Pound-for-pound: Mikey Garcia drops off the list after upset loss

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Mikey Garcia didn’t look like Mikey Garcia against Sandor Martin last Saturday.

The 33-year-old former four-division titleholder, who had been out of the ring for almost 20 months, was outboxed by the obscure Spaniard en route to losing a stunning majority decision.

That’s two losses in three fights for Garcia, who was shut out by Errol Spence Jr. in March 2019.

As a result, Garcia, No. 11 on the Boxing Junkie list, drops out. He has been replaced by veteran 115-pound titleholder Kazuto Ioka of Japan, who enters as an Honorable Mention.

Here’s how the new list looks:

BOXING JUNKIE
POUND-FOR-POUND

  1. Terence Crawford – Scheduled to defend his WBO welterweight title against Shawn Porter on Nov. 20 Las Vegas.

  2. Canelo Alvarez – Scheduled to fight Caleb Plant to unify all four major 168-pound titles on Nov. 6 in Las Vegas.

  3. Naoya Inoue – No fight scheduled.

  4. Oleksandr Usyk – Expected to fight Anthony Joshua a second time but no deal is in place.

  5. Errol Spence Jr. – No fight scheduled.

  6. Teofimo Lopez – Tentatively scheduled to defend his undisputed lightweight championship against George Kambosos as soon as next month but no date has been locked in.

  7. Tyson Fury – No fight scheduled.

  8. Vasiliy Lomachenko – Expected to fight Richard Commey on Dec. 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York City but the deal hasn’t be finalized.

  9. Juan Francisco Estrada – In talks to defend his WBA and WBA junior bantamweight titles in what would be a third fight against Roman Gonzalez in November.

  10. Gennadiy Golovkin – In talks to fight Ryota Murata in a middleweight title-unification fight on Dec. 28 in Japan.

  11. Jermell Charlo – No fight scheduled.

  12. Josh Taylor – Scheduled to defend his undisputed junior welterweight championship against mandatory challenger Jack Catterall on Dec. 18 in Glasgow, Scotland.

  13. Artur Beterbiev – Scheduled to defend his light heavyweight titles against Marcus Browne on Dec. 17 in Montreal.

  14. Gervonta Davis – Scheduled to face Rolando Romero in a lightweight bout on Dec. 5 in Los Angeles.

Honorable mention (alphabetical order): Mairis Briedis (scheduled to fight Artur Mann on Oct. 16 in Riga, Latvia), Jermall Charlo (no fight scheduled), Kazuto Ioka (in talks to face Jerwin Ancajas in a junior bantamweight title-unification bout in December); Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (Sor Rungvisai is expected to meet Carlos Cuadras as part of a junior bantamweight tournament but nothing is official), Yordenis Ugas (no fight scheduled) and Oscar Valdez (no fight scheduled).

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