by Cliff Rold
Jr. Middleweight: Canelo Alvarez flips spots with Erislandy Lara after their hotly debated split decision in non-title action. Lara retains his belt. Floyd Mayweather remains the division’s champion though if he ever intends to fight there again remains to be seen.
Jr. Welterweight: Mauricio Herrera, following his near upset of Danny Garcia with an impressive outing last week, gets another bump in the ratings.
Jr. Welterweight: Chris Algieri’s upset of Ruslan Provodnikov sees him enter the top ten and forces Viktor Postol out of the ratings.
Bantamweight: Tomoki Kameda’s knockout of former titlist Pungluang Sor Singyu earns him a boost into the division’s top three, notably ahead of older brother Koki.
Jr. Bantamweight: Zolani Tete moves up with a unanimous decision win for the IBF title.
Flyweight: Brian Viloria stays put in the top ten with his latest win but consider the strangeness of boxing. Viloria fought on the undercard of China’s Zou Shiming. Shiming may have a more immediate track to a title fight, at 5-0, than Viloria does two fights after losing a pair of Flyweight titles in an excellent fight.
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Cliff Rold is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene, a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. He can be reached at [email protected]