Inoue reclaimed the No. 1 pound-for-pound ranking

Japanese boxer Naoya Inoue reclaimed the No. 1 pound-for-pound (P4P) ranking after defeating Luis Nery last week. The event, attended by 55,000 fans, saw Inoue win by technical knockout in the sixth round. This victory marks a significant moment in his career as he returned to the top P4P spot, overtaking Terence Crawford.

Inoue's remarkable performance against Nery was highlighted by a challenging moment when he was knocked down for the first time in his career. However, he recovered and secured the win with a powerful display of resilience and skill. This win improved his unbeaten record to 27-0, with 24 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

The match had significant stakes as it impacted the global boxing rankings issued by The RING organization. With this victory, Inoue moved from second to first place, pushing Terence Crawford down to second. Crawford had previously defeated Errol Spence Jr. in July 2023 to claim the top spot.

Ranked fighters below Crawford include Oleksandr Usyk at third followed by Canelo Alvarez and Artur Beterbiev among others.