By Cliff Rold
Light Heavyweight: Despite several results of note, there isn’t any change in the ratings at light heavyweight for the moment. Lineal champion Adonis Stevenson and the perceived champion to most of the world, Andre Ward, won big in their last outings. A showdown between the two would allow for a rare four-belt unification in the class but Stevenson has a tough mandatory against Eleider Alvarez waiting for him.
Jr. Featherweight: While it has been reported that the outcome of the Guillermo Rigondeaux-Moises Flores fight will be changed to a No Decision, the official rendering has not yet happened.
For now, records are posted as officially noted but the No Decision would be the fair and correct call as Rigondeaux’s knockout blow was thrown and landed clearly after the bell ending round one.
Bantamweight: Ryan Burnett enters the top ten with a lopsided win over titlist Lee Haskins. Haskins drops in the top ten but remains rated, knocking Emanuel Rodriguez out.
Strawweight: Simphiwe Khonco moves up a spot after his latest victory.
The full results of note and the total impact on the ratings are a click away.
Last ratings update: May 22, 2017
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]