My Top 5 Pound For Pound Fighters In 2020
By Henry Walter
5. Tyson Fury 30-0-1
Fury’s stunning knockout win over previously undefeated WBC champion Deontay Wilder, then 42-0-1, has earned him the number five spot in my rankings. His previous victory over boxing great Wladimir Klitschko was more impressive than his rival Anthony Joshua’s win over the same opponent.
4. Terence Crawford 36-0
Crawford has a host of impressive wins over top welterweights. He was the first man to beat Pacquiao conquerer, Jeff Horn and he built on that win with knockout wins over Amir Khan and Jose Benavidez Jr.
3. Oleksandr Usyk 17-0
Usyk is the former undisputed king of the cruiserweights and has now set his sites on heavyweight glory. He has yet to fully prove himself in his new division but he ruled supreme at cruiserweight with superb wins over Tony Bellew and Murat Gassiev.
2. Naoya Inoue 19-0
In his short career Inoue has become the recognised bantamweight world champion and has dominated the division in spectacular style. His most recent win, verses Nonito Donaire, was considered to be one of the best fights seen in the division in recent years.
1. Vasyl Lomachenko 14-1
The genius Ukrainian is the only man on this list who isn’t undefeated yet he is the best pound for pound boxer in the world by some distance. The three-weight world champion makes fights against great fighters look easy. His vast array of skills, built during a distinguished amatuer career, have seen him dominate such names as two-time Olympic Champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, Olympic Champion Luke Campbell and Jorge Linares.
It remains to be seen what Lomachenko plans to do next but if he carries on being so impressive he may well be considered one of the best ever by the end of his career.