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20 October 2020: The true, legitimate, and singular Lightweight Champion of the World is Teofimo Lopez. Lopez surprised even those boxing fans and pundits who picked him to win because of -how- he won. Lopez and his father, with an assist by trainer Joey Gamache underscored the importance of strategy as they neutralized one of the P4P top 3 fighters in the world. Before the fight, Lomachenko challenged Lopez to “solve the puzzle of his style” and where most thought Lopez would throw the puzzle out the window and come in blasting, he instead outboxed him, taking at least 8 rounds according to most observers.

Lopez is a king at 23. Let’s hope he defends Duran’s old crown at least a few times in the division before heading north. He can do that without paying a dime to anyone in “sanctioning fees” because he is, undeniably, the division king with or without those those silly belts that Joe Tessitore loves so much.

Lopez also enters the P4P List. He has been placed at #7, just under Gennady Golovkin, though several members argued that he should be at #6 or even as high as #3. Lomachenko drops from #3 to #10. That was the majority vote. Half of the others argued that he should exit the rankings. The other half thought he should be higher, like #8 or #9. Manny Pacquiao, who hasn’t fought since July 2019, is bumped out.

With Lopez now lording over the lightweight contenders, a spot opens up. The board votes Javier Fortuna into #10.

Jr. Lightweight Arnold Barboza Jr. bumps out Robert Easter Jr. to take #10. He defeated Alex Saucedo on the undercard Saturday night.

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P4P

Rank Name Nationality Record Division
1 Saul Alvarez * MEX 53-1-2 (36) Middle/Lt HW
2 Naoya Inoue JPN 19-0-0 (16) Bantamweight
3 Terence Crawford USA 35-0-0 (26) Welterweight
4 Oleksandr Usyk UKR 17-0-0 (13) Heavyweight
5 Tyson Fury * ENG 30-0-1 (21) Heavyweight
6 Gennady Golovkin KAZ 38-1-1 (34) Middleweight
7 Teofimo Lopez * USA 16-0-0 (12) Lightweight
8 Juan Francisco Estrada * MEX 40-3-0 (27) Jr. Bantamweight
9 Errol Spence Jr. USA 25-0-0 (21) Welterweight
10 Vasiliy Lomachenko UKR 14-2-0 (10) Lightweight

* Champions as recognised by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.

Heavyweight (+200lbs/+91kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
Tyson Fury 30-0-1 (21) ENG ***
1 Anthony Joshua 23-1-0 (21) ENG 1
2 Deontay Wilder 42-1-1 (41) USA 2
3 Andy Ruiz Jr. 33-2-0 (22) USA 3
4 Alexander Povetkin 36-2-1 (25) RUS 4
5 Luis Ortiz 31-2-0 (26) CUB 5
6 Michael Hunter 18-1-1 (12) USA 6
7 Dillian Whyte 27-2-0 (18) ENG 7
8 Kubrat Pulev 27-1-0 (14) BUL 8
9 Filip Hrgovic 11-0-0 (9) HRV 9
10 Robert Helenius 30-3- 0 (19) FIN 10

Cruiserweight (200lbs/91kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
Mairis Briedis 27-1-0 (19) LVA ***
1 Yuniel Dorticos 24-2-0 (22) CUB 1
2 Krzysztof Glowacki 31-2-0 (19) POL 2
3 Ilunga Makabu 27-2-0 (24) COD 3
4 Kevin Lerena 25-1-0 (12) RSA 4
5 Andrew Tabiti 17-1-0 (13) USA 5
6 Thabiso Mchunu 22-5-0 (13) RSA 6
7 Aleksei Papin 12-1-0 (11) RUS 7
8 Michal Cieslak 19-1-0 (13) POL 8
9 Arsen Goulamirian 26-0-0 (18) ARM 9
10 Lawrence Okolie 14-0-0 (11) ENG 10

Light Heavyweight (175lbs/79kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
Artur Beterbiev 15-0-0 (15) RUS ***
1 Dmitry Bivol 17-0-0 (11) RUS 1
2 Saul Alvarez 53-1-2 (36) MEX 2
3 Joe Smith Jr. 26-3-0 (21) USA 3
4 Sergey Kovalev 34-4-1 (29) RUS 4
5 Jean Pascal 35-6-1 (20) CAN 5
6 Marcus Browne 23-1-0 (16) USA 6
7 Badou Jack 22-3-3 (13) SWE 7
8 Eleider Alvarez 25-2-0 (13) COL 8
9 Anthony Yarde 20-1-0 (19) ENG 9
10 Robin Krasniqi 51-6-0 (19) GER 10

Super Middleweight (168lbs/76.2kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN (since March 2016 with Andre Ward’s abdication)
1 Callum Smith 27-0-0 (19) ENG 1
2 David Benavidez 23-0-0 (20) USA 2
3 Caleb Plant 20-0-0 (12) USA 3
4 Saul Alvarez 53-1-2 (36) MEX 4
5 John Ryder 28-5-0 (16) ENG 5
6 Fedor Chudinov 22-2-0 (15) RUS 6
7 Danny Jacobs 36-3-0 (30) USA 7
8 Juergen Braehmer 52-3- 0 (38) GER 8
9 Lionell Thompson 22-5-0 (12) USA 9
10 Billy Joe Saunders 29-0-0 (14) ENG 10

Middleweight (160lbs/72.5kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
Saul Alvarez 53-1-2 (36) MEX ***
1 Gennady Golovkin 40-1-1 (35) KAZ 1
2 Jermall Charlo 31-0-0 (22) USA 2
3 Demetrius Andrade 28-0-0 (17) USA 3
4 Sergiy Derevyanchenko 13-3-0 (10) UKR 4
5 Ryota Murata 16-2-0 (13) JPN 5
6 Rob Brant 26-2-0 (18) USA 6
7 Kamil Szeremeta 21-0-0 (5) POL 7
8 Liam Williams 22-2-1 (17) WAL 8
9 Willie Monroe Jr. 24-3-0 (6) USA 9
10 Maciej Sulecki 28-2-0 (11) POL 10

Junior Middleweight (154lbs/70kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN (since Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s retirement in September 2015)
1 Jermell Charlo 34-1-0 (18) USA 1
2 Jeison Rosario 20-2-1 (14) DR 2
3 Julian Williams 27-2-1 (16) USA 3
4 Jarrett Hurd 24-1-0 (16) USA 4
5 Brian Castano 16-0-1 (12) ARG 5
6 Erislandy Lara 26-3-3 (15) CUB 6
7 Michel Soro 35-2-1- (23) FRA 7
8 Tony Harrison 28-3-0 (21) USA 8
9 Patrick Teixeira 31-1-0 (22) BRA 9
10 Erickson Lubin 23-1-0 (16) USA 10

Welterweight (147lbs/66.7kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
Open (since April 2016 when Manny Pacquiao announced his retirement)
1 Errol Spence Jr. 26-0-0 (21) USA 1
2 Manny Pacquiao 62-7-2 (39) PHI 2
3 Terence Crawford 36-0-0 (27) USA 3
4 Shawn Porter 31-3-1 (17) USA 4
5 Yordenis Ugas 25-4-0 (12) CUB 5
6 Keith Thurman 29-1-0 (22) USA 6
7 Danny Garcia 36-2-0 (21) USA 7
8 Mikey Garcia 40-1-0 (30) USA 8
9 Kudratillo Abdukakhorov 17-0-0 (9) UZB 9
10 Sergey Lipinets 16-1-0 (11) KAZ 10

Junior Welterweight (140lbs/63.5kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN (since March 2020 after Mikey Garcia made known his clear intention to campaign as a welterweight.)
1 Josh Taylor 17-0-0 (13) SCO 1
2 Jose Carlos Ramirez 26-0-0 (17) USA 2
3 Regis Prograis 24-1-0 (20) USA 3
4 Jose Zepeda 33-2-0 (26) USA 4
5 Viktor Postol 31-3-0 (12) UKR 5
6 Kiryl Relikh 23-3-0 (19) BLR 6
7 Maurice Hooker 27-1-3 (18) USA 7
8 Ivan Baranchyk 20-2-0 (13) RUS 8
9 Pablo Cesar Cano 33-7-1 (23) MEX 9
10 Arnold Barboza Jr. 25-0-0 (10) USA

Lightweight (135lbs/61.2kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
Teofimo Lopez 16-0-0 (10) USA
1 Vasiliy Lomachenko 14-2-0 (10) UKR 1
2 Rances Barthelemy 27-1-1 (14) CUB 3
3 Devin Haney 24-0-0 (15) USA 4
4 Luke Campbell 20-3-0 (16) ENG 5
5 Richard Commey 29-3-0 (26) GHA 6
6 Ryan Garcia 20-0-0 (17) USA 7
7 Yvan Mendy 45-5-1 (22) FRA 8
8 Emmanuel Tagoe 31-1-0 (15) GHA 9
9 Gervonta Davis 23-0-0 (22) USA 10
10 Javier Fortuna 35-2-1 (24) DR

Junior Lightweight (130lbs/59kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN (since July 2008 when Manny Pacquiao abdicated)
1 Miguel Berchelt 38-1-0 (34) MEX 1
2 Gervonta Davis 23-0-0 (22) USA 2
3 Joseph Diaz Jr. 31-1-0 (15) USA 3
4 Jamel Herring 22-2-0 (10) USA 4
5 Rene Alvarado 32-8- 0 (21) NIC 5
6 Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov 15-0-0 (12) RUS 6
7 Tevin Farmer 30-5-1 (6) USA 7
8 Masayuki Ito 26-2-1 (14) JPN 8
9 Kenichi Ogawa 25-1-1 (18) JPN 9
10 Miguel Roman 62-13-0 (47) MEX 10

Featherweight (126lbs/57.1kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN (since March 2005 when Manny Pacquiao abdicated)
1 Leo Santa Cruz 37-1-1 (19) USA 1
2 Josh Warrington 30-0-0 (7) ENG 2
3 Gary Russell Jr. 31-1-0 (18) USA 3
4 Can Xu 18-2-0 (3) CHI 4
5 Kid Galahad 27-1-0 (16) ENG 5
6 Emanuel Navarrete 32-1-0 (27) MEX 6
7 Tugstsogt Nyambayar 12-1-0 (9) MNG 7
8 Jessie Magdaleno 28-1-0 (18) USA 8
9 Oscar Escandon 26-5-0 (18) COL 9
10 Ryan Walsh 26-2-2 (12) ENG 10

Junior Featherweight (122lbs/55.3kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
Guillermo Rigondeaux 20-1-0 (13) CUB ***
1 Rey Vargas 34-0-0 (22) MEX 1
2 Murodjon Akhmadaliev 8-0-0 (6) UZB 2
3 Daniel Roman 28-3-1 (10) USA 3
4 Ryosuke Iwasa 27-3-0 (17) JPN 4
5 Brandon Figueroa 21-0-1 (16) USA 5
6 Ronny Rios 32-3-0 (16) USA 6
7 Angelo Leo 20-0-0 (9) USA 7
8 Azat Hovhannisyan 18-3-0 (15) ARM 8
9 Luis Nery 31-0-0 (24) MEX 9
10 Carlos Castro 26-0-0 (11) USA 10

Bantamweight (118lbs/53.5kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN (since March 1987 when Bernardo Pinango abdicated)
1 Naoya Inoue 19-0-0 (16) JPN 1
2 John Riel Casimero 30-4-0 (21) PHI 2
3 Nordine Oubaali 17-0-0 (12) FRA 3
4 Nonito Donaire 40-6-0 (26) PHI 4
5 Jason Moloney 21-1-0 (18) AUS 5
6 Zolani Tete 28-4-0 (21) RSA 6
7 Emmanuel Rodriguez 19-1-0 (12) PR 7
8 Guillermo Rigondeaux 20-1-0 (13) CUB 8
9 Takuma Inoue 13-1-0 (3) JPN 9
10 Oscar Negrete 19-2-2 (7) COL 10

Junior Bantamweight (115lbs/52.1kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
Juan Francisco Estrada 40-3-0 (27) MEX ***
1 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 49-5-1 (42) THA 1
2 Roman Gonzalez 49-2-0 (41) NIC 2
3 Kazuto Ioka 25-2-0 (14) JPN 3
4 Jerwin Ancajas 32-1-2 (22) PHI 4
5 Khalid Yafai 26-1-0 (15) ENG 5
6 Israel Gonzalez 25-3-0 (11) MEX 6
7 Joshua Franco 17-1-2 (8) USA 7
8 Francisco Rodriguez, Jr. 33-4-1 (24) MEX 8
9 Andrew Moloney 21-1-0 (14) AUS 9
10 Pedro Guevara 36-3-1 (21) MEX 10

Flyweight (112lbs/51kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN (since October 2016 when Roman Gonzalez abdicated)
1 Kosei Tanaka 15-0-0 (9) JPN 1
2 Moruti Mthalane 39-2-0 (26) RSA 2
3 Julio Cesar Martinez 16-1-0 (12) MEX 3
4 Artem Dalakian 20-0-0 (14) UKR 4
5 Sho Kimura 19-3-2 (12) JPN 5
6 Giemel Magramo 24-1-0 (20) PHI 6
7 Masayuki Kuroda 30-8-3 (16) JPN 7
8 Cristofer Rosales 31-5-0 (21) NIC 8
9 Jay Harris 18-1-0 (19) WAL 9
10 Luis Concepcion 39-8-0 (28) PAN 10

Junior Flyweight (108lbs/49kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN (since April 2011 when Giovani Segura abdicated)
1 Kenshiro Teraji 17-0-0 (10) JPN 1
2 Hiroto Kyoguchi 14-0-0 (9) JPN 2
3 Carlos Canizales 22-0-1 (17) VEN 3
4 Felix Alvarado 35-2-0 (30) NIC 4
5 Elwin Soto 17-1-0 (12) MEX 5
6 Edward Heno 14-1-5 (5) PHI 6
7 Tetsuya Hisada 34-10-2 (20) JPN 7
8 Agustin Mauro Gauto 15-0-0 (10) ARG 8
9 Mark Vicelles 12-0-1 (6) PHI 9
10 Jonathan Gonzalez 23-3-1 (13) PR 10

Strawweight (105lbs/47.6kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN (since October 1999 when Ricardo Lopez abdicated)
1 Wanheng Menayothin 54-0-0 (18) THA 1
2 Knockout CP Freshmart 21-0-0 (7) THA 2
3 Wilfredo Mendez 16-1-0 (6) PR 3
4 Byron Rojas 27-4-3 (11) NIC 4
5 Victorio Saludar 20-4-0 (11) PHI 5
6 Jose Argumedo 23-4-1 (14) MEX 6
7 Simpiwe Konkco 19-6-0 (7) RSA 7
8 Ginjiro Shigeoka 5-0-0 (4) JPN 8
9 Nkosinathi Joyi 29-5-1 (19) RSA 9
10 Leyman Benavides 18-6-1 (3) NIC 10

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