Fightful Boxing Newsletter (3/14/20): Coronavirus' Effect On Boxing, Which Shows Are Affected, More

Your Fightful Boxing Newsletter (3/14/2020) Table Of Contents:

  1. Coronavirus' Effect On Boxing, Which Shows Are Affected (Page 1)
  2. ShoBox: The New Generation 3/13 Results: Brandun Lee Impresses On Showtime (Page 2)
  3. PBC On FOX 3/7 Results: Robert Helenius Spoils Adam Kownacki's Perfect Record (Page 3)
  4. Sergey Kovalev's Next Fight Announced (Page 4)
  5. News And Notes From Around The World Of Boxing: United States (Page 5)
  6. News And Notes From Around The World Of Boxing: United Kingdom (Page 6)
  7. News And Notes From Around The World Of Boxing: Rest Of The World (Page 7)
  8. Fightful Boxing Rankings (Pages 8-9)
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Coronavirus' Effect On Boxing, Which Shows Are Affected?

In what will surely go down as one of the biggest global stories in years, the coronavirus has affected countries all over the world and people from all walks of life.

Within the sports world, a number of leagues across the globe have either canceled events, postponed games or outright suspended their current leagues. Boxing is certainly no different with dozens of shows in the United States being postponed.

Top Rank Boxing, PBC and Golden Boy Promotions have all postponed several shows due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Throughout the day of March 12, a number of boxing companies announced that upcoming shows have been postponed. Starting with Top Rank, the March 14 and 17 shows taking place at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden have now been postponed. Originally, the two shows, which were going to be broadcast on ESPN platforms, were set to move forward but without any spectators, but later in the day, Top Rank announced that the show had been outright postponed.

The state of California has declared that combat sports events, as well as large gatherings that include 250 people or more, should be postponed or canceled through the end of March. Golden Boy Promotions had DAZN cards scheduled for March 19 and 28 in California and the promotion shortly announced that both shows have been postponed.

PBC has also announced that the March 14 FS1 card from the MGM National Harbor in Maryland has been postponed to a later date. The card was going to be headlined by James Kirkland vs. Marcos Hernandez in a 10-round middleweight fight.

The only major boxing company that has yet to officially do anything regarding its upcoming shows in the United States is Matchroom Boxing. Matchroom Boxing’s USA branch only has one show scheduled in the United States and that is the April 17 show also taking place at the MGM National Harbor. Fightful had reached out to Matchroom Boxing regarding the status of that show, scheduled to feature Regis Prograis vs. Maurice Hooker in the main event and Matchroom responded by saying that no decision has been made and that there is no news on any change to that card.

Internationally, all of Matchroom Boxing’s UK shows are moving forward as originally planned, but there is a possibility that the UK will soon force Matchroom to either postpone or cancel shows, at least the ones in March and April, or do the shows without any spectators. The next UK show is March 28 in London with David Avanesyan vs. Josh Kelly for the EBU European welterweight title. If one were to think about the best case scenario, Matchroom’s three biggest shows coming up in the UK are all taking place either in May or June, all headlined by Dillian Whyte (May 2), Oleksandr Usyk (May 23) and Anthony Joshua’s (June 20) next respective fights.

The other major show in Europe that is in serious jeopardy is the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight finals, which was going to be Mairis Briedis vs. Yuniel Dorticos for the IBF world title taking place in Riga, Latvia on March 21. The Latvian government ruled that all events and public gatherings with more than 200 people are banned from March 13 to April 14. Comosa AG, the tournament organizers, released a statement saying that it is working with government officials and assess the situation before making a decision. That decision was made on March 14 and the fight is now taking place at Arena Riga on May 16.

In regards to other shows across North America, CES Boxing announced that tonight's show from the Twins River Casino Hotel in Rhode Island has been postponed due to the coronavirus. Toka Kahn Clary was supposed to be fighting Dennis Contreras on the card. In Canada, fight cards on March 12, March 14 and March 21, all of which were set to take place at the Casino of Montreal, have been canceled.

The planned March 27 event in Philadelphia titled “Philly Special” will now take place on June 19 at the 2300 Arena and feature the same lineup of fights and be headlined by Stevie Ortiz vs. Damon Allen.

Shearns Boxing Promotions' "Fight Night In Framingham," scheduled to be held March 20 at Sheraton Framingham Hotel in Framingham, Massachusetts, has been postponed.

BKFC announced that the March 14 show in Wichita, Kansas has been postponed and now taking place on June 20. The show was going to feature the bare knuckle boxing debut of unbeaten pro boxer and 2016 Olympic medalist Nico Hernandez.

The March 14 Murphys Boxing show at the House Of Blues in Boston has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The card was going to feature fights from the likes of Charles Foster, Niall Kennedy, Carlos Gongora and more.

This follows a number of countries who have also made changes to upcoming boxing shows, especially Japan and Italy. Matchroom Boxing announced that the February 28 and March 27 cards in Italy have been postponed and the Japanese Boxing Commission & Japan Professional Boxing Association announced that all boxing events have been canceled and postponed until April 15. Although there are some noteworthy fights from both Italy and Japan that were affected as a result, the biggest bout that was suspended was a fight between Junto Nakatani and Giemel Magramo for the vacant WBO flyweight world title at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo on April 4.

ShoBox: The New Generation 3/13 Results: Brandun Lee Impresses On Showtime

In what might just be the final live boxing show to be televised in the United States in some time, the March 13 ShoBox: The New Generation card from Hinckley, Minnesota provided one of the more solid ShoBox cards of the year.

For the most part, the undercard featured competitive bouts and the main event saw rising prospect Brandun Lee continue impressing many with his speed and power, quickly taking out Camilo Prieto in three rounds. At 19-0, one would think that Lee would soon face stiffer competition, but there is no real rush to put him up against big names in the coming months.

Lee is not only 20 years old, but he has only fought in 34 rounds as a pro, so there is still a lot of seasoning left for Lee before he moves on to try and become a contender. He will not get that much better facing guys like Camilo Prieto for too long. Expect 2020 to be his last year before he steps up his level of opposition significantly.

The show opened with an interesting fight between Aram Avagyan and Dagoberto Aguero. Initially, Aguero scored two knockdowns in the first two rounds, but Avagyan would recover and thoroughly outbox a seemingly lethargic Aguero throughout the rest of the fight. In other undercard action, Alejandro Guerrero scored a majority decision victory against Jose Angulo and a fight between Brian Norman Jr. and Flavio Rodriguez ended in a techincal decision win for Rodriguez after an accidental clash of heads stopped the action.

This is perhaps the final boxing show Showtime will air in the coming weeks. Its next show is scheduled for March 28 in Las Vegas, headlined by the return of Luis Nery. Although Showtime has yet to publicly comment on that show and whether or not it will continue, it's hard to envision that card moving forward without any restrictions. Barring any breakthrough in the handling of the coronavirus, don't expect the card to stick to its March 28 date.

Full 3/14 Results from the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota:

  • Brandun Lee defeated Camilo Prieto by TKO, round 3
  • Brian Norman Jr. defeated Flavio Rodriguez by technical decision due to a Rodriguez cut caused by accidental headbutt, round 7 (68-65, 68-65, 69-64)
  • Alejandro Guerrero defeated Jose Angulo by majority decision (76-76, 79-73, 78-74)
  • Aram Avagyan defeated Dagoberto Aguero by majority decision (75-75, 76-74, 77-74)
  • Cruse Stewart defeated Martez McGregor by unanimous decision (57-56, 57-56, 57-56)
  • Evincii Dixon defeated Joseph Bonas by TKO, round 2
  • Joe James defeated Mike Fowler by RTD, round 2
  • Marlin Sims defeated Kendrick Latchman by unanimous decision (57-57, 58-56, 58-56)
  • Ryan Watson defeated Lawrence Subelka by unanimous decision (39-37, 40-36, 40-36)
  • Colton Warner defeated Dakota Talbott by unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36, 40-36)
  • James Barnes defeated Danyelle Williams by TKO, round 2

PBC On FOX 3/7 Results: Robert Helenius Spoils Adam Kownacki's Perfect Record

A night of heavyweight action at the Barclays Center ended with what might end up as one of the biggest upsets of 2020.

In the main event of a PBC on FOX card, Robert Helenius stopped rising unbeaten contender Adam Kownacki in the fourth round to win a WBA heavyweight title eliminator.

Kownacki, who has fought at the Barclays Center throughout most of his career in the last five years, seemed to have the upper hand in the first three rounds after landing a number of combinations at Helenius. Despite this, Kownacki did leave himself open numerous times and Helenius was able to find opportunities to land some punches on Kownacki’s face.

In the fourth round, Helenius scored two straight jabs on Kownacki, sending him to the canvas, but the referee ruled it a slip and not a knockdown. Helenius would then score a legitimate knockdown seconds later, hurting the Polish heavyweight. Once Kownacki got back up, Helenius quickly went to work, throwing several punches upstairs and sending him to the ropes, which prompted the referee to stop the fight.

It is a big win for Helenius, the once-promising European prospect who owns wins over the likes of Samuel Peter and Siarhei Liakhovich. Eight months ago, Helenius was knocked out by former title challenger Gerald Washington, but his career is now back on the rise and almost guaranteed a big fight down the road.

With the win, Helenius moves one step closer towards a heavyweight title shot, but he is likely going to have to wait a while before getting his title shot. The current WBA “Super” champion is Anthony Joshua, who also holds the WBO and IBF titles and is set to fight IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in June. Afterwards, Joshua might defend his titles against the WBO mandatory next, meaning Helenius could potentially be waiting until 2021 before having a title shot.

In undercard action, unbeaten prospect Efe Ajagba dominated Razvan Cojanu en route to a ninth-round stoppage to continue his climb as a heavyweight prospect. Ajagba scored a knockdown in the eighth round and then scored a flurry of punches that forced Cojanu to take a knee in the ninth round. However, the referee saw Cojanu’s battered face and the fact that he was constantly punished by Ajagba and had no choice but to stop the fight.

Opening the card, Cuban heavyweight prospect Frank Sanchez nearly pitched a shutout on all three scorecards when he beat Joey Dawejko. Sanchez won the bout by unanimous decision with two of the three judges scoring it 100-90 while the third judge had him winning 98-92. Overall, Sanchez looked fine, but his last two fights, both decision wins, have not shown that he is a can't miss prospect as many pegged him to be early on in his career. Sanchez is 27 years old and still improving as a boxer. Could he eventually evolve into a top contender someday? Sure, but it will have to take several impressive performances against better opposition than Dawejko for me to be 100 percent sold on Sanchez.

The card averaged 1.443 million viewers on FOX and drew a 0.92 household rating (0.3 rating in 18-49 demo). This is down from last month’s PBC on FOX card which averaged averaged 1.528 million viewers and drew a 0.99 household rating (0.3 in 18-49 demo). It is also down from last year’s early March FOX card. The March 9, 2019 PBC on FOX card averaged 1.628 million viewers and a 1.06 household rating (0.3 rating in the 18-49 demo).

When looking at the last time Kownacki headlined a FOX show was last August and that card averaged 1.301 million viewers and a 0.81 household rating, so a slight increase in TV numbers for Kownacki’s second fight. However, it's hard to see Kownacki in a main event spot on FOX, at least for the time being, but is still someone that is a solid draw in the New York market and solid heavyweights are always going to be a commodity.

Full PBC 3/7 Results from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York:

  • Robert Helenius defeated Adam Kownacki by TKO, round 4 to win a WBA heavyweight title eliminator
  • Efe Ajagba defeated Razvan Cojanu by TKO, round 9
  • Frank Sanchez defeated Joey Dawejko by unanimous decision (100-90, 100-90, 98-92)
  • Carlos Negron defeated Robert Alfonso by TKO, round 1
  • Zachary Ochoa defeated Angel Sarinana by unanimous decision (76-74, 77-73, 77-73)
  • Arnold Gonzalez defeated Traye Labby by TKO, round 3
  • Steven Torres defeated Alex Ajabor by KO, round 2
  • Francis Hogan defeated Brent Oren by KO, round 4

Sergey Kovalev’s Next Fight Announced:

Sergey Kovalev's first fight since losing his WBO light heavyweight title is set.

Golden Boy Promotions announced that Kovalev will fight Sullivan Barrera in a cruiserweight bout that will headline a DAZN card from the Fantasy Spring Resorts Casino on April 25.

Kovalev, a former unified champion at 175 pounds, last fought in November when he suffered an 11th round KO loss to Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas. the capped off a year that saw Kovalev win back the WBO title in February and then later defend the belt in Russia this past August before facing Alvarez.

Barrera is a former title challenger who has struggled to find consistent results inside the ring. After wins over Felix Valera and Joe Smith Jr., Barrera unsuccessfully challenged for the WBA light heavyweight title in 2018, getting stopped by Dmitry Bivol in the 12th round. After a bounceback win over Sean Monaghan, Barrera dropped a 10-round decision to Jesse Hart this past June.

But the fight between Kovalev and Barrera isn't the only notable one taking place on the card. Golden Boy Promotions also announced not one, but four title fights on the undercard. One such fight will feature WBO junior middleweight champion Patrick Teixeira defending his title for the first time against Brian Castano.

The next fight is a WBA "Regular" super featherweight title bout between titleholder Rene Alvarado and challenger Roger Gutierrez. Alvarado is coming off a seventh-round win over Andrew Cancio to win the title back in November while Gutierrez has won his last five fights.

In his United States debut, WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin will defend his title against Marco Rementizo. Menayothin holds the distinction of having boxing's longest active win streak, coming into the bout with a 53-0 record and having held the WBC title since 2014.

The fourth title fight announced will have IBF light flyweight champion Felix Alvarado face off against former world champion DeeJay Kriel. This will be Alvarado's second title defense since winning the title back in 2018 and Kriel is looking to become a two-division champion after a brief reign as the IBF minimumweight champion back in 2019.

On the undercard, former super featherweight titlist Alberto Machado will take on Cristian Baez, while Diego De La Hoya faces Manuel Avila and Shane Mosley Jr. makes his Golden Boy Promotions debut against Abraham Cordero.

News And Notes From Around The World Of Boxing: United States

- I spoke with former WBO junior welterweight champion Maurice Hooker ahead of his fight against Regis Prograis on April 17 on DAZN. Hooker changed his training team and is now with Brian “BoMac” McIntyre, who also trains WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford and WBO super featherweight champion Jamel Herring and tells me its been a vast improvement compared to his last setup. Originally, Hooker wanted to move to welterweight after his loss to Jose Ramirez last year, but decided to stay at junior welterweight to win a world title again before moving up. He told me the plan was to aim for another world title fight by the end of the year. If we’re to take a look at the current title picture, a rematch against Ramirez, who holds the WBO and WBC titles, would then likely be off the picture given that he has two mandatory title defenses coming up and unified WBA/IBF champion Josh Taylor also has a mandatory title defense in May, but beyond that, we don’t know what his future lies. The full interview will air on an upcoming episode of the Fightful Boxing Podcast

- The Jose Ramirez vs. Viktor Postol fight for the unified WBC and WBO junior welterweight titles has been rescheduled for May 9 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California and air on ESPN. The fight was previously set for February 1 in China but was postponed due to the coronavirus. Jose Pedraza vs. Javier Molina in a 10-round junior welterweight bout is the co-main event of the ESPN-televised main card.

- Matchroom Boxing announced that Filip Hrgović will face Jerry Forrest and Daniyar Yeleussinov will fight Julius Indongo on the Regis Prograis vs. Maurice Hooker undercard at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on April 17. Undefeated prospect Raymond Ford will also be in action on the undercard.

- Jamal James will face Thomas Dulorme for the interim WBA welterweight title in the main event of a PBC on FOX card from Minneapolis on April 11. The co-main event is David Morrell Jr. vs. Lennox Allen for the interim WBA super middleweight title. Undefeated prospect Joey Spencer will fight in the TV opener.

- DR Promotions has announced the signing of junior welterweight prospect Nahir Albright (7-1, 2 KO).

News And Notes From Around The World Of Boxing: United Kingdom

- Anthony Joshua's first fight since reclaiming his unified heavyweight titles has been announced. Joshua will defend his WBA, WBO and IBF titles against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev. The fight will take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on June 20. This will be Joshua's first fight of 2020 and the British star is coming off a rollercoaster year. Last June, Joshua suffered his first pro loss in his U.S. pro debut when he was stopped by Andy Ruiz Jr., who came into the fight as a replacement for the unbeaten Jarrell Miller after he failed a drug test. Afterwards, Joshua and Ruiz traveled to Saudi Arabia for the rematch last December in which Joshua outboxed Ruiz for 12 rounds and won back the titles with a unanimous decision win. Pulev had been waiting for years to get his shot at Joshua and the heavyweight titles. The two were actually supposed to have fought in the fall of 2017 in Cardiff, Wales, but was forced to withdraw from the fight due to injury. As a result, Pulev had to work his way back to title contention, winning an IBF title eliminator against Hughie Fury in October 2018. Since that win over Fury, Pulev signed with Top Rank Boxing and won his last two fights, both in the United States. The announcement came a little more than a week after Tyson Fury, another former unified heavyweight champion, won the WBC title with a seventh-round stoppage win over Deontay Wilder. A third fight between the two is likely taking place on July 18, less than a month after Joshua's fight, but that fight has yet to be formally announced.

- Matchroom Boxing announced that Katie Taylor will defend the WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF lightweight titles against multi-time world champion Amanda Serrano on May 2. The fight will be part of the card for the Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin card taking place at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The fight had been one of great interest from both sides for more than a year with Serrano fighting on numerous Matchroom Boxing cards. Serrano will be looking to become just the second woman in history to become the undisputed lightweight champion. Taylor first won the WBA title back in 2017 when she defeated Anahi Sanchez and later the WBO belt in 2018 and IBF belt in 2019. Taylor, a former Olympic gold medalist, became the undisputed lightweight champion in June 2019 at Madison Square Garden when she won a majority decision against Delfine Persoon. Afterwards, Taylor moved up in weight and became the WBO junior welterweight champion when she defeated Christina Linardatou this past November.

- Newly-crowned WBC super featherweight champion Terri Harper will defend her title against Natasha Jones at the Doncaster Dome in Doncaster, England on April 24 as part of a JD NXTGEN show that will air on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the United States.

- Scott Quigg has announced on social media that he is in fact retiring from boxing. Quigg said his loss to Jono Carroll on March 7 "showed me it was time to call it a day!" Added that he "can walk away with my head held up high!" The 31-year-old retires with a 35-3-2 pro record.

- Lee Selby will face George Kambosos Jr. in an IBF lightweight title eliminator at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff on May 9. Also on the card, James Tennyson faces Gavin Gwynne for the British lightweight title and Chris Billam-Smith faces Nathan Thorley for the Commonwealth cruiserweight title.

- Matchroom Boxing has signed Commonwealth super featherweight champion Zelfa Barrett to a promotional deal. Barrett, winner of his last four fights, will fight on the Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin undercard at the Manchester Arena on May 2.

- Former WBO light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Yarde will face Lyndon Arthur on the Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Joyce undercard on April 11 at The O2 in London. Arthur is coming off a win over Emmanuel Anim for the Commonwealth light heavyweight title last November.

News And Notes From Around The World Of Boxing: Rest Of The World

- Andrew Moloney was recently elevated from interim WBA super flyweight titleholder to “Regular” champion. He is currently scheduled to fight on April 17 in Oklahoma on a Top Rank card but that has yet to be announced. A source told me that an announcement is expected to be made by early next week. When talking to the source, I was told that his opponent would be Latino (which is at least half of the fighters on the WBA’s top 15 at super flyweight). From the looks of things, all signs point to Moloney’s opponent being Israel Gonzalez, which would check all the boxes for an opponent in Moloney’s first Top Rank fight of 2020. Gonzalez is highly ranked, on a win streak (most recently coming off a win over Sho Ishida in December), has challenged for a world title in the past and has fought on Top Rank shows in the past. We’ll see when the announcement is made. Now, if Moloney were to win his next fight, then the goal would be for him to fight Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, who is the current WBA “Super” champion at super flyweight. The source said Moloney and Chocolatito are supposed to fight within 120 days of April 17, which is around mid-August. There’s no certainty if that fight is going to happen, but Chocolatito has promotional ties to Teiken Promotions, who have a very good working relationship with Top Rank. It’s no guarantee, but the foundation is there to start negotiations.

- Don King Promotions won the purse bid for the WBA "Regular" heavyweight title bout between beltholder Mahmoud Charr and interim titleholder Trevor Bryan with a bid of $2 million. Per the WBA rules, the split should be 75-25 in favor of the champion. A number of dates and locations for the Mahmoud Charr vs. Trevor Bryan bout: May 23 in Las Vegas or New York and May 30 in Congo, Qatar or Saudi Arabia. Contracts with a date and location must be submitted to the WBA by March 22.

- Janibek Alimkhanuly will face Issah Samir in the ESPN-televised co-main event bout of the Artur Beterbiev vs. Meng Fanlong card on March 28. Heavyweight contender Oscar Rivas will fight on the ESPN+ undercard against Devin Vargas.

- WBC bantamweight champion Mariana Juarez will defend her belt against former unified super bantamweight titlist Jackie Nava on May 9 at a Zanfer Promotions show with the venue still yet to be decided.

- WBA minimumweight world champion Knockout CP Freshmart (real name Thammanoon Niyomtrong) defeated Norihito Tanaka to retain his title in Thailand by unanimous decision. Scores at ringside were 119-108, 120-107, 120-107.

- Top Rank has announced it has signed light heavyweight contender Maxim Vlasov to a promotional deal. Top Rank now has promotional ties to all four men competing in a tournament to crown a new WBO light heavyweight champion (Vlasov, Umar Salamov, Joe Smith Jr. and Eleider Alvarez). The first fight in this tournament, Vlasov vs. Salamov, will take place in the summer, but there’s no word on when Smith vs. Alvarez would take place, but it’s likely penciled in for the summer or early fall with the finals potentially taking place towards the end of the year or early 2021. With Top Rank having promotional ties to all four fighters, ESPN platforms will handle the broadcasting duties for every fight.

- The WBA has ordered Hiroshige Osawa and Hector Garcia to fight in a featherweight title eliminator. Both fighters have until March 15 to declare their intention to participate in the fight, 30 days from March 10 to negotiate a deal.

Fightful Boxing Rankings:

The Fightful Boxing Rankings are compiled by lead boxing writer Carlos Toro.

Pound-for-pound

  1. Naoya Inoue
  2. Canelo Alvarez
  3. Vasiliy Lomachenko
  4. Terence Crawford
  5. Oleksandr Usyk
  6. Juan Francisco Estrada
  7. Artur Beterbiev
  8. Gennadiy Golovkin
  9. Errol Spence Jr.
  10. Tyson Fury

Heavyweight

  1. Tyson Fury
  2. Anthony Joshua
  3. Deontay Wilder
  4. Oleksandr Usyk
  5. Dillian Whyte
  6. Andy Ruiz Jr.
  7. Joseph Parker
  8. Luis Ortiz
  9. Kubrat Pulev
  10. Michael Hunter

Cruiserweight

  1. Mairis Briedis
  2. Yuniel Dorticos
  3. Krzysztof Glowacki
  4. Ilunga Makabu
  5. Kevin Lerena
  6. Arsen Goulamirian
  7. Thabisu Mchunu
  8. Lawrence Okolie
  9. Noel Gevor
  10. Michael Cieslak

Light heavyweight

  1. Artur Beterbiev
  2. Dmitry Bivol
  3. Gilberto Ramirez
  4. Oleksandr Gvozdyk
  5. Sergey Kovalev
  6. Jean Pascal
  7. Eleider Alvarez
  8. Marcus Browne
  9. Badou Jack
  10. Joe Smith Jr.

Super middleweight

  1. Canelo Alvarez
  2. Callum Smith
  3. Caleb Plant
  4. David Benavidez
  5. Billy Joe Saunders
  6. John Ryder
  7. Anthony Dirrell
  8. Chris Eubank Jr.
  9. Lionell Thompson
  10. Avni Yildirim

Middleweight

  1. Canelo Alvarez
  2. Gennadiy Golovkin
  3. Demetrius Andrade
  4. Daniel Jacobs
  5. Sergiy Derevyanchenko
  6. Jermall Charlo
  7. Jaime Munguia
  8. Ryota Murata
  9. Matt Korobov
  10. Jeff Horn

Junior middleweight

  1. Jermell Charlo
  2. Jarrett Hurd
  3. Tony Harrison
  4. Erislandy Lara
  5. Jeison Rosario
  6. Julian Williams
  7. Brian Castano
  8. Patrick Teixeira
  9. Liam Smith
  10. Sergio Garcia

Welterweight

  1. Terrence Crawford
  2. Errol Spence Jr.
  3. Manny Pacquiao
  4. Keith Thurman
  5. Shawn Porter
  6. Danny Garcia
  7. Mikey Garcia
  8. Yordenis Ugas
  9. Sergey Lipinets
  10. David Avanesyan

The rest of the rankings are in the next page.

Junior welterweight

  1. Regis Prograis
  2. Jose Ramirez
  3. Josh Taylor
  4. Ivan Baranchyk
  5. Maurice Hooker
  6. Kiryl Relikh
  7. Jack Catterall
  8. Jono Carroll
  9. Viktor Postol
  10. Jose Zepeda

Lightweight

  1. Vasiliy Lomachenko
  2. Gervonta Davis
  3. Teofimo Lopez
  4. Richard Commey
  5. Robert Easter Jr.
  6. Devin Haney
  7. Luke Campbell
  8. Anthony Crolla
  9. Rances Barthelemy
  10. Zaur Abdullaev

Super featherweight

  1. Miguel Berchelt
  2. Leo Santa Cruz
  3. Joseph Diaz Jr.
  4. Jamel Herring
  5. Oscar Valdez
  6. Carl Frampton
  7. Tevin Farmer
  8. Rene Alvarado
  9. Andrew Cancio
  10. Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov

Featherweight

  1. Josh Warrington
  2. Gary Russell Jr.
  3. Shakur Stevenson
  4. Xu Can
  5. TJ Doheny
  6. Tugstsogt Nyambayar
  7. Kid Galahad
  8. Joet Gonzalez
  9. Jessie Magdaleno
  10. Jhack Tepora

Super bantamweight

  1. Daniel Roman
  2. Emanuel Navarrete
  3. Rey Vargas
  4. Guillermo Rigondeaux
  5. Brandon Figueroa
  6. Isaac Dogboe
  7. TJ Doheny​​​​​​
  8. Ryosuke Iwasa
  9. Stephen Fulton
  10. Tomoki Kameda

Bantamweight

  1. Naoya Inoue
  2. John Riel Casimero
  3. Nonito Donaire
  4. Nordine Oubaali
  5. Guillermo Rigondeaux
  6. Zolani Tete
  7. Emmanuel Rodriguez
  8. Juan Carlos Payano
  9. Jason Moloney
  10. Richard Espinoza

Super Flyweight

  1. Juan Francisco Estrada
  2. Roman Gonzalez
  3. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
  4. Jerwin Ancajas
  5. Kazuto Ioka
  6. Kal Yafai
  7. Aston Palicte
  8. Carlos Cuadras
  9. Andrew Moloney
  10. Francisco Rodriguez Jr.

Flyweight

  1. Artem Dalakian
  2. Moruti Mthalane
  3. Julio Cesar Martinez
  4. Charlie Edwards
  5. Ryoichi Taguchi
  6. Daigo Higa
  7. Cristofer Rosales
  8. Junto Nakatani
  9. Wulan Tuolehazi
  10. Giemel Magramo

Light flyweight/Minimumweight

  1. Wanheng Menayothin
  2. Hiroto Kyoguchi
  3. Ken Shiro
  4. Elwin Soto
  5. Carlos Canizales
  6. Pedro Taduran
  7. Hekkie Budler
  8. Wilfredo Mendez
  9. Felix Alvarado
  10. Knockout CP Freshmart
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