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March 2021: Heavyweight Joseph Parker was bumped out of the rankings in December 2019 and returns with a win over the undefeated Junior Fa. Parker wasn’t dropping any jaws with his performance, but it was still enough to put him over Tony Yoka and his nine bouts in the eyes of most but not all members.

Saul Alvarez has now had two fights in a row at super middleweight, which means he exits his #2 ranking at Light Heavyweight. It would be unwise for us to let him remain at the top of the rankings in this division given that it was only a foray in 2019. His next fight is already almost assured to be at super middleweight -a bout with Billy Joe Saunders (#6). We look forward to it but would prefer the #1 Alvarez to face the #2 Caleb Plant for the divisional crown. Gilberto Ramirez enters at #10.

Way down in Flyweight town, McWilliams Arroyo, who was bumped out at jr. bantamweight around the same time as Parker was from heavyweight, enters at #10 with a stoppage win over Abraham Rodriguez. Giemel Magramo, was knocked out in his last bout, is justifiably bumped out.

Strawweight Rene Mark Cuarto defeats Pedro Taduran to make his debut in the rankings at #6. Why so high? The contenders from #7 through #10 either haven’t fought since 2019 or lost their last bout. Leyman Benavides, whose last two bouts where against guys with woeful records, is bumped out.

P4P

Rank Name Nationality Record Division
1 Saul Alvarez MEX 55-1-2 (37) Super Mt/Lt Ht
2 Naoya Inoue JPN 20-0-0 (17) Bantamweight
3 Terence Crawford USA 37-0-0 (28) Welterweight
4 Oleksandr Usyk UKR 18-0-0 (13) Heavyweight
5 Errol Spence Jr. USA 27-0-0 (21) Welterweight
6 Tyson Fury * ENG 30-0-1 (21) Heavyweight
7 Gennady Golovkin KAZ 38-1-1 (34) Middleweight
8 Teofimo Lopez * USA 16-0-0 (12) Lightweight
9 Juan Francisco Estrada * MEX 41-3-0 (28) Jr. Bantamweight
10 Kazuto Ioka JPN 26-2-0 (15) Jr. Bantamweight

* 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 24-1-0 (22) 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 32-2-0 (27) CUB 5
6 Michael Hunter 19-1-1 (13) USA 6
7 Dillian Whyte 27-2-0 (18) ENG 7
8 Joe Joyce 12-0-0 (11) ENG 8
9 Otto Wallin 22-1-0 (14) SWE 9
10 Joseph Parker 28-2-0 (21) NZ

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 Ilunga Makabu 28-2-0 (25) COD 2
3 Krzysztof Glowacki 31-2-0 (19) POL 3
4 Kevin Lerena 26-1-0 (13) RSA 4
5 Thabiso Mchunu 22-5-0 (13) RSA 5
6 Aleksei Papin 12-1-0 (11) RUS 6
7 Michal Cieslak 20-1-0 (14) POL 7
8 Arsen Goulamirian 26-0-0 (18) ARM 8
9 Lawrence Okolie 15-0-0 (12) ENG 9
10 Mateusz Masternak 43-5-0 (29) POL 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 Joe Smith Jr. 26-3-0 (21) USA 3
3 Sergey Kovalev 34-4-1 (29) RUS 4
4 Jean Pascal 35-6-1 (20) CAN 5
5 Marcus Browne 23-1-0 (16) USA 6
6 Badou Jack 23-3-3 (13) SWE 7
7 Eleider Alvarez 25-2-0 (13) COL 8
8 Robin Krasniqi 51-6-0 (19) GER 9
9 Lyndon Arthur 18-0-0 (12) ENG 10
10 Gilberto Ramirez 41-0-0 (27) MEX

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 Saul Alvarez 55-1-2 (37) MEX 1
2 Caleb Plant 21-0-0 (12) USA 2
3 David Benavidez 23-0-0 (20) USA 3
4 Callum Smith 27-0-0 (19) ENG 4
5 John Ryder 29-5-0 (16) ENG 5
6 Billy Joe Saunders 30-0-0 (14) ENG 6
7 Danny Jacobs 37-3-0 (30) USA 7
8 Juergen Braehmer 52-3- 0 (38) GER 8
9 Fedor Chudinov 22-2-0 (15) RUS 9
10 Carlos Gongora 19-0-0 (14) ECU 10

Middleweight (160lbs/72.5kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN (Saul Alvarez abdicated 1/1/2021)
1 Gennady Golovkin 41-1-1 (36) 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 Jaime Munguia 36-0-0 (29) MEX 7
8 Liam Williams 22-2-1 (17) WAL 8
9 Maciej Sulecki 29-2-0 (11) POL 9
10 Chris Eubank Jr. 29-2-0 (22) ENG 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 Brian Castano 17-0-1 (12) ARG 2
3 Jeison Rosario 20-2-1 (14) DR 3
4 Julian Williams 27-2-1 (16) USA 4
5 Jarrett Hurd 24-1-0 (16) USA 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 Erickson Lubin 23-1-0 (16) USA 9
10 Patrick Teixeira 31-2-0 (22) BRA 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. 27-0-0 (21) USA 1
2 Terence Crawford 37-0-0 (28) USA 2
3 Manny Pacquiao 62-7-2 (39) PHI 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 36-3-0 (21) USA 7
8 Mikey Garcia 40-1-0 (30) USA 8
9 Kudratillo Abdukakhorov 17-0-0 (9) UZB 9
10 Vergil Ortiz Jr. 16-0-0 (16) USA 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 25-1-0 (21) USA 3
4 Jose Zepeda 33-2-0 (26) USA 4
5 Viktor Postol 31-3-0 (12) UKR 5
6 Ivan Baranchyk 20-2-0 (13) RUS 6
7 Pablo Cesar Cano 33-7-1 (23) MEX 7
8 Arnold Barboza Jr. 25-0-0 (10) USA 8
9 Robert Easter Jr. 23-1-1 (14) USA 9
10 Jack Catterall 26-0-0 (13) ENG 10

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 Ryan Garcia 21-0-0 (18) USA 2
3 Devin Haney 25-0-0 (15) USA 3
4 Richard Commey 30-3-0 (27) GHA 4
5 Luke Campbell 20-4-0 (16) ENG 5
6 Emmanuel Tagoe 32-1-0 (15) GHA 6
7 Yvan Mendy 46-5-1 (22) FRA 7
8 Gervonta Davis 24-0-0 (23) USA 8
9 Masayoshi Nakatani 19-1-0 (13) JPN 9
10 George Kambosos Jr. 19-0-0 (10) AUS 10

Junior Lightweight (130lbs/59kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN (since July 2008 when Manny Pacquiao abdicated)
1 Oscar Valdez 29-0-0 (23) MEX 1
2 Gervonta Davis 24-0-0 (23) USA 2
3 Jamel Herring 22-2-0 (10) USA 3
4 Joseph Diaz Jr. 31-1-1 (15) USA 4
5 Roger Gutierrez 25-3-1 (20) VEN 5
6 Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov 15-0-1 (12) RUS 6
7 Miguel Berchelt 38-2-0 (34) MEX 7
8 Rene Alvarado 32-9- 0 (21) NIC 8
9 Tevin Farmer 30-5-1 (6) USA 9
10 O’Shaquie Foster 18-2-0 (11) USA 10

Featherweight (126lbs/57.1kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN (since March 2005 when Manny Pacquiao abdicated)
1 Gary Russell Jr. 31-1-0 (18) USA 1
2 Mauricio Lara 22-2-0 (15) MEX 2
3 Can Xu 18-2-0 (16) CHI 3
4 Kid Galahad 27-1-0 (16) ENG 4
5 Emanuel Navarrete 32-1-0 (27) MEX 5
6 Tugstsogt Nyambayar 12-1-0 (9) MNG 6
7 Jessie Magdaleno 28-1-0 (18) USA 7
8 Josh Warrington 30-1-0 (7) ENG 8
9 James Dickens 30-3-0 (11) ENG 9
10 Eduardo Ramirez 24-2-3 (11) MEX 10

Junior Featherweight (122lbs/55.3kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
Guillermo Rigondeaux 20-1-0 (13) CUB ***
1 Murodjon Akhmadaliev 8-0-0 (6) UZB 1
2 Daniel Roman 28-3-1 (10) USA 2
3 Stephen Fulton, Jr. 19-0-0 (8) USA 3
4 Ryosuke Iwasa 27-3-0 (17) JPN 4
5 Ronny Rios 33-3-0 (16) USA 6
6 Brandon Figueroa 21-0-1 (16) USA 5
7 Azat Hovhannisyan 19-3-0 (16) ARM 7
8 Luis Nery 31-0-0 (24) MEX 8
9 Angelo Leo 20-1-0 (9) USA 9
10 Ra’eese Aleem 18-0-0 (12) 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 20-0-0 (17) 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 Zolani Tete 28-4-0 (21) RSA 5
6 Emmanuel Rodriguez 19-2-0 (12) PR 6
7 Guillermo Rigondeaux 20-1-0 (13) CUB 7
8 Takuma Inoue 14-1-0 (3) JPN 8
9 Jason Moloney 21-2-0 (18) AUS 9
10 Rau’shee Warren 18-3-0 (4) USA 10

Junior Bantamweight (115lbs/52.1kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
Juan Francisco Estrada 41-3-0 (28) MEX ***
1 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 49-5-1 (42) THA 1
2 Roman Gonzalez 50-2-0 (41) NIC 2
3 Kazuto Ioka 26-2-0 (15) JPN 3
4 Jerwin Ancajas 32-1-2 (22) PHI 4
5 Khalid Yafai 26-1-0 (15) ENG 5
6 Joshua Franco 17-1-2 (8) USA 6
7 Francisco Rodriguez, Jr. 34-4-1 (24) MEX 7
8 Andrew Moloney 21-1-0 (14) AUS 8
9 Carlos Cuadras 39-4-1 (27) MEX 9
10 Israel Gonzalez 26-4-0 (11) MEX 10

Flyweight (112lbs/51kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN (since October 2016 when Roman Gonzalez abdicated)
1 Moruti Mthalane 39-2-0 (26) RSA 1
2 Julio Cesar Martinez 17-1-0 (13) MEX 2
3 Artem Dalakian 20-0-0 (14) UKR 3
4 Sho Kimura 19-3-2 (12) JPN 4
5 Junto Nakatani 21-0-0 (16) JPN 5
6 Cristofer Rosales 31-5-0 (21) NIC 6
7 Jay Harris 18-1-0 (19) WAL 7
8 Muhammad Waseem 11-1-0 (8) PAK 8
9 Luis Concepcion 39-8-0 (28) PAN 9
10 McWilliams Arroyo 21-4-0 (16) PR

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 Felix Alvarado 36-2-0 (31) NIC 3
4 Elwin Soto 18-1-0 (12) MEX 4
5 Carlos Canizales 22-0-1 (17) VEN 5
6 Edward Heno 14-1-5 (5) PHI 6
7 Tetsuya Hisada 34-10-2 (20) JPN 7
8 Agustin Mauro Gauto 16-0-0 (11) ARG 8
9 Mark Vicelles 12-0-1 (6) PHI 9
10 Jesse Rodriguez 13-0-0 (9) USA 10

Strawweight (105lbs/47.6kg)

Rank Name Record – W-L-D (KO) Nationality Last Week
OPEN (since October 1999 when Ricardo Lopez abdicated)
1 Knockout CP Freshmart 21-0-0 (7) THA 1
2 Petchmanee CP Freshmart 35-1-0 (22) THA 2
3 Wanheng Meenayothin 54-1-0 (18) THA 3
4 Wilfredo Mendez 16-1-0 (6) PR 4
5 Victorio Saludar 21-4-0 (11) PHI 6
6 Rene Mark Cuarto 19-2-2 (11) PHI
7 Byron Rojas 27-4-3 (11) NIC 5
8 Simpiwe Konkco 19-6-0 (7) RSA 7
9 Ginjiro Shigeoka 5-0-0 (4) JPN 8
10 Nkosinathi Joyi 29-5-1 (19) RSA 9

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