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Top 20 P4P Boxers – April 2020

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Here are the Top 20 pound-for-pound boxers in the world for April: Due to the unfortunate COVID-19 pandemic, boxing (like most sports) has been “paused” for the immediate future. There has only been one significant fight since our last rankings (February) were released. Mikey Garcia defeated Jessie Vargas by unanimous decision on February 29th in a welterweight bout to become the WBC Diamond champ. With the victory, Garcia moves from #8 to #7 in our current rankings. My list is …

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Top 20 P4P Boxers – February 2020

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Here are the Top 20 pound-for-pound boxers in the world for February: WBC featherweight titlist Gary Russell Jr. enters our rankings at #19 after defeating the tough, previously-undefeated Tugstsogt Nyambayar on February the 8th by unanimous decision. A week after that, IBF super-middleweight champ Caleb Plant dominated challenger Vincent Feigenbutz, stopping him in the tenth round. Plant is a solid, undefeated champ who could be one quality win from cracking the Top 20. This past Saturday, Tyson Fury became the …

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Top 20 P4P Boxers – January 2020

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Here are January’s Top 20 pound-for-pound boxers according to World in Sport: Since our last rankings, there were no significant fights and thus, our Top 20 remains the same. My list is based on a number of factors, ranked below by order of importance: 1: Resume – Has he dominated his division? How has he performed against top competition? 2: Ability – How special is he in the ring? Is he one-dimensional or well-rounded? 3: Weight – Has he moved …

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Five Big Fights That ACTUALLY Could Happen in 2020

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Boxing had a big year in 2019. Several top prospects graduated to becoming titleholders. Top pound-for-pound superstars further solidified their status and grew their brands. The heavyweight division became even more interesting with some good and not-so-good performances by top names. More and more viewers tuned in to see world championship boxing live on ESPN and FOX, and millions more around the world subscribed to platforms like DAZN. Will the sport maintain its upward trajectory in 2020, or will politics …

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Top 20 P4P Boxers – December 2019

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Here is World in Sport’s updated pound-for-pound rankings for December to finish up a great year in boxing. Anthony Joshua reclaimed his heavyweight titles in Saudi Arabia with a unanimous decision win over Andy Ruiz Jr. Top P4P fighter Terence Crawford stopped worthy challenger Egidijus Kavaliauskas in the ninth round to remain undefeated. Former middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. after the latter quit following the fifth round due to injury. Most recently, 25-year-old Gervonta Davis became …

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Top 20 P4P Boxers – November 2019

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Here is World in Sport’s updated pound-for-pound rankings for November. Since our last rankings were released, a number of notable boxers have fought. Josh Taylor earned a unanimous decision win over Regis Prograis in the WBSS Super Lightweight Final and Naoya Inoue defeated Nonito Donaire in the WBSS Bantamweight Final; both fights were action-packed back-and-forth contests. Canelo Alvarez stopped Sergey Kovalev in another competitive fight to earn a world title in his fourth weight class. Oleksandr Usyk was successful in …

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Will the Eagles Make the Playoffs?

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Philadelphia Eagles Rest of Season Preview The NFC East’s Philadelphia Eagles currently sit at 5-4 going into Week 11 of the 2019 season. Riding a two-game winning streak, Philly will face the 8-1 New England Patriots at home on Sunday. The meeting will be the first between the teams since the Eagles defeated the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. A few weeks ago, things were looking bleak for a Philly squad with high hopes coming into the season. Fresh off …

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Lomachenko vs. Campbell Preview – Tale of the Tape and Prediction

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P4P superstar Vasyl Lomachenko will defend his WBA (super) and WBO lightweight titles against Luke Campbell on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London. The fight, which is also for the vacant WBC belt, can be viewed live on ESPN+ in the USA and on Sky Sports Box Office (PPV) in the UK. Tale of the Tape – Lomachenko vs. Campbell Vasyl Lomachenko Luke Campbell Record 13-1-0 (10 KOs) 20-2-0 (13 KOs) Nickname “Hi-Tech” “Cool Hand” Age 31 31 Country Ukraine …

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Kovalev vs. Yarde Preview – Tale of the Tape and Prediction

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On Saturday the 24th, Sergey Kovalev will defend his WBO light heavyweight title against Anthony Yarde at the Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinsk, Russia. The fight can be watched live on BT Sport in the UK and on ESPN+ in the USA. Tale of the Tape – Kovalev vs. Yarde Sergey Kovalev Anthony Yarde Record 33-3-1 (28 KOs) 18-0-0 (17 KOs) Nickname “Krusher” “The Beast from the East” Age 36 28 Country Russia United Kingdom Height 6’0″ 6’0″ Reach 72″ …

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Fury vs. Schwarz Recap – ‘Gypsy King’ Wins Via 2nd Round TKO

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On Saturday, Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury knocked out German challenger Tom Schwarz in two rounds at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Fury (who was born in Manchester, England) improved to 28-0-1 with 20 knockouts with the victory. Fury vs. Schwarz – Fight Recap Donning ‘Apollo Creed’-style trunks, Tyson Fury began the fight instantly throwing the jab and moving, forcing the shorter Schwarz to follow him around. Schwarz connected on a few glancing shots, but it …

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