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Bad Left Hook Boxing Rankings (July 27, 2020): Vergil Ortiz Jr, Oscar Valdez stand pat

Two standouts won tune-ups, but no movement this week.

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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 go up on Mondays at Noon ET.

Ranked fights this week:

  • Junior Featherweight: (9) Angelo Leo vs Tramaine Williams, Aug. 1
  • Junior Bantamweight: (2) Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Amnat Ruenroeng, Aug. 1

Upcoming Fights: (5) Dillian Whyte vs (7) Alexander Povetkin, Aug. 22 ... (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, Aug. 22 ... (1) Artur Beterbiev vs Meng Fanlong, Sept. 25

Upcoming Fights: (2) David Benavidez vs Roamer Alexis Angulo, Aug. 15

Upcoming Fights: (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

Notes: Ortiz’s win on Friday over Samuel Vargas didn’t really tell us anything new, but it did once again showcase his all-around skill, his power, and how much fun he can be to watch without being a reckless action guy. It’s time for him to step up a bit — in fact, it already was, but Golden Boy doesn’t have any marquee welterweights, and there aren’t many that are “borrowable.” But Ortiz has said he’s willing to fight Crawford or Thurman or Danny Garcia. He’s throwing it out.

Upcoming Fights: (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... (6) Gervonta Davis vs Leo Santa Cruz [junior lightweight], Oct. 24 ... (1) Vasiliy Lomachenko vs (2) Teofimo Lopez, TBA ... (4) Luke Campbell vs (10) Ryan Garcia, TBA

Notes: Valdez had his moments of flaws, but last Tuesday’s win over Jayson Velez was solid for a rust-shaker, and he became the first to ever stop the rugged Puerto Rican veteran. Valdez is now expected to face Miguel Berchelt at some point, a much taller task.

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

Upcoming Fights: (5) Tugstsogt Nyambayar vs Eduardo Ramirez, Sept. 19 ... (6) Emanuel Navarrete vs (7) Jessie Magdaleno, TBA ... (9) Ryan Walsh vs Jazza Dickens, TBA

Upcoming Fights: (9) Angelo Leo vs Tramaine Williams, 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

Upcoming Fights: (2) Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Amnat Ruenroeng, Aug. 1 ... (4) Kazuto Ioka vs Kosei Tanaka, TBA ... (7) Joshua Franco vs Andrew Moloney, TBA

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

Upcoming Fights: TBA

Upcoming Fights: TBA

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