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Bad Left Hook Boxing Rankings (Sept. 10, 2019): Pedro Taduran wins title and earns top 10 spot at 105

It was a slow week for big fights, but Pedro Taduran announced his true arrival at 105.

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

Rankings will be posted Tuesdays at Noon ET.

This week’s ranked fights:

Heavyweight: (1) Tyson Fury vs Otto Wallin, Sept. 14

Junior Middleweight: (7) Jaime Munguia vs Patrick Allotey, Sept. 14

Lightweight: (4) Jose Pedraza vs Jose Zepeda (No. 9 junior welterweight), Sept. 14

Lightweight: (9) Devin Haney vs (10) Zaur Abdullaev, Sept. 13

Super Bantamweight: (3) Emanuel Navarrete vs Juan Miguel Elorde, Sept. 14

Flyweight: (6) Andrew Selby vs TBA, Sept. 13

Flyweight: (8) Muhammad Waseem vs TBA, Sept. 13

Upcoming Fights: (1) Tyson Fury vs Otto Wallin, Sept. 14 ... (9) Joseph Parker vs Dereck Chisora, Oct. 26 ... (3) Andy Ruiz Jr vs (4) Anthony Joshua, Dec. 7 ... (2) Deontay Wilder vs (6) Luis Ortiz, TBA

Upcoming Fights: (1) Oleksandr Usyk vs Tyrone Spong, Oct. 12 [heavyweight] ... (2) Mairis Briedis vs (4) Yuniel Dorticos, Dec. 4

Upcoming Fights: (3) Dmitry Bivol vs TBA, Oct. 12 ... (1) Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs (2) Artur Beterbiev, Oct. 18 ... (4) Sergey Kovalev vs Canelo Alvarez, Nov. 2

Upcoming Fights: (2) David Benavidez vs (4) Anthony Dirrell, Sept. 28 ... (1) Callum Smith vs (9) John Ryder, TBA ... (6) Billy Joe Saunders vs TBA, Nov. 9

Upcoming Fights: (2) Gennadiy Golovkin vs (5) Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Oct. 5 ... (1) Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev [light heavyweight], Nov. 2

Upcoming Fights: (7) Jaime Munguia vs Patrick Allotey, Sept. 14 ... (1) Julian Williams vs (2) Jarrett Hurd, Dec. 14

Upcoming Fights: (2) Errol Spence Jr vs (4) Shawn Porter, Sept. 28 ... (10) Kudratillo Abdukakhorov vs Luis Collazo, Oct. 18

Upcoming Fights: (9) Jose Zepeda vs Jose Pedraza [lightweight], Sept. 14 ... (1) Regis Prograis vs (2) Josh Taylor, Oct. 26 ... (3) Jose Ramirez vs (6) Viktor Postol, Nov. 30

Upcoming Fights: (9) Devin Haney vs (10) Zaur Abdullaev, Sept. 13 ... (4) Jose Pedraza vs Jose Zepeda, Sept. 14 ... (2) Richard Commey vs (8) Teofimo Lopez, Dec. 14 ... (9) Devin Haney vs TBA, Nov. 9

Upcoming Fights: (5) Jamel Herring vs Lamont Roach Jr, Nov. 9 ... (4) Andrew Cancio vs Rene Alvarado, TBA

Upcoming Fights: (2) Josh Warrington vs Sofiane Takoucht, Oct. 12 ... (7) Shakur Stevenson vs Joet Gonzalez, Oct. 26

Upcoming Fights: (3) Emanuel Navarrete vs Juan Miguel Elorde, Sept. 14

Upcoming Fights: (1) Naoya Inoue vs (3) Nonito Donaire, Nov. 7 ... (6) Nordine Oubaali vs (9) Takuma Inoue, Nov. 7

Upcoming Fights: TBA

Upcoming Fights: (6) Andrew Selby vs TBA, Sept. 13 ... (8) Muhammad Waseem vs TBA, Sept. 13 ... (4) Julio Cesar Martinez vs (5) Charlie Edwards, TBA

Upcoming Fights: (2) Hiroto Kyoguchi vs Tetsuya Hisada, Oct. 1 ... (8) Milan Melindo vs Junto Nakatani [super flyweight], Oct. 5

Notes: 105 can often be a volatile division, in spite of Wanheng Menayothin sitting on top for a long time now, and we’ve seen that recently with two new titleholders crowned in at least mild upsets. First, we had Wilfredo Mendez beating Vic Saludar to win the WBO title, and this past weekend it was 22-year-old Filipino Pedro Taduran beating previously-undefeated countryman Sammy Salva to win the vacant IBF belt. Taduran came off the canvas in the first round to stop Salva after four. He had previously challenged Wanheng for the WBC title last August, losing the standard decision in Thailand. I also decided to drop former titleholder Carlos Licona for now — he last fought in July at flyweight, which may have been a one-off tune-up sort of thing, but there WAS a minor title on the line, so it could be more than that. 29-year-old Filipino Lito Dante may not have the most impressive W-L record, but he’s the OPBF champ, having stopped previously-unbeaten Tsubasa Koura in an upset on Mar. 31 in Yokohama. Kriel is moving up at some point, too, so when that happens someone else slides in. We’ll see then.

Upcoming Fights: TBA

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