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Jermell Charlo enters pound-for-pound top ten after becoming undisputed champion, while Oleksandr Usyk remains in first place


Last weekend Jermell Charlo became the undisputed super welterweight champion and with it he earned a spot on the top ten pound for pound list.

One-minute younger brother Charlo dropped his opponent, Brian Castano, twice in the tenth round, which led to the stoppage, as the American won all four major titles at 154 pounds.

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It was a split decision draw in the first fight, but Jermell prevailed against Castano in the rematch

Victory sees Jermell enter The Ring Magazine the top ten rankings pound for pound in tenth place.

For those in Jermell’s camp, it’s a long time coming, as his sparring partner, Errol Spence Jr, tweeted a few days ago: “Can we get [Jermell Charlo] on the pfp idgaf ranking replace it with me.

It looks like that request has been answered by The Ring Magazine, as Jermell has now joined Spence Jr on the list, which sits in fourth place.

Spence Jr, however, may be more excited about the news than Jermell himself, as prior to the fight with Castano, “Iron Man” made it clear he was not interested in the concept of pound-for-pound rankings.

“I don’t know that pound-for-pound list.” Jermell said, “The pound-for-pound list is for boxing bloggers and the like. I am not a blogger. I don’t care who makes a pound-for-pound list.

“There is no personal belt given to someone who is on the list. Do you know what I’m saying? Who cares about this list? I think I only focus on my career, my job.


Jermell Charlo enters pound-for-pound top ten after becoming undisputed champion, while Oleksandr Usyk remains in first place

Usyk has replaced Canelo as the new pound-for-pound king of boxing

For those who care, at the top of the list is unified WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.

His most recent victory came as he masterfully beat Anthony Joshua in twelve rounds to win by unanimous decision, but Usyk will have to defeat the Briton again in a rematch set to take place in July in the Middle East.

Prior to that, Usyk was the undisputed world heavyweight champion after defeating Murat Gassiev in the World Boxing Super Series final in 2018 and the Ukrainian went on to defend the titles against Tony Bellew.

After former pound-for-pound boxing king Canelo suffered a loss to Dmitry Bivol earlier this month, Usyk was promoted to No. 1.

This makes Usyk the first heavyweight to claim the position since Mike Tyson was undisputed champion in his prime more than 30 years ago.



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