We’re fans of Elie Seckbach here at Boxing News and Views but this pound for pound list is a bit off to be fair. Even though the list is a mythical one anyway.
Everyone likes to debate the pound for pound list. That’s the fun thing about it.
The sport of boxing is as internationally diverse as any. Consequently, these rankings often differ from site to site and from reporter to reporter.
But after stumbling upon this pound for pound list from YouTube boxing reporter Elie Seckbach, it did raise an eyebrow I must admit:
All of the above are professional boxers based in the United States. Not one single fighter who is based from outside the US on the above.
Straight off the bat Roman Gonzalez is no where on the list.
A guy who was considered by most to be pound for pound number one up until last week before a controversial loss on points.
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in at number three and Mikey Garcia at number two will probably raises a few eyebrows elsewhere too.
Again, we are fans of Elie here and respect the hell out of the guy’s incredible work ethic to cover the sport of boxing in the US like he’s done over the years. Some truly stellar work.
But this list did seem a bit off. What do you think?
No Terence Crawford on the above pound for pound list seems a bit odd as well. Surely a fighter with the skill of Crawford is in most people’s top 10.
We’ll be finally updating our own pound for pound list later tonight after the Jorge Linares vs Anthony Crolla fight.
As always, it’s a tough debate that always proved to be a bone of contention among fight fans. But a very fun debate nonetheless.