It’s time for Devin Haney and Stephen Fulton Jr. to receive full recognition for what they bring to the ring.
Haney and Fulton gave masterclass boxing performances this past weekend in separate parts of the world, outclassing George Kambosos Jr. and Daniel Roman to remain unbeaten and underscore their unusual talents in important fights.
Haney (28-0, 15 KOs) unseated Kambosos as the undisputed 135-pound champion while Fulton (21-0, 8 KOs) retained two 122-pound titles.
Thus, both of them climb onto Boxing Junkie’s pound-for-pound list for the first time, entering as Honorable Mentions. Kambosos and Kazuto Ioka, HMs going into Saturday, were pushed out.
Here is what the list looks like at the moment:
- Terence Crawford – Reportedly in talks to face Errol Spence Jr. for the undisputed welterweight championship in October.
- Naoya Inoue – Scheduled to face Nonito Donaire in a bantamweight title-unification rematch on June 7 in Japan.
- Oleksandr Usyk – Reportedly set to face Anthony Joshua a second time in August but no official announcement has been made.
- Errol Spence Jr. – Reportedly in talks to face Terence Crawford for the undisputed welterweight championship in October.
- Tyson Fury – No fight scheduled.
- Dmitry Bivol – No fight scheduled.
- Canelo Alvarez– Has said he’ll face Gennadiy Golovkin a third time on Sept. 17 but no official announcement has been made.
- Vasiliy Lomachenko – Career on hold because of the war in Ukraine.
- Juan Francisco Estrada – No fight scheduled.
- Jermell Charlo – No fight scheduled.
- Gervonta Davis – No fight scheduled.
- Gennadiy Golovkin – Canelo Alvarez has said he’ll face Triple-G a third time on Sept. 17 but no official announcement has been made.
- Artur Beterbiev – Scheduled to face Joe Smith Jr. in a light heavyweight title-unification fight on June 18 in New York.
- Jermall Charlo – Scheduled to defend his middleweight title against Maciej Sulecki on June 18 in Houston.
- Shakur Stevenson – No fight scheduled,
Honorable mention (alphabetical order): Nonito Donaire (scheduled to face Naoya Inoue on June 7); Stephen Fulton Jr. (no fight scheduled); Roman Gonzalez (no fight scheduled); Devin Haney (no fight scheduled); Josh Taylor (no fight scheduled).