However, at the same time, a flock of bantamweights and super bantamweights have moved up, and the division is hotter than ever. Top Heavyweight Boxing Rankings are based on a continous digital calculation of all major World Heavyweight Boxing Ratings. Overview. Cloudflare Ray ID: 61d30c80580b17bb In an effort to provide the most up-to-date rankings, ESPN.com's division-by-division boxing rankings will be updated every Tuesday. Bold predictions for 2021: A new "Four Kings" era; Anthony Joshua-Tyson Fury will happen, Mikaela Mayer is already a world champ, but she wants more for herself, and for women's boxing, Why boxing is going to be different, and better, in 2021. 11. If you feel these ratings are inaccurate in anyway, or we have missed someone you … Alexey Egorov. Garcia then moved up to junior welterweight for the biggest fight he could get and dominated former four-division titlist Adrien Broner in a lopsided decision victory July 29. Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. The UFC Lightweight Division, in particular, limits fighters within 146-155 lb (66-70 kg). • Next: TBA, 7. (13-0-0) Vasyl Lomachenko. There were talks for a unification fight with Mikey Garcia (37-0) but Garcia turned it down. World Boxing Association Ranking for January - 2021 Search Rankings : Year 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 Olanrewaju Durodola. Lomachenko is still in it, but it appears he’s going to be frozen out by the top 135-pounders. Check out my rankings within each division by clicking on the links below. They met Sept. 23 on HBO at The Forum in Inglewood, California, and although Campbell turned in a good performance, he got knocked down and lost a close decision. Scram, Welters!In 2019, a new division is ready to take over the sport. In his return on Oct. 7, Crolla shook off the two-fight skid by winning an entertaining and competitive unanimous decision against Scotland's Ricky Burns, a three-division titleholder who returned to 135 pounds for the bout. Click here. Timeline The USA Boxing Rankings began December 1, 2016 and all boxers started with zero points. Lightweight Division Rankings The lightweight division had been in a state of flux for a while, with many of the best names either moving up in weight, or getting old and retiring. Rolando Romero. Ige stepped up 4 positions and I am not even in the ranking in the featherweight division, in a fight that the whole word knows that I won. Richard Commey (25-2) LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION (UP TO 135 POUNDS) 1. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. England's "Turbo" Flanagan made five title defenses, including one on April 8 against tough Russian contender Peter Petrov, whom he outpointed in messy fight. Canelo overpowers Smith in unanimous decision win, Frank Sanchez sends Julian Fernandez out the ring with a vicious KO, Frank Sanchez scores impressive KO of Julian Fernandez on the Canelo Alvarez-Callum Smith undercard. (47-5-0) Isaac Cruz Gonzalez. Take a hike, 160-lbs.! 9. Plant sweeps cards to retain IBF title vs. Truax, Boxer or spectacle? YouTube star Jake Paul to return to the ring in April, Real or not: Joshua-Fury biggest fight in '21; Mayweather-Paul too much of a sideshow, Devin Haney's picture-perfect 2021: 'I want to fight for all the belts', Boxing's all-redemption team: Why Vasiliy Lomachenko, Deontay Wilder and others can bounce back in 2021. Canelo Alvarez wants to unify at 168, but should he really close the door on a GGG trilogy? Luke Campbell (17-2) WBO NABO Jr. Welterweight Championship: Alamo-Beltran Kickoff Boxeo Telemundo 2021 Season. Next he will be featured on Showtime on the Errol Spence Jr.-Lamont Peterson undercard in a defense against former junior lightweight titlist Javier Fortuna (33-1-1). Could Joshua and Fury vacate their titles? Next: Feb. 10 vs. Luna, 9. After some stability had returned, a whole new flock of fighters moved up in weight, leaving the division … Ronaldo: I prefer boxing, UFC over football, Nakatani fights back from brink to beat Verdejo, Berlanga extends first-round KO streak to 16, Lawrence Okolie, Hughie Fury score one-sided victories, get closer to title opportunities, The remarkable KO streak of super middleweight Edgar Berlanga, 2013 BWAA Nat Fleischer Award winner for excellence in boxing journalism. Your IP: 126.96.36.199 These ranking sets have been generated by a recent version of the software, using recent data and will not match previously published issues of the rankings, especially since a majority of these generated sets are for dates much earlier than the site’s inception. Jorge Linares (43-3) Lee Smith/Reuters Boxing's welterweight division seemingly carried the sport for several years until the heavyweights caught fire in 2016/17. So Linares instead will return to HBO to defend his belt in a poor matchup against Mercito Gesta (31-1-2), who lost a lopsided decision to Miguel Vazquez in a 2012 world title fight and has done nothing of note since to warrant another opportunity. Mikey Garcia (37-0) Heavyweight - Cruiserweight - Light heavyweight - Super middleweight, Middleweight - Junior middleweight - Welterweight - Junior welterweight, Lightweight - Junior lightweight - Featherweight - Junior featherweight, Bantamweight - Junior bantamweight - Flyweight - Junior flyweight/Strawweight, Linares, who has won world titles in three weight classes and is one of boxing's most exciting fighters, headlined an HBO card on Sept. 23 and won a close decision against mandatory challenger Luke Campbell of England, to retain his lightweight title. Raymundo Beltran (34-7-1) Next: Jan. 27 vs. Gesta, 2. Yury Kashinsky. Fights we want to see in 2021, including Lopez-'Tank' Davis and, yes, Pacquiao vs. McGregor, Ryan Garcia proved he's more than a social media star, belongs among best lightweights, Sports and entertainment stars react to Ryan Garcia's TKO of Luke Campbell, Felix Alvarado retains title, but his twin brother, Rene, loses his by a point. As a cherry on top of the boxing sundae, a majority of the top fighters in that division — Garcia (21), Teofimo Lopez (22), Davis (25) and Devin Haney (21) — are 25 and under. Who is the best fighter regardless of weight class? Next: Jan. 20 vs. Fortuna, 4. If there is a lineal champion in the weight class, he is ranked No. 1 fights No. However, Andreev promoter Vlad Hrunov failed to meet the terms of the contract and the fight was canceled, so Commey instead will face Alejandro Luna (22-0) in the eliminator on the Sergey Lipinets-Mikey Garcia undercard. 10. With Terry Flanagan relinquishing his world title to move up in weight, Beltran is due to face former titlist Paulus Moses (40-3) for the vacant belt on a Top Rank ESPN card. Note: Results through Dec. 18. Terry Flanagan (33-0) Compiled by impartial, knowledgeable experts. By Jeff Aronow: Ring Magazine has come out with their new updated rankings for the lightweight division, and surprisingly, Ryan Garcia is ranked #2 above Devin Haney at the #3 … Dejan Zlaticanin (23-1) 12. They took me off from the lightweight division ranking. The media members were asked to vote for who they feel are the top fighters in … He signed with promoter Lou DiBella and was scheduled to travel to Kemerovo, Russia to face Russia's Roman Andreev (20-0) in a Dec. 9 world title eliminator for the right to become Easter's mandatory challenger. WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO boxing rankings. And with his superb combination of supermodel looks and menacing power, Garcia has made the 135-pound division easily the most exciting in boxing. Anthony Joshua removes doubt with Kubrat Pulev win, but is he ready for Tyson Fury? Richard Riakporhe. Follow us on Twitter for updates, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for exclusive interviews, lists, news updates, and predictions. Rankings were generated by a voting panel made up of media members. 7. Boxing is known for its various weight classes and myriad of championship belts. Next: Feb. 16 vs. Beltran, Sources: Lopez's next opponent likely Kambosos, Mayweather bout vs. YouTuber Paul postponed, Int'l Boxing Hall postponing ceremony again, Golden Boy cools talk of Pacquiao-Garcia fight, Pacquiao designated WBA 'champion in recess', Top Rank secures May 8 for Taylor-Ramirez fight, Sources: Canelo, Saunders agree to fight in May. Instead, he will return to headline a Showtime card when he goes for a world title in his fourth weight class against junior welterweight titlist Sergey Lipinets (13-0). Fury wins rematch vs. Wilder via TKO (1:49) Tyson Fury puts Deontay Wilder on the mat twice as he wins by TKO in the seventh round to remain undefeated and claim the WBC heavyweight championship. 1. Garcia also turned down a unification fight with Jorge Linares (43-3) despite Golden Boy meeting his deal requests. Spread the loveAssessing and Ranking Boxing’s New Four Kings In the 1980s, we had the legendary quartet of Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns, “Sugar” Ray Leonard and “Marvellous” Marvin Hagler. You can find out our Boxer Ranking Criteria by visiting our FAQ page (section: Boxing FAQ, Boxing Base/Boxing). Real or not: Ryan Garcia-Gervonta Davis next? Ghana's Commey is as tough as they come. He lost heart-breaking back-to-back split decisions to Robert Easter Jr. for a vacant world title and to Denis Shafikov in a title eliminator in 2016, but bounced back with a unanimous decision against Hedi Slimani in March. See ESPN's P4P rankings. How about Teofimo Lopez and Devin Haney? @ufc @danawhite — Edson Barboza (@EdsonBarbozaJR) May 20, 2020 Next: TBA, 6. LIGHTWEIGHT 135 Lbs / 61.23 Kgs LIGHTWEIGHT 135 Lbs / 61.23 Kgs ... Sadriddin Akhmedov won the World Boxing Association (WBA) Continental Super... Roger Gutiérrez is WBA Boxer of the Month . Anthony Crolla (32-6-3) How high is Shakur Stevenson's ceiling in 2021? Ability-wise, Lomahenko is still among the top fie in the lightweight division. Paulus Moses (40-3) You may need to download version 2.0 now from the Chrome Web Store. Please enable Cookies and reload the page. We’re always keen to hear the opinions of our readers – get in touch via Twitter/Facebook to give us your take on boxing’s best fighters. View the latest boxing rankings. Easter, nearly 6-feet with a long, lanky build and tremendous power, defended his world title for the second time on June 30 and won a hard-fought unanimous decision against longtime Russian contender Denis Shafikov. Next: Feb. 16 vs. Moses, 8. 3, the winner may be awarded THE RING belt if the […] Bad Left Hook Boxing Rankings (Oct. 19, 2020): Teofimo Lopez takes over the lightweight division New, 96 comments “The Takeover” has taken over at … Garcia, a former featherweight and junior lightweight titleholder, won his third world title on Jan. 28 in devastating knockout of the year-caliber fashion, scoring an extremely violent third-round destruction of then-unbeaten titlist Dejan Zlaticanin. Over the past few years in the Lightweight division, a group of supernaturally talented young fighters […] Now the featherweight division in boxing is one of the deepest […] How will Ryan Garcia fare in biggest test? He is due to travel to the United States to challenge Raymundo Beltran (34-7-1) on ESPN for the belt vacated by Terry Flanagan, who is moving up in weight. Inside the attraction of YouTuber turned fighter Jake Paul, Tyson Fury tops ESPN's British pound-for-pound rankings, Fury-Joshua and the British boxers who need to shine in 2021, The best boxing fights of early 2021: 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez-Estrada rematch right on top, Warren: Fury-Joshua fight in May, June 2021. Some of the older divisional lists are very small, or even blank, due to limited fights and/or limited data. Below is how UFC ranked the lightweight division before UFC 257, with Khabib the champion. Boxing Rankings Criteria. Boxing debate: Where should Ryan Garcia go from here? Miami,FL; Boxeo Telemundo kicks off on March 5th 2021 live with audience from Osceola Heritage Park events center in Kissimmee, FL. Garcia wants the biggest fight he can get and called out junior middleweight titlist Miguel Cotto, but when offered the bout for Dec. 2 he turned it down. The only site to list the top 15 ratings in the every weight division, including mandatories, boxer's records & country. Zlaticanin fought for the first time since on Dec. 14 and knocked out journeyman Hevinson Herrera in the first round on promoter Lou DiBella's "Broadway Boxing" card. In boxing, a weight class is a measurement weight range for boxers. (14-2-0) Jorge Linares. The UFC Lightweight Division is between the Featherweight and Welterweight Division. England's Campbell, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist, looked sharp on April 29 on the Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko undercard as he dominated former world titleholder Darleys Perez (who was overweight) for a ninth-round knockout in a title eliminator. The top class, with no upper limit, is called heavyweight in professional boxing and super heavyweight in amateur boxing.A boxing match is usually scheduled for a fixed weight class, and each boxer's weight must not exceed … • The USA Boxing Ranking System may also be used to determine seeding at USA Boxing’s national events. Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis (24-0-0) WBA World Lightweight Champion. This is our interpretation of the current British lightweight professional boxing rankings. Boxing has a new “Four Kings” scenario on its hands. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices. Tommy McCarthy. As professional boxing has four major sanctioning bodies (WBA, WBC, … Robert Easter Jr. (20-0) RATING PANEL / CHAMPIONSHIP POLICY Championship vacancies can be filled in the following two ways: THE RING’s Nos. TopHeavyweights.com and HeavyweightBoxing.com cover the past, present and future of Boxing's Heavyweight Division. Phoenix-based Mexico native Beltran, a former two-time world title challenger, has won five fights in a row, including a hard-fought majority decision against Costa Rica's tough Bryan Vasquez on ESPN on Aug. 5 on the Vasyl Lomachenko-Miguel Marriaga undercard. Full divisional ratings. Real or not: Did Garcia make a mistake in chasing Pacquiao? Pound-for-pound rankings: Did Canelo Alvarez jump Terence Crawford after latest win? Related Article Justin Gaethje Blames Dana White For Messy Lightweight Division Fightful has all of your MMA needs covered. Next: TBA vs. Hooker, 5. Next: TBA, 10. A mandatory defense against Felix Verdejo was called off multiple times for various reasons and won't happen because Flanagan has vacated his title and is moving up to junior welterweight to face Maurice Hooker (23-0-3) for one of the belts Terence Crawford vacated, probably April 14 in England.