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20 June 2017: *** The unfriendly rivalry between the two best Light Heavyweights and the two top P4P fighters in the world has concluded and not without controversy. Andre Ward’s strategy of fighting Kovalev from the outside, drawing him out and countering, and inside, where he sank a number of debilitating body shots deep into Kovalev’s gut, was paying off and he was pulling ahead when he landed a right hand that wobbled Kovalev and a series of body punches that had him in real trouble in the 8th round. Kovalev was bent forward and sitting on the ropes after the last punch landed; and referee Tony Weeks waved the fight off. The problem is that the last punch looked like it landed under Kovalev’s belt line (and on the “B” of “HUBLOT” that was stitched across the front of his trunks). Weeks could have halted the action, called it low, warned Ward, and gave Kovalev time to recover, or he could have called a knockdown given that Kovalev was sitting on the ropes. His decision to call off the fight altogether is prompting protests. We will monitor that. Ward, however, was in the heat of battle and deserves the benefit of the doubt. He gave boxing yet another magnificent performance and is clearly the better fighter.

Transnational Boxing Rankings Board sees this win as confirmation of what it has already declared -that Andre Ward is the P4P best fighter in the world. Kovalev drops to #3 and his loss also prompted his exit from the P4P List. Shinsuke Yamanaka enters.

Attention Light Heavyweight King Adonis Stevenson! You are expected to challenge Andre Ward first and foremost. If that fight cannot be made, then at least face Joe Smith Jr. or be reasonable with Main Events and go for Sergey Kovalev. Your reputation needs rebuilding and if you try to circumvent those three, the boxing world will see it for what it is. We don’t stoop to stripping champions, but we are perfectly willing to strip and replace nicknames that don’t fit. So be “Superman” and take the high road; don’t stoop toward the chicken coop.
Dmitry Bivol, a seasoned amateur with only ten professional fights stops Cedric Agnew who has over twice as many professional fights. Agnew barely made an argument until he was stopped in the fourth round. Bivol enters the light heavyweight rankings at #9 over Juergen Braehmer, who is coming off a loss last October.

Flyweight Masayuki Kuroda earned a close split decision over Takuya Kogawa (#8) and enters the rankings at #7. Kogawa exits. ***

Rank Name Nationality Record Division
1 Andre Ward USA 31-0-0 (15) Light Heavyweight
2 Roman Gonzalez NIC 46-1-0 (38) Jr. Bantamweight
3 Terence Crawford * USA 31-0-0 (22) Jr. Welterweight
4 Manny Pacquiao PHI 59-6-2 (38) Welterweight
5 Vasyl Lomachenko UKR 8-1-0 (6) Jr. Lightweight
6 Gennady Golovkin KAZ 36-0-0 (33) Middleweight
7 Saul Alvarez MEX 49-1-1 (34) Middleweight
8 Naoya Inoue JPN 13-0-0 (11) Jr. Bantamweight
9 Leo Santa Cruz USA 33-1-1- (18) Featherweight
10 Shinsuke Yamanaka JPN 27-0-2 (19) BW

* Champions as recognised by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.

 

Heavyweight (+200lbs/+91kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
TBRB Champion OPEN
1 Anthony Joshua 19-0-0 (19) ENG 1
2 Wladimir Klitschko 64-5-0 (53) UKR 2
3 Luis Ortiz 27-0-0 (23) CUB 3
4 Deontay Wilder 38-0-0 (37) USA 4
5 Joseph Parker 23-0-0 (18) NZ 5
6 Kubrat Pulev 25-1-0 (13) BUL 6
7 Carlos Takam 35-3-1 (27) CMR 7
8 Andy Ruiz 29-1-0 (19) USA 8
9 Christian Hammer 22-4-0 (12) ROM 9
10 Dillian Whyte 20-1-0 (15) ENG 10

Cruiserweight (200lbs/91kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
TBRB Champion OPEN
1 Oleksandr Usyk 12-0-0 (10) UKR 1
2 Murat Gassiev 24-0-0 (17) RUS 2
3 Denis Lebedev 29-3-0 (22) RUS 3
4 Krzysztof Glowacki 26-1-0 (16) POL 4
5 Tony Bellew 29-2-1 (19) ENG 5
6 Mairis Briedis 22-0-0 (18) LVA 6
7 Krzysztof Wlodarczyk 52-3-1 (37) POL 7
8 Maksim Vlasov 38-2-0 (21) RUS 8
9 Yunier Dorticos 21-0-0 (20) CUB 9
10 Marco Huck 40-4-1 (27) GER 10

Light Heavyweight (175lbs/79kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
TBRB Champion Adonis Stevenson 29-1-0 (24) CAN ***
1 Andre Ward 32-0-0 (16) USA 1
2 Joe Smith Jr. 23-1-0 (19) USA 3
3 Sergey Kovalev 30-2-1 (26) RUS 2
4 Nathan Cleverly 30-3-0 (16) WLS 4
5 Eleider Alvarez 23-0-0 (11) COL 5
6 Sullivan Barrera 19-1-0 (14) CUB 6
7 Oleksandr Gvozdyk 13-0-0 (11) UKR 7
8 Artur Beterbiev 11-0-0 (11) RUS 8
9 Dmitry Bivol 11-0-0 (9) RUS 10
10 Juergen Braehmer 48-3-0 (35) GER 9

Super Middleweight (168lbs/76.2kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
TBRB Champion OPEN
1 James DeGale 23-1-1 (14) ENG 1
2 Badou Jack 20-1-3 (12) SWE 2
3 Gilberto Ramirez 35-0-0 (24) MEX 3
4 George Groves 26-3-0 (19) ENG 4
5 Anthony Dirrell 30-1-1 (24) USA 5
6 Arthur Abraham 46-5-0 (30) GER 6
7 Lucian Bute 32-4-1 (25) CAN 7
8 Callum Smith 22-0-0 (17) ENG 8
9 David Benavidez 18-0-0 (17) USA 9
10 Andre Dirrell 26-2-0 (16) USA 10

Middleweight (160lbs/72.5kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
TBRB Champion OPEN
1 Gennady Golovkin 37-0-0 (33) KAZ 1
2 Saul Alvarez 49-1-1 (34) MEX 2
3 Daniel Jacobs 32-2-0 (29) USA 3
4 David Lemieux 38-3-0 (33) CAN 4
5 Billy Joe Saunders 24-0-0 (12) ENG 5
6 Avtandil Khurtsidze 33-2-2 (22) GEO 6
7 Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam 36-2-0 (21) CMR 7
8 Chris Eubank Jr. 24-1-0 (19) ENG 8
9 Sergiy Derevyanchenko 9-0-0 (7) RUS 9
10 Ryoto Murata 12-1-0 (9) JPN 10

Junior Middleweight (154lbs/70kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
TBRB Champion OPEN
1 Saul Alvarez 49-1-1 (34) MEX 1
2 Jermall Charlo 25-0-0 (19) USA 2
3 Demetrius Andrade 24-0-0 (16) USA 3
4 Jermell Charlo 29-0-0 (14) USA 4
5 Erislandy Lara 24-2-2 (14) CUB 5
6 Jarrett Hurd 20-0-0 (14) USA 6
7 Justin DeLoach 17-1-0 (9) USA 7
8 Michel Soro 30-1-1- (20) FRA 8
9 Jack Culcay 12-2-0 (11) GER 9
10 Erickson Lubin 18-0-0 (13) USA 10

Welterweight (147lbs/66.7kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
TBRB Champion Open
1 Manny Pacquiao 59-6-2 (38) PHI 1
2 Keith Thurman 28-0-0 (22) USA 2
3 Errol Spence Jr. 22-0-0 (19) USA 3
4 Kell Brook 36-2-0 (25) ENG 4
5 Shawn Porter 27-2-1 (17) USA 5
6 Danny Garcia 33-1-0 (19) USA 6
7 Jessie Vargas 27-2-0 (10) USA 7
8 Lamont Peterson 35-3-1 (17) USA 8
9 Felix Diaz 19-2-0 (9) DOM 9
10 Lucas Matthysse 38-4-0 (35) ARG 10

Junior Welterweight (140lbs/63.5kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
TBRB Champion Terence Crawford 31-0-0 (22) USA ***
1 Julius Indongo 22-0-0 (11) NAM 1
2 Viktor Postol 28-1-0 (12) UKR 2
3 Adrien Broner 33-2-0 (24) USA 3
4 Sergey Lipinets 12-0-0 (10) KAZ 4
5 Adrian Granados 18-5-2 (12) USA 5
6 Antonio Orozco 26-0-0 (17) USA 6
7 Regis Prograis 20-0-0 (17) USA 7
8 John Molina Jr. 29-7-0 (23) USA 8
9 Ohara Davies 15-0-0 (12) ENG 9
10 Anthony Yigit 19-0-1 (7) SWE 10

Lightweight (135lbs/61.2kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
TBRB Champion OPEN
1 Mikey Garcia 36-0-0 (30) USA 1
2 Jorge Linares 42-3-0 (27) VEN 2
3 Terry Flanagan 33-0-0 (13) ENG 3
4 Robert Easter Jr. 19-0-0 (14) USA 4
5 Anthony Crolla 31-6-3 (13) ENG 5
6 Raymundo Beltran 33-7-1 (21) USA 6
7 Dejan Zlaticanin 22-1-0 (15) MNE 7
8 Denis Shafikov 38-2-1 (20) RUS 8
9 Richard Commey 25-2-0 (22) GHA 9
10 Luke Campbell 17-1-0 (14) ENG 10

Junior Lightweight (130lbs/59kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
TBRB Champion OPEN
1 Vasyl Lomachenko 8-1-0 (6) UKR 1
2 Jezreel Corrales 21-1-0 (8) PAN 2
3 Miguel Berchelt 31-1-0 (28) MEX 3
4 Takashi Miura 31-3-2 (24) JPN 4
5 Orlando Salido 44-13-4 (31) MEX 5
6 Gervonta Davis 18-0-0 (17) USA 6
7 Francisco Vargas 23-1-2 (17) MEX 7
8 Jason Sosa 20-2-4 (15) USA 8
9 Takashi Uchiyama 24-2-1 (20) JPN 9
10 Jorge Lara 29-0-2 (21) MEX 10

Featherweight (126lbs/57.1kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
TBRB Champion OPEN
1 Leo Santa Cruz 33-1-1 (18) USA 1
2 Carl Frampton 23-1-0 (14) NRL 2
3 Gary Russell Jr. 28-1-0 (17) USA 3
4 Lee Selby 24-1-0 (9) WLS 4
5 Abner Mares 30-2-1 (15) MEX 5
6 Oscar Valdez 22-0-0 (19) MEX 6
7 Joseph Diaz Jr. 24-0-0 (13) USA 7
8 Scott Quigg 33-1-2 (24) ENG 8
9 Jesus Marcelo Andres Cueller 28-2-0 (21) ARG 9
10 Claudio Marrero 22-1-0 (16) DR 10

Junior Featherweight (122lbs/55.3kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
TBRB Champion Guillermo Rigondeaux 18-0-0 (12) CUB ***
1 Jessie Magdaleno 25-0-0 (18) USA 1
2 Nonito Donaire 37-4-0 (24) PHI 2
3 Rey Vargas 29-0-0 (22) MEX 3
4 Yukinori Oguni 19-1-1 (7) JPN 4
5 Jonathan Guzman 22-1-0 (22) DOM 5
6 Hugo Ruiz 36-4-0 (32) MEX 6
7 Shingo Wake 20-5-2 (12) JPN 7
8 Moises Flores 25-1-0 (17) MEX 8
9 Julio Ceja 31-2-0 (28) MEX 9
10 Shun Kubo 12-0-0 (9) JPN 10

Bantamweight (118lbs/53.5kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
TBRB Champion OPEN
1 Shinsuke Yamanaka 27-0-2 (19) JPN 1
2 Zhanat Zhakiyanov 27-1-0 (18) KAZ 2
3 Rau’shee Warren 14-2-0 (4) USA 3
4 Juan Carlos Payano 18-1-0 (9) DR 4
5 Jamie McDonnell 29-2-1 (13) ENG 5
6 Liborio Solis 25-5-1 (11) VEN 6
7 Zolani Tete 25-3-0 (20) RSA 7
8 Luis Nery 23-0-0 (17) MEX 8
9 Ryan Burnett 17-0-0 (9) IRL 9
10 Yonfrez Parejo 20-2-1 (9) VEN 10

Junior Bantamweight (115lbs/52.1kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
TBRB Champion OPEN
1 Naoya Inoue 13-0-0 (11) JPN 1
2 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 43-4-1 (39) THA 2
3 Roman Gonzalez 46-1-0 (38) NIC 3
4 Carlos Cuadras 36-1-1 (27) MEX 4
5 Khalid Yafai 22-0-0 (14) ENG 5
6 Jerwin Ancajas 26-1-1 (17) PHI 6
7 Luis Concepcion 35-5-0 (24) PAN 7
8 Norberto Jimenez 26-8-4 (14) DR 8
9 Juan Francisco Estrada 35-2-0 (25) MEX 9
10 Rex Tso 21-0-0 (13) CHN 10

Flyweight (112lbs/51kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
TBRB Champion OPEN
1 Kazuto Ioka 22-1-0 (13) JPN 1
2 Donnie Nietes 40-1-4 (22) PHI 2
3 Johnriel Casimero 23-3-0 (15) PHI 3
4 Daigo Higa 13-0-0 (13) JPN 4
5 Juan Carlos Reveco 38-3-0 (19) ARG 5
6 Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep 46-3-0 (31) THA 6
7 Masayuki Kuroda 27-7-3 (15) JPN
8 Moruti Mthalane 33-2–0 (22) RSA 7
9 Thomas Masson 17-3-1 (5) FRA 9
10 Andrew Selby 9-0-0 (5) ENG 10

Junior Flyweight (108lbs/49kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
TBRB Champion OPEN
1 Pedro Guevara 30-2-1 (17) MEX 1
2 Ryoichi Taguchi 25-2-2 (11) JPN 2
3 Carlos Canizales 17-0-1 (14) VEN 3
4 Kosei Tanaka 9-0-0 (5) JPN 4
5 Ken Shiro 10-0-0 (5) JPN 5
6 Milan Melindo 36-2-0 (13) PHI 6
7 Ganigan Lopez 28-7-0 (17) MEX 7
8 Akira Yaegashi 25-6-0 (13) JPN 8
9 Felix Alvarado 29-2–0 (25) NIC 9
10 Javier Mendoza 24-4-1 (19) MEX 10

Strawweight (105lbs/47.6kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
TBRB Champion OPEN
1 Wanheng Menayothin 47-0-0 (17) THA 1
2 Knockout CP Freshmart 15-0-0 (7) THA 2
3 Jose Argumedo 20-3-1 (12) MEX 3
4 Byron Rojas 19-3-3 (9) NIC 4
5 Carlos Buitrago 30-2-1 (17) NIC 5
6 Melvin Jerusalem 11-1-0 (7) PHI 6
7 Simphiwe Khonco 18-5-0 (7) RSA 7
8 Petchmanee Kokietgym 18-0-0 (10) THA 8
9 Tatsuya Fukuhara 19-4-6 (7) JPN 9
10 Leroy Estrada 16-2-0 (6) PAN 10

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