This Saturday was “pound for pound number one” fight between Andre Ward v Sergey Kovalev. I dont dispute there wasn’t a good enough reason for that accusation being made, however with a controversial decision and many undecided on the real winner of the fight, It didn’t convince me enough that Ward is worthy of going above Roman Gonzalez and being pound for pound king after last Saturdays performance, once again… I’m not taking it away from either men on their performances, but Chocolatito is still the king!
The fight ended 114-113 unanimous decision for Andre Ward who is now the IBF, WBO & WBA unified Light Heavyweight Champion. Ward came back from being knocked down in round two, two win on all three judges scorecards, however all boxing fans were not convinced. It definitely puts Ward at number 2, but accomplishments and world ruler still has to be with Gonzalez.
Gonzalez is a 115lb Nicaraguan Super Flyweight Champion, a 4 weight world champion and an undefeated record of 46 fights, 46 wins and 38 knockouts. Its only after the last few years has Gonzalez really come to light and been up there with the best due to the weight he fights in and the lack of promotion he previously had. Gonzalez has never in his professional career won by split decision, one has been a majority, but the rest have been unanimous or knockouts and lately he has been going through some very good world class opponents.
Gonzalez is signed to K2 promotions, run by Tom Loeffler, the same promoter as Gennady Golovkin and is now starting to get some serious exposure on the world scene. Gonzalez is still only 29 and doesn’t yet look like he is going to be slowing down any time soon, its a shame that due to the weight he fights in, and it not being regarded as the other glamour divisions, that he isn’t as well known to your average person. But in the world of boxing, I feel Roman Gonzalez is still the pound for pound king as he still doesn’t look beatable, and last Saturday, Ward definitely looked like he was on the verge of being beaten.