The changing of the guard within boxing's pound-for-pound list has only continued in recent weeks as lightweight champion Mikey Garcia and cruiserweight king Oleksandyr Usyk continued to make big moves in the top 10. 

Garcia, 30, moved up two spots after unifying titles at 135 pounds by handing Robert Easter Jr. his first defeat via dominant decision on July 28. The aftermath saw Garcia continue to challenge welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. in a move that would force him to move up two weight classes against arguably the best fighter in the division.

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It's hard to do anything but respect Garcia's dare-to-be-great persona, which has placed the emphasis on proving his greatness above even financial gain. Despite critics already predicting his demise in the proposed bout, an upset victory from Garcia would give him strong consideration for recognition as the best boxer in the sport.

Usyk, a darling of hard-core fans, has yet to make the same crossover splash as his former Ukranian Olympic teammate Vasiliy Lomachenko but he's beginning to catch up to his training partner in terms of P4P recognition. 

Consider it a shame that Usyk's brilliant run through the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament wasn't televised on a major network in the United States. Regardless, Usyk exited the tournament as a star-in-waiting following three impressive victories. 

In just his 15th pro fight, Usyk dominated fellow unbeaten champion Murat Gassiev on July 21 in Moscow to unify all four cruiserweight titles and teased a future move to heavyweight where his technical skill may prove to be unmatched. 

Dropped out: Keith Thurman (inactivity)

Just missed: Carl Frampton, Jarrett Hurd, Jermall Charlo, Jermell Charlo, Anthony Joshua