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Bad Left Hook Boxing Rankings (July 20, 2020): Carlos Castro in at 122 after slow week

Nothing much happened with ranked fighters a week ago, but we’ve got a bit of movement.

Carlos Castro v Diuhl Olguin Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Rankings go up on Mondays at Noon ET.

Ranked fights this week:

  • Welterweight: (9) Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Samuel Vargas, July 24
  • Junior Lightweight: (5) Oscar Valdez vs Jayson Velez, July 21
  • Flyweight: (9) Cristofer Rosales vs Jeno Tonte, July 24

Upcoming Fights: (5) Dillian Whyte vs (7) Alexander Povetkin, Aug. 22 ... (1) Tyson Fury vs (3) Deontay Wilder, Dec. 19 ... (2) Anthony Joshua vs (8) Kubrat Pulev, TBA ... (10) Oleksandr Usyk vs Derek Chisora, TBA

Notes: There is a notable fight in this division on the schedule right now, as Russians Aleksei Papin and Ruslan Fayfer will meet on Aug. 15 in Krasnaya Polyana. Both are really just outside the top 10, could be argued in over Tabiti maybe. Big fight for both guys.

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

Upcoming Fights: (4) Eleider Alvarez vs (9) Joe Smith Jr, Aug. 22 ... (1) Artur Beterbiev vs Meng Fanlong, Sept. 25

Upcoming Fights: (2) David Benavidez vs Roamer Alexis Angulo, Aug. 15 ... (3) Canelo Alvarez vs TBA, Sept. 12

Upcoming Fights: (1) Canelo Alvarez vs TBA, Sept. 12 [super middleweight] ... (4) Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs (5) Jermall Charlo, Sept. 26 ... (2) Gennadiy Golovkin vs Kamil Szeremeta, TBA

Upcoming Fights: (1) Jermell Charlo vs (2) Jeison Rosario, Sept. 26 ... (6) Brian Castano vs (10) Patrick Teixeira, TBA

Upcoming Fights: (9) Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Samuel Vargas, July 24 ... (8) Sergey Lipinets vs Kudratillo Abdukakhorov, Oct. 10 ... (7) Yordenis Ugas vs Abel Ramos, TBA

Upcoming Fights: (2) Jose Ramirez vs (5) Viktor Postol, Aug. 29 ... (8) Mario Barrios vs Ryan Karl, Sept. 26

Upcoming Fights: (7) Jorge Linares vs (8) Javier Fortuna, Aug. 28 ... (1) Vasiliy Lomachenko vs (2) Teofimo Lopez, Oct. 3 ... (6) Gervonta Davis vs Leo Santa Cruz [junior lightweight], Oct. 24 ... (4) Luke Campbell vs (10) Ryan Garcia, TBA

Upcoming Fights: (5) Oscar Valdez vs Jayson Velez, July 21 ... (2) Leo Santa Cruz vs Gervonta Davis, Oct. 24 ... (8) Carl Frampton vs TBA, Aug. 15

Upcoming Fights: (5) Tugstsogt Nyambayar vs Eduardo Ramirez, Sept. 19 ... (9) Ryan Walsh vs Jazza Dickens, TBA

Notes: Isaac Dogboe is officially moving up to featherweight on Tuesday to face Chris Avalos, so I see no great reason to keep him here an extra week, so the former titleholder is out. Also it gave me ANYTHING to have as a headline for this post. In comes fellow Top Rank fighter Carlos Castro, who just fought on July 9 and stopped veteran Cesar Juarez in four. Castro’s a good looking fighter so far, hasn’t had huge tests yet, but that really goes for Fulton, Figueroa, and Leo, too, and Hovhannisyan and Rios have had tests, with mixed results. Past the top four you’re kinda just throwing darts at an order in this division at the moment, I think.

Upcoming Fights: (5) Stephen Fulton Jr vs (9) Angelo Leo, Aug. 1 ... (3) Daniel Roman vs TBA, Sept. 26 ... (6) Brandon Figueroa vs Damien Vasquez, Sept. 26

Upcoming Fights: (3) Nordine Oubaali vs (4) Nonito Donaire, Dec. 12

Notes: Sadly, the Estrada-Gonzalez rematch won’t be happening next after all. But Gonzalez is trying to make a fight at any rate, and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is set to face Amnat Ruenroeng on Aug. 1 in Thailand, so there’s at least some activity coming. (Srisaket will be fighting Ruenroeng at 122, actually, but it’s not looking like a permanent move.)

Upcoming Fights: (2) Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Amnat Ruenroeng, Aug. 1 ... (9) McWilliams Arroyo vs Julio Cesar Martinez [flyweight], Aug. 15 ... (4) Kazuto Ioka vs Kosei Tanaka, TBA ... (7) Joshua Franco vs Andrew Moloney, TBA

Upcoming Fights: (9) Cristofer Rosales vs Jeno Tonte, July 24 ... (9) Junto Nakatani vs (10) Giemel Magramo, Aug. 21 ... (1) Kosei Tanaka vs Kazuto Ioka [junior bantamweight], TBA

Upcoming Fights: (10) Jonathan Gonzalez vs TBA, Aug. 21

Upcoming Fights: TBA

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