Canelo Alvarez was acclaimed for his performance against Callum Smith last Saturday night. And of course it is.
The Mexican star couldn’t stop the durable Briton, dominating a solid opponent to win a wide range of decisions and two super middleweight titles. It was one of the most impressive nights of Alvarez’s amazing career.
But was it enough for him to replace Terence Crawford, who is at the top of the boxing junkie’s Pound for Pound list?
Again, Alvarez performed great against his talented and tall opponents. But we knew Smith’s limits were going into battle. And they were clearly apparent in the ring of the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Victory against such opponents can be commendable, even if not monumental.
Therefore, Crawford and Alvarez remain number one and number two on the boxing junkie list into 2021.
Also, No. 9 Gennady Golovkin remains in position after seven knockouts of Kamil Zelemeta to defend his middleweight title on Friday in Hollywood, Florida.
The pound is standing here.
Pound for pound
- Terence Crawford — No fights planned.
- Canelo Alvarez — No combat planned.
- Naoya Inoue — No battle is planned.
- Errol Spence Jr. — No fights planned.
- Oleksandr Usyk — No combat planned.
- Teofimo Lopez — No combat planned.
- Vasiliy Lomachenko — No battles planned.
- Tyson Fury — No fights planned.
- Gennady Golovkin — No fights planned.
- Juan Francisco Estrada — We will face Roman Gonzalez on March 13th in a £ 115 title unification match.
- Mikey Garcia — No battles planned.
- Artur Beterbiev — He will defend his £ 175 title against Adam Deines on January 30th.
- Manny Pacquiao — No fights planned
- Jermell Charlo — No fights planned.
- Gervonta Davis — No battles planned.
Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Miguel Berchelt (planned to defend the £ 135 title against Oscar Valdes on February 20), Mairis Briedis (no fight planned), Jermall Charlo (fight) (Not scheduled), Seasaket So Lumbisai (no fight planned)) and Josh Taylor (no fight planned).
– Boxing Sports
Canelo Alvarez remains in second place after victory: Pound for Pound
https://boxingjunkie.usatoday.com/2020/12/pound-for-pound-did-canelo-alvarez-supplant-terence-crawford-atop-list Canelo Alvarez remains in second place after victory: Pound for Pound