Andre “SOG” Ward revealed his pound-for-pound list this week, and it had Terence Crawford at the top of the list. That’s bit of a surprise because Crawford is not exactly one of the most exciting fighters in the sport. What we learned about Ward’s list is Vasyl Lomachenko isn’t in his top 4.
“It’s hard to say exactly where everybody sits,” said Ward to Fighthype. “It’s about personal opinion…as a whole, the pound-for-pound list should be made up of guys who are fighting the best. I have Terence Crawford at the top. I have Rigondeaux at the top; guys that get overlooked and get credit. I obviously have Canelo in there. I had Keith Thurman, I think No.5, because he’s a guy that continues to fight the best. He’s on the rise,” said Ward.
So from what Ward is saying, here is his pound-for-pound list:
1. Terence Crawford
2. Guillermo Rigondeaux
3. Saul Canelo Alvarez
4. Keith Thurman
What’s interesting about Ward’s pound-for-pound list is the absence of Vasyl Lomachenko. He’s seen by a lot of boxing fans to be the best fighter in the sport today. Now why would Ward not include Lomachenko on the list? Having seen Thurman struggle recently to beat Danny Garcia, and Canelo have problems in his fights with Erislandy Lara and Liam Smith, the two of them are not dominating like Lmoachenko.
“I didn’t see it,“ Ward said when asked if he saw WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko’s performance in his recent fight with Jason Sosa. “I didn’t see the fight. He’s a dynamite talent. He’s got to be up there somewhere. I just don’t know,” said Ward.
Oh my, Ward didn’t even see Lomachenko’s recent fight against Sosa. Is that why he didn’t name him as a top guy in his pound for pound list.