December 2015

Female Pound For Pound [Last updated December 7, 2015]

  1. Delfine Persoon
  2. Ibeth Zamora Silva
  3. Jackie Nava
  4. Alicia Ashley
  5. Yessica Chavez
  6. Arely Mucino
  7. ~Layla McCarter
  8. Erica Anabella Farias
  9. %Anne Sophie Mathis
  10. Melissa McMorrow
  11. Susi Kentikian
  12. Naoko Fujioka
  13. Edith Soledad Matthysse
  14. Jelena Mrdjenovich
  15. ~Diana Prazak
  16. Oxandia Castillo
  17. Melissa Hernandez
  18. Zulina Munoz
  19. Yazmin Rivas
  20. Yesica Patricia Marcos

In: Yesica Patricia Marcos, Yazmin Rivas

Out: Ava Knight (inactivity), Cecilia Braekhus (inactivity)

Up: N/A

Down: N/A

On the Cusp: Amanda Serrano, Carolina Rodriguez, Shindo Go, Alejandra Marina Oliveras, Daniela Romina Bermudez, Ramona Kuehne, Anabel Ortiz

On the Bench: Marcela Acuna, Carolina Raquel Duer, Jessica Gonzalez, Melinda Cooper

The Future: Anahi Esther Sanchez, Hyun-Mi Choi, Irma Garcia, Shelly Vincent, Heather Hardy, Debora Anahi Dionicius, Joselyn Arroyo Ruiz, Jessica Nery Plata, Celina Salazar, Kenia Enriquez

~McCarter & Prazak are given inactivity extensions due to their April 4 BKB fight.

%Mathis may/may not be retired.

Fight Schedule:

2015-12-11 Etsuko Tada vs Kareli Lopez (vacant IBF World female minimumweight title)

2015-12-12 Yazmin Rivas vs Catherine Phiri (WBC World female bantamweight title)

2015-12-12 Yessica Chavez vs Simona Galassi (WBC World female flyweight title)

2015-12-18 Irma Garcia vs Maria Elena Villalobos

2015-12-20 Yuko Kuroki vs Nancy Franco (WBC World female minimumweight title)

Strawweight [Last updated December 7, 2015]

  1. Wanheng Menayothin
  2. Katsunari Takayama
  3. Hekkie Budler
  4. Knockout CP Freshmart
  5. Carlos Buitrago
  6. Kosei Tanaka
  7. Xiong Chao Zhong
  8. Byron Rojas
  9. Jesus Silvestre
  10. Simphiwe Khonco

In: N/A

Out: N/A

Up: N/A

Down: N/A

Waiting in the Wings: Julian Yedras, Mario Rodriguez, Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr

Fight Schedule:

2015-12-12 Saul Juarez vs Oswaldo Novoa

2015-12-31 Kosei Tanaka vs Vic Saludar (WBO World minimumweight title)

2015-12-31 Katsunari Takayama vs Jose Argumedo (IBF World minimumweight title)

Junior Flyweight [Last updated December 7, 2015]

  1. Donnie Nietes
  2. Moises Fuentes
  3. Yu Kimura
  4. Pedro Guevara
  5. Javier Mendoza
  6. Ryoichi Taguchi
  7. Rey Loreto
  8. Ganigan Lopez
  9. Paipharob Kokietgym
  10. Jonathan Taconing

In: Moises Fuentes, Yu Kimura

Out: Milan Melindo, Raul Garcia

Up: Ryoichi Taguchi

Down: Pedro Guevara, Ganigan Lopez

Waiting in the Wings: Milan Melindo, Raul Garcia, Randy Petalcorin, Francisco Rodriguez Jr, Hector Gabriel Flores

Fight Schedule:

2015-12-29 Javier Mendoza vs Akira Yaegashi (IBF World light flyweight title)

2015-12-31 Ryoichi Taguchi vs Luis de la Rosa (WBA World light flyweight title)

Flyweight [Last updated December 7, 2015]

  1. Roman Gonzalez
  2. Juan Francisco Estrada
  3. Amnat Ruenroeng
  4. Brian Viloria
  5. Kazuto Ioka
  6. Juan Carlos Reveco
  7. Edgar Sosa
  8. John Riel Casimero
  9. McWilliams Arroyo
  10. Moruti Mthalane

In: Juan Hernandez

Out: Moruti Mthalane (inactivity)

Up: N/A

Down: N/A

Waiting in the Wings: Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep, Nawaphon Por Chokchai, Felix Alvarado

Fight Schedule:

2015-12-10 Stamp Kiatniwat vs Gregorio Lebron (interim WBA World flyweight title)

2015-12-31 Kazuto Ioka vs Juan Carlos Reveco II (regular WBA World flyweight title)

Junior Bantamweight [Last updated December 12, 2015]

  1. Naoya Inoue
  2. Carlos Cuadras
  3. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
  4. Zolani Tete
  5. Omar Andres Narvaez
  6. McJoe Arroyo
  7. Luis Concepcion
  8. Kohei Kono
  9. David Sanchez
  10. Oleydong Sithsamerchai

In: N/A

Out: N/A

Up: N/A

Down: N/A

Waiting in the Wings: Norberto Jimenez, Khalid Yafai, Rey Megrino, Ryo Matsumoto, Arthur Villanueva, Takuma Inoue, Lwandile Sityatha

Fight Schedule:

2015-12-17 Luis Concepcion vs Hernan Marquez III (interim WBA World super flyweight title)

2015-12-18 Makazole Tete vs Gideon Buthelezi (vacant IBO World super flyweight title)

2015-12-19 Paul Butler vs Silvio Olteanu

2015-12-29 Naoya Inoue vs Warlito Parrenas (WBO World super flyweight title)

2015-12-29 Takuma Inoue vs Rene Dacquel

Bantamweight [Last updated December 12, 2015]

  1. Shinsuke Yamanaka
  2. Juan Carlos Payano
  3. Anselmo Moreno
  4. Jamie McDonnell
  5. Tomoki Kameda
  6. Lee Haskins
  7. Zhanat Zhakiyanov
  8. Rau’shee Warren
  9. Pungluang Sor Singyu
  10. Suriyan Sor Rungvisai

In: N/A

Out: N/A

Up: N/A

Down: N/A

Waiting in the Wings: Ryosuke Iwasa, Randy Caballero, Liborio Solis, Tepparith Kokietgym, Malcolm Tunacao

Fight Schedule:

2015-12-16 Shohei Omori vs Marlon Tapales (WBO bantamweight title eliminator)

2016-01-15 Pungluang Sor Singyu vs Jetro Pabustan (WBO World bantamweight title)

2016-01-20 Yusuke Suzuki vs Sonny Boy Jaro

2016-xx-xx Anselmo Moreno vs Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (WBC bantamweight title eliminator)

Junior Featherweight [Last updated December 12, 2015]

  1. Guillermo Rigondeaux
  2. Carl Frampton
  3. Scott Quigg
  4. Nonito Donaire
  5. Julio Ceja
  6. Kiko Martinez
  7. Shingo Wake
  8. Manuel Avila
  9. Genesis Servania
  10. Albert Pagara

In: N/A

Out: N/A

Up: N/A

Down: N/A

Waiting in the Wings: Moises Flores, Kid Galahad, Rey Vargas, Jessie Magdaleno, Luis Orlando Del Valle, Luis Rosa, Paulus Ambunda, Hugo Ruiz, Rodrigo Guerrero, Cesar Juarez

Fight Schedule:

2015-12-21 Yusaku Kuga vs Yasutaka Ishimoto

2015-12-29 Ryo Matsumoto vs Jestoni Autida

2015-12-31 Genesis Servania vs Hendrik Barongsay

2016-02-17 Shingo Wake vs Waldo Sabu

2016-02-27 Carl Frampton vs Scott Quigg (WBA/IBF World super bantamweight titles)

2016-03-26 Julio Ceja vs Hugo Ruiz II (WBC World super bantamweight title)

Featherweight [Last updated December 12, 2015]

  1. *Nicholas Walters
  2. Vasyl Lomachenko
  3. Gary Russell Jr
  4. Leo Santa Cruz
  5. Simpiwe Vetyeka
  6. Abner Mares
  7. Lee Selby
  8. Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar
  9. Eric Hunter
  10. Robinson Castellanos

In: N/A

Out: N/A

Up: N/A

Down: N/A

Waiting in the Wings: Oscar Valdez, Ronny Rios, Evgeny Gradovich, Jayson Velez, Jezreel Corrales, Kamil Laszczyk, Carlos Zambrano, Hozumi Hasegawa, Joseph Diaz, Claudio Marrero, Josh Warrington, Lusanda Komanisi

*Walters officially makes the move to junior lightweight later this month

Fight Schedule:

2015-12-18 Rene Alvarado vs Andrew Cancio

2015-12-29 Satoshi Hosono vs Akifumi Shimoda

Junior Lightweight [Last updated December 12, 2015]

  1. Takashi Uchiyama
  2. Francisco Vargas
  3. Javier Fortuna
  4. Takashi Miura
  5. Orlando Salido
  6. Roman Martinez
  7. Jose Pedraza
  8. Stephen Smith
  9. Eden Sonsona
  10. Tevin Farmer

In: N/A

Out: N/A

Up: N/A

Down: N/A

Waiting in the Wings: Edner Cherry, Jason Sosa, Juli Giner, Luis Franco, Bryan Vasquez, Masao Nakamura, Liam Walsh, Carlos Diaz Ramirez

Fight Schedule:

2015-12-14 Rikki Naito vs Kenichi Ogawa

2015-12-17 Jezreel Corrales vs Juan Antonio Rodriguez (interim WBA World super featherweight title)

2015-12-19 Nicholas Walters vs Jason Sosa

2015-12-31 Takashi Uchiyama vs Oliver Flores (super WBA World super featherweight title)

2016-xx-xx Orlando Salido vs Roman Martinez III (WBO World super featherweight title)

Lightweight [Last updated December 19, 2015]

  1. Dejan Zlaticanin
  2. Terry Flanagan
  3. Rances Barthelemy
  4. Argenis Mendez
  5. Mickey Bey
  6. Miguel Vazquez
  7. Denis Shafikov
  8. Jorge Linares
  9. Anthony Crolla
  10. Sharif Bogere

In: Rances Barthelemy, Mickey Bey

Out: Yuriorkis Gamboa, Petr Petrov

Up: N/A

Down: N/A

Waiting in the Wings: Richar Abril, Hank Lundy, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Richard Commey, Miguel Roman, Ray Beltran, Ricky Burns, Felix Verdejo, Emiliano Marsili, Adrian Estrella, Saul Rodriguez, Ismael Barroso

Fight Schedule:

2016-01-29 Tony Luis vs Eduardo Montoya

2016-02-05 Daud Yordan vs Yoshitaka Kato

2016-02-13 Terry Flanagan vs Derry Mathews (WBO World lightweight title)

Junior Welterweight [Last updated December 19, 2015]

  1. Viktor Postol
  2. Terence Crawford
  3. Lucas Martin Matthysse
  4. Adrien Broner
  5. Ruslan Provodnikov
  6. Jose Benavidez
  7. Mauricio Herrera
  8. Adrian Granados
  9. Eduard Troyanovsky
  10. Antonio Orozco

In: Adrian Granados, Antonio Orozco

Out: Amir Imam, Rances Barthelemy (moved to lightweight)

Up: N/A

Down: N/A

Waiting in the Wings: Humberto Soto, Thomas Dulorme, Emmanuel Taylor, Amir Imam, Mikey Garcia, Sergey Lipinets

Fight Schedule:

TBA

Welterweight [Last updated December 19, 2015]

  1. Manny Pacquiao
  2. Timothy Bradley
  3. Kell Brook
  4. Keith Thurman
  5. Shawn Porter
  6. Amir Khan
  7. Sadam Ali
  8. Danny Garcia
  9. Errol Spence Jr
  10. Dmitry Mikhaylenko

In: Dmitry Mikhaylenko

Out: Diego Chaves (inactivity)

Up: N/A

Down: N/A

Waiting in the Wings: Diego Chaves, Lamont Peterson, Aron Martinez, Robert Guerrero, Devon Alexander, Ray Robinson, Brad Solomon, Francisco Santana, Andre Berto, Alfonso Gomez, Konstantin Ponomarev, Chris Algieri, Jessie Vargas, Jeff Horn, David Avanesyan

Fight Schedule:

2016-01-23 Danny Garcia vs Robert Guerrero

2016-01-23 Sammy Vasquez vs Aaron Martinez

2016-01-30 Dmitry Mikhaylenko vs Ray Robinson

2016-xx-xx Keith Thurman vs Shawn Porter (WBA World welterweight title)

Junior Middleweight [Last updated December 19, 2015]

  1. Erislandy Lara
  2. Austin Trout
  3. Demetrius Andrade
  4. Jermall Charlo
  5. Jermell Charlo
  6. Vanes Martirosyan
  7. Julian Williams
  8. Ishe Smith
  9. Cornelius (K9) Bundrage
  10. Carlos Molina

In: N/A

Out: N/A

Up: N/A

Down: N/A

Waiting in the Wings: Joshua Clottey, Demetrius Andrade, Michel Soro, Liam Smith, Zaurbek Baysangurov, Jack Culcay, Willie Nelson

Fight Schedule:

TBA

Middleweight [Last updated December 19, 2015]

  1. Gennady Golovkin
  2. Saul (Canelo) Alvarez
  3. Miguel Cotto
  4. Daniel Jacobs
  5. Billy Joe Saunders
  6. Peter Quillin
  7. Andy Lee
  8. Chris Eubank Jr
  9. David Lemieux
  10. Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam

In: Chris Eubank Jr

Out:  Daniel Geale

Up: Billy Joe Saunders, Daniel Jacobs

Down: Andy Lee, Peter Quillin

Waiting in the Wings: Maciej Sulecki, Antoine Douglas, Alfonso Blanco, Ievgen Khytrov, Gabriel Rosado

Fight Schedule:

2016-01-16 Matt Korobov vs Josue Ovando

2016-01-22 Rob Brant vs Decarlo Perez

2016-01-30 John Ryder vs Sergey Khomitsky

Super Middleweight [Last updated December 26, 2015]

  1. James DeGale
  2. Badou Jack
  3. Arthur Abraham
  4. Andre Dirrell
  5. George Groves
  6. Fedor Chudinov
  7. Felix Sturm
  8. Anthony Dirrell
  9. Callum Smith
  10. Gilberto Ramirez

In: N/A

Out: N/A

Up: N/A

Down: N/A

Waiting in the Wings: Robert Stieglitz, Martin Murray, Lucian Bute, Jesse Hart, Blake Caparello, Sakio Bika, Vincent Feigenbutz, Jose Uzcategui, Alexander Brand

Fight Schedule:

2016-01-09 Vincent Feigenbutz vs Giovanni De Carolis II (interim WBA World super middleweight title)

2016-01-30 George Groves vs Andrea Di Luisa

2016-02-19 Ronald Ellis vs Jerry Odom

2016-02-20 Fedor Chudinov vs Felix Sturm II (WBA World super middleweight title)

Light Heavyweight [Last updated December 26, 2015]

  1. Sergey Kovalev
  2. Adonis Stevenson
  3. Andrzej Fonfara
  4. Juergen Braehmer
  5. Artur Beterbiev
  6. Eleider Alvarez
  7. Isaac Chilemba
  8. Marcus Browne
  9. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy
  10. Sullivan Barrera

In: Vyacheslav Shabranskyy, Sullivan Barrera

Out: Yunieski Gonzalez, Jean Pascal

Up: N/A

Down: N/A

Waiting in the Wings: Andre Ward, Edwin Rodriguez, Tommy Karpency, Chad Dawson, Yunieski Gonzalez, Erik Skoglund, Nathan Cleverly

Fight Schedule:

2016-01-30 Sergey Kovalev vs Jean Pascal II (super WBA/IBF/WBO World light heavyweight titles)

2016-02-06 Norbert Nemesapati vs Denis Grachev

Cruiserweight [Last updated December 26, 2015]

  1. Ilunga (Junior) Makabu
  2. Grigory Drozd
  3. Denis Lebedev
  4. Krzysztof Glowacki
  5. Marco Huck
  6. Thabiso Mchunu
  7. Firat Arslan
  8. Victor Emilio Ramirez
  9. Ovill McKenzie
  10. Ola Afolabi

In: N/A

Out: N/A

Up: N/A

Down: N/A

Waiting in the Wings: Yoan Pablo Hernandez, Tony Bellew, Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, Youri Kayembre Kalenga, Oleksandr Usyk, Yunier Dorticos, Beibut Shumenov, Olanrewaju Durodola, Keith Tapia

Fight Schedule:

2016-02-06 Micki Nielsen vs Giacobbe Fragomeni

2016-02-27 Ola Afolabi vs Marco Huck III (IBO World cruiserweight title)

Heavyweight [Last updated December 26, 2015]

  1. Tyson Fury
  2. Wladimir Klitschko
  3. Alexander Povetkin
  4. Luis Ortiz
  5. Deontay Wilder
  6. Kubrat Pulev
  7. Bryant Jennings
  8. Carlos Takam
  9. Vyacheslav Glazkov
  10. Malik Scott

In: Luis Ortiz

Out: Steve Cunningham

Up: Deontay Wilder

Down: Bryant Jennings

Waiting in the Wings: Steve Cunningham, Bermane Stiverne, Dereck Chisora, Anthony Joshua, Amir Mansour, Mike Perez, Ruslan Chagaev, Antonio Tarver, Gerald Washington, Joseph Parker, Luis Ortiz

Fight Schedule:

2016-01-16 David Haye vs Mark de Mori

2016-01-16 Deontay Wilder vs Artur Szpilka (WBC World heavyweight title)

2016-01-16 Charles Martin vs Vyacheslav Glazkov (vacant IBF World heavyweight title)

2016-01-22 Jarrell Miller vs Donovan Dennis

2016-01-23 Joseph Parker vs Jason Bergman

2016-01-29 James Toney vs Eric Martel Bahoeli

2016-03-05 Ruslan Chagaev vs Lucas Browne (WBA World heavyweight title)

Posted January 5, 2016 by sweetboxingratings

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