Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

BoxingScene Ratings Update: Thompson, Chemito, More

by Cliff Rold

It was hardly a hectic weekend, but we did get one significant change.  In a bit of a surprise, we have a new titlist at 105 lbs. forcing the one notable change.  Other than that, this week was about keeping position with an eye on the weeks ahead as some of the major players at Light Heavyweight and Welterweight come to scratch soon.   

This is the BoxingScene ratings update.

Heavyweight: Tony Thompson returned to the winner’s circle and while it wasn’t a thriller, it keeps him in the mix.  Could he be a factor down the road for the winner of Bermane Stiverne-Chris Arreola II?  The WBC ratings might say so.  Wouldn’t he also be an excellent test for Deontay Wilder?  Defeating Odlanier Solis doesn’t move him up but it holds serve.  Hopefully, folks can stop waiting for Solis to become a serious professional.  He’s never been one, never defeated anyone worth getting excited about, and the amateur he was many moons ago simply never surfaced in the pro ranks. 

Several readers posed questions last week about the high rating of Steve Cunningham, a product of what should have been a win in his rematch against Tomasz Adamek and a competitive loss to Tyson Fury.  He stays put for now but a keen eye is on his upcoming bout with Amir Mansour to see if he should drop or maintain his slot. 

Bantamweight: Anselmo Moreno scored a couple early knockdowns and showed again what makes him the best of the Bantamweights.  It would be nice to see him show that against better fare.  Moreno gave two excellent accounts of himself in the US and needs to be back against the top tier.  Talent only lasts so long.  It would be a shame to see him waste away on the vine.

Strawweight: Add Francisco Rodriguez to the list of foes Roman Gonzalez has walked through who turned out better in retrospect.  The new WBO 105 lb. titlist scored a big upset against undefeated Merlito Sabillo and enters the top ten.  Sabillo slips just out of the ratings.    

The full results of note and the total impact on the ratings are a click away.

>>>>>>Click Here To View BoxingScene's Full Divisional Ratings<<<<<<

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 roldboxing@hotmail.com

Tags: boxing image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by crold1 on 03-29-2014

[QUOTE=PBP;14375480]Why did Chemito leave GBP? Is he making good money in Panama. He doesn't seem eager to travel anymore. Great boxer. I would like to see him fight Yamanaka or make another run at 122.[/QUOTE] My understanding is more they…

Comment by kafkod on 03-29-2014

I'm surprised Bryant Jennings isn't rated at heavyweight. I'd have him in there instead of Wilder or Adamek. Cunningham deserves his place. He is a lot better as a heavyweight than many believe. He didn't get the nod against Adamek,…

Comment by -PBP- on 03-29-2014

Why did Chemito leave GBP? Is he making good money in Panama. He doesn't seem eager to travel anymore. Great boxer. I would like to see him fight Yamanaka or make another run at 122.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Canelo vs. Golovkin Deal is Close, Says Golden Boy President Wilder, Breazeale Get Into Post-Fight Altercation in Hotel Lobby! Photos: Rey Vargas Beats Gavin McDonnell - Captures WBC Belt Bellew on Haye: He Spends Christmas in Miami, Not With His Kids Photos: Jarrett Hurd Stops Tony Harrison - Captures IBF Title Amir Khan Vows To Beat Manny Pacquiao, Rips 'Hater' Eddie Hearn Horn's Promoter: I Don't Believe Pacquiao-Khan Deal For April! Hadillah Mohoumadi vs. Serhiy Demchenko For Vacant EU Title Koncz Confirms Pacquiao-Khan Deal, Says More Details Next Week BJ Flores Debuts at Heavyweight: Caleb Plant, Nyambayar Win Washington: I Got Impatient, I Went For It and Wilder Caught Me Deontay Wilder: Is Parker Ready For Me? I'm Ready For Him! Pacquiao vs. Khan on April 23: Fighters Announce Deal is Reached Deontay Wilder Starts Slow, Stops Gerald Washington in Five Wilder vs. Washington - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jarrett Hurd Rallies To Stop Tony Harrison, Win IBF Title Tony Harrison vs. Jarrett Hurd - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Dominic Breazeale Knocks Out Izu Ugonoh in Dramatic Fight Wilder vs. Washington - CompuBox Historical Review Photos: Maurice Hooker Dominates Cristobal Cruz in Mexico Gavin McDonnell: Rey Vargas Beat Me Fair and Square Rey Vargas Decisions Gavin McDonnell, Captures WBC Title Luke Campbell - Drops, Stops and Dominates Jairo Lopez Photos: Andy Vences Open Workout From The SNAC Gym Cody Crowley talks sparring with Mayweather, homecoming bout Tommy Coyle Drills Rakeem Noble in Three Rounds De La Hoya: Chavez Being Overweight Would Be a Slap in The Face Wilder: Fans Not Worried About Klitschko, They Want Me vs. Joshua Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Rematch in September? Gavin McDonnell vs. Rey Vargas - LIVE Results Breazeale: Ugonoh 'Has to Pay' for My Loss to Anthony Joshua Photos: Eleider Alvarez Blasts Out Lucian Bute in Five Rounds Chavez Jr: My Passion For Boxing is Back, I'm Doing Things Right Deontay Wilder-Gerald Washington: Pre-Fight Report Card Mayweather: Only One Fight That's Important - Me vs. McGregor! Daily Bread Mailbag: Pacquiao-Khan, Broner, Ward, Spence-Brook Gavin McDonnell is Confident That He Will Stun Rey Vargas Bellew: Haye Carries The Sport in Bad Way - a Disgrace To Boxing! Joshua Believes He Will KO Klitschko, Hopes Ref Doesn't Stop It Izu Ugonoh is Unlike Any Polish Heavyweight You've Ever Seen
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement