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Ranked fights this week:
- Junior Welterweight: (6) Jose Zepeda vs Kendo Castaneda, July 7
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
Upcoming Fights: (1) Mairis Briedis vs (2) Yuniel Dorticos, TBA
Upcoming Fights: (4) Eleider Alvarez vs (9) Joe Smith Jr, TBA
Upcoming Fights: (3) Canelo Alvarez vs TBA, Sept. 12
Upcoming Fights: (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 Samuel Vargas, July 24 ... (7) Yordenis Ugas vs Abel Ramos, TBA
Notes: Did some reshuffling here, as I do on occasion because boxing — or at least perception, and in a sport like this perception is a sizable percentage of doing rankings, in all honesty — can sometimes change by things like inactivity, ineffectiveness, or various other “little things” as much as wins and losses. Out is 40-year-old Eduard Troyanovsky, who hasn’t faced a real opponent since Oct. 2018, when he lost a close decision to Kiryl Relikh. He still looked capable enough in that fight, and he’s a former titleholder, but I don’t know that he’s really in the discussion anymore. He’s fought just once since Relikh and while it was a win for the Eurasian Boxing Parliament title, I think there’s a good chance Troyanovsky, who is old and has only fought outside Russia once since 2010, will never be in another meaningful fight. So in comes Jack Catterall, the 27-year-old British southpaw in line with the WBO for a title shot. I also bumped Jose Zepeda — who fights Tuesday — up to the No. 6 spot, where realistically he probably should have been already.
Upcoming Fights: (6) Jose Zepeda vs Kendo Castaneda, July 7 ... (2) Jose Ramirez vs (5) Viktor Postol, TBA
Notes: Normally on an ordered fight, I’d go ahead and chuck it into the “Upcoming Fights” section as a “TBA,” just for kicks. But I’m so skeptical that we see Luke Campbell vs Ryan Garcia that I’m not bothering yet. But here’s a little reminder that it has been ordered by the WBC, effectively as an eliminator to face Devin Haney.
Upcoming Fights: (7) Jorge Linares vs (8) Javier Fortuna, Aug. 28 ... (1) Vasiliy Lomachenko vs (2) Teofimo Lopez, TBA
Upcoming Fights: (3) Jamel Herring vs Jonathan Oquendo, July 14 ... (5) Oscar Valdez vs Jayson Velez, July 21
Upcoming Fights: (9) Ryan Walsh vs Jazza Dickens, TBA
Upcoming Fights: TBA
Upcoming Fights: (2) Luis Nery vs Aaron Alameda [junior featherweight], TBA ... (3) Nordine Oubaali vs (4) Nonito Donaire, TBA
Upcoming Fights: (9) McWilliams Arroyo vs Julio Cesar Martinez [flyweight], Aug. 15 ... (1) Juan Francisco Estrada vs (3) Roman Gonzalez, TBA ... (4) Kazuto Ioka vs Kosei Tanaka, TBA ... (7) Joshua Franco vs Andrew Moloney, TBA
Upcoming Fights: (9) Cristofer Rosales vs Jeno Tonte, July 17 ... (2) Julio Cesar Martinez vs McWilliams Arroyo, Aug. 15 ... (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