Mikey Garcia Rises at 135: BoxingScene Ratings Update

by Cliff Rold

Lightweight: Mike Garcia returns to the ratings for the first time in well more than a year. In the second fight of his comeback, after being shelved by contract matters, he obliterated a tough opponent in Dejan Zlaticanin. His return sends Zlaticanin plummeting and forces Felix Verdejo from the top ten.

Jr. Lightweight: Miguel Berchelt laid a beating on veteran Francisco Vargas to snag his first major title belt. With the win, he makes a big move in the top ten. Vargas slides a bit but remains ahead of former rival Takashi Miura.

Featherweight: Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton switch places after another exemplary battle between the two. A rubber match between the two could push the winner into the top slot in the ratings if Gary Russell doesn’t find a meaningful rival of his own.

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Bantamweight: Zhanat Zhakiyanov came off the floor twice in the first, was denied what appeared a knockdown call in his favor in the third, and combated what looked like some iffy officiating to defeat Rau’Shee Warren in a fine encounter. He moves up with the win but Warren doesn’t fall far.

Jr. Flyweight/Strawweight: Former 105 lb. titlist Hekkie Budler debuts in the top ten and exits the lower class. Jessie Espinas enters the top ten at 105.

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Last ratings update: January 21, 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]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Randall Cunning on 02-13-2017

[QUOTE=jackblack008;17422149]is there a chance in future Lomachenko becomes mandatory for Gervonta Davis?[/QUOTE] Nah, you cant have a ranking with another organisation if you have a belt already

Comment by He-Man83 on 02-13-2017

Mikey Loma has to fvcking happen!

Comment by jackblack008 on 02-13-2017

is there a chance in future Lomachenko becomes mandatory for Gervonta Davis?

Comment by hammyholdup on 02-13-2017

Mikey might be the best in boxing right now. So Lomo awaits.

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