Sherdog Boxing’s Pound-for-Pound & Divisional Rankings: October 2015

Divisionals

By Sherdog.com Staff Oct 12, 2015
Wladimir Klitschko is the game’s top heavyweight. | Photo: HBO Boxing



DIVISIONALS


Heavyweight -- Unlimited


1. Wladimir Klitschko (IBF, WBA, WBO)
2. Alexander Povetkin
3. Deontay Wilder (WBC)
4. Tyson Fury
5. Kubrat Pulev
6. Vyacheslav Glazkov
7. Bryant Jennings
8. Ruslan Chagaev
9. Tony Thompson
10. Erkan Teper

Other Contenders: Steve Cunningham, Joseph Parker, Bermane Stiverne, Carlos Takam, Antonio Tarver

Notes: No changes

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Cruiserweight -- 200 Pounds


1. Krzysztof Glowacki (WBO)
2. Grigory Drozd (WBC)
3. Denis Lebedev (WBA)
4. Marco Huck
5. Ilunga Makabu
6. Firat Arslan
7. Dmitry Kudryashov
8. Rakhim Chakhkiev
9. Victor Ramirez
10. Tony Bellew

Other Contenders: Mairis Briedis, Youri Kalenga, Beibut Shumenov, Oleksandr Usyk, Yunier Dorticos

Krzysztof Wlodarczyk has been inactive for a full year now, so he’s gone. Everybody below him moves up a spot and new at #10 is Tony Bellew. New bubble lister is Yunier Dorticos

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Light Heavyweight -- 175 Pounds


1. Sergey Kovalev (IBF, WBA, WBO)
2. Adonis Stevenson (WBC)
3. Bernard Hopkins
4. Jean Pascal
5. Juergen Braehmer
6. Artur Beterbiev
7. Andrzej Fonfara
8. Isaac Chilembra
9. Eleider Alvarez
10. Yunieski Gonzalez

Other Contenders: Sakio Bika, Marcus Browne, Nathan Cleverly, Thomas Oosthuizen, Edwin Rodriguez

No changes, though plenty of ranked guys are fighting each other in the coming months. Also, Hopkins will be inactive for a full year in November.

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Super Middleweight -- 168 Pounds


1. Arthur Abraham (WBO)
2. James DeGale (IBF)
3. Badou Jack (WBC)
4. Gilberto Ramirez
5. Andre Dirrell
6. George Groves
7. Robert Stieglitz
8. Fedor Chudinov
9. Anthony Dirrell
10. Callum Smith

Other Contenders: Blake Caparello, Rocky Fielding, Martin Murray, Dilmurod Satybaldiev, Felix Sturm

Badou Jack beat George Groves, so they flip-flop. Everybody else stays put but plenty of the ranked guys are fighting each other soon so changes are afoot.

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Middleweight -- 160 Pounds


1. Gennady Golovkin (WBA)
2. Miguel Cotto (WBC)
3. Peter Quillin
4. Andy Lee (WBO)
5. David Lemieux (IBF)
6. Daniel Jacobs
7. Billy Joe Saunders
8. Daniel Geale
9. Hassan D’Nam
10. Michel Soro

Other Contenders: Chris Eubank Jr., Jorge Heiland, Arif Magomedov, Dominic Wade, Maciej Sulecki

No changes in the top 10 but several matches between the guys are coming soon. Jermain Taylor has been inactive for a full year so he’s off the bubble. He’s replaced by Maciej Sulecki.

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Junior Middleweight -- 154 Pounds


1. Saul Alvarez
2. Erislandy Lara
3. Austin Trout
4. Jermell Charlo
5. Vanes Martirosyan
6. Jermall Charlo
7. Julian Williams
8. Carlos Molina
9. Willie Nelson
10. Ramon Alvarez

Other Contenders: Joshua Clottey, Jack Culcay, Brian Rose, Cornelius Bundrage, Jan Zaveck

Bundrage got destroyed by Charlo so badly that he drops to the bubble. Everybody below Bundrage moves up a peg and new at #10 is Ramon Alvarez. Ishe Smith lost again so he’s off the bubble. New bubble lister is Jan Zaveck

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Welterweight -- 147 Pounds


1. Manny Pacquiao
2. Kell Brook (IBF)
3. Keith Thurman
4. Timothy Bradley
5. Shawn Porter
6. Danny Garcia
7. Amir Khan
8. Sadam Ali
9. Devon Alexander
10. Diego Chaves

Other Contenders: Robert Guerrero, Dmitry Mikhaylenko, Jessie Vargas, Errol Spence Jr., Antonio Orozco

Mayweather has retired so he’s removed from his throne. Maidana has been inactive for over a year so he’s gone as well. Everybody from 2 thru 9 moves up a spot. Devon Alexander moves to 9; Diego Chaves to 10 off the bubble. New bubbler listers are Errol Spence Jr. and Antonio Orozco

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Junior Welterweight -- 140 Pounds


1. Viktor Postol (WBC)
2. Terence Crawford (WBO)
3. Lamont Peterson
4. Lucas Matthysse
5. Ruslan Provodnikov
6. Amir Imam
7. Mauricio Herrera
8. Jose Benavidez
9. Adrien Broner
10. Thomas Dulorme

Other Contenders: Cesar Rene Cuenca, Keita Obara, Eduard Troyanovsky, Chad Bennett, Michele di Rocco

Postol takes out Matthysse and moves up to #1. Matthysse drops to #4. Berthelemey is dropping to 135 to fight for the IBF title in December so he’s gone and is replaced by Thomas Dulorme. Also, Humberto Soto lost to Orozco and is off the bubble. New bubbler listers are Chad Bennett and Michele di Rocco.

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Lightweight -- 135 Pounds


1. Jorge Linares (WBC)
2. Kevin Mitchell
3. Denis Shafikov
4. Yuriorkis Gamboa
5. Dejan Zlaticanin
6. Sharif Bogere
7. Terry Flanagan
8. Argenis Mendez
9. Dante Jardon
10. Miguel Roman

Other Contenders: Petr Petrov, Darleys Perez, Diego Maldonado, Miguel Vazquez, Richard Commey

Both Richar Abril and Mickey Bey have been inactive for over a year so they are gone for now. Everybody below them moves up a spot so Linares is now #1. Also, Miguel Vazquez just lost to unranked Argenis Mendez so he’s cast to the bubble because of that and a previous loss in the year. New on the 10 are Terry Flanagan to 7, Mendez to 8, Dante Jardon to 9 and Miguel Roman to 10. New on the bubble are Diego Maldonado, Vazquez and Richard Commey.

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Junior Lightweight -- 130 Pounds


1. Takashi Uchiyama (WBA)
2. Takashi Miura (WBC)
3. Roman Martinez (WBO)
4. Francisco Vargas
5. Javier Fortuna
6. Jose Pedraza (IBF)
7. Romain Jacob
8. Orlando Salido
9. Bryan Vasquez
10. Rikki Naito

Other Contenders: Andres Gutierrez, Oscar Valdez, Stephen Smith, Eden Sonsona, Jonathan Oquendo

Martinez and Salido fight to a draw so they stay put. Jhonny lost to Oquendo and lost early in 2015 so he’s gone to the bubble. Oscar Valdez is added to the bubble as well.

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Featherweight -- 126 Pounds


1. Nicholas Walters
2. Vasyl Lomachenko (WBO)
3. Gary Russell Jr. (WBC)
4. Leo Santa Cruz
5. Lee Selby (IBF)
6. Abner Mares
7. Jesus Cuellar (WBA)
8. Jayson Velez
9. Simpiwe Vetyeka
10. Evgeny Gradovich

Other Contenders: Satoshi Hosono, Eric Hunter, Fernando Montiel, Thabo Sanjica, Marvin Sonsona

Santa Cruz beats Mares but since it wasn’t a slaughter, they stay put. No other changes.

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Junior Featherweight -- 122 Pounds


1. Guillermo Rigondeaux (WBO, WBA)
2. Scott Quigg
3. Carl Frampton (IBF)
4. Genesis Servania
5. Nonito Donaire
6. Rey Vargas
7. Jessie Magdaleno
8. Shingo Wake
9. Albert Pagara
10. Julio Ceja

Other Contenders: Joseph Diaz, Edivaldo Ortega, Hairon Socarras, Moises Flores, Diego De La Hoya

Chris Avalos lost to Valdez in Sept. so he’s off the bubble. Hugo Ruiz also got KO’ed by Ceja so he’s gone, too. New bubbler listers are Moises Flores and Diego de la Hoya

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Bantamweight -- 118 Pounds


1. Shinsuke Yamanaka (WBC)
2. Juan Carlos Payano
3. Randy Caballero (IBF)
4. Jamie McDonnell (WBA)
5. Anselmo Moreno
6. Tomoki Kameda
7. Lee Haskins
8. Suriyan Sor Rungvisai
9. Pungluang Sor Singyu (WBO)
10. Ryo Matsumoto

Other Contenders: Jason Canoy, Rodrigo Guerrero, Shohei Omori, Nickolay Potapov, Liborio Solis

#4 Anselmo Moreno drops a spot for losing to #1 Yamanaka. We’d normally keep him in place for losing to the top guy, but #5 McDonnell was impressive in toppling #6 Kameda, so McDonnell and Moreno switch spots. Also, #8 Malcolm Tunacao has been inactive for a year now so he’s gone. Those below him move up a spot and new at #10 is Ryo Matsumoto. New bubbler is Liborio Solis. Also, bubbler Nickolay Potapov will be inactive in November so he’s in danger of being booted.

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Junior Bantamweight -- 115 Pounds


1. Naoya Inoue (WBO)
2. Carlos Cuadras (WBC)
3. Zolani Tete
4. Omar Narvaez
5. McJoe Arroyo (IBF)
6. Koki Kameda
7. Oleydong Sithsamerchai
8. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
9. Kohei Kono (WBA)
10. Felipe Orucuta

Other Contenders: Sho Ishida, Suguru Muranaka, Lwandile Sityatha, Arthur Villanueva, Luis Concepcion

Bubbler David Sanchez got beaten by Luis Concepcion. With that said, Concepcion obviously replaces him on the bubble.

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Flyweight -- 112 Pounds


1. Roman Gonzalez (WBC)
2. Juan Francisco Estrada (WBA, WBO)
3. Amnat Ruenroeng (IBF)
4. Moruti Mthalane
5. Kazuto Ioka
6. Brian Viloria
7. Juan Carlos Reveco
8. Akira Yaegashi
9. Edgar Sosa
10. McWilliams Arroyo

Other Contenders: Nawaphon Por Chokchai, Moises Fuentes, Juan Hernandez, Makazole Tete, Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym

#4 Moruti Mthalane is dangerously close to being inactive for a full year. On that note, #10 Giovani Segura has already been out for over a year so he’s gone. With that said, McWilliams Arroyo slides into the 10 spot. New bubbler is Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym

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Junior Flyweight -- 108 Pounds


1. Donnie Nietes (WBO)
2. Pedro Guevara (WBC)
3. Ryoichi Taguchi (WBA)
4. Javier Mendoza (IBF)
5. Randy Petalcorin
6. Milan Melindo
7. Alberto Rossel
8. Rey Loreto
9. Yu Kimura
10. Ganigan Lopez

Other Contenders: Felix Alvarado, Raul Garcia, Paipharob Kokietgym, Francisco Rodriguez, Jonathan Taconing

No changes

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Strawweight -- 105 Pounds


1. Hekkie Budler (WBA)
2. Wanheng Menayothin (WBC)
3. Katsunari Takayama (IBF)
4. Knockout CP Freshmart
5. Kosei Tanaka (WBO)
6. Carlos Buitrago
7. Chao Zhong Xiong
8. Denver Cuello
9. Ryuji Hara
10. Go Odaira

Other Contenders: Byron Rojas, Takumi Sakae, Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr., Jesus Silvestre, Siyabonga Siyo

#6 Ryuji Hara was taken out in the eighth by #3 Takayama, so he drops to #9.

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