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Bad Left Hook Boxing Rankings (June 22, 2020): Emanuel Navarrete stays put at 122

Wanheng Menayothin’s out-and-in non-retirement is really the news of the week for the rankings update.

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

Rankings will go up on Mondays at Noon ET.

Ranked fights this week:

  • Junior Lightweight: (1) Miguel Berchelt vs Eleazar Valenzuela, June 27
  • Bantamweight: (8) Jason Moloney vs Leonardo Baez, June 25
  • Junior Bantamweight: (6) Andrew Moloney vs Joshua Franco, June 23

Upcoming Fights: (1) Tyson Fury vs (3) Deontay Wilder, TBA ... (2) Anthony Joshua vs (8) Kubrat Pulev, TBA ... (10) Oleksandr Usyk vs Derek Chisora, TBA

Upcoming Fights: (1) Mairis Briedis vs (2) Yuniel Dorticos, TBA

Upcoming Fights: (4) Eleider Alvarez vs (9) Joe Smith Jr, July 16

Upcoming Fights: (3) Canelo Alvarez vs TBA, Sept. 12

Upcoming Fights: (10) Jaime Munguia vs TBA, July 4 ... (1) Canelo Alvarez vs TBA, Sept. 12 [super middleweight] ... (2) Gennadiy Golovkin vs Kamil Szeremeta, TBA

Upcoming Fights: (6) Brian Castano vs (10) Patrick Teixeira, TBA

Upcoming Fights: (9) Vergil Ortiz Jr vs TBA, July 24

Upcoming Fights: (4) Ivan Baranchyk vs (8) Jose Zepeda, July 7 ... (2) Jose Ramirez vs (5) Viktor Postol, TBA

Upcoming Fights: (1) Vasiliy Lomachenko vs (2) Teofimo Lopez, TBA ... (4) Luke Campbell vs (8) Javier Fortuna, TBA

Upcoming Fights: (1) Miguel Berchelt vs Eleazar Valenzuela, June 27 ... (3) Jamel Herring vs Jonathan Oquendo, July 2 ... (5) Oscar Valdez vs Jayson Velez, July 21

Upcoming Fights: TBA

Notes: Navarrete won a featherweight fight that gave new meaning to the terms “tune up” and “stay busy” this past Saturday. The PR people can spin that fight however they want but it meant less than nothing. Navarrete needs to fight someone in at least the top 30 or something, either here or at featherweight or wherever he’s going to be fighting from now on. The easiest halfway decent fight for him to make at 122 would probably be with Carlos Castro, though I’d love to see him fight Fulton, his WBO No. 1 contender. At 126 a fight with someone like Jessie Magdaleno should in theory be easy to make, or even the winner of this coming week’s Christopher Diaz-Jason Sanchez fight. Castro and the Diaz-Sanchez winner wouldn’t be a GREAT fight on paper, but better than what he’s been doing.

Upcoming Fights: TBA

Upcoming Fights: (8) Jason Moloney vs Leonardo Baez, June 25 ... (2) Luis Nery vs Aaron Alameda [junior featherweight], July 18

Upcoming Fights: (6) Andrew Moloney vs Joshua Franco, June 23 ... (1) Juan Francisco Estrada vs (3) Roman Gonzalez, TBA

Upcoming Fights: (9) Cristofer Rosales vs Jeno Tonte, July 17 ... (10) Junto Nakatani vs Giemel Magramo, Aug. 21

Upcoming Fights: TBA

Notes: The sudden retirement of Wanheng Menayothin looked to be bringing an anticlimactic end to a long run in the top spot at 105 pounds, passing the torch to countryman Knockout CP Freshmart, but then after this originally went to “print,” as it were, he deleted the announcement and apparently isn’t retired after all. So welcome back! Sorry, Nkosinathi Joyi.

Upcoming Fights: TBA

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