The second half of the boxing year has almost passed since the last update and the boxing world has changed plenty.

It hasn’t changed at the top. 

Saul Alvarez remains the sport’s assumed leader, now with all the hardware at super middleweight. Teofimo Lopez, after a loss to George Kambosos, and Jermell Charlo, after a unification draw versus Brian Castano, dropped out of the top ten. 

Tyson Fury and Gervonta Davis punched their way in while Terence Crawford and Oleksandr Usyk, previously fourth and sixth respectively, made cases to move up with their best wins so far at welterweight and heavyweight. 

How does it all shake out?

There’s one way to find out.   

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Last Update: May 11, 2021

Cliff Rold is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene, a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, a member of the International Boxing Research Organization, and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America.  He can be reached at