by Cliff Rold
Cruiserweight: After a narrow loss to Yoan Pablo Hernandez, Firat Arslan kept himself in the top ten. The 43-year old has given tough nights to both of the division’s top two in recent years. He gave Marco Huck one of those tough nights but Huck won and last weekend moved to a division tying 13 successful defenses.
Light Heavyweight: Gabriel Campillo moves back into the top ten after his win over previously undefeated Thomas Williams Jr.
Super Middleweight: Anthony Dirrell beat cancer, beat his Olympic medal-winning brother to a professional title, and finally beat Sakio Bika on second attempt. He moves into the top five in one of boxing’s toughest divisions. With a single punch against previously undefeated J’Leon Love, Rogelio Medina enters the top ten.
Welterweight: Kell Brook moves up after outboxing Shawn Porter for a title strap. With Adrien Broner opting for a second consecutive fight at 140, he is removed from the top ten and replaced by Amir Khan.
Jr. Welterweight: Previous #5 Brandon Rios has opted to stay at Welterweight and exits the top ten. Viktor Postol re-enters the top ten.
Lightweight: #10 Omar Figueroa beat previous #9 Daniel Estrada to get a bump up the ladder. Estrada exits and makes room for a returning Denis Shafikov, impressive in victory over Rustam Nugaev.
Featherweight: While Orlando Salido remains rated at 130 lbs. for now, a victory in his next fight would likely seal his exit from 126.
Jr. Featherweight: Having not fought at 122 lbs. in over a year, Fernando Montiel is removed from the to ten. In addition, a year of inactivity with no fights scheduled sees Victor Terrazas exit as well. Thabo Sonjica and Andres Gutierrez enter in their place.
Jr. Bantamweight: Now at Bantamweight, Tepparith Kokietgym makes an overdue exit from the top ten. Oleydong Sithsamerchai enters the top ten.
Strawweight: Francisco Rodriguez is having quite the year. From unrated early in the year to two consecutive titles wins, partial unification, and a win in the Fight of the Year so far in 2014. Add it all up and we have a new number one at 105.
Pound for Pound: The site’s pound for pound ratings will be updated following Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana II.
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