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Boxing Rankings: Lara makes move at 154, Porter crashes 147, Stevenson and Salido take over top spots at 175 and 126

There are plenty of moves made in this month's rankings update, highlight by Erislandy Lara, Shawn Porter, Adonis Stevenson, and Orlando Salido.

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

The final rankings of 2013 are in, and there are some notable moves in several divisions, including some new No. 1 fighters. Let's get to it.

Full rankings: December 2013


Yoan Pablo Hernandez has jumped to No. 1 after his knockout win against Alexander Alekseev. Marco Huck is down to No. 2.

Light Heavyweight

After their stoppage wins on November 28, Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev have finally convinced us that they deserve to be ranked ahead of Bernard Hopkins. Stevenson and Kovalev are the new 1-2, with Hopkins dropping to No. 3.

There are two new additions at the back end, with Blake Capparello and Eleider Alvarez at 9-10. Dropping out are Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew, who are both moving up to cruiserweight officially.

Super Middleweight

Andre Ward is back from a brief exit, reclaiming his rightful place at No. 1. Also in but for the first time is Anthony Dirrell, who comes in at No. 9 after his draw with Sakio Bika.


We made the decision to drop Darren Barker, whose career is in serious doubt after his loss to Felix Sturm. Sturm gets a slight bump from the win, jumping to No. 6 from No. 7. In at No. 10 is Sergio Mora.

Junior Middleweight

Following his dominant win over Austin Trout this past Saturday, Erislandy Lara has moved up to the No. 2 spot, trailing only Floyd Mayweather, and leapfrogging Canelo Alvarez, Trout, and Miguel Cotto. It's a jumbled division right now.

Also returning is James Kirkland, who came back from a long layoff to outbrawl Glen Tapia in a pure war this weekend on HBO. Kirkland returns at No. 7. Vanes Martirosyan is out after his loss to Demetrius Andrade, who moves up from No. 9 to No. 8.


Shawn Porter threw a wrench into the works here with his upset of Devon Alexander. The top four remains the same (Mayweather, Bradley, Marquez, Pacquiao), but then it's all scrambled up. Robert Guerrero is at No. 5, followed by Porter, Kell Brook, Marcos Maidana, Adrien Broner, and Alexander. Keith Thurman drops out for now.

Super Featherweight

Mikey Garcia moved up with a win over Rocky Martinez, and he's in at No. 2 behind top dog Takashi Uchiyama.


Another big shift, with last month's 1-2 fighters both experiencing quite a change. Garcia was No. 1 last month, and he moved up. And then this past Friday, Chris John was upset by Simpiwe Vetyeka.

John is still in, but down to No. 10. Orlando Salido is up to No. 1, followed by Jhonny Gonzalez, Evgeny Gradovich, Abner Mares, and Daniel Ponce De Leon. Vetyeka comes in at No. 6, and Nonito Donaire has also moved up, debuting at No. 8.

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