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Rankings Update: Shake-Ups at 108 and 168

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Another week, another update.

Divisions Affected: P4P, Cruiserweight, Light Heavyweight, Super Middleweight, Junior Bantamweight, Junior Flyweight

Pound-for-Pound: Mikkel Kessler (14) and Edgar Sosa (20) are both out. In their place at Nos. 19 and 20 are Tomasz Adamek and Wladimir Klitschko. Both had been banging on the door, and now they're in.

Cruiserweight: With his title win over Giacobbe Fragomeni, longtime light heavyweight titlist and lineal champ Zsolt Erdei moves from 175 to cruiserweight, into the same No. 4 spot he held there. Fragomeni, previously at four, falls to No. 7. The victim of the movement is Matt Godfrey, who slides from No. 10 to the unlisted No. 11.

Light Heavyweight: Erdei is out, obviously. Everyone from five through ten last time moves up one, and his title replacement, Juergen Braehmer, comes in at No. 10. There are several others who were considered: Beibut Shumenov, Nathan Cleverly, Hugo Garay, Yusaf Mack.

Super Middleweight: New top dog is Lucian Bute, who goes from No. 2 to No. 1 with Kessler's loss. Arthur Abraham moves up from three to the second position, but the big mover is Andre Ward who rises all the way from No. 7 up to No. 3. Mikkel Kessler tumbles from No. 1 down to No. 5, behind Carl Froch and just ahead of Sakio Bika.

Junior Bantamweight: Marvin Sonsona drew and is moving up to 122 pounds, so he's gone. Z Gorres, sadly, is out of the rankings. It's highly unlikely he's ever going to fight again. They were Nos. 6 and 7. Moving in at nine and ten are Tomas Rojas and Raul Martinez. Rojas' win over Evans Mbamba was no joke, and No. 2 Vic Darchinyan may be in for much more of a fight on December 12 that he might plan.

Junior Flyweight: Brian Viloria and Ulises Solis move up a spot to two and three, respectively. Giovanni Segura moves up one to the fourth spot. Rodel Mayol jumps from seven to five, which may seem slight given the upset over No. 2 Edgar Sosa, but there is some controversy to consider there, as Mayol had been docked a point before scoring the TKO, and the headbutt that led to that point being taken may have played a part. There's also just the fact that this is a VERY strong division. Sosa drops to No. 7, but likely will be moving up to 112 pounds in his next fight.

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