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The cheetahpants April 2014 Boxing Rankings

Originally, I thought I'd wait 30 days and post an April rankings, but that would have me posting April rankings on April 28.

Ideally, I'd be posting May rankings on Monday, May 5th.

So I decided to cut the difference between March 28th for March Rankings, and May 5th for May rankings, and put out my April rankings in the middle of April.

March rankings here: http://www.badlefthook.com/2014/3/28/5557556/the-cheetahpants-march-2014-boxing-rankings

Rule #1: The titlists are separate.
Rule #2: I made these rankings with Boxrec + my experience having viewed the fights or surveyed public opinion on the internet.
Rule #3: You win you're in, you lose you're out - unless your win or loss is a bullshit boxing robbery.

Decided to introduce "in the dugout" to imply that they're waiting on a win to become ranked in the top #10.

Also wanted to point out my note of Naoya Inoue becoming WBC Light Flyweight champion in his sixth fight, since a lot of people might not read about the lower weight divisions. This is REALLY IMPRESSIVE to me.

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HEAVYWEIGHT:

WBA/WBO/IBF:
Wladimir Klitscko
WBC: VACANT [winner of Stiverne vs Arreola II]

#1. Kubrat Pulev
#2. Tyson Fury
#3. Vyacheslav Glazkov
#4. Dereck Chisora
#5. Deontay Wilder
#6. Tony Thompson
#7. Steve Cunningham
#8. Bryant Jennings
#9. Carlos Takam
#10. Andy Ruiz

CHANGES:
Steve Cunningham beat Amir Mansour, so he gets in - which bumps Lucas Browne out.

WAITING IN THE DUGOUT:
Lucas Browne, Christian Hammer, Erkan Teper, Mike Perez, Alexander Povetkin, Tomasz Adamek, Odlanier Solis, Johnathon Banks.

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CRUISERWEIGHT:

IBF: Yoan Hernandez
WBO: Marco Huck
WBC: Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
WBA: Denis Lebedev

#1. Guillermo Jones
#2. Thabiso Mchunu
#3. Ola Afolabi
#4. Grigory Drozd
#5. Tony Bellew
#6. Ilunga Makabu
#7. Ovill McKenzie
#8. Danie Venter
#9. Pawel Kolodziej
#10. David Aloua

CHANGES:
Ovill McKenzie beat Tony Conquest. Also, David Aloua beat Brad Pitt. So this bumps both Rakhim Chakhiev and Yunier Dorticos out.

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LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT:

IBF: Bernard Hopkins
WBC: Adonis Stevenson
WBO: Sergey Kovalev
WBA: Beibut Shumenov

#1. Jean Pascal
#2. Juergen Braehmer
#3. Isaac Chilemba
#4. Andrzej Fonfara
#5. Blake Caparello
#6. Eleider Alvarez
#7. Thomas Williams
#8. Dmitry Sukhotsky
#9. Robert Berridge
#10. Nadjib Mohammedi

CHANGES:
Enzo Maccarinelli lost to Juergen Braehmer which pushes Enzo out, and bumps Braehmer up. Agnew also got completely dominated by Kovalev, so he drops out. This makes room for both Robert Berridge and Nadjib Mohammedi.

WAITING IN THE DUGOUT:
Chad Dawson,Tavoris Cloud, Thomas Oosthuizen, Edwin Rodriguez.

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SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT:

WBA: Andre Ward
IBF: Carl Froch
WBO: Arthur Abraham
WBC: Sakio Bika

#1. George Groves
#2. James DeGale
#3. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
#4. Fedor Chudinov
#5. Brandon Gonzales
#6. Gilberto Ramirez
#7. Maxim Vlasov
#8. Christopher Rebrasse
#9. Marco Antonio Periban
#10. J'Leon Love

CHANGES:
I realized something as I stared at Jose Uzcategui's name. "What are you doing here?! You're a middleweight!" So I dropped him down to middleweight. Seriously, this guy is a middleweight. I have no idea why Boxrec has him at Super Middleweight. Him dropping out makes room for Gilberto Ramirez who won "big" on ESPN FNF this last week.

WAITING IN THE DUGOUT:
Robert Stieglitz, Mikkel Kessler, Anthony Dirrell, Ezequiel Maderna, Lucian Bute.

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MIDDLEWEIGHT:

WBC: Sergio Martinez
WBA: Gennady Golovkin
IBF: Felix Sturm
WBO: Peter Quillin

#1. Daniel Geale
#2. Sam Soliman
#3. Martin Murray
#4. Marco Antonio Rubio
#5. Jose Uzcategui
#6. Matthew Macklin
#7. Hassan N'Dam
#8. Jarrod Fletcher
#9. Matt Korobov
#10. Jorge Heiland

CHANGES:
I guess Boxrec recalculated some stuff over the last few weeks, because on inserting Jose Uzcategui correctly at middleweight, you'd think this would force Jorge Heiland out. But nope. Looks like Lukas Konecny drops out. Also, although Curtis Stevens stopped Tureano Johnson, it didn't impact his Boxrec score at all, so I guess he doesn't get any boost from that win.

WAITING IN THE DUGOUT:
Miguel Cotto, Willie Nelson, Brian Vera.

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LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT:

WBA/WBC: Floyd Mayweather
IBF: Carlos Molina
WBO: Demetrius Andrade

#1. Canelo Alvarez
#2. Erislandy Lara
#3. K9 Bundrage
#4. Jermell Charlo
#5. Vanes Martirosyan
#6. James Kirkland
#7. Joshua Clottey
#8. Brian Rose
#9. Zaurbek Baysangurov
#10. Sergey Rabchenko

CHANGES:
YES. Anthony Mundine lost, so I don't have to come up for some bullshit convoluted explanation for why he is #3 in the world. Oh thank you god~ So that puts Joshua Clottey in the top#10. Also, former WBO titlist Zaurbek Baysangurov won a fight over the weekend, so he is re-ranked. These two additions would actually bump out Sergey Rabchenko... but I decided to bump out Willie Nelson instead. Nelson hasn't fought in 10 months, with nothing scheduled. And when he did have a fight scheduled back in December before he injured his arm, he was moving to 160lbs.

WAITING IN THE DUGOUT:
Austin Trout, Ishe Smith.

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WELTERWEIGHT:

WBC: Floyd Mayweather
WBO: Manny Pacquiao
WBA: Marcos Maidana
IBF: Shawn Porter

#1. Kell Brook
#2. Keith Thurman
#3. Paulie Malignaggi
#4. Leonard Bundu
#5. Chris van Heerden
#6. Carlos Abregu
#7. Randall Bailey
#8. Frankie Gavin
#9. Ray Robinson
#10. Luis Collazo

CHANGES:
Obviously, Pacquiao beat Bradley to reclaim his WBO title over the weekend. Him moving out of the #1 spot makes room for Luis Collazo at #10.

WAITING IN THE DUGOUT:
Juan Manuel Marquez, Timothy Bradley, Robert Guerrero, Devon Alexander, Adrien Broner, Brandon Rios, Jesus Soto Karass, Mike Alvarado, Amir Khan.

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LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT:

WBA/WBC: Danny Garcia
WBO: Ruslan Provodnikov
IBF: Lamont Peterson

#1. Jessie Vargas
#2. Viktor Postol
#3. Antonio DeMarco
#4. Humberto Soto
#5. Mauricio Herrera
#6. Selcuk Aydin
#7. Cesar Cuenca
#8. Thomas Dulorme
#9. Fernando Angulo
#10. Edner Cherry

CHANGES:
Vargas beat Allakhverdiev. A lot of people had Khabib winning, apparently, but I had Jessie outworking him. This doesn't really move him in the rankings, but does make his #1 spot seem less like bullshit. Really it's the #2 spot under Matthyse, so. I also decided to move Amir Khan out of the 140lb rankings since.. he's not really going to fight here again probably. Just moved him into the dugout at 147lbs. These changes make room for Thomas Dulorme after his "big" win over Karim Mayfeld, and also Edner Cherry at the bottom.

WAITING IN THE DUGOUT:
Lucas Matthyse.

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LIGHTWEIGHT:

IBF: Miguel Vazquez
WBO: Terence Crawford
WBA: Richar Abril
WBC: Omar Figueroa

#1. Ray Beltran
#2. Yuriorkis Gamboa
#3. Hank Lundy
#4. Daniel Estrada
#5. Rustam Nugaev
#6. Miguel Roman
#7. Paulus Moses
#8. Ammeth Diaz
#9. Xolisani Ndongeni
#10. Edis Tatli

CHANGES:
Even though Ray Beltran beat Arash Usmanee over the weekend, it doesn't really change his positioning any. He's already the #1 contender, so.

WAITING IN THE DUGOUT:
Ricky Burns, Denis Shafikov.

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SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT:

WBO: Mikey Garcia
WBA: Takashi Uchiyama
WBC: Takashi Miura
IBF: Argenis Mendez

#1. Juanma Lopez
#2. Bryan Vasquez
#3. Javier Fortuna
#4. Diego Magdaleno
#5. Rances Barthelemy
#6. Stephen Smith
#7. Fernando Montiel
#8. Jerry Belmontes
#9. Juan Antonio Rodriguez
#10. Jomthong Chuwatana

CHANGES:
I was kind of breaking my own rules. Orlando Salido hasn't beaten anyone at 130lbs... he just weighed in over, and beat someone at 126lbs. So I decided to put him in the dugout, since it is assumed his next career move will be to fight at 130lbs. Bryan Vasquez big win over the weekend has him moving up to fill the #2 spot under Juanma. Also, apparently Satoshi Hosono moved down to Featherweight again. So his exit makes room for Juan Antonio Rodriguez.

WAITING IN THE DUGOUT:
Orlando Salido, Daiki Kaneko, Dante Jardon.

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FEATHERWEIGHT:

WBC: Jhonny Gonzalez
WBA: Simpiwe Vetyeka
IBF: Evgeny Gradovich
WBO: VACANT

#1. Nonito Donaire
#2. Celestino Caballero
#3. Rene Alvarado
#4. Hisashi Amagasa
#5. Lee Selby
#6. Satoshi Hosono
#7. Nicholas Walters
#8. Jorge Arce
#9. Jesus Galicia
#10. Marvin Sonsosa

CHANGES:
Satoshi Hosono moving down in weight pushes out Ronny Rios.

WAITING IN THE DUGOUT:
Abner Mares, Robinson Castellanos.

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SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT:

WBA/WBO: Guillermo Rigondeaux
WBC: Leo Santa Cruz
IBF: Kiko Martinez

#1. Carl Frampton
#2. Chris Avalos
#3. Shingo Wake
#4. Thabo Sonjica
#5. Hidenori Otake
#6. Scott Quigg
#7. Hugo Cazares
#8. Wilfredo Vazquez
#9. Efrain Esquivias
#10. Andres Gutierrez

WAITING IN THE DUGOUT:
Cristian Mijares, Vic Darchinyan, Victor Terrazas, Takafumi Nakajima, Jeffrey Mathebula.
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BANTAMWEIGHT:

WBC: Shinsuke Yamanaka
WBA: Anselmo Moreno
WBO: Tomoki Kameda
IBF: Stuart Hall

#1. Liborio Solis
#2. Ryosuke Iwasa
#3. Rodrigo Guerrero
#4. Malcolm Tunacao
#5. Hugo Ruiz
#6. Felipe Orucuta
#7. Pungluang Sor Singyu
#8. Tomas Rojas
#9. Julio Ceja
#10. Suriyan Sor Rungvisai

CHANGES:
Marvin Mabait lost over the weekend, so he's out. Which makes room for Suriyan Sor Rungvisai.

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NOTE: MY RANKINGS FOR SUPER FLYWEIGHT THROUGH MINIMUMWEIGHT ARE PROBABLY INACCURATE. Feel free to call me out on any inaccuracies.

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SUPER FLYWEIGHT:

WBO: Omar Narvaez
WBA: Kohei Kono
WBC: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
IBF: VACANT

#1. Zolani Tete
#2. Carlos Cuadras
#3. David Sanchez
#4. Oleydong Sithsamerchai
#5. Arthur Villanueva
#6. Toshiyuki Igarashi
#7. Teiru Kinoshita
#8. Mark Geraldo
#9. Edrin Dapudong
#10. Sho Ishida

CHANGES:
Sho Ishida moves into the top#10, forcing out Yohei Tobe.

WAITING IN THE DUGOUT:
Juan Carlos Sanchez, Nobuo Nashiro, Hiroyuki Hisataka, Denkaosan Kaovichit.

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FLYWEIGHT:

WBA/WBO: Juan Francisco Estrada
WBC: Akira Yaegashi
IBF: Amnat Ruenroeng

#1. Giovani Segura
#2. Roman Gonzalez
#3. Brian Viloria
#4. Juan Carlos Reveco
#5. Luis Concepcion
#6. Suguru Muranaka
#7. Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep
#8. Milan Melindo
#9. Moruti Mthalane
#10. Rey Megrino

CHANGES:
Brian Viloria won a fight, so he's back. Suguru Muranaka won a fight over the weekend so he moves up. This pushes out Ardin Diale.

WAITING IN THE DUGOUT:
Edgar Sosa, Rocky Fuentes, Takuya Kogawa, Tyson Marquez.

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LIGHT FLYWEIGHT:

WBC: Naoya Inoue
IBF: John Casimero
WBO: Donnie Nietes
WBA: Alberto Rossel (interim)

#1. Pedro Guevara
#2. Ganigan Lopez
#3. Rey Loreto
#4. Kazuto Ioka
#5. Moises Fuentes
#6. Raul Garcia
#7. Ramon Hirales
#8. Paipharob Kokietgym
#9. Jonathan Taconing
#10. Jose Argumedo

CHANGES:
Do you know who Naoya Inoue is? No? Dude! He beat the 32 fight veteran Adrian Hernandez - the WBC champion at Light Flyweight in his SIXTH FIGHT! Naoya Inoue is 6-0 and the WBC Light Flyweight WORLD CHAMPION! Go look up this fight on YouTube/Google! Gogogogog~
Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr lost at Flyweight so he is out. These two guys hopping around makes room for Jonathan Taconing and Jose Argumedo.

WAITING IN THE DUGOUT:
Nkosinathi Joyi, Ryo Miyazaki, Mario Rodriguez, Adrian Hernandez.

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MINIMUMWEIGHT:

IBF: Katsunari Takayama
WBA: Hekkie Budler
WBC: Oswaldo Novoa
WBO: Francisco Rodriguez

#1. Jesus Silvestre
#2. Wanheng Menayothin
#3. Ryuji Hara
#4. Ali Raymi
#5. Florante Condes
#6. Simphiwe Khonco
#7. Go Odaira
#8. Leroy Estrada
#9. Byron Rojas
#10. Pigmy Kokietgym

CHANGES:
Ryuji Hara won a fight so he moves up.


WAITING IN THE DUGOUT:
Denver Cuello, Xiong Zhao Zhong, Carlos Buitrago, Pornsawan Porpramook, Merlito Sabillo, Mateo Handing, Edwin Diaz.

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So yes, let us continue to have fun and discuss things~

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