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23 May 2017: *** Jr. Welterweight king Terence Crawford just passed Manny Pacquiao on the P4P List and is now ranked at #4. A contingent argued that Crawford actually deserves to be ranked over Roman Gonzalez (#3) as well since Crawford looks like a world-beater and Gonzalez a former world-beater, but they were outvoted.

David Benavidez hit Rogelio Medina with a combination that ended the fight in the eighth round and it was highlighted all over ESPN. Benavidez, only 20, enters the Super Middleweight rankings at #9, bumping Andre Dirrell to #10. Dirrell, who won via disqualification in a bout with the dangerous Jose Uzcategui, was incapacitated after the last of a three-punch combination landed after the bell ending round 8 had rung. Dirrell seemed to be hurt by the first two punches of that combination (which were legal) and may not have survived the next round anyway. Martin Murray is bumped out.

Seventh-ranked Middleweight Hassan N’Dam got a lucky split decision over puncher Ryoto Murata in what many saw as a bad decision if not a robbery. Referee Luis Pabon missed at least two legitimate knockdowns scored by Murata. N’Dam should push for a rematch in the name of good sportsmanship and because he now has something to prove. For now, Murata’s “good loss” gets him into the top-ten.

Jr. Middleweights Austin Trout and Vanes Martirosyan exit the rankings after a year of inactivity and make room for Jack Culcay and Erickson Lubin, who were bumped out in April and March, respectively.

Thirty-five-year-old Raymundo Beltran stopped Jonathan Maicelo in two rounds and advances from #10 to #6 at Lightweight. Rances Barthelemy exits because he is now competing as a jr. welterweight, where he got what looks like a gift against Kiryl Relikh. Luke Campbell enters at #10.

Undefeated sixth-ranked Jr. Lightweight contender Gervonta Davis advances from #7 to #6 after making easy work (TKO 3) of formerly undefeated Liam Smith in London.

Featherweight Gary Russell Jr. advances from #4 to #3 after an impressive stoppage of a tough and determined former contender Oscar Escandon.

Eighth-ranked Flyweight Daigo Higa is now the sixth-ranked flyweight after stopping the formerly sixth- and now tenth-ranked Juan Hernandez Navarrete in six rounds in Japan. Vincent Legrant is bumped out and Thomas Masson, who just regained the European flyweight title, enters at #9.

Jr. Flyweight Ken Shiro took a unanimous decision over Ganigan Lopez and so takes his #5 ranking as well. Milan Melindo, who spent most of the last five years hanging around the lower-end of the division’s rankings, earned a more secure #6 after thrashing former flyweight king Akira Yaegashi in one round. Yaegashi drops to #10. Jonathan Taconing and Felix Alvarado are bumped out. ***

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ank Name Nationality Record Division
1 Andre Ward USA 31-0-0 (15) Light Heavyweight
2 Sergey Kovalev RUS 30-1-1 (26) Light Heavyweight
3 Roman Gonzalez NIC 46-1-0 (38) Jr. Bantamweight
4 Terence Crawford * USA 31-0-0 (22) Jr. Welterweight
5 Manny Pacquiao PHI 59-6-2 (38) Welterweight
6 Vasyl Lomachenko UKR 8-1-0 (6) Jr. Lightweight
7 Gennady Golovkin KAZ 36-0-0 (33) Middleweight
8 Saul Alvarez MEX 49-1-1 (34) Middleweight
9 Naoya Inoue JPN 13-0-0 (11) Jr. Bantamweight
10 Leo Santa Cruz USA 33-1-1- (18) Featherweight

* 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 34-3-1 (26) 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 28-1-0 (23) CAN ***
1 Andre Ward 31-0-0 (15) USA 1
2 Sergey Kovalev 30-1-1 (26) RUS 2
3 Joe Smith Jr. 23-1-0 (19) USA 3
4 Nathan Cleverly 30-3-0 (16) WLS 4
5 Sullivan Barrera 19-1-0 (14) CUB 5
6 Eleider Alvarez 22-0-0 (11) COL 6
7 Oleksandr Gvozdyk 13-0-0 (11) UKR 7
8 Artur Beterbiev 11-0-0 (11) RUS 8
9 Juergen Braehmer 48-3-0 (35) GER 9
10 Dmitry Bivol 10-0-0 (8) RUS 10

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 25-3-0 (18) 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
10 Andre Dirrell 26-2-0 (16) USA 9

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 35-2-0 (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

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 8
7 Justin DeLoach 17-1-0 (9) USA 9
8 Michel Soro 30-1-1- (20) FRA 10
9 Jack Culcay 12-2-0 (11) GER
10 Erickson Lubin 18-0-0 (13) USA

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 Kell Brook 36-1-0 (25) ENG 3
4 Shawn Porter 27-2-1 (17) USA 4
5 Errol Spence Jr. 21-0-0 (18) 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 John Molina Jr. 29-7-0 (23) USA 7
8 Ruslan Provodnikov 25-5-0 (18) RUS 8
9 Ohara Davies 15-0-0 (12) ENG 9
10 Regis Prograis 19-0-0 (16) USA 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 5
5 Anthony Crolla 31-6-3 (13) ENG 6
6 Raymundo Beltran 33-7-1 (21) USA 10
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

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 42-13-4 (30) MEX 5
6 Gervonta Davis 18-0-0 (17) USA 7
7 Francisco Vargas 23-1-2 (17) MEX 6
8 Jason Sosa 20-2-4 (15) USA 8
9 Roman Martinez 29-3-3 (17) PR 9
10 Takashi Uchiyama 24-2-1 (20) JPN 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 4
4 Lee Selby 24-1-0 (9) WLS 3
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 17-0-0 (11) 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 25-0-0 (17) MEX 8
9 Shun Kubo 12-0-0 (9) JPN 9
10 Cesar Juarez 20-5-0 (15) MEX 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 Anselmo Moreno 36-5-1 (12) PAN 8
9 Luis Nery 23-0-0 (17) MEX 9
10 Marlon Tapales 30-2-0 (13) PHI 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 8
5 Juan Carlos Reveco 38-3-0 (19) ARG 4
6 Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep 45-3-0 (30) THA 5
7 Moruti Mthalane 33-2–0 (22) RSA 7
7 Takuya Kogawa 28-4-0 (13) JPN 9
9 Thomas Masson 17-3-1 (5) FRA
10 Juan Hernandez Navarrete 34-3-0 (25) MEX 6

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
6 Milan Melindo 36-2-0 (13) PHI
7 Ganigan Lopez 28-7-0 (17) MEX 5
8 Akira Yaegashi 25-6-0 (13) JPN 6
9 Javier Mendoza 24-4-1 (19) MEX 7
10 Rey Loreto 23-13-0 (15) PHI 8

Strawweight (105lbs/47.6kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
TBRB Champion OPEN
1 Wanheng Menayothin 46-0-0 (17) THA 1
2 Knockout CP Freshmart 15-0-0 (7) THA 2
3 Jose Argumedo 19-3-1 (11) MEX 3
4 Byron Rojas 18-3-3 (8) NIC 4
5 Carlos Buitrago 30-2-1 (17) NIC 5
6 Melvin Jerusalem 11-1-0 (7) PHI 6
7 Saul Juarez 23-5-1 (12) MEX 7
8 Simphiwe Khonco 17-5-0 (7) RSA 8
9 Petchmanee Kokietgym 17-0-0 (10) THA 9
10 Tatsuya Fukuhara 19-4-6 (7) JPN 10

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