By Gav Duthie: The 50-0 undefeated report of Floyd Mayweather nonetheless stands. One other challenger to the throne ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez fell after his 44-0 report was halted after a dominating efficiency from Dimitrii Bivol final weekend. Ramirez was essentially the most credible menace to the report so this text seems to the following contenders for the prize. We analyse 5 doable fighters who might dethrone Floyd and the chance of them doing so.
I ought to make clear my place on this earlier than going into element about who may go previous this report Floyd has claimed. I don’t actually regard this this as an precise report in any respect. Floyd’s final official skilled combat towards Conor McGregor gave him an official report of 50-0. He acknowledged this put him forward of report holder Rocky Marciano who retired undefeated at 49-0. It must be famous for readability that many fighters have surpassed 50-0. Sadly in contrast to Floyd Mayweather not all of them make as much as $300 million a combat so proceed boxing till they ultimately lose. Most lately Chayaphon Moonsri retired in 2019 at 54-0 solely to be lured again by the promise of televised fights in America. His report now stands at 55-3 combating past his prime years. Ricardo Lopez retired 51-0-1 along with his solely blemish a technical draw after an unintended head however in spherical 7 towards Rosendo Alvarez. He misplaced some extent for that which had he not he could be 52-0. Yori Boy Campos a removed from elite expertise was 56-0 earlier than Felix Trinidad stopped him and Julio Cesar Chavez was 87-0 when he drew with Pernell Whitaker. Because of these examples I at all times felt uneasy calling this a report nevertheless it needs to be mentioned of retired fighters Mayweather’s 50-0 has not been crushed so its laborious to argue with.
Who can beat it?
Anyway for successful of enjoyable lets have a look at who else can match this. So as of prime 5 that will surpass 50-0. Earlier than I get proper into it I’ll simply point out that though supreme skills I really feel the likes of Naoya Inoue, Errol Spence Jnr, Terence Crawford and Oleksandr Usyk are too previous to combat that many occasions. Though the could all retire undefeated they gained’t combat 50 occasions. Ryan Garcia is simply too inactive and plans to retire younger and with the competitors in his weight class its unlikely which is why I additionally didn’t decide Gervonta Davis.
(5) Shakur Stevenson 19-0
He’s already a 2 weight world champion and combating on the highest degree. He didn’t make weight for his final defence so now steps right into a division with Tank David, Ryan Garcia, Vasyl Lomachenko and Devin Haney. Stevenson’s abilities are immense however he’s within the lions den now and he’s solely 19-0. He’s additionally 25 so though younger the chance of him combating one other 32 occasions profitable at this degree could be stunning. The WBC have ordered a manadatory combat between him and Isaac Cruz at light-weight so he may very well be combating Haney quickly.
(4) Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez 17-0
Slightly youthful however much like Shakur in that he’s already combating at elite degree defeating two of the best decrease weight fighters of this era in Carlos Cuadras and Sor Rungvisai. He has fought 3 occasions in 2022 and at his age he has a very long time to go within the sport. He has already jumped up in weight to win a world title and can even transfer again all the way down to win one other. Who is aware of how his physique will develop and the place he’ll find yourself combating. Like above he’s already working at elite degree. He has vacated his WBC Tremendous Flyweight title which can be contested by Roman Gonzalez and Estrada for his or her trilogy match up. He might combat the winner or if he does transfer down he would doubtless goal Julio Cesar Martinez or Sunny Edwards. These are all robust fights so regardless of his immense expertise it is going to be robust for him to remain undefeated.
(3) Devin Haney 29-0
Undisputed world champion within the hardest weight class in boxing on the age of 23. It speaks volumes that he has achieved a lot already and racked up 29 straight wins with out coming near defeat. He’s large on the weight and will simply find yourself at welterweight or above in his profession. He might additionally surpass 50 fights given his age. I hope although that this era involving the likes of Haney, Tank Davis, Ryan Garcia, Vasyl Lomachenko, George Kambosos, William Zepeda, Michel Rivera, Frank Martin and Teofimo Lopez is remembered for these males combating one another somewhat than persevering with to pad their information. The likes of Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard are remembered for his or her trilogies with Frazier, Norton and Duran so although they misplaced fights they put their information on the road.
(2) Jaron Ennis 29-0
‘Boots’ Ennis is seen by many as essentially the most proficient fighter in boxing. He’s but to step up the competitors however is dismantling fighters at contender degree. How simply he dominated the likes of Sergey Lipinets and destroyed Thomas Dulorme raised eyebrows. He has been in comparison with Roy Jones Jnr which doesn’t occur typically. He has an enormous likelihood for my part to beat 50-0. He’s beginning to foyer for large fights. His workforce have petitioned to the IBF to order the Errol Spence combat and he additionally mentioned he would have been prepared to face Terence Crawford if he had requested. I believe with the age of Spence and notably Crawford that Ennis is in prime place to take over welterweight with Vergil Ortiz.
(1) Jaime Manguia 40-0
Undoubtedly not essentially the most proficient of the 5 I’ve picked however he has already gained 40 and is essentially the most energetic prime degree fighter within the sport. He’s combating in his 4th contest of the yr towards Gonzalo Coria (21-5) which is probably going one other simple win. Regardless of being a profitable world champion at 154lbs his subsequent combat can be his seventh non title combat at middleweight. Whether or not he simply isn’t getting the fights or simply desires to maintain energetic he isn’t stepping up. There appears to be little or no speak of him combating Janibek, Golovkin or Charlo so he might simply preserve racking up the wins. Manguia will in all probability combat greater than 60 fights in his profession simply so it depends upon his competitors degree whether or not he beats 50-0 or not.