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article imageVasyl Lomachenko edges Canelo Alvarez in pound for pound rating

By Leo Reyes     Jun 20, 2016 in Sports
Top Rank rising star Vasyl Lomachengko of Ukraine has entered the Ring's pound for pound ranking following his knockout victory over Roman Martinez of Puerto RIco last June 11 at the Theater of the Madison Square Garden in New York.
Lomachenko took the No.7 spot followed by Alvarez who ranked No. 8 in the current ranking that showed Nicaraguan Flyweight titlist Roman Gonzalez still holding on to the No.1 spot after 102 weeks followed by Russian Light Heavyweight Sergey Kovalev who has maintained his ranking at No. 2 after 62 weeks in the list.
The current Ring ranking showed Light Middleweight Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan at No. 3 followed by Andre Ward of the US at No. 4 while Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux, who is the longest-staying fighter with 143 weeks ranked No. 5 in the current list.
Light Welterweight titlist Terence Crawford, who has been in the list for 55 weeks ranked No. 6 followed by Lomachenko and Alvarez at No.7 and 8 respectively.
Two Japanese champions make up the Top 10 pound for pound list with bantamweight Shinsuke Yamanaka taking the No. 9 spot while newcomer Naoya Inoue took the No. 10 spot.
Lomachenko, who is now one of the two hottest fighters in Bob Arum's Top Rank stable of fighters, is being groomed by the veteran promoter to replace retirement-bound Manny Pacqujiao as Arum's top money maker along with unbeaten Terence Crawford.
Arum is eager to transform Lomachenko into a pay-per-view attraction in the shortest time possible because Pacquiao, his top money maker, would probably retire after one or two more fights.
While Lomachenko has only seven professional fights to his credit, his amateur record is simply amazing having won 396 bouts out of 397 amateur fights. In the Olympics, he won two gold medals and countless medals in international amateur competitions. Read more:
Lomachenko is likely to face Orlando Salido in a rematch later in the year.
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