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Heavyweight Moves and More: Review, Ratings Update

by Cliff Rold

Boxing hasn’t had a ton of big fights since mid-December and the holidays meant a brief rest for the ratings. 

Rest time is over. 

Since the last update, Tomasz Adamek-Steve Cunningham II caused discussion at Heavyweight, some of Japan’s best have gone to scratch, and a number of fighters saw a year go by without stepping in the ring.

How does it shake out?

Heavyweight:  Steve Cunningham’s excellent performance against Tomasz Adamek merited a ranking but was there room?  Ultimately, former titlist and previous #9 Ruslan Chagaev was determined to lack the merit to continue to be ranked at this time. Old accomplishment only counts for so long.  Cunningham comes in at #10 and David Price rises to #9.

Cruiserweight: Cunningham exits for a now established Heavyweight campaign, making room for two-time title challenger Francisco Palacios.  Heavyweight Eddie Chambers may move down soon, but that’s not a reality just yet.

Super Middleweight: A year of inactivity removes previous #4 Andre Dirrell from the ratings. Again.  He’s going to need a real win, and not just evidence of talent, to be rated again.  Former Gold Medalist James DeGale enters at #10. 

Featherweight: Celestino Caballero exits off a year of inactivity.  Ronny Rios enters the ratings.

Jr. Featherweight: Previous #4 and #6 Toshiaki Nishioka and Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym have retired.  Victor Terrazas and Scott Quigg enter the top ten.

Bantamweight: A year of inactivity costs Joseph Agbeko a rating.  Christian Esquivel exits off of a loss to Malcolm Tunacao.  New to the ratings are Jamie McDonnell and WBO titlist Pungluang Sor Singyu.

Jr. Bantamweight: A big shakeup as Kohei Kono pulled off a big upset over Tepparith Kokietgym, the latter sliding and the former entering the top ten.  Daniel Rosas, who has not competed at 115 for over a year, exits the ratings.

Flyweight: Rodel Mayol has not competed at 112 in over a year, and Giovanni Segura has been inactive over a year without a fight scheduled.  Both exit the top ten.  Entering are former 108 lb. titlist Ulises Solis and Rocky Fuentes. 

Jr. Flyweight/Strawweight: Kazuto Ioka arrived in victory at 108 and exits the 105 lb. ratings.  Ryo Miyazaki dropped a class to defeat Pornsawan Porpramook for one of the belts the once unified Ioka left behind. 

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Cliff Rold is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene and a member of the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, the Yahoo Pound for Pound voting panel, and the Boxing Writers Association of America.  He can be reached at [email protected]

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