Last Update: April 15, 2019

After several consecutive scalding hot performances, pound for pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko was merely Lukewarm as he unified the WBA and WBO lightweight championships. Fortunate for boxing fans Loma's version of a Lukewarm night consists of winning ten rounds and dropping a two time world champion to unify titles. Next up for Loma will be another ESPN main event on April 12th. Potential opponents include Anthony Crolla, Miguel Berchelt, Gervonta Davis and the winner of the Commey-Chaniev IBF title fight.

Next Fight: ESPN in September vs TBD

As the boxing franchise in Nebraska, Crawford jumps into the top three after becoming the first boxer to ever hold all four major junior welterweight championships. Crawford barely lost a second to Jeff Horn and Jose Benavidez, putting the rest of the welterweight division on notice that there could be a new sheriff in town.

Next Fight: April 20th vs Amir Khan ESPN PPV

His mastery against Murat Gassiev to unify the cruiserweight division in the WBSS final has made a believer out of me. Granted, Gassiev's one dimensional style proved to be tailor made for Usyk, but his skill set is among the best in the world. Usyk followed up his dominance over Gassiev with a sensational one punch knockout of Tony Bellew to defend his four championships. This scribe honestly believes that the very best of the heavyweight division would get all they could handle and then some from Usyk.

Next Fight: May 25th Vs. Carlos Takam on DAZN

The eye test doesn't lie and it's easy to see that Spence is the goods and he clearly possesses the talent to head this list at some point in the not too distant future. Now that Mikey Garcia is out of the way it's time to see Spence dance with the PBC's other top welterweights. Anything less would be uncivilized.

Next Fight: TBD

Mikey Garcia remains in the top five for daring to be great. He was never a welterweight and even though he failed miserably against Spence, he's still undefeated at lightweight and junior welterweight, though he'll probably never fight at 135 lbs again. In going the distance with Spence, did Garcia take years off of his career? Time will tell, but Garcia will always give us 110% of whatever he's got, which is all we can ask for.

Next Fight: TBD

Canelo Alvarez is the biggest star in boxing bar none, including Anthony Joshua. If you don't believe me check the cash register. In his DAZN debut Canelo disposed of Rocky Fielding to secure a paper championship at super middleweight, but now Canelo is back to giving the fans what they want. On May 4th he will face Danny Jacobs to unify middleweight championships.

Next Fight: May 4th vs Daniel Jacobs on DAZN

Now that the former middleweight king's future is clear, as he'll fight on DAZN for the remainder of his career all the fights we want to see are there for the making. The third fight with Canelo, a rematch with Jacobs, and even Demetrius Andrade are all fights boxing fans can look forward to after GGG gets a nice fat check for a tune-up bout.

Next Fight: TBD

The second go round of the World Boxing Super Series hasn't been so peachy for the boxers involved. Rumors of financial issues and lack of venues are running rampant and as a result the bantamweight Monster doesn't have his next date lined up. Inoue scored one of the most brutal knockouts of 2018 when he stopped Juan Carlos Payano in the opening round.

Next Fight: May 18th Vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez

SRR recently inked with Matchroom Boxing and DAZN and will likely be getting busier in 2019. I would pay good money to see him fight Naoya Inoue at 118 pounds and with the recent woes of the WBSS, I have my fingers crossed that the biggest little fight in boxing will happen later this yea, the meantime we're blessed to be settling a rematch of his war with Juan Francisco Estrada.

Next Fight: April 26th vs Juan Francisco Estrada

The undefeated WBA welterweight champion finally got back in the ring following a twenty-two month layoff. Thurman was clearly rusty during his clear cut victory over the rugged Josesito Lopez. Not sure he's ready to jump right into a unification bout with one of the other champions just yet, but after another fight I think he'll be ready for the world.

Next Fight: TBD

When you punch as much as this guy does you get a pass for consistently shaking your wrists throughout each and every round. Santa Cruz was supposed to tune up against Miguel Flores on February 16th, but will now face last minute replacement Rafael Rivera. Santa Cruz-Gary Russell Jr is a fight that MUST happen this year!

Next Fight: TBD

It looks like the undefeated WBA and IBF junior middleweight champion will face a stiff test against world class contender Julian Williams on May 11th. Hurd' stamina is off the chart as he's been the fresher fighter in the second half of bouts with WBC champion Tony Harrison and former world champions Austin Trout and Erislandy Lara. Whoever wants to beat this guy is going to have to be in the best shape of their life and ready to go twelve grueling rounds if necessary.

Next Fight: May 11th vs. Julian Williams

Ummmm. He's still bad enough to make Adrien Broner look like AB at 41 and continues to show why he's one of the greatest fighters of all time. With nothing left to prove Pacquiao is unfortunately fighting for money and clearing fishing for another shot at "Money" Mayweather later this year. At least he's with the PBC now so at least if Pacquiao's dreams of a Mayweather rematch don't come to fruition boxing fans would be in for a treat with Pacquiao vs Thurman, or Spence, or Danny Garcia, or Shawn Porter.

Next Fight: TBD

The WBC interim champion is on the wrong side of the street in a stacked middleweight division. Unless Matchroom and PBC can find a way to work together Charlo will likely be excluded from bouts with Canelo Alvarez, GGG , Danny Jacobs and Demetrius Andrade. A shame. In the meantime he'll continue to clean up the best that the PBC can put in front of him, which hasn't been much to this point.

Next Fight: June 8th or June 15th vs Brandon Adams Showtime

Aggressive, rugged and physical. That's Shawn Porter in a nutshell. The WBC welterweight champion will next face a skilled boxer with everything to gain and nothing to lose in the form of Cuban contender Yordenis Ugas. Porter is favored to win, but he's up against it style wise in this one. PBC controls the WBC, WBA and IBF welterweight champions...there better be some unification this year.

Next Fight: TBD

Still world class and still very relevant, Danny Garcia remain the most attractive option for any world champion not unifying after their next bout. Boxing fans would welcome rematches with Thurman and Porter or a showdown with the Spence-Garcia winner. Garcia-Berto or Devon Alexander could also make sense if Team Garcia is looking for a fight of lesser magnitude.

Next Fight: April 20th Vs. Adrian Granados

In his mind's eye Erislandy Lara is still an undefeated fighter...and maybe he should be. Honestly speaking I believe that Lara's draw to Carlos Molina was a more clear cut loss than his decision losses to Paul Williams, Canelo Alvarez, Jarrett Hurd and his draw with Brian Castano. All he does is fight the best and the guy can't catch a break, but as a PBC staple it'll only be a matter of time before he's in another significant match-up.

Next Fight: TBD

2018 was a down year for one of the best little guys in the world. Nietes needed two tries to capture a vacant WBO super flyweight title, doing so by split decision New Year's Eve. It should be interesting to see if he's able to secure a unification bout. Unfortunately for boxing fans the bantamweight division, where really intriguing match-ups can be made is a big too large for the former flyweight king.

Next Fight: TBD

The undefeated WBC light heavyweight champion made a helluva statement stopping long reigning champion Adonis Stevenson in the tenth round of a relatively one-sided fight. Gvozdyk was hurt by a Stevenson left hand in the eighth round, but quickly regrouped to score the TKO. Since defeating Stevenson Top Rank has signed Sergey Kovalev and fellow light heavyweight champions Artur Beterbiev and Eleider Alvarez, so it's pretty clear that unification is in the future.

Next Fight: TBD

Just when many, including yours truly were counting him out, Sergey Kovalev reminded us all that he is one of the best light heavyweights of the twenty-first century as he captured the WBO title for the third time. His dominant win over Eleider Alvarez and new deal with Top Rank now have him in line for potential unification bouts with Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Artur Beterbiev.

Next Fight: TBD