This writer has picked his top FIVE boxers in the world Pound 4 Pound. What do YOU think? Not in order.
(1) WBA and WBO World Lightweight champion southpaw Vasiliy “Hi Tech” Lomachenko, 14-1 (10), of UKR, and Oxnard, CA. Former WBO Featherweight and WBO Super Featherweight champion. Manager is Egis Klimas and promoter Top Rank. Trainer Anatoly Lomachenko. At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing he won the Featherweight Gold Medal and the Val Barker Trophy as the best boxer. 84-1 approximate amateur record though estimated at 398-1.
(2) WBO World Welterweight champion southpaw Terence “Bud” Crawford, 36-0 (27), of Omaha, Nebraska. Former WBO Lightweight, WBO, WBA, WBC and IBF Light Welterweight champion. Manager Cameron Dunkin. Promoter Top Rank. Trainer Brian McIntyre and Esau Dieguez. 58-12 amateur record.
(3) WBA World Middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, 53-1-2 (36), out of Guadalajara, Mexico. Former WBC, WBO and WBA Light Middleweight champion, Former WBC and IBF Middleweight champion, Former WBA Super Middleweight champion, and WBO Light Heavyweight champion. Manager Eddy Reynoso. Promoter Golden Boy Promotions. Trainer Jose and Eddy Reynoso.
(4) IBF and IBO Middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, 40-1-1 (35), of Kazakhstan out of Oxnard, CA. Managing Director Tom Loeffler, K2 Promotions. Promoter: Gennady Golovkin Triple GGG Promotions. Trainer Jonathan Banks. Former WBA and WBC Middleweight champion. 2004 Silver Medalist Athens Olympics.
(5) WBA World WBA Light Heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol, 17-0 (11), of Kyrgyzstan out of St. Petersburg, FL. Manager Vadim Kornilov. Promoter Andrey Ryabinsky. Trainer Gennady Mashianov. 268-15 amateur record. Two-time Russian Gold Medalist.
Please feel free to give your feedback and add anyone you may feel belongs.