Carl Froch has revealed who he believes are the top six active boxers in the world across all weight classes – and it’s a heavyweight he ranks as the best.
Pound for pound lists are often the cause of heated debate amongst fans and pundits alike, despite the fact that many consider them a meaningless exercise.
Although Froch himself conceded that ranking fighters in such a manner was done with subjectivity, he gave the following list in a recent feature with OLBG.
“Pound for pound is subjective but here’s my six.”
- Oleksandr Usyk
- Naoya Inoue
- Terence Crawford
- Errol Spence Jr
- Artur Beterbiev
- Gervonta Davis
Few would argue with ‘The Cobra’ having Usyk as the current best boxer in the world, with the Ukrainian holding three of the four major world titles at heavyweight after cleaning out a strong cruiserweight division and becoming undisputed.
A glaring omission is Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez, who successfully defended his undisputed super middleweight crown against Britain’s John Ryder in Guadalajara earlier this month.
Number one in the eyes of many just over twelve months ago, defeat to Dmitriy Bivol followed by a flat performance against old foe Gennadiy Golovkin has saw Canelo’s stock decline somewhat.
Ranked 3 and 4 respectively by Froch, Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr have reportedly finally agreed terms for a fight this summer, and the winner of any such bout would have a very strong case to be ranked number one.
Gervonta Davis’ win over Ryan Garcia last month has saw him start to creep up the rankings in many people’s lists, despite the fact he does not currently hold a major title at 135lbs.