Crawford Is Named Boxing’s Pound-For-Pound King; Thailand’s Rungvisai Enters the Top 10

By Rhett Butler,
Yesterday, The Boxing Writers Association of America listed its top-10 pound-for-pound fighters in the world. It comes as no surprise that the man from Omaha, Nebraska and TSL Awards winner received one of the sport’s top honors yet again.
Terence Crawford maintains his position atop the pound-for-pound best, which is selected by BWAA members from respected news outlets and is broken down based on a descending points system, with a first-place vote receiving 10 points, a second-place vote receiving nine points and so on. Ties go to the fighter with the most votes
Crawford, the undisputed junior welterweight champion, received more first-place votes than any other fighter. There wasn’t any shakeup among the top four, with Crawford holding the top spot followed in order by Vasyl Lomachenko at No. 2, Gennady Golovkin at No. 3 and Canelo Alvarez at No. 4. The big jump came with Keith Thurman vaulting from No. 7 to No. 5, switching places with featherweight Guillermo Rigondeaux, who drops to No. 7.
The new addition is junior bantamweight Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, while undefeated Japanese junior bantamweight Naoya Inoue exits and Sergey Kovalev moves up from No.10 to No. 9.
Mikey Garcia and Rigondeaux were tied with 70 points each, but the tiebreaker fell to which fighter received the most votes. It was same case for Kovalev and Sor Rungvisai.