“Chocolatito” Still P4P #1
Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-0, 38 KOs) has officially retained his No.1 pound-for-pound spot despite an Andre Ward decision victory over Sergey Kovalev. Ward’s victory wasn’t “conclusive enough,” according to RingTV for Ward to be given the No.1 spot in the pound for pound ratings. Ward did leapfrog Kovalev and supplant his recent opponent in the ranking but there may be another shakeup of the rankings in the near future. Boxers like Terrance Crawford and "GGG" are nipping at the heals of Roman Gonzalez along with Kovalev and Ward, with a rematch in the works all have a legitimate shot in the coming year.
Ring Magazine’s new top 5 pound for pound ratings:
1. Roman Gonzalez
2. Andre ward
3. Sergey Kovalev
4. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin
5. Terence Crawford
This is no doubt a strong top five, but it is missing one crucial name, Vasyl Lomachenko. After making Walters throw in his own towel and end the contest, there should be no doubt in the boxing world who is one of the top five boxing talents in the world. "High Tech" has over 300 amateur bouts, two Olympic gold medals and only eight professional fights but in that short time he has shown the skill and athleticism to become the pound for pound best in the blink of an eye. Don’t blink in 2017 because there may be a few new names atop the pound for pound rankings.