Canelo Álvarez or Terence Crawford who is the better pound for pound, according to ESPN

Canelo Ávarez managed to unify all the super middleweight championships by beating Caleb Plant. (Photo: Caroline Brehman / EFE) (CAROLINE BREHMAN /)

The Mexican Saul Canelo Alvarez closed a year of sleep for his career. During 2021 it rose four times to ring and he managed to get ahead of all his commitments. As if that were not enough, in his last fight against Caleb Plant managed to unify the world super middleweight championships, becoming the first Aztec boxer to do so. For this and more, ESPN put the Canelo What the World’s Best Pound for Pound in its ranking.

From the hand of your coach, Eddy reynoso, Saúl Álvarez has fought 60 fights in his entire professional career, of which he has been victorious 57 times. As if that were not enough, he has won by knockout 39 times. His performance has earned him to be considered one of the best boxers in the world since 2015. Now, he closes 2021 surrounded by recognition for his professional career, topping multiple lists that place him as the best boxer today.

In second place, behind the Mexican appears Terence crawford, of American origin, current world champion of welterweight. Previously he was champion in the super lightweight category, however, he vacated his titles by moving up through the division. Crawford’s talent has placed him as one of the best in the world, in fact, there are those who claim that he should be considered number one on the list, above himself. Canelo.

Terence Crawford appears in second place on ESPN's Ranking of the World's Best Libra-for-Pounds.  (Photo: AP Photo / Michael Owens)
Terence Crawford appears in second place on ESPN’s Ranking of the World’s Best Libra-for-Pounds. (Photo: AP Photo / Michael Owens) ((AP) /)

Despite the fact that the North American boxer is three years older than that of Jalisco, there are those who maintain that his level is higher. This 2021 Crawford only faced one fight inside the ring, of which he was victorious by technical KO. This meant his number triumph 38, with what keeps his undefeated, because in his long career he has not yet known defeat.

At least under the yoke of ESPNIt is Canelo Álvarez who deserves to be named the Best Libra for Libra today, with a slight difference to his competitors.

Behind them appears Naoya inoue. A Japanese-born boxer who managed to unify all the bantamweight world championships since 2019. At 28, Inoue seems unbeatable in his division, holding a 21-0 record. During this year, the boxer played a fight against Filipino Michael Dasmarinas, in which he won by technical KO.

Naoya Inoue is a unified bantamweight champion.  (Photo: <a class=Twitter / @ naoyainoue_410)” height=”796″ src=”” width=”1105″ />
Naoya Inoue is a unified bantamweight champion. (Photo: Twitter / @ naoyainoue_410)

The fourth place is occupied by Oleksandr Usyk, Ukrainian boxer heavyweight champion. He recently defeated Anthony Joshua and claimed the IBO championship. At 34, Usyk is considered one of the deadliest boxers in the ring, with one of the most powerful hits in the industry.

At fifth place we found Tyson fury, British boxer who has managed to unify heavyweight titles. At 33 years old and just over six feet tall, Fury is one of the most imposing athletes, with a record of 31 wins and one draw. This 2021, he managed to succeed in his only commitment.

The sixth place occupies it Errol Spence Jr, Current American welterweight champion by the IBF and the WBC. At 31 years old, Spence remains undefeated at 31-0. In 2021 he had no action in the ring.

The seventh place Belongs to Teófimo López, American boxer of Honduran descent. He is the current unified lightweight champion. At just 24 years old, he is considered the future of boxing. He remains undefeated with a 16-0 record.

The list is completed Josh Taylor, Scottish boxer, in eighth place. Vasiliy Lomachenko, Ukrainian, in ninth place. AND Juan Francisco Estada, Mexican that is located in the tenth place.


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