Julio Cesar Chavez Jr scored an impressive and clear stoppage win over Andy Lee this past Saturday night in El Paso, and BoxNation has some highlights from the fight:
I'll get more into it when I update the rankings tomorrow (I'm waiting the extra day for tomorrow morning's Kazuto Ioka vs Akira Yaegashi fight to be completed), but Chavez is moving up a good amount in my middleweight rankings after this performance.
My question for those who would say, "Well Andy Lee's not so great," is this: Who have these other guys beaten that are so much better than Andy Lee? I have fine respect for Felix Sturm, Daniel Geale, Matthew Macklin, Dmitry Pirog, Gennady Golovkin, and Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam. But really, who have any of them beaten recently that can be considered so much better than Lee, Sebastian Zbik, and Marco Antonio Rubio as a "big three" in recent achievements?
It's an open question. Make your cases, because with the extra day to consider it, I'm interested in hearing the arguments. I'm always willing to be swayed, and sometimes y'all give me other angles to think of that I hadn't previously considered. Right now, I'm seeing JCC Jr not necessarily ahead of them, but in their league finally. Anyone still disagree?