekend with major victories in world championship fights.

On Saturday in Las Vegas, Canelo (now 61-2-2) punched his way to a routine unanimous decision victory over unbeaten fellow Mexican star Jaime Munguia. He defended all of his world super-middleweight titles in the process.

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Then on Monday in Tokyo, ‘The Monster’ that is Inoue (now 27-0) starred in front of a crowd of more than 50,000 as he saw off Luis Nery in another battle for undisputed with a sixth-round KO to end a spectacular fight. He retained his world super-bantamweight titles.

Now we wait to see how those wins impact the pound-for-pound/P4P rankings from the hallowed Ring magazine – a mythical list of course all about which fighter in the sport is the greatest, regardless of weight class.

The last list from The Ring – released on April 27 – had Inoue and Canelo both looking up at the current king, but will that change now?

Ring P4P rankings

The latest Ring magazine rankings are as follows:

  • 1. Terence Crawford (40-0)
  • 2. Naoya Inoue (27-0)
  • 3. Oleksandr Usyk (21-0)
  • 4. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (61-2-2)
  • 5. Artur Beterbiev (20-0)
  • 6. Dmitry Bivol (22-0)
  • 7. Errol Spence Jr (28-1)
  • 8. Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis (29-0)
  • 9. Jesse Rodriguez (19-0)
  • 10. Junto Nakatani (27-0)

So what happens next?

Well first of course we will get the updated P4P list for May – and the biggest question is whether Inoue did enough in that win over Nery to leap over Crawford to the top of the pile.

Usyk then gets his shot to move up from #3 in the last as he locks horns with Tyson Fury on May 18 for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world. Unifying the belts at cruiser and heavy would be quite the case for the top spot.

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Bivol meanwhile will return on June 1 against Malik Zinad with that unification fight vs Beterbiev postponed due to Artur’s knee injury. Gervonta then comes out again on June 15 when he faces Frank Martin in Las Vegas.

Crawford also has a confirmed next fight – he will move up to 154lbs on August 3 to fight Israil Madrimov in Los Angeles.

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