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14 May 2019: *** Julian Williams (#7) executed a masterful strategy to defeat Jarrett Hurd, the top Jr. Middleweight in the world. The top man in the division now is Julian Williams. Hurd wants a rematch. We do too, albeit for different reasons: Right now, Williams and Hurd are the top 2 contenders in the division. If these placements remain unchanged, they fight soon, and an official winner is declared, the division will have a legitimate, historical, and singular champion of the world, the first since Floyd Mayweather retired in September 2015.

The top contender at Jr. Lightweight is Miguel Berchelt. Francisco Vargas wasn’t convinced after their war two years ago; so he tried again and after six hard rounds could not continue. Vargas drops from #5 to #9. We hope to see Berchelt face #2 Gervonta Davis and soon. The official winner becomes the legitimate, historical, and singular divisional champion–the first since Manny Pacquiao abdicated in July 2008.

The second best Jr. Featherweight in the world is Emanuel Navarrete. Isaac Dogboe, ranked #5, lost to him last December but was unconvinced and reportedly ashamed of losing. So he did what fighters do, and tried again. This time, he was stopped when his father was faced with a tough decision and made the right one, he threw in the towel and saved his already battered son from serious injury. Dogboe is now ranked at #8 but has nothing to be ashamed of.

Flyweight Moruti Mthalane demonstrated excellent technique in his unanimous decision against #8-ranked Masayuki Kuroda. Mthalane moves from #3 to #2 -within striking distance of a true championship contest- while Kuroda drops to #9. At 36 years old, Mthalane is competing at a very high level in a lower-weight class where fights can get frenetic, and that makes him an anomaly. We strongly encourage his management to pursue a fight with #1-ranked Kosei Tanaka. An official winner between #1 and #2 would give the division its first legitimate, historical, and singular champion since Roman Gonzalez abdicated in October 2016. ***

P4P

Rank Name Nationality Record Division
1 Vasiliy Lomachenko UKR 13-1-0 (10) Lightweight
2 Terence Crawford USA 35-0-0 (26) Welterweight
3 Oleksandr Usyk * UKR 16-0-0 (12) Cruiserweight
4 Saul Alvarez * MEX 52-1-2 (35) Middleweight
5 Naoya Inoue JPN 17-0-0 (15) Bantamweight
6 Gennady Golovkin KAZ 38-1-1 (34) Middleweight
7 Juan Francisco Estrada * MEX 39-3-0 (26) Jr. Bantamweight
8 Errol Spence Jr. USA 25-0-0 (21) Welterweight
9 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai THA 47-5-1 (41) Jr. Bantamweight
10 Leo Santa Cruz USA 36-1-1- (19) Featherweight

* Champions as recognised by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.

Heavyweight (+200lbs/+91kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN
1 Anthony Joshua 22-0-0 (21) ENG 1
2 Tyson Fury 27-0-1 (19) ENG 2
3 Deontay Wilder 40-0-1 (39) USA 3
4 Dillian Whyte 25-1-0 (18) ENG 4
5 Luis Ortiz 31-1-0 (26) CUB 5
6 Alexander Povetkin 34-2-0 (24) RUS 6
7 Kubrat Pulev 27-1-0 (14) BUL 7
8 Joseph Parker 25-2-0 (19) NZ 8
9 Adam Kownacki 19-0-0 (15) POL 9
10 Oscar Rivas 26-0-0 (18) COL 10

Cruiserweight (200lbs/91kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
Oleksandr Usyk 16-0-0 (12) UKR ***
1 Mairis Briedis 25-1-0 (18) LVA 1
2 Murat Gassiev 26-1-0 (19) RUS 2
3 Yunier Dorticos 23-1-0 (21) CUB 3
4 Krzysztof Glowacki 31-1-0 (19) POL 4
5 Andrew Tabiti 17-0-0 (13) USA 5
6 Denis Lebedev 32-2-0 (23) RUS 6
7 Kevin Lerena 22-1-0 (10) RSA 7
8 Maksim Vlasov 42-3-0 (25) RUS 8
9 Mateusz Masternak 41-5-0 (28) POL 9
10 Yves Ngabu 20-0-0 (14) BEL 10

Light Heavyweight (175lbs/79kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
Oleksandr Gvozdyk 17-0-0 (14) UKR ***
1 Dmitry Bivol 16-0-0 (11) RUS 1
2 Sergey Kovalev 33-3-1 (28) RUS 2
3 Eleider Alvarez 24-1-0 (12) COL 3
4 Marcus Browne 23-0-0 (16) USA 4
5 Artur Beterbiev 14-0-0 (14) RUS 5
6 Badou Jack 22-2-3 (13) SWE 6
7 Sullivan Barrera 22-2-0 (14) CUB 7
8 Joe Smith Jr. 24-3-0 (20) USA 8
9 Anthony Yarde 18-0-0 (17) ENG 9
10 Sven Fornling 15-1-0 (7) SWE 10

Super Middleweight (168lbs/76.2kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN
1 Callum Smith 25-0-0 (18) ENG 1
2 Gilberto Ramirez 40-0-0 (26) MEX 2
3 Chris Eubank Jr. 28-2-0 (21) ENG 3
4 Anthony Dirrell 33-1-1 (24) USA 4
5 Jesse Hart 25-2-0 (21) USA 5
6 Caleb Plant 18-0-0 (10) USA 6
7 David Benavidez 21-0-0 (18) USA 7
8 Saul Alvarez 52-1-2 (35) MEX 8
9 Jose Uzcategui 28-3-0 (23) VEN 9
10 John Ryder 28-4-0 (16) ENG 10

Middleweight (160lbs/72.5kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
Saul Alvarez 52-1-2 (35) MEX ***
1 Gennady Golovkin 38-1-1 (34) KAZ 1
2 Daniel Jacobs 35-3-0 (29) USA 2
3 Billy Joe Saunders 27-0-0 (13) ENG 3
4 Sergiy Derevyanchenko 13-1-0 (10) UKR 4
5 Jermall Charlo 28-0-0 (21) USA 5
6 Rob Brant 25-1-0 (17) USA 6
7 David Lemieux 40-4-0 (34) CAN 7
8 Demetrius Andrade 27-0-0 (17) USA 8
9 Ryota Murata 14-2-0 (11) JPN 9
10 Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam 37-3-0 (21) FRA 10

Junior Middleweight (154lbs/70kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN
1 Julian Williams 26-1-1 (16) USA 7
2 Jarrett Hurd 23-0-0 (16) USA 1
3 Tony Harrison 28-2-0 (21) USA 2
4 Jermell Charlo 31-1-0 (15) USA 3
5 Erislandy Lara 25-3-3 (14) CUB 4
6 Brian Castano 15-0-1 (11) ARG 5
7 Jaime Munguia 33-0-0 (26) MEX 6
8 Michel Soro 33-2-1- (22) FRA 8
9 Kell Brook 40-2-0 (26) ENG 9
10 Dennis Hogan 28-2-1 (7) IRE 10

Welterweight (147lbs/66.7kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
Open
1 Errol Spence Jr. 25-0-0 (21) USA 1
2 Terence Crawford 35-0-0 (26) USA 2
3 Shawn Porter 30-2-1 (17) USA 3
4 Keith Thurman 29-0-0 (22) USA 4
5 Manny Pacquiao 61-7-2 (39) PHI 5
6 Yordenis Ugas 23-4-0 (11) CUB 6
7 Danny Garcia 35-2-0 (21) USA 7
8 Kudratillo Abdukakhorov 16-0-0 (9) UZB 8
9 Sergey Lipinets 15-1-0 (11) KAZ 9
10 Egidijus Kavaliauskas 21-0-1 (17) LTU 10

Junior Welterweight (140lbs/63.5kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
Mikey Garcia 39-1-0 (30) USA ***
1 Regis Prograis 24-0-0 (20) USA 1
2 Josh Taylor 14-0-0 (12) SCO 2
3 Jose Carlos Ramirez 24-0-0 (16) USA 3
4 Viktor Postol 31-2-0 (12) UKR 4
5 Maurice Hooker 26-0-3 (17) USA 5
6 Antonio Orozco 28-1-0 (17) USA 6
7 Ivan Baranchyk 19-0-0 (12) RUS 7
8 Kiryl Relikh 23-3-0 (19) BLR 8
9 Pablo Cesar Cano 32-7-1 (22) MEX 9
10 Vergil Ortiz Jr. 13-0-0 (13) USA 10

Lightweight (135lbs/61.2kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN
1 Vasiliy Lomachenko 13-1-0 (10) UKR 1
2 Mikey Garcia 39-1-0 (30) USA 2
3 Robert Easter Jr. 21-1-1 (14) USA 3
4 Richard Commey 28-2-0 (25) GHA 4
5 Jose Pedraza 25-2-0 (12) PR 5
6 Rances Barthelemy 27-1-1 (14) CUB
7 Luke Campbell 20-2-0 (16) ENG 6
8 Teofimo Lopez 13-0-0 (11) USA 7
9 Raymundo Beltran 36-8-1 (22) USA 8
10 Devin Haney 21-0-0 (13) USA 9

Junior Lightweight (130lbs/59kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN
1 Miguel Berchelt 36-1-0 (32) MEX 1
2 Gervonta Davis 21-0-0 (20) USA 2
3 Tevin Farmer 29-4-1 (6) USA 3
4 Masayuki Ito 25-1-1 (13) JPN 4
5 Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov 14-0-0 (11) RUS 6
6 Eduardo Hernandez 28-0-0 (25) MEX 7
7 Andrew Cancio 20-4-2 (15) USA 8
8 Joseph Diaz Jr. 29-1-0 (15) USA 9
9 Francisco Vargas 25-2-2 (18) MEX 5
10 Alberto Machado 21-1-0 (17) PR 10

Featherweight (126lbs/57.1kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN
1 Leo Santa Cruz 36-1-1 (19) USA 1
2 Josh Warrington 28-0-0 (6) ENG 2
3 Oscar Valdez 25-0-0 (20) MEX 3
4 Gary Russell Jr. 29-1-0 (17) USA 4
5 Carl Frampton 26-2-0 (15) NRL 5
6 Abner Mares 31-3-1 (15) MEX 6
7 Can Xu 16-2-0 (2) CHI 7
8 Tugstsogt Nyambayar 11-0-0 (9) MNG 8
9 Kid Galahad 26-0-0 (15) ENG 9
10 Shakur Stevenson 11-0-0 (6) USA 10

Junior Featherweight (122lbs/55.3kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
Guillermo Rigondeaux 18-1-0 (12) CUB ***
1 Rey Vargas 33-0-0 (22) MEX 1
2 Daniel Roman 27-2-1 (10) USA 2
3 Emanuel Navarrete 27-1-0 (23) MEX 3
4 TJ Doheny 21-1-0 (15) IRE 5
5 Ryosuke Iwasa 26-3-0 (16) JPN 6
6 Shingo Wake 26-5-2 (18) JPN 7
7 Brandon Figueroa 19-0-0 (14) USA 8
8 Isaac Dogboe 20-2-0 (14) GHA 4
9 Tomoki Kameda 36-2-0 (20) JPN 9
10 Carlos Castro 23-0-0 (9) USA 10

Bantamweight (118lbs/53.5kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN
1 Naoya Inoue 17-0-0 (15) JPN 1
2 Luis Nery 29-0-0 (23) MEX 2
3 Zolani Tete 28-3-0 (21) RSA 3
4 Nonito Donaire 40-5-0 (26) PHI 4
5 Ryan Burnett 19-1-0 (9) NIR 5
6 Emmanuel Rodriguez 19-0-0 (12) PR 6
7 Takuma Inoue 13-0-0 (3) JPN 7
8 Nordine Oubaali 15-0-0 (11) FRA 8
9 John Riel Casimero 27-4-0 (18) PHI 9
10 Juan Carlos Payano 21-2-0 (9) DR 10

Junior Bantamweight (115lbs/52.1kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
Juan Francisco Estrada 39-3-0 (26) MEX ***
1 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 47-5-1 (41) THA 1
2 Donnie Nietes 42-1-5 (23) PHI 2
3 Kazuto Ioka 23-2-0 (13) JPN 3
4 Roman Gonzalez 47-2-0 (39) NIC 4
5 Jerwin Ancajas 31-1-2 (21) PHI 5
6 Khalid Yafai 25-0-0 (15) ENG 6
7 Israel Gonzalez 23-3-0 (10) MEX 7
8 Aston Palicte 25-2-1 (21) PHI 8
9 Andrew Moloney 19-0-0 (12) AUS 9
10 Alejandro Santiago 18-2-5 (8) MEX 10

Flyweight (112lbs/51kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN
1 Kosei Tanaka 13-0-0 (7) JPN 1
3 Moruti Mthalane 38-2-0 (25) RSA 3
2 Artem Dalakian 18-0-0 (13) UKR 2
4 Charlie Edwards 15-1-0 (6) ENG 4
5 Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar 14-1-0 (11) MEX 5
6 Cristofer Rosales 28-4-0 (19) NIC 6
7 Sho Kimura 18-2-2 (11) JPN 7
8 Muhammad Waseem 8-1-0 (6) KOR 9
9 Masayuki Kuroda 30-8-3 (16) JPN 8
10 Giemel Magramo 23-1-0 (19) PHI 10

Junior Flyweight (108lbs/49kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN
1 Ken Shiro 15-0-0 (8) JPN 1
2 Hiroto Kyoguchi 12-0-0 (9) JPN 2
3 Felix Alvarado 34-2-0 (30) NIC 3
4 Carlos Canizales 21-0-1 (17) VEN 4
5 Hekkie Budler 32-4-0 (10) ZAF 5
6 Angel Acosta 20-1-0 (20) PR 6
7 Ryoichi Taguchi 27-4-2 (12) JPN 7
8 Edward Heno 14-0-5 (5) PHI 8
9 Milan Melindo 37-4-0 (13) PHI 9
10 Tetsuya Hisada 34-9-2 (20) JPN 10

Strawweight (105lbs/47.6kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN
1 Wanheng Menayothin 52-0-0 (18) THA 1
2 Knockout CP Freshmart 19-0-0 (7) THA 2
3 Vic Saludar 19-3-0 (10) PHI 3
4 Byron Rojas 26-4-3 (11) NIC 4
5 Joey Canoy 15-3-1 (8) PHI 5
6 Simpiwe Konkco 19-5-0 (7) RSA 6
7 Jose Argumedo 23-4-1 (14) MEX 7
8 Melvin Jerusalem 14-2-0 (8) PHI 8
9 DeeJay Kriel 15-1-1 (7) RSA 9
10 Lito Dante 16-10-4 (8) PHI 10

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