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Bad Left Hook Boxing Rankings (Oct. 12, 2020): Emanuel Navarrete establishes himself at 126

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Emanuel Navarrete and Ruben Villa both impressed, really, in last week’s one ranked fight.

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Rankings go up on Mondays at Noon ET.

Ranked fights this week:

  • Lightweight: (1) Vasiliy Lomachenko vs (2) Teofimo Lopez, Oct. 17
  • Flyweight: (6) Jay Harris vs Marcel Braithwaite, Oct. 18

Upcoming Fights: (10) Oleksandr Usyk vs Derek Chisora, Oct. 31 ... (6) Luis Ortiz vs Alexander Flores, Nov. 7 ... (5) Alexander Povetkin vs (8) Dillian Whyte, Nov. 21 ... (9) Joseph Parker vs Junior Fa, Dec. 11 ... (2) Anthony Joshua vs (7) Kubrat Pulev, Dec. 12 ... (1) Tyson Fury vs (3) Deontay Wilder, TBA


Upcoming Fights: (2) Krzysztof Glowacki vs (8) Lawrence Okolie, Dec. 12


Upcoming Fights: (7) Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan [cruiserweight], Nov. 28 ... (1) Artur Beterbiev vs Adam Deines, TBA


Upcoming Fights: (7) Daniel Jacobs vs Gabriel Rosado, Nov. 27


Upcoming Fights: (10) Jaime Munguia vs Tureano Johnson, Oct. 30 ... (9) Matt Korobov vs Ronald Ellis, Nov. 28 ... (2) Gennadiy Golovkin vs Kamil Szeremeta, TBA


Upcoming Fights: (9) Kell Brook vs Terence Crawford [welterweight], Nov. 14


Upcoming Fights: (8) Sergey Lipinets vs Kudratillo Abdukakhorov, Oct. 24 ... (2) Terence Crawford vs Kell Brook, Nov. 14 ... (1) Errol Spence Jr vs (6) Danny Garcia, Dec. 5 ... (3) Manny Pacquiao vs Conor McGregor, TBA


Upcoming Fights: (3) Regis Prograis vs Juan Heraldez, Oct. 31 ... (7) Mario Barrios vs Ryan Karl, Oct. 31


Upcoming Fights: (1) Vasiliy Lomachenko vs (2) Teofimo Lopez, Oct. 17 ... (6) Gervonta Davis vs Leo Santa Cruz [junior lightweight], Oct. 31 ... (10) Lee Selby vs George Kambosos Jr, Oct. 31 ... (3) Devin Haney vs Yuriorkis Gamboa, Nov. 7 ... (4) Luke Campbell vs (9) Ryan Garcia, Dec. 5


Upcoming Fights: (2) Leo Santa Cruz vs Gervonta Davis, Oct. 31 ... (1) Miguel Berchelt vs (5) Oscar Valdez, Dec. 12 ... (10) Masayuki Ito vs Hironori Mishiro, Dec. 26 ... (3) Jamel Herring vs (8) Carl Frampton, TBA


Notes: Emanuel Navarrete got a legitimately establishing sort of win on Saturday, claiming the WBO title in a victory over Ruben Villa, but it was not easy and it was far from flawless. Navarrete goes up one spot to No. 4, and I think you could argue him up to No. 3 if you wanted to, but those top three guys could all be hell for Navarrete. I’d like to see any of the fights, mind you, Navarrete’s fun and they’d be good matchups. I also bumped Villa up two spots; I know this is not how a lot of people would do it, but to that say I make your own list, and also boxing just doesn’t really work that way. It would be super nice if it did and was as black-and-white as “you lose you go down,” but Villa was highly competitive against a really good fighter. He hops over Magdaleno, who turned down the fight with Navarrete, Walsh is a fine fighter but doesn’t have any big wins himself, and Magsayo just barely won his most recent outing. This is not the best division; there are good fighters up top but there has been a mass exodus of talent going up to 130 in the last year, including Shakur Stevenson, Leo Santa Cruz, Oscar Valdez, and Carl Frampton. That’s 40% of what was at one point the top 10. A new order will start to take shape. It’s starting to already.

Upcoming Fights: (8) Ryan Walsh vs Jazza Dickens, TBA


Upcoming Fights: TBA


Upcoming Fights: (1) Naoya Inoue vs (8) Jason Moloney, Oct. 31 ... (2) Nordine Oubaali vs (3) Nonito Donaire, Dec. 12 ... (9) Takuma Inoue vs Keita Kurihara, Jan. 14


Upcoming Fights: (1) Juan Francisco Estrada vs Carlos Cuadras, Oct. 23 ... (3) Roman Gonzalez vs Israel Gonzalez, Oct. 23 ... (7) Joshua Franco vs Andrew Moloney, TBA


Upcoming Fights: (6) Jay Harris vs Marcel Braithwaite, Oct. 18 ... (2) Julio Cesar Martinez vs Maximino Flores, Oct. 23 ... (7) Cristofer Rosales vs TBA, Nov. 20


Upcoming Fights: (5) Elwin Soto vs Carlos Buitagro, Oct. 30 ... (2) Hiroto Kyoguchi vs Thanongsak Simsri, Nov. 3


Upcoming Fights: (1) Wanheng Menayothin vs Petchmanee Kokietgym, Nov. 27