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January 2013 – Heavyweight Update   Leave a comment

Ratings Change: Steve Cunningham debuts at #7 off a “loss” to Tomasz Adamek. To be perfectly honest aside from the top 4 this division is wide open, but unfortunately most of the people outside of the top 10 fight no-hopers rather than each other. Consequently Chris Arreola vs Bermane Stiverne is the most looked forward to signed heavyweight fight of 2013 thus far… Adamek has been catching a lot of breaks lately, but at least he fights the best. Easy for these other heavyweights out there to look good fighting nobody. Also, it looks like #2 Vitali Klitschko and #4 David Haye may never fight again…

1) Wladimir Klitschko
2) Vitali Klitschko
3) Kubrat Pulev
4) David Haye
5) Alexander Povetkin
6) Tomasz Adamek
7) Steve Cunningham
8) *Eddie Chambers
9) Tyson Fury
10) Robert Helenius

*Once Chambers takes a fight at Cruiserweight he will be rated there instead of here.

Waiting in the Wings: Denis Boytsov, Chris Arreola, Bermane Stiverne, Mariusz Wach, David Price, Odlanier Solis, Mike Perez, Vyacheslav Glazkov, Johnathon Banks, Artur Szpilka, Malik Scott, Bryant Jennings, Deontay Wilder, Andrzej Wawrzyk, Amir Mansour, Luis Ortiz, Magomed Abdusalamov, Dereck Chisora, Manuel Charr, Joe Hanks

Fight Schedule:
2013-01-19 Manuel Charr vs TBA
2013-01-25 Amir Mansour vs Dominique Alexander
2013-02-01 Artur Szpilka vs Mike Mollo
2013-02-02 Joe Hanks vs Richard Carmack
2013-02-16 Johnathon Banks vs Seth Mitchell II
2013-02-23 Artur Szpilka vs Krzysztof Zimnoch
2013-02-23 David Price vs Tony Thompson
2013-03-02 Chris Arreola vs Bermane Stiverne
2013-03-09 Bryant Jennings vs TBA

Posted January 3, 2013 by sweetboxingratings in Uncategorized

January 2013 – Cruiserweight Update   Leave a comment

No Ratings Change

1) Ola Afolabi
2) Yoan Pablo Hernandez
3) Denis Lebedev
4) Marco Huck
5) Troy Ross
6) Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
7) *Lateef Kayode
8) Mateusz Masternak
9) Firat Arslan
10) Alexander Alekseev

*Kayode will campaign at heavyweight now, according to promoter Gary Shaw. But I’ll wait until it actually happens before dropping him from these ratings.

Waiting in the Wings: Pawel Kolodziej, Garrett Wilson, Rakhim Chakhkiev, Dmytro Kucher, Guillermo Jones, BJ Flores, Danny Green, Eddie Chambers

Fight Schedule:
2013-02-02 Yoan Pablo Hernandez vs Eric Fields
2013-02-09 Krzysztof Wlodarczyk vs Jean Marc Mormeck
2013-xx-xx Alexander Alekseev vs Garrett Wilson

Posted January 3, 2013 by sweetboxingratings in Uncategorized

January 2013 – Light Heavyweight Update   Leave a comment

No Ratings Change
Jean Pascal, who wasn’t rated due to inactivity, recently defeated Aleksy Kuziemski but wasn’t impressive. My opinion of Kuziemski is too low to merit a rating for beating him. But fortunately for Pascal all he has to do is beat Chad Dawson again and he’s at the top of the mountain…

1) Chad Dawson
2) Bernard Hopkins
3) Tavoris Cloud
4) Gabriel Campillo
5) Beibut Shumenov
6) Nathan Cleverly
7) Tony Bellew
8) Karo Murat
9) Isaac Chilemba
10) Denis Grachev

Waiting in the Wings: Cornelius White, Ismayl Sillakh, Juergen Braehmer, Blake Caparello, Allan Green, Ovill McKenzie, Sergey Kovalev, Dustin Dirks, Zsolt Erdei, Andrzej Fonfara, Jean Pascal, Eduard Gutknecht, Robin Krasniqi

Fight Schedule:
2013-01-19 Gabriel Campillo vs Sergey Kovalev
2013-02-02 Juergen Braehmer vs Eduard Gutknecht
2013-03-01 Blake Caparello vs TBA
2013-03-09 Bernard Hopkins vs Tavoris Cloud
2013-03-16 Nathan Cleverly vs Robin Krasniqi
2013-03-22 Andrzej Fonfara vs Nicholson Poulard
2013-03-23 Chad Dawson vs Jean Pascal
2013-03-30 Tony Bellew vs TBA

Posted January 3, 2013 by sweetboxingratings in Uncategorized

January 2013 – Super Middleweight Update   Leave a comment

No Ratings Change

1) Andre Ward
2) Carl Froch
3) Mikkel Kessler
4) Lucian Bute
5) Arthur Abraham
6) Thomas Oosthuizen
7) Sakio Bika
8) George Groves
9) Adonis Stevenson
10) Edwin Rodriguez

Waiting in the Wings: Robert Stieglitz, Kelly Pavlik, Andre Dirrell, James DeGale, Karoly Balzsay, Maxim Vlasov, Marco Antonio Periban, Anthony Dirrell

Fight Schedule:
2013-01-19 Andre Dirrell vs Rowland Bryant
2013-01-26 James DeGale vs TBA
2013-xx-xx Carl Froch vs Mikkel Kessler

Posted January 3, 2013 by sweetboxingratings in Uncategorized

January 2013 – Middleweight Update   Leave a comment

No Ratings Change

1) Sergio Gabriel Martinez
2) Daniel Geale
3) Gennady Golovkin
4) Felix Sturm
5) Peter Quillin
6) Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam
7) Julio Cesar Chavez Jr
8) Dmitry Pirog
9) Matthew Macklin
10) Martin Murray

Waiting in the Wings: Avtandil Khurtsidze, Osumanu Adama, Demetrius Andrade, Billy Joe Saunders, Fernando Guerrero, Sam Soliman, Anthony Mundine, Grzegorz Proksa, Darren Barker, Brian Vera, Andy Lee, Jose Miguel Torres, Patrick Majewski, Marco Antonio Rubio

Fight Schedule:
2013-01-19 Gennady Golovkin vs Gabriel Rosado
2013-01-25 Brian Vera vs Serhiy Dzinziruk
2013-01-25 Demetrius Andrade vs Freddy Hernandez
2013-01-30 Daniel Geale vs Anthony Mundine
2013-02-01 Felix Sturm vs Sam Soliman
2013-02-08 David Lemieux vs Jose Miguel Torres
2013-02-09 Andy Lee vs Anthony Fitzgerald
2013-02-09 Peter Quillin vs Fernando Guerrero
2013-02-23 Patrick Majewski vs Jamaal Davis
2013-04-27 Sergio Gabriel Martinez vs Martin Murray

Posted January 3, 2013 by sweetboxingratings in Uncategorized

January 2013 – Junior Middleweight Update   Leave a comment

No Ratings Change

1) Floyd Mayweather Jr.
2) Saul (Canelo) Alvarez
3) Austin Trout
4) Erislandy Lara
5) Miguel Angel Cotto
6) James Kirkland
7) Carlos Molina
8) Cornelius (K9) Bundrage
9) Zaurbek Baysangurov
10) *Gabriel Rosado

*With Rosado’s next fight in the middleweight division he will be rated there if he wins.

Waiting in the Wings: Vanes Martirosyan, Sergey Rabchenko, Brian Rose, Ishe Smith, Willie Nelson, Keith Thurman, Alfredo Angulo

Fight Schedule:
2013-01-19 Gennady Golovkin vs Gabriel Rosado
2013-02-01 Carlos Molina vs Cory Spinks
2013-02-23 Cornelius Bundrage vs Ishe Smith
2013-03-09 Keith Thurman vs TBA
2013-05-04 Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Robert Guerrero
2013-05-04 Saul Alvarez vs TBA

Posted January 3, 2013 by sweetboxingratings in Uncategorized

January 2013 – Welterweight Update   2 comments

Ratings Change: Juan Manuel Marquez assumes the top spot following his sensational knockout of Manny Pacquiao. Marquez passes previously #1 Tim Bradley on the basis that his win over Pacquiao was far more impressive. Previously #8 Carson Jones drops from the ratings due to his entirely legitimate draw with Dean Byrne. I mean no disrespect to Dean, who fought a smart fight. Those bouts can be viewed here if you’re looking for them. In any event, everyone from Robert Guerrero to Andre Berto fell one spot while Jan Zaveck and Paul Malignaggi remained at #9 and #10 respectively. Floyd Mayweather is unrated due to inactivity in this division but should be back once his next fight comes off. At the moment Mayweather is rated at Junior Middleweight. Victor Ortiz is unrated because no one knows when or if he’ll ever fight again.

1) Juan Manuel Marquez
2) Timothy Bradley
3) Manny Pacquiao
4) Robert Guerrero
5) Kell Brook
6) Josesito Lopez
7) Devon Alexander
8) Andre Berto
9) Jan Zaveck
10) Paul Malignaggi

Waiting in the Wings: Floyd Mayweather Jr, Chris van Heerden, Selcuk Aydin, Jessie Vargas, Luis Carlos Abregu, Shawn Porter, Frankie Gavin, Diego Gabriel Chaves, Leonard Bundu, Carson Jones, Julio Diaz, Marcos Maidana

Fight Schedule:
2013-01-18 Frankie Gavin vs Jason Welborn
2013-01-24 Carson Jones vs TBA
2013-01-26 Selcuk Aydin vs Jesus Soto Karass
2013-02-23 Devon Alexander vs Kell Brook
2013-03-02 Chris van Heerden vs Matthew Hatton
2012-04-27 Paul Malignaggi vs Shane Mosley
2013-05-04 Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Robert Guerrero

Posted January 3, 2013 by sweetboxingratings in Uncategorized

January 2013 – Junior Welterweight Update   Leave a comment

Ratings Change: #1 rated Juan Manuel Marquez moves to the 147lb ratings following his victory over Manny Pacquiao, allowing Danny Garcia to assume the top spot here at 140lbs. #4 rated Lamont Peterson has been removed from the ratings entirely because he hasn’t fought since 2011-12-10. The shakeup allowed Karim Mayfield and Ruslan Provodnikov to enter these ratings as the new #9 and #10 respectively.

1) Danny Garcia
2) Lucas Martin Matthysse
3) Brandon Rios
4) Khabib Allakhverdiev
5) Amir Khan
6) Zab Judah
7) Denis Shafikov
8) Mike Alvarado
9) Karim Mayfield
10) Ruslan Provodnikov

Waiting in the Wings: Luis Ramos Jr, Kendall Holt, Josesito Lopez, Viktor Postol, Ruslan Provodnikov, Cesar Rene Cuenca, Mike Dallas Jr, Adil Anwar, Dierry Jean, Pier Olivier Cote, Roberto Ortiz, Pablo Cesar Cano, Ricardo Williams Jr, Lamont Peterson

Fight Schedule:
2013-01-26 Lucas Martin Matthysse vs Mike Dallas Jr
2013-02-09 Danny Garcia vs Zab Judah
2013-02-23 Adil Anwar vs TBA

Posted January 3, 2013 by sweetboxingratings in Uncategorized

January 2013 – Lightweight Update   Leave a comment

Ratings Change: Miguel Vazquez and Ricky Burns swap places. The extent to which Vazquez took Mercito Gesta to school, which many favored to win, just cannot be overlooked.

1) Adrien Broner
2) Miguel Vazquez
3) Ricky Burns
4) Antonio DeMarco
5) Gavin Rees
6) Richard Abril
7) Sharif Bogere
8) Raymundo Beltran
9) *Henry (Hank) Lundy
10) Kevin Mitchell

*Lundy is expected to move to 140 as soon as his legal troubles are sorted out…

Waiting in the Wings: Marvin Quintero, Liam Walsh, Art Hovhannisyan, Alisher Rahimov, Emiliano Marsili, Daniel Estrada

Fight Schedule:
2013-02-16 Adrien Broner vs Gavin Rees
2013-02-22 Art Hovhannisyan vs TBA
2013-03-02 Richard Abril vs Sharif Bogere

Posted January 3, 2013 by sweetboxingratings in Uncategorized

January 2013 – Junior Lightweight Update   Leave a comment

Ratings Change: Yuriorkis Gamboa enters the ratings at #4 following his defeat of Michael Farenas. This demotes Gamaliel Diaz and everyone below him, pushing out Takahiro Ao. Gamboa is the interim WBA champion while #1 ranked Takashi Uchiyama is the real deal. It’s the only super fight to be made in the division and hopefully the WBA orders them to fight each other…

1) Takashi Uchiyama
2) Juan Carlos Salgado
3) Argenis Mendez
4) Yuriorkis Gamboa
5) Gamaliel Diaz
6) Devis Boschiero
7) Roman Martinez
8) Miguel Beltran Jr
9) Juan Carlos Burgos
10) Sergio Thompson

Waiting in the Wings: Bryan Vasquez, Malcolm Klassen, Vicente Escobedo, Diego Magdaleno, Sipho Taliwe, Will Tomlinson, Arash Usmanee, Rances Barthelemy, Takahiro Ao

Fight Schedule:
2013-01-04 Rances Barthelemy vs Arash Usmanee
2013-01-19 Roman Martinez vs Juan Carlos Burgos
2013-01-19 Sergio Thompson vs TBA
2013-xx-xx Juan Carlos Salgado vs Argenis Mendez II

Posted January 2, 2013 by sweetboxingratings in Uncategorized