Advertisement
Advertisement

Ruslan Rules: BoxingScene Review, Ratings Update

by Cliff Rold

This was a big week at Jr. Welterweight and, but for a little more luck with knockdown calls against Timothy Bradley, could be an even bigger year for Ruslan Provodnikov.  After a career making defeat earlier this year, he followed with an even better win over the rugged Mike Alvarado.

There were concerns about how he would handle the altitude in Colorado.  Provodnikov showed that in elevated air he soars even higher.  It causes a shake-up at 140. 

Inactivity also factors in for the first update in a few weeks.  Several classes have fighters exit with no fights in a year or more and nothing scheduled.  If anything was missed, dear readers, feel free to mention in the comments. 

The Provodnikov results, and the rest for the sport, are reflected in this BoxingScene divisional ratings update.

Ratings Changes

Heavyweight: Klitschko remained champion with a win over Povetkin who drops a spot.  The new number one contender is undefeated Kubrat Pulev, last seen picking up a solid win over veteran Tony Thompson.  Pulev is the IBF mandatory for Klitschko and a fight between the two in the next year looks inevitable.

Cruiserweight: Veteran Grigory Drozd returns to the top ten with an impressive stoppage of Mateusz Masternak.  Troy Ross, previously rated sixth, and Francisco Palacios, previously rated ninth, exit due to inactivity.  Entering the top ten are Ilunga Makabu and Alexander Alekseev.  Guillermo Jones has been stripped of the WBA belt due to testing bad for a diuretic.  However, the decision has not been overturned or rendered a “No Decision” at this time so the ratings remain the same.  The WBA has ordered they negotiate a rematch.

Middleweight: Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam exits due to inactivity.  Marco Antonio Rubio returns to the top ten.

Jr. Middleweight: Zaurbek Baysangurov exits due to inactivity.  Sergey Rabachenko enters the top ten.

Flyweight: Moruti Mthalane exits due to inactivity.  Giovanni Segura returns to the top ten.

Jr. Flyweight: Roman Gonzalez has vacated his WBA belt and is moving to 112, likely to face Juan Carlos Reveco.  Raul Garcia enters the top ten.

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]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Ryota Murata Wants Billy Joe Saunders Title Shot Delvin Rodriguez Gets Close Decision Over Shawn Cameron Tim Bradley on Amir Khan's MMA Move - "He's a Clown!" Video: Terence Crawford Talks Postol Victory, Strategy, More Roach: Crawford's Speed Was Too Much, We Needed a KO Jessie Vargas, Jose Benavidez Trade Words - Fight Looming? Brandon Figueroa Admits Sluggish Performance, Plans Brief Rest Video: Nonito Doniare on Pacquiao-Crawford, Postol, More Video: Sulaiman on Crawford, Amir Khan, Chocolatito, Wilder Video: Tim Bradley on Pacquiao-Crawford, Coming Back, More Marcos Maidana Noncommittal on Ring Return Photos: Oscar Valdez Demolishes Rueda For First World Title Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Joe Smith Jr. WBC Eliminator in Play Photos: Crawford Dominates Postol To Unify - HUGE Gallery Postol: I Tried To Make an Exciting Fight, Crawford Was Running Anthony Mundine vs. Danny Green Rematch Inching Closer Photos: Marcos Maidana Resurfaces in The United States Crawford: Yuriorkis Gamboa is Still The Toughest Fight I've Had Terence Crawford: Manny Pacquiao Must Fight Me at 140! Roach Likes The Idea of Pacquiao vs. Crawford, at 140-Pounds Crawford Trainer: We Weren't on Roach's Level? Freddie Who? Crawford: I Hurt Postol With Every Solid Shot That Connected Terence Crawford Drops, Dominates Postol To Unify Titles Crawford vs. Postol LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Oscar Valdez Crushes Rueda in Two, Wins WBO Title Jose Benavidez Decisions Francisco Santana in Bruising Bout Gvozdyk Gets Off The Floor To Stop Karpency in Six Maidana Breaks Down Maysonet In Six Rounds Ryota Murata Demolishes Comanche Boy in One Round Roach Admits Confusion in Golovkin-Ward Comments Fabian Maidana Aims To Emerge From Marcos' Shadow Lenny Zappavigna Stops Ik Yang in Six Rounds Video: Jose Benavidez Pumped For Santana Showdown Salido: They Have To Pay Me A lot For Lomachenko, Vargas! Crawford vs. Postol LIVE Results From Las Vegas Roach: Brook Has NO Shot To Beat Gennady Golovkin Video: David Benavidez Discusses His Future, Return, More Video: Francisco Santana Ready For War With Benavidez Crawford Not Concerned About Postol’s Height, Reach Edge Wilder, Arreola Test Clean For All Banned Substances
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement