Lomachenko names top 5 Pound for Pound boxers

Vasyl Lomachenko has named his top five pound-for-pound best boxers in the world – but put himself on a separate “special list”.

The Ukrainian unified lightweight champion, who has a record of 12-0, did not mention Anthony Crolla ahead of their showdown on April 12.

Lomachenko, 31, named American welterweight star Terence Crawford, 31, as the best pound-for-pound boxer on the planet.

The 31-year-old boasts a remarkable record of 34-0 and has held world championships in three weight classes.

Undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, 32, came in at second amid rumours that he could soon take on Anthony Joshua next year.

He holds a record of 16-0 and became the first boxer in history to hold all four major world titles – WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO

Multiple-time world champion in three weight classes Canelo Alvarez, 28, secured third place in Lomachenko’s rankings.

With a record of 51-2, not many would argue that the Mexican isn’t one of the greatest talents of his generation.

American star Errol Spence, 29, was named in fourth as he continues to dominate the welterweight division.

The 24-0 fighter has held the IBF title since 2017, but he is set to come up against Mikey Garcia, 31, on March 16.

And Lomachenko ranked Garcia in fifth ahead of their blockbuster showdown at the AT&T Stadium.

Garcia, who is 39-0, has held multiple world championships in four weight classes – including the WBC lightweight belt since 2017.

When asked why he did not include himself on the list, he said: “I have a special list.”

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