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  • March P4P Top 10: Junto Nakatani hits the rankings, Tank Davis out
    by Scott Christ on March 3, 2024 at 5:15 pm

    Junto Nakatani hits the pound-for-pound list after another world title win | Photo by PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images Junto Nakatani hits the pound-for-pound list after another world title win, and it’s Gervonta “Tank” Davis falling off to make room. Bad Left Hook Pound-For-Pound Top 10 March 2024 The voters: Scott Christ, Wil Esco, John Hansen, Patrick Stumberg, and Lewis Watson Dropped Out: Gervonta “Tank” Davis (10)Others Receiving Votes: Jaron “Boots” Ennis 5, David Benavidez 2, Geronta “Tank” Davis 1 Scott Christ (1) Naoya Inoue, (2) Terence Crawford, (3) Oleksandr Usyk, (4) Dmitry Bivol, (5) Artur Beterbiev, (6) Devin Haney, (7) Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez, (8) Junto Nakatani, (9) Kenshiro Teraji, (10) Canelo Alvarez I’ve had some changes in heart the last couple months. Last month, I dropped Tank Davis a few spots. This month, Tank Davis is out. My issue is split. One thing is Tank just isn’t doing anything, and frankly shows no ambition to go after the best fights he can. Hey, that’s his prerogative, and if this were the dollar-for-dollar list, he’s top tier. But it isn’t. Enough coverage of boxing is forced to be about the short-sighted carny business aspect. For once, I just want to talk about what’s happening in the ring. And that’s where you get to the other stuff: Guys like Bam Rodriguez, Junto Nakatani, and Kenshiro Teraji are just going out there and doing it. You could argue Canelo Alvarez is slipping into the current Tank territory, but Canelo has far greater history and accomplishments, too, and that’s what keeps him hanging on at No. 10 for me, for now. But Canelo’s on relatively thin ice, too. I think Tank is a tremendous talent, I think Canelo is still an outstanding fighter, but there are other people out there who are raising their stock while these guys sit stagnant. This is also why Terence Crawford has slipped to No. 2 for me. I kind of had (and have) Inoue and Crawford as 1A and 1B in my mind, because I think Crawford is genuinely great. But so is Inoue, and Inoue is the guy out there fighting. Inoue will fight again on May 6, making it three fights since last July, the last time Crawford fought, and the only time he fought in 2023. So if one or the other deserves a tiebreaker, I’m going with Inoue at this point. Nakatani comes in for me, winning world titles in three divisions the way he has is genuinely impressive and he’s a terrific fighter. Wil Esco (1) Terence Crawford, (2) Naoya Inoue, (3) Oleksandr Usyk, (4) Dmitry Bivol, (5) Artur Beterbiev, (6) Jaron “Boots” Ennis, (7) Canelo Alvarez, (8) Devin Haney, (9) Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez, (10) Kenshiro Teraji Been giving this some thought and while I do think Gervonta Davis is an extremely talented fighter, I just can’t continually give him a pass considering his general level of opposition, with no real desire to even contend for the major world titles which would entail the biggest threats to him. He drops off and Kenshiro Teraji is in. John Hansen (1) Naoya Inoue, (2) Terence Crawford, (3) Oleksandr Usyk, (4) Dmitry Bivol, (5) Artur Beterbiev, (6) Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez, (7) Devin Haney, (8) Kenshiro Teraji, (9) David Benavidez, (10) Junto Nakatani Real bummer losing Usyk vs Fury from the February calendar. Not a lot else to shake up the standings this month. Nakatani looked good, but I moved him in last month to look clever before the other guys did, but still hopefully early enough that people won’t remember Stumberg did it first out of us all. So, no changes for me, but I’m curious to see how many colleagues keep Canelo in their top 10 this month. Justice for David Benavidez! Patrick Stumberg (1) Naoya Inoue, (2) Terence Crawford, (3) Oleksandr Usyk, (4) Canelo Alvarez, (5) Dmitry Bivol, (6) Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez, (7) Artur Beterbiev, (8) Junto Nakatani, (9) Devin Haney, (10) Kenshiro Teraji What did I say? What did I say about Junto Nakatani? In all seriousness, torching Santiago like that went above even my expectations. There’s no doubt in my mind that, given the opportunity, Nakatani will run roughshod over all his fellow bantamweight champs. As for the rest, we’re probably not going to see much movement for the next couple of months unless Ryan Garcia somehow flips the script on Devin Haney in April. Kosei Tanaka’s getting close to the fringe, but he’ll need a few more good wins before I’m ready to rank him with his countrymen. Lewis Watson (1) Naoya Inoue, (2) Terence Crawford, (3) Oleksandr Usyk, (4) Devin Haney, (5) Artur Beterbiev, (6) Dmitry Bivol, (7) Canelo Alvarez, (8) Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez, (9) Kenshiro Teraji, (10) Gervonta Davis No movement in February in the month that we should have seen Fury vs Usyk. Nakatani was the star of the month and is the closest to breaking into the top 10. Junto looks a special fighter, underlining that in his pummeling of Santiago last week and at 26 has the world at his feet.

  • Boxing streaming and TV schedule for March 4-8
    by Scott Christ on March 3, 2024 at 9:00 am

    Anthony Joshua fights Francis Ngannou this Friday | Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing Anthony Joshua fights Francis Ngannou this Friday from Saudi Arabia. Monday, March 4 DAZN and Social Media, 11:00 am ET, Joshua vs Ngannou grand arrivals. Tuesday, March 5 DAZN and Social Media, 11:00 am ET, Joshua vs Ngannou open workout. TrillerTV+, 8:00 pm ET, Country Box. Wednesday, March 6 DAZN and Social Media, 11:00 am ET, Joshua vs Ngannou press conference. Thursday, March 7 DAZN and Social Media, 11:00 am ET, Joshua vs Ngannou weigh-in. ESPN+, 7:00 pm ET, Steven Butler vs Steve Rolls. A meeting of two veteran fringe contenders in Montreal. Cuban super middleweight Oselys Iglesias makes his North American pro debut against Marcelo Coceres on the undercard, plus the usual matchups you get on these shows. Friday, March 8 PPV, 10:00 am ET, Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou. If you’re wondering why this is on a Friday, it’s because that’s the date the Saudis wanted. They do not care how much the PPV sells. The money does not matter to them. It’s an early start, it’s also going to be a very long card. If you order through DAZN, it’s $39.99, on top of your subscription. If you go an alternate route, say PPV.com, it’s $69.99. Zhilei Zhang vs Joseph Parker, Rey Vargas vs Nick Ball, and more on the undercard. BLH will have live updates and results. ESPN+, 9:00 pm ET, Azael Villar vs Jairo Noriega. Junior flyweights from Managua.