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 [email protected]

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 Nacho: Juan Manuel Marquez Has Not Retired, Wants To Fight Memo: Chavez Jr. Will Be Stronger, No Weight Issues For Canelo Thurman-Garcia: Narvaez vs. Rodriguez Clash is Eyed For Card Rob Brant Stops Alexis Hloros in First at Grand Casino in Hinckley Canelo vs. Chavez is a Fight Boxing Needed, Says De La Hoya David Haye: Chris Eubank Jr. is a Force, He Will Go All The Way Canelo vs. Chavez: Positive Talks Ongoing With MGM, Jerry Jones Conlan Hopes For 'Dream Fight' With Carl Frampton in The Future Top Rank Prez Eyes Deontay Wilder vs. Joseph Parker Unification Jacobs: Most Guys are Beaten Mentally When They Face Golovkin Frampton Expects Rematch With Leo Santa Cruz To Be Easier Tomoki Kameda Returns To Japan on March 10, Faces Tawatchai Carl Greaves Looks Back On 2016, Is Excited About 2017 Jermell Charlo, Gary Russell Mandatory Double Eyed For March 11 De La Hoya: Canelo Beating Chavez Jr. Will Not Satisfy The Critics Cedric Vitu Retains EBU Title, Decisions Isaac Real in Levallois Horn Warns Pacquiao, Top Rank Not To Look Beyond April Fight Angel Garcia, Mayweather Tarnished What Should've Been Good Week for Boxing WBA Champ Ortiz Wins Decision Over Ramos in Mexico City Robert Garcia: Canelo Has A lot More To Lose in Chavez Jr. Bout Hairon Socarras Training Hard in Miami For February 3 Return Zab Judah Returns, Blasts Out Munguia in Two Rounds Jose Pedraza Confident That He Will Return Strong at Lightweight Javier Fortuna Ready - Targets Sosa, Corrales, Lomachenko Alvarez vs. Chavez Rematch is Being Planned For March 11 Miguel Cotto: Juan Manuel Marquez Fight is Very Viable Bradley Pryce Announces Retirement After Defeat Robbie Davies Jr. Crushes Zoltan Szabo, Retains WBA Regional Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Win Decisions, Khattab Shocked Bellew: 'Ego Maniac' David Haye Better Hope He Ends Me in Four Beterbiev: Barrera Proved To Be a Real Fighter, He Agreed To Fight Luis Cruz Admits He Was Close To Retirement Before Easter Shot Mundine: When I Beat Danny Green - Call Me Black Houdini! Frank Warren: Liam Walsh Ready, He Can Beat Gervonta Davis! Frampton Expects Another Fan Friendly Fight Against Santa Cruz Curtis Stevens Sure Hand Injury Fully Healed for Lemieux Fight Garcia, 2-1 Underdog vs. Thurman: 'I Guess Vegas Don’t Like Me' Frank Warren on The James DeGale vs. Badou Jack Outcome Early Results Are In: BoxingScene Ratings Update Linares vs. Crolla II Card - Tomi Tatham To Face Liam Conroy
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement