Ring Magazine’s Fresh P4P Rankings: Teofimo Lopez Out After Vegas Scrap

02/13/2024 - No comments

Teofimo Lopez finds himself booted from the cozy confines of Ring Magazine’s top ten pound-for-pound fighters. His victory over Jamaine Ortiz in Vegas? Let’s just say it raised more eyebrows than it did glasses in celebration. Now, the spotlight’s on the fighters who’ve held their ground or climbed up the ranks. Leading the pack, Terence Crawford stands unshaken with an unbeaten record and a collection of belts that’d make a pirate jealous. Close on his heels, Naoya Inoue from Japan keeps his second spot.

Oleksandr Usyk, hailing from Ukraine, isn’t just making noise in the heavyweight division; he’s a solid number three in the P4P rankings. Then there’s Canelo Alvarez. Despite a couple of stumbles, his name still echoes in the halls of greatness, sitting at number four. Artur Beterbiev, with a knockout streak that’s downright scary, breaks into the list at number five, proving power can indeed move mountains—or at least rankings.

  1. Terence Crawford – The Yank with a record cleaner than a pub floor at opening time. Forty fights, forty wins, and enough belts to hold up the trousers of an army. Been king of the hill for a whopping 458 weeks on the Ring rankings.
  2. Naoya Inoue – Japan’s knockout merchant, putting lads to sleep faster than a dodgy pint. Twenty-six bouts, twenty-six victories, with 23 poor souls not hearing the final bell. On the list for 338 weeks, and counting.
  3. Oleksandr Usyk – Ukraine’s pride, floating like a butterfly and stinging somewhat like a bee, but with a heavier punch. Undefeated in 21, with 14 by knockout. Been making noise for 296 weeks.
  4. Canelo Alvarez – Mexico’s golden boy with more fights than most have had hot dinners. Sitting pretty with 60 wins, 2 losses, and a couple of draws. Been on the radar for 282 weeks, showing the newbies how it’s done.
  5. Artur Beterbiev – Russia’s hammer, with a record as spotless as a freshly cleaned pint glass – 19 fights, 19 KOs. The newcomer on the block, only 4 weeks in, but making a statement loud and clear.
  6. Dmitry Bivol – Another Russian, less about the storm and more about the steady rain. Unbeaten in 22, with 11 not making the distance. Been around the scene for 92 weeks.
  7. Devin Haney – The American lad with a point to prove. Still unbeaten after 31, with 15 knockouts to his name. Only been in the mix for 38 weeks, but already turning heads.
  8. Errol Spence Jr. – Stateside’s finest, boasting a record of 28 wins and a single loss. Known for his heavy hands with 22 KOs. Been in the game for 335 weeks, and not looking to bow out any time soon.
  9. Gervonta Davis – Another Yank, and a proper scrapper. Undefeated in 29, with 27 victims not seeing the final bell. On the list for 42 weeks, and eager to climb higher.
  10. Jesse Rodriguez – The fresh face from the US, with a clean slate of 19 wins. A dozen have failed to last the distance with him. Just stepped onto the scene, but ready to mix it with the big boys.
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